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bigrigbri last won the day on March 18

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    E39 530d Sport Aegean Individual

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  1. bigrigbri

    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    Always loved the E34 in all its guises. Would love a 525ix.
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    E39 2003 525dat - biturbo project

    Some great fabrication work there sir. Smoke n poke.
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    Lets see your BMWs that you have owned

    My first Beemer that started the ball rolling and away from the likes of Ford n Vauxhall. A low owner E34 530i V8. You couldn't hear the engine at low to medium revs and with 218bhp would go when given some revs as it was inheritly a short stroke engine. When I sold it and it drove away I nearly sobbed.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I got one on ebay for cheap as my new lazer in the mkiv wouldn't recognise a aftermarket disc. Bluey haze disc=Copy Silver disc= Genuine
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    webasto without battery drainage?

    I say get an extra person in the car and drive in shifts of say 5 hrs. It would help as a witness for the throat slashing as well.
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    Soldering Iron advice

    A good gas powered soldering iron is the way forward. As long as you can get spares your great. Smaller ones usually have an equivalent wattage rating adjustable from 20-60 watts. You will never look back.
  7. The new models when new or low mileage will still be a nice car but just wait till they are at the bargain end of old n used where the e39 is now and I bet the twin turbo engines and interiors are at transit van levels. A local indie near me was telling me of engine failures on twin turbo diesels where crankshafts cracking and snap.
  8. I guess the dealers think that if you can afford the car they can shaft you for the servicing. Go to an Indie and request oem parts.
  9. Bmw was once a prestige brand that had a smattering of models that were class leading and built to last. Now they make hundreds of models that are literally thrown together( just count em, with x series alone, the R&D can't stretch to making them all BMW quality) with lacklustre electronics that go wrong at the nearest fart and pay more attention of what the likes of Ford and Vauxhall are doing without paying homage to the prestige badge and the people who are devotees.
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    Mk4 repair

    If I may add when the nav starts failing to read the disc it is usually on a copy disc. If a genuine silver coloured disc is used there is usually no problem. After I had a new laser fitted I had the exact same problem but using a silver genuine disk all's good.
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    E39, when to call it a day?

    I've recently spent around 1400 quid on a recon gearbox n tq . Where can you find a car that does all an E39 can do for simular money. I would buy an old snotter of a car for 500 and use it while the 5 gets some tlc at a garage. When done sell the snotter car and all's well.
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    To enclose or not to enclose?

    360 view of em I say enclosed.
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    It is alarming the quality of driving nowadays especially in the rush hour. Makes me want to hang my keys up and go on the bus via the pub.
  14. My 530d had a funny noise under acceleration recently and sounded like a baffle loose in the mid box. Got it on the ramp at my local and the heat sheilding had come adrift dropping onto the propshaft connection at the diff ! The heat shields should be checked regularly as they are a aluminium construction held onto a steel car with steel nuts causing a galvanic reaction rotting the ally through and letting the sheilding drop mid car and back box.
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    Yes tailgating IS becoming more prevalent along with left hand overtaking. This is where you have to have eyes in the back of your head spec when pulling back into a slower lane. Oh for a roof mounted rpg.