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    E39 M5 Front Bleed Nipples

    Can anyone advise or confirm what size the front caliper bleed nipples are? My calipers have 8mm nipples but realoem lists it as an M10, and I ordered the listed part number from BMW (<£10 per pair) but they're definitely the listed size, and too big for the hole in the calipers. 05 Ventilation valve M10X1 2 34116768018 $6.60 I used my VIN on realoem, and i don't think there was a revision in size over the years, so is it just a wrong listing or are the calipers wrong? Cheers.
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    E39 M5 Front Bleed Nipples

    8mm on Brakes International Why would bmw/realoem have a different size?
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    Braided brake hoses

    Does anyone know if the length and flare of braided hoses are the same across all E39s for the fronts? I have a HEL pair from my 530d and was wondering if they could be used on the 540i touring since I no longer have the diesel. There seems to be a lot of conflicting information online and realoem only state the part number and not the length or size of bolts/flare of hoses. Cheers. Deepan
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    Braided brake hoses

    Sadly i don't have the expertise to do that safely and I don't want to potentially break it, seeing as it was working well before I took it off the M5. I've got a pair of calipers coming from a friend from the E39 Club UK, and i'll pop those on. I'll compare them to the existing ones I have, and potentially he may take my ones to sort out the bleed nipple if possible so hopefully I may not be out cost wise too much. I can see the light, be it faint, at the end of the tunnel.
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    Braided brake hoses

    F*cking c*nt nugget. So got both pistons out, cleaned everything and got them pretty much all done-ish. One bleed nipple is stuck. There's a 9mm bleed nipple half in/half out and it's been like that before I got my hands on them, and it won't come off. Spanner/wrench spanner / sockets just slip off, can't get the bleedin thing off. I'm right at the end of repairing all the issues from hitting the kerb and this bugger stops everything. Now I'm sat looking for a replacement pair of front calipers.
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    Style 65 Refurb

    So after a bit of unexpected slipping and sliding on the ice a few weeks back and an unintended smack against the kerb, I sent my 65's (square set of rears) off to The Autowerks in the Slough Trading Estate for a full weld and refurbishment of all four alloys. Cracks and buckles: Strip Buckle Flat Spot Finished Articles: Result They came out waaay better than I could ever have imagined. The colour chosen was a McLaren Dark carbon and in the light the gloss makes them really pop. sets the colour off so well in comparison to the colour of the car (BiarritzBlau) The plan of action now, is to use some gtechniq panel wipe/speed detailer to get the cleanest base at which to start applying the gtechniq C5 Armour guard ceramic coating. This stuff has got reviews of being great at stopping brake dust and mud/dirt/crud deposits from sticking to the wheels in between the spokes and generally making them look like absolute crapbags. I'm also refurbishing the M5 front calipers & pistons with a Bigg Red kit, bleeding the lines and finally completing the repair from this irritating event. In conclusion, they're looking perfect. and soon (hopefully this weekend) the car will be properly back on the road and I can continue to strip down the M5 for the S62 touring project.
  7. I'd ask The Autowerks in Slough. They just refurbished my 65's and they have all the facilities to be able to do the work. Use code 10AUTO19 for 10% off any work.
  8. Exactly. The chomecast is essentialy like the iPad in this scenario. It stores the app and login info and uses the tv as a screen. far simpler and room for expansion once you get a hang of it, and want to add apps to it, then you can and use it to its full potential.
  9. Yes, chomecast would plug into hdmi port and connect to home wifi in the same as your phone does. You do need subscriptions but you only set that up once and you're done. Every time you turn it on, its logged in and ready for you to use. You don't need to stream from your phone, it works standalone. I don't think the apple lead will allow you to watch Netflix/iPlayer on your TV, it will mirror the screen on your phone to the TV for most applications but not those that show videos.
  10. Yep, then id suggest a Chomecast/fireTV stick/apple tv. You'll either be able to stream from your phone, or login to the app directly on the stick and watch on your TV. works with any TV with a HDMI port. Have a look around HotUKDeals for offers on any of the items.
  11. @duncan-uk Netflix, BT Sport and iPlayer should let you stream/cast to a smart TV without the need for the adapter. The adapter typically doesn't allow for video to be streamed, just the screen duplication for presentation purposes. Id get a chromecast/fire tv stick and use that to stream.
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    Braided brake hoses

