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  2. paulhunter-e28

    the best e28 video on you tube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHLOk1j3KbM the warrior buys a write off 518i this car lives on.
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  4. RandomName

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Remove gearbox, clutch and flywheel. Clutch and flywheel are both well past their sell by date. Now need to order the driveshaft donut and gear selector seal as noticed that both need replacing.
  5. duncan-uk

    What are you doing now?

    To quote myself not such a good summer for England cricket fans - making it hard for ourselves....
  6. duncan-uk

    What were you doing when Chernobyl blew up?

    My alibi is weak but I didn't do it, i wasn't there!
  7. DennisCooper

    E39 audio upgrade.

    Hi Ocallen, BMW sub contracted alot of manufacturing to their spec of the audio electronics in E39's and many other models to the 'OEM' departments of brands like Blaupunkt, Alpine, Becker, Philips, Lear. The electronics and internals used were of a lesser grade than the components they'd use in their 'retail' products departments for the various 'awesome' head units they were known for. If you are favouring the OEM modules route, then you'll need to do some cross referencing on realoem.com to see the part numbers as well as the revision numbers for the various hardware items you need. Plug your cars details in and once you filter through for the audio bits and OBC aspects etc, you'll see compatible part numbers for the build date of your car. Some of those will have revision numbers too. You'll then need to search those out on classifieds/Ebay/breakers yards. It won't matter on the OEM manufacturer if there's multiple ones for the same part and revision number, each 'brand' made the item to BMW's design spec. The next aspect will of course be hoping that anything you do buy is functional and working and hopefully doesn't go kaput relatively soon after purchase then fitting etc as they'll be almost or around 20 years old. Good luck with everything! Cheers, Dennis!
  8. Misterbish

    Engine Mount M57N2 530D

    The reason i changed my mounts was a engine vibration at around 1250rpm, unfortunately its still bloody there, hope you have better luck than i i did mate.
  9. Misterbish

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Oil and oil filter change today, plus air filter(bugger of a job), tried to change rear diff oil but don't have a 14mm allen bit so one is on order a job for next week now.
  10. carfan

    Buying advice bmw 530d f10

    I may sell mine Marko - it's a 2016 with 24k miles. I like it, drives well and cruises the motorway but would sell. Dark grey.
  11. Ocallen

    E39 noisy front fans.

    I'm going with 17" because I still want a cushion on the bad roads down here from the sidewall of the tyres. It's a daily car, not a weekend toy. That'll be a Cayman when I find the right one.
  12. Paddy O'Furniture

    E39 noisy front fans.

    Too small.
  13. gine39530d

    What were you doing when Chernobyl blew up?

    so young....value your time, kid, time... it goes exponentially faster make as much babies as possible
  14. Loadmaster

    E39 noisy front fans.

    When the wheels are fitted, can you post a photo? Just curious to see what they look like.
  15. Matthew Ashton

    Run flat tyre choice

    My old F11 came with Goodyear Excellence RFTs 245/40R19 98Y and Goodyear were the only RFT manufacturer in this size and load rating at the time. Once the G30 came out other manufacturers including Michelin came out with their versions and I decided to give the Michelin Primacy 3 a try - changed both tyres on the rear axle. The Michelins were fine but I never felt the car was as planted and ultimately wished I'd stuck with the Goodyears all round. The problem changing tyres is that no matter how many opinions you get regarding tyres, you won't know the impact until you've spent the money and there's no going back until they wear out.
  16. 535i Andrew

    520d MSport plus ????

    Learned the hard way.... £65 a wheel to have them powder coated sorted that mess out.
  17. 535i Andrew

    520d MSport plus ????

    Plenty places around Glasgow, one in Kinning Park, Wheel Pro gets a good name. They did a 351 on my dads F10 after he lost an argument with a kerb at Glasgow airport.
  18. revjames

    What are you doing now?

