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    Rambling musings from the voices in my head...

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    E30 325i Turbo, E39 540iA Touring BiarritzBlau SE, '99 TitanSilver M5

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  1. NuckingFuts

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    that’s fair. for autodoc you’re looking at approx 10 days minimum. They don’t offer any kind of expedited delivery as far as I’m aware, although they do use DHL/GLS so it’s not the likes of yodel/Hermes where you’d expect it to come broken and useless. Saying that, the last item I ordered was a clutch and it came in a day over a week, so there is potential. to get you through the mot at least have you thought of using chemical metal? Mix up epoxy resin type gunk and seal it so you have no leaks and then once the replacement arrives, then do a full fluid and part swap? I’d stay away from schmeidmann as a friend recently bought stuff from them and had them do a complete bottom up restoration on his E30 M3 and to say they cocked it up is an understatement of the millennium. I’d not spend a penny with them at all. I’ll speak to Nick and Simon and see if they have a useable one, I know that they get cars coming in daily and all the petrol ones are the same part number so one is bound to come up very soon. Regards NF aka Deepan
  2. NuckingFuts

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I’ve had zero issues with autodoc. I’d happily order from them if the part works and is a trusted / recognised brand. did the guys at rotrip not have one available? I thought you said they did? what about aftermarket? Mocal? They’re not cheap but would come in under £300 for sure.
  3. NuckingFuts

    E39 alloy radiator and fan options

    Nothing wrong with aftermarket, especially in the performance arena. I’d happily run a CSF, if I could afford to. I run a mishimoto one in the E30 and it’s a country mile better than behr or nissens in that car.
  4. NuckingFuts

    E39 alloy radiator and fan options

    Wasn’t me, it was Paul. Watch the Video, subscribe to the channel and watch the rest of them.
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    E39 alloy radiator and fan options

    @V8Warrior tried a direnza one and went back to oem. so either Behr, or potentially someone like Mishimoto or even CSF. Although the CSF is the most expensive at ~£600 NF aka Deepan
  6. NuckingFuts

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Had the battery changed in the one key i have for the 530d, and the guy tried locking/unlocking the car. only the boot door responded. he told me that the GM3 module needed changing. got home, watched a bit of TV and once it had stopped raining, went out to grab the part number of the module to send to Simon at Rotrip. must have sat on the key while bending down to remove the trim cover panel, and lo and behold, the doors locked. weird! now thankfully all the doors lock and unlock at the touch of a button, so all i need to do now is wait patiently for the 2nd key to turn up, then take that down for the battery to be replaced and i'll have two working diamond keys. Next on the list is to find a nice&cheap front mount Intercooler, and begin swapping the blower and vac lines. NF aka Deepan
  7. NuckingFuts

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    You only need it running for a short time, take out the viscous fan, and the top cover and expansion tank off the top of the rad. Just for a few minutes to see the leak, I also was adamant it was the gearbox cooler but it ended up being the top two (of the four) connections leaking and tracing it back it ended up being the power steering. In all honesty, I'd replace both, and refresh all the fluids, gearbox and atf. In terms of work, doing both at the same time isn't any much extra work than doing just one. And refreshing both fluids is the same, in that it's not very much extra work for the spanner monkey than just doing one. It's arguably better to do both for clearance and completeness than it is just doing one. Get the bits from nick and Simon, buy some generic o-rings from Amazon instead of the oem bmw ones as they're pennies compared to pounds. Once you've passed the MOT then you can look at aftermarket coolers, because the oem one will fail again, maybe not tomorrow or next month/year but it will, eventually. NF aka Deepan
  8. NuckingFuts

