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  1. 7 points
    15 years today since she rolled off the production line.
  2. 5 points
    RichardP

    My M6 Gran Coupe Thread

    Final payment made yesterday. Even the lowball valuation from the dealers based on a cash purchase was higher than the payment so the car is finally now all mine! MOT passed without any issues as expected too.
  3. 4 points
    535i Andrew

    Career advice, get an e-mail address

    A jobless man applied for the position of "office boy" at a large company. The employer interviewed him, then a test: Clean the floor. “You are hired.” The employer said. ”Give me your email address, and I’ll send you the application to fill in.” The man replied, “I don’t have a computer, or an email.” “I’m sorry,” said the employer, “if you don’t have an email , you can't have the job.” The man left with no hope. He only had £10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket, bought a 10 kg tomato crate, then sold them door to door. In two hours, he doubled his capital. He repeated this 3 times and returned home with £60. The man realised that he could survive this way. He started to go everyday earlier and returned late. Five years later, the company was one of the biggest food retailers. He started to plan his family’s future and decided to have a life insurance. He called a broker and chose a protection plan. The conversation concluded, the broker asked him his email. The man replied: “I don’t have an email.” The broker replied curiously, “You don’t have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Imagine what position you could have if you had an email?!” The man paused and replied: “An office boy!”
  4. 4 points
    Fitted my M5 brakes, straight forward only the disc screws dont fit they are too short thats the only issue i had. Oh and discovered my passenger wheel bearing was starting to get noisy so ordered two i'll get them fitted before winter comes and destroys it completely. My winter wheels JUST fit and no more lol.
  5. 4 points
    RyanBuck

    Glow plug broken in engine!!

    Ok guys got some more done today. New fuel filter fitted Now after some final checks it was time to fire up the engine, being the type of fuel system fitted it should be a self bleed but my god it did not want to know! I connected the laptop up and I had 73 codes logged to which I was not surprised due to the anount of work that had been done and power had been connected half way though lol, I deleted all the codes and then decided to run a full bleeding procedure to which worked very well, I could hear all the air that was trapped moving and bleeding via the leak off. The process took around 6 min to bleed at 4.5 bar from the pump Then time to fire engine up, a little video here If you CLICK THE LINK BELOW: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8wk3ya9zn2jqvdj/20171014_154752.mp4?raw=1 Program the MOST ring And the engine ( which is like the car very very dirty and needs a bloody good clean) I have had the engine running for around 1 hr and good as gold, no fault codes stored as well. Not finished yet but will carry on tomorrow with up dates and a reading of my DPF pressure to see if my flushing helped.
  6. 3 points
    Hairyarse

    My third E39! :)

    Ok sussed it!! 'Bout time!! Pics courtesy of the sellers advert. It's not the prettiest car from the front, but it's an uber cruiser and damn fast when you boot it. I do still miss having an E39 to be honest, but this will tick some other boxes in the future for me.
  7. 3 points
    e60neindanke

    Sean Hughes -RIP

    51 ain't old though. I'm 53 and my mind still thinks I'm 23. It's only when my body tries to do the things the 23 year old me would have done does it very forcefully say to me "just what the FUCK do you think you're playing at, you daft sod?!"
  8. 3 points
    pidgeonpost

    I don't believe it but its true

    Don't rise to the bait fellas - secretly Andrew envies us oil burners!
  9. 3 points
    Gave my m535i the full dinitrol cavity wax treatment today
  10. 3 points
    Alexak

    Market Research

    Please state who the client is? The owners that you would like to contact you might be interested to know what the motivation behind this is It could be an East European outfit based out of lockup in London that specialises in sourcing & exporting Hi-end cars in shipping containers to foreign parts?
  11. 3 points
    Update Seven 14/10/2017 We have spoke to our local independent BMW specialist about the gearbox problem and she will be going in within the month for investigation .. unfortunately we have no access to a ramp or pit so we thought it would be best to leave the job to someone that has experience with these gearbox's and know what they are doing... Don't worry we still have many niggly jobs to undertake... Window Wipers Upon first inspection we noticed the window wipers where seized so today we set about liberating them. First we had to remove the wipers and scuttle panels. 22472825_10214383761285642_1980243440_n Like most of the car many spiders had made it home.. Their home.. 22500955_10214383761565649_67566678_n 22523617_10214383761805655_2072159280_n 22523880_10214383761405645_1304443329_n Before we could do any liberating we needed to do some cleaning.. 22523703_10214383762405670_1897700033_n 22500840_10214383761925658_1981898700_n 22500706_10214384012811930_705257755_n With all that grime gone we liberated the wipers plenty of SAS spray and a little bit of time. We have moving wipers but only on the maximum settings and they aren't moving very fast.. .. We have changed the wiper module and Control Module..I'm hoping to see everything loosen up a little more tomorrow We have left the spindles and arms soaking in SAS spray over night and we will see what tomorrow brings. Comments Welcome As Always
  12. 2 points
    wakey