    I've heard BMW 5 series are good
  19. efg

    Engine Mount M57N2 530D

    Thanks everyone for the replies, I did what Misterbish suggested and managed to get the new mount in. It's a tight space but undoing the steering hose gave the required clearance. This is the link to the original post: https://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/134230-530d-engine-transmission-mounts-a-quick-how-to/ The only difference is that I removed the drivers side mount bracket to the engine which then requires 4 new bolts as they are once use only. San75, I was getting a vibration around 1500rpm at idle and this would then stop if the revs were increased. During driving around 60mph the vibration was present. I will report back when I get it back on the road, Hopefully the mounts have cured the issue, mine is at 95k miles.
  20. Jonhy

    What are you doing now?

    read forums, and try to choose family car,, any ideas?
  21. Peggowski

    PDC issue

    Yep
  22. Jrsodha

    F10 water/condensation in headlight HELP!

    Hi all, I am new to this forum and seeking some help. I had the same condensation issue (picture attached) as some of the other members. This then lead to usual faults of “adaptive headlight” “side light fault” “indicator fault” and “Aim control fault” I then removed the rear cap from the headlight and drove around for a few days and the condensation all disappeared along with most the faults except the side light and indicator. The front left indicator doesn’t work now. I’ve removed the headlight module and the PCB board has light surface corrosion which I’ve cleaned up now, however the connector the board inserts into is also corroded which I attempted to clean (picture attached). Before I order a new headlight module, I was wondering if anyone had the same issue with the connector. Would I be wasting my money on the new module if the connector is too corroded and faulty. The indicator not working won’t pass the MOT :-( Any help would be much appreciated.
  23. I looked at my 545 and a 535d. The diesel had more miles, was not as clean as the 545 and the owner admitted that he was only getting 27mpg on his commute. So I bought the V8. The valve stem oil seals will need replacing at some point and the adaptive function on the headlights are inoperative. Having an MOT on Thurs - I will be cursing it if it fails.
  24. Have stopped using shitner Solihull after the recall work, switched over to a local independent. Charged for work not done, caught on dash cam, constantly fobbed off by their stupid service department, multiple visits for a vibration but never fixed by them. Resolved by road force balance, guibo, diff bushing and gearbox mount. I would steer clear of shitner entirely.
  25. rikedwards

    Parking lights

    Newbie needs assistance from knowledgeable owner I have a bulb failure warning passenger parking light When I activate the offside parking light the outside larger halo lights up, if I activate nearside the inner small halo lights up If I switch the sidelights or headlights on all four halo`s work perfectly I have no idea what could be wrong!
  26. Mijmap

    520d MSport plus ????

    Is he near Glasgow? Will be disappointed if they dont do them properly , might just tell them to take the 300 off and I will do them myself
  27. apples12

    What were you doing when Chernobyl blew up?

    I was....-3 years old
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    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHLOk1j3KbM   the warrior buys a write off 518i   this car lives on.
    • Remove gearbox, clutch and flywheel. Clutch and flywheel are both well past their sell by date. Now need to order the driveshaft donut and gear selector seal as noticed that both need replacing.
    • To quote myself not such a good summer for England cricket fans - making it hard for ourselves....
    • My alibi is weak but I didn't do it, i wasn't there!
    • Hi Ocallen,   BMW sub contracted alot of manufacturing to their spec of the audio electronics in E39's and many other models to the 'OEM' departments of brands like Blaupunkt, Alpine, Becker, Philips, Lear. The electronics and internals used were of a lesser grade than the components they'd use in their 'retail' products departments for the various 'awesome' head units they were known for.    If you are favouring the OEM modules route, then you'll need to do some cross referencing on realoem.com to see the part numbers as well as the revision numbers for the various hardware items you need. Plug your cars details in and once you filter through for the audio bits and OBC aspects etc, you'll see compatible part numbers for the build date of your car. Some of those will have revision numbers too. You'll then need to search those out on classifieds/Ebay/breakers yards. It won't matter on the OEM manufacturer if there's multiple ones for the same part and revision number, each 'brand' made the item to BMW's design spec. The next aspect will of course be hoping that anything you do buy is functional and working and hopefully doesn't go kaput relatively soon after purchase then fitting etc as they'll be almost or around 20 years old.    Good luck with everything!   Cheers, Dennis!    


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