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  1. zarnd

    MOT advice

    You can MOT your vehicle one month less a day in advance of your MOT expiration date. If it passes, you have a 13 month less a day MOT on your vehicle. If you MOT the car before that then it is just a normal 12 month MOT as it was tested too early. cheers
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    e61 M5

    After selling my e39 M5 a few years ago, I flew to Germany to look at an e34 M5 Touring that was not as good as described and they were difficult over the price so I flew home empty handed. Fast forward a few weeks and I managed to pick up an e61 M5 with 55k on the clock, BMW AUC warranty and with some good options and good condition. I bought the car sight-unseen and my only feedback was a good friend who had been and had a quick look over it. The first time I saw it was when I paid for it and drove it home. Good car, takes a bit of getting used to with the SMG and I have had the clutch and flywheel replaced under the AUC warranty which I have now renewed for peace of mind. The car comes with all receipts for all work ever done and has had brakes all round, tyres, and service with spark plugs and microfilters carried out so just an oil service being done next week as due. Have had the car detailed and the interior done twice as it was filthy when I picked it up and then went on a family holiday in it in February so needed doing again. Paint work is in very nice condition and there is a receipt for previous detailing and wheel refurbishment in the folder with the car. Got a trip booked to the Ring in this on 8th July so should be good fun! cheers
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    e61 M5

    I had a long weekend in the Czech Republic last weekend and took the M5. Did just over 1700 miles in it and it was fantastic to drive. Will try and post some pictures up of the trip etc... cheers
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    E39 M5 Front and Rear Struts Replacement

    I would as you are there.
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    A few pics from f my new (to me) m5

    Looks nice and the colour is great. Enjoy.
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    Approved Used Warranty about to expire

    I have paid out around 1500 in monthly payments for extended warranty for my car and had 4,000 worth of work done on it last year plus 3,000 just after I bought it under AUC warranty so for me it is worth it, especially with the breakdown cover for me as taking mine to the Czech Republic in July for a long weekend. cheers
  7. I had correct fitment BBS LM's on my old e39 M5 and sold them on the car. Shouldn't have sold it at all, least of all with the wheels on it! Did look very good though!
  8. If less than 1,000 produced worldwide, maybe. Production numbers is crucial.
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    My New M5

    If you want one get one sooner rather than later as prices of the tourings are only going one way... Enjoy the new car! cheers
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    My Stage 3 535D 414hp.

    Be interested to see it when it's completed. cheers
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    E60 M5 with a big scare

    Best bet is to charge it on the car and not remove it, otherwise it won't recognise that it has been charged. C-Tek would be the way to go. I have left mine for a few weeks at a time without charging and no issues. cheers
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    Timmay Tips Equivalent

    I have Hayward and Scott on my e61 M5 and it sounds fantastic, plus the build quality is great too! cheers
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    E60 M5 finally bought

    I have Hayward & Scott back boxes and my kids are 5 and 18 months and there is no problem with it at all when driving. Even passed the wife test
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    E60 M5 finally bought

    Looks a good example! I love my M5 Touring, took me a while to get used to the gearbox so I could drive it properly but it is rather good! The only thing I have done is change my back boxes which has made a nice difference! cheers and enjoy
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    My wife is Czech so I go to CR a few times a year. Prague is great. Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, most of the old town is worth wandering around. There is a clock in the main town square (can't remember the name) which is worth going to and loads of bars to frequent, House of Mirrors etc... cheers
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    2000 E39 M5 - auction sale £24k...

    My bearings went at around 48k from memory. I sold mine a few years ago and the MOT check website shows it has done 60k plus now. Reg number of mine was LS02DKD. Mine also had intermittent starting issues, inside the fuel flap was starting to corrode and the boot was starting to corrode as well and the nearside wing mirror didn't always fold in with the drivers side. I sold mine with around 51k on the clock to Nick Johnson who sold it on to I believe the current owner. cheers
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    My E26!

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    My E26!

    Where do you find all of this? eBay or owners clubs? cheers
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    E60 M5 with unknown back box

    I would check to see if anything else has been removed or changed as well as that could be easier to sort than trying to cut open the boxes you have on it already. Pictures and videos though
  20. Does that include any adjustments or just a basic check?
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    Want an alternative to an F11 - don't scoff!

    I have a 2011 Skoda Superb saloon with the twin door hatch and it is a great car. My wife absolutely loves it. Done nearly 14,000 miles in it since April 2017. Set of winter wheels and tyres strapped onto it now, visiting the inlaws in Czech Republic in February half term to go skiing so will be taking the Skoda again. Once my Range Rover dies I will more than likely replace it with a Skoda as well. Good cars
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    2005 M5 E60 ABS

    If it were the battery I would expect more problems and warnings than just that one. As advised, best to get codes read somewhere to get an idea of what it could be. cheers
  23. at 300,000 miles and the right price with documentation to support it I would have been interested, could have been quite a good buy to be honest, even with the colour change. Shame, but the guy is a brazen tool!
  24. Maybe, but probably not. Look at all the cars that hold value and have made a lot of money, low production numbers and standard cars. Ferrari's, Porsche's don't attract the same premium if modified beyond manufacturer options. Going to be fun finding out, but think the e39 M5 has peaked in value. Too many were produced. cheers
  25. Modified ones will not be worth as much as completely standard ones, regardless of what is done to them. Ones that will increase in value and be valuable will be completely bog standard original.