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    E39 530i Sport Touring

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  1. guido45

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It was fairly straightforward, wd40'd the whole area a while before to ensure no shearing. Needs to be jacked up on both hubs to do the job. In the end I got them off eBay after being let down by Amazon and eurocarparts. RealOEM will tell you the correct size, think there are 3 different ones for the e39, not including M5
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Replaced my front ARB bushes with powerflex purple ones. Made a huge difference, but probably partly because the old ones were a bit knackered!
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    Touring rear brake lines

    Well, I bit the bullet and got it done at my local specialist - for £365. If anyone needs work doing in Kent, they're a bit out of the way but they've always looked after me: Bee Emm Workshops near Staplehurst
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    Touring rear brake lines

    Thanks all. So an estimate of 12-14 hours labour seems a bit much?
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    Touring rear brake lines

    Hi all Just been told I will need to get the rear brake lines replaced soon due to corrosion... and apparently that requires quite a lot of stuff removing and will therefore be pretty expensive. How much effort is it really, do the tank and the rear axle really need to be dropped? What sort of money should I expect to have to pay..? Thanks
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Sorted my faded rear lights... Before: Started with P120, then P240 (squeaky bum time) Then P400 and P600 with a bit of water/detergent Finished with a rotary mop and some T-Cut Shiny! Forgot to take pics fitted but they look pretty similar to the corner units now. I also gave her a clean and removed the plinth on the front bumper:
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    Shift paddles quote

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    Shift paddles quote

    Not sure if these are available as there is no price in RealOEM? Can I have a quote for 61317847610 M2 Shift paddles Thanks
  9. guido45

    Smg steering wheel

    I am interested in doing this too but will probably use Merc shifters - only thing is, will I need the slip ring if Real OEM tells me I already have the correct part number? Don't want to shell out for that unnecessarily!
  10. guido45

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I got em from MTec on eBay. They don't do a 4 wheel package for 16mm, you have to buy two pairs (and then locking bolts if you want on top). I read somewhere on here that someone had used 16mm with Style 66s, but only found pictures of 15mm so I thought I'd go for it!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    16mm spacers all round... a subtle improvement: Before After
  12. guido45

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    On a 530i you can use the intake pipe off a 330ci to delete the resonator, part number is 1438761 I think. Certainly sounds better, although could do with a better backbox too!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Today I learnt how to use NCS expert / Dummy and managed to code out the bloomin lowbeam bulb error from my HIDs. Now to work out what other things I can mess with.... Thanks to Jimmy for the cables!
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    Check Lowbeam message

    Hi Jimmy, I have fitted HID bulbs to replace the halogen originals and I am getting a nagging "Check Lowbeam" message on engine startup... and each time I turn off. Is your software / cable capable of stopping this check? Secondly, if I change the angel eye bulbs for LED, can your software stop the bulb check for those too? Thanks
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    E39 Technical Graphite Trim Set

    Hi If you were to split the set I am after the two bits behind the steering wheel (and the centre console if you change your mind!!)