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    For those in the know - E39 M57 engine into an E34

    Be a better conversion if you used a e34td tho, less hassle with mot and you wouldn’t have to go thru the red tape of the ministry
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    Btw e39 525i cuts out....

    You need to test the fuel pressure, even tho you maybe able to hear the pump running it might not be doing it’s job,
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    Btw e39 525i cuts out....

    I’d be looking at the fuel pump to rule it out, they can be as intermittent as your problem when on there last legs
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    M5 Touring stolen and Torched

    Scum! Sub human scum!
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    Strange noise !

    Had similar with mine also did when turning right into junctions, thought it was the handbrake shoes as my handbrake was useless so I changed the shoes as they were knackered and rubbing, still had the noise!! Turned out to be a heat shield over the prop shaft that had dropped down at one end and was resting on the prop
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    £500 banger rally

    A mate of mine has done the ‘ Benidorm or bust run, always watched his progress on unsocial media and it’s always looked like a good laugh, most of the cars get dumped in the airport car park as they all fly home, quite a funny scene, mk5 escort dressed as Thomas the tank engine, Toyota carola with a ridiculous plywood ‘fast n furious’ Home made body kit and many others all abandoned in a car park corner, all for charity too
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    New hella’s

    Is it a lhd car? If so the vin number will give you lhd lamps?
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    Have I damaged my battery?!

    It just needs a good charge
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    100k miles of fuel economy data

    Dedication to the pump!!! I get 500 miles per fill of 60 litres, but managed 600 in the last fill as we been on various family days out as well as my 12 mile round trip to work over 9 days, I could get more mpg but I’m heavy footed, mine is 2.5d sport and I’ve never put fuel in it n thought “ffs”
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    A hack for fuzzy alcantara seats

    Done them and they look tons better, good call!!!!
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    A hack for fuzzy alcantara seats

    I have those seats , one of those bobble off gadgets and the aforementioned sand paper! I’ll be back in a bit!
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    Halfords discount????

    I’ve never been refused anything yet! Only ever seem to need gear sets replacing in ratchets, and the occasional deep sockets,I once bought an old n rusty and seized 3/8 snap on long ratchet at an auto jumble, presented it to my snap on man, he gave me a brand new superseded version the week after, I did the same with an old 1/2 facom ratchet too , old as the hills didn’t work, presented it to my Indy tool man, week later got a brand new one
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    Halfords discount????

    Just thought. If you’re on machine Marts mailing list they have vat free days on all Clarke products, decent quality too, saved a small fortune on a mig welder a few months ago
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    E39 530D consistent power loss

    Fuel filter replaced in 2016? as it’s now 2years old I’d replace that as a matter of elimination
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    Halfords discount????

    Snap on gear doesn’t wear out like the Halfords stuff, it’s ok for the diy mechanic and I’m not knocking it but used every day professionally it just would not last
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    Problems with BMW battery

    I replaced my battery with a yuasa a few weeks ago,£94 with trade discount. Top tip, put your receipt in a food bag and gaffer tape it onto the battery, you’ll never lose it then .
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    Paying for membership

    Just been goin thru the procedure to get gold membership, choose payment method, I don’t have paypal so what is the other method ‘stripe’? ill be FIIK!
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    My old girl...

    Just arrived at the seaside, can’t grumble bout mpg
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    My old girl...

    Well it’s almost ‘run in’ now, Mine hit 170k a few weeks back , owned it for almost 3 n half years and it’s still a pleasure to drive, it’s going to take me another 5 years to get to 200k and I’ve no urge to replace it, we (wife n skids) are off to Bridlington tomorrow, bout 160 mile round trip and I’ve recently run some very impressive fuel additive thru it and I’ll reset my mpg before setting off to see what I can get, I’ve managed 56mpg on previous trips!
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Got to be Derbyshire?
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    Some BMW parts prices have gone through the roof!

    I went to a place and had a couple of cans made up as I couldn’t get my colour in the motor factors. £11 a can
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    Brand new Highland village

    If you didn’t know they were new builds you’d never know they weren’t a hundred year old!
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    There’s a guy that has a stall at the monthly auto jumble and he is there without fail every time, he has alsorts of brand new Austin / British Leyland parts, from allegro chrome to montego rear quarters, I always have good nosey what he has brought even tho I have no use for any of it, I have a full set of nearly new 3 door cosworth floor mats in the shed that’ll be worth a few quid, as well as Astra the parts and more Sierra stuff than I’d like to admit to
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    And yes still love em!
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Ooh did you ever replace the rear shocks? Ridiculously expensive and was probably the reason why owners scrapped or got rid