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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

    Unusual m62b44 issue

    I had an M62 engine stalling problem caused by a seizing alternator. It might be worth removing the fan belt and try moving each component, idler and pulley to check they are completely free to move.
  2. sharkfan

    Insurance Bull****

    Admiral are no different from any other insurance company in hiking premiums after the first year; the trick is to compare beforehnd and engage with them as to why they should still want your business and how to get a price that is fair for both parties. If you arm yourself with comparisons and have a price-point at which you are prepared to walk then you should get what you want.
  3. The world has definitely changed in terms of confrontation; very many people either believe they have nothing to lose or somehow think they're playing a video game for points and prizes. I've had enough knives drawn out toward me in a previous profession to know the limitations of what is and isn't possible on both sides of the conflict, as well as having to deal with dozens upon dozens of assault victims of almost every concievable type and level. Personal circumstances and boundaries and extents of your responsibilities will, sorry should, hugely affect your deeds and actions in the face of confrontation; if you are in a situation where you feel you can and should risk everything to defend your point of view then you must be very confident of your own ability, and your ability to defend your actions in a court of law. That to me is a huge stretch of many intangible variables, so as I said, I've become non-confrontational and if I feel action is warranted then I'll weigh up everything so that the odds are hugely in my favour. Whether I then decide to do anything is up to me.
  4. sharkfan

    Sunday 16th September

    Does this still go on?
  5. In these days of knife carrying loons you make your decisions based on all the priorities in your life; to suggest I'm not man enough suggests you feel you are so well done to you. I know enough, have seen enough, and value my peace enough to make different decisions than you. I didn't say I popped his tyres, it was perhaps a factor that he nearly crashed into me almost without realising it as well as tearing across an amber light in such a hurry to get away from me. If you get in a car and don't realise you have three flat tyres then I think your powers of observation are already putting everyone at significant risk including pedestrians and yourself.
  6. I've turned very anti-confrontational in my old age; the last guy that cut me up a few years ago scaring my daughter and flashing the V's at her, had some unfortunate luck a few days later with not one but three punctures on his brand new Jaguar. Shame.
  7. sharkfan

    Meets around Surrey?

    I've never seen one organised since moving here three and a half years ago; the nearest was Portsmouth but the organiser of that one upped-sticks to Canada with his pair of E28's.
  8. sharkfan

    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    Sorry, I call bollocks on this story then. There have been 10's, if not 100's of thousands of BBC employees over the years of many, many different political persuasions and many different points of view, and if there had been portraits of Lenin, Stalin and Marx, which you stated as a fact, then someone, somewhere at some time would have mentioned it - there is absolutely no evidence of this that you can produce and none that I can find either. This isn't a personal attack so please don't take it that way, but perhaps as was suggested you were mistaken as I am fairly sure that should there have been those specific portraits it would have noted, remarked upon and remembered.
  9. sharkfan

    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    Any evidence of the Communist Portraits in the BBC yet?
  10. sharkfan

    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    I'd be interested in seeing images of this - I have my doubts but please prove me wrong.
  11. sharkfan

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    This time, yes. Previously, unhappily, no.
  12. sharkfan

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Eclectic car meet today...
  13. sharkfan

    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    I'm not sure that decrying the BBC as 'fake news masters' whilst living in a virtual dictatorship is a very stable platform for the argument.
  14. sharkfan

    Subwoofer wiring

    Nice solution - do you get to hear much of the bass through the wooden floor? This is the uber -rare OEM solution... https://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/72766-was-there-a-factory-subwoofer-for-e34/ http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=HK42-EUR-07-1995-E34-BMW-540i&diagId=03_1241#82839405960 I went for something a little more obvious but it sits where the uber-rare OEM Touring subwoofer was sited...
  15. sharkfan

    Front Spoiler

    Neither of the Alpina versions in your first post look anything at all like the genuine items - just rubbish imho.