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    Last night, Wheeler Dealers (Discovery Channel - 520/521 on Sky) bought, improved and sold on an E39 BMW 5-Series M5, and for the first time ever, Edd China actually bothered to repair an alternator, instead of just swapping it for a new one like he normally does. Now I know how to replace the bearings on an alty, just a shame that it's normally the electrics that fail on the Vauxhall ones rather than the bearings.

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    He didn't check the brushes where ok inside it though
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
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    This is true. He also only took out one paper air filter to replace it with a K&N panel filter; whilst I'm no expert on M5's and it's possible it only has one air filter, it really looked like it had two air boxes and thus two filters - one for each bank of cylinders.

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    Is this channel available on Freeview?... just getting my aerials sorted at the minute

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy71 View Post
    Is this channel available on Freeview?... just getting my aerials sorted at the minute
    http://www.discoveryuk.com/find-us-on-tv/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    still none the wiser.... I'm assuming no it isn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    This is true. He also only took out one paper air filter to replace it with a K&N panel filter; whilst I'm no expert on M5's and it's possible it only has one air filter, it really looked like it had two air boxes and thus two filters - one for each bank of cylinders.
    Yup, lol I said that to Amy too. I really must get a life one of these days...
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    think im just behind ian in the que for a life

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy71 View Post
    still none the wiser.... I'm assuming no it isn't
    I've got Freeview in two rooms in the house but never use it so had to go look it up online myself lol.

    Looking at this, I'd say the answer is no... http://freeview.co.uk/Channels
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    You'll always spot these things, I would put it down to editing for time. I always remember the Saab 9000 they done. Mike bought a leather interior for it, but the trim that would fit above the drivers footwell/under steering wheel was bust - you never seen how they solved it despite Ed saying he would need to think about it. The 190E Cosworth, cold start valve was a problem, again like the Saab this issue doesn't get resolved on air. Does that make you feel better now Ian and Angel?

    Was glag when they done away with the part of the show where they had someone on the show who owned one. That was a waste of time tbh.

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