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7 hours ago, khile said:

haha sounds like my tank lol just done a hard cut limiter too need some tuning though as at higher speed too much smoke 

 

What boost level are you running at dude? The turbos are pretty capable. If you're tuned high you may be able to put some more boost in to clean it up. 

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Finally got around to replacing my 19" alloys for a set of 18" mv2's, i like them a lot better.

 

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Also went down the coast yesterday a mixture of A roads, duel carriageways ,motorways and i wasn't hanging around and was returning nearly 48mpg again

 

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8 hours ago, Misterbish said:

Finally got around to replacing my 19" alloys for a set of 18" mv2's, i like them a lot better.

 

 

I got a set for my winter tyres. Best looking 18s for the car in my opinion, as well as keeping oem too. All the aftermarket stuff looks better in 19s, including some dished CSLs :wub: . As much as I adore my spiders, the state of the roads at the moment

make 18s a much more sensible idea. 

 

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19 minutes ago, Blobby said:

That's a lovely stretch of private road you found there :lol:

 

Lol this is the third gear suitable road not the fourth gear one!

 

On the plus side of now pulls harder from 4000-5000rpm than it does 3000-4000! I will get round to sorting a video out eventually! 

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On 5/13/2018 at 10:09 PM, Mashed Potatoes said:

 

What boost level are you running at dude? The turbos are pretty capable. If you're tuned high you may be able to put some more boost in to clean it up. 

to be fair im running quite low boost as dont want to push it, ideally need someone to have a look at it as doing it part time is not what i really do its all self tough.

 

Would you mind talking a look i understand if not  

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9 hours ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Send me your mod and ori and I'll see what I can find for you :) the turbos should handle 2.1bar or higher if you're brave. LCI turbos in good condition will handle 2.4bar.

 

Next project?

 

 

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Nearly 3 weeks after ordering the last parts arrived so I have been out and fitted the other tie rod now I have a new boot to put over it, cars had new tie rods and control arms due to it being on 100k (all lemforder)

 

Off to get it tracked again tomorrow.

 

 

After that is done I have the brake servo to fit as thats got a leak. :huh:

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1 hour ago, jake13 said:

 

Next project?

 

*porn*

 

Ah one day. I'll be able to afford one. Our stage 1 on those makes 680BHP! They clear 700 with the cats out!

 

I think I'm happy with it. It's nigh on smokeless, it pulls sodding hard, boost is reasonable and I am still able to retain the standard boost pipes and keep boost just under 3.0bar. It just drives nicely but it's quick.

 

I'll stick it on a rolling road now and see what it does, even if it only makes 460BHP I'd take that. I'd rather have a smooth smokeless 460 than a smokey not particularly nice to drive 500bhp. Maybe I'll be surprised though. Who knows! I'll post figures when I get it done. 

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Today I had the last 80 mile blast in the old girl. She didn't skip a beat. And then it was goodbye.  Signed on the dotted line and she is gone. For a 10yo car that many say was poorly built, she treated me well. Fuel pump, DPF, wiring in the boot, split vacuum hoses and that was about it.  Oh and one of the horns not working. 

 

Downsized as we don't need 3 big cars - the Mrs can have the "family car" and I also have my truck. So a Golf R Estate seemed a good idea.  Much lighter and nimbler. Much faster. Plays silly sounds through the speakers, but fortunately those can be turned down/off. And it has 4 exhaust pipes. :)

 

So it's goodbye to BMW. Its been fun and I've had a lot of invaluable advice from those on here. Maybe the old girl will find a home DV08***. 

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Arb bush day today, poly bushed the m5 rear roll bar and fitted heavy duty meyle drop links, also poly bushed the front arb for good measure too

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Also think I've cured an annoying issue when driving hard, with the under tray off I could checked the actuator vacuum hose and it looks like 10mm of old vacuum hose  was still on the actuator nipple and the new hose was barely holding on, managed to pry the small bit off and push the new hose fully on, car drives alot smoother now, will give it a good blast over the weekend 

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On 5/17/2018 at 3:27 PM, Saint said:

Today I had the last 80 mile blast in the old girl. She didn't skip a beat. And then it was goodbye.  Signed on the dotted line and she is gone. For a 10yo car that many say was poorly built, she treated me well. Fuel pump, DPF, wiring in the boot, split vacuum hoses and that was about it.  Oh and one of the horns not working. 

 

Downsized as we don't need 3 big cars - the Mrs can have the "family car" and I also have my truck. So a Golf R Estate seemed a good idea.  Much lighter and nimbler. Much faster. Plays silly sounds through the speakers, but fortunately those can be turned down/off. And it has 4 exhaust pipes. :)

 

So it's goodbye to BMW. Its been fun and I've had a lot of invaluable advice from those on here. Maybe the old girl will find a home DV08***. 

Had a go in mates Golf R was so underwhelmed by it, numb to drive.

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23 hours ago, M88rt j said:

Arb bush day today, poly bushed the m5 rear roll bar and fitted heavy duty meyle drop links, also poly bushed the front arb for good measure too

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Also think I've cured an annoying issue when driving hard, with the under tray off I could checked the actuator vacuum hose and it looks like 10mm of old vacuum hose  was still on the actuator nipple and the new hose was barely holding on, managed to pry the small bit off and push the new hose fully on, car drives alot smoother now, will give it a good blast over the weekend 

i take it the M5 RARB fits fine? 

