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    2002 530d Sport Touring

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  1. ttrw2

    e39 extended leather handles

    Yes front + rear £40 posted or £35 collected (north Oxfordshire)
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    e39 extended leather handles

    Here's all the bits. Came from a 1999 Alpina. Close-up of stitching: Rear of trims - Alpina screw them in with self-tappers/don't use those silly plastic washer things:
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    e39 extended leather handles

    I have some black ones from an Alpina I picked-up off here a few years ago but never got round to fitting Will get you some pics Tmw Cheers, Rob
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    Bonnet release

    What he said. Clean out the pin, groove and spring on the bit attached on the underside of the bonnet and regrease
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    Touring rear brake lines

    I went for the OEM route in cunifer on my M5. As said, exhausts off, prop off, drop subframe, drop RHS of fuel tank a bit. Got it done at garage as no access to lift and was 9hrs labour.
  6. Had a set of M5 wheels done in original Shadow Chrome at Lepsons and BJV Engineering and both spot on - maybe wrong end of country for you though. Don't know any good bodyshops your way, but can definitely not recommend Oxfordshire Crash Repairs - see my M5 thread for the bodged repair I found in the sill recently.
  7. Last of the Volvo V70s with biggest engines in - D5 or T6 Scandi-cool never ages
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    Bilstein or Sachs/Boge shocks?

    I went through the same decisions when I replaced the suspension on my Touring. In the end decided to go for the OEM Sachs as all the aftermarket shocks I could find were steel-bodied and figured the standard parts were worth the premium as the ride/handling of the e39 was so well reviewed when new. Misterauto were best for price at the time
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    E39 Headlamp Projector Alternatives

    Great find! I have a pair of Morimoto Mini D2S 4.0 I bought a couple of years ago but never got round to fitting up (started making up brackets out of carbon sheet I had lying around) but those brackets Retrofit Source offer will be much better Let me know if you go ahead and would like to split posting costs!
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    E39 M5 Rear Brake Discs

    ^Same. Got mine from Cotswolds
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    E39 2.5d Estate Sill replacement

    Just done the RHS one on my M5 - centralpanels part was spot on for the bit of sill you can see. All other bits (inboard return piece, jack gussets) fabricated.
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    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    Welding's all done. Needed best part of 18" of driver's side rear sill cutting out/chasing back and the a new jacking support fabricating. It's been seam-sealered/stonechipped and the new sill section filled with cavity wax - lovely and warm/dry at mo so minimal chance of any moisture being in there. Exhaust, prop, fuel tanks all had to be dropped and the rear brake hard lines removed to sort (as they run down the inboard side of that sill, around the fuel tank). If it was a straight-forward in/out job it would have been 2 days work but I took the opportunity whilst everything was off the bottom of the car to do some further preventative maintenance (tidying up some minor areas of surface rust on floor pan, replacing brackets, fixings and fasteners). At the mo car's about to be trailered back to mine for new brake hard lines to be fitted before she's back on the road again. She's sporting a grey/primered rear driver's sill as I was so impressed with the guys work I've decided to get him to do some more bits of bodywork (looks like ~80% respray) when his spray booth is free in a month or so. Pics to follow once I find my phone's lead!
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    2001 e39 m5 (facelift) sold

    Surprised this hasn't gone already!
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    Titanium E39 2002 530d Manual Sport Touring

    Thanks bud, car's still here! For what she's worth I can't be bothered to move on whilst I have the space. When I get a few mins will sort the images out as have them uploaded on imgur now Cheers, Rob
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    My M5 search

    They'll all have some rust somewhere on them as 15-20 year old now. Unless meticulously garaged, never driven in the winter, etcs - which will be the cars commanding the highest prices that doesn't sound like your budget. Rust - Wheel arches, sills under plastics, bootlid above number plate, valance below bootlid, fuel filler recess. Don't be afraid of miles, at all. My current ones on 170k, my first was retired at 215k miles with nothing mechanically wrong. Neither have needed VANOS, timing chains or big end bearings interfering with. It can be argued that 150k+ miles is a sweet spot for a well-serviced car as it'll be on a fresh set of new suspension, bushes, etc. Below this probably on it's original which will all need replacing. So buy on condition - bodywork (rust, paint), mechanicals (regular oil changes through it's life, big pile of invoices, receipts, bills as evidence for bits changed) and how it drives. If you can't drive it don't touch it with a bargepole unless so cheap it's worth the risk!