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  1. How much bigger does the 8 series look compared to a 6 series? Glad I'm not the only one that thinks the rear end on it looks a mess. When I saw the first release pics of it, said it looked like too much is going on on the back bumper...
  2. Will try Outlook one too, once I've spared some memory on phone. Really like the Note 5, just seems to do everything new phones do. I've got a Luphie cover on it and feels bit more of a beast and perfect weight. Only downfall is as above the memory, and it not being expandable.
  3. Thanks guys. I have started to use the android calendar that's pre-installed. Downloaded the google calendar too and that seems to sync with the android one which is a plus, as that means I can access it from desktop pc and laptops too, not just mobile phone.
  4. Not sure if they are trying to bring in a blend of Rolls Royce with all the taller grilles but can't help themselves ruin it... The M50d unit has some good numbers tho..
  5. I have narrowed the heated seat problem to be the seat wiring loom, not the car loom. Plugged directly to the heated element and the seat started to get warm again, so heated element is still fine, problem is with wiring on the seat. Does anyone know where I can buy this small piece of wiring? It's the wiring that is attached to the underside of the seat and runs to the heated element.
  6. I installed/updated google calendar on phone. But for some reason when I add a task/reminder on a desktop computer, and then go back to mobile phone to refresh and check only events will sync slowly or hit and miss. The reminders/task set on desktop dont appear on phone.. Would be ideal and make life so much easier if I can link google calendar to work outlook, google home desktop and google phone, is that possible? I wouldn't bother with anything else if the pre-installed calendar on my Samsung Note 5 was capable of syncing with work outlook, and work desktop PC, meaning I can check my reminders and tasks on my work computer too at anytime or add if something is in my head and not worry i need to check individual devices to see what needs done where. Need a central solution for all of it
  7. What do you guys use for your daily reminders and tasks to do and when bills are due etc. I have been old school for long time and always kept things in my head, but got far too much on these days and want to organise myself better and not let get work and things get above head level... Moved over to android some 6 years ago from iphone. But considering moving back if it makes life easier organising myself. Tried google calendars on desktop but it would t really sync desktop items to phone.. Looking for something with less faffing around
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    How easy to change control arms?

    Not sure if you've got round to doing this yet, don't use the cars scissor jack. Use proper trolley jack and good axle stands to be 100% safe. I've had the car move about and roll literally crushing the scissor jack whilst working, even the slightest incline can unsettle it. It's for temp wheel change (bolts loosened on ground first) and nothing else. Take your time and remember to torque up bolts with the cars weight.
  9. Clavurion - Are those prices correct? 219 Euros for the whole front end kit!!?
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    Android headunits

    Looking around for an android unit and quite like the look of these ones: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XTRONS-Android-8-0-Car-Radio-Stereo-Sat-Nav-DAB-GPS-Navi-For-BMW-E39-E53-X5/183037576527?_trkparms=aid%3D555017%26algo%3DPL.CASSINI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D53379%26meid%3D71c6a97773ed4bb2aee4630fc7e9220d%26pid%3D100507%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%26itm%3D183037576527&_trksid=p2045573.c100507.m3226 Has anyone had any experience with the Android headunits? can't see any reviews for them. I'm not even sure what amplifier is in the car and whether or not it has DSP or whatever it's called. Currently running half a headunit with a cassette adaptor which I hook on manually to the phone everyday (so 90's).
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    E39 Flat pin radio

    After a flat pin standard factory head unit. Looking for a cheap replacement as I'm taking the sat nav unit out.
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    Front axle suspension service

    Thanks guys, still not got round to ordering this, but decided to go the Meyle HD route. Bought Lemforder parts in the past, want to try something different especially with the car mileage and cost difference. Thinking of going with Meyle wheel bearings too.
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    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    Totally agree with this. Looks crisp and classy with the original colour combos it already has.
  14. Guys got a 02 530d sport with 300k miles. The suspension is a bit tired now, so looking to replace all front suspension arms etc. So far I've got Sachs dampers and top mounts. Was going to buy the individual bushes and replace them on the arms but see no point in this, as arms with both bush and balljoint, you'd still be left with a worn non balljoint end if only the bush part is replaceable? Where's the best place to buy the good quality parts, and can it all be bought in one place as a service kit rather than hunting ebay euro carparts for individual items with the possibilty of ordering wring parts not for the diesel?
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    E39 washer jets

    All the above with the tubing. If not that then the washer reservoir tank sits behind the front driver wheel. To gain access remove the inner arch liner and carefully pry out the pump and clear the nozzle. Also, make sure water leaves the reservoir as a stream without any blockage whilst the pump is out, and don't loose any rubber seals whilst removal. No special tools required, just be carefull with brittle plastics and tubing.