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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Battery on charge Gingers re instated and two of the finished wheels on Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    yeah i know its easy and i know its in the manual but some people (inc me) like to see the process in pics before embarking. so here goes. Time = 5mins per side Ease = 1/10 Tools = large flat scredriver Parts = depends on what bulbs (is there a bulb list) So i was replacing the reversing bulbs for LED ones (they need to be CANBUS and possibly only fit one way round) these are the ones i bought... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331496699536?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (there are probably cheaper ones available but they came recommended) 1. Open the boot (its easy so i'm fleshing it out) 2. Use the flat screwdriver to remove the inner boot lining trim (big quarter of the boot) The fixing screws require a 90deg (1/4 turn) turn then just fall out and there are 2 for each side 3. Lift up the spare wheel cover and tug on the square cut out of the inner liner 4. Once its off you can see the bulb holder. This is held into the light unit by this fixing... ...and this also needs a 90deg (1/4 turn) to free the bulb holder. 5. You can then access the bulbs... and replace to your hearts content!! The results of the LED swap... 50/50... both done... 6. Make a cup of tea JJ
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    Reconditioned Sachs shocks.

    I think they're pretty good customer service wise and prices aren't awful either. Here's hoping they can help
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    Can you imagine what else of similar performance would be so 'cheap' to run over 20k? An r8 maybe but nothing Italian I'm sure!
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    Pistonheads M5

    While I found this funny, it's not the same Ben.
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    Pistonheads M5

    It just seems all a bit of hard work phoning and confirming the cat c issue. Talk to hpi, talk to dvla, put up with more of the same come resale time. The seller isn't forthcoming about reference numbers on a car he expects people to pay 14 bags for?? Perhaps if the seller wasn't in the habit of marking up cars by 70% or putting up pics of different cars to the one you're there to buy then you'd be half inclined to do some chasing or believe him. As it is I don't think he's done himself any favours with past antics. Surely if it is a one off car, you'd go through the effort of categorically proving its not a cat c and provide info so potential buyers can easily see its not either, as opposed to leaving it but waxing lyrical that its the same colour as a bell end
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    I think on the whole your porka seems very reasonable to run for what it is, yes you've had a couple things go wrong but no more than your average car and of course being what it is you knew the parts n repair bills would cost more than your average car. and as you say the bulk of money spent has been mods or non essential preventative maintenance. you cant buy a 100k supercar and then expect to run it on a ford fiesta budget, and you haven't, so all in consideration I think youre doing quite well out of the beast
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    Daz Beemer

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Hey Neil nice car mate
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Imo, this is a good thing! They are usually mis-used anyway. Not to mention, the plastic cover is a stone chip magnet
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    It's only plastic you can't replace humans you've been lucky
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    Time to update the project. I have sent the car to a recommended indy called Scots Performance. the wiring had become a headache. One of the jobs was to extend the wiring for the OBC so it would easily fit on the right side. Just in case you forgot what it looked like The area where the dash should be Now the wiring being sorted The OBC wiring extended Now needs fitting to the dash and the dash to go in Then a new cat 1 alarm with paging and a perimeter system can be fitted
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    inpa issues

    I gave up with DIS too slow and kludgey... Now have ISTA-D & ISTA-P which run natively under Windoze... Have a browse here - http://cartechnology.co.uk/
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    It's Alive! !

    Like an angry freight train right thru the Rev range
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    The art of giving more than 100%

    Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. What comprises 100% in life? How about achieving 103%? Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions: If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26. Then: H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98% and K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 =96% But ,A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100% And, B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103% AND, look how far ass kissing will take you. A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G 1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118% So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while hard work and knowledge will get you close, and attitude will get you there, it's the bullshit and ass kissing that will put you over the top. Now you know why some people are where they are!
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    Shaz H

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Here you go mate - m5 look but with fogs http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=181686534415&alt=web
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    You have put plenty of miles on that......... I guess it all relative.....Its cost you more to maintain and fix than many peoples E39 and E60's have cost to buy.,, But in relation to what the car is worth and the performance it gives,then its small spuds..
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    OEM Chrome door pins?

