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Young Thrash Driver last won the day on September 2

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About Young Thrash Driver

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    E39 530i
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  1. Young Thrash Driver

    Nice Investment - Alpina V8S Touring

    Everyone knows the best E39s have 6 cylinders
  2. Young Thrash Driver

    Grey Thunder - 1990 e30 316i

    I am guessing you could go completely mad with this thing and it will only run you the cost of several months maintenance on the E60, will be watching with interest!
  3. Young Thrash Driver

    Life is choice bro thread.

    I am a little concerned about the breach of privacy aspect... but yes I did consider picking it up to retrieve the engine for someone
  4. Young Thrash Driver

    Life is choice bro thread.

    So this just got a bit surreal, received a few messages yesterday from the site manager who looks after the construction zone this POS landed in saying "Hi Colin, got your contact details from the police, when will you be along to pick up your car? Also there will be extra costs involved. Thanks!"
  5. Young Thrash Driver

    E36 tax starting

    How much is too much for a low km E36? Try this... PS if you see it, like it and proceed to buy it, I accept commission in a number of different currencies, just ask.
  6. Young Thrash Driver

    CHEAP (?) V12

    Went into Coombes Johnson one day just as the parts manager got off the phone from pricing up a tail light for a Prado, heard him muttering something like "...f**king ridiculous" under his breath 😄 I notice Toyota has "voluntarily" undergone a, erm... pricing review on their dealership spare parts inside China, the Chow government ran a review on prices from foreign owned companies in various areas inside their economy and invited Toyota to reconsider.
  7. Young Thrash Driver

    Google Home

    Oh the irony
  8. Young Thrash Driver

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Is that an E30 thing, meaning acres of rust? 🤣
  9. Young Thrash Driver

    E39 fans near Hamilton

    Oh noes, you had to buy two more BMWs, how sad 😄 they sound like great deals!
  10. That X3M is a bit of a looker. How close in size to an E53 is it?
  11. Young Thrash Driver

    E36 prices are on the move...

    That aftermarket strap holding the bumper will be holding the value back....
  12. Young Thrash Driver

    E36 328 Coupe Manual 1.8K! (Vendor appears to be comedian)

    Flippin awesome! And also... You tried to drift, didn't you? I'm out! *mic drop*
  13. Young Thrash Driver

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Yep so it is in the top echelon of Anti-Millennial-Thief Devices!
  14. Young Thrash Driver

    20k to spend on a BMW?

    My TradeMe ad might be a bit sh*t but these guys are really showing how it isn't done!
  15. Young Thrash Driver

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    This spans a couple of weeks of snatching an hour here and there, but replaced the heater return pipes under the intake manifold on @Allanw old 525i. The top one had actually snapped but hadn't quite begun to leak, as usual they disintegrated upon being interfered with as did the CCV Also replaced throttle body gasket, intake elbows, the whole CCV system, intake manifold gasket, dipstick o-rings, air distribution piece o-rings and a few other bits while I was there. Re/installed a mix of new and the original splash/underbody shielding. Installed a new valve cover, thanks to @Gabe79 for that one. New BMW coolant in the 525i and new oil in the 530i, might get around to changing the 525i oil tonight. No more leaks which is a good change, the 525i was dripping oil from nearly everywhere. Got to about 5.30pm today and not much was happening so I thought "Sod it I'll give it a go..." and swapped the steering wheels between them. They are both the later dual stage type, the 525i left the factory with the flatter triangular shaped airbag type (who's shape and feel I don't fancy) and the 530i came equipped with what the internet likes to call "E46 M3 style" type, which differs in that the wheel grip is thicker and the diameter is smaller, plus it just looks a bit sharper with the round airbag. Not to be confused with the "sport type" which has a larger diameter and often has no thumb grips and sometimes a split in the bottom trim piece. The swap was fairly straightforwards- fighting that 16mm nut in the center of the shaft without a helper was challenging- and took longer to Google the ins and outs than to actually complete. Once installed there were no issues, perfect plug and play swap. Will go for a hoon later and see how it changes the car. Took a bit of time to troubleshoot some rough running/no idle issue on the 525i, turns out the intake manifold gasket won't always stay put when reinstalling the intake manifold, wasn't an issue when I did the same jobs on the 530i but there you go... I suspect some of the rough running may have been caused by residual carb cleaner in the ICV too. A loud tick also reared it's head somewhere in the valvetrain that 100km of driving cured. Just about BMW'd out, the clutch in the 525i is just fine so that can wait for another weekend.