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About WRussell

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  • Birthday 07/15/1987

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    Dorking, Surrey
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    Company Owner & Director


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    2002 530i Sport Champagne I

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  1. WRussell

    Trickle / Maintenance Chargers

    Thanks guys, I've heard good things about the Ctek ones and they seem reasonably priced. I always thought on trickle you attached the positive to the battery and the negative to a bolt or earth elsewhere? From what I can see the Ctek one connects both positive and negative to the battery? Thanks
  2. The car is now out of daily use but I'm conscious of the battery, the last thing I want to do is piss an E39 off with low voltage!! I'm after a trickle/maintenance charger that I can leave attached without having to disconnect the battery every time. Seems to be loads on the market ranging from £25-£150+, anyone got any experience of a decent one? https://www.eurocarparts.com/search/trickle chargers https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00S8969OG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1 - Quite like the look of this one TBH Happy to pay the premium just want to know what others are using Thanks
  3. WRussell

    E39 Front & Rear Screen Seals

    Thanks, what would be postage to mainland UK? I'll give you a call around lunchtime Thanks
  4. WRussell

    Opinions Please ‘aesthetics only’

    A little update guys, M5 mirrors have been ordered and I'll get on eBay later to see if I can find the drivers switch Dennis, love the look of this but I think the guy custom made the lip due to this problem https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1543420-M5-Mirrors-Installed-(PICS)/page3 I'll be looking at spraying and fitting the front and rear bumpers and now mirrors for summer. Also, I'll try and get the interior refurbished (already got the furniture clinic 1.5l set) and the car will be going in early April to have belts, tensioners, pullies and a radiator change along with the normal oil change.
  5. WRussell

    E39 Front & Rear Screen Seals

    Afternoon can you give me a price for front and rear windscreen seals for WX52 OKG, please? I think these are right; Front - 51 31 8 172 745 Rear - 51 31 8 159 785 - Part 1 Rear - 51 31 8 159 786 - Part 2 Thank you
  6. WRussell

    Opinions Please ‘aesthetics only’

    Thanks for the replies chaps. I think I'll get myself a set of genuine auto folding memory M5 mirrors as a starting point. I've got replacement front and rear bumpers so need to spray these so makes sense to do it all at the same time. As for the lip. I did see the guy on Facebook and was very tempted but didn't trust the quality or the fact I would ever receive the item. Pretty sure he made 10 and there was a space up for weeks but as far as I know it never got filled. In terms of what I'd consider. I don't want anything that someone who didn't know the cars like we do to look at it and instantly know it was 'modified', the OEM+ look is the best way I can describe it. I'm happy to spend more and get genuine/quality parts. The starting point will be the mirrors for now then wait for the shows to get some inspiration
  7. Car is now out of daily use (finally) so I can get round to all those little jobs! I’m considering a set of M auto folding mirrors and a front lip. I like the OEM+ look so don’t want to go to far, what are people’s opinions? Thanks
  8. WRussell

    Water Pump

    Thanks, guys. Got most of the parts already so will have a look into these
  9. WRussell

    Water Pump

    Doing a new radiator, pullies, belts and tensioners in the next few weeks What water pumps are you guys using now? Original part number is 11517509985 (I think) but I know you can get ones with a metal impeller? Thanks
  10. WRussell

    Is a Sponge Just a Sponge?

    Got one of these the other week and it's brilliant https://www.cleanandshiny.co.uk/products/flexipads-merino-wash-mitt
  11. WRussell

    Drivers seat removal

    Couple of pics on the project thread will be useful, not that I'll be doing exactly the same job in a couple of weeks
  12. WRussell

    Battery Life?

    Been wanting to take mine out of daily life and have it as the weekend/show car for a while now so happy about it I replaced the battery back in June as a precautionary so hopefully, I'm OK
  13. WRussell

    Battery Life?

    How long are people leaving their cars between starting them? I've been lucky enough to get a job 10 minutes from my house so the car (530i) isn't used during the week now so just wondering what the typical life battery lifespan is, I know the variables are big on this one?
  14. WRussell

    55w HID Kits

    My preference would be the standard look, I didn't actually know the OEM route was as plug and play as that so well worth the consideration, I'm assuming it'll be and hunt around on eBay for the parts unless someone knows where I might find a kit? Do we think issues are likely with the kit I added the link to then?
  15. WRussell

    55w HID Kits

    Been without the car for a week, BMW has it (long story) However, to avoid the separation anxiety getting worse I'm thinking of upgrading my HID kit. Been running a 35w kit for the last 6 years with no issues but am considering a 55w kit; https://www.hids4u.co.uk/H7-HIDS4U-Stealth-55W-Xenon-HID-Conversion-Kit.html 2 issues I'm considering; Are they likely to cause issues on the stock wiring? I'm not that concerned with them running but I know they need a big draw on first light up which may cause issues? Would the added heat cause any problems? Thanks