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About Jay_w

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  • Birthday 10/24/1961

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

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  1. @Hairyarse - Thanks mate
  2. Hi all, Just wanting some info on whether the V8 engine mounts are all the same - Will M5s ones fit my 540I? Does anybody know if there are any difference between they - Are the M5 ones stiffer? Thanks Jay
  3. First wash of 2018 for the Touring. Tourings getting its first wash today (20/02/2018) since i attended the BMW E39 Club UK's (Facebook group) Midlands meet back in December 2017, And here is the reason i had to buy the Touring in the first place - Millie my Alaskan Malamute
  4. E39 Road Presence

    Yep E39's do have a certain road presence especially when they have some wide Rear tyres on them, Dunno whether its because i own one but i always seem to notice them when out & about, same goes for the old Jaguar XJ's (Which i don't own but always notice).
  5. How to Polish Tail Lights - E39 M5 Restoration Detail - Part 4 :
  6. How to Polish B-Pillars - E39 M5 Restoration Detail - Part 3 :
  7. Thought some of you might be interested in watch this series, https://www.esotericdetail.com/bmw-e39-m5-restoration-at-esoteric/ Video links listed below - How to Inspect a Vehicle - E39 M5 Restoration Detail - Part 1: How to identify paint defects - E39 Restoration Detail - Part 2 :
  8. Right about time i wrote an update and let you guys & girls know whats happening to my Touring during 2018 & beyond : I brought another set of BBS CK Air II's - This set is going to refreshed in a different colour to my current set. Going to have the Front Bumper smoothed over and get a peel-able number plate for it, Going to get a US-Spec number holder for the Rear, Finally going to get an Audio system installed in it, Replacement of a few items such as - Engine & Gearbox Mounts, Power Steering Reservoir & Lines / Hoses, ETC, Finally going to get the valve covers powder coated along with getting the oil filter housing powder coated - Going to be done in the wrinkle Black finish New dash cluster - Need to start working out the details on how to do this or companies that can do it. Will keep this thread updated as and when things have being carried out.
  9. Japanese Import E39s

    @timbolina : Do you know how or what they uprated with the cooling system? Do you know what ration final drive is fitted? Thanks
  10. 2000 BMW 540 touring auto 106k feeler

    @sayanthan : Thanks for providing that info , Just a couple of questions regarding the cluster software : How was the coding done? What info did he need to do it? In your opinion was it a worth while mod? Cheers fella. Jay
  11. 2000 BMW 540 touring auto 106k feeler

    @sayanthan : I know this is an old thread but just wondering if you can provide me with the details of how you got the E53 X5 4.6is dials to work in your 540i Touring as i'm also interested in doing this upgrade . Thanks Jay.
  12. V8 curiosity

    Yep i'm an owner of two V8s (My 540i Touring and Lexus LS460) ,Love them both for different reasons. As for the whole Auto VS Manual thing - Now don't get me wrong i like a Manual box as much as the next person but considering most of my driving is either in a city centre or motorway i just prefer the easiness of an Auto box.
  13. Hi All, I'm thinking that the door lock actuator has failed in my passenger door as it won't unlock or open using either the outside or interior handles. I've tried unlocking it using methods listed below but its not solved the issue. Key - Remote unlock button, Key - Locking via the drivers side door key hole, Center console lock unlock button, The door pin isn't moving up or down nor can i hear anything happening on the inside on door ie door trying to unlock. There doesn't seem to be an electrical issue with the door as the window still works fine & the e38 illuminated door handle still lights up as it should. Any help solving this issue would me appreciated. Jay
  14. Another set of wheels for the Touring - Wonder what they could be........
  15. Piper's E61 520d Touring

    @Piper - Looks great on the 128s mate, What size tyres you running on it?