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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from Carl-e34 in 1999 T reg E36 318i Touring £650   
    Some larger pics for you Andy .. 





     
     
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from pidgeonpost in Password management software.   
    They are doing the rounds just now .. I am being blackmailed for 800 bitcoin blah blah b;ah .. the password they show was one used along time ago .. looks like My Fitness Pal was hacked and the details will have been sold on the dark web as they call it .. I guess if 1 or 2 two cave in and pay something they have won a watch .. I just delete them ..would love to be clever enough to turn it around to scam them but that's not easy I guess on an ipad mini !!!
     
    You can check if your e mail has been hacked on a website and it can lead you to the breach .. all scary stuff for some people
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from Carl-e34 in E34 M5 Touring restoration   
    Its such a stunning car and a touring .. say no more.. its the car I would love .. I remember getting my M5 and being excited as it had the aero mirrors , paras , floating brakes etc  same steering wheel and was LHD too .. snapped up and off to Germany I believe... 

     
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from Carl-e34 in E34 M5 Touring restoration   
    Its such a stunning car and a touring .. say no more.. its the car I would love .. I remember getting my M5 and being excited as it had the aero mirrors , paras , floating brakes etc  same steering wheel and was LHD too .. snapped up and off to Germany I believe... 

     
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from Carl-e34 in E34 M5 Touring restoration   
    Its such a stunning car and a touring .. say no more.. its the car I would love .. I remember getting my M5 and being excited as it had the aero mirrors , paras , floating brakes etc  same steering wheel and was LHD too .. snapped up and off to Germany I believe... 

     
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from Carl-e34 in 1999 T reg E36 318i Touring £650   
    Some larger pics for you Andy .. 





     
     
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from nealpina in Ford Cortina MK IV 2.3 Ghia or a E21 323i as a daily   
    a 2000E Sierra .. I remember these as being a really nice car .. and the Sierra Azure I think it was .. a 'sporty' beast made in silver , white or blue  .. nice too 
     
     I had a Granada 2.8 Injection .. spoilers, pearl white TRX alloys , Recaros.. don't see many of them now 
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from greenelekta in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    Jeezy peeps what a feast for the eyes that was
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    The Flying Banana reacted to Ravi Rajput in My 540i/6 Oxfordgrun   
    Hi guys, I've been on here a while but I've never really introduced myself or the car. I'm sure ive met a few of you possibly at shows or had dealing with you outside of this forum. Anyway previously I had a 525i sport manual in Cosmos Black, unfortunately that didnt last long as it was rear ended by a young driver. Whilst still sat in that car waiting to be recovered i started looking for E34 M5s and 540i/6's. 
    A couple months passed and I found a reasonably low mileage genuine 540i/6. It had a few choice modifications to it, wasnt too far from me but it did need a little work, so obviously i jumped at the opportunity (24/10/2016) Obviously since buying it ive done a few bits but heres the full mod list to date
     
    So heres a list of the modifications i can think of:
    M5 LSD Air con removed Powerflex black subframe bushes  545i Shorter shift BC racing coilovers  BBS RF wheels 17x9.5/10.5 and gold plated hardware with nankang NS2R semi slicks  Renown 130R steering wheel with NRG slim quick release Recaro SR/Speeds out of an Evo 3 currently dyed black  Full sport kit backbox delete with shotgun pipes  Black forest industries weighted gear knob  M5 style gear shift surround Stirling Moss inspired graphics   
    Got some other plans for it but its a slow project that i want to take my time and enjoy. No intentions of selling it at any point soon 
     
    heres some snaps of it at the mo





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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from duncan-uk in RIP Niki Lauda   
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from Loadmaster in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjm1JL11ariAhXEWhUIHSM1A64QFjAAegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.northcoast500.com%2F&usg=AOvVaw34Lw5UWllPJNXegca8wquo
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    The Flying Banana reacted to Tims in FS:BMW 530i Sport E39 / Paras/ Bumpers etc £600   
    Scott, send me over the chassis nos, postcode and a couple of pic's of the interior when you have time. Feel free to what's app them over, I have the correct gearbox on the shelf here for that
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in E39 530i on eBay   
    Its hardly been restored .. modified but not restored .. and all that work done and it needs engine mounts .. surely if you are wanting that kind of cash you would make sure everything is in top condition
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in FS:BMW 530i Sport E39 / Paras/ Bumpers etc £600   
    I think its either Glacier Green or Slate Green but can get code if anyone wants it  , Sand beige leather interior. Black headlining , aluminium trim
     
    I bought this on impulse last week as I  thought I could use the engine for either my E34 or my E36 compact, on fact finding it looks more hassle than its worth with this type of engine so then I considered putting it back on road .
     
    I don’t really have time for if I was honest as away with work and I care for elderly parents which takes up a huge amount of time and I have another 530d touring that should be back on road and various other cars so last thing I need is this to do
     
    Needs a gearbox. A while back on a trip home the previous owner had the oil cooler burst on the motorway and first he knew was when it came up with Trans Failure on dash .. towed to local garage .. stayed there since .
     
    It’s a genuine sport , bumpers intact , 18” staggered paras , celis lights etc usual stuff.
     
    I put a battery in it and its started 1st time after been standing for a long time J Two keys , it locked/ unlocked as it should .
     