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Nick and Simon know their stuff, and the 530 was the agean they had in stock. really well looked after car. they have nearly every part one might need andvery reasonably priced. id get it couriered if you need it asap, and changing it isnt difficult, more fiddly than anything. id suggest a full flush depending on whether it's the gearbox one or the power steering one. (do you have two coolers by the rad or just one? Sounds like exactly the same problem i had, and dollars to donuts it's coming from that junction point, nowhere else. i found it was a slow drip but only visible with the engine on and moving the steering about left & right. with the gearbox one, i'm not sure how you'll see the leak happening, but id be doing a full flush of the box and cooler once you replace the cooler itself. depending on where in the country you are, Dartford Transmissions & Autocare are the best with an auto gearbox. if you're down south, id recommend Regal Autosport. I haven't used the aftermarket one yet, but will be doing once the car is done. i've taken the engine out and we're doing an S62 swap, so after watching @V8Warrior's videos on the subject, i'll be swapping the oem coolers for aftermarket Mocal/MJC ones. I do have an aftermarket oil cooler in my E30 and that works a treat, haven't had an issue in 2 years. Think Automotive in Ashford do them, and make the correct fittings and pipework in house, so worth asking them once you know the dimensions and get the right fittings for the pipes themselves. NF aka Deepan.
  9. NuckingFuts

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    If you still need one, look here: https://ebay.co.uk/usr/rotripltd-0 They're all 2nd hand but gearbox and power steering coolers are available. Can you see any rusting or holes in the pipework? Mine had a leak from the o-rings where the pipe work from the power steering pipes connect to the cooler itself at the main connector on the front cross member. No rubbing or holes in the pipes themselves but the part where you've got the 13mm nut that connects the two pipes to the two pipes of the cooler. If I can dig out the photos, to explain what I mean, I will do In my opinion, you're better off with an aftermarket universal cooler, from the likes of Mocal or MJC. Much better quality and ability than oem. NF aka Deepan
  10. NuckingFuts

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    We'll see, i was recommended to use them by a few people, so might as well give it a go, worst thing that can happen is that i loose boost, in which case i revert back to ye olde faithful silicone i've got to now source a front mount intercooler, someone to refurbish the injectors and then get the bleedin thing mapped. fun times.
  11. NuckingFuts

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Wont they slip off under load/pressure? is it worth chucking on jubilee clips just to be safe? especially with generic hoses that have no ridges to help prevent slippage to a degree? plan is to cut out both sides and replace, but not just yet as it's my daily so i need to be able to drive it. I may potentially get the surface rust attended to at the time as well, and just a touch up of paint, as opposed to a proper paint blow in. i may be out of the country at the end of April, so potentially i can do it then, although i have to find out if it's safe for me to fly given the current covid-9 status and my compromised immune system.
  12. NuckingFuts

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I'm swapping out the blower too, so might as well take the intake, manifold & cam cover off too so that i have as much space for my fat fingers as possible. do they have the crush clips or jubilee clips?
  13. NuckingFuts

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yep, planning on changing all the vacuum lines. i haven't had a chance to get under the car to look at the condition of the mounts themselves but i'm lead to believe they're good, there doesn't seem to be any rocking of the engine under load, so i can only assume she's tight as a nut. I've got the realoem diagrams, and locations isn't the issue, realoem doesn't state length, and there isn't an E39 specific video of it all, there are a few E60/61 videos however. I'd take the simplest route to do it myself, if that means intake off, then so be it. i'm hoping to be able to do it without too many tools, but if needed, i have access to a lift/ramp. Cheers
  14. NuckingFuts

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    So I bought 5 meters of this: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263110400008 £11.70 deliverer. Should arrive middle of next week. it is a factory manual so shouldn’t have swirl flaps but @Captain Beaky can confirm. this is the most prescise guide I can find for a turbo and vacuum line swap: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-replace-Turbocharger-on-BMW-30L-Diesel-E60E/ (although it’s for an E60, it can’t be that much different can it?) thanks
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I have a feeling the engine mount one has started to perish so as a matter of piece of mind, I’m going to replace all of the vacuum hoses, so I’ll be buying 5m of hose and do it all in one go. Is there a write up or video of someone doing this at all?
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