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Everything posted by syncrofred

  1. syncrofred

    E39, when to call it a day?

    My mileage now is negligible, so my Touring has an easy life. It’s by far the most reliable car I’ve ever owned and the running costs and repairs are too small to quantify. I can weld and do my own repairs, so the future holds no fears, unless the electronics go pear shaped. When I do replace it, it will be with a tax exempt classic with enough horsepower to pull our caravan and a value that is going up not down.
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    Back in the fold (again!)

    Sorry to hear about the job situation. Sounds like you need a whole new career path, if that’s at all possible. The car sounds good for the money. You are unlikely to lose on it, regardless of how long you keep it.
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    PHEV not being used as intended!

    This thread infers that company cars and hybrids don’t go together, thus making the concept a waste of time and money. Perhaps companies offering them should include a penalty clause for the planet not getting the green benefits. But don’t ask me how!
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    Hello Everyone - E39 540iA

    Welcome. Looks good for it’s age. Tell us about the add-ons.
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    Diesel 11p a litre more than petrol

    I seem to recollect some fuss about the difference in price being unjustifiable and the prices levelled out. This was a couple of years ago. I assume ‘they’ think we’ve forgotten. I think I’ll have my car converted to operate on the Stirling cycle and run it on coal.
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    The Christmas present....

    You can always rely on someone lowering the tone on this forum. Must be why it’s so popular.
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    Newbie here e60 535d

    Hi Allan. Welcome to the Forum. We derv fans will soon be an endangered species.
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    Hello Everyone - E39 530i Sport

    Welcome Starbucks. Nice machine that deserves looking after. Put a fluid and filter change for the auto box on your to do list.
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    newbie here!!

    Welcome guys. We derv lovers must stick together, we are in line for serious persecution.
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    Top Gear to get worse.

    Nothing I’ve read tempts me to start watching it again, but if pulls in lots of money and help the Beeb to remain advert free, then I hope it runs for ever.
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    All you need is a positive attitude....

    Have to say you are right with that one.
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    front wing cabin microfilter drains blocked

    While you in that area it’s worth checking that the wiper motor isn’t under water! Caught mine just in time, my lad wasn’t so lucky.
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    Rother Valley meet 2018

    You can’t fool us mate. Sunny Southport has rendered you insensitive. You need some good Yorkshire air asap.
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    Rother Valley meet 2018

    You’ve been feeling bad for several years. Why change now?
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    Rother Valley meet 2018

    Biggest lineup of 5s I’ve seen in a while. The sun shone, the Park was full and the beer and chips were spot on. Roll on next year!
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    Rother Valley meet 2018

    I’m coming in a Five, just to be different.
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    E39 touring newbie.

    Looks like a very well looked after car Freza. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine.
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    Halfords discount????

    Agree totally with the Halfords comments. Broke a socket, took it back, changed for new no problem. I’d had it several years and it had done a lot of work. Always buy their stuff when I can.
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    Hi, new e39 owner

    While the auto box is working well, do a flush, fluid and filter change as a preventative measure. While you are in there, change the lock-up solenoid. Not a big expense, but very worthwhile.
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    E39 Newbie

    Have a long and careful look at the jacking points. Take off the plastic cover sills if in any doubt. They do rust and it’s a big job to repair if they are really bad. When you get used to the power, they respond well to remapping!
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    Rust e39 no hope?

    The general opinion is save your money and scrap it. Even if you are good at welding yourself, there is going to be so much more on a car that bad. Kiss it goodbye and get another that has been carefully vetted.
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    Rother Valley meet 2018

    We are planning a week away in Sept, but not decided where or when. So put me down as a yes, but I’ll confirm later. I’ll try and remember to see if Andrew is available too when the date is sorted. Can this great summer last long enough Raymond or are we heading for flash floods in the valley?
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    This thread should carry a health warning.
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    3night break suggestions please

    If you’re ok with ferries, how about Dublin?
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    Simple electrical connectors

    Simple waterproof and cheap. Fits the bill for me.