    Yep as far as I am aware chrome speak rings and pins came with heritage trim............ I like them
  18. 1 point

    Electric cars, good or bad?

    If you fitted a turbo charger to a Nissan Leaf, would it be a Leaf Blower?
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    Electric cars, good or bad?

    One thing that always seems to be ignored by the pro electric lobby is where the electricity comes from... Granted they will all shout about solar power but solar power is a tiny fraction of the countries power supply as are those infernal windmills... So we are back to Nuclear, Coal, Gas and Biomass fired power stations which have a pretty low efficiency, made worse by the transmission losses... Lets be honest if it wasn't for government grants funded by all energy users, PV panels would be a rarity, fitted only by people with beards who wear socks with sandals....And their husbands
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    Electric cars, good or bad?

    Personally,for me it's always been about the engine with the associated experience that goes with it. The sound,feel,smell,all add to the driving experience. I think that electric vehicles are not 100% the answer at present. It's all about cost and the technology is still too dear. Range is still an big issue and because there is no engine it's very hard to get decent refinement so another increase in cost. The infrastructure is also not yet there. It's often said the national grid is in danger of collapse so chances are that the 'grid' will struggle with demand and realistically your only moving the pollution from the tailpipe to the stack at the power station. I would expect in the short to medium term for electric cars to begin to dominate in citys and urban areas. For long distance and rural work it will move to cleaner petrols and possibly/probably hybrids but again the cost will be higher. Take F1 for example. There was much angst a few years back that the engines were too expensive. Now with these new hybrid power units the cost has risen three fold compared to the 2.4ltr v8's previously used. Then they wonder way smaller teams fold and let's face it they sound crap. It's all well and good wanting to go green but if the new technology is significantly more expensive than the old it will take far longer to implement. A reasonable city car retails for 10k-15k? Until electrics can match that,it will be a long gestation period imo. On this oil running out question I believe it's a bit of a myth. It was said that by the early years of the 21st century it would be all over for oil. What I understand also is that they always find deposits,some that may not be economically viable. At the moment. A small fact. A barrel of crude oil is one of the only things you get more from refined than what you put in. Much like popcorn. Finally. With the introduction of euro 6 for diesels, I have heard from sources that really that's it. They've gone as far as they can with what's available. Compared to 80's diesels,modern stuff is so much cleaner but unfortunately not clean enough with the dreaded particulates and NOx still being the big problem. So an electric car? At the moment no thanks.
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    Lewis F1 Genius but.....

    Ok so he is weird and has weird taste in clothing. But in the end he is a talented driver and something as a British citizen that we can be proud of. But we prefer the English habit of tearing him apart. Many such talented people have weird habits, lets just be proud of him and what he is managing to do on the track
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    Winter wheels removed and a good wash Sent from my XT1068 using Tapatalk
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    Hogie's E34 535I Sport Project

    I always thought the alpinas were too big for the car. If you approached the car from a distance they looked like big cart wheels, I had to mind them so much with potholes cause of the low profile and I thought they were probably a bit too modern for the vehicle also. Cart wheels example below:- Its a bloody shame I spent 600 quid on tyres just before I decided I didnt like them anymore. Still, I might buy an e39 sport touring one day and they will look good one that. They can wait in my garage till then. I saw a red e34 540 on ebay with BBS 15s on it. At the time I thought they looked really good so I decided I would buy a set to see what they would be like on my car. I bought them off Daz from this site with winter tyres, nice bloke, very good to deal with. The car actually handled a whole lot better on these wheels but really it didnt look right. I started to look for some BBS 17 RC090s. I eventually picked these up and I think it looks quite smart with these wheel. It handled a whole lot better on the smaller rim too. If anyone is thinking of putting anything bigger than a 17 on an e34 Id say think twice.
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    Hogie's E34 535I Sport Project

    I wasn't that keen on the black kidney grill, black roundels or the black 535I badge on the back being honest. When I first saw the car it was one of the things I planned to change straight away. So I did!! Before After Next up, wheels