    2008 e60 535d M Sport LCI

    Beautiful e60 535D M Sport with a great specification inc Quaife LSD Impeccable maintenance from new FSH - all up to date. Last 4 years have all been at Williams BMW in Manchester 143k miles from new 3 prev owners (first was BMW) The base spec is great and has been complimented with a few very nice upgrades - see further down the page. Standard spec M LA WHEELS SPYDER TYPE172 SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION EMERGENCY WHEEL M SPORT PACKAGE GREEN STRIPE WINDSCREEN INTERIOR TRIM FINISHERS ALU PENTAN FLOOR MATS, VELOUR INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR MIRROR PACKA INTERIOR RR VW MIRROR W AUT ANTI-D SEAT ADJUSTM., ELECTR. W. MEMORY CHILD SEAT ISOFIX ATTACHMENT SPORT SEATS F DRIVER / FRONT PASSENGER SEAT HEATING F DRIVER / FRONT PASSENGER LANE DEVIATION WARNING HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEM PARK DISTANCE CONTROL (PDC) XENON LIGHT ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHTS DVD SYSTEM AT REAR, PREPARATION USB- / AUDIO INTERFACE TV FUNCTION NAVIGATION SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL BMW ASSIST BMW ONLINE VOICE INPUT SYSTEM PREP.MOB. PH. BUSINESS BLUET.INTERF. DAB TUNER CD CHANGER BMW FOR 6 CDS M SPORT SUSPENSION M LEATHER STEERING WHEEL M AERODYNAMICS PACKAGE M REAR SPOILER INDIVIDUAL HIGH-GLOSS SATIN CHROME INDIVIDUAL SUN PROTECTION GLAZING INDIVIDUAL ROOF-LINING ANTHRACITE CUPHOLDER AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING CRUISE CONTROL WITH BRAKING FUNCTION SPARE WHEEL IN BOOT Modifications - Enthusiast, engineer owner seeking to improve the car not thrash it for all it’s worth. EGR delete - Professional removal with correct kit (still have original unit) This aids quicker turbo spool and responsiveness and also avoids the excessive carbon sludge build up in the intake system and head. Swirl Flap delete - A common area to fail and can cause engine damage. Alloy blanks and new seals for inlet manifold DPF innards removed (box still present/visible along with cat) No blockage worries. Still passes MOT. It was coded so that when ECU interrogated it displays an ash and soot content so any concerns about any new MOT ECU checks will be OK DMS engine map - gentle map to increase power and economy. No smoke at all. CIC and software - Pro install including hard drive and climate integration TV in motion - Watch digital TV - works perfectly; great reception. Quaife Limited Slip Diff (fitted by Birds BMW with receipt) - Aids traction. Cost over £2000 Gloss black M Sport exhaust tips Big ticket replacements by BMW main dealer in last 18 months New boost pipe from turbo to intercooler Vac lines replaced Turbo pressure controller Main thermostat New brake discs and pads (Genuine two piece BMW items, not cheap copies that warp) Recent maintenance Oil service inc filter and crankcase breather filter Air con service and re-gas New front, lower and rear suspension arms with KDS alignment completed afterwards Coolant flush/change (correct BMW fluid) Replacement of Glow plug controller (Beru) and 6 plugs (Bosch) The car has covered 143k miles. Until recently the miles have been added from travelling across to Italy many times over the last 3-4 years. Don’t let that put you off - it has been extremely well maintained and drives, performs and sounds fantastically well. Gearbox is perfect. Shifts super smooth and appropriately It's extremely fast. Staggeringly fast to be honest - way more power than needed for daily driving and family transport. The Quaife Differential is amazing - Normally when say pulling out of a junction a little too quickly or accelerating when wet, a standard 535D would just light up the inside rear tyre and have the DSC cutting power. The diff just totally removes this problem. A far better drive that in my opinion should have been a standard fit item. The seats are great - Heated, everything on them is electric; even the leg extension and headrest. The steering wheel height/reach is electric too. Seat Memory function is great and can be coded to each key for drive preference. Condition It’s remarkably good indeed - very clean, straight and shiny. No parking dents or scuffs anywhere No curbing to alloys Front end has some minor stone chips but have all been attended to over the years with with neat touching in. You have to look in certain light and angle to see. General info Tyres - Michelin super sports - Rears 5-6mm Fronts 3.5 - 4mm MOT until March Everything works with no faults at all. Drives straight and true and extremely smoothly. The car has been remapped to take into account of the better breathing. It’s a very sensible map that produces no smoke at all on acceleration and does not put the gearbox at risk.. On the MOT history, the one before last mentions an advisory for an oil leak - this was rectified by BMW with receipt to prove The last MOT had an advisory for slight play in a suspension bush - these have been replaced. Both front pairs. I do know finding well specced and well maintained 535d M Sport is no easy task as many are tatty and abused. This one is a diamond in the rough - a real beauty. Why am I selling such a fab car you ask? Simple really; I’ve just bought a bigger (and ugly) F07 as I needed more space to accommodate family transport needs. If I’m honest, Ive decided to sell and then changed my mind a few times recently - it’s such a hard car to let go of but in reality it’s silly. Ive got a few cars and have owned many over the years. It's easy to just focus on asking price and then find you need to replace brakes, have a service and fix things - this needs nothing doing just an enthusiast like myself to enjoy it and continue to maintain it. The only thing I would highlight is the front tyres - at 3.5-4 mm they will need to be replaced in the next 5 thousand miles. Rears are fine. Ive put a lot of time into writing this ad and providing all the info i can think of. Please if you don't agree with anything or whatever, please refrain from trashing my thread - Thank you Asking price is £7995 but open to SENSIBLE offers, No PX thank you. Yo can PM me or call on 07493 757426
  13. 2 points
    Bought this for my son, 316i Compact, 44k miles, had full service history up to 33k in 2016, no rust. Seems to have been one of those garaged OAP cars that gets money thrown at it but hardly does any miles. Someone else bought it at 35k and ratted around in it. I will love it and give it the respect it deserves. Corners of bumpers a bit tatty, pov spec, but at £300 I wasn't complaining. Price was due to it needing a new window regulator and it has a short mot. Love the E36. My son has been through two Rover 25s both died due to head gasket failure. Bag of crap engines, the second one only had 70k on the clock as well.
  14. 2 points
    SLX530

