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    Standard features that you never use.

    See, now I'd have to get hold of a few Yen just to put in the holder!
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    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!
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    Coolant Level at Cold

    Hence why I deliberately keep my coolant level slightly low.
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    What car is...

    I'm going for another Astra, albeit a GTC.
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    Should i convert to manual

    Let me know when you've taken it off mate, I'd be very interested in that.
  7. OP, that sounds identical to my old 330d, there's nothing wrong with that, my Mondeo makes similar whiny whoosy noises too. I'm more concerned about what that thing is on your steering wheel...?
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    Exhaust pipes single or double wall

    I'm pretty sure only the manifolds/downpipes are double skinned, the rest of the system I think is single skin. Either way, it shouldn't be difficult for someone handy with a welder to sort that out, or you've now got a great excuse to have a nice stainless system fitted.....
  9. I've said it before and will do again; Green ones are the best! I'll bet you're well happy with it Woody?
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    Filming for grand tour today

    Very nice, but there are more hatchbacks in that picture than saloons (and what looks like my car in the middle!).......?
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    For those in the know - E39 M57 engine into an E34

    I was following a thread where someone put one into a mk2 Granada, I'll see if I can find it...... ....... http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/172928/bens-mk2-granada-bmw-conversion
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    For those in the know - E39 M57 engine into an E34

    I can't offer any advise on the conversion (sorry!) but I would probably look into fitting a 6 speed if you're going down the manual route, I had a manual 5 speed 330d and always thought it would have been much nicer with another gear.
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    F30 330d M Sport...

    In the real world a 320d would probably be just as quick....
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    F30 330d M Sport...

    Exactly this, I'm actually quite a fan of a powerful diesel having had a few myself but the power delivery and driving experience just doesn't compare to a big petrol imo, an f30 330d would probably leave my 540i for dust but get the 540i up to about 3000rpm in third gear and give it a bootful and it's an experience I don't think many diesels could match for driving pleasure.
  15. I tried a few classic insurers for my 540 (I can't remember who though, sorry!), one of them said it wasn't old enough and the other quotes I had were higher than the Go Compare type websites so I ended up with a normal policy, luckily I've got two lots of full no claims.
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    German Engineering

    Not long ago me and a mate were talking about how well my Mondeo handles despite the very simple suspension set up, it's nearly as heavy as the e39 yet holds the road just as well and feels a lots more 'pointy' and precise, to be fair it doesn't have the ride quality of the e39 but also has much lower profile tyres.
  17. I'll be honest, I couldn't say, the mate mentioned above looked into it when he had his compact and decided that it was more effort than it was worth, even more so when you can buy a coupe for the same sort of money as a compact.
  18. You can but you have to change everything; Wings, bonnet, bumper, lights, slam panel, arch liners and underguards. All bolt on stuff but a lot of it! I quite like the compact though to be honest, my mate had one in hellrot red, it was only a 316 but was a really fun car to chuck down a B road.
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    Misplaced your BMW?

    £2750 ain't bad for an old 323i though!
  20. I've saved that advert and might just copy and paste the description when the time comes to sell my 540....
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    If I had the £££

    Nope, not at all, supercars do absolutely nothing at all for me, my missus boss hasn't long bought a Mclaren 570s and when he offered me a run out in it I asked if we could go in his 'runabout' M2 instead. Give me an old Ford or very fast saloon of some description instead. Oh, and when I was eight I wanted a Transit van, I've realised that dream....
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    That looks bloody superb!
  23. I had this at my previous job; Office ringing and ringing, me refusing to pick up because I'm driving, someone in the office leaving an arsey answerphone message because I'm not answering, me losing my rag and going back to the office for a full blown argument, then a memo going round the week after saying that using a phone whilst driving a company vehicle is prohibited....
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    E39 530D Breaking or Sale

    If it does get broken I'll have the headlining, pillar trims, interior lights and sun visors etc. If I had the space I'd probably have the whole car but I'm full up at the moment.
  25. Any fault codes?