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Eagle last won the day on June 3 2016

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  1. Eagle

    BMW 130i - Birds B1 Dynamics etc etc etc

    Anti-seize has been my go to for all poly bushings for a long time. Nicer to apply and lasts much longer than anything ive had supplied ie lithium based stuff
  2. Eagle

    DISA - Repair kit or unit

    Yes im aware of the worst case scenario but the pin is far more likely to come out of the valve upon rough removal or poor install. A loose valve flap gives you plenty of auditory warning.
  3. Eagle

    DISA - Repair kit or unit

    Indeed. I was thinking failure as in the flap start getting loose\rattles or o-ring leaks when i typed that.
  4. Eagle

    DISA - Repair kit or unit

    Bought a Rein one from FCP. Currently @ 70,000km and is still ok. If it fails i will just return it as lifetime warranty.
  5. Eagle

    E32 735iL Gauge cluster question

    What years are the cars? Are the clusters both in km? Auto? If they are both white back clusters as you say then you should be able to swap the coding plug on the back on the cluster over from the old one to the new one provided it hasnt been damaged somehow. Can't hurt to try and see. I think the E32 probably had a bigger fuel tan so the actual fuel gauge reading its self may be off?
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    Bridgestone Tyres - Buy 1 get 1 half price

    I never compared 18"+ sizes so the difference in price maybe greater the larger you on which may change my view point on whether they are still worth it in the performance vs price category, hence the comment. Still stand by my 17" comment. Yeah everything is subjective in regards to price obviously but $50 a tyre is nothing for anyone semi serious about grip, i don't see why you'd get a lesser tyre to save $~200 given you are already spending $800 to begin with. Ive had both on the exact same car E39 i currently own which is just a daily driver with stock suspension, very noticeable performance increase they are better in every regard, almost feel like semi slick compared to the soft RE003's (which i rate worse than the RE050A and S001 ive had on other cars)
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    Bridgestone Tyres - Buy 1 get 1 half price

    Parents just got a new pair of Re003 in 245/40R17 to match the fronts and they were just over $500. PS4's are like $40 more from Hyper atm and are a far better tyre in all aspects. Re003's maybe better value for $ in the 18"+ sizes but in 17" they are not worth it
  8. Eagle

    Rough Idle Diagnosis

    Sounds like a vacation leak to me too. Home made smoke machine is some of the best money I've spent. Disa valve o-ring is another common leak area
  9. Eagle

    E60 M5 review

    Bearings (in) Motor Wearing M5
  10. Eagle

    Is the 335i the 2019 performance bargain?

    Nothing would ever truly beat those engines given they were overbuilt by Japanese in the golden era of engine manufacturing. No intention of owning one but do respect them and do get the appeal of N54\N55. Its too bad many modern BMW engines like these seemed to be plagued with reoccurring issues or issues that shouldn't exist.
  11. Eagle

    2003 E39 525i Touring

    Looks a decent deal and given that these cars are so cheap you start really loosing $ if you want to. What does it ride like? Ive been in many around the 200k mark with what i suspect were bad subframe bushings, very hard riding. Hope they haven't mutilated the wiring too badly given you have factory nav. Can't stand those single din units in E39's, so unbefitting.
  12. Eagle

    Jane - My Green German Girlfriend

    Fair enough, we all have our personally preferences. I tend use new stops much of the time but these are on much older. higher mileage cars. Some times getting new stops for the rear will put me over the GST limit so i wont bother as long as they are in reasonable condition. The amount of cars with no bump stops is quite surprising even with new shocks and from my experience many garages don't tend to replace them for whatever reason.
  13. Eagle

    Petrol to diesel engine conversion

    Yep they are not a bad car for their day but have many potential flaws. EAS is great when its working but doesn't seem to last very long before something fails. The HVAC system is pretty troublesome also. Don't have high regards for the rover engines and even though the M51 isnt a bad engine for its time its just a bit under powered in P38 coupled with the turbo lag Only reason i my father never sold his is they generally seemed to be worthless these days (had from new $80,000 in 1998). I can see a good diesel example possibly fetching a reasonable price but im sure the market for them is relativity small.
  14. Eagle

    Petrol to diesel engine conversion

    Yeah the benefits of air suspension are given. My comment was aimed at the butchery of which appears to have distorted the system. Nothing worse than people attempting half ass fixes.
  15. Eagle

    Petrol to diesel engine conversion

    Seen quite a few without certs so it down to the WOF inspector i guess