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Also, not today but last weekend I gave it an oil and filter service, as well as air and pollen, and was reminded how for simple servicing these things are so well thought out and easy to work on. In contrast to my Wife's Mini Countryman where it took me at least 2 minutes to find the oil filter... 

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Quick oil change; done every 6 months for me (10l oil and & a Mann filter twice a year costs less than one tank of VPower), so worth doing IMO, more so as I do such low miles

 

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How do you find the Oil extractor system, does it get most of the oil out ? Was considering getting one, thanks  Calum

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29 minutes ago, domin8or said:

How do you find the Oil extractor system, does it get most of the oil out ? Was considering getting one, thanks  Calum

 

Works well pal

 

Having the oil up to temp is key, makes it easier to get out. 

 

I've drained just over 6.2 litres, the M54 needs 6.5 litres, so it's about as good as doing it via the sump plug... 

 

But, no need to crawl under the car (if you can fit etc) :lol:

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Pick wisely, a crap one {from experience ) is a messy inconvenience. 

I've had a cheaper on of the same design as on that picture and an electric one. Both were a royal pain in the butt. 

But that was MY experience. 

Edited by PL523i

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My previous 530i made it to Chris Knott FB cover photo :lol:

 

@GBS - your cars famous pal ;)

 

 

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2 hours ago, d_a_n1979 said:

My previous 530i made it to Chris Knott FB cover photo :lol:

 

@GBS - your cars famous pal ;)

 

 

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I don't need the car getting any more attention, I've had 3 people in the last few months asking if I want to sell it :rolleyes:

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Got a transmission flush, gasket and sump done at Dartford Transmission seeing as it's just under 110k!

 

Rocker Cover gaskets next in the near year and then it's gonna be up for sale :neutral:

 

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Annual hand brake adjustment in preparation for MOT - seems no matter how many times I do it it never stays adjusted for the full year!

 

Feels good but proof as ever will be on the brake rollers.

 

What i don't get is as a manual i use it ever day unlike auto's who can go one year to the next without!

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20 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

Annual hand brake adjustment in preparation for MOT - seems no matter how many times I do it it never stays adjusted for the full year!

 

Feels good but proof as ever will be on the brake rollers.

 

What i don't get is as a manual i use it ever day unlike auto's who can go one year to the next without!

Get some chocks for Christmas! 

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12 hours ago, duncan-uk said:

Annual hand brake adjustment in preparation for MOT - seems no matter how many times I do it it never stays adjusted for the full year!

 

Feels good but proof as ever will be on the brake rollers.

 

What i don't get is as a manual i use it ever day unlike auto's who can go one year to the next without!

I adjusted mine back in July 2019 before MOT, it was still holding on downhill before this year's MOT (but needed to be pulled really hard to hold car from rolling), thought I still adjusted it little bit. It didn't lock the wheels on rollers but forse measures were good enough to get through test. By the way mine is automatic, but I'm using handbrake every time when parking, just so it doesn't get stuck. For this year I believe new brake shoes will be need, because old one looks quite tired and i do have any idea when they been changed last time.

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On 29/11/2020 at 10:02, Ray112 said:

I adjusted mine back in July 2019 before MOT, it was still holding on downhill before this year's MOT (but needed to be pulled really hard to hold car from rolling), thought I still adjusted it little bit. It didn't lock the wheels on rollers but forse measures were good enough to get through test. By the way mine is automatic, but I'm using handbrake every time when parking, just so it doesn't get stuck. For this year I believe new brake shoes will be need, because old one looks quite tired and i do have any idea when they been changed last time.

The shoes shouldn't really wear though they can come away from the backing plate i have found.

 

Before adjusting i give the drum a good going over with a flap wheel to clean it and rough it up and the shoes a quick rub over with some coarse paper then adjust as best i can!

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I never managed to get one when they were first released or on those rare occasions when they pop up for sale second hand but today I've successfully pre-ordered one of the new issue E39 M5 1/18 models that Otto has just released ready for delivery in January, which should coincide with my car coming back from a restoration overhaul and respray.  Shame the model isn't Oxford Green to match!

 

(Not an easy site to navigate but for anyone else interested they're on the Otto-models.com site in the club section, which is free to join)

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16 minutes ago, PL523i said:

Anything in particular? 

 

Just a bit of lacquer bloom on the drivers side lower wing and sill. 

 

It's reacted unfortunately after the work done a month or so back. A few other cars have done the same, so it's not just mine but an issue with that lacquer

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1 hour ago, duncan-uk said:

^ Sounds like good money after bad, burn it....!

 

I'm battling to keep my tonced up shitter on the road... 

 

One more death trap out there... 

 

Watch out :mrgreen:

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On 01/12/2020 at 10:14, d_a_n1979 said:

Dropped it into my pals body shop...

What for??

 

Scrub that, just read above!

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Touring collected; blemish all sorted :) 

 

Paintwork now, IMO, is as good as it'll ever be unless the remainder of the car got resprayed; which it won't do in my ownership ;) 

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