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    trenchy24 reacted to V8Warrior in Upsetting the purists...   
    The M5 has been under an almost 4 month transformation.
     
    The purists are already screaming and shouting.
     

     
     
     
     
    But 1590KG with a full tank of fuel isn't to be sniffed at!
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Paddy O'Furniture in Expensive?   
    and us mere mortals will continue to weld up crusty 530's....
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from 535i Andrew in Buy Outright or PCP?   
    Ill have the Red one with the Wild Horses under the bonnet please!
     
    As long as someone else is paying/losing all the coinage....
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Dropped the exhaust, tank and heat shields

    In preparation for sorting this

     
    CHECK YOUR SILLS!!! (or don't and stay happy)
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Dropped the exhaust, tank and heat shields

    In preparation for sorting this

     
    CHECK YOUR SILLS!!! (or don't and stay happy)
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Blobby in Dpf problems   
    Oooops..... You've done it again..... Hit a nerve!!
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in RUST!! - Rear arch / quarter panel   
    The very reason mine will be getting done! 
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Loadmaster in Phone Holder Cradle Removal   
    I got mine on eBay as a complete setup for a bargain price.
     
    Get on eBay. You might have to get bits separately, but they are on there
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Loadmaster in Phone Holder Cradle Removal   
    Tis what i did to mine.

     
    and it slides 
     
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from SuperDave in HiFi speakers and set up advice   
    Iv been toying with the idea of a Play One to go in the kitchen... but that's all it would ever be, a bit of noise in the kitchen.
    I would never get rid of my Monitor Audio RX setup (2x floor standers + Center). Its my main setup and is used for all TV viewing/movies/gaming. The sound is outstanding. I couldn't ever go back to just using TV speakers or even a soundbar.
    I'm also tempted by a pair of MA Bronze bookshelf speakers for my desk. They get great reviews and are very good value for the quality.
     
    I made my own Bi-amp cables using 4mm 4core flex (i had it in my van), heat shrink and banana plugs. Sound quality is pretty good to me. i personally feel that expensive speaker cables are ludicrous..after all copper is copper.
     
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Hairyarse in The Darkbmwlord and his E39 on a shoestring...   
    Time to buy a Prius I'm afraid.
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Hairyarse in The Darkbmwlord and his E39 on a shoestring...   
    Well it sounds like you had fun!
     
    I had to pop to Tesco about half 9 last night. .... That resulted in a 16 mile hoon around my local street circuit... (read b roads). Her indoors thought I'd got lost  Tesco is only a mile away. 
     
    Paragon of respectability???? Hahahaha, you comedian you.  
     
    How are your tappets now?
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    trenchy24 reacted to d_a_n1979 in 530i lci handbrake removal   
    Stuck this in the relevant E60 tech page further down the home page pal. 
     
    You'll get better coverage and answers there, this is just general chat and for @Yokozuna to take the pi$$ out of shandy drinkers
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Got myself a rust free boot lid....
     
     
     
     
    In exchange for 20 of the queen's finest gold coins. Bargain I'd say!!!
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 2002 530i - Sapphire Metallic Black / sand beige interior (making it my own)   
    Well that answers the pillow ball question from the 'what ya done' thread.
     
    Also I think I need spacers...make any difference to handling etc??
     
    Looks lovely btw
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Mashed Potatoes in Why don't modern cars require pins/passwords for entry?   
    Well that would make returning from the pub alot easier.... Just lean on the front door and it unlocks 
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Mr_530i in I know I don't like Diesels, but this has nothing to do with me!   
    Bet they got on a Diesel bus to get to the port.....Idiots!!  
     
    this kinda sums it up....

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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Mr_530i in I know I don't like Diesels, but this has nothing to do with me!   
    Bet they got on a Diesel bus to get to the port.....Idiots!!  
     
    this kinda sums it up....

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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Splondike in Splondike's M535i Project   
    Well you've ruined that haven't you... 🤣🤣
     
    But fear not. I'll be nearby in a lumbering red diesel '39 to out turd you very soon!!
     
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Mashed Potatoes in What's being worked on today?   
    Possible silly question....why are they all being mapped on the bench and not through obd? I appreciated not all ECU can be mapped this way but surely a 15plate Hyundai can?
     
