Jay_w

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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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    Retired

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    E39 540i Sport Touring / Lexus LS460 SE-L

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. I've got Arnott Air Bags/Springs on my Touring - Can't fault them.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Utterly Stunning VelvetMonkey
  9. RIP George Michael Gone way to soon at the age of 53. 2016 claims another great talent. RIP.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Thanks Mastacrx
  13. Hi Piper Its a Japanese 7-Series / S-Class Its got all the modern tech on it such as lane assist, self parking, auto handbrake - but this had back in 2006. The rear is a very nice place to be with its reclining seats - They can be even nicer if you find one that has the 'Rear Relaxation Package'
  14. Some recent photo's of the LS :
  15. Last of the N/A V8s - What about the E60 540i / E60 545i / E60 550i / E63 645i / E63 650i / E65 740i / E65 745i / E65 750i / E70 X5 4.8I as i'm pretty sure most of those had N/A V8s in them. Chris Bangle didn't design the E39, He done the E60. This 2004 E39 540i Touring is a genuine individual model , has 84K on it and is an Auto but is only £9000 http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201610208979102?onesearchad=Used&body-type=Estate&radius=1500&fuel-type=Petrol&make=BMW&model=5%20SERIES&advertising-location=at_cars&sort=price-desc&postcode=b346dt&page=2