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BarryM last won the day on August 7 2018

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About BarryM

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    Alpina B10 V8

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  1. BarryM

    Under Body Painting

    Yep, Bilt Hamber products are the way to go. I did a thread last year on removing some rust from my sills and re-spraying but I did the rust removal myself using a couple of their products so will try and add a link shortly
  2. BarryM

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    That’s a fair comment but I had to drive over the bridge to get to the shops as I can’t carry a week’s shopping and there are no online shopping slots available.
  3. BarryM

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Found out that one of my horns doesn’t work, has anyone ever relocated them from behind the fog lights? Also had a walk around the harbour for today’s exercise.
  4. Very sobering post, regardless of the attempted car theft I wasn’t aware of the lock snapping possibility. We have a front door that works like a typical back door where it only locks with a key (instead of the more usual shut/latch kind of door) and I’ve been planning to get the lock changed so will def be asking about the snap resistant handles.
  5. BarryM

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Second breakfast club I’ve been accepted for, second one cancelled.....I’m a jinx!
  6. Cheers Tim, that's the sort of bit I'm after but on the passenger side where the oil filter housing sits so this bit (sorry the image is upside down but I can't change it): I'm also after the fuse rack holder thing in the boot seen here (with as much original wiring as possible): If you can let me know you can do both then great, cheers Barry
  7. BarryM

    B10 suspension refresh

    Cost is approx £1,500inc for the full kit, bear in mind you need to have the correct PNs for springs & dampers. Fitting will be extra unless you DIY plus any bushes etc that need replacing.
  8. BarryM

    M5 steering box swap

    Had a chat with my mechanic and he recommended I get the pre-load checked on the box before I get it installed. I cant find anywhere remotely local who service power steering boxes so I guess I’m imhterested in whether anyone has experience of the M5 power steering boxes and whether they need servicing/checking after 20 odd years or should I just stick it in and hope for the best - given how much work it is to install I only want to do this once!
  9. BarryM

    B10 suspension refresh

    Thanks for the reply, just re-acquainted myself with your B10 thread and good to see I got my kit at a better rate a few years later Looking forward to getting this stuff fitted.
  10. BarryM

    B10 suspension refresh

    Thought I should post this here.....I’ve bought new Alpina suspension for my E39 B10 V8 although the car still handles great but I think after 19 years new springs and shocks should be a nice improvement. I contacted Alpina directly to make sure I had the correct PNs as they vary based on specific model. Alloy Wheels Direct offer the best pricing and I could buy everything as a single kit which arrived only 10 days after ordering. I’ve got the car booked in with Lee Shannon based near Guildford who really knows his E38s & E39s and he’ll be replacing any bushes etc that need doing, although tbh I don’t have any knocks or other noises. Here are a few photos, was particularly surprised to see a new ARB arrive but guess that’s part of the kit so that might be going on ebay!
  11. Hi Tim, I’m after a plastic tray from the engine bay.....can’t find it in Realoem I’m afraid but it’s the plastic tray that sits behind the n/s headlight. I think it can only be one part so hopefully you can recognise it from my description. My car is a facelift but would think the part is the same across all E39s - can you help? cheers Barry
  12. BarryM

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Great news, I’ll see you there
  13. BarryM

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Nice, wish I'd seen that sooner - the only breakfast meet I was booked on was for V8s a year or so back that got cancelled
  14. BarryM

    B10 3.3 buying

    Look for all the usual E39 issues, but the Alpina Register forum pages will be best for anything specific about the 3.3 engine.