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Allanw last won the day on July 19 2017

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  • Birthday 11/07/1978

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  1. I've owned some really oddball cars, and regret selling a LOT of them... but I always knew I'd regret not keeping Dads E30, but I really miss it more than I expected ? A LOT more! I think we should have kept it as the classic and sold the '29 Ford model A instead! This was my olds car for damn close to half my life, 18 of my 42 years! I kept the cobwebs well cleared out of it during my late teens and early 20's. Even got breath tested with like 7? people in it! I drove it before Dad did and even drove it home from the dealer, while Dad followed (trying to keep up!) in my sisters VL Commodore. ?
  2. Nah... they'll still manage it! The electric system has coolant, and the transmission must still have oil - It'll probably all get out some time! ?... Especially the UK ones!
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    E39 oil burner

    They were "Posi-Quiet" from Centric that Jules recommended, I think. They really were low dust, but the brakes didn't have the same initial bite as OEM - still absolutely fine under heavy brakes, but initial application was "softer", which only took about 5 minutes to get used to.
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    E39 oil burner

    Installation is the reverse of removal??? ?
  5. Allanw

    330is vs 325is

    Was that a South African thing? 205/55R15 was standard on German made ones.
  6. I fitted a genuine Xenon retrofit kit to our old E39... it came with a simplified levelling system, but I never fitted it ? If you can find the bits, it was one sensor on the rear suspension and all the wiring and diagrams required. The factory fitted Xennons used 2 levelling sensors (one front, one rear), and isn't as easy to retrofit, because the LCM is different for levelling or not.
  7. Allanw

    E39 oil burner

    Retrofit it into your Leaf....
  8. Allanw

    E39 oil burner

    Is is coming out to play this weekend yet???
  9. She's driving a Demio... I surprised she DIDN'T die! The effects of Dad's eating a strong curry can write one of those off!
  10. The 728i is even quicker if it has the sort diff ratio option. The 730i V8 was pretty much the dog of the range - like an E30 320i auto.... uses the same/moe fuel than the bigger engines, ends up slower than the smaller engines ? The M52TU in the later ones was a much more advanced engine... though the little V8 sounded nice... (mostly because it worked hard a lot!)
  11. Allanw

    Quick rant thread.

    That's SO accurate!
  12. Allanw

    E39 oil burner

    That number plate appears to be absolutely indestructible, based on the front bumper condition...
  13. Allanw

    E39 oil burner

    Ummm... no. These things take time ?
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