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    greenelekta reacted to USTBUTLER in 1994 BMW E34 540I/6 - BK35093   
    Don't want to hijack dads blog but the more you look at that photo the better it gets  should be an update tomorrow 
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    greenelekta got a reaction from USTBUTLER in 1994 BMW E34 540I/6 - BK35093   
    Come on Butler, spill the beans!
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    greenelekta got a reaction from sharkfan in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
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    greenelekta reacted to JonJon in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Drove it for the first time in getting on for three years, having spent the last 12 months going through a fairly comprehensive restoration. It was a good day



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    greenelekta reacted to d_a_n1979 in My 'new to me' 2011 F01 730D   
    Thanks pal  
     
    It'll be even better once it's had my touch
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    greenelekta got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in My 'new to me' 2011 F01 730D   
    I'm shure it will, lucky car!
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    greenelekta got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in My 'new to me' 2011 F01 730D   
    Looks very nice Dan, good find!
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    greenelekta reacted to Sir Anthony Regents-Park in MPG?   
    The standard BMW map is very conservative for two main reasons, these being warranty and emissions. To that end, the ignition timing isn't as advanced as it could be and the fuelling isn't as generous as it could be. This is down to making the catalytic converter work as good as it can - both a leaner mixture and slightly retarded timing make the exhaust gasses hotter. Manufacturers like BMW started this around 1987 with the E32 and facelift E30 with Motronic 1.3, both cars being catalyst prepared with the Lambda sensor plug in place on the engine loom regardless of whether the car actually had one. The first GB spec BMW's to have one was the 1990 24v M50 E34 followed by the 1991 E36.
    Old emissions tests consisted of a car on a rolling road in a cell, started from cold and driven for a set distance and the collected exhaust gasses being measured. The cold start element meant a bit of 'Peter paying Paul' which is why they run pretty lean when hot.
    Remapping a car like this E34 is just giving the engine what it really needs for maximum efficiency. Bizarrely, remapped cars are often more economical because they aren't working as hard. A 525i is better on fuel than a 520i for example. 
     
    *A properly maintained BMW engine with 100'000 miles is probably just as powerful as a new one. 
     
     
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    greenelekta reacted to hippie dave in Show us pics of your none 5 BMW   
    1982 R100 Cafe Racer, the "Tangerine Dream" !!
     


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    greenelekta got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Low mileage E39 M5.   
    Sold for £40,810 including the 6% fees!
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    greenelekta got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Low mileage B10 V8S.   
    Sold for £20,140 with the 6% fees!
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    greenelekta got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Low mileage B10 V8S.   
    Sold for £20,140 with the 6% fees!
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    greenelekta got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Low mileage E39 M5.   
    Sold for £40,810 including the 6% fees!
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    greenelekta got a reaction from Kit in Pulleys.   
    SFK are a known make,  I've used their wheel bearings in the past.
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    greenelekta got a reaction from E39mad in Show us pics of your none 5 BMW   
    I forgot I also own this one. Its stored at my Dads, out of sight out of mind!
     
    Pippa Middleton's old car. Probably the most photographed, clamped and ticketed Z4 in the world. 
     



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    greenelekta got a reaction from E39mad in Show us pics of your none 5 BMW   
    I forgot I also own this one. Its stored at my Dads, out of sight out of mind!
     
    Pippa Middleton's old car. Probably the most photographed, clamped and ticketed Z4 in the world. 
     



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    greenelekta got a reaction from E39mad in Show us pics of your none 5 BMW   
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    greenelekta got a reaction from E39mad in Show us pics of your none 5 BMW   
    That trumps everything, I'll get me coat!
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    greenelekta got a reaction from E39mad in Show us pics of your none 5 BMW   
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    greenelekta reacted to duncan-uk in Show us pics of your none 5 BMW   
    This thread is now closed....
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    greenelekta reacted to RichardP in Show us pics of your none 5 BMW   
    It would be rude not to.  The only non 5 BMW I have now.
     

     
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    greenelekta reacted to E39mad in Show us pics of your none 5 BMW   
    There are a quite a few of us out there with a 5 and another BMW of some flavour or other. Dunc's new to him 330ci got me thinking we should have a thread. Well if you do please put your pics up.
     
    I'll start with my 1999 built E36 328i Mtec manual - owned since 2013:
     
     

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