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    E39, when to call it a day?

    So true - I tend to use our Citroen C1 or Zafira during the week for my short commute and pottering about. Both are only a few years old and they serve a purpose, which is absolutely fine. Then, on the weekend, the 540 comes out and all is well with the world again! But when to call it a day? This is my second E39 and will certainly be my last. I'd planned to keep it just two, maybe three years at the most, however over the last six months of ownership I'm now thinking that it really can be a keeper for an indefinite period of time. As a whole driving package and hobby/interest, to me, it's just the nuts and I'm totally in lurve with it. So in response to the OP's question, only you know the answer to whether it's financially viable to keep it going. But if you can and, more importantly, have the desire to do so, do it!
  2. Green sometimes, purple the other - really like that.
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    New F11 535i Owner

    Welcome to the forum...
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    New here with E46 330i

    Welcome to the forum... Very nice, that wheel style really suits it as well.
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    Coming Soon for E39 owners

    Latest sitch Dennis?
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    To enclose or not to enclose?

    Out in the open is far better visually, but I get your point about keeping them enclosed as well. Those red and blue Alpinas really are stunning models. Curious though about how parts 'fall off'...?!
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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Standard features that you never use.

    For added realism!
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    E39 530i Touring 

    This one looks like a good catch for someone. I'd be straight over for a look if I was after a wagon... https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201810291917550?onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&postcode=rh69lh&year-to=2004&model=5 SERIES&minimum-badge-engine-size=2.4&advertising-location=at_cars&fuel-type=Petrol&sort=sponsored&radius=1500&make=BMW&year-from=2001&page=4
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    Standard features that you never use.

    Relatively few gadgets on a 17 year old 540. The only thing I hadn't used until recently were the heated seats and as per most of us I never use or have need for the cup holders (or ashtrays), front or rear (not sure if I have rear cup holders in this one). If I do. I'll replace them with the cubby hole thingy. Oh, not used the Japanese Yen coin holder either.
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    I'm new on this forum

    Welcome to the forum both of you.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Four new MAXXIS boots today at my mate's tyre emporium near Dorking, Surrey. Also fitted 15mm hubcentric spacers on the front only as they need to come out a little.
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    From the album: Mohne Dam - 2014

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    From the album: Mohne Dam - 2014

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    From the album: Mohne Dam - 2014

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    From the album: Mohne Dam - 2014

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    From the album: Mohne Dam - 2014

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    From the album: Mohne Dam - 2014

  19. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    They look lower than the 35s on mine, maybe because you have the same on the front it gives that impression.
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    Coolant Level at Cold

    Okay, something I've always wondered about but never questioned in all my years of E39 ownership. At cold, the embosed instruction on the top of the expansion bottle suggests that the top of the floaty stick thingy shouldn't be above the filler neck of the bottle. The level of the coolant is sitting approx 2 inches below the filler neck in the photos with the stick at the height you can see. Is this right or have I somehow misunderstood it all these years? Not that any harm has knowingly been done.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Good to hear - so, how many miles a month on average?
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Where's V42 Jim? Not seen any posts about her for ages?
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Christ! What's the profile of those tyres?!
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    Anyone willing to help me, change break pads

    You're too modest Dan - you did loads of stuff to your previous E39s!