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paperjams last won the day on September 8 2020

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  1. paperjams

    My 540ix Bluestone Build

    Yes, wheels are a massive improvement. I’m not a fan of the standard bmw items
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    Rebuilding my 530i... join me :) - Shout to WAITEE

    Fantastic work. I got myself a spare rear subframe from the scrap yard for new bushes and a clean up then lowered just the subframe to give the rear and a good going over. Let me know if you need the old subframe as I have no use for it now
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    Touring rear suspension dropping whilst parked

    I have had the arnott bags on my f11 for the past 4 years with no issues. I’ve also just put them on my friends e39. Quality is excellent
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    F10 525d 3.0 economy

    My 3.0 525d average over the last 50k miles is 40.2. On a run I can get 45 mpg but that’s about as good as it gets. I calculate the mpg between fill ups and it’s usually 40 or there abouts. I do mixed driving with quite a few short trips in there too. Car is remapped to about 260hp but it does have a manual gearbox
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    Cruise control braking facility?

    I’m quite sure all f10/11s have it. My 2011 plate manual has it. My 530d e61 had it too
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    Breakers

    My local scrap yard had about 8 e39s, they even had an e34 and 2 e36
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    Progress on my project e39

    whilst the subframe is down for new bushes I am tidying up some surface corrosion on the underside. Once the subframe is back together I will work my way down each side of the car cleaning it up
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    ill pop some pics up later of what I have achieved so far...
  9. paperjams

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It’s the 4 subframe bushes I’m referring to, not too hard to remove with the subframe out of the car... not sure what your mechanic is referring to? it’s taken me ages to do! But the car is in the garage for the winter and it’s a hobby. I got the car in the air by driving the front onto ramps and then axle stands on the rear jacking points
  10. paperjams

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I've removed the rear subframe from my 523 to give It a refresh, pressed in new bushes. whilst I'm in there there is some surface corrosion around the subframe mounts so I've wire brushed this back and treated it, I will then coat those areas in Waxoil. When I've put the rear end back together I plan to treat a little surface corrosion I found under the cill covers. A nice slow burn project I have been plodding away at during covid restrictions.
  11. paperjams

    E39 528i SE touring

    that's very nice indeed
  12. paperjams

    Buying advice for F11

    I really like it - I really wanted a petrol 6 pot with a manual in an F11 but gave up looking. The n57 with a manual box is quite a nice combo
  13. paperjams

    Buying advice for F11

    I have a mapped 3.0d f11 with a manual box and its decent when up and running but 1st gear is quite short. I am sure the auto is better in every respect but I just prefer manuals. I quite easily average 40-45mpg with lots of short journeys. I got the car with 40k miles and its now knocking on 100k. I recommend oil changes every 8-10k and I will be getting the chains checked when it hits 100k miles.
  14. paperjams

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

    I noticed the rear footwell was soaking wet, resealed the door membrane as the other side did the same thing about a year ago... it was completely loose. I also did an interim oil change (try to do this every 8k miles). Thought I may as well do the gearbox oil too while I was at it, nice and smooth now
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    Fresh meat

    nice touring, I had one exactly the same a few years ago
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