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  1. Hi Jim Bob, I might be interested in your roof box if it's still for sale? Do you know if the bars can be adapted to fit the E39 saloon?
  2. Production numbers weren't all that high - more to the point are the dwindling number of cars left, about 1000 odd in the UK if my understanding of the 'How many left' website is correct. The E39 M5 will appreciate heavily in the next 15-20 years, although perhaps not to the dizzy heights of the E30 M3. Short term appreciation will almost certainly cover running / maintenance costs but not much more. I reckon these are appreciating about £500-1000 a year at the mo, certainly great value compared to running a newish car and taking the depreciation hit.
  3. Hi Chi, whereabouts in the country are you?
  4. Yes, worth a try
  5. Thanks guys. I spoke with the seller and they are sending me another sensor. This is the eBay link to the part, it states genuine Hella but the part is very inexpensive at less than £40. I'm going to risk fitting the replacement so this could either end up being a nice find for cheap oil level sensors or a a bit of a disaster for me - if it doesn't work I'll need to buy the part somewhere else and drop the oil a second time!!
  6. Thanks, I'll source another sensor - has anyone swapped theirs out with an OEM Hella sensor lately and can point me in the direction of a seller please? Maybe the eBay store I got it off was a bit shady, feedback seemed ok....
  7. I've just replaced my defective oil sensor (gauge max-out & "check oil level" warning). Now my secret menu reading is showing a max of 60 degrees C even though coolant is hitting about 88 degrees C. It seems the Hella sensor I used isn't the right part despite tying up with the correct BMW part number. Anyone had this and more importantly has anyone used an OEM (Hella) part that does work? I have to be honest, £150 from the Stealer is a bit of a rip off when Hella sensors are only about £40!
  8. Thanks, could you give me some prices please?
  9. Hi, I'm interested in the sill protectors if they are the M5 version. Also the nearside rear door, rear bumper and bootlid - could you send me prices and location please?
  10. Thanks for the heads up too, only serviced mine 6 months or so ago but it would be daft not to grab a set at that price!
  11. Excellent, thanks!
  12. I'm thinking about swapping my back bumper as it has a crack in it. Does anyone know if the standard 'Sport' bumper will fit the M5? It looks like the lower middle bit can be swapped out for the M5 version to accommodate the exhausts???
  13. Ok, thanks. I'll seek out a facelift door then.
  14. Does anyone know if the rear door design changed during the E39's history? I know the saloon and Touring are different. My n/s rear and bootlid are rusting quite badly so I think I'll swap them before getting them sprayed.
  15. I had a 350Z for a few years and miss it. The engine needs an aftermarket stainless exhaust though as the standard one is too subtle. All of the controls have great feel and it's quick enough, although can feel heavy barrelling into corners. I fitted Superpro bushes which hugely improved the suspension with no adverse effects to the ride, surprisingly. I think 350Z's have aged well cosmetically and mine was totally reliable for the 3 or 4 years I had it. The factory Rays that come with the GT model make a big difference over the heavier standard wheels. It isn't the sharpest handler out there but is great fun and has loads of character.