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paperjams last won the day on January 7 2018

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  1. paperjams

    Getting sick out of seatbelts...

    lol just the seat belt - it can all be removed
  2. paperjams

    Getting sick out of seatbelts...

    We had this issue with the car seat. I was told to put it in the dishwasher... a little odd I thought but it made it look and smell like new. Not sure if you are referring to the car or the car seat
  3. paperjams

    F11 base audio speaker upgrade

    I started with the base system in my f11. I upgraded the subs and mids to mbquart. Tweeter installed and room for a small amp behind the radio facia... sounds much much better!
  4. paperjams

    m54b30 life span

    ive had my m54 530i since 2009 and for the past 4 years its been a track car. It'd done 150000 miles now but had oil changes every 5000 miles since 2009. They like to be looked after but are pretty tough in my opinion.
  5. paperjams

    2002 E39 2L Petrol

    My parents had a 1998 520i from new and it was a 2.0 6... was completely gutless but sounded nice
  6. paperjams

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    There was no water behind my panel either but just a small amount of crud on the yellow grommet, I tackled the job as a preventative measure. My rear door membrane seal did go in recent heavy rain and absolutely soaked the rear footwell. I had exactly the same issue on my e39 about 10 years ago
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    Anyone else got a 528i F11?

    Its a really cheap way of doing a track day - brands is much more technical but paddock is a 'clencher' of a corner! It's been to bedford, brands, oulton, cadwell, snetterton - i'd like to give silverstone a go but it's a bit pricey! I've been to the nurburgring 4 times now but it's a touch busy for my liking.
  8. paperjams

    Anyone else got a 528i F11?

    Sorry, missed your reply! - Yes I still have the 530 track car... it has just had a new set of coilovers and is about to embark on it's 9th track day at Bedford on Monday. It is really rather good on track and not really worth anything which adds to the enjoyment. The legacy spec b was brilliant but ruinous on fuel - 24mpg on a run with the wind behind you and about 19mpg mixed...terrible.
  9. paperjams

    Anyone else got a 528i F11?

    lol no, it’s a nickname that stuck from uni. The in-laws had owned the car for 8 years and fancied a change so the repair bill was just the excuse they needed to change. They’ve chosen a 340i. I wanted a fast petrol estate with a manual gearbox but there is almost no choice now and couldn’t find an f11 with those options so ended up with a 3.0 diesel f11 with a manual gearbox (that took long enough to find!) i have owned a few e39s and an e61, I even had a Subaru Legacy spec b (3.0 flat six) but the wife hated it. I am not a fan of Audi’s or mercs, hence why the f11 is where my money went... I would have loved a petrol though
  10. paperjams

    Anyone else got a 528i F11?

    My in-laws just sold their mint 2010 523i f10 after numerous stalling/rough running and it needing 6 injectors and coils. (50k miles too!)
  11. paperjams

    Bedford track day in my e39

  12. paperjams

    Bedford track day in my e39

    I did my 15th Track day yesterday at Bedford in my 530i track car (owned it for 10 years next month) - the car itself has done 8 track days now and going strong! It can hold it's own and kept up with some decent metal - about equal to a gt86 and quite a bit faster on the straights. Car has a diff, coilovers and decent track rubber. We had it corner weighted and was 1300kg inc spare, fuel and driver so not too plump! I cannot seem to upload any pics but will try to if i can figure it out.
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    I’ve been putting this off for nearly 3 years as there was no sign of any water in the car but had a go today. Quite fiddly but enough room from above. I only had a little bit of crud and the grommet was in good condition. Car is a 2011 3.0
  14. paperjams

    Parts price please

    Can I have a price for: Chassis no c598820 Front drop links Front bushes Many thanks
  15. Pre LCI rear drivers inner light cluster from my BMW F11. I replaced my flickering unit with a new Valeo unit but repaired the old one (resisters on the PCB needed soldering) - I have glued everything back together and it works perfectly so yours for £20 inc P&P - these go for £75 ish used on ebay.