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    BMW E39 540i in Titan Silver

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  1. timbolina

    Windscreen seal price please

    Received Friday, cheers
  2. timbolina

    Windscreen seal price please

    That's great, have sent payment & delivery address via pay pal, Cheers, Tim
  3. timbolina

    Windscreen seal price please

    Hi, is the price you quoted barrym for the E39 windscreen seal still current Front windscreen seal - £24.44 - 51318159784 Cheers Tim
  4. How do you connect it if you have the hi Fi option fitted as standard
  5. timbolina

    What Are These Protrusions?

    Think it is something to do with the higher temperatures in Japan. Also, they normally come with a Navi j sat Nav which only works in Japan. I relocated mine to the European location in the near side rear quarter panel using a mark 3 unit but left the TV & radio behind the seat
  6. timbolina

    2001 540i Japanese Import

    Those indentations on the rearseat bulkhead cover in the boot look interesting! Take a look to see what's behind them/what they're covering The indentation on the left is the radio module, the one on the right is the tv
  7. timbolina

    Still Discovering New Features

    And if you don't want them to tilt, turn the mirror switch to the opposite door
  8. timbolina

    Phone Holder Cradle Removal

    it's a straight swap
  9. timbolina

    Titan Silver Paint

    I used these people, colour match wasn't bad & if you send them a sample, ie the petrol flap, they will match it. https://refinishsystems.com
  10. timbolina

    540i - Starter Motor Failed?

    Check the battery earth cable, the clamp is useless. I had exactly the same problem with mine & I replaced it with a lead from these people. https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/brucom-ltd?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754 Contact them & ask for a 35mm CSA lead, 200mm long with negative battery clamp & M8 terminal on the other end complete with brown heat shrink. They will only charge you about £6 including postage. Since fitting mine, it starts every time Cheers
  11. timbolina

    E39 540i Sport - Delivery at Last!

    The coin holder's only take yen coins, pound don't fit!
  12. timbolina

    18" staggered style 32 wheels (e39 fitment)

    Paisley freight are good, £37.99 for four 18" wheels & tyre's. The hardest part is wrapping them as they have to be wrapped individually with bubble wrap & cardboard, took me about 2 hours to do mine
  13. timbolina

    Can I use ignition fluid to start up the engine?

    5 litres of shell v power poured over the engine should do the trick
  14. timbolina

    540 ignition switch refurbishment

    Been a few months now and thought I would update the thread. The new switch didn't solve the issue, the battery was re tested & was declared to be in good condition so I thought I would go back to basics before investing in a new starter. The earth lead on the battery was my first port of call after reading several articles on dodgy connections & found that even when it was fully tightened it was still possible to twist it on the battery post. I tried loosening the bolt and tapping the connector onto the battery before tightening but still it didn't seem to be clamping correctly. I duly searched the bay for a replacement & bought a 16mm CSA negative battery connector X m8 ring terminal lead.. The result? 100% starting reliability. After reading more threads about other members starting problems, I realised that maybe the cable should be a bit more heavy duty so I contacted the previous suppler & they made one using 35mm cable with a heat shrink brown covering and a proper nut and bolt clamp and m8 ring terminal. This is rated at 300amps. It arrived today and I fitted it earlier and it really is a quality bit of kit, all for the princely sum of £5.82. if anybody is interested in replacing there crappy OEM lead, I will post a link when I get on my computer. Cheers
  15. timbolina

    Sport Front Bumper - Number Plate Mounting Options

    What about this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-M-Sport-Package-M5-front-bumper-numberplate-plate-holder-Tech-License-5/131746638612?epid=0&hash=item1eacb62b14