    I think it is, but according to the googles dot 5.1 is backwards compatible and has a higher boiling point for dry and wet conditions. https://www.epicbleedsolutions.com/resources/faq/difference-between-dot4-and-dot51-brake-fluid/ They're both the same price, so might as well go for the newer one as opposed to the older ones. Cheers.
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    Braided brake hoses

    Great. Thanks for your advice. I'll wait for @Vee to send over the caliper rebuild kit, get that done and then mount and bleed. Much appreciated. I'll let you know how i get on. Deepan
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    Braided brake hoses

    So I keep the device connected to the reserviour and bleed one corner at a time until the colour of the fluid changes? Cheers
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    Braided brake hoses

    So i bought the Sealey Pressure Bleeder and I need to get new brake fluid (i'll probably go for dot 5.1 fluid 2litres) but just for clarification, once i attach the pressure bleeder to the tank in the bay, Do i go round and repeat the same process in this video for each corner, or can i do them all simultaneously? I've never bled brakes myself so i'm new to this process, looking for a noddy guide to pressure bleeding. Cheers.
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    E39 M5 various - parts for sale

    @Vee i think @e34m525i is interested in the Bruyere Club trim. He sent me a PM that i think was meant for you.
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    Braided brake hoses

    The braided hoses are on! Pretty easy once mr hammer got involved. I'll still look into new nipples, because who doesn't love nipples? Can anyone recommend a brand of kit for bleeding the brakes? Or someone local to Heathrow that will come to me to do it? Time paid for in shekels or beer tokens, or a slap up meal. Muchos thanks NF aka Deepan
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    Braided brake hoses

    The M5 calipers I have are already off the car, so I'm trying to get the already cut line off. I'll look at getting new nipples and the rust off. Thanks.
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    Braided brake hoses

    Spoke to a couple of friends and had a deeper look into realoem, and it looks like the front hoses are the same across all the E39 chassis'. That's a great tidbit of information, and helps as now I can use the 530d braided lines I have on my 540i. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxref?id=DJ62-EUR-09-1997-E39-BMW-540i&mg=34&sg=15&diagId=34_0715&q=34301165249&series=E39 However, now I'm having trouble getting my brake lines off of the calipers. 20 or so years of dirt and crap seem to have them stuck on. If anyone has advice on getting them off, that would be appreciated. Cheers. NF aka Deepan
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    E39 M5 various - parts for sale

    Sent you PM.
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    E39 audio upgrade

    Following. I've got an Audison bit prima and apk130 door speakers. I'd love to find out what kind of amp may be needed, if at all. @DennisCooper Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    E39 M5 various - parts for sale

    Ah, I'm by Heathrow. Can you let me know what the total cost is please, including postage? I'll pm you my address. PayPal OK? I'll add extra to cover fees for goods&services. Cheers. NF aka Deepan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. So after slipping on ice and cracking the hub, I'm in the process of swapping the hub over from another car. I've got the hub off the suspension, but the thrust arm is stuck. I've got a bush separating tool coming tomorrow, but at the moment I've got the bolt that holds the thrust arm in place at the subframe stuck. The steering linkage seems to be in the way of getting the bolt out. Has anyone got any advice on how to get the bolt and arm out, or do I need to cut it out? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    E39 540i thrust arm / Steering linkage stuck

    Cheers. I may try and guide the arm back up, bolt back in a bit and then move the linkage out of the way. I'll douse it in persuasion spray an hour or so before I start. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    E39 M5 various - parts for sale

    Can I get the calliper rebuild kit please? Whereabouts are you? Thanks NF aka Deepan Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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