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V8Warrior last won the day on January 28 2017

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About V8Warrior

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  • Birthday 03/05/1983

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    HST driver - 125 Smiles-Per-Hour


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    2001 E39 M5 2005 Vivaro Crewcab Battle Bus

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  1. V8Warrior

    Upsetting the purists...

    I’ll get some more pictures up soon, just waiting on a new servotronic solenoid as I (like a dick) smashed mine when lowering the subframe :|
  2. The M5 has been under an almost 4 month transformation. The purists are already screaming and shouting. But 1590KG with a full tank of fuel isn't to be sniffed at!
  3. V8Warrior

    Carbon Fibre Roof Pics

    More Details on price and lead time please? I approached CA about one but their mould is damaged so no more from them
  4. V8Warrior

    E39 BM54 Unit

    I have 2. Both round pin, one is standard and fully working. The other is a stage 2 Cartronics modified one and fully working and still under warranty with Cartronics.
  5. Sorry for not getting back on this sooner, had a lot of crap going on lately so I've had to take a backseat from the things I enjoy Ref the radiator - I did a comparison with the Direnza one against the stock BEHR unit - a good amount of testing on the car under all conditions and then a physical side-by-side comparison. Long and short of it, don't waste your money on the Direnza item on an M5. Stick with the OEM BEHR unit but obtain a new one from someone like Simon at C3BMW - He supplies them direct from Hella/BEHR and they are identical to the ones you would buy from the dealership - with the exception of the BMW roundel being filed off. Everything else is there, all BMW part numbers etc etc. To give example of just how good Simon is at C3BMW, I ordered a new radiator from him in the afternoon. It arrived next day direct from Hella/BEHR. It was faulty (No fault of Simon's) and had aquired some "banana" type twisting. Simon immediately dispatched another radiator on next day delivery and arranged for the defective unit to be sent directly back to Hella/BEHR at no extra cost to me. Now that is great service and as such, I'll use Simon for other parts in future! So to sum up, stick with OEM for the radiator - you simply won't find better.
  6. V8Warrior

    E39 M5

    I'd love to know who you came to the diagnosis of worn timing chain - It's not something that you can tell just from looking at it down the oil filler......
  7. V8Warrior

    What Water Pump, Viscous Fan & Thermostat???

    Have a watch of my electric fan fitment video. It's for an M5, but the principle is the same on all other E39's https://youtu.be/gLRR5TKSr0U
  8. V8Warrior

    Sunroofs. Does yours whistle a little bit?

    All 4 seals when I did all them in the video came to about £95 with trade discount, without digging the invoice out, it was something along the lines of £25ish for the sunroof seal
  9. V8Warrior

    What Water Pump, Viscous Fan & Thermostat???

    Simon at C3BMW is superb - I ordered a brand new OEM BEHR radiator for the M5 from him (but shipped directly from Hella/BEHR), it turned up damaged defective - twisted like a banana over the core by about an inch Spoke to him over the phone and without any issue at all had a brand new one dispatched for next day delivery and then had the defective one collected too. That's the sort of service I like, and it's what will keep my custom too. For the "It must be BMW only radiator purists" - the BMW roundel had been clearly ground off, but the rest of the BMW part numbers were in place.
  10. V8Warrior

    Sunroofs. Does yours whistle a little bit?

    I noticed this on my M5 - it is the flocked/rubber seal around the sunroof hole that has degraded and shrunk, you'll probably find a small gap where the join is towards the rear of the sunroof. Have a look at how to change it in this handy video:
  11. That took a while! Were they being arsey about it?
  12. V8Warrior

    Short shift gear lever - How To guide!

    Cheers gents
  13. In the latest of my series of videos with my dullest tones possible, we fit a short shift gear lever kit using all BMW parts. Enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e9e0j33hPo&t=19s
  14. V8Warrior

    E39 M5 vanos oil line banjo bolt washers

    If they are copper, then just resoften them by heating to cherry red with a blow lamp and letting them cool naturally. Unless they are damaged, then you need the following part numbers: 07119963072 and 07119963129
  15. Did you get any joy from them?