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    Big Brake Upgrade

    Agree, there is better feel and stopping power, even with the supplied pads. Some bits and discussion here
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    Big Brake Upgrade

    I've had the BMW 1 series, 6 piston conversion on the front for about four years and not one issue. I have porsche boxster calipers with factory discs on the rear and the braking is just much much better. I had repeated judder problems with the factory set up and chased every other likely cause, which was only resolved when I binned the factory fronts for the 6 pots.
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    Power steering pump

    Had some very heavy steering issues on lock, a couple of occasions during the summer hot weather. I've no leaking lines and the fluid is a few years old, so I'm changing the reservoir as the filter inside can get clogged, I'm also going to do the pump as it whining a little but I can't seem to find one anywhere. Had a look but it seems they don't make them anymore, so it's going to be a remanufactured unit but even they are thin on the ground. Anyone have experience with getting their units rebuilt directly ? Cheers Gervase
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    Power steering pump

    Took a punt on a reman from amazon, lets see.
  5. Did the same last year, Autodoc website is handy has they have the BMW part numbers to cross reference with.
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    E39 M5 Suspension - Experiences Please

    Just wait till you fit the Intrax and B8 !
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    E39 M5 Suspension - Experiences Please

    More than happy to give you a run intrax/ B8/ Eibach (rear) ARB any time you're in the London smoke.
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    E39 M5 Suspension - Experiences Please

    Having drove a friends M5 with Intrax and Bilstein the handling was night and day compared to my 68k on original components example. Within a week I started to accumulate all the bits required and fitted them shortly after. Year and a half now and the only thing that slightly irritates is driving slowly over the shit London patchwork roads, at slow speed. Just to say, of all the add ons, headers, back boxes, 40% diff, steering poly bush, the most significant and noticeable improvement I've made were the suspension and then the brakes.
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    E39 M5 Front and Rear Struts Replacement

    Back in now https://www.autodoc.co.uk/lemforder/1256826
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    E39 M5 Front and Rear Struts Replacement

    Did this last year except went the Intrax / Bilstein route. I went with Lemforder top mounts BMW bearing race /cage All front rubber pads BMW On the rear only the spring rubber from BMW with the rest Lemforder etc. I find AUTODOC to be very good for these things
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    E39 M5 in Need of Clutch/Flywheel. What To Buy?

    Anyone do the clutch change yet ?
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    My E39 M5

    Owned since 2009 with 72k. Rear eibach arb, 40% locking differential, intrax springs and bilstein B8 dampers, powerflex control / thrust bushing, Russ 4-2-1 headers, Eisenman box, E60 SSK, braided hoses, BMW PBK front, Porsche 4 pots rear.
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    My E39 M5

    The kit I bought from BMW includes the caliper, pads, discs. The discs are not aftermarket and fit the E39 M5 hub (with the removal of the mentioned lugs ) The lugs can be seen https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOR-BMW-5-SERIES-E39-M5-4-9-FRONT-AXLE-WHEEL-BEARING-HUB-FLANGE-KIT-FAG-GERMANY-/161717197995
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    My E39 M5

    M5 hub bearings have a protruding locating disc lug that needs to be removed. Don't think this applies to non M e39 bearings.
  15. I'm pretty sure from pics on M5 Board that they fit under 16'. Think I've seen them used as 'winters' in certain cases. But a run through the threads will confirm….. Much improvement on M5 front brakes
  16. Found a picture, some trimming of the shield too
  17. Some shots in here, try and ignore the rears http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/129170-my-e39-m5/ Kit, Calipers, pads sourced from BMW The brackets online from M5 board Stainless lines all round,online, goodridge
  18. Fitted BMW PBK to E39 M5 over three years ago. Considerably better than stock with easily sourced discs, pads. BMW PBK gets a bad rap because the discs are slightly smaller in diameter and thinner than the M5 original. I've not seen anyone with the E39 M5 who has had any issues with them in over 5 years.
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    How accurate is an E39 fuel gauge

    This support ring is missing from all BMW parts diagrams https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/supporting-ring/16141182903/ Part No. 16 14 1 182 903 This plastic ring is situated beneath Part No. 4 as described above. I destroyed this in the removal as well as part No. 4. Undoing the metal ring was far more difficult than the internet guides would let me believe. The rest was straight a forward swap.
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    How accurate is an E39 fuel gauge

    In the M5 there is a plastic ring that locates into Part No 4 http://www.bmminiparts.com/PartDetails.aspx?InventoryId=B0AC25FD-ED98-4A42-B360-E697E7192078 This plastic ring is not on the parts diagram for my vin number.
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    How accurate is an E39 fuel gauge

    It is indeed but cheaper than your quote from ECP I needed to replace Part No. 6 in the diagram. uk car http://www.bmminiparts.com/DiagramView.aspx?DiagramId=153608&MOSP=47550 1183179 LEFT FUEL LEVEL SENSOR £85.79
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    Never expected to see this.....!

    Nice, I'm getting close to your mark
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    How accurate is an E39 fuel gauge

    I paid £87.97 in 09/2017 for the non fuel pump side sensor for an E39 M5. From Cheltenam BMW
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    How accurate is an E39 fuel gauge

    I put 74L of V power into a 70L tank and the reserve light wasn't on. I went straight into the French petrol station and told them pump was rigged and I was calling the Police ! Duh In fact the second sender had failed. The OBC helped to confirm this. Straight forward change of the sender but I found it really difficult to remove the petrol tank access lid, virtually destroying the cap in the process.
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    Shadow Chrome. Who are the best?

    http://www.lepsons.com Wheel Showcase -----> photo gallery ------> chrome -------> black chrome two tone
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