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vanhool last won the day on October 12 2016

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    e28,528i, e39,528i
  1. Hi, Care to share which e39 suspension parts turned out to be no good, the make and the seller?
  2. Best cheap anti theft solution?

    I once went to view an Opel Manta for sale in Liverpool years ago, no owner but the car was open so gave it a look over, before jumping into the driving seat, I removed a small cushion, on turning it over found it was just a cloth covered piece of plywood with about 20 one inch nails sticking out of it, coverd by the cloth. I guess he didn't like car thrives. P.S. I bought the car it served me well, and enjoyed driving it for 2 years.
  3. How Long Have You Owned Your E39?

    Nine years and counting, done 50,000 miles in it, a 1996 528ise, probably the best car I have ever owned.
  4. V8 curiosity

    If you want to 'drive' your cars then for me it will aways have to be a manual, in an automatic you are just a steering wheel attendant. I say this having owned and enjoyed several automatics.
  5. M5 CTG number plate price drop

    Each to their own, but I would not want to advertise to the whole world that I'm driving the ultimate E39, so keep your M5 plates, not at any price.
  6. Black Friday, don't be fooled....

    That is Black Friday in a nutshell, big TV advertised furniture companies put prices up before a sale, and sorry to say but well known car parts companies play the same trick. Its playing on people's greed, its not that they want or need the 'on sale item' but that they want or need it ahead of everyone else, and is why sometimes things get sold for over the odds on Ebay. There should be a law againts it for big comercial sellers.
  7. E28 Recaro LS seats

    Too dear for seats that need repairing IMHO, even if they are recaro's,
  8. Went Xmas shopping today

  9. Went Xmas shopping today

    and shite, I suppose if you keep something for long enough it will come back in again.
  10. This must be a truckers worst nightmare

    That was damn close, unfortunately the young have little or no sense of their own mortality, or road awareness, the same accident happened outside my parents house, with a kid crossing the road in front of a bus to be knocked down by a car overtaking, thankfully, it wasn't a fatal accident. Bring back the Green Cross Code adverts again.
  11. The story of E39 M5 AK03 DJJ (so far)

    An excellent and readable write-up with good photo's, well done Richard, reading this would make me want to go out and buy an M5. The early photo of the M5 dashboard just made me see how spot on the E39 dashboard, and ergonomics were, probably hasn't been bettered since.
  12. M54 or M52TU?

    The e60 seems to have an inclination for giving owners very large maintenance bills, much more so than the e39, hardly surprising when you have to get a basic things like the battery coded to the car when replacing! Not bmw's best moment.
  13. M54 or M52TU?

    I have a 1996 528, so M52 single vanos then, but I have no doubt in stating that it has been the best and most reliable car I have ever had in 36 years of motoring, the engine runs as sweet as a nut on139000 miles with a new block fitted at 32000 due to the oft mentioned nickasill issues.
  14. Speaker Static

    I disconnected the built in half sized brick like phone, and the crackling stopped, I have another hand set that I can try .