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bigrigbri last won the day on March 18 2018

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    E39 530d Sport Aegean Individual

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  1. bigrigbri

    Food porn

    My son and I love bbq food from Reds true barbeque outlets.
  2. bigrigbri

    auto gearbox repair guidance

    Oh I forgot to mention the clutch cylinder seals that need to be frozen squashed to a certain degree when reassembling. If it isn't done properly the seals can be ripped and fucked up. There are internal and external ones in each assembly.
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    The E39 First World Problems thread

    My glove box torch has a luminous output of a dieing cigarette.
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    auto gearbox repair guidance

    It's about 200mm Do a with a wall thickness of around 15mm by 6mm thick steel. Then you will need to shim the clutch plate stacks and set the pressure bypass to oem figures. Oh if the final output drive shaft is gone it's a steep 380 quid on its own.
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    auto gearbox repair guidance

    I bought a used box for my 530d that had problems. I was going to go through it myself and replace the clutch plates, solenoid, seals and pump bypass pressure relief spool. A common problem with the GM boxes is the pump pressure relief valve spool rod that was made too start and wiggled around in the ally casting causing wear and therefore pressure loss. The lack of pressure leads to other things failing like the TC and so on. Low oil and pressure causing the plates to slip causing damage. There is a stinking great big circlip in the middle of the assembly needing a huge pair of circlip pliers the size of goliaths. I therefore took mine to a gearbox guy who went through it and did the lot before swapping with my old one and utilizing the old TC that came with the box for a second exchange. Good luck
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    E39 undertray

    That's why I spent 1400 quid on a recon box for mine
  7. bigrigbri

    E39 audio upgrade

    Class D amps still have components that deteriorate over time like Capacitors n such.
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    E39 audio upgrade

    Amplifiers and some headunits can be repaired by the right people.
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    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    God that looks SWEET. Wish I had the cash for a respray on mine.
  10. bigrigbri

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Adjusted and fettled the handbrake so it actually works. With that I went to the tyre place and had 2 rears 265 35 18 Accelera phi on again as 150 fitted they work well and on to the MOT. Passed. A trip to the local immigrant car wash to finish.
  11. bigrigbri

    E39 audio upgrade

    You could always sell it. People like myself hold on to stuff like that and say that it will come in handy one day. The truth is that modern equipment has far more functionality and carries a warranties where older gear sometimes fails you at the least opportune moment needing capacitor changes and the like. It's a consideration.
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    E39 audio upgrade

    As an amplifier and dsp package there is no better than the Helix p6 amp sap combo in a tiny package. Keep the Boston's in the front doors for now and see how it all pans out.
  13. bigrigbri

    E39 audio upgrade

    Barry m Hybrid audio do a 2 inch full range driver for 169 quid that could replace the mid n tweet and they sound unbelievably good. With a little getting they could be custom mounted in the tweet area and driven actively and sound breathtaking with the right time alignment and crossover points and we.
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    E39 audio upgrade

    Dennis you could have elaborated your post a little more. I guess I haven't posted much latelymore due to the nature of the op questions n such that I have no knowledge of. Barry M, i am running my front speakers in the kick panels using 6.5 inch Hybrid audio Imagine coaxial drivers. Running a seperate headunit in the dash centre vents and all amped along with 2 subs in the boot.
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    E39 audio upgrade

    People usually upgrade the fronts to 6.5 inch with the wooden adapters as generally they give mire midbass than the 5 25 inch standard size. With all the upgrades in various cars I have seen guys get hooked on upgrading the rears. No need. When do you sit in the back? Fading to front only with possibly a little bit on the rears if you have passengers is all you need. When was the last time you stood at a concert and stood with your back to the band?
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