Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

  • Feedback


KitsonRis last won the day on August 4

KitsonRis had the most liked content!

About KitsonRis

  • Rank
  • Birthday 10/10/1989

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Mountain biking, cars, music


  • Garage
    E34 535i, F21 M140i

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. KitsonRis

    Headlamps very poor

    I polished the lenses of my E34....didn't do much being glass apart from make them smoother haha. I put brighter bulbs in, but I can't comment on how well they work as I haven't driven it at night for about 9 months!
  2. KitsonRis

    New 340i

    I have the same engine and also the adaptive suspension in my M140i. I assume it will be the same/very similar suspension to the 3 series. It is very good - it is apparently more comofrtable than the M-Sport suspension in Comfort mode and then when you turn it on it becomes a lot stiffer. I would like to take the car to the limits but I am terrified of the consequenses. A 340i would be on the cards to replace my M140i when that is up.
  3. KitsonRis

    Rust to Rome Rally

    Love a Metro! One of the coolest cars about. Had one years ago and it was amazing, probably one of the best and easiest cars drove. I just can't bring myself to sell my E34 to fund a nice 1.8VVC powered one.
  4. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Just got the car back from The Motorworks after a load of work: Full coolant system overhaul - radiator, thermostat, all sensors, waterpump, viscous fan... Painted the rocker cover Checked valve clearances and replaced the camshaft oil spray bar bolts Propshaft doughnut washer was replaced Fitted Powerflex front and rear anti roll bar bushes New battery Unfortuntely no pictures as it is all underneath changes that you can't see. It now makes a wooshing noise when you rev it! So I assume the viscous fan was on the way out? Also the battery was fubar - wouldn't hold its charge. Annoying as it is only two years old. Is this because I am not using the car? Would getting a trickle charger help with this or even disconnecting the battery when stood up for some time? Just want to get out and use it! But reluctant to in this weather.
  5. KitsonRis

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    I actually drove it for a change! Had to drop it off at the garage to get some work done to it. Battery was proper dead. The little jump pack I borrowed wasn’t beefy enough, just turned the wipers and washers in for some reason! Jumped it using something a little more powerful...my M140i! Oh how I’ve missed driving it, it was so nice. I should drive it more often....or....have another one for a daily
  6. KitsonRis

    Modern Classics.

    I had last month's issue, I was very impressed with it - full of cars I like, especially the hot hatches, but also a nice varied selection of other stuff too. I should go and get this month's.
  7. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Next round of work now underway. Have just ordered all the coolant system parts, engine mounts, prop shaft joint along with banjo bolts on the oil spray bar. Half and half genuine BMW items and OEM, along with all the nuts and bolts as per the suspension change. Also going to swap the front and rear anti roll bar bushes for Powerflex ones. Unfortunately I don't have the time to do this myself so it is going back to the Motorworks to sort this all out. They are also going to paint the rocker cover and check the valve clearances too. Need to also look at what shows to go to next year as well as I was poor at that this summer! Will be doing Castle Combe Action Day in May and probably enter the show and shine too!
  8. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    I should have done that when it was running. Battery was new in 2017 so I assume it’s not that.
  9. KitsonRis

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    I am sure it will be worth it, even though it is not seen much! I am currently doing the same on mine, if it comes off then new goes back on if I can source it even down to the nut and bolt - tonight's activity is to get the part numbers for the coolant system and some other jobs to compare genuine parts prices to OEM. It is quite satisfying turning it all for new parts!
  10. KitsonRis

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    @FIVE-OH That looks really smart. I might have to consider doing something similar for mine in the future.
  11. KitsonRis

    Ant's 98 535i Project

    Just seen you down the A40 heading out of Cheltenham, makes a nice noise. Might have to look at these on eBay later to see what’s about....
  12. 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!!
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.