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rincewind last won the day on September 29 2015

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  1. mk4 nav rebuild - recomendations please

    Baris is excellent. I took my BM54 unit to him a couple of years ago in Enfield, fixed while I waited.
  2. Another Battery Drain....

    Very common this. Many threads on here. Search final stage resistor or, as it's often called, hedgehog due to the spiny heat sink
  3. Replaced alternator still not charging???

    Wow that's really bad luck. I feel for you - I know how painful bad electrics can be when you can't find the problem.
  4. 530i sport champagne spec 2

    I had a Champagne II for a while - still miss it. If you haven't already, check that cooling system. In particular, remove the undertray and look at the bottom of the rad. If it's not straight i.e. it's now curved, it's near the end of its life. You can also easily revitalise the seats by re colouring them. I did it and they looked almost new again. The sound system is average but can be much improved by uprating the BM54 amp in the boot (search for Baris on this forum). Happy Champering!!!
  5. They started on 02 plates for Champage 1, then swapped to Champagne 2 spec somewhere around 03 plates.
  6. It does indeed look lovely. It's not a Champagne II as claimed though. 52 plates were Champagne I - hence the brushed ally trim which the I's had along with no extended leather along the centre console.
  7. Alpina - tempted

    I'm still not out of the "E39 - possibly the best looking saloon car ever" state of mind. This looks rather nice: http://oldcolonelcars.co.uk/listing/alpina-b10-4-6-v8-individual/
  8. Yet another dreamer...

    Poplar trim is hard to find though. I had a Champers II a couple of years ago. It was very, very needy. I needed it to be a daily and it just kept needing attention almost on a weekly basis. When the seal in the torque converter went, I had it done and then had enough. I loved the car but it didn't suit my needs at that time. Best interior of all E39's IMO, although I know thy are a bit marmite.
  9. I know Champagne II's command a little extra but £8k??? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201710070068873?sort=sponsored&advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&make=BMW&model=5 SERIES&keywords=champagne&postcode=cm167rb&price-to=10000&radius=1501&price-from=2000&page=1
  10. Lovely 530i Champagne 2 here

    Well, it ended with: This listing was ended by the seller because the item was lost or broken.
  11. Lovely 530i Champagne 2 here

    Agreed. 3 - 3.5k top level. That said, they are increasing in price.
  12. Lovely 530i Champagne 2 here

    That looks really nice - and the price is, to say the least, cheap at the moment but will go up. Plus cooling system replaced and new belts etc etc
  13. Alpina B10 V8 Touring 0012/1

    Was this the car that The Old Colonel had for sale a couple of times? I seem to remember lusting after it.
  14. E39 M5 Options List!!

    That advert is awful - almost agressive in it's tone. "Every wearable part replaced". Absolutely no way.
  15. Coding a new battery

    I agree. The total cost was £245 for battery, fitting and coding. Ouch.