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  2. Ninja59

    Wheel refurb options

    Used lepsons had the odd issue. Quality wise they are up there, but and it is a big but both times mine came back with issues related to tyres and poor masking. First time one of them back with damage caused clearly by remounting the tyre with two deep scratches right on the lip of the rear. It went back it looked okay but that wheel lacquer failed in the same places a few years down the line. Equally annoying is that they failed to mask off the mounting face of the wheels...I sorted it myself, but it is just shocking. More so when the face being covered causes such issues with these cars. Second time round they failed to balance the rear wheels properly and refused to accept the mistake minus the huge vibration at 70mph. I just got it sorted myself. So yes lepsons can do good work but it is hit and miss and when they do screw up their fix can leave you scratching your head. More annoying is the tyre fitting as you expect a wheel refurb company irrespective of low profile tyres and run flat or not to be able to mount a tyre without damage and more to the point balance it! I wont mention the masking but second time round that was fine. Problem is the other firms are generally worse, and my true ideal guy wont do 20's anymore.
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  4. Dbcrd

    E39 touring pulling under load

    Sounds about right. I paid somene to do it as working in the cold on the driveway under axle stands doesnt appeal as much as it.used to. All except maybe the rose joints might be more of a pain. Reason for doing all joints and bushes especially if paying someone else is labour doesn't change much and then hopefully no need for doing anything later or another alignment. Bt the way being new on the forum but a bmw owner for 25+ years I've had good advice from you and others on this forum. I'd rather have advice and choose how I use it than no.advice.
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  6. Clavurion

    Terminal autobox noise?

    If you are going to check the gearbox oil level remember that it has to be done with engine running.
  7. d_a_n1979

    E39 touring pulling under load

    Apart from having to deflate the bags, it's not a massive job (unless the bolts are seized/spinning) etc Worth doing the drop links at the same time IMO But, then again, I've no idea what I'm talking about and have an inane habit of answers posts.............................
  8. qprdude

    Wheel removal

    Just the small wheels but should be fine with a scissors jack. I just drive the car onto a piece of wood .
  9. Boba

    Wheel removal

    What size are your wheels. It’d be worthwhile checking what clearance you will have to get a jack in position with a flat tyre. (Small wheels go down a long way!)
  10. qprdude

    Wheel removal

    Yes, I looked online at a two ton trolley jack, but it's not an option on the motorway with a full load of luggage. It looks like the minimum for a scissors jack is 1.5 tons. ( .75 of the vehicle weight recommended.) It's only ever going to lift one corner.
  11. Boba

    Wheel removal

    Depends what you might use it for I guess, your car is around 1.7 tons so lifting 1 wheel should be easy enough for a 1 ton jack. If you ever plan to lift one end though you’re starting to push things a bit I’d say as I like plenty in hand. Also you’d probably get more mechanical advantage with a larger capacity jack which would make things easier. I’d get a 2 or 3 ton trolley jack, they’re cheap enough. But of course if you plan to carry it with you ......
  12. Can anybody help me with wiring from prelci ahl xenons to lci bixenons? On prelci bixenons I have 11 wires and in bmw installation instruction there are 12 wires for bixenon and they are different colour then mine....thanks for help...
  13. Wfree

    E60/61 M5 wanted

    Hi, I’m looking for an e60/e61 M5 with <60k miles (for warranty reasons). Ideally I’d like a very low miler, with low ownership and a solid service record. Thanks, W
  14. qprdude

    Wheel removal

    Would a 1 ton jack be ok. I say from Aberdeen but we really stayed in Inverurie, so Aberdeenshire for me too.
  15. Laursen

    IDrive failed but not quite dead

    I've got a hold of a spare Display and simply replaced it in my car. Same problem so I've ruled out the Display being faulty. Best Regards Laursen
  16. Keliuss

    HELP

    Hi and welcome. Some of us were talking crankshaft pulleys a few days ago and that price was what someone paid for the pulley and belts before fitting. Shopping around and DIY can of course drop that considerably but it's a bit of a pig to remove the pulley on an M47 apparently, so not to everyone's taste. I like mine, but perhaps it's hard to be objective. After all, this is a BMW forum so we are going to say we like them. Keliuss
  17. DarkHorse

    HELP

    +1 agreed. Quite a list of faults n niggles already...
  18. nick_mcuk

    Wheel refurb options

    hahah too kind.
  19. oldjohnny

    Eurocarparts injector offer.

