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  1. ttrw2

    Coilover Spring Rates.

    Same on my M5 Caused by the solid “pillowball” top mounts. Convert them to std top mounts (couple of top hats need machining to make them fit) or if you don’t want to lose camber adjustment, make a poly spacer to fit between top mounts and turret tops. Shame really as otherwise BC Racing coilovers are a brilliant product.
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    '99 e39 M5

    Lovely looking car Never seen so many pics with an advert! GLWTS
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    Removing plenum e39 M5

    Describe the hesitation? My two M5s were both 'lumpy' when cold around 2,500rpm driving along. Soon clears after a min or two.
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    E39 M5 bits. Chain guides tensioners ext

    Interested in these bits pending pics pls
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    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    Thanks! Starting to put regular miles back on the car. In the time it was 'off the road' sorting the sills, brake lines, underside and respray I bought another car that I've become fond of so keeping both and splitting the mileage across the two - M5 will remain a daily, just not every day. Photos after a thorough clean (still finding dusty nooks and crannies from the bodyshop): Going to get the windscreen replaced this summer as it's noticeably chipped and worn from 170k miles of action. But first-up is it's MOT this month, I think she's done <500 miles since the last
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    E39 M5

    Go on then
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    Marbling Noise Under Load

    Sound like keys being jangled? That was the centre prop bearing on my old M5.
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    Winter Vehicle Storage.

    Relative humidity is your worst enemy when it comes to storing cars in the winter months. If you can't keep it somewhere warm then you have to remove the moisture from the air with a dehumidifier - inflatable car bubble in your unit sounds like a winner to me. The other unit with cars coming/going will be just as damp as the new cars arriving will bring moisture in. A good 'eyeball' test of whether the storage place is warm/dry enough is when you open the unit door/let in cooler air does water condense on surfaces inside the unit? If so it's relative humidity is too high and when fresh, cool air is introduced it's goes past dewpoint (sounds like what you found under your covers last winter).
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    Multimeter recommendations

    Had a cheap Clarke/Machine Mart one for years, treated like shit and it’s been faultless. Light, lots of functions, easy to use, accurate compared to a friend’s Fluke. Get one with auto-off function - nothing worse than finding you left it on and needs a new battery before you can use it
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    E39 Touring Subframe Bushes

    If for the e39, then Lemforder are OE and I got mine back in the day from Eurocarparts for about £60ea IIRC. However just seen they're now £100 odd, so I'd be going for the Meyle HD's which are £130 for 4 here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Set-4-MEYLE-HD-BMW-E39-Tourer-Rear-Axle-Subframe-Bushes-33-311-094-036/647377367
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Enjoyed logging-in and reading this thread up until yesterday Too many Friday night beers, people? Unsubscribed.
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    E39 Touring Subframe Bushes

    Anyone got the tool to do a Saloon, please?
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    E39 M5 rust saga begins

    Nearly three years on, how's the rustproofing holding up?
  14. IIRC the ZT260 was developed post-BMW - chassis work was farmed-out to Prodrive, all that was left in the piggybank for the engine was this V8 from Ford. The 45/ZS was an evolution of the 90s Rover 200/400, majority of dev done pre-BMW
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    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    Awesome work!