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    Hi all, I am a new member here, had my 530d about 5 months and thought it was time I joined a forum.
    I have been a member of a Toyota Forum for 8 years and know how usefull they can be and this seems a very good forum from what I see so far!

    A little about me:

    I live in wolverhampton, work as an electrical engineer and am setting up a performance center next year (mainly aimed at toyotas)
    I have a few Toyotas and race one in particular in TSS and a few other mini series. I am a bit of a car nutter and spend most of my free time tatting with them.
    I rebuilt the engine and gear box last year in my Toyota and seem to spend a fortune on it, this is why I have the BMW. It is a daily runner, a place of calm and quiet (Well not on idle its a DERV ) I have no plans to moddify or tune it, well apart from a remap perhaps, but for ecconomy, the extra power is of no interest to me.


    I have the normal E39 issues, level sensor was snapped on the drivers front so I replaced the plastic arm with an alloy one, all good now. The rear cup holder is smashed to bits and the fog lights are cracked. Other than that its great.
     
     

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    hey mister barry welcome to the forum 0 good to have you with us!

    Impressive hobby list you have their! Red
     
     

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    Thanks bud!
    I love all things car related, if there is a car and a stop watch involved I will be there.

    I have plans to build a BMW track car once my current build is out of the way, E30 based built from a bare shell as always. I am just fishing around for engine info for it, ecu wil be Motec M800 as I use one ecu for all my cars, simply use a different resistance in each loom so it auto swaps maps as it goes car to car. I will do engine threads when the time comes closer. Would like to mid mount it tho
     
     

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    mrbarry, A very big welcome to the forum

    I look forward to seeing many more posts from you in the future. I will be especially interested to see the E30 mid mount

    As Red stated that is a very impressive hobby

    Hope you'll be posting more pictures of the Toyota up in the "members projects" forum. This section includes ANY car, Not just BMW's
     
     

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    Sure will mate. I didnt know how a Toyota would go down on a BMW forum, after all Toyota are seen as a cheap chearfull budget car normaly. Over on the GT4OC we love all cars that are well built apart from Subarus as there are sooo many of them it gets boring No, I jest.

    I am glad its just as friendly here to other makes.

    I will post some pictures and details in the correct place later, or check out www.toyota-sprint-series.com and look for me by name and avatar
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbarry View Post
    Sure will mate. I didnt know how a Toyota would go down on a BMW forum, after all Toyota are seen as a cheap chearfull budget car normaly. Over on the GT4OC we love all cars that are well built apart from Subarus as there are sooo many of them it gets boring No, I jest.

    I am glad its just as friendly here to other makes.

    I will post some pictures and details in the correct place later, or check out www.toyota-sprint-series.com and look for me by name and avatar
    Hi and welcome Mr Barry

    Toyotas go down great here
    Considering Ive got a Supra (currently at a friends unit as my E46 is filling my garage ) and have a 2jz gte motor Im currently rebuilding with some fruity bits

    Straight sixes are the way forward for me...BMW or Toyota!

    Feel free to start a project thread in the project forum when you get started. I look forward to seeing this build progress (hopefully faster than mine is )
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbarry View Post
    Sure will mate. I didnt know how a Toyota would go down on a BMW forum, after all Toyota are seen as a cheap chearfull budget car normaly. Over on the GT4OC we love all cars that are well built apart from Subarus as there are sooo many of them it gets boring No, I jest.

    I am glad its just as friendly here to other makes.

    I will post some pictures and details in the correct place later, or check out www.toyota-sprint-series.com and look for me by name and avatar
    A true car enthusiast will appreciate any good vehicle. In my opinion there's not a single car out there that does not have it's flaws.

    At the moment it seems we're all lucky to be driving cars regardless of make

    I went to Trax once and the amount of Subaru Imprezza's that were there was hideous. There were more of them than there were Ford's
     
     

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    welcome to the jungle
    and...i think you'll soon discover we aren't a snooty bm beats all others type forum here.
    i still go misty eyed over my vr6 corrado from time to time lol
    nah...petrolheads is what we are
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    Great stuff I am also glad the 2JZGTE is a well liked lump, thats what I will be putting in the E30 Mainly because I have access to a low milage engine with manual box, turbos, alternator and manifolds. The rest is not worth talking about.

    A 2JZGTE with a 3 inch exhaust and a tiny boost hike is good for 400bhp @ the flywheel, or 360 at the road In an E30 stripped and caged thats going to be enough The real pace on track will come from handling the same as my Toyota
     
     

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    Welcome. Glad to hear the 530d is serving you well. Toyota's are awesome and the sports versions are great with huge reliabilty. I've had 3 celica's, 1 GT4 (ST185), MK3 Supra Turbo and a MK4 Supra TT. All were fully loaded, trouble free and never complained or broke down after consistent hard driving. Your Celica sounds interesting and should be quite a car for your races.

    I agree with the Suburu thing, great car but once too many people have one it just looses its sparkle. I have noticed that they don't age well either.
    Let the fun times roll .....

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