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  1. d_a_n1979

    One of my bulbs has gone pink!

    Haha No; just found that they've been a great bulb in all the cars I've had that have had xenon headlights The Osram Nightbreaker bulbs are great; but at c£90, bloody expensive The Lunex ones are very well made for their cost and quartz glass too, so they're not like the cheap shitty eBay specials people use and wonder why they blow after a weeks use!
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    One of my bulbs has gone pink!

    Save your £££ and get the Lunex D2S bulbs via Amazon, c£25 and very good indeed. A solid white light, not blue/purple and at their price, get another set for spares. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lunex-Headlight-Xenon-Replacement-6000K/dp/B06XKVZ7C9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548505509&sr=8-1&keywords=lunex+d2s Having spend £hundreds on Osram D2S bulbs etc, the Lunex ones are just as good, if not better due to their price!
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    Poor MPG 540i

    That's diesel though; petrols rev higher
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    Poor MPG 540i

    Was it an OEM MAF or aftermarket? Might be worth getting the codes read, just in case. Re MAF / sesnsors, usually OEM BMW is recommended for engine sensors FYI Thinking the lambda sensors may need looking at/changing and making sure there is no extra air being sucked in either (although rough running would have reared it’s ugly head by now if it were this)
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    Champagne II on AT

    Yeah; but as he said, that was 3 years ago. Their values, all E39s, have changed and are slowly on the up, there's not many decent ones left! You cannot compare values on current cars to those 3 years ago; doesn't work or make sense
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    Champagne II on AT

    No; they have gone up in value as they're aren't many left £5k isn't unrealistic, it's all down to the buyer; that's why I said £5k max...
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    Champagne II on AT

    Nah; sellers dreaming £5k max, the alloys don't look right to me either, are they genuine or is it the way they've been painted. Fairly basic spec too A lot of people trying it on with these cars now; traders mainly asking stupid prices Nice car, but never a £7k car
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    535D E61 Turbo issues

    Welcome to the forums As already said; get those vac pipes sorted and see what codes crop up when cleared and re-scanned Also; stick this in the relevant E60 tech section further down the homepage, you'll get better coverage and answers then, this is just the noob section
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    What do you all get on full tank?

    An enjoyable day out...?!
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    Former Police F11 reviewed

    Not just me then
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    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

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    E39 dropping small blobs of emulsified oil

    It’s not a quick job unfortunately. The new CCV kit can be a bit fiddly to fit too, deffo worth takin no your time. Take pictures along the way, so you’ve a reference of how things fit/how they need to go back on etc
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    Former Police F11 reviewed

    Nope; but owned by Lancs Constab haha small world!
  14. d_a_n1979

    bulb upgrade recommendations wanted.

    ^^^ This As they're such simple headlights; it takes 2mins to swap out back to H7s etc However; both my E39s passed MOTs with them fitted and zero issues; the last one before the car moved onto it's now owner and then new MOT rules were in place All down to the MOT'er at that time IMO But, for peace of mind, swap them out (I always kept the H7 bulbs and their holders in the boot as spares, just in case a bulb blew etc)!
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    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    Gorgeous car and project; very jealous I agree that 17" Style 5s or similar would suit the car best. A suspension refresh and maybe a touch lower, but not too much. It's a waft-bus at the end of the day, not a B-Road hoonigan
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    Lets see your BMWs that you have owned

    Some lovely motors in here
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    My E30 M3, the story so far....

    This is an amazing build!
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    Hi, newbie post!

    Welcome to the forums At that mileage, your car is only just bedded in And yes, get the autobox serviced and fluids changed; around 100-120k miles is the advised mileage IIRC. As you said, stick a post in the relevant E39 tech section and you'll get all the info and answers you need there
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    Lovely E39 528i

    Looks a lovely car https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-528i-SE-AUTOMATIC-SALOON/233082259730?hash=item3644c90912:g:qFQAAOSwPVFcQ3ue
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    Lovely E39 528i

    If they’re original Style 5s, it’s worth them being left on
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    Car stalled. DDE (diesel preheat) light showing.

    That’s a picture of an M54 petrol engine IIRC and the part you mention is the ABS pump Arent the issues you’re having, are with a Diesel engine?
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    bulb upgrade recommendations wanted.

    Halos: Go for CREE LED bulbs, lots to choose from on eBay, but around c£35 is about the right mark, from previous experience, to get ones that work well, are bright enough to look more modern and don't flicker For example: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-BMW-E39-E60-E63-E87-E65-E53-CREE-LED-Angel-Eye-Halo-Light-DRL-90W-Canbus-Bulb/202327165834?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&hash=item2f1ba38b8a:g:e9IAAOSwKAJbTDIu:rk:10:pf:0 As for your headlights; you have OEM halogen headlights, you're never going to get better bulbs to make them look brighter, H7s just aren't that good unfortunately This topic has been covered before, a lot, so a search using the search function will find you all you need to know However; having done this in both previous E39s, I'll list what I and a few others of us have done. Xenon retrofit You need: x2 OEM xenon ballasts (contact them asking for the best price for 2, they'll probably give you free postage: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-E38-XENON-HEADLIGHT-BALLAST-CONTROL-UNIT-8387114-5DV007760-29-OEM/223272953117?hash=item33fc1ae51d:g:qusAAOSwrlRZ2mYi:rk:2:pf:0&LH_ItemCondition=4 x2 D2S bubs (Lunex D2S bulbs via eBay/Amazon are very good, half the price of the similar Osram bulbs, makes sense to buy 2 sets so you have spares etc): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lunex-Headlight-Xenon-Replacement-6000K/dp/B06XKVZ7C9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548250085&sr=8-1&keywords=lunex+d2s x2 D2S to H7 adapters (they MUST be these:) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hela-3-1-H7-zu-D2S-HID-Xenon-KIT-Nachrustsatz-Adapter-Fassung-BMW-5er-E39-C/381741941457?hash=item58e197c2d1:g:2MYAAOSw7GNaxLJH:rk:1:pf:0 It's all plug n play, you do need to make sure your headlight adjusters are working fine and haven't crumbled, as they tend to do, and also make sure the lenses are clean/polished etc You will find that your cluster may throw up a 'bulb out' warning, switch off headlights and back on again and it'll go. You can get this coded out via INPA; I personally never bothered as it doesn't cause issues
  23. Sounds a cracking project! Get a separate project thread up in the relevant projects section further down the home page and get a lot of pictures up... We all like to see a lot of pictures
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    20" Style 149 alloys & tyres

    Genuine BMW/BBS Style 149 alloys (staggered set) for sale Looking to sell these as I want to drop down to 19" alloys & tyres for personal preferences These Style 149s have been full refurbed by Tillings of Longton, Preston and fitted with brand new Nexen N'Fera SU1 tyres; they've covered less than 1k miles and are in the correct OEM sizes for an E65. Refurbished in Platinum Silver and in immaculate condition I will consider removing the tyres for anyone that's interested in the alloys on their own as they'll fit a number of other BMWs and I know the folks with E60s/E61s fit them etc Full staggered set; 20x9 fronts, 20x10 rears, offset of 24 and there's a spare front alloy also Alloys with tyres: £800 OVNO Alloys on their own: £600 OVNO Collection ONLY
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    20" Style 149 alloys & tyres

    I'm registered on there but never really post as it's a very quiet forum