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sharkfan last won the day on January 25

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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

    Help needed getting car spec from reg

    You need the VIN really - it used to be the last seven but the few online VIN checkers these days ned the whole thing. You could try the registration at a local BMW dealer but I wouldn't hold your breath.
  2. sharkfan

    RIP HRH The Prince Philip

    Anyone else going to raise a glass of rum to the old sailor this evening? RIP Philip - a full life lived before he became consort and a role invented and lived for 7 decades afterwards.
  3. That's better condition than some of the complete cars on ebay.
  4. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Took my E34 out for a run yesterday - simply glorious noise from the V8 but also the E34 driving experience seems so much more raw and connected than the E39 daily driver. I was out for about an hour around Surrey and used the Switch-Tronic the whole time except the last five minutes in a train of cars getting home. I can well remember the entertainment factor of the manual boxes in the 540i and M5 E34's but the engines were chalk and cheese - massive low range shove in the V8 but trailing off over 5k compared to the where-is-the-power nothingness of the S38 until you get to 3.5k and then pure screaming banshee to 6.5k. The 4.6 Alpina lump has the best of both worlds - even more torque than the 4.0 and just as much high revs power as the straight six. I understand why the PO kept the car so long now - it's 26 years old and has only had two owners and is only ever likely to.
  5. sharkfan

    Happy Easter

    Happy Easter Mick and anyone else celebrating April bunnies - hope your E28's are still going great Mick? I took my E34 for an Easter Sunday spin for no other reason than I wanted to - it was brilliant - fabulously noisy, engine pulling like a train, AC working perfectly and I even fixed the key with a couple of replacement batteries when I got home.
  6. sharkfan

    m62 engine no start

    Well done for sorting it so quick.
  7. sharkfan

    m62 engine no start

    Did it work previously or is the car new to you? I have installed discrete little switches as interrupts on the fuel pump supply on a few cars as an immobilising device.
  8. sharkfan

    E39 Touring Tailgate needs more oomph

    Just bumping the thread with a TIS link https://tis.bmwcats.com/doc1061082/
  9. sharkfan


    They are perhaps going on a private jet with another family of five - unfortunately they are not 'well liked' and a third party is quite willing to make phone calls to let appropriate authorities know.
  10. sharkfan


    Some rich people I know of are circumventing the system by declaring they are going abroad for a necessary business trip... with their two teenage and one 10 year old child...
  11. sharkfan

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Why does such a new car need that level of surgery?
  12. sharkfan

    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    It's a bog standard E38 rear bumper with a cut outs for the Alpina dual pipes on each side; and then a small trim to go around the pipes to make it look tidier.
  13. sharkfan

    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    If you are after the full Alpina look you might want to get hold of these cut-out trims for the rear bumper - Alpina will only sell them to an owner with the proof of both full chassis numbers but these guys are making copies. http://alternative-parts.eu/en/sklep/rarytasy/alpina-diffuser-for-the-bmw-e38-exhaust-system/
  14. sharkfan

    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    Is that for the E32 or E38?