AlexGSi2000

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About AlexGSi2000

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  • Birthday 03/28/1988

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    E39 530D Sport

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  1. Front slam panel & air-conditioning fan removed from a 2001 530i Sport. Fan works as it should - I know these fans can be expensive to buy, but considering I need to reclaim some space in my storage unit I am asking £45 collected from postcode L19. Thanks.
  2. I have a pair of front and rear subframes removed from a 2001 530i Sport Auto. The subframes come with everything included in the photos below, rear subframe is missing one hub, but comes with differential and driveshafts. I'm trying to recover as much as possible from my storage unit so asking - £20 for the front subframe and £40 for the rear. Collection only from postcode L19. Thanks.
  3. I have this one; http://www.304stainlessexhaustparts.com/304tw07.html I did have to shave "a little" off the lower sport trim. Fits perfectly and suits the car to the ground I think. There are other ones available on that site, however I would be careful it doesnt look too small.
  4. Need a fuel tank for a 525 touring if anyone has anything suitable. Thanks. Sent from my BBB100-2 using Tapatalk
  5. My front Pagid setup has started doing this too! Only been on the car a few months.
  6. Just looking back through this thread - so much great advice was given! I'm now running my 2260v turbo and aftermarket intercooler. I am currently awaiting pipework to fit my catch can, as I too noticed a lot of oil in the inlet pipework.
  7. As the title suggests, the weekend is here, so I'm looking to buy some hose, from the North-West / Merseyside area. A few friends have suggested that I should have no trouble finding some hose, however I have not been successful as of yet. I have tried a couple of boat yards.etc, but they want to sell a lot at the same time. I'll set the scene - I am aiming to fit an oil catch can to the e39 this weekend, however the seller of the catch can listed the inner-diameter of the outlets as the outer-diameter - therefore the oil hose I have purchased online is too small. Can anyone make any recommendations on where I could purchase some oil/fuel hose (18mm I/D) around the Merseyside area? The obvious choice is Demon Tweeks in Wrexham - I will go there if all else fails, however they require a small mortgage as payment! I would order some online again, however I am aiming to fit the catch can tomorrow. Thanks!
  8. An LSD is the next item on my wish-list - will be keeping an eye on this thread!
  9. Well - after the remapping, the results are in. Nothing astounding but a small gain none the less. GT2256V Turbo (+3" turbo-back exhaust) - 231BHP / 409.2 ft lb GT2260V Turbo (+3" turbo-back exhaust & small intercooler) - 247BHP / 440.1 ft lb (600NM) The previous map on the old turbo was done on a very cold day, 8C in the dyno-cell, yesterday it was 25C so this will also have a small effect. Overall, the characteristics have changed too - the turbo still starts power at the same place (2500rpm) however this is carried on for a lot longer, almost all the way to 4500rpm. The car is still capable of more, however due to a few issues the 3bar MAP sensor was not fitted so the turbo is capable of providing more boost - we also decided that the torque figure was more than likely pushing the standard clutch to the limit. I thought I wouldn't notice the difference - however it is very noticeable. That's it in terms of engine tuning for this car, at 210,000 miles its done well so far. One thing I would recommend is an oil catch can, after checking over the pipework after the remap there was a fair amount of oil in the inter-cooler pipework. The breather on this engine has been changed for the later vortex type, however there is still a lot of oil entering via the breather, so will be ordering a catch can pronto.
  10. If you were closer I would have snapped your arm off!
  11. Evening, I'm after a windscreen seal / surround for my 2002 530d. I think the part number is either 51318159784 or 51318172745 - the cars registration is LM52 NXC. Regards, Alex.
  12. After some advice if possible. When leaving for work this-morning, I noticed there was a small amount of rainwater pooled along the bonnet release plastic in the drivers footwell. Was wondering what the most likely cause of this may be? - the car has had a windscreen fitted at somepoint in the past, so thinking the seals may have gone? Something I want to try and get sorted out as soon as possible really, as I dont want the carpets saturated - that would be bad news!
  13. Just a quick update. The GT2260V turbo and intercooler were fitted this weekend - nothing too difficult, just time consuming! It all went together fairly well. I was originally anticipating installing the intercooler in-front of the air conditioning fan so the intercooler was a little more exposed, however it made much more sense to mount behind the intercooler. The aftermarket intercooler isn't much bigger than standard, however it should be more efficient. Its mounted where the standard intercooler was. I used 3mm metal bar attached to the top of the intercooler to mount using the standard slide mounts. Was just a matter of routing / cutting the intercooler pipework - its a little tight in places but doesn't really interfere with the coolant pipework. The turbo swap was the easy part - direct fit, just had to shave the engine mount down slightly. The car doesn't really feel any different at the moment as the map hasn't been adjusted yet (booked in for adjustment in two weeks time) - don't really want to boost too hard at the moment either. The pipe clamps supplied were too small for the application, so I have ordered some slightly larger 68-73mm Mikalor clamps to replace the jubilee clips at the moment. Photos below, will feed back once the map has been changed.
  14. No worries, Link me to the pages where people have used the staged clutches - would be keen to read thier opinions. I was tempted - but like yourself, I didnt want to buy a cheaper ebay one then have to replace with a Sachs performance (buy cheap - buy twice) combined with dropping the gearbox again - would rather pay more for one I know will work.