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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

    Cargo/dog net retrofit

    Not a clue as Simufly sent me that pic from measurements on his car. My photo on that link, whilst fuzzy, is readable.
  2. sharkfan

    Cargo/dog net retrofit

    I did it a few years ago - the pics I used to find the screw holes are here... https://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/15465-whos-done-cool-interior-stuff-to-their-e34s-pics-please/?page=4
  3. Sorry to snip but this is it in a nutshell. Wearing a mask just shows you give the merest teeny tiny shit about the health of the people into who's working environment (shop, restaurant, train, etc) you are venturing - when you are asked to wear a mask it isn't about you, it's about everyone else.
  4. JFDI if you give a f%ck at all about either your loved ones or the public at large - it isn't (after going through all those months of mandatory wearing masks) a great hardship. It's not about how you think about yourself and your 'compliance' or your 'personal liberties' - it's about how you consider everyone else - and it shows.
  5. sharkfan

    ball park figure

    Pics please - of the whole car and the fancy seats
  6. sharkfan

    Mini ratchet for Mechanics bits

    Yep, got one of these - excellent little gadget.
  7. sharkfan

    Grom BT3 Bluetooth streaming / hands free unit

    Not interested in the BT streaming but how does the BT phone thing connect -through the CD changer? Does everything connect through the CD changer, AUX in too? I'm thinking of using this for my E38 to use as a BT for my mobile phone alongside the existing dual phones, and as an Aux in for a DAB and my trusty old iPod - is the aux in a 3.5mm stereo jack/plug? EDit to add; I have DSP and the car is a 1997.
  8. Thanks for that; to hit a couple of your points I had some issues with broken adjusters and a cracked lens a couple of years ago so I bought a second hand set and fitted all new adjusters and cleaned the lenses before fitting the,m to the car - I also have working headlamp height adjustment and some spare caps too.
  9. sharkfan

    Tool, and Socket Box Carrier

    Got a fair selection of bits and bobs myself after 30 years of larking about but for just putting in the car I picked up one or two of the Heyco Expert kits a few years ago - they are dated to the late 1980's but are brand new condition and the finest quality tools...
  10. sharkfan

    E10 fuel causing EML

    Not sure about the power reduction, and again no EML, but my mpg noticeably increased using the lower octane stuff during the media fuel crisis - back to Alpina recommended Super now and mpg increased again.
  11. sharkfan

    So what are you doing in isolation?

    Great work Mick - looks like it's always been there.
  12. Thanks for this - I don't really want to my money commit to the 'expected date' of something that isn't in stock yet - I've done that before with the E24 rear light frame seals that never actually ever turned up. I'll check again in February.
  13. Hi, Any chance of a price and availability check on an M635CSi rear exhaust please, 1985, last seven digits are 0760166, possibly part number 18121309004.
  14. sharkfan

    Oil Flush? Low pressure

    Ahh, had that once on my 2002tii a million years ago.
  15. Hi all, now my E34 has been pressed into daily driver service I am thinking about upgrading the dipped beam headlights somehow. I've been doing some reading into the LED replacement H1 bulbs but it does seem to be a mixed bag of results with regard to brightness and beam pattern, especially as last year or so I replaced the Halfords +whatever % bulbs I fitted years ago with a pair of Osram Night Breaker Laser bulbs, which coming straight from my xenon equipped E39, don't seem that bad. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/product-group-tests/76760/best-car-headlight-bulbs-2021 Philips now do a range of LED bulbs, the best of which is the Ultinon Pro9000 mentioned in the above link but at c£120 they are bloody expensive for what they are... https://www.philips.co.uk/c-m-au/car-lights/headlight-bulbs/led-headlight-bulb A lot of current reviews still mention how good, and sometimes how much better HIDs are, so I started looking into them. I've read the older threads on here back to around 2004 and been astonished at the prices people were paying back then (c£150-c£250) and after a little research I found these sets by Stealth pretty reasonable compared to the LED prices... https://www.hids4u.co.uk/h1-xenon-hid-conversion-kits/ I don't want get into a discussion about the legalities or otherwise of the fitting the LED or HID kits for as a driver of an older BMW I have got used to the glare of modern LED and laser headlights compared to the candles that the 1980's and '90's cars started with. Suffice to say I won't fit anything without the correct beam pattern, a clean cut-off and a decent hot spot; I am just after any recent experiences of fitting HID's or LED bulbs and any thoughts of those that have had HID's (or LEDs) fitted for a while. For my own part I am now thinking of trying the 35w Stealth HID kit at £49.95 while also making the conversion reversible should a keen MoT tester deem it necessary. The reason for choosing the 35w over the 55w HID is the reduced starting current load on the existing wiring whilst still maintaining the obvious increase in light output, and bulb and ballast longevity. So, any thoughts anyone?