    First aid kit is there , extinguisher is there , interior is clean , has a period Motorola flip phone in it , parrot fitted
     
    I need £600 back for it , wheels , bumpers , lights,  etc probably all worth that on their own, I am not into breaking it as I think neighbours would have a fit , it’s a tow away job, could be done on a solid bar  as gear box is toast anyway
     
    Any questions etc just ask
     
     


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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in E39 530i on eBay   
    Its hardly been restored .. modified but not restored .. and all that work done and it needs engine mounts .. surely if you are wanting that kind of cash you would make sure everything is in top condition
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in FS:BMW 530i Sport E39 / Paras/ Bumpers etc £600   
    I think its either Glacier Green or Slate Green but can get code if anyone wants it  , Sand beige leather interior. Black headlining , aluminium trim
     
    I bought this on impulse last week as I  thought I could use the engine for either my E34 or my E36 compact, on fact finding it looks more hassle than its worth with this type of engine so then I considered putting it back on road .
     
    I don’t really have time for if I was honest as away with work and I care for elderly parents which takes up a huge amount of time and I have another 530d touring that should be back on road and various other cars so last thing I need is this to do
     
    Needs a gearbox. A while back on a trip home the previous owner had the oil cooler burst on the motorway and first he knew was when it came up with Trans Failure on dash .. towed to local garage .. stayed there since .
     
    It’s a genuine sport , bumpers intact , 18” staggered paras , celis lights etc usual stuff.
     
    I put a battery in it and its started 1st time after been standing for a long time J Two keys , it locked/ unlocked as it should .
     
    First aid kit is there , extinguisher is there , interior is clean , has a period Motorola flip phone in it , parrot fitted
     
    I need £600 back for it , wheels , bumpers , lights,  etc probably all worth that on their own, I am not into breaking it as I think neighbours would have a fit , it’s a tow away job, could be done on a solid bar  as gear box is toast anyway
     
    Any questions etc just ask
     
     


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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)   
    Hmm .. hahah .. I don't , I still have an E34 tho.. this just seemed a good thing to work away on .. if only I had an E32 I would be happier !
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)   
    Hmm .. hahah .. I don't , I still have an E34 tho.. this just seemed a good thing to work away on .. if only I had an E32 I would be happier !
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Your tank will last for ages as you will crawl most of the route .. gives you plenty time to sit still and admire the scenery as the traffic on it now is horrendous ... lots of hire cars that just stop for pics, jams because no common sense is used for passing etc
     
    Glorious route tho , the picture opportunities for your car are limitless

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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from duncan-uk in E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)   
    Some pics of the 530i I bought .. impulse buy , lots on it and a very original car .. gearbox oil cooler pipe burst  Gearbox is toast .. ran well prior and was decent strong engine
    So had many thoughts when I bought it .. decent 3.0 engine for the 520 E34 ? Engine for compact ? Sadly it looks like just too much work to make these things feasible
    So thought about sticking a gearbox in it , not sure but here are some pics of it .. needs a real good wash which will be satisfying to do then see what the score is
     
    Its all there , the original beige mats , period flip phone, toolkit, fire extinguisher and first aid kit too


     

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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from duncan-uk in E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)   
    Some pics of the 530i I bought .. impulse buy , lots on it and a very original car .. gearbox oil cooler pipe burst  Gearbox is toast .. ran well prior and was decent strong engine
    So had many thoughts when I bought it .. decent 3.0 engine for the 520 E34 ? Engine for compact ? Sadly it looks like just too much work to make these things feasible
    So thought about sticking a gearbox in it , not sure but here are some pics of it .. needs a real good wash which will be satisfying to do then see what the score is
     
    Its all there , the original beige mats , period flip phone, toolkit, fire extinguisher and first aid kit too


     

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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from duncan-uk in E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)   
    Some pics of the 530i I bought .. impulse buy , lots on it and a very original car .. gearbox oil cooler pipe burst  Gearbox is toast .. ran well prior and was decent strong engine
    So had many thoughts when I bought it .. decent 3.0 engine for the 520 E34 ? Engine for compact ? Sadly it looks like just too much work to make these things feasible
    So thought about sticking a gearbox in it , not sure but here are some pics of it .. needs a real good wash which will be satisfying to do then see what the score is
     
    Its all there , the original beige mats , period flip phone, toolkit, fire extinguisher and first aid kit too


     

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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 530i Auto gear box replacement....convert to manual ?   
    it could be , its actually very complete .. will post some pics soon .. needs 2 wings as they have bubbled at arch but that's easy
     
    Best thing is it has those OEM black heavy duty BMW mats they don't make and they are mint lol !!
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    The Flying Banana reacted to GStarrr in 530i Auto gear box replacement....convert to manual ?   
    Speak to Mackies Transmission in Glasgow they will tell which zf box will fit Scott.
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    The Flying Banana got a reaction from GStarrr in Style 66s on my E34   
    SO I bought these 66s from Dan as I thought I wanted them on my E34 … turns out I think I prefer the 15” originals but I took the opportunity to take the 15s off and get them all cleaned and waxed behind etc now winter has passed and to keep them mint.
     
    A couple of pics to see what the thoughts are .. I think it looks a bit American ( probably because it seems a popular wheel choice in USA on E34s when googled  ) and I think that ties in with the US style side markers.
     
    Just thought I would share , normal service resumed with 15s shortly



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