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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By BarryM
Ah....I did it a long time ago and yes I did it...

Ah....I did it a long time ago and yes I did it with NCS Expert not INPA!


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By BarryM
You can use INPA, I used it to set the indicator...

You can use INPA, I used it to set the indicator flashes for lock as mine didn't do it.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By BarryM
It's the full spec B10 V8 (but not the V8s): ...

It's the full spec B10 V8 (but not the V8s):

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By BarryM
It's nachtblau code 453 - night blue-metallic...

It's nachtblau code 453 - night blue-metallic according to the spec sheet.

How can you not love these wheels.....

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By BarryM
If that's an Alpina then I was sold a pup! ...

If that's an Alpina then I was sold a pup!

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By BarryM
I should probably try and be a bit more...

I should probably try and be a bit more constructive so if I was only going to make a couple of suggestions they would be to use a wash mitt (lots of choices of material) and when using a towel to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By BarryM
Not sure where you watch all these people washing...

Not sure where you watch all these people washing their cars but they must be a bunch of numptys - especially the guys who polish their brake pedals


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By BarryM
There're a couple of good DIYs on the M5 forum. I...

There're a couple of good DIYs on the M5 forum. I used a cut up plastic credit card to insert in the bottom instead of melting anything. Quite a lot of people have done this successfully so not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By BarryM
Can't you re-order the computer display at the...

Can't you re-order the computer display at the same time that you choose which ones you want show?


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By BarryM
If you're talking about the angel eyes flickering...

If you're talking about the angel eyes flickering then you can fitt LED bulbs that don't flicker
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,975
Posted By BarryM
Thanks for the suggestions about lubing the latch...

Thanks for the suggestions about lubing the latch mechanism. I followed rdl's directions today with the latch but didn't think it necessary to do the lock barrel as well.

My suspect front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By BarryM
Has anyone tried this? Sent from...

Has anyone tried this?


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,167
Posted By BarryM
So that was 182 in your 540/6........ The V8...

So that was 182 in your 540/6........

The V8 B10 only has a top speed of 173mph according to Alpina so that's pretty good going on your part :rofl:

I won't incriminate myself but I can say the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By BarryM
Well done for persevering, I can see this being...

Well done for persevering, I can see this being useful for a few people in the not too distant future!


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By BarryM
I managed to get a tiny amount of give in the...

I managed to get a tiny amount of give in the gasket and then used a couple of my Facom trim tools in there and gradually levered it up without causing any damage. Still not a quick job but they're...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By BarryM
Thanks for the suggestions, will try these in the...

Thanks for the suggestions, will try these in the morning - I've since seen the suggestion of applying a little heat so may try that as well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By BarryM
Valve/rocker cover removal

I've read some terrific posts on replacing the VCGs on the V8 and I've got everything removed but damned if I can get the actual covers off!

It's difficult getting a decent grip on the cover so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By BarryM
I've replaced a lot of cooling stuff like most...

I've replaced a lot of cooling stuff like most others, I'd say you're cutting it mighty fine by the time you find a hose that you can see spraying out coolant.

I definitely wouldn't still be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By BarryM
I coded my windows to continue working when you...

I coded my windows to continue working when you open a door as it drove me mad - NCS Expert to the rescue :)

I thought you could program the seat position, steering column and a few other things...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 43,373
Posted By BarryM
I've known about the Evans stuff from posts since...

I've known about the Evans stuff from posts since buying my car 2 years ago and thought it sounded like an interesting idea.

Anyway, the car's an Alpina B10 and normal operating temp is 109...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By BarryM
Rainx applied by cloth to the windscreen is great...

Rainx applied by cloth to the windscreen is great (bit of a marmite product though from what I've read).

I love seeing the rain droplets heading up the screen :)

LIke others I can't see how a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By BarryM
Hopefully I'm not breaking any rules by posting a...

Hopefully I'm not breaking any rules by posting a link to another forum, I'm sure a mod will remove if that's the case but I did contribute to it:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By BarryM
There are a few repair threads kicking about. I...

There are a few repair threads kicking about. I cut up a credit card and glued that at the bottom to get the shade retracting again.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By BarryM
Where's the glovebox???

Where's the glovebox???
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,953
Posted By BarryM
It might not be necessary but it might be a good...

It might not be necessary but it might be a good precaution, once one bit of plastic has broken how long before the rest does.........there was no float in mine when I bought my car, after about 6...
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