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    2001 e39 530D sport touring, 1998 e39 Alpina b10v8 saloon

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    e39 touring air suspension and brake pad fault

    start off carefully unplugging the sensor and giving it a good blast out with electrical contact cleaner - you might get lucky I briefly cured airsus faults with new wiring plugs / connectors and cleaning off corroded pins on the sensors i expect you're going to have to build up a new wiring plugs onto new loom repair sections and possibly fork out for a new sensor or two though I'd be inclined to replace the wires right up inside the cabin and thus mitigate any water ingress possibility into the loom, it's not much effort to strip out all the boot floor panels to get access to do the joins of repair looms to original in a nice dry clean inside cabin place and also to seal up the wiring plug - sensor connection on reassembly
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    auto box :(

    alas probably not you need to call a decent auto gearbox specialist for advise when the auto box in my 530D went south I rang pretty much everyone I could find on google and settled on getting him shipped the short 70 miles or so up to Roy and gang at planet gears Peterborough. https://www.planetgearsuk.com/
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    what wheels are they? i like! serviced the b10v8, serviced the CLK, switch back to the b10v8 to try and fail to fix an inlet manifold airleak via this method https://www.meeknet.co.uk/e31/BMW_E31_840ci_Inlet_Manifold_Leak_Fix.htm will have to keep digging...
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    e39 - ebay special radio replacement

    I've got a android one. about 2.5 years old now so not going to be available anymore forewarning though they are pretty useless out of the box, both I've had could not even run the tomtom app in stock form... but... if you're hella nerdy like myself after flashing a custom rom from XDA forum developer malaysk, they become amazing bits of kit. and... hardware quality wise it might also be a bit of a gamble! i'm on my second unit in 4years and this one i had to take apart and rebuild to seat all the ribbon cables properly to fix a screen problem...
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    Stealth Parrot install

    arrr but you can! have a search for connect2go kits, they adapt the bmw telephone button to work the parrot kits!
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    Stealth Parrot install

    i like that install, could have just hidden it in the glove box, but went the extra mile for the James Bond effect!
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    E39 535i Auto Box Issue

    Roy and gang at planet gears http://planetgearsuk.com/home/2509840 rebuilt my 530D's auto box, great people.
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    My old girl...

    seeing nice round numbers on odometers makes me smile, gland to see others are appreciating it! I took a specially calculated route back from picking up my girlfriend from a railway station just to park my 530D on the drive on exactly 200K was very annoyed when I missed 222222 with a miss calculation , i'd even reset the trip meter to get 222222 222.2 in recent weeks I've had the 530d parked on the drive on 230K exactly and the b10v8 on 140k exactly, not quite at the same time though, that would be satisfying...
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    E39 sill covers / kick plates, right side

    Sorry I don't know how I missed this, I'll have to check notification settings. If you still have them ill ave em for postage like you offered Alternatively if your nearish rugby / Coventry I could swing by and grab them
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    E39 Sport Touring Mud Flaps

    If non sport - saloon ones fit then you can have a complete set for 10£ +postage. The fronts are pretty worn down from rubbing the road, but I think the rears are in good nick. I only took them of the Alpina as I don't like the mudflaps look.
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    Uprated ARBs - anyone done theirs?

    How much is the right offer? Have you still got the polybush + fitting grease etc? Will they fit a B10 V8 saloon? Furthermore are rear rollbars interchangeable touring and saloon?
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    jacking point + sill + floor repair panels

    Yep found those already, the underside part of the sills/rockers is pretty easy to make. The shinny painted bits of my sill are rust free and staying (got lucky we can mask at stone chips line ) It's the fully underside bits that I can't find. Floor sections etc
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    i had the same futile hope! i'll post some before and after pictures of my rust surgery!
  14. Hi folks dropped the Alpina in today to have the tin worm dealt with, not pretty under there at the moment! as this is getting pretty common now with the e39 chassis i was rather hopeful there would be a wealth of repair panels available to choose from but my google hasn't brought up too much useful for underside repair sections. the guys at the workshop are more than capable of fabricating anything thats needed but repair sections are always helpful to speed a job along. has anyone found anything in the past?
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    E39 10mm toolkit socket

    Bump ∆∆ still hunting the elusive 10mm toolkit socket
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