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  1. DennisCooper

    It happens to all 5 series eventually !

    Hi, When I saw it my jaw fell open ! I had to spin round and take the pics and I almost felt sick when doing so! Yes, it was in the Trading Estate and thankfully, I've not seen this thing driving around here out of hours so I'll assume it comes in from another town! That all said, aside from the usual local smatterings of shocking BMW's, there's many more nice ones around and plenty of other marques too! Cheers, Dennis!
  2. Hi Another decent (in the pictures!) example and in an individual colour with just this one example produced out of all E39 M5 production worldwide !! It also seems decently priced as well ! https://www.powerlease.co.uk/used-bmw-m5-ampthill-bedfordshire-751475 Cheers, Dennis!
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    E39 540i/6 Sport touring

    Excellent pickup for the manual 6spd and facelift too ! Look forward to the updates and the car's maintenance and retrofits that you do I will be in touch shortly with you to discuss a few aspects. Cheers, Dennis!
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    E60 front lip

    Hi, Easy way to resolve this is to not park as close to kerb or, reverse park ! Cheers, Dennis!
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    E39 Front Sport bumper finishing trims - NON PDC

    Hi, It won't matter on the finish, they're going to be painted anyway! Hopefully you will have them and will wait to hear from you either way Cheers, Dennis!
  6. Hi, I require a pair of the finishing mouldings which are non PDC for a Sport Sport bumper. light scratches are fine as they'll be painted, no broken tabs etc please. Cheers, Dennis!
  7. Hi Tim, Do you have the tailgate handle assembly ? it's the complete part I'd need, handle/bulb holders, the body coloured piece... Cheers, Dennis!
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    E60 front lip

    Hi, There's many potential lip spoilers you could go for and at all different price levels. They'll mainly be for Sport model bumpers, but there's also some for non Sport models. Have you got a shortlist of the ones you are interested in? Cheers, Dennis!
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    Sat nav disc

    Hi You'll need to specify for which generation of 5 series it's for! E39, F10/11. G30. Which year version (if applicable) as well... Cheers, Dennis!
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    Coming Soon for E39 owners

    Hi, Something I've been developing for the worldwide E39 community More details coming very soon ! Cheers, Dennis!
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    Coming Soon for E39 owners

    Hi, Apologies for not updating recently. The specialist I've been working with mentioned that a number of larger orders have recently come in and my potential custom would need to be postponed for 2/3 months. The last 3/4 weeks I've been with another and having to repeat some aspects, so hoping to sign off asap with them. Just a little bit longer and I'll announce full details to you all Cheers, Dennis!
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    Rear tyres

    Hi, Different tyres have different compounds for different applications and also, within each type of application, there's different 'Treadwear' characteristics. You've not said which model of tyre you've been using. Look on the side of the tyre you'll see a 'Treadwear' number and the higher it is, the more 'hard wearing' the compound of the rubber and thus, the more usage/miles you'll get from them. There's all sorts of other dynamics for asking this, driving style, if you often drive on poorly maintained roads, your suspension geometry and the condition of your suspension components etc. Price of tyres does not mean the more expensive they are the longer they'll last. For a long time I've used Federal SS595's on my car and they were awesome for tyre wear, I did well over 30K miles on my initial set and subsequent ones have lasted 20K+ miles before going with a set of wheels I've sold and still having 5mm + of tread left. I did look at the Falken FK452's as they were a more well known brand and a similar price but many reports came back, like what Duncan mentions and 15K miles tops was the feedback. Kumho KU31's also get mentioned for longetivity. Also, other characteristics like grip and road noise etc were all well above average for these tyres. You need to spend some time looking around at the right tyres for you and the budget you wish to spend. Cheers, Dennis!
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    E39 M5 - Highest UK priced example?!

    Hi, Is this the highest asking price E39 M5 in the UK currently?! 45,300 miles and £48,000. How long will it take to actually sell ?! http://specialistcarsltd.co.uk/autos/bmw-m5/ Cheers, Dennis!
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    E39 Alpina D10

    Hi, It's been listed up quite a number of times now and each time it fails to sell and there's a gap between it being listed up again... Am I right in thinking that if indeed it was a new import to the UK in 2007, it'd have still been given an 07 or 57 number plate? There's definitely something a little 'off' about it! Cheers, Dennis!
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    OBC confusion.

    Hi Duncan, A quick look in the E39 How to & Useful guide sticky shows this OBC retrofit PDF - I don't 'look' too much at the OEM audio modules, but I'm vaguely under the impression that you'll need to get a new loom section, new cluster and fit those those in. I 'think' there might be coding involved, but I'm not sure. Some more research for you of course and this bit should start you off ! Cheers, Dennis!
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    Sport gear knob

    Hi, Were you able to choose the different emblem/badge to the item listed on the ebay page? The one in your picture looks better with the ///M logo! Cheers, Dennis!
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    What are you listening to?