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Brake servo installed yesterday, finished bleeding the system today, sods law kicked in at the end of the diagnostics program where it said press the pedal 5 times for the final corner to finish, on the 5th push I hadn't noticed the bottle was empty and the pedal suddenly gave, another 3 litres of fluid to do the feking system again :(

 

The TRW servo is a BMW one with the sticker cut off like a lot of the specialist parts, more than £400 less than buying the same part from BMW :blink:

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I broke it.

 

I was off work today and was in North Wales (around Llyn Brennig if there's any locals on here) heading down a little 1 car wide one way to a visitors centre. There was a cyclist coming up the middle of the road towards me who moved to his left. Great I thought he's stopping by the gate to let me pass which is probably wise seen as he's going the wrong way down a one way road.

 

But no.

 

He moved in then swerved out again so I had to move quickly to the left so I didn't knock him off. Just brushed the bushes which was fine but bounced over a sodding big rock in the undergrowth which has put a nice long scuff down the sideskirt and knocked the tracking out. 

 

Despite the sodding loud bang the cyclist didn't even stop. I have no beef with cyclists. I love riding myself. But sometimes they make my blood boil.

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Somehow managed to find the time to wash it. Snow foamed it with bilt hamber  autofoam. Used some auto finesse lather shampoo for a 2 bucket method wash. 

 

With all this nice weather I've been itching to give it a wax but haven't had the chance, so thought I'd go all out and used some fusso king of gloss which cured nice n quickly so was wiped of in no time. To finish off used some trusty meguairs endurance tyre gel, then was of back inside before the Mrs had a chance to have a moan :-D

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

I broke it.

 

I was off work today and was in North Wales (around Llyn Brennig if there's any locals on here) heading down a little 1 car wide one way to a visitors centre. There was a cyclist coming up the middle of the road towards me who moved to his left. Great I thought he's stopping by the gate to let me pass which is probably wise seen as he's going the wrong way down a one way road.

 

But no.

 

He moved in then swerved out again so I had to move quickly to the left so I didn't knock him off. Just brushed the bushes which was fine but bounced over a sodding big rock in the undergrowth which has put a nice long scuff down the sideskirt and knocked the tracking out. 

 

Despite the sodding loud bang the cyclist didn't even stop. I have no beef with cyclists. I love riding myself. But sometimes they make my blood boil.

 

I suggest the following mod:

 

 

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Getting acquainted to Jomo's 545i I bought yesterday. It's in unbelievable condition for it's age, interior is almost as new. So today I treated the leather and then started on the engine bay which is the only thing that isn't tidy as jomo said he preferred the 'honest ' look, especially when selling a car prone to oil leaks!! 

 

Next is the headlights which need sanding back and polishing using one of those headlamp refurb kits.  

 

I'm an Alfa Romeo man at heart and have always sort of avoided BMW in my 22 yrs of driving, but I am seeing the appeal...

 

One myth held true today though as I was left stranded in the middle of the road when turing right out of my street. I edged out as it was clear but no one would let me in !! This seemed to go on for ages, so it really does seem to be true that no one likes bmw drivers !!  

 

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1 hour ago, warnie said:

Getting acquainted to Jomo's 545i I bought yesterday. It's in unbelievable condition for it's age, interior is almost as new. So today I treated the leather and then started on the engine bay which is the only thing that isn't tidy as jomo said he preferred the 'honest ' look, especially when selling a car prone to oil leaks!! 

 

Next is the headlights which need sanding back and polishing using one of those headlamp refurb kits.  

 

I'm an Alfa Romeo man at heart and have always sort of avoided BMW in my 22 yrs of driving, but I am seeing the appeal...

 

One myth held true today though as I was left stranded in the middle of the road when turing right out of my street. I edged out as it was clear but no one would let me in !! This seemed to go on for ages, so it really does seem to be true that no one likes bmw drivers !!  

 

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I was waiting to pull out of the nursery after picking my lad up and some complete wanker in a BMW failed to stop and let me out. My Mrs simply said, what did you expect from a BMW driver., here's me thinking we all stuck together :(

 

Of course the other side of it is if you have a 2 car gap in a 30 zone you're out the junction and almost ramming the car in front thanks to all the RWD power to hand :-P

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13 hours ago, GoNz0 said:

Brake servo installed yesterday, finished bleeding the system today, sods law kicked in at the end of the diagnostics program where it said press the pedal 5 times for the final corner to finish, on the 5th push I hadn't noticed the bottle was empty and the pedal suddenly gave, another 3 litres of fluid to do the feking system again :(

 

The ATE servo is a BMW one with the sticker cut off like a lot of the specialist parts, more than £400 less than buying the same part from BMW :blink:

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TRW on Pre-LCi?

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4 hours ago, jake13 said:

 

TRW on Pre-LCi?

I edited my post, it was TRW, dunno why I said ATE :blink:

 

It still freaks me out getting into the car and pushing a brake pedal that still has a vacuum in it, car came with it leaking and losing vacuum after 5 seconds of shutting the engine off.

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