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    Touring SLS failure

    Hi everyone, One of my air bags has just popped and the car is sitting on its arse. I can hear it hissing as its trying to pump it up. What I need to know is, can I drive it like this or will it damage things. Presumably its sitting on the bump stops which are meant for occasional use. Would it sit at 50 on the motorway OK. Got to get back to London this evening. 70mile drive. Thoughts/ experience appreciated please. I'll probably delete the SLS after this.
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    Touring SLS failure

    I Don't even know what mine are. ECP did t o ow either. Although I had no choice anyway. I was lucky they had them in stock as it was.
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    Touring SLS failure

    You make a good point. I did think about leaving the other one. But I thought while I'm here I may as well do the other one. If the one that burst had reached its lifespan, there's a good chance the other one is close too, plus I had all the interior trim out and the tools out etc. I've got piece of mind now the other one won't got in another few months. Not sure what the design life on these is So this one had done 116k miles and lasted 14 years. I put the same pictures below on FB on E39 club.
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    Touring SLS failure

    Both air bags.
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    Touring SLS failure

    Today's solution for my failed airbag: Drive to Euro car parts Maidstone from Ashford. Grab em £326 trade. Fit on driveway. Lovely. Wish me luck.
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    Touring SLS failure

    Cheers Dan.
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    Exhaust upgrade help

    Dear All, Great day at Ace Cafe the other day, even if it was lashing with rain the whole time. I have a favour to ask of the forum. At some point in the future I am looking to up grade my exhuast, most likely a Cat Back system, possibly a full replacement since one of my cats seems to faulty anyway, thrown up an EML. I'm going to go for a quad exhaust but can't stomach the thought of paying c. £1-2k for something that doesn't sound right, and there's only so much convincing that can be done by the supplier that it will sound as I would want. The only way to do it is to fit it, and pray that it's right. So what I was wondering, if there is anyone out there who has a 530i with an exhaust upgrade (not necessarily a quad, but preferable) who would be willing to let me listen to it to see if the sound is what I'm after. I would come to you wherever you happen to be, and would be a good opportunity to meet some other forum members and have a good chin wag about cars, and for me to go on a bit of a drive!. If you're exhaust is the sound that I'm after, then I know exactly what to go out and buy. Any offers? Any help would be much appreciated. Regards, Dan
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    Exhaust upgrade help

    Anyone willing to let me come and have a listen sometime if you're within an hour or so of London? Please?...
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    Exhaust upgrade help

    Hahaha!! i love a good birds eye potato waffle.
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    Exhaust upgrade help

    Thanks. I will def put some pics up. It will be a while before I get this done I get the feeling as this isn't something I'm rushing into. Can't take the risk of getting it wrong. Move listened to a lot of you tube clips. The closest I've found to the sound I like I've posted below. But again so many variables. It's a saloon, not a touring so taking a different route might make it sound different, it's on a you tube video, no idea exactly what has been done, I.e full system, cat back, or just mufflers. See what people thing about the tone... hear how it growls, lots of low frequencies, a little bit of an off beat. No rasp, which is good. Doesnt blare, a bit of a woofle. Hard to put into words I suppose, and even harder to know how it's going to sound before you spend a big wad! Thanks for your input.
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    Exhaust upgrade help

    Thanks. I'll bear that in mind. That makes sense that they can pack and un pack the mufflers, but I'm assuming that that would change the volume of the exhaust, whereas as I'm looking to get the fundamental tones and character of the sound right, which I assume, as I'm no expert, is to do with which frequencies the resonator and muffler kill or let through, and a load of other variables that I k ow nothing about. Thanks for the tip though. I'll check them out.
  12. Hi All, I already put up a message in the E39 forum, thought I'd check in here too. I'll be at the Ace Café for the BMW day on Monday. Would be good to meet some other forum members. I'll also be at the E39 evening on 12th May which is also a BMW day during the afternoon. Is anyone planning to go up there? Come and say hi if you see me. My trusty steed is below.
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    Ace cafe Bank Holiday Monday

    Hi Jay, yeah I should be up there later. Will be after 5. Will you be around then?
  14. Is this what you're talking about? https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E39-530i-M54_3.0L/Braking/Big_Brakes/ Can't see anything for c.£1350 on here. They look lovely though. I would get the silver calipers.
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    Anyone going to Ace Cafe?

    I'll keep an eye out. Your car looks amazing.
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    Anyone going to Ace Cafe?

    Hi everyone, I'm planning to got to the Ace cafe for the German Night on 7th May and the E39 night on 12th May. It's also BMW car day during the day on the 12th. Does se anyone else intend on going, do any of you guys/girl go anyway. It would be great to meet some other owners especially from London/ Kent area. Let me know now if you're up for it. Maybe we can meet up before hand or something. For that matter, do any of you meet in the London area at any time? Not a lot in the events section. Regards, Dan
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    Anyone going to Ace Cafe?

    I'll probably be there all day. Wpuld be good if we could get a bit of a gang. Have you still got V42 DPL. I'll keep an eye out for you.
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    Anyone going to Ace Cafe?

    Hey, just another reminder about Ace café on Monday if anyone is about. I'll be in the Green Machine. Come and say hi if you happen to be up there. If not E39 night is on the 12th May.
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    BBS Split rims on 540??

    Just bear with me for a bit Marc, I seem to having some issues with Gumtree.
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    BBS Split rims on 540??

    Those wheels on eBay are knackered! I've got a set of almost pristine 17'' style 32's for sale on Gumtree for less than that and not had a single bite! Anyone interested?
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    BBS Split rims on 540??

    I assume you're talking about performance when you say the gap is closing. Some autos out perform manuals these days, especially the dual clutch business, effectively reduces shift times to zero. I had a go in a dual clutch Cayman R a few years ago. The 'box was very impressive but not for me. Felt a bit playstation. Couldn't figure out how to pull away a bit quicker. Its either pull away normally, or a race start. Is there anything inbetween. Anyone ever had a dual clutch Cayman?
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    BBS Split rims on 540??

    Motor, I notice you've had a large array of BMWs and a variation of gearboxes. Overall do you prefer the manuals or the autos? I've only ever had manuals and driven my Mums Auto for a while. Why oh Why did they never put the 6 speed in the 530i like they did in the 540i? The pre facelift touring at the start of the thread looks great on Style 5s, and your Saloon looks wonderful in that red colour.
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    Beautiful! INCREDIBLE!

    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/this-bmw-e39-m5-touring-is-not-your-ordinary-forbidden-fruit-117155.html If anyone has not seen this please take a look. This is my perfect car. If you need some time to kill, just stare longingly at this for a while! Comment please! Anyone ever seen/ heard of/ touched/ licked one in the UK?
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    Beautiful! INCREDIBLE!

    Dennis, Thanks for such a detailed insight that's really interesting. Also thanks for dashing my dreams! Ha! I guess it would be worth it if you kept it forever as an heir loom Is Stretch on the forum. How is it coming as long?
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    Hi - Finally got a BMW worth talking about again

    No probs! Always hard to no who to trust when dealing with remaps. There's a lot of dross out there!
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