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  1. 2 points

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Replaced my O/S wheel arch fender liner today. I've had this part in my shed for almost 2.5 years, shame on me for putting it off for so long. Made myself laugh in the process - putting in the final screws I realised I hadn't re-connected the OAT probe cable, d'oh. Please forgive the state of my car, she does need a wash having covered 500 or so miles this week.
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    Hogie's E34 535I Sport Project

    Cool. It's nice to see it's still loved. [emoji106] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Hey Michael.. that’s extremely reassuring to hear indeed and I would imagine means that the turbo is absolutely fine and nothing to worry about. I must admit I have been so busy I have not had time to sit and go through the paperwork at all. Interestingly I have found the sound to be intermittent / occasional which also made me think it’s not a mechanical problem specifically. Really am enjoying the car so far by the way! It’s been great Cheers.
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    Hi Jim Sorry to hear that you've concerns with the car (Jim bought my E61). I definitely didn't hear that noise whilst I was driving the car. Maybe I didn't have the window down enough after getting the air con sorted! I've remembered after reading this that I forgot to tell you at the time that the turbo was changed in the winter of 2017. It was a recon unit that went in at the recommendation of my indy. Not sure if the receipt for that job was in with the paperwork, apologies if not. It never failed, was whistling a fair bit so got it changed and that sorted the whistle. On that note I would doubt it's the turbo and hope its a simple fix. I'd chase down for a leak first, probably the easiest/cheapest option for now. All the best Michael
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    Hogie's E34 535I Sport Project

    Yeah this is Paul's old car. I bought it off him in 2011.
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    Hogie's E34 535I Sport Project

    Just had a quick look at thread and love the work. Saw its been in tbmw. Was it previously owned by a chap called Paul who had an m5 e39 and is/ was a member on here. Seems familiar
  7. 1 point
    I bought a F11 with the N47T and my chain went at 125k I was pished off at the time because I did have some warning signs and I had done lots of research. As others have said the theory is that the guides (plastic) and chain are both more prone to wear when exposed to old contaminated oil. They changed the design slightly for the N47T but they still have the same basic design. I did think about getting the chains done soon after buying the car but my thinking was that it would be better to bank the money. The clutch did start to slip at 122k on mine and I got that done and got the engine fixed. The N47 has plenty of bad press. It is a proper tractor at idle but fine once on the move. I have just done a 300 mile round trip and enjoyed every minute. I was doing good speeds using my right foot a bit and still got 50mpg. Add to this the cheap purchase price and the package is a brilliant proposition. So I say put a bit money aside and don't worry about it. You could spend all the money and put it through a hedge backwards! Just drive it and enjoy it.
  8. 1 point

    I'd do the same....

    Only need rear plates for Nova Scotia, every province is different, so the Diamantschwartz Eta now spots this forward: With this facing aft: The Zobelbraun Eta has been registered in Nova Scotia but yet to be safety checked, plated and insured for the road. Work sh1t keeps getting in the way, that and I have been doing a bit of work with upgrades for a wee while: Regards, Mick
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    Not sure. The Rattle may be the Dual Mass Fly Wheel or clutch plate rattling around or maybe the rubber centre of the crank pulley is failing, which you might see wobbling around at the front of the engine. If you jab the throttle from idle you may hear a nackerd DMF knock as it slops around up n down the rev. If a continuous rattle goes away or changes when you press the clutch then normally that is thrust bearing assembly related.
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    Just scuffed my wheel.

    I used a few times Powdertec in Glasgow, Houston Street and don't have complaints, David was very helpful and even suggested a nice colour to suit my old blue e60. Prices were very reasonable, I even got one of my friend get the wheels done there and she was happy too! I got couple of wheels scuffed as well which need to be repaired but I am not sure if I want to go for a full refurb or a touch up. I was even thinking to buy a kit and do it myself. SO still thinking what to do. Keep us updated @Mijmap Also a few owners did full refurb somewhere in Hamilton and really happy, I phoned the guy but the price was to high for me!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Took the plastic under panels off. Found a rust site, probably worth it for you all to take a look. Just inboard of the front jacking point on both sides: Passenger side Driver's side. I've scraped thdm down, cleaned up and treated them. Will be getting some paint later on.
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    Door speakers?

    Just for clarity: with this kit there is no other parts/wires/resistors etc I would nneed to buy? (except new tweeter grills) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Focal-IFBMW-S-2-Way-Component-Speakers/dp/B00GN4YNLE/ref=pd_sbs_107_4/257-9722153-4716622?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00GN4YNLE&pd_rd_r=e1471e0a-d8cb-49ae-b3a8-555612cb7612&pd_rd_w=uDxtN&pd_rd_wg=NTClL&pf_rd_p=2b420a2f-6593-478e-8b5f-cb43865ff16f&pf_rd_r=2AKHVQRMJHN7BCNS1V68&psc=1&refRID=2AKHVQRMJHN7BCNS1V68 Thanks for the thread link @Cadwell Parker, good reading there!
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    Hogie's E34 535I Sport Project

    Well it been a long time since I updated this thread. The above mentioned fuel pipe was replaced and not a lot else happened with the car, I drove it occassionally, MOT'd it on time, serviced it but I knew it wasn't going to go through another MOT without a proper repair to that drivers sill. If you like lots of picture of welding, click below & scroll down the page, its had some serious surgery this time http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/202512/workshop-distractions-thread-added-distraction?page=17
  14. 1 point

    Matrix Sign - Freight to EU

    God only knows, (and possibly Boris) what way this will all turn out but i'm really happy for all the people in their new found jobs.
  15. 1 point

    iDrive logic - is it just me?