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Splondike in E36 M3 Saloon   
    Well you kept that quiet.....  
     
    SWINE!!!!
     
    Looks lovely though.
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    trenchy24 reacted to Splondike in E36 M3 Saloon   
    Well, another BMW has crept into my newly enlarged garage space.  I warned the missus this may happen
    I was browsing the web on a Sunday night last month (as you do) and a nice looking M3 saloon popped up that had just been posted up and it looked interesting.  The chap was a little difficult to get hold of but when I eventually got hold of him I managed to arrange to see it during that week as it was not far from one of my company's offices.
     
    It's Cosmos black with Black leather interior #402 of the 415 3.0 saloons.  He had owned it for 5 years and driven it around 300 miles, basically getting a jacking point repaired for MOT and a some paintwork done whilst there.  Then going a bit mad and spending a fortune on new parts from BMW and then mothballing it, afraid something would happen to it I think.  Then he bought other daily cars including an E46 M3 and now a 996 turbo which he now wants to get in the garage so finally coming to the decision he needed to move the M3 on.
     
    When I turned up he removed the covers on it and brought it out of the garage into the sunshine and it presented well, sounded alright and drove well.  The interior is in nice condition apart from some screw holes for a phone and a mark on the dash.  He (like alot of people it seems) did not like the wood trim so replaced it all with brand new black items.  But had all the original stuff still. The list of new dealer items is quite large:
     
    Exterior: Door trims, Bumper, bumper inserts (front and rear), door handles, grilles, headlights and covers, front indicators, rear light units, side repeaters, windscreen wiper arms.
    Interior: Steering wheel, door handles, dash Trim, console Trim.
    Mechanical: Radiator, springs, shocks, wishbones, ARBs , Evo exhaust (stainless), brake discs, calipers , pads
    Misc: Bonnet catches, boot fittings, battery and spare wheel fixings etc
    Refurbed all 5 wheels with new tyres.  Has complete tool kit, first aid kit etc and is nice and standard which itself seems unusual with these.
     
    Not an optionmeister either:
    S255     Sports leather steering wheel
    S401     Lift-up-and-slide-back sunroof, electric
    S411     Window lifts,electric,front/rear
    S428     Warning triangle and first aid kit
    S473     Armrest front
    S498     Headrests, rear, mechanically adjustable
    S554     On-board computer V with remote control
    S687     Radio preparation
    S773     Fine wood trim
    L812     National version Great Britain
    S850     Dummy-SALAPA
     
    Anyway I decided to sleep on it and changed my mind about 4 times overnight then gave him a bell and agreed a deal.  I could not collect it for a few weeks so I only picked it up last week.
     
    In the museum with the E28


     
    The sombre inside after a quick spruce of the leather (yes I know it needs a hoover!)

     
    I got the machine polisher out to detail the outside (got to get it up to standard) at the weekend and it's starting to look quite good:



     
    It drove fine on the way home, it sounds nice and pulls really well.  However despite changing all those suspension parts I think it needs rear trailing arm bushes as it feels a bit wayward at the rear after driving it and the E28 hard back to back.  So I will need to address that shortly, there is a metallic scraping sound which is road speed related, possibly from the brakes when it is hot at low speeds and not all the time ? It may just need some use but will have a dig around and see if I can find whats going on.  Then give the underside a clean up and address anything needs doing and get someone who knows these engines to give it a once-over, it's been serviced recently but I want to be sure all is well and anything preventative that can be done is sorted before we begin this little adventure.  Then clean it all up to standard try and improve it as we go along (as usual) and enjoy it
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Kez7 in maintain dealer FSH for brake fluid service?   
    130 quid for brake fluid seems like extortion to me...especially as they will have vacuum bleeders to suck it all out. So can't see it taking long.
    Maybe I'm just tight!
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Kez7 in maintain dealer FSH for brake fluid service?   
    130 quid for brake fluid seems like extortion to me...especially as they will have vacuum bleeders to suck it all out. So can't see it taking long.
    Maybe I'm just tight!
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    trenchy24 got a reaction from Ordnator in E28's & other 5 series on the hill at Fort Nelson - Saturday 27 May 2017   
    Any excuse to get in an E28
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