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Ahaaaa! I am back with my new project. Just brought my next e39 530i beauty home. It's not the 530i touring I was looking for coz they're like hens teeth (well, with my critical overview) - might even have considered another 525i if it were a 2004 or diesel if there had been a low milage example. Anyway, it's done and she will get a good clean tomorrow and I will need to get a dent-master person to sort a couple bits.... Then wheels, audio, etc, etc. I guess it's time to prowl the classifieds for (cheap). parts. Hope we'll get another meet at some point to show her off when done.
  15. 2 points
    NoSmokeNoPoke

    My Stage 2 535D

    Just picked up a lovely E60 535D. Quickest 4 door car I think I've ever been in. Pulls like a train. 377hp and 700nm of torque I love it.
  16. 2 points
    Marc_C

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I thought perhaps some of you might like to see the oil and filter taken from my auto box today by the nice folk at Wimbledon Transmissions. The red oil in the filler is what its supposed to look like while the black gunk in the bucket with the filter is what came out, it stank of of rotting mattresses too...ugh.
  17. 2 points
    Yokozuna

    Wheeler Dealers Series 14

    Sorry I didn't realize I couldn't express an opinion...
  18. 2 points
    Calypso-E34

    Wheeler Dealers Series 14

    There's worse. I sat through last night's Misfit Garage last night. Lots of pseudo 'home movie' stuff starring big Tom in there - absolute and utter drivel. After that and ad breaks, the hour long show had at best about 35 minutes of car related content. I watch lots of car shows, because I love cars - but I never watch them live. I record them and fast forward past all the crap.
  19. 2 points
    535i Andrew

    Whirring idle sound from alternator

    Sadly you are right on both counts. D'oh not an E60 M5. I did think the car looked different in my head. Sorry my bad.
  20. 2 points
    535i Andrew

    Whirring idle sound from alternator

    ^What he said, could be a bearing in the alternator. Edd China stripped the one in an E60 M5 and replaced the bearings individually. Proper job none of this flinging the whole component out and forking out plenty for a new one.
  21. 2 points
    Dotcom1970

