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535i Andrew

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535i Andrew last won the day on June 7

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About 535i Andrew

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  • Birthday 07/28/1978

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    F10 535i MSport Auto

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  1. 535i Andrew

    Front suspension wear

    2 minutes with the hacksaw and they gave way. Not much use if reusing the arm though
  2. 535i Andrew

    Front suspension wear

    It's usually the ball joints that go first rather than the bush and the arm is scrap then. If you still have the nyloc nuts on the ball joints they are a nightmare to remove so you are as well as replacing the whole arm.
  3. 535i Andrew

    M57NTü Top Torque Specs

    TIS doesn't recognise your chassis number then? Or does it not distinguish between the cast iron and aluminium blocks?
  4. 535i Andrew

    Car sitting - not doing much....

    Scrap the bike and walk? I try and walk 5km in my lunch hour most days to counter act the beer/pizza/beer/steak/Chinese takeaway that I'm sitting waiting for as I type/beer/whisky With a 535i its about smiles per gallon.
  5. 535i Andrew

    Front suspension wear

    Yeah I would call the rear arm the control arm, its the smaller one that goes upwards into the hub. Parts laid out for nearside. Front of car is the L/H side of pic. Tension arm (bigger arm) is at the front, balljoint points downwards in the hub, control arm is at the rear. Track rod end is in front of the tension arm. The smaller control arm cost me more than the larger tension arm , go figure....
  6. Points to over inflation of the tyres, but its reassuring that if the wear is even all round there isn't something seriously out in a suspension component. Worn tyres can cause noise and vibration.
  7. Could be any one of the suspension joints/bushes having a bit of wear. Or as above a wheel/tyre issue
  8. 535i Andrew

    My first BM

    Rare petrol E61. Very nice. Glad you have seen sense and ditched the OOOO cars. ust remember not to drive the BMW like you drive the Audi.
  9. 535i Andrew

    Good afternoon everyone.

    I've inspected the old railway line from Gaerwen to Amlwch. Lovely part of the world. But it was freezing there in January 2004! Get some pics up of the car, we like pics of shiny cars.
  10. 535i Andrew

    740i - Seems a lot of car for the money.

    Its an N62 lump, therefore..... 32 valve stem oil seals to replace. vacuum pump O ring to replace vacuum pump gasket to timing case to replace. 2 upper timing case gaskets to replace 4 vanos oil seals to replace 2 cylinder head cover gaskets to replace alternator mounting bracket oil seal (requires removal on an engine mount and therefore support of the V8, but not supported on the inner wings) Secondary air system cleaned out with the pipes mounted inaccessibly below the exhaust manifolds and other pipework between the back of the V8 and the bulkhead. Flaky 6HP auto too. That's well over 40 reasons right there. It will make a decent enough noise when giving it the beans. But of course its a V8, which thanks to the ecomentalists in this world, may soon be extinct. Why would you not buy it?
  11. 535i Andrew

    Winter Vehicle Storage.

    Yeah, never cover a car with anything, it traps moisture in and the tin worms love it.
  12. 535i Andrew

    Car sitting - not doing much....

    Whats not to like? It can be had with an acceptable number of cylinders with an engine name of "Fire", you can get one with a differential between its rear wheels (only cool cars have that), the range is only dulled by one Diesel version, it doesn't pretend it's something other than essentially cheap urban transport, it can be revved so high between gear changes that the valves leave the cylinder head to go and do a dance on top of the bonnet and its named after a bear that does handstands when it pees! The twin air ones are only really useful for charging your mobile phone though.
  13. 535i Andrew

    Car sitting - not doing much....

    The ULEZ site shows it as the 535i then? Should be no issue, then. Bizarre. Sure it wasn't parking fines?
  14. 535i Andrew

    Car sitting - not doing much....

    Must be because your private plate is still associated with the dirty, polluting, cancer giving, child killing Diesel you owned previously. My second E60 had only ever had private plates on it before I bought it and it took a while for various sources (inc BMW) to realise the 04 plate was associated with it and not the previous plate. You would think in today's computer driven age it can happen instantly across all systems. This despite you having all the necessary DVLA paperwork etc of course.
  15. 535i Andrew

    Car sitting - not doing much....

    Yeah but a Panda has a bit more cool factor about it than a Pug! I hope petrols are appreciating but the trade in value (WBAC) of my ULEZ compliant E60 hasn't improved. Yes the V8 snorter is ULEZ friendly but my dad's 8 year newer 530d, no way.