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  1. That's a gorgeous M5! Welcome
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    Replacing headlight adjusters

    I had zero issues; the reflectors in the headlights are slightly different, but not enough to worry about I had mine sorted at the local MOT station to get them pointing in the right directions as they're not set properly out of the box; new xenon bulbs in and the light pattern and scatter was perfect with a solid cut off line, as it should be What did come with the new headlight was all new OEM bulbs and holders! I thought it was just going to be a naked headlight etc
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    Replacing headlight adjusters

    Are your headlight pre facelift or facelift? My E39 was a 2002, so they were facelift/projector headlights as standard
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    Replacing headlight adjusters

    There's always someone that will buy them to fix and use themselves, or to sell on for a profit! Don't discount that; eBay is full of those folk I retrofitted the ballasts, but had them just behind the headlight, velcro'd to the chassis. I couldn't find the brackets to fit them to the headlight, but if you've already got those, they'll fit with no mods. You just need D2S to H7 adapters to fit the xenon bulb https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hela-3-1-H7-zu-D2S-HID-Xenon-KIT-Nachrustsatz-Adapter-Fassung-BMW-5er-E39-B/382253047607?hash=item59000e9f37:g:2MYAAOSw7GNaxLJH:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true Everything else is plug n play
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    Wheel spacers size

    You can go as wide/daft as you want; it's all about rubbing and whether your arches will need rolling For a safe bet; I'd go 15mm all round; or you could go 15/20mm on rears, 12/15mm on fronts I'd highly recommend Bimecc or Precision hubcentric spacers, both can be found on eBay and I'd also recommend an 82mm stud conversion kit, rather than using longer bolts. However, it's a personal choice. For me, studs are a safer option, more so when running spacers and secondly, they make taking alloys off/putting them back on a doddle Stud conversion: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Black-Conversion-Wheel-Studs-82mm-Kit-with-Nuts/302779051547?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW&hash=item467f09ae1b:g:aAAAAOSwFqJWnNWU:rk:1:pf:0 15mm spacers: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Bimecc-Black-Hubcentric-15mm-wheel-spacer-kit-Bolts-5x120-PCD-72-6-C-B/372342923580?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW&hash=item56b15e213c:g:ZJMAAOSwCJxaCxHk:rk:1:pf:0 If you speak to 'mtecshop'; they'll do you a deal with spacers and the stud conversion kit or longer bolts, however you want to go
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    Replacing headlight adjusters

    This is why I bought new ones for my previous 530i; they were c£220 on eBay and still are IIRC Plug n play (they were the halogen versions that I retrofitted the xenon bits to); fully working, no broken adjusters and obviously new lenses, so made the car look immaculate upfront! Unless you REALLY want to dismantle the headlights and have the patience/skills to do it, buying them new makes hell of a lot more sense
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    My M6 Gran Coupe Thread

    That is gorgeous!
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    Who makes bmw oil filters

    As above, you’ll not go wrong with Mann
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    E39 530i - low miles and very clean

    That's good to hear Get yourself a project going in the relevant section and show the car off to all it's gloriousness
  10. Will take some today and stick em up 1st impressions is that they're very well made and very sturdy. They're not a proper bag in that sense, just a cover as they're open on both sides
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    Winter and summer rims

    ET - offset is 20
  12. Those wheel bags landed with me yesterday; very well made and will fit my 20” Style 149s easy enough. So will get them cleaned and dried off over the weekend and then stored away
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    Winter and summer rims

    Style 33’s (AKA Turbines) Can be picked up for peanuts and they fit perfectly over all the brakes on any E39 (bar the M5, they need Style 66s at a minimum IIRC)
  14. Will put this in here as it'll get a better, overall general coverage IMO What wintery tyres have folk run on here and how did you rate them? I'm soon to be looking to buy x4 for my Style 93 alloys for my land-barge; unfortunately the Alpin A4s are no longer; they've been replaced with a PA4 IIRC but at c£150 a corner, a bit over what I want to pay, more so for the mileage I do One budget winter tyre that's caught my attention and gets good reviews on other car forums and tyrereviews.co.uk is the Petlas Snowmaster However; I do like the look of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D tyres and some of the others like the Vredesteins, Kumho and Nankang ones too Any suggestions of tyres?
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    Winter tyres - it's that time of year!

