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About zaphod

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    Engineer

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    2001 530i Sport (manual) 1998 M5 (awesome)

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  1. zaphod

    E39 CD53 business head unit

    If you'd like to pm me payment details we could remove this to a new, happy home (In my 530i I hope!)
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    Bits n Bobs I need

    Hi again folks, noted some more bits I could be doing with, so in no particular order here they are. Pre facelift lighting unit cap(s) - one of mine is broken.. Ash tray (console) a replacement canister of the tyre sealant that goes in the M5 compressor.. my son used the compressor to pump up his punto tyres.. Dont ask.... Any unbroken cup holders out there?...lol
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    E39 CD53 business head unit

    Is this still available?
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    Brakes - Disks & Pads

    Hi folks, it seems that Boris, my E39 M5, requires new disks and pads - any thoughts on what I should be looking to get? I'd prefer not to spend the earth, but want the Beastie to stop when I want him too..lol So what should I be looking at, and from where please?
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    E39 Drivers Door Window Operator

    Great stuff Tims - I've just sent the money to you, see pm for address. Many thanks - really appreciate the swift conclusion.. just got to work out how to fit the f@@**r now..lol
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    E39 Drivers Door Window Operator

    That's great! If you pm me your bank details I'll get that to you this morning ☺️
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    E39 Drivers Door Window Operator

    The motor and frame, if my memory serves me correctly. The bits that make the window go up and down ☺️
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    E39 Drivers Door Window Operator

    Hi folks, I was wondering if anyone had a drivers door window operator for my '98 M5? The bit that moves the window up and down.. I'm finally going to be able to hear what my beastie sounds like, I hope..
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    E39 Prices What Should You Be Paying Realistcally

    Many apologies for the double post, my phone had a schizo moment [emoji5] Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    E39 Prices What Should You Be Paying Realistcally

    Best idea is to have the car checked over for problems prior to buying.. tbh I had Mavis, my 530 checked prior to travelling to buy.. The report read "you lucky lucky barsteward! This ones a cracker!". How could I argue.. 93k on a 530i sport still on the original clutch! The clutch, and tyres have been changed.. Mavis now wears Dunlop's - rt2 sportmax and they are brilliant, wet or dry.. even in torrential rain I'm happy to say. I suspect I'll be replacing Boris's (M5) rubber next year.. any thoughts on good replacements for the current ps2s.. they aren't great in the wet I've found. I also suspect the Dunlop's offer more grip always.. anyone tried PS3 or 4s? PM me thoughts please [emoji869] Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    E39 Prices What Should You Be Paying Realistcally

    Best idea is to have the car checked over for problems prior to buying.. tbh I had Mavis, my 530 checked prior to travelling to buy.. The report read "you lucky lucky barsteward! This ones a cracker!". How could I argue.. 93k on a 530i sport still on the original clutch! The clutch, and tyres have been changed.. Mavis now wears Dunlop's - rt2 sportmax and they are brilliant, wet or dry.. even in torrential rain I'm happy to say. I suspect I'll be replacing Boris's (M5) rubber next year.. any thoughts on good replacements for the current ps2s.. they aren't great in the wet I've found. I also suspect the Dunlop's offer more grip always.. anyone tried PS3 or 4s? PM me thoughts please [emoji869] Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    E39 Prices What Should You Be Paying Realistcally

    Looks fantastic! My 530 is poverty spec, so tape and radio in the cabin. Also, weirdly, the buyer specd cloth seats.. they beat the hell out of all the leather ones I've sat in.. still comfort sport seats. So I've got silver stripes in grey cloth with alcantara sides and bolsters.. door cards the same.. It also has a 5 speed gearstick.. all 530i sport auto drivers who've never driven one should try to get a drive in one.. 3rd gear is great fun [emoji16] I mentioned 530 sport drivers as I think the SE suspension suits the autobox more.. I've thoughrouly enjoyed all of my autos, until the autobox failed. My 1st 530i sport was an auto.. lasted 1600 miles.. Manual is much more fun overall though, sport mode is always on..lol [emoji16] Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
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    E39 Prices What Should You Be Paying Realistcally

    I had lots of crap, and goodish cars before I got my 1st good E39. I've had SEs, they are pretty much the comfiest way to waft you and yours as many miles as you want. I had a 535i that had a factory AC Schnitzer body kit, exhaust and suspension.. it had a parking type dent in ds rear door. Cost me £1200, including traveling to Newcastle to collect.. I now have a 530i sport(with se springs - what a wonderful difference. 2001 93k when bought 119k now. I also have an M5, 1998 with almost everything specd, a few niggles to be resolved whilst in bed over winter.. 2 cars that look similar, but are really different to drive.. both quiet though, as well as light and airy..lol [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    E39 Prices What Should You Be Paying Realistcally

    Welcome to ownership of an e39 bmw norightsock. What do you think of the car? Surely that's what you should be basing your resale price on? 50k is no stretch for most, but there are bigger engines available in the series. Almost all are wonderful to drive though [emoji16] Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
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    E39 Prices What Should You Be Paying Realistcally

    I've recently travelled 1600 miles in the m5.. If I decided to drive the world I think I'd take Mavis, my 530. Both of my cars are manual, so 3rd gear rocks [emoji16] I've owned 5ers before, but all of the autoboxes failed.. Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
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