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  1. GorGasm

    What car to upgrade to from 540i?

    Don't write off the large BMs handling. I reckon they could comfortably take an E39 in the handling dept, I know my F11 can. M5 F10 is a super capable all round car. Diesel is for those that can't afford pleasure.
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    What car to upgrade to from 540i?

    Don't go with the E60 M5, or E55. Both are very old now for a car in the 40k range and wouldn't feel special enough for the $$$. I have owned both, both are very fast though. I would look at: c8 s6 Jaguar XFR W212 E63 f10 550i Possibly in that order.. The 550i can be had for cheap while the others are closer to the 50k mark. Or if you are a total wildcard, go with a Maserati Quattroporte. I'm counting down the time til I can grab a Maserati GT.
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    My new SS Commodore... in a sharp german suit

    Fair enough, I usually end up paying a guy for most of my stuff as well. No shame there.
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    My new SS Commodore... in a sharp german suit

    The seals on my M5 were the same front and rear. I ended up doing it myself, it was surprisingly easy. The hardest part was getting rid of the residue from the old seals which took about an hour. Install took about 5 mins.
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    X315 XJL Jag 5.0

    That interior is superb. Black with dark wood is a great combo. Nice!
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    heaps of fun for 15k!

    No denying this is a fun car to drive. It's just that the M135i is a decent amount faster/newer for a few grand more. Either choice would be good. I wish my 130i was manual, but oh well.
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    My F12 650i Vert

    Nice car! Grab us a pic further out, it's hard to gauge what the big BMs look like from up close.
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    heaps of fun for 15k!

    You do for $25k, which is a pretty sharp price for what you get I reckon: https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1590217674.htm?rsqid=b0fa5baf82c4463cb77bb23d749b0563
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    Where did the E39 M5 thread go?

    Yay, my post got deleted, I'm a super star!
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    E60 M5 S85 Vanos Pump, lines and bearings

    What are the symptoms leading to your pump replacement?
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    850i e31 😍

    Yep.
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    Bartholomew the F11 535i

    I don't name the cars, the wife does. But here it is, the baby wagon we picked up a couple of weeks ago. Freshly back from OCD for a stage 3 package. Amazing family car package, super comfortable, nice to drive, reasonable power and actually good on gas! Imperial Blue brilliant effect metallic (lol, and the photos don't do the colour justice, it's actually very blue in the sun), and Everest Gray leather, and M-sport. The really great features I think are the double sunroof, active steering with ridiculous turning radius and the 8 speed auto.
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    Bartholomew the F11 535i

    Sounds nice! Probably more torque than my M5 with 1/4 the fuel bill haha! Sadly wouldn't have a clue who would tune them. I'd be tempted by box tunes from overseas if available though.
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    Bartholomew the F11 535i

    Heh yeah it lives over on the shore during week days. Hope it wasn't tears because ours is so damned dirty Sad, though. You have a 640d now, how's that going for you?
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    BMW M approved Castrol Edge tws 10w 60 vs ...

    He couldn't possibly pass up the opportunity to call someone out 🙄
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    BMW M approved Castrol Edge tws 10w 60 vs ...

    The latter according to the invoice. Out of warranty soon so the next change I will use whatever 10w60 I can get my hands on.
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    BMW M approved Castrol Edge tws 10w 60 vs ...

    Just got the m5 serviced at bm workshop and they used TWS. 9.5L @ 30 per. Eek.
  18. Bash the headers, did it on my E55 with the same problem.
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    RIP - 2019 1 Series

    No, just no.
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    E70 30d Dollar Reserve

    The E70 plastic coatings will be really weak, same as the F10, my starter and handbrake buttons are worn. The E60 and I assume E53 will be stronger. The rest would be down to usage.
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    Valvetronic

    Actually looks very simple to me. Interesting video though.
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    E60 Water Leak, rear window seals

    I ordered mine from Pelican.
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    BMW Running cost

    Meh, you gotta pay to play.
  24. Mine was missing under load at low rpm (under 2000), No CEL for misfiring until it got really really bad one day. Replaced the plugs and it's 95% gone, now there's just an occasional stumble when idling in drive. If keeps doing it I'm going to buy a new set of coils.
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