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BarryM last won the day on August 7 2018

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    Alpina B10 V8

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  1. BarryM

    E39 LCM iv repair

    OK, did you go in and make individual coding changes using NCS Expert or reset it to match your car? How would you know what to look for if you try and repair the LCM? Clavurion might spot this thread and have some useful advice for you!
  2. BarryM

    E39 LCM iv repair

    Sounds a bit challenging, afraid no idea who might repair one but if I was in the same situation I’d buy a used one off eBay and code it to my car. In fact I did this when I wanted to add auto lights as I had an LCM III installed from the factory so got a IV and it works perfectly.
  3. Good shout, I'll give C3BMW a call and order them....about time I got my hands dirty again!
  4. BarryM

    Power Steering Fluid recommendation

    After I cut the hoses that connect under the reservoir and replaced the clips (and O ring) I still had some misting so fitted this and it's been bone dry for the last 12 months - that only equates to about 1,000 miles but very happy not having to wipe the thing down every so often!
  5. Bad luck, but could have been worse I guess. The water pump’s the only part of the cooling system that’s not been replaced in my 9 years of ownership as it seems fine but have been wondering if it’s time to do it as PM for peace of mind!
  6. BarryM

    E39 M5 touring build

    I've been trying to find somewhere to take a look at an M5 steering box I acquired prior to putting it in my car but can't find anyone to take it on, should I get in touch with you through BMR?
  7. BarryM

    M62 cam covers - prepping/painting etc...

    Yep, I bought them - sorry!
  8. BarryM

    Switch source settings

    Thanks Richard, I did have it connected that way prior to getting the switch but thought putting everything through the switch was a 'tidier' solution I'll change the order, I can re-name Net 3 but then had 2x DAB devices listed on the IV switch source screen which was confusing! Will report back if I need any more help, many thanks Barry
  9. BarryM

    Switch source settings

    I've added a switch to my setup and have plugged in 3 devices: Input 1: iPod Input 2: iPhone Input 3: DAB I've tried to name the sources as per my photo but expected to be able to re-name Net 3 as DAB (as that's what's plugged in), any idea why it seems to appear as a 4th source and is there a way to 'move' it? The naming in the light blue area also seems to conflict with the source in use, any thoughts on why this is? many thanks Barry
  10. BarryM

    Zf5hp24 fluid

    Do you think BMW manufacture oil? They used to re-brand the Esso product but might have changed since starting to recommend Shell in 2016
  11. BarryM

    Piper's E61 520d Touring

    So after a couple of years with an E61 is it more or less hassle than an E39
  12. BarryM

    Zf5hp24 fluid

    Hi Chris, my M62 has the ZF 5HP24 gearbox and when I researched this back in 2012 I went with Esso LT71141 oil as the ZF service centre said it was effectively the same as they provided in their service kits....not sure Esso still sell oil but it was also branded Esso/Mobil back then too. Touch wood my gearbox has been good for the last 9 years and I'm thinking a flush might be due again soon and I'll use the Mobil stuff this time.
  13. BarryM

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    You won't have any cars left at this rate!
  14. BarryM

    Aux fan test

    apologies, I’ll back out and leave you to it but I’ve always called the mechanical fan the aux fan and the pusher fan, the pusher fan
  15. BarryM

    Aux fan test

    dunno if we're talking at cross purposes here but the aux fan is behind the rad and cools the engine and has no connection to the aux water pump , the pusher fan is for the air conditioning and is located in front of the radiator. Aux fan: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DN62-EUR---E39-BMW-540i&diagId=11_7488 Pusher fan:https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DN62-EUR---E39-BMW-540i&diagId=64_0687 When I posted about the jet engine noise I was talking about the aux fan spinning up & down and that's controlled by the fan coupling based on temperature