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  1. Lemforder supply 2 versions. One for pre 01 and another for 01 onwards. I may have the dates a bit off but can't check at the mo. Does anyone know the difference other than about 35 quid difference per unit? I can't find any technical specs but can try lemforder in the morning.
  2. lemforder rear upper control arms

    excellent thanks... how did you come across that information?
  3. New brake pipes fitted

    So having had my second e39 baseline inspected shortly after it was bought earlier this year the pipes were flagged as a need to do now issue. Had them done and for posterity kept the old ones. Having examined them I have to confess that I was shocked at their condition. The sections around the rear diff area were especially bad and in some points the corrosion had substantially thinned the wall of the pipe. The runs went straight from the rear and followed the correct path into the joint rear of the osf wheel. Rear axle was dropped for access so not something that I would feel brave enough to do at home. Feel better now it's been done and no risk of catastrophic brake failure. Russ at Dm worx in stoke mandeville did mine and he takes a lot of pride in his pipes as can be seen in his nut and bolt rebuilt e36 m3 evo coupe. I'm quite fussy but having seen how he painstakingly formed the pipe (not pure copper) even I was impressed If your pipes have been advised during an mot might be worth getting them looked at very closely whilst the car is on a ramp! Unfortunately I forgot to take pics of the new ones in situ
  4. e39 winter wheel / tyre combo

    Looking for a set of 16" style 48, 18, 32 or 33's (7x16 et 20) ideally with premium branded winter tyres in a 225/55/16 size with a date of manufacture of 2014 or later happy to consider wheels or tyres standalone!
  5. a friend may be passed on a 1 owner from new 523i saloon with fsh and about 70k miles.... what would be the likely range valuation wise that he needs to think about? would about 500-1500 be about right?
  6. e39 winter wheel / tyre combo

    Looking for something a bit more plug and play but thanks for the thought!
  7. E39 facelift headlight adjuster

    I had the same issue with aalignment so used another vehicle as a proxy. All you need is a wall or similar and measuring tape. Use the reference car to establish the height of the beam at a given distance between the lens and surface. Crude but should help get them beam roughly right. To get even more precision get the same amount of fule and load in them!
  8. Alpina touring on A47

    pop over when you can... slow but friendly and knowledgeable
  9. E39 facelift headlight adjuster

    nice job on the lens... i did a set of adjusters and went in through the back. what a pita. may need to do another one. requires lots of patience and theres a great youtube vid by an american chap.
  10. Serpentine Tensioner pulley bolt stripped

    Get a friendly welder to weld a nut on Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  11. That rust thing...

    So what do you guys do... usual areas of bubbling inc rear section sill, tailgate, arches I dont want to get serious paint done but rather prefer to deal locally with the issue to prevent it spreading... is there such a thing? would be keen to hear from anyone that has successfully halted the spread of the stuff before it claims those timeless lines!
  12. That rust thing...

    i could get the prep done but then id still need bodyshop to put the paint on so as it wont likely be a touch up pen job
  13. Alas that time of year again and im wondering what to go for this time.... its currently wearing glorious style 66's with dunlop sportmaxx (were already on) but ill need something a bit more snow friendly.... the alpina has some aging pilot alpins on 16" style 44s which look crap but they were cheap and alpina are quite specific on tyre choice my previous e39 had nokians on style 81s which i think looked ok but it was a 17" rim so not ideal... not sure i can stomach turbines so i guess its 48s or 18s? as the 66's have different offsets front and rear do i need to use spacers?
  14. Alpina touring on A47

    you on the alpina forum robin?
  15. New E61 530i M Sport owner

    looks good... you keeping those external blind things on the windows?
  16. What winter wheel/tyre combo

    anyone used nokians, vreds or michelins to make a meaningful comparison? i could default to pilot alpins but never tried any side by side to know whats actually better
  17. Alas that time of year again and im wondering what to go for this time.... its currently wearing glorious style 66's with dunlop sportmaxx (were already on) but ill need something a bit more snow friendly.... the alpina has some aging pilot alpins on 16" style 44s which look crap but they were cheap and alpina are quite specific on tyre choice my previous e39 had nokians on style 44s which i think looked ok... not sure i can stomach turbines so i guess its 44s again or 18s? as the 66's have different offsets front and rear do i need to use spacers? i didnt previously but not sure if that was or wasnt the right thing to do. the car looked crap anyway so i guess i didnt mind much
  18. E39 525 M Sport - Was There Such a Thing?

    Im on my second 525 sport touring. I paid a lot lot less for mine with 75k miles 3 owners and bmw and specialist history and decent dunlops Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  19. E39 Prices What Should You Be Paying Realistcally

    That looks great Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  20. Hello from Bucks!

    Stalwart BMW fan here and have recently bought yet another e39 after crossing to the dark side.... ive had a string of m54 blockers including a 330i sport touring and 2 e39 525s sport tourings. the other member of the fleet is an Alpina B3s which was an accidental purchase after not finding the right 330ci and not having teh budget for an e46 m3 non-smudger.
  21. Hello from Bucks!

    here goes... duc gets 2 because its sooo good
  22. So id normally default to OE but after reading some stuff here it looks like vemo branded vierol might be a decent bet. the genuine bmw one is 99 delivered and the vemo one about 45. however, the vemo ones i have seen including those at ecp dont have a grey hall sensor and im wondering if they should or should i just get the bmw for the sake of 50 quid but peace of mind
  23. Ok well that was interesting. i recently ordered some lemforder arms from autodoc - glad i didnt get them from ecp despite having an account with them and ordering various consumables over the year... i now wonder whether my pagid brake cleaning fluid was the real mccoy!
  24. E39 lemforder upper rear front arms

    do you still have the nuts they came with?
  25. TCS High Wycombe - Great service...

    heard good things.. my local is phil of cpc fame but i take my cars to dm worx in stoke mandeville but will try tcs at some point too
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