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    (Shy, delicate types, this isn't for you! Look away now.) Saw this referenced on M5board. Made me laugh out loud. Sniffpetrol, eat your heart out! Enjoy (but definitely not politically correct or safe for work).
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    Winter tyres - it's that time of year!

    Blizzaks fitted to the tourer today, i forgot how much more comfort non rft’s have over the rft’s. Sublime.
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    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    Don't mess around with wireless. If your connection drops that's too risk. https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Data-BLACK-Network-Cable/dp/B00KEAA042/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1539700425&sr=8-8&keywords=ethernet+cable+50m Its cheap as chips to get a long enough cable. Also, BMW will never force update a car unless they need to, i.e something is glitching out. A software update is an "overnight" process from BMW and costs around £200 so I doubt they would ever do it just like that. Best thing to do is to take your car to them to get the latest software and then do the coding
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    Yep I’m with you 100% on that, Ive been saying it for years! Dont know how it could be policed though? Possibly some sort of body matrix recognition type thing to start the car? But let’s not hijack this tread.
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    Apparently the car was on foreign plates so assuming they thought they were driving on the correct side. I don't mind people of any age driving but I think that there should be a test every 5 years for everyone to weed out the incapable and eventually too old to drive.
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    535d Turbo and Intercooler Hoses

    Just to note that all BMW part diagrams are available online. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=NC92-EUR-03-2005-E60-BMW-535d&diagId=11_3789
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    Must look rather neat with LED angel eyes up front great looking motor!
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    New brake pads and discs

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-Series-E39-530i-09-00-04-04-Front-Brake-Discs-MTEC-Premium-Brake-Pads/302468542208?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&hash=item466c87af00:g:gdYAAOSwk~NZy2Rs:rk:7:pf:0 I rate this product and have seen these used on track days and normal motoring ... They also have a great customer service.
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    Captain Beaky

    Wanted E3 Engine

    Well you won't believe this but out of the blue a full set of AE pistons, rings and pins +.50 all for £150 what an absolute bargain. So the block is coming out!
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    E28 M50B30 Project

    That makes sense! Read it quickly as just fitting an m54.
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    E28 M50B30 Project

    You’ll struggle to make an M50B30 if you don’t!
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    E28 M50B30 Project

    Any reason you opened it up?
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    Eco Pro question

    I quite like Eco Pro. It reminds me of what people driving ordinary cars must experience.
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    Eco Pro question

    Ok, but abit off topic no?
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    Wanted E3 Engine

    Easily drilled out with the engine out. All the block's have the required amount of metal there, they are just not tapped on the later car's
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    WANTED - E61 M Sport Towbar cover

    That's the tow eye, he's looking for the towbar. e.g.: M - Sport. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E60-E61-5-SERIES-M-SPORT-REAR-BUMPER-TOW-BAR-HOOK-HOLE-COVER-CAP-7897224/201604440899?hash=item2ef08fa343:g:so0AAOSw6wRXAn3i:rk:13:pf:0
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    I remember when I removed my arch liner to replace the wing, I cleaned the debri from one of the drain tubes and it poured water out for quite a while. Made a mess on the garage floor.
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    Hi, Just for information. My 530 Touring has just suffered the same problem - key fob suddenly would not open the doors... I discovered that if I held the remote over the antenna (which runs along the top edge of the rear spoiler) it would work at close range. Not wanting to be ripped off by BMW dealers, I decided to have a go at fixing the antenna amplifier which is accessed by removing the three torx bolts on the inside of the glass section of the hatch. Once removed, slide the spoiler downwards to disengage the fixings then lift away and carefully remove the two connectors - one for the remote antenna and one for the upper brake lights. The antenna amplifier is beneath an insubstantial black plastic 'lid' which clearly isn't up to the job of keeping moisture out of the amplifier. Undo the two bolts holding the amp and disconnect remaining connectors and lift the amp out of the car. (it's grey about 25cm long and 1cm thick Pop the clips and separate the two halves of the amplifier casing and you will see the circuit board. Almost certainly, you will see that the remote antenna circuit is covered in corrosion over several of the components. (on the two I've looked at it was exactly the same corrosion in exactly the same place! To fix, first use an old toothbrush (must be bone dry!!) And carefully brush away any corrosion from around the components Now using a very fine-tipped soldering iron, carefully remelt the connections on the back of the board that hold the antenna connector. carefully re-flow any solder joints that look suspect but be careful not to bridge any tracks! Clean all the connectors with switch cleaner and reassemble. That's it - keys will now work again without any problem! I've repeated this on two different cars with the same successful result. Hope that helps anyone struggling with this issue.
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