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Hippy last won the day on September 8 2019

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    Wimborne, Dorset
  • Occupation
    Rehabilitation Engineer


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    e39 525i sport touring,r53 mini cooper s

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  1. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Refreshed / upgraded the rear suspension a few years ago and had always planned to do the same to the front soon afterwards. It's taken me 2 years or so and a few curve balls to finally get all the parts together! Parts include Bilstein B6's, Eibach shorter springs, top mounts, wishbones, drop links and powerflex bushes for the wishbones and ARB. Really looking forward to getting this done !
  2. Hippy

    Cooper S engine mount

    Many thanks - monies now transferred.
  3. Hippy

    M54 MPG real life figures

    I have a 56 mile round commute to work. Most of the journey is a mix of a fast A road and a windy B road. The beginning / end of the day is through my local town. During lockdown with virtually no traffic anywhere my 525 was returning 34mpg ( taken from the in car display ). Now that traffic has increased ( especially through town at the end of the day when I sometimes have to queue), this figure has dropped to 32mpg.
  4. Alternatively try a reputable breaker. I sourced a good used item and had it powder coated!
  5. Hippy

    Cooper S engine mount

    Hello! Please could you quote for the bottom engine mount on an R53 Cooper S , VIN TC61467, part number 2211 6756 406 Many thanks, Best regards, Ralph.
  6. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Took a day off to get some bits n bobs sorted, including a trip to an engine specialist with the Cooper S block...... Note the original engine builders' initials and build date painted on the block. Do they do that with Beemers too?
  7. Hippy

    E39 washer jet

    Many thanks! Monies transferred by PayPal.
  8. Hippy

    E39 washer jet

    Hello! Price please for E39 ( non intensive ) washer jet - part number 61668361039. Many thanks, Regards, Ralph
  9. Hippy

    E39 M5 rear ARB bushes

    Hi Dan, I can confirm this. As you probably noticed in my pic I reused the original brackets as they were in good order. I did the ARB swap a couple of years ago and so far all has been well with zero issues.
  10. Hippy

    E39 M5 rear ARB bushes

    Hi Dan, I polybushed mine... That is an M5 ARB by the way. It was originally black, but the paint on it was scabby so I had it powder coated...as you do!
  11. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It's not sad at all, Dan. It's called being meticulous and having pride in something you cherish. I totally get it!!
  12. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Actually not that new - the car is a very early 2002 - first batch of production I think. Anyway it's done just over 100k, and has several issues. The clutch was slipping, several of the engine oil seals were no longer doing their job and the head gasket had gone. The clutch itself is a major headache on these given the lack of space in the engine bay - generally it's subframe off or engine out - and given the other issues it just seemed to make sense to pull it out to give me room to work.
  13. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Wanted to spend some tinkering time on the Beemer, but sadly the Mini took up my time this weekend.......
  14. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I agree on all counts!!
  15. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Mot time today and the car was filthy from the daily commute. Spent the morning in the pouring rain giving the old girl a good clean - I hate presenting a mucky vehicle for test - daft maybe, but that's just me! Just got home - a clean bill of health with one minor defect Time to celebrate...... Cheers