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About aja540i

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  • Birthday 07/30/1978

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    Andrew
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    Auckland
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    2007 e61 M5
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    2014 Leaf 24G
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    1978 e21 320i

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  1. If you need to cut it give me a yell, I have a plasma cutter that will make holes in it!
  2. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    did the rounds of Pick a part this afternoon, got a replacement steering wheel for $29, same 4 spoke wheel but MUCH nicer condition, a few bits of trim, and a donor instrument cluster to change the original from MPH to KPH, I'm leaving the MPG on the economy gage to trigger those who prefer their miles In metric!!
  3. Just grind some notches in the sway bar, will be mint as bro!
  4. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    Diesel leak sorted ( hopefully) also removed all the crud from the fuel cooler and its pipe, vacuum cleaner is earning its pay on this one!!
  5. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    Just cleaned 22 years worth of shite out of the egr valve, seems to still be working, I will hook it up to some vacuum tomorrow to make sure the diaphragm is intact, chuck a new vacuum hose on it and it can go back in. Also found the diesel leak, inlet hose to the high pressure pump, so will sort that before the manifold goes back on, slow but good progress!
  6. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    So swirl flaps are not an issue, doesn't have any, never did! thick, black, gunk on the other hand, it has plenty of!!
  7. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    Its seems they are either quite slack or far too over the top, it would be nice to have more consistency. I have been using Continental BMW and they do a great job on WOFs.
  8. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    It appears that it has had a set of shocks, but about 10 years ago! No evidence of any other suspension work....handles like 22 year old suspension. I will start on those bits once it is road legal.
  9. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    Old vs new! At some stage I will replace it with the cyclone type, but this will do for now.
  10. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    no, the 540 was Biarritz Blau, this is Orient blau, quite a bit darker. Yes the Mrs is distracted by her Lamborghini for now, but I suspect this will come up again in the future!! Have you finished the Defender yet?
  11. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    Definitely the old type, possibly the original part from1998, black, crunchy, foul smelling mess! 2ill upgrade to the new design part. Still has the egr and I can't see but I'm guessing the swirl flaps as well.
  12. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    Started on the most pressing issue, there is an issue with the selector / key link cable and it won't release the key when in park, so the key can't be turned off and removed, removed centre console and steering column covers to sort it. Bonus cassette in the stereo!! Plays right through, both sides! Interior is absolutely filthy but not in bad shape otherwise. Edit: fixed, interlink cable adjusted, keys turns off and can be removed!
  13. E60/61 M5 clutch and flywheel done by BMW was $5k.
  14. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    I am aware they can die, but it is doing everything it should at the moment so I will give it a service and hope for the best!
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