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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Out At Last   
    Doppelgänger! Even the same factory front lip (had thought about painting mine the same as the body as per factory, but wanted to try black first). 

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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Out At Last   
    Doppelgänger! Even the same factory front lip (had thought about painting mine the same as the body as per factory, but wanted to try black first). 

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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Help.........Thoughts?   
    So, the engine valve timing was quite a bit out! They’re gonna adjust and then reset ignition timing and tune it fully. 
    Getting the sump gasket done and both engine mounts and gearbox mount changed too!! 
    $1800 but if it means that this car is eventually running as close to “as new” as possible, then I’ll be happy!
    Just need to fit the new manifold and new genuine centre box and my work should be complete! Thanks to all for your thoughts/help! Very much appreciated!!
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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Help.........Thoughts?   
    So, the engine valve timing was quite a bit out! They’re gonna adjust and then reset ignition timing and tune it fully. 
    Getting the sump gasket done and both engine mounts and gearbox mount changed too!! 
    $1800 but if it means that this car is eventually running as close to “as new” as possible, then I’ll be happy!
    Just need to fit the new manifold and new genuine centre box and my work should be complete! Thanks to all for your thoughts/help! Very much appreciated!!
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    chemicalal reacted to Sir Anthony Regents-Park in Coronavirus/Covid19   
    I've ended all my Ebay items. I'm not sending anything, I'm not going to the post office, I'm having no-one coming here. 
     
    If I need to go out the cars are fuelled up so I don't need a petrol station. 
     
    I would like to see Sports Direct go belly up though.  That fat cunt Mike Ashley is a disgrace. 
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    chemicalal got a reaction from larriebee in Lets see your BMWs that you have owned   
    I’ll look out pics of my other E28’s and E30’s. 
    Currently driving an immaculate 528i in Opal Green Metallic and loving being back in an old car again after 5 years of driving a 2013 Merc E350 coupe and a 2006 E46 M3. 
    I also have a soft spot for these: this had 250k miles on it and drove and looked like new. 

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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Greetings from the other side of the world!   
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    chemicalal got a reaction from tony2657 in Greetings from the other side of the world!   
    Hi Tony,
    I love your car - snap!
    I'm the owner of an E28 Opal Grun 528i in Sydney!
    I feel your pain with parts sourcing, but I'm now an internet ninja in finding the cheapest parts and may be able to help.
    Al
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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Greetings from the other side of the world!   
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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Greetings from the other side of the world!   
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    chemicalal got a reaction from 528i-FAN in The price of originality!   
    Really lovely car!! 
    One of the nicest, most original cars I've seen! 
    Have a great festive period everyone!!
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    chemicalal got a reaction from 528i-FAN in The price of originality!   
    Really lovely car!! 
    One of the nicest, most original cars I've seen! 
    Have a great festive period everyone!!
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    chemicalal got a reaction from 528i-FAN in The price of originality!   
    Really lovely car!! 
    One of the nicest, most original cars I've seen! 
    Have a great festive period everyone!!
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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Running Issues 528i   
    All solved with a new AFM. 
    Still got a slightly high idle but I'm over the moon.
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    chemicalal got a reaction from Taffy 1 in 525/528i AFM   
    Got one! Woo Hoo
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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Running Issues 528i   
    Thanks guys, was defo holding onto it and was going to get it refurbed (or use it to lower the price of new, which I think I'll do in the next few months) - I did previously take it apart and delicately tried to alter the track (and moved the cog two to three spaces to lean out the mixture and it helped a wee bit). The replacement AFM has totally transformed the car - its up on power all through the range and idles as steady as a rock now.......I'm bloody over the moon as it was the ECU next and then god knows where (needle in haystack, I feared). 
    I'd honestly forgotten how smooth an M30 could be when running really well. Its taken 9 months and approx $15k (GBP7-8000) but its now there (whispered, in case the fecker hears me!).
    Really want an Eta too now (My first E28 was an '85 Saturn Blau 525e in perfect condition and still my favourite E28)
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    chemicalal got a reaction from Taffy 1 in 525/528i AFM   
    Got one! Woo Hoo
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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Front Spoiler   
    Managed to get it fitted - not a great pic but its really improved the look of the car.

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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Front Spoiler   
    Very intriguing Mick - please do expand!
     
    Or are you teasing me....
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    chemicalal got a reaction from Carl-e34 in Lets see your BMWs that you have owned   
    2nd 325i Touring - This car had 39k on it and was beautiful - Written off in the only car crash I've ever had. T'was a sad day!
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    chemicalal reacted to dsgrnmcm in Lets see your BMWs that you have owned   
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    chemicalal reacted to Vlady in Lets see your BMWs that you have owned   
    What cars some of you had! Fantastic collection gents! I am jealous here but happy for you!
    My history is much simpler, our first BMW was an e34 520i in manual form, my dad still has it!
     
    Next one was a 320d Auto, good car to drive but very unreliable, lots of money was spent on it and at the end I p/x for Honda Civic and thought will never go back to BMW:

     
    But 10 months later of owning a Civic I just couldn't resist and p/x for a nice e39 525d manual, it was a nice car and I had it for almost 4 years!

     
    After I sold an e39 I bought myself a Passat and was happy with it first month and then wanted to go back to BMW, finally I convinced my wife that she can keep my Passat (she loved it) and I will get another BMW so it was this time an e60, great car, the most reliable car I had so far, loved it but little rust started appearing and I had to get something else!
    I am sure I am not done with BMW yet, I am really tempted by g30 x-drive 530d probably! 
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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Lets see your BMWs that you have owned   
    My current E28. Needs 15’ BBS Style 5’s and a period front valance (I’ve always thought the pre-facelift ones were a bit chinless). Other than that she’s in perfect condition. 

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    chemicalal got a reaction from Ordnator in Lets see your BMWs that you have owned   
    My current E28. Needs 15’ BBS Style 5’s and a period front valance (I’ve always thought the pre-facelift ones were a bit chinless). Other than that she’s in perfect condition. 

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    chemicalal got a reaction from Vlady in Lets see your BMWs that you have owned   
    First E30 Touring. 325i


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