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  1. Pfft; a few hours both ways
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    Houston we have a (CCV) problem

    Ah you see I did that and it does make it easier; good to replace the gaskets too whilst all the other lots being replaced Took an extra 10mins too; so could be worth thinking about doing I think I've still got a set of new IM gaskets here; if I can find them you can have them for price of postage
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    How easy to change control arms?

    IMO Lemforder ain't all that; know folk that have had failures with them as folk have had with Meyle etc None of these parts are as well made as they used to be and probably all Chinese made IMO I've had zero issues with Meyle and Moog and would highly recommend them too It's always horses for courses with stuff like this I try and source y parts via C3BMW and BMWmotormec on eBay or my local General Traffic (Moog)
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    Houston we have a (CCV) problem

    Yup the ccv kit for my previous 530i was a fecker to fit, but it fit A bit of wd40 and precision brute force is needed too... Just take your time refitting
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    How easy to change control arms?

    Zero issues with this kit: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Extractor-Universal-Balljoint-Separator-Puller/dp/B01N6NU329/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1536051561&sr=8-10&keywords=ball+joint+splitter I've got a Draper prong ball joint separates too for when I just want to get silly with the lump hammer Meyle for arms for me too; from BMWmotormec or C3BMW; part numbers off RealOEM and then search eBay for BMW - part number and usually BMWmotormec crop up on the first page
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    How easy to change control arms?

    I've done them A good trolley jack, axle stands, your cars scissor jack and more or less basic tools are needed WD40 or Wurth's Rost Off Ice are highly recommended to get the bolts going etc Just take your time; quite a few other bits need to be removed/loosened off too Plenty of DIY how to's on Youtube
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    Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?

    Pal; friend; buddy... If you feel that the oil you've researched is the right one for your car; go for it Unfortunately; the coldest we get really in this country is when we're digging deep for that lost ice-pop at the bottom of the freezer... So cold climate driving and specific oil viscosities are not really our forte! Others have suggested 0W or 5W30; so why don't you take their more knowledgable advice and go for that I do feel that bimmerforurms.com could be better suited to you and questions like this; it's got a lot of folk from the States on there; but also drivers from North America/Canada and other cold climates in the world that have more relevant advice
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    Big Brake Upgrade

    That'll be for compatible cars though; you'll need to have carriers machined to fit the E39; which is part of what the ECS kit offers That kit you've posted will not fit the E39 without fabrication etc; that's where prices can start to get silly
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    Big Brake Upgrade

    The PBMW kit is bolt on; just the bottom of the brake disc rear plate needs trimming back IIRC It comes with carriers and everything you need; as do the K-sport and other similar BBK kits But still stand by; for normal road driving; they're more looks over function and a lot of £££ can be saved by sticking with OEM, but going for more aggressive discs (grooved, C hook etc) and a more aggressive compound pad (EBC Yellowstuff, Ferodo DD2500, ATE ceramic, Zimmerman etc)
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    Big Brake Upgrade

    This @NuckingFuts https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assembled-by-ecs-parts/ecs-6-piston-front-big-brake-kit-338x26/000249ecs01kt/
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    Big Brake Upgrade

    135i IIRC There was a lad selling the necessary kit on eBay (135i front calipers & carriers; necessary discs and pads etc) for around £1400 Can't find it now; but I only skimmed through rather than doing a few searches It's the same kit ECS in the States sells IIRC
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    Big Brake Upgrade

    Absolutely this IMO I know my previous 530i wasn't an M5; but I'd considered a BBK for 'better' braking and looks and it just doesn't add up Decent discs with pads such as Ferodo DS2500s would be more than enough for a road going car; partnered with HEL lines all round and decent 5.1 fluid, it'll stop very well indeed every time
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    E39 sport touring 530i

    Nah; at that price the cars a steal IMO; no matter what box it has Its either in need of more bodywork that can be seen; or it's simply just not sought after currently
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    5 series wheels

    Ah right; well they're not for your car And get yer grass cut
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    5 series wheels

    Completely thee wrong wheels pal You want alloys with an offset much lower and why 17s? They'd be so lost on an E60 IMO You could use Style 66s of an E39; you'd need spigot rings to reduce their centre bore though; which isn't difficult
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    5 series wheels

    They’re off an E46 and will be completely the wrong offset... You’d need stupidly thick spacers Which 5 series too; that’s be handy to know?
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    E39 sport touring 530i

    Did think that myself; but you can see the trims pushed in on the first pic
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    Rear tyres

    Re rear tyre wear; it seems that the 3 series are fairly well known for this My pals had a fair few M3s in and they all chew their rear tyres; even ones that have been properly fast-road set up and corner weighted etc... Just seems that there's bit of a weakness there for this I know my E38 7 used to eat the rear tyres on the inner sides; but then again it was lowered on coilovers and the camber was fairly aggressive... Might be something you just need to accept pal
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    Rear tyres

    FFS Dennis; copy all that off Google did we!?
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    E39 sport touring 530i

    That big dent won't be helping its sale; it's not exactly an 'age related mark'...! It's been up a while now and at £2k; it's a lot of car for the £££. So why hasn't it sold?
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    Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?

    LL04 is BMW specifications for their oil requirements Would have thought that you'd want something like a 0W30 like others have said for very cold areas; better for starting a cold engine in a cold climate Think you need to do some research on Google as well pal instead of asking on here and coming across impatient
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    16" Turbine wheels on a 530d Sport?

    ^^^ This, exactly!
  23. Still available. Boxed/ready to post
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    16" Turbine wheels on a 530d Sport?

    Exactly why I have winter alloys & tyres on my cars We jaunt up to Dunkeld every Feb and it's always very snow or icy, or both there. Sa better confidence on the road and better traction too Left my Dad in his X3 3.0 X-Drive (normal tyres) stranded on one of the Cairngorm car parks and I just meandered on passed and up to the top car park
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