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About KitsonRis

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  • Birthday 10/10/1989

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    E34 535i, Clio Ph1 172

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  1. KitsonRis

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    When I got my ARB bushes changed for Powerflex ones recently it was like driving a new car again. I probably should look at doing the other brushes too for it at some point.
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    Capacitor Jump Starters

    https://www.halfords.com/motoring/battery-maintenance/jump-starters/gb40-1000a-noco-jump-starter-721898.html This is pretty good. Brother has one and jumped my E34 no issues. I do really need to get one myself seeing as what I used to use as a jump starter, my old M140i, I got rid of a few weeks ago. I also have their trickle charger and very happy with that.
  3. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Not done much these past few weeks. Currently SORN'd as I am not using it Did get some new cleaning products recently I've used AMDetails products before and rate them highly. These are new. The Hybrid Sealant is technially a ceramic coating but is avoiding calling it that as its a bit cheating (their words!). I gave the car a once over with their glaze I had kicking about and applied the sealant. Was sooo easy to apply - 3-5 sprays onto a clean microfiber cloth and wipe onto the car a panel at a time. Then buff off with a clean dry microfiber and then move onto the next panel. Was that easy. Now the car doesn't like water and it just falls off water_3.mov
  4. KitsonRis

    Trackday e34s anyone ??

    I did take my E34 on track this summer while I was over at the Nurburgring. I was pleasantly surprised with how it performed tbh. I was not expecting a proper car car driver experience and hitting all apexes but just a spirited drive around. For what it was it was really good. It handled everything I threw at it and I am sure it could of handled more (I was being a bit cautious). Yes it is a big heavy car that wasn't really designed for this kind of use but it was great fun. I am sure one could be made to go faster and handle if you went a bit all out and stripped it, caged it, proper coil overs and sticky tyres. Since then I have been tempted to take it somewhere else but then I don't want to risk getting it damaged in a high risk environment. Only real performance upgrades I have got is a full suspension overhal and replaced with Bilstein dampers and Eibach springs, front and rear arb has got powerflex bushes and E31 Brembo callipers and some performance discs to go with them.
  5. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    It was that time of year again for its MoT test. It passed so all is good. Need to investigate a leak in the exhaust, could just be a bolt that needs tightening on the manifold. Covered about 1752 miles in it the past 12 months, most of which were when I went to Germany back in August. Going to give it a wash and vacuum out and then SORN it as I am not going to use it for the time being, but it is really simple to tax if I need to though. No real plans for upcoming work for it, it is in a condition and spec I am happy with. Hope I can use it a bit more this summer.
  6. KitsonRis

    Which 3 cars - lottery win

    Not sure if mine are a bit tame after reading some people's choices * Land Rover Defender - with a 3.9ltr V8 manual. Have seen some ex-millatary ones which I think would be cool with a bit of modernisation. Also needs to have been restored * My E34 535i in a dream spec - full nut and bolt restoration job, individual throttle boddies, racier cam and LSD * Alfaholics GTA-R
  7. KitsonRis

    Private plate removal

    Yes you should get one. Well I did when I took a number plate off a about 3 years ago. But then I transfered it back to a car recently online, iirc there was a reference number on it that I needed.
  8. KitsonRis

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    I can't even find the website I bought mine from to check, mainly to see if I was going mad! Europerformance or something if I remember correct. I first saw SLS and was like no, I don't want them for a Mercedes SLS I have a BMW. It is shocking when people don't do proper repairs on things because of cost. I know some people over look that fact, but it is really no excuse at times. Same when putting budget tyres on performance cars.
  9. KitsonRis

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Sure I saw a SLS option when I was buying my Bilsteins, took me ages to figure out why there was a price difference between what looked like two identical products. Or was it the B14's you were specifically after? I think it was the B12 kit is what I was looking at/have on mine.
  10. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    When I get the Clio out of my garage after doing some work on it (painting engine parts, changing coil pack, spark plugs HT leads and a few more jobs where I want to leave it in pieces overnight so I don't need to rush) I am going to decorate it and make it into more of a "workshop" so will be putting in plug sockets to make it easier to have the E34 plugged in while it is stored in there. On the plus side, I went with a new M140i and not an E36 was that I knew that M140i would start everytime I needed it, which the other day was really handy. It was just a very expensive jump starter.
  11. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Yeah I really need to sort something and take a look at them. The battery in my E34 lasted 2 years and then died last year and I can't go through batteries at that rate. The Clio battery I was told was new when I bought it back in June but it's toast, didn't even have enough charge to disarm the immobiliser which made it fun trying to start it the other day. Although that is stored out on the road so its difficult to keep plugged in.
  12. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Moved the E34 out the garage to get my Clio in to do some work on that. Flat battery. Then the Clio also had a flat battery. So one car out of three started first time! Probably should invest in a decent jump starter and/or trickle charger.
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    Dangerous Wiper incident.

    Doesn't that only work if the arm is that non-driven one though? As I was about to knick my step dads E36 one that he had when I was looking for wiper arms and blades a few years back but my drivers arm is a pinch bolt thing which iirc is the high pressure/speed one? So it didn't fit.
  14. KitsonRis

    My 540ix Bluestone Build

    Looks smart that does. Big improvement on the wheels and with that rear spoiler too. Do like the way it sits/ride height too. I don't like any wheel BMW offers new. Wasn't one I wanted when I ordered my M140i, I was happy making do with whatever it came with. Tempted to drop a set of M Parallels on it.
  15. KitsonRis

    Dangerous Wiper incident.

    This happened to mine while doing a lap on the Nurburgring back in August, luckly it was the passenger side and I was close to the end. I also panicked thinking it had failed but was just the nut had come loose. I need to sort out the linkage as I have got the standard hitting bonnet - as an intrim fix I have put foam pads on the wiper arms and also don't use it in the rain.
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