    Not my normal station but quite a busy one. Is E5 and E10 not petrol related? It was the Texaco supreme diesel I used which I do occasionally. I thought the pump was actually going to stop a few times so I can only assume that it was close to empty. Tomorrow at the garage will reveal all, but regardless, as usual, it will not be cheap.
  20. percha

    Wheel refurb options

    Only ones I have are of the issue see attached will take some better ones at the weekend for you (once its cleaned) https://www.lepsons.com/standard-colours/ Light anthracite is my colour. My car is Sophisto Grey Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  21. Dotcom1970

    HELP

    they are money pits, but once sorted are a solid comfortable car. That said, what's the age/mileage? Many owners are now seeing high mileages and associated wear and tear on auto gearboxes, torque converters and suspension. At least with the M47, you don't have the timing chain issue!
  22. Munzy123

    Wheel refurb options

    @nick_mcuk proper pro looking!
  23. Dotcom1970

    530d turbo question

    Sounds like someone removed it and didn't replace it.
  24. nick_mcuk

    Wheel refurb options

    Yeah it was...really good fun to have a crack at it myself. Paint etc was only about £70. Plus I got to go all "breaking bad" for an evening
  25. Munzy123

    Wheel refurb options

    @nick_mcuk that's a great result on your DIY wheels, bet that was satisfying. I'll give Lepsons a shout later in the week.
  26. Munzy123

    Wheel refurb options

    Cheers @percha Do you have any photos of them on the car? Is your F11 Space Grey? Only thing is if I find any problem with the work afterwards it's a bit far away....
  27. nick_mcuk

    Wheel refurb options

    You can use Paisley Freight to ship wheels...I am sure Lepsons will have a carrier they trust. Give em a call you wont be disappointed trust me!
  28. nick_mcuk

    Wheel refurb options

    Absolutely....I have to admit I went cheapskate on my winters and sprayed them myself. Mainly because I wanted to have a go... Proper basecoat with 2k scratch resistant clear to top it off....not perfect but happy enough.
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    • Used lepsons had the odd issue. Quality wise they are up there, but and it is a big but both times mine came back with issues related to tyres and poor masking.   First time one of them back with damage caused clearly by remounting the tyre with two deep scratches right on the lip of the rear. It went back it looked okay but that wheel lacquer failed in the same places a few years down the line.    Equally annoying is that they failed to mask off the mounting face of the wheels...I sorted it myself, but it is just shocking. More so when the face being covered causes such issues with these cars.   Second time round they failed to balance the rear wheels properly and refused to accept the mistake minus the huge vibration at 70mph. I just got it sorted myself.   So yes lepsons can do good work but it is hit and miss and when they do screw up their fix can leave you scratching your head. More annoying is the tyre fitting as you expect a wheel refurb company irrespective of low profile tyres and run flat or not to be able to mount a tyre without damage and more to the point balance it!   I wont mention the masking but second time round that was fine.   Problem is the other firms are generally worse, and my true ideal guy wont do 20's anymore.
    • Sounds about right. I paid somene to do it as working in the cold on the driveway under axle stands doesnt appeal as much as it.used to.  All except maybe the rose joints might be more of a pain.  Reason for doing all joints and bushes especially if paying someone else is labour doesn't change much and then hopefully no need for doing anything later or another alignment.     Bt the way being new on the forum but a bmw owner for 25+ years I've had good advice from you and others on this forum.  I'd rather have advice and choose how I use it than no.advice.
    • If you are going to check the gearbox oil level remember that it has to be done with engine running. 
    • Apart from having to deflate the bags, it's not a massive job (unless the bolts are seized/spinning) etc   Worth doing the drop links at the same time IMO   But, then again, I've no idea what I'm talking about and have an inane habit of answers posts............................. 
    • Just the small wheels but should be fine with a scissors jack. I just drive the car onto a piece of wood .


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