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  1. At a crossroads with this .. what would any of you guys do I have a 2002 530d Sport Touring.. great spec , a good colour and it continues to serve me well but ………..it’s come to that part of its life it needs decent amount of cash spent on it.. its also done about 245000 miles It hasn’t sat still very much for a long time and has worked hard for our family but needs rear axle work which is NS wheel bearing ( so i would 2 anyway to make it even ) , drop links, rear discs, possible subframe bushes , I would say brake lines will need done for next MOT in Oct and I pretty sure it has a diesel weep from somewhere .. I can see a hefty bill for most of this ( some of it I can do myself ) The past 6 mths have not been easy on it as I have being going up the Oban road twice a week for my aunt who is ill and to say it’s a rough road is an understatement but it has trudged on regardless never letting me down and across to Holland too .. a trooper Who would stick with this known entity and do the work to keep it another few years or who would move it on .. is the 530d an engine at this mileage that could literally give up the ghost .....or has anyone seen bigger milers in these before a rebuild is on the cards Bit like Phil and Kirstys’s Love it or List It !! Even the snow didnt stop it !!!
  2. What would you do .. keep it or sell it - E39?

    Lat night was a bad night tho .. made me hate it .. blow out on rear tyre and whn i was chaging i could smell diesel .. looked underneath and it must have a leak and its pooling on undertrays .. i wonder if its rottent fuel lines .. although a bit of digging suggeststs there is a rubber elbow at the HP pump that cracks with age .. i am hoping it is that
  3. What would you do .. keep it or sell it - E39?

    Cheers all, its good to see all points, and now that Raymond has said his was over 350, 000 .. well thats just a challenge !!! i have been looking at a Vecta VXR estate ( flameproof suit in lol ) but to be honest i cant justify spending between 5 and 7 grand for a good one ( which might not actually be a good one !!) and when i am in it it is no way as comfortable or built the same as the E39. i think i am going to just keep this and keep it going .. it owes me nothing to be fair and all the miles up north over the past few months has been the icing on the cake .. its never got me stuck so its paid its dues over and over .. Right .. the weather hopefully is hopefully changing .. can get out at weekends and dodge away until its all done .. ther are more adventures to be had in this old smoker yet !!
  4. What would you do .. keep it or sell it - E39?

    Thats my thinking .. i wanted to maybe hear someone else say it lol .. i would have to spend decent cash for a replacement and would i like the new one as much .. not sure.. the E39s are quite decent so another few years for a 1000 1500 in maintemance is probs worth it really .. i am going to get it looked at by an indy to see what he says and go from there
  5. E34 535i Sport / M5 content

    Very nice , and a 540 too .. lucky man !! You can get yourself your car in minature now with same wheels from Otto ..
  6. Driving in Red Weather warnings - insurance valid?

    Its shut down all our Scottish sites and all staff sent home .. UK in an apocolyptic state due to some snow . https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/your-car-insurance-valid-during-12104087
  7. Bye bye E39 !

    the E39s can be getting long in the tooth so there are jobs a plenty if using daily .. i am in same boat and considering selling mine too .. although i like working on cars i get fed working on teh same one all the time so maybe time for something different ...
  8. My Loowwww E39 Touring

    The tourings suit being decked i think .. walking back to it after work made me smile
  9. wide grille - V8 plus it says E32 730 V8 in ad
  10. Man .. what a nice car that is ( could be ) ..the right colour combo too
  11. Updated my stereo with a factory look.

    you need a 12v ..Amazon have them for sale ...I really like this unit I have to say ( almost Nakamichi looking ) there is also a CD DAB unit too that is still retro looking
  12. Back in an ‘M’...

    Lovely car , lucky man White ones are everywhere .. and sadly most are owned by people who redline them at lights to say look at me if you are not already because i am in a white car that everyone has .. BRG is classy .. i am doing my compact in BRG too
  13. Sport Front Bumper - Number Plate Mounting Options

    the one in link isn't for a sport ...that one slots bretween the rubbing strips on either side of an SE bumper .....the last pic is kind of what you need ...a moulded standalone version ...euro one is a bit longer accommodate Euro size plates
  14. What did you do to your E39 today ?

  15. parking sensors E39 M5

    last week when i put mine into reverse i got the continius tone then all goes quiet .. the PDC light on console flashing away . I could hear that all bar two were clicking so changed the two out that were not clicking and all back to normal. For the record i tried contact cleaner and WD40 but no response .. cheap to replace anyway
  16. Ford Escort

    had dozens of them since i was 16 .. base models , Ghias , RS 2000s , Mexicos and even a Twin Cam .. god i wish i had that one now I have promsed myself i will buy one again to go back to that era
  17. Help! Touring suspension failed suddenly and i’m On holiday!!!

    happened to me on hol too but I could hear bag leaking and pump running constantly to keep it inflated....is the self levelling light on the dash lit datf question but are you bridging relay while caravan still attached
  18. E39 Rear Wheel Bearings

    has anyone had these done at a garage.. is it a big job .. some youtube vids make it look doable but would have to buy the special tools etc so maybe best to leave it a garage who already has them .. what costs if so .. i have a droney Rear passneger but probs best to just to do both sides
  19. E39 Rear Wheel Bearings

    the bearing set up is easy .. its the removal of the inner race from the wheel hub that appears a chore ... i guess once i have the tools they will get used againn
  20. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    In white that E39 Touring is stunning .. i would love that !!
  21. New Wheeler Dealers

    i preferred teh Falcon the way he bought it !!
  22. Oil in coolant scammers caught

    I get the Honda , MG forums etc but never had anyone come in and pour engine oil on my Hifi to try get it cheaper
  23. Considering a 'vert

    That is a nice looking SAAB......is it an auto or manual
  24. FS: E34 unused BBS 15" and Dunlop tyre

    Unused 15" BBS cross spoke from an E34....I was collecting these at one point when I had an E 34 and this is the last one....would .be a.great spare wheel replacement keeping the boot looking mint £25 plus post will post pics or whatsapp etc
  25. Has anyone done the rear anti roll bar bushes on a 530d Touring .. are they 14mm ( or other ) ? I sse 12mm , 14mm and 17mm offerings ? Anyone in the know ? Cheers