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Steve van hool last won the day on October 12 2016

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  1. Steve van hool

    auto gearbox repair guidance

    Automatic transmission overhaul is never, ever going to be a diy overhaul, specialist tools, equipment, and knowledge required, either take it to the pro's, live with it, or scrap it, is the only way to go IMHO.
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    Auto box on MY 2011 520d

    I agree 're the transmission dipstick, you could check the colour and smell the oil, and therefore able to check the condition of the transmission, along with the oil level. It's a shame dipstick cannot be retrofitted.
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    Mis-matching wood trim

    1st pic is vavona, the 2nd pic is Walnut, and a much nicer wood than vavona.
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    E39 undertray

    The cooler will help, along with masses of airflow at 70mph if the undertray is absent. With Nickersil no longer being an issue, it is transmission failure rather than engine failure consigning many e39's to the scrap yard. Saying that if anything drastic happened to mine I would replace it with another e39, rather than a later model 5 series. They are that good.
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    E39 undertray

    Chic, and Dan, fair and valid points 're the engine undertray, I would still maintain that excess heat is a killer for automatic transmissions.
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    E39 undertray

    I would leave the undertray off, it serves no purpose other than smoothing the airflow under the car, and the transmission will run a little cooler without it.
  7. Steve van hool

    BMWTechnic, cannot install vmware

    Hi, having had bmw Inpa on my lappy for a good few years, have tried to install Diss, however when I try to put the vmware player on prior to installing Diss, I get the following message, can anyone help.
  8. Steve van hool

    This couldn't actually happen, could it?

    Yes, pointless if remappers can get around it, just as they currently do with HP cars.
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    This couldn't actually happen, could it?

    May the joy of motoring RIP
  10. A very nice e39, looks like you have bought well Dan, well done.
  11. Steve van hool

    So e39 has taken a swipe.

    Hopefully just the track rod ends, check with a pyre bar/ long screwdriver, or get wife to rock the wheel while you look. Could also be the rack or a steering column uj given the wheel took the impact.
  12. Steve van hool

    AlexGSi2000 - e39 M5

    Hi Alex, don't get so bogged down in mods that you don't have time to enjoy driving it, if ever a car was made to be driven. I also like to keep mine relatively OE, as such one of the first changes I did was to swap the back boxes for OE items, I got them off a bmw5 member, they are very well made the M5 ones, and much quieter, helps to make the car a real sleeper.
  13. Steve van hool

    E60 520d to 530d engine swap

    Nothing is impossible, the impossible just takes a bit longer, however, as said already, it will be much easier, and cheaper to buy a 530d in the first place.
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    Best Way to Clean Carpet Mats

    As per title what is the best way to clean ingrained dirt without ruining my OE light grey carpet mats without ruining them any tips or tricks from car detailers.
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    M5 purchase potentially

    Rough as a badgers arse, and over priced, and if its not worth ML's while to do it up prior to selling it.............? Oh, and don't bother ringing us up, because we haven't got time to field calls regarding this car, great selling technique guys.