    Whirring idle sound from alternator

    Possible bearing failure imminent? Or possibly one of the bushes within I guess... Either way, might be an idea to get it replaced.
  22. 2 points
    d_a_n1979

    My third E39! :)

    Should you actually be allowed to use a computer and th'iternet? If you do as I suggest, you'll be sorted in no time haha
  23. 2 points
    *jimmyj*

    My 1st E39 wooohoooo

    So, where do I start. Going back about 5 years ago I decided to get grid of my French hot hatch, RenaultSport Megane 225. Good car but being french it had its problems. Not many, good car, fast-ish, but enjoyed it while i had it. But wanted something different. So decided to try out what German cars where like. So ended up getting a really nice 03 BMW Z4. It was the 3ltr engine so was silky smooth, loved every minute having that car, everything about it was good. But needed to get rid of it as I was expecting (well not me, the Mrs). She bugged me for a long time while I tried to keep hold of it until it was absolutley necessary I needed to start doing the nursery runs I had always like the 5 series but didn't think the time was right to buy one right after the Z4, not sure why. So then came my next car, Saab Aero 93 2.8T v6. Car was bought from an older gentelman over in hudderfields. The Saab was odd. Fast car, big, felt safe, but was missing something. It was an auto whch was my first automatic car, was alright at the begin, then I started to hate the way the gearbox operated. Long story short I had that for about 3 and a half years when i needed to jump back into a straight 6 BM. Z4 was off the cards so I quickly remembered I always liked the e39's. So the hunt started. eBay, autotrader, local garages, etc etc. Then completly forgot that I had previously signed up to this forum. Some of you may have seen my posts on the forum looking for advice on buying a e39. One came up down south, I was looking for 530d's but someone kinda talked me out of it, you know who you are Then, the penny finally dropped for me when I realised that I'll then be able to experience that amazing engine again. Got in touch with hairyarse as i saw his post, we exchanged numbers, talked and be before i knew it was catching a train down south to buy the car. As soon as i saw it i knew i wanted it, but tried to play it cool. An hour or so later it was mime! Really happy with it, power delivery is completly different from the saab. Not as fast but a better car and drive. Got a few plans for it. Mainly just trying to keep it in the good condition its in. Some small issues not show stoppers, but would be good to get them sorted; 1/. Lower edge of bonnet needs redoing. Not rusty just needs touching up. 2/. Buy a code reader to read faults and code options. 2/. Sort parking sensors out. (hairyarse gave me the sensor) just need to buy the pdc module. 3/. Sort the engine management light out, which is to do with the fuel evaporating vavle (hairyarse gave me the sensor) 4/. update the speakers, front one blowing slightly and way to under powered for me. 5/. Refurb the wheels. Going to try and keep a blog / project about the car like hairyarse did. You can see the previous history of it below so thats it really, oh and enjoy car!
  24. 2 points
    *jimmyj*

    My third E39! :)

    Well I did say Andy, I'll give you one week. Funny when money starts to burn a hole in your pocket
  25. 2 points
    Mackies in Glasgow have been recommended for gearbox servicing. Personally, I drove from Dunfermline to Preston to visit Automatic Transmissions. Was very happy with the service. Not that far from Ayrshire, quick jaunt down the M74/M6 then a fun drive back with your newly serviced gearbox.
  26. 2 points
    E39mad

    I don't believe it but its true

    A diesel would have done 50% more...
  27. 2 points
    Hi Jay, There's no harm in having more than one set of the same wheels! That's two sets of Classic 19's and one of my two sets of Nova 5 19's! there's another two sets of Classic 20's tucked in my E39 goodies storage too! I'm evaluating on how to refinish them all! for the 3 piece wheels sets I have, I need to re-finish, re-barrel and re-lip them as well! - getting there slowly! Those BBS are ones I'd have along with a set of the RS2's with the very deep concave. I've never liked almost all the other BBS styles as they're all 'mainly' the cross spoke/mesh type which I've never ever liked. Your CK Air 2's look fantastic and as you are evaluating how to refinish them - you need to drop me a PM I'd also say to get a plate that's perhaps 5 characters so that you can get a shorter physical plate. I have my one I got back in 1997 and it's on retention along with one more special 'E39' related plate as well. The standard plate you have now 'sticks' out more prominently against the stealth black or 'darker' theme you have going so needs to be brought back down to size to be less conspicuous Don't forget that PM! Cheers, Dennis!
  28. 2 points
    Would you do mine for a £10 mate?
  29. 2 points
    535i Andrew

    MOT.gov website

    Or neighbours and laugh at the number of times next doors diesel A3 fails on its emmisions as its only driven 6 miles a day to the station and back....
  30. 2 points
    The Little Donkey passed its MOT first time yesterday at a new MOT station, feeling really pleased!
  31. 2 points
    frankc

    Good bye?

