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About sharkfan

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    2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
    1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
    1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
    1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd)
    1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from thousands made and still valiantly fighting against a rusty grave)


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    M62TUB46, M73B57, M60B46, M88/3-3543, M30-3430.

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  1. sharkfan

    E34 540i/6T again

    I just wish I could find a decent E32 V12...
  2. sharkfan

    E34 540i/6T again

    You lucky man, you must have owned or driven half of the rhd 540i/6 Tourings in the country by now!
  3. On an E38 the rear seat base is solid and stays where it is, the seat backs fold in and back at about mid-height; the headrests are electric too and lumbar was standard on most markets. On an E32 and E23, the seat backs were solid and the seat bases slid forward individually.
  4. sharkfan

    Bob Willis - RIP

    2nd highest wicket taker in the world when he retired. Gentleman and world class cricketer with that 8-43 after Bothams innings of 149. RIP Bob Willis.
  5. sharkfan

    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    Horses for courses, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, etc; an estate is undoubtedly far more versatile, and to many people just as good, or even better looking.
  6. sharkfan

    1980's Motorshow photos.

    Why not start a thread in the Picture and Video Gallery section of this forum, then anyone who visits the forum will be welcome, not just facebook users?
  7. sharkfan

    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    I've got an E34 too, it's a... never mind
  8. Take a picture of your controls - there are a LOT of different permutations. Knowing what controls you have will help get the right advice to you.
  9. sharkfan

    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    I've got an E38, a 757iL - it's awesome
  10. sharkfan

    Alexa vs Google Home

    Ask alexa to repeat what she has heard...
  11. sharkfan

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It was working perfectly until the window slipped out of the clamps this morning. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.
  12. sharkfan

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    This is the problem, the window won't open fully now. I've just checked the TIS and I seem have the correct 10mm and 5.4mm alignment dimensions when the window is open 10mm. The only other thing I did was take off the speaker box to fix the securing hole at one end of it. Like I said it intiates and will go up and down in one-touch, it just thinks fully down is only two thirds down. Edit: I will try that 'Erasure of initialization' tomorrow and then see what happens. Thanks Richard. 2nd Edit: just found this... https://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/116119-elec-window-will-not-fully-lower-after-door-was-removed/
  13. sharkfan

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Well bugger. Little Miss Sharkfan went to open the front passenger window to be met with failure. The motor could be heard running but no movement. So off with the doorcard, peel back the vapour barrier and I could see the window clamps move up and down, not connected to the window glass. Easy-peasy I thought, a little jiggery-pokery to get the clamp screw in the 'window' and attach front and back clamp back to the window glass, using the old marks on the glass as where there were and so where they should go back. Brilliant I though, except the window only goes down two thirds of the way, and no more. It goes up and down freely, it has even responded to the one-touch reset but two thirds down is as far as it goes. Before boring you all with this I did have a good search through past posts but could only find solutions for no movement at all and a thread where wires had been crossed preventing the one-touch operation. Any quick suggestions before I have to start a thread and take everything apart again in the cold?
  14. sharkfan

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Had to wash the car in the rain at the end of a long day; some shite-hawks (seagulls) in Godalming of all places decided to party over my car and covered it in their acidic crap. Hopefully it's all off now.
  15. sharkfan

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    My previously mentioned track rod ends were changed this morning and then the tracking checked by the lazer Hunter alignment system. I found my nearest Hunter tracking station using the alignmycar website and the garage was walking distance to me. The garage was brilliant and the great thing about using the Hunter system is that it includes all the details of even the rarest cars; my E39 Alpina B10 V8 Touring is one of just 12 UK cars and is on there. So no ball joint rattles now, and still driving straight and true - happy days.