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  1. paperjams

    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.
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    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.
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    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
  4. 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!)
  5. paperjams

    Bedford track day in my e39

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    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.
  7. paperjams

    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
  8. paperjams

    Parts price please

    Can I have a price for: Chassis no c598820 Front drop links Front bushes Many thanks
  9. 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.
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    What do you all get on full tank?

    I get about 600-650 miles to a full tank in my n57 (mapped to about 280bhp). Manual box and mixed driving. Over the past 40k miles I’ve averaged 39mpg
  11. paperjams

    Winter Tyres ?

    I’ve just put my winters on, Dunlop’s in 225/55/17. A little noisier than my summers but improved grip when cold
  12. paperjams

    About to break a 2001 e39 touring 530i titan silver

    Have you still got the exhaust manifolds? If so how much please
  13. paperjams

    Exhaust manifold m54

    I’m after the exhaust manifold for an m54 ideally b25 or b30 with cats please... to help my track car through an mot!
  14. paperjams

    F11 535i

    Amen
  15. paperjams

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    The e39 wood trim is a vaneer. I don’t have an issue with metal trims I just prefer the wood look - to me the metal looks a bit ‘Vauxhall’
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