    A long time no see update. Yep its been over 4 years now since my beloved BMW and I parted company. Sad to say it looks like the new owner did not intend, or could not, look after it like I did. When the MOT and Tax was due he SORN'd it and its not been back on the road since. What a waste. Its true what the say. Never go back to your old haunts or look for your old car. Shame I did not sell it to someone who would look after it and appreciate it. Its not just a car its something I truly looked after and worked hard on to keep in top notch. On the plus side I still have my beloved Jag. This car is for keeps. I could not bear what happen'd above happen again with this car. If you see me on the road etc give us a toot and a wave!
  32. 2 points
    Hairyarse

    My third E39! :)

    Bought the 745i today. Oops!
  33. 2 points
    TerryTibbs

    MOT.gov website

    I must agree it’s addicting, was looking at the wife’s 2008 seat Ibiza, it’s never failed an mot n only ever had one advisory for a tyre, I’ve now run out of old motors to check up on, might have to look thru my mum n dads old photos for more reg numbers
  34. 2 points
    Update : Brought another set of BBS CK Air II's (Yes i now own two sets of the same wheels) - This set will be having the centers powdered coated either BBS Motorsport Gold with Red center caps or a dark Anthracite colour with Black center caps, I've not 100% made up my mind yet.
  35. 2 points
    RyanBuck

    Glow plug broken in engine!!

    Hi mate, yes it came up like new and very happy. I really can't believe I had no running issues with all this carbon build up, makes me think how many other N series engines out there are like this! It must be a very common issue as there are companies that offer a walnut blasting service to help with this and even BMW state a process for this every 50k!!!!!!!! I can't recommend doing this enough and the inlet manifold is easy to get to and to remove as well, just a few clips and plugs and x7 bolts. No harm will come to any components as I stripped right back so all that was left was the plastic manifold so no chance of any damage. If you look at the image below you can unbolt the below items and you are left with just the plastic manifold so you can do as you please. 3. Steeper motor 13. Sensor 6. EGR/AGR pipe 9. Throttle body If you undertake this job I would order the below gaskets from BMW (check part no first as these for my car): X6 manifold gasket = 11617807480 (no.2) X1 throttle body gasket = 11617801943 (No.11) X1 egr gasket = 11618511416 (no.21) As for the fluid I used it's ment to be used in a ultrasonic bath but you can use it neat if you spray on to a damp area, just google (ultrasonic carb cleaner) and you will find it in 5ltr form and I spray it all around then use I used a cold pressure washer to jet all down then let air dry, resualts are fantasic. If I was anyone I would really recommend people do this as it's an easy (but messey) job and you will restore the intake side of your engine. I would also recommend if you do this job once done get a company to carry out a terra clean after to help clean the valves etc, I might do this in mine once a year. Any other info let me know. Ryan.
  36. 2 points
    I agree an e39 touring is probably the most complete car ever made and the perfect last car ever. But if I had a touring, I'd just end up carting around other peoples crap. So I'll have a saloon, with fixed seats.
  37. 2 points
    Jay_w

    My 1st E39 wooohoooo

    Welcome to E39 ownership, hope you have many happy miles in it.
  38. 2 points
    Another one on my shortlist. The E39 B10 V8s. Brass metallic please, Champagne interior.
  39. 2 points
    duncan-uk

    My 1st E39 wooohoooo

    Welcome to the e39 club
  40. 2 points
    My dad had his 540 touring for about 5 years before i walked up to it and popped open the boot glass and not the whole tailgate.
  41. 2 points
  42. 2 points
    GoNz0

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Answers on a postcard?
  43. 2 points
    535i Andrew

    That's it for petrol....

