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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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    B10 V8 T, B12 5.7 L, B10 4.6 T, M635CSi, 635CSiA

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  1. sharkfan

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Got it back today - no brownie points for checking the wheels before she exited the car but happy to report no kerbing
  2. sharkfan

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Lent my E39 to my wife for a couple of days - I fear for the wheels...
  3. You can't beat a good AC with the amount of slow/traffic jams we have in this country - a convertible is lovely but has its limitations - a good working AC keeps you cool in the summer and condensation free in the winter.
  4. Lovely looking thing - sold to a forum member?
  5. sharkfan

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Got the car back after a jerky gearchange led me to finding out I hadn't had the oil and filter changed a few years ago - the filter was date stamped 2001 and the oil was black and low after 146k miles so a very thorough flush, new oil and filter, new sump pan and new bolts and it's all super amooth again. All work carried out by the meticulous Lee Shannon out at Bentley, near Farnham.
  6. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Do you make those ships in bottles in your spare time or just a sideline in gynaecology? Bloody good effort Richard.
  7. What I'm saying is that you won't need spacers; if you use any kind of spacers you will be putting increased strain on the suspension components as well as placing the wheels outside the line of the bodywork which will look pretty grim.
  8. You should be ok with 8.5" wheels with zero offset; I have 9x18's all round with ET12 (12mm) offset so the outside of the wheels should be in almost exactly the same place as mine.
  9. sharkfan

    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    The Mregistry does mention another factory steering wheel option of a non-///M three spoke airbag wheel - you could get that one (whichever it is?) retrimmed and have ///M stitching added. Loads of M5 owners have had the MTech II fitted with a passenger airbag so there should be no problem with a dummy plug.
  10. sharkfan

    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    Glorious motorcar and, like your others, a credit to you. I'm not sure the aero mirrors were ever standard on an M5; I believe (from what I've read) they were always a cost option? Do you have a buyers brochure to let you know what options there were on an M5 Touring at that time? Not sure about the truck-like airbag steering wheel though...
  11. sharkfan

    What were you doing when Chernobyl blew up?

    I was only joking neal. Nuclear reactor control has a lot to do with the architecture of the reactor itself, the materials involved and the testing that occured prior to, during, and post commissioning - history shows us that RBMK's were not good on any of those points. Nuclear safety in the broader sense relies on the dissemination of information that can highlight faults or shortcomings, operational anomalies, reactor test procedure results and so on - history again shows us that the Soviets were deliberately not good at that. The new safe cover should be good 100 years, even through earthquakes and other reasonable predictable disasters; there are no guarentees as a direct meteroid strike of any size would probably flatten it, but it has been designed, and built, to be as good as it can be for 100 years.
  12. sharkfan

    What were you doing when Chernobyl blew up?

    You need to go back and re-read the thread then ( ) as pressing the AZ-5 button initiated the scram mechanism which inserted the control rods which unfortunately increased the localised reactivity because of the graphite tips on the control rods; that increase of reactivity as the poison was being burnt off in the unstable reactor state contributed to the prompt criticality and runaway power increase which led to the thermal explosion within the core.
  13. sharkfan

    Its been a while / valuation help please

    E34. 535i is a cracking car and if I had space to stash two or three away I would.
  14. sharkfan

    Trump, like him or loath him?

    I can understand quite a lot from anywhere but the USA not caring what he says, but as for getting offended on other peoples behalf have you ever read... First they came for ... ...Then they came for me... Written by a German Priest in a eulogy after the end of World War II ?
  15. sharkfan

    Its been a while / valuation please

    £16k - £22k for an E34 540i/6 ? That'll make a few people on here very happy ... if they're smoking the same stuff the people you spoke to are.