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What did you do to your E39 today ?

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17 hours ago, NWJW said:

 I've spent HOURS today prepping and painting my wheels which were, to be honest, an embarrassment, there was paint peeling off, kerbing, scratches, the lot. Randomly, the wheels on the offside appeared to have been powder coated and the powder coat was peeling off in big chunks, the nearside front wheel also appeared to have been powder coated and apart from some kerbing was in really good condition yet the nearside rear wheel appeared to have been spray painted for some reason? :?   

 Anyway, I've done them in gloss black, which I'm sure won't be to everyone's taste but I've been a fan of dark coloured wheels for a long time so that's what I went with. No pictures at the moment as after I'd finished I just wanted to pack up and have a cider. :P I'll get some up tomorrow.   

 

 Oh, and my shoulders are red raw now as the sun was out and I thought I'd be manly and work with my shirt off....

  

Here we go; 

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Edit, I really need to get those stone chips on the bonnet sorted...:rolleyes:

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Back box delete today. Top job by the guys at Redhill Classics in Surrey. Achieved the perfect level of sound as well, which is what I was hoping for.

 

A moderately loud rumble on start up which settles down to a very subtle burble, which remains that way up until 3000 revs or so. Then, erm, it all happens! :shock:

 

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1 hour ago, Loadmaster said:

Back box delete today. Top job by the guys at Redhill Classics in Surrey.

 

Wow, they must be well tucked away, I lived about 250 yards away in St Johns Road for 20 years and didn't know they were there. Either that or I drive around with my eyes closed!!

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1 hour ago, coolhand9 said:

 

Wow, they must be well tucked away, I lived about 250 yards away in St Johns Road for 20 years and didn't know they were there. Either that or I drive around with my eyes closed!!

Yep, their workshop isn't at all obvious to the passer by. Only clue is a small sign pointing up a driveway between two houses on Earlsbrook Road.

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10 minutes ago, Loadmaster said:

Yep, their workshop isn't at all obvious to the passer by. Only clue is a small sign pointing up a driveway between two houses on Earlsbrook Road. 

 

Now I know I might have to pop in for a chat, see about releasing a little of my own V8 rumble.

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19 minutes ago, coolhand9 said:

 

Now I know I might have to pop in for a chat, see about releasing a little of my own V8 rumble.

Me too. There’s a place down here that sorts exhausts out. Might have to invest in a sport rear bumper and see about twin pipes. I always did like balance!

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1 minute ago, eleanorsskipper said:

Me too. There’s a place down here that sorts exhausts out. Might have to invest in a sport rear bumper and see about twin pipes. I always did like balance!

 

Nah; keep it stealthy looking. They'll just fabricate the pipe to drop down, facing downwards behind your bumper ;) 

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47 minutes ago, coolhand9 said:

 

Now I know I might have to pop in for a chat, see about releasing a little of my own V8 rumble.

Good idea. Mark's the pipe welder and fabricator. For me, what they did this morning met my expectations sound wise. Also looks completely stock from behind unless you look underneath.

 

If you're still local I'm very happy to meet up so you can hear for yourself.

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A mate of mine did a flyby whilst I filmed it. Sound picked up well despite being on phone. 

 

File too big to upload so i guess i need to resize it!

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2 minutes ago, Loadmaster said:

A mate of mine did a flyby whilst I filmed it. Sound picked up well despite being on phone. 

 

File too big to upload so i guess i need to resize it!

 

Upload it to Google Photos and then ask it to produce a link; this way it won't be compressed/shitty quality etc :) 

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Picked up an OEM front plate holder from my local Vines to replace the significantly crappy and generic (as I soon discovered after unpacking it) holder which I had purchased via Amazon :roll:. The plate is currently just screwed to the bumper.

 

Love the fact that the OEM one has locating hooks that clip into slots under the bumper so that the bumper can be drilled for the holder making it level and central. And it seals nicely around the top and sides.

 

Will fit it on a couple of weeks when the registration is changed.

 

By the way, being a plain grey plastic currently, can i spray it with Plasticote? Found a half full can of silver in the garage but the blurb doesn't mention suitable for plastic!

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Sigh

 

Been driving a mk4 golf V5 around for the past month, while I was not able to fix my rocker cover - it was delivered to family in London while i work in Cardiff. Had to steal a family member's car, wasn't able to come back to fix it.

 

Anyway, i open it today, it was not only the wrong part I ordered (turns out not all m54 engines are the same...) but the clips at the end broken in the post anyway.

 

So now I have to beg for a refund from the seller even though it's been ages. At least it was ebay, so if I kick up a fuss I might get PayPal protection or something.

 

I won't buy another unless it's from a 2.5L E39 m54.... just a heads up.

 

The golf is quite a thirsty car petrol-wise, but at least I've had a month of hassle free motoring... all the speakers work! No brake shimmy! No rust! How luxurious... 

 

Cheers,

 

Ed

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55 minutes ago, TeddyRuxpin said:

Sigh

 

Been driving a mk4 golf V5 around for the past month, while I was not able to fix my rocker cover - it was delivered to family in London while i work in Cardiff. Had to steal a family member's car, wasn't able to come back to fix it.

 

Anyway, i open it today, it was not only the wrong part I ordered (turns out not all m54 engines are the same...) but the clips at the end broken in the post anyway.

 

So now I have to beg for a refund from the seller even though it's been ages. At least it was ebay, so if I kick up a fuss I might get PayPal protection or something.

 

I won't buy another unless it's from a 2.5L E39 m54.... just a heads up.

 

The golf is quite a thirsty car petrol-wise, but at least I've had a month of hassle free motoring... all the speakers work! No brake shimmy! No rust! How luxurious... 

 

Cheers,

 

Ed

 

I thought all M54s were the same bar the size/power etc

 

Wonder if what you got was off an M52 etc?

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Got the new headlights aligned properly

 

Took it to my local MOT guy and he did it within seconds using his light box, I tried using the garage doors and royally cocked it up :lol: 

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Sorted my faded rear lights...

 

Before:

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Started with P120, then P240 (squeaky bum time)

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Then P400 and P600 with a bit of water/detergent

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Finished with a rotary mop and some T-Cut

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Shiny! Forgot to take pics fitted but they look pretty similar to the corner units now.

 

I also gave her a clean and removed the plinth on the front bumper:

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Tried to work out how to read the engine manage light that was thrown today when driving. Apart from that not much. Need to start pushing this project... Just no time.

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1 minute ago, *jimmyj* said:

Tried to work out how to read the engine manage light that was thrown today when driving. Apart from that not much. Need to start pushing this project... Just no time.

 

Christ on a bike... You lost love?

 

Not seen any action from you in here in ages :lol: 

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Dropped the exhaust, tank and heat shields

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In preparation for sorting this

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CHECK YOUR SILLS!!! (or don't and stay happy)

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1 hour ago, *jimmyj* said:

Haha it's been a crazy few months. New born, testing me, long looooooong hours at work. You ok pal?!

 

Yeesh, sounds full on

 

Aye, not too bad. SSDD and all that :lol: 

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