    I want one of them! Yes. A few drag races like that and you will be a dead duck on the road needing a charge up and how long will that take you? It won't be 5 mins in the nearest petrol station that's for sure.....
  44. 2 points
    Thats what I did, I waited to get my rims refurbed when I needed new tyres. It makes no odds to the wheel specialist if he is putting on your old tyre back on or a new one if it's powder coated or painted properly. If a wheel specialist offers to refurb your wheels without taking the tyre off, walk away. If you get them powered coated, chances are the firm who does it will take care because they know you can reject it. What you want is a tyre fitter who has a lever less machine. This means no crowbars or tyre levers are put anywhere near your rims and it's all done by machine which uses a small wheel/roller to depress the sidewall of the tyre and then flips it up and over. The guy I used for fitting the new front tyres had a lever less tyre machine. There is nothing wrong with that trait at all. I understand that and completely agree with .... You both, like me and others on here clearly work hard to buy a nice car and with that comes nice (and therefore) expensive wheels and everything else in it which should be treated with respect. My most stressed out days are when the car is in for any work and I spend the whole day fretting about how someone else will be treating my pride and joy. If you are ever in Johnstone, Collins tyre service on the Beith Road have a lever less tyre machine which also has plastic guards over the clamp that grips your rims, they did my tyres and a puncture repair on the wife's diamond cut alloys without a mark.
  45. 2 points
    ttrw2

    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    Need to go through the thread and relink the now dead photobucket images, but in the meantime have switched to Imgur so on with the thread! - 2017 Autumn Update - Gave the headlight lenses a 'refurb' earlier in the summer. Removed them, sanded down and re-lacquered them. Muchos better! Visited Custom Chrome in Nuneaton for a "muffler delete". My previous M5 had H&S backboxes on and was LOUD. This one has stayed with standard exhaust system as I now live in a relatively civilised village where we all get on well with each other - and I didn't want to upset the harmony. However I heard a few "muffler deletes" and found they were nowhere near as loud as the H&S system so I booked in at CC: Original backboxes: Gone: Straight-thro pipe: The Y-piece and 3" tailpipes I chose next to an old silencer pair: Tacking into position: No after pic taken unfortunately, but they looked pretty standard from a distance after a week of getting caked in grime/mud/etc. The SOUND is glorious now though. Full throttle NASCAR goodness. Can't recommend Custom Chrome enough - great bunch of lads. Had an error with the DSC system where it would sporadically throw a bunch of ambers on at me. Key on/off and the problem disappeared and didn't return anytime soon after. Did it enough times to annoy me so plugged the laptop in and found it to be a faulty brake pedal switch - the DSC system thought the circuit was open/brakes were on all the time. Brake lights behaved normally though. So order a new switch from Phil at Cotswolds (thanks mate) and changed that yesterday. I had a look at the online vids/how-to's and they all must be for a pre-facelift switch as it was different to the one in this (2001) - there was no plunger/pin on the end. I also diverged from the online How-To's and removed the bit of dash where the OBD socket is. For 2 mins extra work this made access for my grande paws much easier: Nothing obviously wrong with the old switch (it was original) but the problem is gone now. It's nice to have DSC/TC back with the shitty autumnal roads here. And finally, I picked-up a set of Evolve headers and cats at the start of the year. After a drawn out affair they're back from blasting/coating (cats not shown), so I'll be fitting these shortly: Cheers, Rob
  46. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    brake wear sensor

    Agree with @Grizzle_E60 re distances. I reset my front with a Pagid sensor (took half a dozen attempts to reset!) and it went to 25,000 miles. Initially it reset itself to -9,000 miles and was lit up in big red lights. After a good few attempts it finally went to 25,000 miles but it will soon learn the driving style and adjust and you may find the service distance increases. The warning on the iDrive should say if it is front or rear sensors as they are on different circuits. If you put a new wear sensor in the rear and reset it, it will very quickly adjust itself as if the pads are worn the first few times you brake the disc will nicely wear down the wear indicator to match the previous wear. When I replaced my rear E60 pads and discs, the iDrive still said 37,000 miles to go but the pads were worn. I replaced the sensor (genuine one as part of a value line rear brake service kit) but did not reset the idrive. No issues for two years and then it went for the F10.
  47. 1 point
    d_a_n1979

    My third E39! :)

    The feck is that? Sign up to postimage.org (if you haven't already done so) Upload your pictures And then press the 'share' button on that picture and use the 2nd link from the bottom (the button on the RHS will auto-copy it for you so you can paste it on here) like so:
  48. 1 point
    Loadmaster

    MOT.gov website

    Yes it's a bit addictive when it comes to checking on previously owned vehicles, or those of other friends or family.
  49. 1 point
    rickyclean

    Glow plug broken in engine!!

    This is an excellent thread Ryan, thank you for sharing sir.
  50. 1 point
    alexrowe2000

    Alpina B10 V8

    A few pics after giving the old girl a bit of spit and polish today
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