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About Jay_w

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  • Birthday 10/24/1961

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    West Midlands (Birmingham)
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    E39's, Lexus's, Music, Football, Traveling.
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    E39 540i Sport Touring / Lexus LS460 SE-L

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  1. Stefan, You might also want to get the Injectors ultrasonically cleaned & flow tested if the new fuel pressure regulator doesn't solve these misfire issues your having. Jay
  2. Well the new wheels for the Lexus are finally here. Just gotta order the tyres for them now. Will reveal the wheels i've chosen once their fitted onto the car.
  3. RIP (DJ) Robert Miles, Thanks for making one of the most legendary Trance tracks of our time - You'll be missed.
  4. I've fitted the BMW F01 740D Thermostat - BEHR TI 32 88 to my 2001 540i Touring. Here's a link to a thread of people who've fitted the Behr TI 32 88 : Also check the condition of your expansion bottle as these are prone to cracking due to them being of plastic which becomes brittle over the years, You may want to renew the coolant pipes due to age aswell and it being easier to renew them while you've got the cooling system drained.
  5. Some tyres are manufactured to have a slight stretch to them, where as others are manufactured to have more a square sidewall.In other words you could fit two different manufactured tyres of the same size on the same size wheel and each one will sit on the wheel different.
  6. Well hopefully my new wheels & tyres will be coming towards the end of April so in the mean time i brought the following : 4 x Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensors. New Genuine Lexus / Toyota Discs & Pads For Both The Front And Rear. Also Brought Some New Control Arms & Ball Joints For The Front Suspension.
  7. I've got Arnott Air Bags/Springs on my Touring - Can't fault them.
  8. It really depends on if you want to do a ''like for like'' refresh or if you want to make some improvements / add some OEM+ mods. Complete new arms / bushes from the likes of Meyle / Lemforder, Bilstein Dampers / Shockers - Think the B6 is a OEM replacement & the B8 is an upgrade. Eibach Front Springs - With the Rear height adjusted via INPA - Same as what Supertramp101 said - This would have been the route i'd have used if i'd not got a great deal on some BC Coilovers. Arnott Airbags - Have these myself on my 540i Touring and i have to say their quality is far superior than the OEM ones - Very well known company in the world of air suspension. OEM E39 M5 Rear Anti Roll Bar (RARB) - Helps the Rear feel more planted on the road also gives the Frontend a slightly improved turn-in response (I'm sure you'd notice the front end response with yours being the I6 as its Frontend is lighter than the V8s) Polyurethane Bushes For Both The Anti Roll Bars (ARBS) - Will help stiffen the ARBS thus keeping the whole car flatter during cornering. Beast Power Rear Anti Roll Bar Brackets - The factory ones are prone to snapping when used with poly bushes, they also rust then snap aswell. Rear Subframe Bushes - Meyle HD are the ones mostly used by users of this forum - Plenty of info on here about the Subframe bushes.
  9. Hi 5ers, Just wondering if anyone on here would be willing to part with : GENUINE BMW OUTDOOR CAR COVER FOR E39 TOURING. Even tho my Touring has got many coats of wax & ceramic coatings on it , i'm going sick of having to wash it every 2-3 days.Thinking that if i use a cover i won't have to wash it so much in winter time when its not in use. Please contact me via PM on here with price and where your located
  10. I came across these on Ebay.Co.Uk ; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RACING-DYNAMICS-BMW-E39-GENUINE-BODY-KIT-FRONT-REAR-SPOILER-SIDE-SKIRTS-540i-/112244388866?hash=item1a22497402:g:YiEAAOSw4GVYUOBw http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RACING-DYNAMICS-BMW-E39-GENUINE-REAR-BOOT-TRUNK-SPOILER-SEDAN-LIP-WING-540i-/112132872100?hash=item1a1ba3d7a4:g:JNMAAOSwNphWYL6j
  11. Utterly Stunning VelvetMonkey
  12. RIP George Michael Gone way to soon at the age of 53. 2016 claims another great talent. RIP.
  13. Lennox , I do want a private plate for it but not at the moment as i'm saving up for other things. The plate i really want is L3X LOW.
  14. If your talking spec wise then the Lexus is better - I found that out when i was looking to change, that most of the E65 / F01 7s don't have much spec on then unless your looking at 750/760Li's. Price wise an F01 will be newer (2009 / 2010) and the Lexus (2007/2008). I find that with the Lexus your paying E65 7-Series money for F01 7-Series spec. Only downside is that Lexus don't do Diesels - Petrol or Hybrid only. Oh and you get Lexus reliability.
  15. Thanks Mastacrx