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  1. jamiepeers

    E61 coilover options, fronts only??

    But I know what will happen now. I'll click the link and end up 300 quid extra down the rabbit hole than I wanted to be. LOL
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    E61 coilover options, fronts only??

    I appreciate that Dan, and eBay 200 quid tat is what's on it now. The reason I'm in the market for pretty low rent coilovers is simply because: A. That's what's on it now and so coilovers of some description would be the easiest thing to replace it with B. It's my daily driver that wasn't supposed to have much love pressed upon it save for keeping it nice mechanically. This has gone awry somewhat as it's had a bit spent cosmetically but in real terms I've the m5 to give my full "nice car" attention to. Ideally it would have just msport shocks and springs on the front but this is how I got the car and I don't want to throw 5 ton at it for two good shocks springs and top mounts. C. It's been previously written off and will never be worth a great deal so I don't really want to spend half decent cash on half decent coilovers. I've ran whatever shite has been on it since I bought it over 2 years ago and for what I want it to do it actually rides pretty nice. I'm sure in terms of actual handling they won't be the best but I literally need to go to work, the shop, screwfox, and the tip in it so I'm not overly arsed if it's on rails. Again I appreciate the input and sentiment as in real terms you're 100% correct but it's just not THE car to be doing it on hence I'm after cheap and cheerful.
  3. jamiepeers

    E61 coilover options, fronts only??

    No mate they're definitely coilovers. I'd just be interested to see what the options are for e61 owners as they seem to be quite a popular car but not very well catered for. If I didn't have to spend so much I'd likely go with m sport shocks and lowering springs but by the time I've bought 2 shocks 2 springs and top mounts it's about twice as expensive as a coikover set
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    530d erratic revs around 1500k

    for an injector test you want to do a spill test. You can cobble one together yourself with some tubing and 6 small empty water bottle or similar. Have a look on youtube as a video explains 1000 words and its fairly easy to set up. Ideally you want to be seeing the same or at least a similar amount of diesel in each bottle, one that's massively different would indicate an issue with that injector
  5. Hi guys, one of my front coilover units has started to leak and knock, so I'm in the market to replace them. Its my daily car and not something I want to spend mega bucks on, so I'm looking at replcing them with something like for like at the cheap end of the market. Whats on at the moment is a cheap front only kit which was on the car when I bought it from my mate, who cant remember or find where he got them from, only saying that they were a budget set. I don't mind going that road again but all I can find it e60 kits that come with rear shocks that are useless to me because of the air suspension on the rear. Anything specifically e61 listed is way over budget. I don't really want to revert back to a standard macpherson strut arrangement simply as the cost of that will be far in excess of a coilover set. So E61 owners is there an option out there for around £200 that's a front only kit, or is everyone buying e60 kits and effectively throwing the rears away? Seems a bit galling spending £200 to throw £100 in the shed Cheers Jamie
  6. jamiepeers

    E39 M5 vanos oil line banjo bolt washers

    Jon you're looking at the wrong diagram thats why it doesnt show any up, you need this one http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DE92-EUR-06-1999-E39-BMW-M5&diagId=11_2699 If you look at the options you have when looking at the diagram its most likely you originally looked at the one thats for a car with the different vanos accumulator to what you have and so realoem won't list any parts on that diagram HTH
  7. jamiepeers

    M5 MAF test a tad low

    As said by Kumaran, they're pretty good, your trims are altered by 6% on each bank so nicely within tolerance
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    Jamie's E39 M5.

    Hi Dennis, thanks for the words. The fabric is still holding up nicely, its not lifted from anywhere and has lasted a few years so im still happy with it. I need to update with a small ICE update, I've removed the ski hatch but have yet to install the front components so will do so when that's sorted. I did dynamatt the boot space and got about 50% ish coverage so plenty for the diminishing returns I'd get with 100% coverage
  9. jamiepeers

    Jamie's E39 M5.

    WIthout an update for a while i've simply been enjoying the car. Projects as above are still ongoing or on hold but i did fit a methanol injection kit and remapped for it, in the search for a little more power but most of all consistent power. I wanted the install in the boot but in light of my amps etc living under a false floor, i didn't really want to mount the pump under them and risk a headache in case future access was needed. This meant a rethink on the audio front which happened at the same time, and so dragged the install on a little longer. So out with the amps and a tidy up was in order, starting with losing any unwanted loom, tidying joints etc and wrapping all looms in tesa tape for a neat OE look Then strip the boot down to find where to run the meth line. I opted for inside the car using a PTFE braided line and AN fittings Drivers seat was moved to aid the fitting down the side of the car and into the bay, through the brake servo wiring grommet. Then follow the OE loom across the rear of the engine and around to the intake area I made an aluminium bung tapped to accept the meth nozzle and fitted it to the silicone coupler. This meant i didnt have to ruin the CF discharge pipe unseen work is tapping into the BOV vacuum source to feed the meth controller inside the car Then upload the new map And fit the tell tale pump active LED In the rear of the car i fitted the tank in the "spare wheel well" I had a plate made and fitted the pump and tank to that to have a nice clean install You can see tne shelf the amps live on under the rear deck too And with the OE boot cover fitted,all looks standard
  10. jamiepeers

    M5 MAF test a tad low

    Vanos rattle is very susceptible at low rpms and IMO if its something thats eliminated by about 100rpm i'd say its likely no more than that and nothing to worry about
  11. jamiepeers

    M5 MAF test a tad low

    As above. I would have a vanos test redone after fitting of the CPS as even cars that do not throw codes with old sensors do fall foul of the vanos test. As you say its a very precise test and lazy or old ones will mean the difference between a pass and a fail
  12. jamiepeers

    Front disc rotors

    Nothing wrong with it at all mate, just thought to ask in case some who particularly want OE euro spec get them and end up with something they were not expecting is all, or if they turned out to be floaters then its a cracking price for people
  13. jamiepeers

    Front disc rotors

    Are they floating discs? sounds like these will be single piece
  14. jamiepeers

    M5 MAF test a tad low

    See if it passes the vanos test with a slightly raised idle, i.e operator giving some gas to elevate rpms to 1250 or so. If it does i wouldn't worry about it. Do you have the results at all? Although the test stops at the point of failure which is a bit of a pain, often it can point towards the likely cause. How old are your cam sensors?
  15. jamiepeers

    £20 "radioworld" baffles vs 12V baffles E39.

    Hi Dennis, thanks again for the reply. I have the sub now firing via its ports into the cabin in the way you describe. I dont really want to swap out the infinitys to the front for 2 reasons really. 1 is they dont really have a very good bass response, i used them in my old e36 and had 2 sets with a 6.5" set up front but i wasn't massively blown away by them TBH. Secondly the tweeter is mounted into the OE rear pod and it would mean getting another set of used pods which i can't really be doing with for the gain i'll see if any which i don't think i will. As for amps, given i'm running those speakers and my subs are twin 10", an old Vibe AC10 twin box, do you have any recommendations for either a 5/6 channel that can run 2 subs or perhaps 2 seperate amps? Bear in mind i dont want to go mad but something smaller, lighter and more efficient for the right money would always be welcome as the car ever evolves Cheers dude!