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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 20,958
Posted By BarryM
Thanks Fudman, was just thinking that...

Thanks Fudman, was just thinking that disconnecting the battery means having to reset some stuff like the computer and possibly my intravee, is there anything else that is affected by disconnecting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By BarryM
You can buy lots of stuff used but I would never...

You can buy lots of stuff used but I would never do that with a battery, you hear enough horror stories about new to even contemplate something like that in my book. Purchase the best you can afford...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 20,958
Posted By BarryM
My passenger side actuator has slowed down again...

My passenger side actuator has slowed down again so ordered a replacement. Do I really need to disconnect the battery, surely there's a fuse that can be pulled instead?


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By BarryM
I bought an OEM used one off eBay for 30. I need...

I bought an OEM used one off eBay for 30. I need to get the back bit of one of my roof rails painted as it's bubbling so thought kill 2 birds....


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
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: 379
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: 684
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: 684
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: 684
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: 867
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: 867
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: 1,056
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: 354
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: 281
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: 116
Views: 20,958
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: 344
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: 3,306
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: 1,135
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: 206
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: 206
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: 206
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: 869
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: 376
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: 44,280
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: 861
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...
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