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    Ribble Valley
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    Fixing things, my little boy, village life, BMWs
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    E-Commerce developer


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    98 840Ci Individual, a box of spares

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  1. Hi, sorry, they were all recycled this afternoon. P.
  2. Anyone need a Titan Silver E39 door or door glass before they go to be recycled? I've got all four available in good condition, ready to fit, panels* and glass are FREE if collected this week from Clitheroe, Lancashire. *panels have chrome trim, rubbers, window guides and check straps. Locks, handles, regulators and outside plastic trim have been removed and are available to buy for a decent price.
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    e39 winter wheel / tyre combo

    One inch bigger but I've some style 66 for sale with Hankook all round, originally on my 530i touring and more recently the (RIP) 523i, premium tyres with 7mm+ tread less than a year old, see my post in wheels/tyres classifieds. Email me for photos. bmw5 at smartparty dot co dot uk Paolo.
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    E39 SLS Reservoirs

    ologies for the very late response to this, I've been away and completely forgot about it. But managed to get under the car at weekend to inspect, they're a bit rusty but still working of course. I'll be removing them this weekend anyway so will post photos on here. P
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    rain -light sensor loom part

    One of the very few parts remaining on my 2001 tourer before it goes to the skip. Looms! Message me your address. P
  6. I have the rear still on my 530i touring, intact with just a few minor scrapes. Yours for free before the shell gets scrapped next week but I'm up in Clitheroe, Lancashire. There's Holmes Mill in town with the longest continuous bar and loads of ale if you need an excuse for a 'day out' P.
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    E39 SLS Reservoirs

    One of the few bits I have remaining on my 2001 530i touring. I'll get them removed and inspect condition for you when I'm at the car later. Watch this space.
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    E39 Touring Glass Window poorly

    While doing this and getting dirty, it's also well worth taking out the wiper mechanism and giving everything a good clean and grease.
  9. paolo

    Wanted; e39 Driver Side Suspension Arms

    Sent you a message.
  10. paolo

    For sale: 2000 BMW E39 530d SE Touring - Now SOLD!

    Car as described, Greig is a top bloke.
  11. paolo

    For sale: 2000 BMW E39 530d SE Touring - Now SOLD!

    Consider this SOLD at your asking price of £1700 if not already, I'll give you a call tomorrow.
  12. paolo

    4-Wheel Alignment

    Good timing on this, my touring needs doing once I've replaced the rear shocks, a trip to Bolton is now on the cards, only 30 minutes from here
  13. paolo

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I was getting this with the fuel pump when less than 3/4 tank. It felt like I was in a tug of war for a split second, especially after rounding tight corners, you could feel the pump deliver in a wave as the fuel moved around. Probably a loose connection but I had a brand new one on the shelf so replaced anyway. If you are doing this, it's a quick DIY job, back seat up, 3 screws to remove the plate, vaccuum cleaner to clear dust, then hammer loose the fixing ring, twist to remove the float / sensor mechanism (have the float facing forwards when refitting, then twist in to position - it's keyed) and then grab the two plastic clips to wiggle / pull out the pump. Make sure you have less than half a tank of fuel (otherwise it pisses out everywhere), some new clips for the hose and wiring, and because you're inside the car, working outdoors on a windy, dry day is best. Re-fitting is easier when you've done this job before, but just be patient and it'll all work out fine, place the rubber gasket in first. I did the filter at the same time, old one was stamped 2008 and again quick and easy DIY, remove the fuses for the fuel pump and turn the engine a few times before starting so there's no pressure on the line and wear eye goggles, just in case.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fuel pump and filter fitted, no more sudden loss of power, job well done. Reset the gearbox and throttle but having raced up and down Pendle Hill to bed in my brakes a little and give her an Italian tune-up, the old bus is still short on horses. So it's vanos seals and weeping rocker cover next weekend then code scanning time to find the less obvious issues.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    My 2001 530i Touring has just had brake pads all round, a full set of arms up front with shocks and springs, rear anti-roll bar bushes and drop links, all tracked up and a fresh MOT with no advisories although a couple of tyres are getting tired. Next job is the fuel pump, rocker cover gasket and vanos seals, should see a few missing horses come back.