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NWJW last won the day on July 13

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    E39 540i, Mondeo ST TDCI

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  1. NWJW

    Centre Air Vent Photos

    Unable to take a photo at the mo but I can tell you that I've had four e39's and the centre vent looked like it wasn't quite sat right on all of them, it's as if the dash top warps slightly over the years around the vent.
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    Mercedes E63s

    I concur that work vans on the way home are the fastest vehicles on the road. One afternoon my mate rang me and said he was about ten minutes from the pub and bet me that he would be there before me, my journey to the pub would normally have taken about twenty minutes. I had parked up and was walking into the pub as he was driving into the car park..... ..... It's surprising what an empty Transit can do sometimes.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I finally got around to fitting the fan shroud earlier after many months of driving around without one. I also picked these up; The downside is that they're non- staggered (8.5J all round) and I don't think they're genuine, on the upside they were less than ten minutes away and cost me £100. Even though the tyre's flat I had to try one;
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    Style 66 and 37 Wheels - Same Offset?

    My 535i was a silver sport with gunmetal style 66's, I don't have a picture unfortunately but it looked awesome (IMO).
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Bloody hell! That could have been bad, like 540 on fire bad! Similarly but not quite so drastic I left the Mondeo parked up all day in direct sunlight a few weeks ago and came back to find a huge crack in the windscreen that was a small chip until the heat got to it.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Had to do a tip run in mine today as the Mondeo's broken, I wasn't amused by having a back seat and boot full of old crap.....
  7. Anyone who crushes an e39 M5 has no soul is a c*nt imo. Edited to better describe the type of person who scraps an e39 M5...
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    Painting chrome trim

    I did exactly this on my old 330d, the trim will just pop off but go steady with it to avoid kinking it, I took my time doing it by hand but there are nylon tools available specifically designed for this job, after that I scuffed the trims up with a scotch pad, then gave them a coat of etch primer, a coat of regular primer, a few coats of black and a couple of coats of laquer.
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    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    I just went; Bloody hell Dan, leave it alone! Oh, he was joking! Actually, a subtle drop and some slight firming up would probably be awesome..... .......Good to hear the airbag stuff is fixed too, you can properly enjoy it now.
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    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    Call me cynical but when a car needs an expensive fix just after buying it I always wonder if the previous owner knew exactly what the fault was hence why they sold it...... ......Anyway, at least you've got is sussed, I would've taken the bulb out...
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    535i / 540i Auto Box

    They're both fitted with the ZF 5HP24, whether there are any internal differences I'm not sure.
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    E39/B10 Rust Repair

    The bodyshop guy I use told me he prefers to take on quick jobs as there's far more profit in it, basically, if the repair only needs a skim of filler and a repaint he can knock it out in a day or so and get another job in where as if he's panel beating on the same car for days on end he doesn't get the same net gain, the work/time involved doesn't stack up basically...
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    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    The M57 responds very well to a remap I find, to the point that it seems daft to leave it standard, my above mentioned e46 330d had a K&N, egr delete, de-cat and stage 1 map. It was running approximately 240 bhp and 360 lb/ft of torque and still returned on average 42 mpg with no problems whatsover. The main reason for me getting rid of it was that the five speed manual it was fitted with just didn't suit the torque curve of the engine at all, these engines really suit an auto.
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    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    I had a couple of black XR4i's years ago, I vowed I would never again have a black car after they went, then I had a black Mondeo followed by a black 330d and my current e39 is so dark (Oxford green) that it may as well be black, that's how it goes I suppose....
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    Motorcyclist films himself at 189mph

    If you arse about in a car and get it wrong there's a lot of metal and probably airbags between you and what you hit, if you get it wrong on a bike there's nothing between you and what you get spread across...