    I sure hoped so. Air cooled is about the only fact I know about bugs. Anything else I picked up from Herbie movies Keliuss
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    iDrive logic - is it just me?

    I did notice that. Was just being silly.
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    Matrix Sign - Freight to EU

    My business is ready... British made copper tubing and magnetic filters, Korean made boilers, their oil boilers make the European made stuff seem like they are from the stone age, new Turkish made van, racking made in Cornwall, US made blowtorch and tool bags and to keep the other half sweet, I have just ordered a British made EBAC washing machine with a seven year guarantee and get this.... Hot and cold fill. It is interesting that Lard Rover have chosen to make the new Defender in Slovakia and Ineos have selected South Wales to manufacture their new extra tough utility 4x4 Roll on the 31st October, my bottle of 1975 port is waiting
  18. 1 point

    ZF 6hp26 oil change

    Biotoxic, I am new to all this, so I am finding my feet. I have spoken to three different 'specialists' who all give me different opinions. I totally agree with you about caring for your car, I allways have ie: oil change at 10k NOT 25k I just don't want to kill my box by changing the oil. I am happy / confident to do the work myself if I have the correct info. I have built engine's from scratch for the last twenty five + years. Any info / advice gratefully received.
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    Afraid not so, all N47 engines are susceptible to the timing chain failure. BMW never actually fixed the fault with that engine.
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    Headlights replacement

    In my opinion, genuine stuff is the best, the aftermarket "Depo" Headlights just look too tacky in my eyes. Maybe go for a set of genuine facelift angel eyes with xenon? Sent from my BBF100-1 using Tapatalk
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    iDrive logic - is it just me?

    Might be something to do with it having an air cooled engine. Keliuss
  22. 1 point

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Drove it to work and hit 160k. So far 20k of trouble free motoring in 4 years.
  23. 1 point
    Well for me, there aint no chance I'm fitting under the car, even with it up on axle stands I'm just too big/wide... Yes, this goes down the dipstick tube and you just pump it until it creates the vacuum and then it draws the oil; it takes a while as the piping isn't that wide, so you need to keep the vacuum pressure up regularly I found. There are other types out there on the market, but for a job that I'll do 2, maybe 3 times a year, I didn't want to fork out close to £80 for one, when this Sealy pump gets great reviews and does the job that's needed It's 5.5l capacity FYI The tools I treated myself too for this job are: Pump: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-TP696-5-5ltr-Manual-Extractor/dp/B000WZF74M/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Sealey+TP696+5.5ltr+Manual+Vacuum+Oil+%26+Fluid+Extractor&qid=1568813382&s=diy&sr=1-1 Oil container: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-DRP07-10ltr-Recycle-Container/dp/B00S18BI9A/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Sealey+DRP07&qid=1568813444&s=automotive&sr=1-1 Oil filter lid socket: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-SX114-Profile-Filter-Socket/dp/B000ROB0RG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sealey+sx114&qid=1568813471&sr=8-1
  24. 1 point

    E39 Halogen and Xenon Reflectors

    Update. When I opened the sealed yellow Hella box for the second headlight, this also has the ballast fitted - but only the second headlight. So both came with xenon bulbs and one with a ballast - not clipped in properly though. Now I don't know whether there has been a mistake or not but at least I have one spare ballast. All fitted to the car. See pictures. Before and after. I made a poor job of fitting some cheap ebay vinyl film on them but it will protect them until I have a better solution. Added a couple of the new DEPO tailgate lights I fitted to replace the cloudy originals. They are excellent at £65 each, I'm happy with them. A few issues that others might be able to comment on or advise: I didn't find it as easy to fit as I had hoped. I think the mistake I made was removing the existing lower brackets and replacing with the ones that came on the lights. They have oversize holes and provide lateral adjustment that I lost and I'm not 100% happy with how the drivers side aligns in the wing. I might try and fix later. Plastic gets brittle with age and I broke the wing-side tab on the passenger side lower headlamp trim. It's OK for now but I'll replace later. Not sure whether to get a second hand one in the correct colour from ebay or buy a new one and paint (would have to be spray cans Two different tabs broke on the connectors. The high beam one it's a blue part that's easy to replace - which I did from one of the spares from the second hand lights (the ones I destroyed last week). More difficult is the grey low beam connector - now connects to a ballast. I've included a picture of one from the internet where the tab that broke off can be seen. I have a spare with a length of wire connected and I could cut, solder and heatshrink a wire repair that I would be confident would work but I'm holding off as these connectors can be bought cheaply (61138364498) . Does anyone know how to fit them?
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Well not happy this morning. Some arsehole scumbag has rubbed against the car and done one. NSR door rub strib has been been well and truely "rubbed"