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  2. GoNz0

    ZF Gearbox

    Find a mapper that doesn't shove 550nm through a HP19 box
  3. sjak92

    Cosmetic Mods on PCP

    mots a case of interpretation and I would never interpret wrapping the mirror housing as modification. That’s like saying PPF is a modification. based on your understanding of declare EVERYTHING you’d need to tell the insurer that you got M Performance floor mats or changed your centre wheel caps to those floating ones
  4. DeeGee

    Suspension refresh. Advice please

    Based in Suffolk
  5. Today
  6. Wivenhoe

    Cosmetic Mods on PCP

    You have to declare any mods, whether they alter value / performance or not. There is always a declaration you make that no mods have been made to the car other than factory fitted options. I’d tell my insurers as you wouldn’t want a claim rejected because of a minor paint job - that said, they wouldn’t know if it was stolen !
  7. sjak92

    G30 2019 coding with BimmerCode

    Lane assist actually requires sensors and cameras which are optional and not on every car. speed limit assist requires the KAFAS4 Camera (which comes with the Icon adaptive LED headlight) to work. It also requires and FSC code tied to your vin to activate. simple coding will not achieve what you want as you more than likely are missing hardware over and above the fact that the functions are not codable via BimmerCode in the first place. turning those options on will only store a fault code in the memory where the car was trying to communicate with missing module (because you told it to) and due to not having required hardware has stored a miscommunication fault. This will tip off any dealer that you have had the car coded
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  9. whiskychaser

    Strut mounts and spring cups

    'Sportfederung' means sports suspension. Your document shows 312 393 is good for both standard and sport suspension. The top mount 34990 only mentions the sport - the oddity I mentioned above. The difference between sport and standard suspension at the front is probably only the thickness of the roll bar and/or springs.
  10. sjak92

    Cosmetic Mods on PCP

    all of my mods were reversible and not adding anything to car, only changing colour. Therefore no need to declare as car value/performance not altered
  11. Clavurion

    523i radiator fan shroud

    '700 is for regular versions with 410 mm viscous fan and '457 for hot climate or Australia version with 420 mm viscous fan.
  12. duncan-uk

    Suspension refresh. Advice please

    My car is square according to the last geo I had but I have too much rear camber and not enough adjustment. It's only just over by a gnats chuff and it's equal and I can only conclude the Febi bilstein arms I fitted are ever so slightly shorter than oe and the eccentrics can't pull the bottom in enough to counter act it. Tyre wear is fine and it drives fine but if I ever take the suspension apart I get it aligned. Makes a big difference Ideally you want a hunter equipped place. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Ray112

    Suspension refresh. Advice please

    I needed to change just one suspension arm on back on my e39. All bolts through bushings are eccentric, and even after marking up the position and setting back at the position where bolt was sitting, alignment was out. Well I didn't took the car to wheel alignment garage, I just did it old school way with two parallel string technic, and it definitely improved how car is acting and of course tyre wear pattern is second proof of correct alignment. Basically if multiple arms are charged, wheel alignment is necessary. Marking up bolts and setting them at old position doesn't work, because parts can be slightly different lengths and even difference of 1 mm matters. Double check that all suspension parts are in good condition and then maybe it's worth to take car to four wheel alignment place.
  14. cornershop

    Strut mounts and spring cups

    Thanks - will take some measurements tomorrow (Sunday) From the ZF catalog, the parts with green highlights are what i have or will have - i will have both 39080 and 34990 equivalent top mounts. It states below the 34990 top mount is for sport suspension only (mine is not); It also states 312393 insert is for car without lowered Suspension, but with Axle Vers: Sportfederung - does anyone know what the latter means?
  15. Deviant

    Which tyres.....

  16. superbaaaad

    My E39 540i

  17. duncan-uk

    Suspension refresh. Advice please

    Where are you based?
  18. DeeGee

    Suspension refresh. Advice please

    No, I would have thought that my Indy would have suggested it - if it was necessary, but you both make a good point. Where can you get it done?
  19. ellisc

    Cosmetic Mods on PCP

    Cheers that helps a lot! Just asking my car insurance now seeing if they will make a fuss about it, hopefully not as it is only cosmetic but they may argue it makes it more desirable
  20. sjak92

    Cosmetic Mods on PCP

    My old G30, which was Alpine white, had the following done: wheels to gloss black mirrors to gloss black grill to gloss black spoiler to gloss black door handle inserts to gloss black brake callipers painted nobody ever asked a question, accepted back on part exchange no questions asked
  21. Norseman

    523i radiator fan shroud

    Hi guys, yes I have done a search but as usual can't quite find the answer to my query … sorry. My pre. 9/98 523i sedan needs a replacement fan shroud as the one fitted is damaged enough to leave pieces missing from the o/s of the frame & I'm concerned that in this hot weather cooling may be compromised. No problem I thought, search for a replacement but on checking RealOEM I find that there are two different part nos. for this item listed against my car's Vin no. 17111740700 & 17101438457 appear to be essentially the same (judging by the ads. on the 'Bay) but '700 has a plain top whereas '457 sems to have slots in the same place & OEM suggests that part no. was for Australia ? Anyone able to throw any light on the correct choice of product ? Thanks in advance guys.
  22. Dbcrd

    Suspension refresh. Advice please

    Duncan-uk is right. You can get away in my view with front wheel alignment if you only change front suspension components and maybe rear subframe bushes but if you change arms and other joints at the back it will need four wheel alignment. It costs at least £100 (unless anyone know a reliable cheaper place) another reason i chose to do all parts on the rear.
  23. duncan-uk

    Suspension refresh. Advice please

    But has it been for a 4 wheel alignment after all the work?
  24. JDX-90

    G30 2019 coding with BimmerCode

    I could be wrong but I'm sure you need to have the speed limit detection etc coded with a laptop and the BMW software with the activation code. Can't remember the name of the software though.
  25. DeeGee

    Suspension refresh. Advice please

    I had new tyres fitted about a week after the refresh.
  26. duncan-uk

    Suspension refresh. Advice please

    Did you have it aligned after the work?
  27. DeeGee

    Suspension refresh. Advice please

    Exactly the same with me. It doesn't matter to me what the book price is, it's what it's worth to me. Like you I spend a couple of grand from time to time keeping it nice; unfortunately these cars, and to an extent any older car, can be a money pit. As I said, I don't mind spending the money when I can afford it but the car has to run right - hence the question about the suspension. David
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    • Find a mapper that doesn't shove 550nm through a HP19 box
    • mots a case of interpretation and I would never interpret wrapping the mirror housing as modification. That’s like saying PPF is a modification.   based on your understanding of declare EVERYTHING you’d need to tell the insurer that you got M Performance floor mats or changed your centre wheel caps to those floating ones  
    • You have to declare any mods, whether they alter value / performance or not. There is always a declaration you make that no mods have been made to the car other than factory fitted options. I’d tell my insurers as you wouldn’t want a claim rejected because of a minor paint job - that said, they wouldn’t know if it was stolen !
    • Lane assist actually requires sensors and cameras which are optional and not on every car. 
        speed limit assist requires the KAFAS4 Camera (which comes with the Icon adaptive LED headlight) to work. It also requires and FSC code tied to your vin to activate. 
        simple coding will not achieve what you want as you more than likely are missing hardware over and above the fact that the functions are not codable via BimmerCode in the first place.   turning those options on will only store a fault code in the memory where the car was trying to communicate with missing module (because you told it to) and due to not having required hardware has stored a miscommunication fault. This will tip off any dealer that you have had the car coded


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