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About DatV8

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    E39 M5, shed Toyota Aygo

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  1. DatV8

    Removing plenum e39 M5

    Has the car not been started in a while? This can often be hydraulic lifter tick which goes away once warm and the oil pressure increases. After a few weeks parked up I think most would exhibit that noise as oil drains out of the lifters. It's pretty common.
  2. DatV8

    Removing plenum e39 M5

    Oil separators are just push fit on the bungs in the front, once you've unbolted they'll pull out.. You can leave most of it connected up and it'll be enough to remove the plenum. You can probably clean each inlet with a rag and carb cleaner, the throttle butterfly valves open from the throttle linkage in the middle V. Of course make sure nothing falls inside as you're then removing the heads/using magnet tool to get anything out You could remove the intake gaskets to fully clean these but they may be tricky getting back on again
  3. DatV8

    Removing plenum e39 M5

    Yep as JamesWSB says is correct. It should lift off with no trouble once all the bolts are out and separators/air filter tubes removed, unless like mine it was silicone sealed down in the past The torque value on each of those bolts isn't much at all either when you reassemble. Something like 10NM each.
  4. DatV8

    Chester area meetup?

    I'd be up for it too
  5. DatV8

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Thanks chief! As Dan mentioned in his post below yours the offset of turbines must be different so you need larger spacers. Good advice there rear style 65's are I think 22 offset so only needs a small 3mm to just clear the strut on the front. Yes not long had them repainted to a shadow chrome 'look'. Black all over then a few passes of silver across the front to mimic the look.
  6. DatV8

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I finally got my square set up sorted this weekend. Two coats of Poorboys wheel sealant on each wheel and fitted. Very pleased with the look and drive of this, front feels solid and planted. 3mm spacer and slightly longer wheel bolts fitted on the front to clear the strut tower (I'm on BC coilovers)
  7. DatV8

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Got these done at Customise Your Wheels in Bootle, Liverpool. The owner is called Leon. Nice chap and I'm very happy with the colour and finish. They're even first sprayed black all over with the wheel face sprayed with silver chrome with a certain number of passes as per OEM method. These were £60 a wheel which is a bargain!
  8. DatV8

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Mine were back from a wheel refurb last week too, haven't yet got my square setup on but they look miles better than they were. I've got a pair of rear tyres on the way so should have the rear wheels fitted on the front over the weekend once the tyres are fitted.
  9. DatV8

    Style 65 Refurb

    That's a great result, bet they'll look amazing on the car Nice work!
  10. DatV8

    E39 M5 Mysterious Clicking Noise

    I've had the same on my M5 for a good while. I changed the centre prop bearing which improved it and also the rear prop CV joint but on take off or reversing I get a single 'clink' noise sometimes. I've lived with it for now but I'll check the cheap stuff like exhaust hangers etc. next time I'm under it. Be interested to follow this one and see if you ever found the culprit. Is the centre prop UJ able to be replaced? If not it's a new/recon prop shaft I suspect
  11. DatV8

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Dropped my M5 in for a wheel refurb today. I'll FINALLY fit my pair of rears on the front for square setup.
  12. DatV8

    e39 M5 Oil Choices.

    Many would disagree, I have been using Mobil 1 Long life 0W/40 fully synthetic in my M5 for some time and have no issues. Some argue it's better cold protection for the rod bearings as it's thinner from cold so gets pressure to the bearings more quickly. Many also use 10W/60, especially if running the car on track or at speed where the temperature remains high. Can get that oil for a pretty good price too which always helps. BMW actually changed their recommended viscosity on face lift cars to 5W/30 I believe? Something around that, might be worth checking out for certain.
  13. Hi, I'm having my wheels refinished on my E39 M5 so looking to replace the centre caps and small M badges. I'm having 6 wheels finished, two sets of rears and a pair of fronts. Could you please quote me for 4 centre caps and 6 ///M badges? Think the part numbers are 36136783536 36112228660
  14. DatV8

    Buying an e39 M5.

    Thanks Alex! Yes they're doing very well, all sealed up and painted. No sign of anything untoward rust-wise so all good! Wheel refurb next on the list I think. Absolutely, any questions fire away I'll try answer as best I can Good luck in your search for an M5
  15. DatV8

    Rough m5

    When I changed my solenoid o-rings I only changed the 8 larger and 8 smaller on the solenoids themselves. I couldn't find the parts I think you mean on the realOEM link here: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/en/showparts?id=DE92-EUR-06-1999-E39-BMW-M5&diagId=11_2674 You need parts 3 (x8) and 4 (x8) to do both sides. These were about 60 quid all in I think. They're a special 'D' profile so any old standard o-ring probably wouldn't do the job. From reading in the past, any oil leaks from solenoids come from the solenoid o rings themselves. While the solenoid board is out it's well worth checking they all fire correctly with a 9v battery and some wire. There's threads on M5board for info, one or two may need the solder re-flowing due to heat cycled/cracked joins. I did mine and one of my solenoids didn't fire until I repaired it. All should click audibly especially after removing the gauze filters (if present) and blowing compressed air/carb cleaner through the holes while firing to clear them out.