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And to finish the day and make myself feel better after an indifferent start i done this for my E30

 

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17 hours ago, NWJW said:

 I'll have a guess, the parts you ordered were for a six cylinder car?

 

It appears so even though I had to select my model and confirm it was a 535i V8.

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6 hours ago, d_a_n1979 said:

 

Braided lines have no give in them at all; so the pedal feel is firmer etc

 

I've always fitted them to my cars in part-course of removing old stuff and replacing it with new... A good refresh of fluid with Motul DOT5.1 helps too;) 

 

6 hours ago, stew99 said:

Def helped mine. Changed disc's and pads to brembo and still was not happy with the brakes. Changed to braided lines and new brake fluid. So much better. But then the old rubber hoses were 17 years old. So uprading to zero give braided lines makes such a difference. On the diesels also check your engine vacuum system as it powers the brake booster. If you start the engine and put your foot on the brake peddle. If if slowly drops you have a vacuum leak. 

Cheers guys any recommendations on the lines, cars going into mackie transmissions in the morning for a tran service hot flush new filters and gasket etc and then into the indies for a front end refresh so will look at brake service at the  end of next week 

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Stick with HEL. Stainless fittings from the off

 

Get them off eBay, just search on BMW E39 HEL and it’ll bring up the lines

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEL-PERFORMANCE-Braided-Brake-Lines-For-BMW-5-SERIES-E39-540I-96-03/232595849622?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

 

Ignore the engine size, 530i-540i have the same brakes etc ;)

 

 

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Ive always felt the 530d under braked, the 330d i've just sold couldn't take anything less than 17" rims to cover the discs where as the bigger, heavier 530d can take 16" maybe that's why the buggers warp...

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14 hours ago, d_a_n1979 said:

Stick with HEL. Stainless fittings from the off

 

Get them off eBay, just search on BMW E39 HEL and it’ll bring up the lines

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEL-PERFORMANCE-Braided-Brake-Lines-For-BMW-5-SERIES-E39-540I-96-03/232595849622?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

 

Ignore the engine size, 530i-540i have the same brakes etc ;)

 

 

Hi Dan,

 

Is your link for all 4 x hoses for that price? I've looked at these in the past but never bothered...might be a summer job when i service the brakes.

 

Thanks

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1 minute ago, Marc_86 said:

Hi Dan,

 

Is your link for all 4 x hoses for that price? I've looked at these in the past but never bothered...might be a summer job when i service the brakes.

 

Thanks

 

Yup; all 4 lines

 

Come with all necessary fittings etc and stainless fittings from the off, not zinc coated like Goodridge etc

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Cleaned the interior and glass; it was fecking filthy :lol: 

 

Wash and polish will be tomorrow as it's mizzling here :roll: 

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19" alloys ordered - check ;)

19" Uniroyal Rainsport 3s ordered to be delivered to the alloy wheel reseller - check ;)

 

Patience to have them put together and delivered... None at all :lol: 

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1 hour ago, d_a_n1979 said:

 

Yup; all 4 lines

 

Come with all necessary fittings etc and stainless fittings from the off, not zinc coated like Goodridge etc

Cheers Dan - roughly £20 per corner not too bad as it should last a life time.

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15 minutes ago, d_a_n1979 said:

19" alloys ordered - check ;)

19" Uniroyal Rainsport 3s ordered to be delivered to the alloy wheel reseller - check ;)

 

Patience to have them put together and delivered... None at all :lol: 

I love RS3's - bet they cost a pretty penny with 19" tyre sizes.

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2 hours ago, Marc_86 said:

I love RS3's - bet they cost a pretty penny with 19" tyre sizes.

 

Not too bad; £450 delivered via Camskill

 

Was going to go down the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti route again, but decided to have a bash with the RS3s for a change

 

I've really rated the Nexen N'Fera SU1s I have on the 18" alloys and could have gone with them, would have been £110 cheaper. But decided to have a change :) 

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19 hours ago, d_a_n1979 said:

Stick with HEL. Stainless fittings from the off

 

Get them off eBay, just search on BMW E39 HEL and it’ll bring up the lines

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEL-PERFORMANCE-Braided-Brake-Lines-For-BMW-5-SERIES-E39-540I-96-03/232595849622?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

 

Ignore the engine size, 530i-540i have the same brakes etc ;)

 

 

Cheers go a get them ordered up 

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took her into mackie transmissions this morning for its gear box service, full hot flush new filters etc and waited for the dreaded phone call but when it came all good news, they stated the oil was black and very old (17 yrs old and 110k) but no swarf metal or debris of any kind in the pan or on the magnets, they are a zf authorised specialists and they stated that bmw auto boxes should get serviced every 40k or 2 years to keep them good, think I have been lucky and the previous owner has never abused or ragged the box to cause excessive wear :)

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4 minutes ago, NWJW said:

 Fitted some M sport kick plates; 

 

From this; 

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To this; 

 

 

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Get th'oover out lad... :lol: 

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27 minutes ago, NWJW said:

 Bloody beige interior! :D

 

Haha

 

I like mine, it does take some cleaning though and then needs to be kept on top of :)

 

My drivers seat is in for restoration next week, so when that's out (I'll prob take the passenger seat out too) and give the carpets a thorough hoover and shampoo etc

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27 minutes ago, Tomrx7 said:

has anyone tried putting the mats in the washing machine obviously when the wife’s are out 

 

 

No; but I have power washed them (not on full blast, but hard enough), carpet shampooed them with Autoglym's interior shampoo and a touch of 1001 and then rinsed them and hung out to dry in the greenhouse. They came up really well

 

But that was the OEM set that came in the car, I've since bought a brand new set and you can really tell the difference!

 

At c£35 a set, sometimes new is better ;) 

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Just now, d_a_n1979 said:

 

 

No; but I have power washed them (not on full blast, but hard enough), carpet shampooed them with Autoglym's interior shampoo and a touch of 1001 and then rinsed them and hung out to dry in the greenhouse. They came up really well

 

But that was the OEM set that came in the car, I've since bought a brand new set and you can really tell the difference!

 

At c£35 a set, sometimes new is better ;) 

I’m assuming £35 wasn’t an oem set was it, all the aftermarket sets I’ve had in the past never seem as good as the originals 

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45 minutes ago, Tomrx7 said:

has anyone tried putting the mats in the washing machine obviously when the wife’s are out 

  

 I thought it was only me!

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20 minutes ago, Tomrx7 said:

I’m assuming £35 wasn’t an oem set was it, all the aftermarket sets I’ve had in the past never seem as good as the originals 

 

It wasn't OEM no, but the set I got were the heavy duty, thick pile car mats and they're very well finished 

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26 minutes ago, d_a_n1979 said:

 

It wasn't OEM no, but the set I got were the heavy duty, thick pile car mats and they're very well finished 

have you got a link dan 

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