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About KitsonRis

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  • Birthday 10/10/1989

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    Gloucester
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    Mountain biking, cars, music

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    E34 535i, F21 M140i

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  1. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Painted the wipers todfay. Have cut out little foam pads to shape to stop them hitting the bonnet like they all do! Hopefully now they are the correct shape they will offer better protection. They now look a lot better and will finish the front of the car up nicely. Also went to start it today and it had a flat battery. Last started it 3 weeks ago and was fine, didn't notice if it was lazy starting. Not driven it since July, but it is started every few weeks or so for about 15-20mins on idle. Last time I had it out I did wash the engine bay so hope it wasn't anything to do with that! After I did have it running for a while to evaporate any water off. Also hope it is not alternator and the fact it isn't used much, fingers crossed!!
  2. KitsonRis

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Painting the wipers as the garage managed to polish them when they were doing my bonnet and marked them. Looking a lot more fresh now.
  3. KitsonRis

    Which Exhaust?

    go custom made? I’ve had a few custom Stainless steel ones over the years from Infinity Exhausts and they have been amazing. The one on my E34 is spot on. I paid £300 for a cat back on my old Octavia vRS so it’s good price too, life time warranty. The one on my E34 was a little bit more but that was because it’s two pipes all the way so like two exhausts
  4. KitsonRis

    Sump oil drain pans recommendations

    I remeber my step dad doing this once, or rather him telling me to go get it so he wouldn't get into trouble if I was caught! it was swiftly replaced before mother noticed...but she defiantely did.
  5. KitsonRis

    Front jacking points

    I had mone done in the spring. It was an extra £300 (I think) on top of the other paint work I was having done as they pnly found it after poking about the car prepping the sills to go back to black. Effectlvily this is for the welding work as the sills were being painted anyway and I didn't have a part breakdown of cost, just a total for the remaining jobs. It was about 2-3" long holes in two of the corners and then the other two were a bit smaller. Not like mega holes but needing sorting.
  6. KitsonRis

    Lock up your cats?

    There have been a few near my work happen in the middle of the day and even one on someone's drive - they apparently wrote the car off (which was a nice Honda Accord Type R) as they made such a hash of it. Not sure how it was so much to repair, but I think it was including transport costs to get the car to a garage and the cost of a full exhaust and cat. They would be dissapointed if they went to look under my E34! The joys of driving an old car.
  7. KitsonRis

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Cleaned the engine bay a bit, looks a bit smarter now. I would love to have it spotless under there and a painted engine but I don't think that will happen any time soon. Couldn't help but think if it would be ruined or improved with a set of throttle bodies.... If improved it would be the absolute last thing I do on it after all the other things I want doing. I would not be doing it for the power, just the looks and noise created.
  8. KitsonRis

    Hogie's E34 535I Sport Project

    Wow that is a lot of welding work done! Good going on getting it sorted. I hope mine hasn't gone that way.... My philosophy is don't look for it then you can live in denial!
  9. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Haha just seen this after reading your thread.
  10. KitsonRis

    Ant's 98 535i Project

    Craig did a lot of work on my E34, certainly knows his old BMW's. You wont be dissapointed by the quality of work he does - when my rear wish bones were off he even painted them as 'that is what I would do on mine'. I had no issues with leaving mine with him. His 735i is very nice.
  11. KitsonRis

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Ticked a few jobs off the winter progress list I have... * Treated and cleaned the leather * Cleaned the door cards and interior * Hand polished the bumpers as they were looking a little flat compared to the rest of the body work * Removed the mud flaps (which are for sale....) * Failed at getting the wipers off to re-paint them
  12. KitsonRis

    Sump oil drain pans recommendations

    I have one of these and it's fantastic. Got it for the size as I didn't want to risk having oil near the brim when moving it from under the car. The only down side is storing it as it is quite large! I have it currently under the car as it is the only place to put it. Just use the spout to pour it into something else for disposal, using a funnel to make it easier. My brother uses an old oil bottle with the side cut out of it. Although it is a maximum of 5ltr so not as useful for larger capacity engines, he nearly fell foul of the once and forgot his car was 6ltr and managed to get the sump plug back on in time before it just poured everywhere!
  13. KitsonRis

    Best Break Down Cover

    That is good service. I told the AA to send a low loader when the clutch cable snapped on my track car as there was no way it would be able to use those A-frames as it was too low. I was very worried they weren't going to but I managed to get it sorted before they turned up and got on my way and cancelled the recovery. That was a fun afternoon - snapped in the middle lane of the A4 as you got off the M4 in Chiswick on a Friday afternoon rush hour. Luckly it happened at that exact time as 6ft in front of me was a parking spot I managed to push it into, no one stopped and people were still trying to squeeze past as I was pushing it across the inside lane! Landed it there for the weekend as the spot was free parking as I was visiting my girlfriend and could only get one recovery. Went back to it Sunday and called the AA, who were nearky 2 hours away, so decided to bodge it while I waited as what and managed to sort it in about 20mins.
  14. KitsonRis

    3.0CSi at Cotswold BMW

    They must have swapped the silver 3.0 CSi out for this red one. They have more older cars on the upper level including an E31 840ci, E34 535i and E24 635CSi. Ahh yes that Mini, very nice that is. Next to the Bubble car which appears to be shoved in the corner the last time I was there.
  15. KitsonRis

    Best Break Down Cover

    ^^ This. Definetly agree, you do hear horror stories about most people tbh, I probably did just get unlucky with my recovery. Having a track car meant I had to stop using them as AA would do recovery from track days, just not race events.
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