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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

    Intravee thinks it's 1850

    Mine is running the same version (no great surprise given the age of them I guess): I haven't actually tried using the nav since this happened as I only use it rarely
  2. BarryM

    upgrade washer jets

    Thought I'd follow on from this old post instead of starting a new one, as I have the intensive wash I wasn't sure on what non return valves to use until I found a link on M5board. Got the Ford Fiesta Mk7 Zetec washer jets here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/carparts-express and had them painted to match the bodywork Got the NRVs here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/One-Way-Valve-Sprung-Plastic-Barbed-Non-Return-Inline-Water-Air-Car-Gas-Liquid/251338340002?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=553340262953&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I used 5mm fittings and re-used the heated elements from my original BMW washers which fit straight in so no cutting etc needed for the wiring. The Ford washers are not quite as wide as the BMW version so you have to be careful you position them in the centre of the opening or they will leave a tiny gap and you do have to file off the little slot at the front of the ford washer so it seats properly. The jets are as powerful as before and give a good wide 'fan' type spread of screenwash instead of the old jets. Here's a couple of photos: The hoses sit securely behind the bonnet insulation once you put that back on. The washers actually look like they are well painted but I guess time will tell
  3. BarryM

    E39 M5 steering box

    Has anyone got one for sale?
  4. BarryM

    Intravee thinks it's 1850

    Ok, so maybe I should admit I disconnected the BM54 to get RCAs added and this seems to have happened since I re-connected it......not sure if that has done it - but I didn't disconnect the battery at any point
  5. BarryM

    Intravee thinks it's 1850

    I noticed this at the weekend as I have the intravee set to update the time automatically: Didn't think too much about it and after trying the auto update and getting the same I just set time & date manually via the OBC. However I forgot to untick the auto update and today the clock and date were back to the same - in fact exactly the same as the weekend. Any thoughts on what's caused this as I didn't think the intravee had a battery to run out?
  6. BarryM

    Rusted brake caliper

    Caliper cleaned up some more, new piston, piston seal and dust seal fitted and brake working as expected. I'm gonna look at getting 2 new front calipers and send them off with my 2 rear spares and get them painted but not get new pistons and seals fitted by the painter so I can see exactly what's been done next time! Then I can fit the new pistons and seals myself knowing the full condition - I'll look out for stainless or ally pistons as suggested by DepthHoar.
  7. BarryM

    Rusted brake caliper

    That's very useful info, looking at their webpage it seems the alloy calipers up to MY2000 have 296x22 discs and MY2000 onwards have 324x30 discs the same as mine with cast iron calipers I wonder if that's just down to different carriers for the slightly larger discs, I've def seen E39 people upgrading from the smaller to larger discs but not sure if the calipers are different or not - guess I'll just have to either read up some more or order an alloy caliper and see if it fits.....I guess I haven't actually asked if you know if the earlier calipers will fit the facelift? Just done a bit more reading and 99% sure the fronts aren't interchangeable so back to the drawing board! Interestingly, I think the rear calipers on mine are alloy (I bought some s/hand ones last year) and have just compared them for weight and feel to the fronts so know that is the case.
  8. BarryM

    Rusted brake caliper

    Well that's got me interested but after searching, the only reference I get to alloy calipers on the 530d are my old thread from 2016 when I mentioned my first sticking caliper (you can also see how good they looked after being refurbed)! After searching on RealOEM though I see that PN. 34111163385 from 1995 weighs 2.107KG and the later calipers PN. 34116773131 weigh 4.578KG so you could be right! The PNs don't cross reference in Real OEM from the earlier model to facelift but most other references seem to think they are all the same fitment so I wonder if they do fit. I guess the other point is that 20yo alloy calipers could have been badly corroded by salt. Anything else you can add would be useful
  9. BarryM

    Rusted brake caliper

    That's useful info, stainless steel pistons and ATE dust seals will be on my list once I get this back and working then. And the 530 calipers are the same as fitted to my B10 so where did you get ally ones from as that sounds like the best solution? Thanks for the advice but I have a new piston and seals to fit so I'll clean the caliper up best I can and get the car back on the road while I start to think about a longer term solution. I don't particularly need better brakes but this is the second sticking caliper I've had (the first one brought on my re-furb 3 years ago) and I want to be confident I don't need to re-visit this in another couple of years so I'll be doing something with all 4 calipers over the summer - just not sure what yet!
  10. BarryM

    Rusted brake caliper

    I might go that route later as I'm also intending to get the rears done but for now want it back on the road.and have a new piston and seals to use. The previous re-furb was meant to be everything including shot blasting, painting and new seals but only one new piston (as he said the other piston was fine but if I'd been asked I'd have said replace both pistons). Here are another couple of photos after a bit of a clean: Think I'm gonna do a bit more cleaning and fit the new piston and seal I bought as a short term fix.
  11. BarryM

    Rusted brake caliper

    My front n/side brake started sticking recently but as I had them refurbished only 3 years and 10k miles ago I wasn't expecting to find this when I took it off: I never jet wash the car and it doesn't get driven all winter so this was a big surprise. I know BMW brakes are known for corroding but that's pretty poor to me, the refurb included painting which is still in pretty good nick so could this be down to a poor piston seal or maybe it wasn't cleaned up so well when they did the re-furb. How easy is that gonna be to clean up - will a dremel do it and how can I stop it rusting so quickly again, guessing it doesn't have to be 100% smooth as the piston shouldn't actually be touching any of that. Or am I better to just get another caliper?
  12. BarryM

    E39 audio upgrade

    Just got my BM54 back from Baris @ Carphonics so now I have the RCA outputs, also had the BT module added - even though I use the intravee I occasionally get passengers who want to play their music!
  13. BarryM

    E39 audio upgrade

    Popped along to meet Carl at Studio Incar today and it's fair to say he's not added a DSP and amp to a BM54 and intravee system before! After I explained quite why I want to go this route he's agreed to take a look if I send him more info around the PXA-H100's capabilities, it's the integration into the OEM system I really want and after reading how happy RichardP, Maca and a couple of E46 guys have been doing this I'm determined to persevere. The plan is for Carl to recommend a suitable amp and then I'll book the car in to get that and the DSP installed (hopefully in the factory DSP location), after that I'll see how it sounds and possibly look at the front speakers again in the future.
  14. HI, what are the front callipers and carriers like - I plan to get them refurbed so as long as they look half decent with no wear on the shoulders where the pads slide I'll be happy!
  15. BarryM

    Rear fog lights not staying on

    Well I followed the process to reset a module to factory using NCS Expert but it wouldn't work for some reason, I wondered if maybe the E39 didn't get the C22 module as it might have gone eol by the time the module was available? Here are my screen shots from NCS dummy for both modules: C18 C22 I can't find any other references to the fog light switch in either file and although both fog light options are nicht_aktiv for tthe C22 module the front foglights work fine, but maybe I'll try setting both options to aktiv and see if that works. Ideally I'd rather reset the C22 module to E39 default so might re-read the process and have another go at that first.