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    E34 535i, F21 M140i

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  1. KitsonRis

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    GUIDE Very simple to do. Just a bit of a faff if you don't have a ramp, just need to get far under the car and over the prop shaft. Took me about 30mins.
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    Kit's E34 535i

    Oh it also has Hel braided lines too I forgot to add with Brembo OEM front pads. Set up is totally overkill but it is a nice tasteful mod that will go unnoticed except for those in the know.
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    Kit's E34 535i

    Making sure they were working and not leaking we did a 60-0 emergency stop and blimey it stopped. It would give my M140i a run for its money on stopping power. There was no hassle with fitted these, well apart from the damaged caliper but that was eventually sorted and replaced. Took about 2 hours to fit and bleed with a bit of faff and chatting. It could be done cheaper by using not as fancy discs (they were just over £100 for the pair) going second hand for the calipers but at £350 each I had no issues of needing a rebuild. The E31's bolt straight on with no adapters needed which was the biggest reason getting these. The other options I was looking at was the E38's which needed adapters that I could not find or a totally after market set up which probably would have been more hassle than it was worth making sure it all fitted. They look identical to the Brembo's my brother has on his Octavia which are in fact ones from a Megane, they are probably the same with the only difference being the mounting points
  4. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Yeah they are Mtec C Hook discs. I can also confirm the brakes work very well. Definitely worth the money and effort to fit.
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    Kit's E34 535i

    Managed to get to Caffeine and Machine the other night. Never been before, was nice to wander about and look at some other cars. Not sure why my brother took a really gloomy picture with the interior light still on. He wants to try and find somewhere to take a few photos of our cars which would be good, not done that before. Don't think the marshall at C&M liked my car....there was a few of us who travelled up all together, I was in the middle of the group being directed in. Marshall was directing where to park, got to me and said "see that van in the main car park all the way over there, park the other side of it", then continued to park people after me in the line of cars!! Although where the line of cars got to was at a narrow pinch point and my car is quite long and I was with a group of small hatch backs, so I am telling myself it was because of that. Final checks for the Nurburgring next month all done. Car is ready to go. Just waiting to see if there are any changed to travel resitrictions to say we are not allowed to go. Looking forward to it. Bought a GoPro too, was like £270 for a Hero 8 Black on Amazon which I thought was rude not too. Was playing about with it the other day, I now have it mounted in a more central position higher up in the windscreen. It is easy to see from this clip that it is not a fast car, this was a hard-ish acceleration from standstill, I got to 60pmh before I backed off coming up to that car as I was truning left. CompressedB_720p.mp4 I am pretty happy with where the car is in term of spec and things I want to do with it. Previously said the dream would be put a set of ITB's on but I think that will ruin the car as it is not made for that kind of driving! So I have done a purchase in an attempt to save the E34 from being ruined.... It's another Clio Ph1 172 that needs a full service and some general tlc to make it look the part again. This means any progress on the 5 Series is now slowing down and just keeping it running. Currently no plans in getting rid of it.
  6. KitsonRis

    BMW Car Magazine

    I quite like PPC. Retro Rides, or Retro Cars (can't remember its name but it was Retro something) was also a good one but that stopped years ago. It probably is hard for physical copies of such publications to compete with what is on offer on the internet and forums.
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    Kit's E34 535i

    Brakes now fitted brother is a hero for helping me do this. Tight fit between the calliper and wheel but will all be fine!
  8. Ahh right, was wondering what the situation is with getting over there and what is actually open as it isn't clear at all. Not my first time, I went back in 2016 in an E36 328i but this is the first time I will be taking my car. Staying in Adenau in the Hotel an der Nordschleife.
  9. @Loadmaster is that a recent picture at the Ring? Meant to be going mid August with a group of friends.
  10. KitsonRis

    G31 Boot Liner

    I've got a genuine BMW one for my F21 and it is perfect. Wasn't a bad price at £80. Weirdly I bought it new off eBay from BMW. I am sure there is a genuine option.
  11. KitsonRis

    New or year old finance!!! What a joke!

    I was well confused when I was buying my M140i with their pricing. I have it on PCP and it is cheaper than a 125i which is what I went in to buy. I understand that it depreciates less but they were putting in £4000 towards my deposit on the M140i and only £500 for the 125i. I also had a quick look at used approved ones to see if they were a better deal. Nope. They were the same price a month than a new one so it was really a no brainer for me so I had a new one.
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    Kit's E34 535i

    Discs turned up today
  13. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Have previously used some of AMDetails products before I decided to push the boat out the other day and order a few more stuff. I cannot complain about the Autoglym products I have been using, just fancied a change and try something new as I had ran out. Ordered it Saturday and it came Tuesday, can't really fault their service. I bought: Shampoo (as a refill for when the current shampoo I use runs out) Glaze, which is like a paint cleaner/fine filler polish Paint sealant Ceramin silicone dioxode infused wax Detailer (although I already have been using this) Car was already clean when I put it away but I gave it a quick once over the the Autoglym polish while the order was being shipped to get rid of anything that was already on there. You can easily tell which pannels have been painted as the cloth was red when I finished but not from the bonnet or front wings! Has come up a right treat in the end. Everything was easy to use , taking thw wax off was a bit of a work out. However for someone that doesn't own a hose pipe or outside tap it looks pretty good. Just need to wait for a good day and I can wash my M140i and do the same to that. As that car is actually sat outside and used more will give more of an indication how well these products actually work. Job for next week is to give the interior a good clean. Have got some Gliptone leather conditioner on order (I don't rate the stuff I currently use but it was given to me from clearing out girlfreind's dad's garage so felt obliged to use it for a bit. I don't even know what it is, some generic leather condtioner by the looks of it). Need to finsih off the brakes as I had a nightmare with them on the weekend - the standard discs don't fit so hopefully the E31 discs are turning up today and one of the callipers was damaged which was only apparent when we went to fit them, the thread on one of the mounting points is damaged but on the exit of the thread hole. It is currently with BMW going through a manufacturing defect claim so hopefully they believe me and send out a new one, could take two weeks. Can't wait to get it out again this summer! Trip to the Nurburgring is still in progress, going to make a decision in Augugst, although personally I think we should cancel and move the date now. Really want to get up to Caffeine and Machine in it when it opens back up as I have never been.
  14. KitsonRis

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Taxed it. Checked the tyre pressures. Drove it. Remembered how nice it is to drive. Was the first proper drive I have done since January in and the first since fitting the Z3 shifter, makesd a nice difference. Little notchy going from 1st to 2nd but the remaining gear changes are spot on. Would recommend to anyone thinking of this upgrade.
  15. KitsonRis

    Main Dealer Service During Lockdown

    I drove past the other day and the whole site looked dead, although the service department is around the back. Just went to the car to get the actual milage to quote on the phone to them and it is July 2020 that it is due! This might explain why they haven't contacted me about booking it in. Will give them a call in a few weeks. It feels odd giving a car away to be serviced as I have always done it myself, but being brand new it makes the most sense., Did the E34 myself the other day and I really enjoy doing an oil change - apart from the Octavia vRS I had as both oil changes on that I had to smash the oil filter off, must have been a bad design I am sure.
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