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NWJW last won the day on December 16

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  1. NWJW

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    By Sunday night I had drunk A LOT of Birra Moretti, and Thatchers, and Jack Daniels and anything alcoholic in general and I felt old, very old....
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    Missus cooked my 525i!

    To add, I had a Cavalier that wouldn't use a drop of coolant with the engine running but as soon as you turned it off it would deposit ALL of it's coolant over the floor, it turned out to be worn water pump bearings.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Mine went on a little jolly down to Minehead last weekend for a quiet weekend with the boys (read; piss up!), even with five of us and a bootful of luggage there was still room to spare and cruising was effortless (and may have been slightly illegal at times...) and the old beast didn't miss a beat, I was actually looking forward to driving home.
  4. This was the one that kicked it off for me after having a succession of rwd Fords, a 2000 535i Sport; After that I had the only car I really regret selling, the M5; After that I had a bit of a change and got myself an e46 330d Touring Sport in black, with a black leather interior and a manual gearbox, oh, and some 'go faster' bits, I had loads of people want to buy that car off me; I ended swapping it with a mate (who still has it) for this, a '96 540i; For some reason I never really got on with that car and sold it back to the above mentioned mate and at that point I thought I was done with BMWs/e39's and then this popped up on the 'bay for cheap, a 540i se in Oxford green and it wasn't all that far away, and I may have been slightly drunk....... Since then it's been converted to Sport spec and fitted with a set of style 37's;
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    Been dismissed at Work

    Aw bugger, I lost my Grandfather a while back who I loved to bits and absolutely idolised when I was growing up, I can only imagine how bad it must be losing someone closer than that. I don't what else to say really 'cause it's just a shit deal all round, my thoughts are with you man.
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    E39 jacking points question

    I did that in a Sierra XR4i, chucked the trolley jack under the front drivers side jacking point, started pumping away whilst talking to my mate, all the while my mate had this funny look on his face, he then asked me if I'd done the release valve up properly on the jack as the car was still on the floor, as it transpires I had, and the jack had gone through the rotten sill and was now very firmly wedged within said sill and had pushed the floor in the drivers side footwell up by about four inches for good measure, good times!
  7. NWJW

    this is exactly why i hate germans

    Looking at those pictures I would say that someone has been in there before, ze germans wouldn't have left the wiring in that state. Also, there's normally a polystyrene crash energy absorber thingy in the bumper support there, is it missing or have you taken it out to take the pictures?
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    E39 jacking points question

    I would have thought that all e39's (except for the odd garage queen M5 perhaps) are either starting to rot or have already had welding done, if the car ticks all the boxes otherwise I'd go for it. It's hard to tell from that picture but I would stick my neck out and say that if you ground that back, treated it with some rust killer and resealed it you'd probably get a couple of years out of it before it needed welding. That's the thing though, if it doesn't need welding now, it probably will need it at some point.
  9. Wow, just bloody wow!
  10. NWJW

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Hmmm, $6495, that's just over five grand sterling, for over 400bhp......... Anyone fancy lending me five thousand pounds.....?
  11. NWJW

    Standard features that you never use.

    See, now I'd have to get hold of a few Yen just to put in the holder!
  12. NWJW

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Just fitted the style 37's I bought a while back, I wasn't intending on fitting them yet as I wanted to refurb them first but a couple of the tyres on my style 32's are starting to crack on the sidewalls. And seeing as winter is now upon us there was little point in refurbishing them yet anyway. Obligatory pic;
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    Lovely looking Imola E46 330i Sport Saloon.

    I like that, Imola red is my favourite BMW colour. And having owned an e46 Touring I found that it had enough space but at the same time wasn't all that roomy, if that makes sense? A mate owns it now and having had an e39 himself we both agree that whilst the e46 is a nice car it's no e39!
  14. NWJW

    Coolant Level at Cold

    Hence why I deliberately keep my coolant level slightly low.
  15. NWJW

    What car is...

    I'm going for another Astra, albeit a GTC.