mattyv33

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  1. I have a Yellow Bellied Slider Turtle in my old Aquarium
  2. Yeah which most young teens were/ are into, I used to love all those mags. Always liked Jamie @ Carisma's creations. That Gold TVR was mentle.
  3. Those seats look amazing, good luck with the sale
  4. I don't mind it, sure I've seen it featured in Fast Car or Max Power in the past?
  5. Prefer them lookswise
  6. Prefer R33
  7. Thanks for the reply, I made a post in the E39 section which I updated yesterday - got the right alternator and the car is alive again
  8. Changed the alternator today, wasn't too bad a job. I made a tool to lock the waterpump whilst hitting a 32mm spanner to get the fan nut off. Then had to disconnect a few pipes and bits to get better access. Went to Eurocarparts to pick up an alternator, I was looking for a 120A. Strangely the one I took off my car was a 150A which was the original. My car doesn't have heated seats. Another confusing thing I found when looking is that some alternators had 2 pin plugs and some had 3. The one I took off had 2 pins and the one I have bought has 3 - the guy at ECP checked the part numbers on my old one and the one they recommended and he said the 3 pin version was correct and 1 pin must be either a blank or so it can fit other models. Old Vs New I fitted the part and all is well again with the car which I am more than happy about. Just wanted to share this info incase anyone was searching for an answer re which part to get for the 03 E39 525d. I spent ages researching but couldn't find the right answer without taking the alternator off to compare. Anyway the one I went for came with a lifetime warranty and cost a total of £114 after ECP promo discount. It was this one: Cheers
  9. No heated seats so from what I've read I am going for this one: http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BMW_5+Series_2.5_2003/p/car-parts/electrical/car-electrics-and-car-lighting/alternator/?401110632&1&7b0938ebd28e6e02a7264a609b22343c220d2bb4&000012 I take it this should be fine?
  10. Thanks for that, I'll need to buy one from Eurocarparts on Friday or Saturday as I need to get it fitted ready for work on Monday. Thanks for your help.
  11. Hi Chicane, he has given me the following info - The numbers on alternator are 000068643-51 195337 627379 sg148029 dg. Its a valeo make. My car is 530i 2001 Is this ok? cheers!
  12. I have bought an alternator off ebay, the guy said it fits all e39s from 97 to 03 but now I've paid he's not so sure as one website said it fits and one website doesn't - just wondering if anyone can confirm it will please? I've tried to work it out myself but ebay has both alternators with 2 pin and 3 pin plug listed as fitting. The ebay number is 252981382617 - I have an 03 e39 525d and the reg is BG03UUF.. cheers!
  13. I have bought an alternator off ebay, the guy said it fits all e39s from 97 to 03 but now I've paid he's not so sure as one website said it fits and one website doesn't - just wondering if anyone can confirm it will please? The ebay number is 252981382617 - I have an 03 e39 525d and the reg is BG03UUF.. cheers
  14. Made it only just, however the AA will be paying for the taxi and the car hire to get us home!
  15. That was the quickest route according to Google Maps..