    Winter tyres fitted (Yokohama Advan V905 ‘BlueEarth’ in 245/50/18 flavour) Prices of these have shot up on Camskill now; glad I bought them when I did! Pics: What a difference 18” alloys and tyres makes to the ride too! If it’s as comfy as it has been today all throughout winter; I may seriously consider getting another set of 18” alloys (OEM and have them refurbed) or new from BMAutosport, or similar and sell the 20” Style 149s...
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    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    Winter tyres fitted (Yokohama Advan V905 ‘BlueEarth’ in 245/50/18 flavour) Prices of these have shot up on Camskill now; glad I bought them when I did! Pics:
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    530i Pre-Cat 02 Sensor Replacement

    Haha sod off Id just popped on to see who’s arguing about what and saw your post... If they’re quoting £45, get them to do it, much easier and they’ll have all necessary tools
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    530i Pre-Cat 02 Sensor Replacement

    £45? I’d say so, leave em to it for that price! Most garages are £70 upwards per hour labour... Unless you meant £450? Why are you changing them too; are you having running/fuelling/economy issues? Unless they’re causing problems and throwing a code, they’re no it something I’d change personally, unless absolutely necessary
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    Not receiving Forum email notifications

    Yup; still no joy here for notifications, but I’m on often enough that it doesn’t really matter But wanted to keep you up to speed about this issue
  20. Just ordered a set of those wheel bags myself; great idea! Hopefully they'll fit the huge 20" alloys off of my land-barge. Their measurements say they will; so will report back I always store my summer wheels flat on the ground, stacked, but with very thick cardboard between the floor and first wheel and then each wheel and then usually draped an old heavyweight curtain over them, so stop them from getting dirty/damaged etc! Haven't the room in the garage to stack them side by side, but also having the weight off the tyre makes sense to me also
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Think it's best to splice into the wiring and use the facelift plugs etc If you're not confident re this, I'm sure you could find a local auto-sparky that'll do it for beer £££
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    2002 Sport Touring wet rear carpets

    It kind of sits on the sill plate and then runs into the car Don't know fully how; but that's how I saw it after I'd run the hose pipe on it for a good while I'd suggest you get them sorted ASAP; to do it properly takes around 30mins to an hour each door, but worth it There are a lot of topics covering this, quite a few this year and in the last 6 months, so it's worth doing a search I've linked to the sealant I used and would highly recommend; but it's all about the prep and cleaning the old sealant off that makes the most difference
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    New brake pads and discs

    Yup; Sports got the bigger discs
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    Top Gear to get worse.

    That's how a lot of folk felt; me being one of them. I'm fortunate enough to have Amazon Prime, so I can keep up with them on TGT... What happened to TG after they departed was shit; it turned into a badly-tried-effort of replacing them with a well known actor and unknown others; it didn't work and wouldn't work However; when TG is back on with Flintoff, McGuiness and Harris, I'll give it a go again as I like all 3, just hope the other 2 can actually drive and come across like they know what they're talking about
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    M Sport Suspension refresh needed

    Any ideas what your budget is going to be? Coilovers don't mean you have to go low; they just give you that option. Most can be set at, or just under, OEM ride height, so don't discount them until you've researched more into them. Look at the usual suspects (BC, D2, KW, ST, Eibach/Bilstein etc) They can get silly expensive quickly; but with the likes of BCs etc; they're a very well tried & tested product that has a lot of applications and a large user network; they've been around a good while now and do very well indeed. More so with the likes of the above, you can set the ride height and damping rate to how you want and make the car a hard or soft a drive as you want If you do just got for OEM spec replacements, OEM BMW, I fear, could be bloody expensive, so look into the Bilstein shocks maybe and maybe Eibach springs; these won't give a much lower ride at all, but will improve handling
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