    Hi, You've outdone yourself there Mr Yokozuna with these last two posts! could almost forgive you for all the other crap you post Been listening to Paul Kalkbrenner for a few years now, really like his sound and production! Standout track for me is Gebrunn Gebrunn, but like a lot of his other tracks.. The video for Tomorrowland is excellent too ! I'm really loving the recent Tale of Us Renaissance Remix of Energy 52's Cafe Del Mar ! other's are also fantastic too, that Harp interlude, wow!! ...may have to get myself over for the next festival ! I've just been listening to this, tuned up the Sub level and volume too I used to love playing this track when I had TWO 18 inch Earthquake subwoofers in my E30 around 97/98 ! Cheers, Dennis!
  18. Hi, I'm looking for any damaged and otherwise non usable genuine Style 65/E39 M5 wheels. Front or rears, barrel or lip damage/cracks/buckles is fine. Please get in touch if you have any lying around, good price paid! Cheers, Dennis!
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    Android headunits

    Hi 530nm, The situation with these cheap chinese head unit's is pretty much the same it's been over the last decade or so they've been available, and that is that it's a gamble as if you get a unit that arrives working and remains working longer term, or, you get one which has issues ranging from niggly to dead on arrival. Such units then seem to get worse over time and new issues/problems present themselves. Support and help is very limited to non existent from the supplying dealer/bedroom seller and electronically, they're low grade/generic electronics that otherwise would've been used in cheap tablet PC's. There's 'reviews' from those who've purchased over all the BMW forums, and they range from quite a number of owners who are happy to those who are very angry. I've known personally a few of the UK based companies who have tried previously to sell units here with a full UK warranty and trying to operate under UK consumer law. Each one now either doesn't sell them or have shut operating completely. If good quality for build and sound doesn't matter to you, you just want to use something in the car, not overly concerned with getting good after sales care / support, then perhaps take a gamble on one of these chinese units. The best place in the UK now to get one is via this company - https://audiotechdirect.com/pba-bm8839b-android-8-after-market-radio-for-bmw-e39-e53/ If you do get issues, at least they're in the UK and should offer you a replacement/refund etc. I'd suggest to remove the existing oem audio in the car and use new high quality speakers with a new head unit that you get, it's more of a headache if you want to try and 'patch' the new head unit into the existing OEM amplifier if you have one and/or the oem speakers which are mediocre at best and also the wrong impedance. Overall, my recommendation would be to spend a little more and get something like the just announced Kenwood DMX7018DABS unit which has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay built in, DABS digital radio, shallow depth so easy to fit without having to cut the cabin airbox, as well as being high quality in every aspect with local reputable dealers/installers. If you have any more questions about the 'high quality' route, feel free to drop me a PM to discuss if you like. Cheers, Dennis!
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    Wanted - Any damaged/scrap OEM Style 65 M5 wheels

    Hi NF, Are the ones you have damaged/scrap ? if so, I'd be very interested. If they're ones which after a good refinish would be worthwhile to sell on, then I do have a potential buyer ! I'm only interested in damaged/scrap ones that are useless or not worth trying to repair. Cheers, Dennis!
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    Cool Runnings: E39 M5 thermostat 'O' rings learning curve

    Hi DepthHoar, As per above, that's an excellent writeup and very very useful for M5 owners indeed! I'm sure knowledge of this thread and your information will filter through to plenty of owners over time and, assuming you are on M5board as well, it'll help those guys too as well as the rest of the examples over the rest of the world! I'll be sure to reference this post if/when I hear of anyone having issues or needing to know all about the M5 thermostat issue! Thank you for this thread/knowledge Cheers, Dennis!
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    Hi Buster, I've always declared my modifications on my cars and I know that many many enthusiasts do as well. Of course, there's going to be a percentage who decide not to and if/when time comes to claim and they're found out, it's 'problematic'. One quote I'll always remember as one of my best friends is a lawyer and used to work in one of the major the car insurance brands in the UK "I'll find any reason from a legal standpoint in a customers policy and claim to refuse a pay out". If your idea does work out, could you perhaps put up a guide on what to do, where to get the DG 'made' and costing levels for the work to be done please?! Once you also have sound deadening installed, it will be very hush indeed! Cheers, Dennis!
  23. Hi, One of the very best E39 M5's on the planet is now available in a auction format with no reserve! 2002 model, LHD, Titanium Silver/Heritage Black leather, Stored in a controlled environment, serviced regularly, leather regularly fed, all books, accessories, original shipping sticker & PDI sticker, service history records. Unregistered. Guide Price - £107,000 - £139,000. Might be too high mileage for some! I'm sure there's an M5 out there somewhere that has never even had it's engine started and trailered to it's storage and any servicing garage ! https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/2002-bmw-m5/ Cheers, Dennis!
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    Trouble finding a auto box

    Hi Ian, Look in the parts & breakers section, respected and well regarded forum member 'Tims' has just listed a manual 99 530 for breaking! Check with him all the bits are correct/fit and I'm sure he'll do you a deal ! I went to 5 Spd manual recently and much happier ! Cheers, Dennis!