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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
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: 11
Views: 599
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: 992
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: 326
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: 222
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: 18,118
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: 317
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: 3,005
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: 988
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: 191
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: 191
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: 191
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: 794
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: 328
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: 42,973
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: 682
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: 439
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: 439
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: 378
Posted By BarryM
Where's the glovebox???

Where's the glovebox???
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,882
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...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By BarryM
Thanks for that extra bit of info now.....some...

Thanks for that extra bit of info now.....some say it's the small detail that makes the difference!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By BarryM
Couldn't get the pulley off so unbolted the heat...

Couldn't get the pulley off so unbolted the heat exchanger to get that end of the hose off, it had been worn through hence the leak

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Reason the hose got damaged is because the bolt (no....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By BarryM
So stick a bit of wood between pulley & block and...

So stick a bit of wood between pulley & block and hit gently?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By BarryM
I'm pretty sure the hose is leaking directly...

I'm pretty sure the hose is leaking directly behind the pulley but just thought it would be handy if it came off easily - the pulley is pretty rusty as well so seemed like a good opportunity to clean...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By BarryM
Crankshaft pulley removal

I think I have a leak from the hose that sits just behind the crank pulley but can't really get to see it very clearly so it might be the water pump.

I want to pop the crank pulley off but having...
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