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  1. d_a_n1979

    New hella’s

    No; it's a UK M5 that's been abroad and now back in the UK
  2. Your locality too @Yokozuna Bunch of pricks eh? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-45225045
  3. Selling this as I've ordered myself a Note 9 Fully unlocked to all networks; bought outright from CPW, so no outstanding finance etc Fully boxed with all unused accessories, will come with a few Spigen cases and wallet cases. No damage at all; always been under a tempered glass screen protector and will come with a few spare ones too £450 inc delivery
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    Winter tyres yes or no?

    I won't not have winters again; have a set of 18" alloys in the garage ready for some winter tyres for my 730D; don't want to ruin the 20" alloys I've just had refurbished etc Every BMW I've had now I've had winters for it; they're not just for snow and ice, but for the colder temps that we WILL get and for the wetter seasons too... They're so much better in the rain and cold than any premium summer tyre is Plus we trek up to Dunkeld every Feb for a weeks break at my folks property there; this Feb we had an average of 6" of snow every night and the average temp for the whole week was -1ºC! The winters I had on my previous 530i were a godsend!
  5. d_a_n1979

    Service warning lights reset

    My advice would be buy one of these; they're cheap and handy to have in: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oil-Service-Inspection-SI-Reset-Tool-Fits-BMW-MINI-ROVER/153126461972?hash=item23a70c6214:g:PncAAOSwSUdbZbg7 Otherwise: http://bimmertips.com/how-to-reset-e39-oil-service-inspection-light/
  6. d_a_n1979

    Auxiliary water pump not working.

    Holy thread revival Yes; leave it plugged in, that's how it's supposed to be
  7. Sod the listening malarky like @Yokozuna keeps posting in (big puffery vodka drinker that he is) What are you supping tonight? I'm currently working my way through a nice bottle of Ardbeg 'Kelpie' https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/37885/ardbeg-kelpie
  8. d_a_n1979

    2001 E39 M5 for sale - £8250

    IMO for a car like this; that has clearly been maintained very well indeed; the running costs will be similar to what you're paying now However; things are more expensive on these if they do come to fail (ie. water pumps, brakes etc); but again, on a well looked after example, these shouldn't be a worry Like you; I would have seriously been tempted by this before I bought my 7 series... The only niggle for me would have been going to back to a manual car rather than an auto; but that's personal preference, as like you said, an E39 M5 is a bucket list kind of car If you've got the £££ to afford this; I wouldn't hang around, I'd get it seen and bought as the prices are only going one way currently. So looked after, this car will be an investment IMO
  9. d_a_n1979

    Car insurance

    I insure it at the value that I either paid for it or the value that I feel it'll fetch at sale (within reason) Fully agree; going with the insurers value is only going to leave you out of pocket, IMO, more so if you're someone who takes care of their car and does all necessary work etc
  10. d_a_n1979

    Buying number plates on line

    Just contact them and see what they want and how they can receive it They've 77k plus feedback; so I'd say they're a genuine business
  11. d_a_n1979

    Buying number plates on line

    Front plate here with no border by the looks of it: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PREMIUM-Aluminium-Front-White-UK-Road-Legal-Car-Reg-Registration-Number-Plate/183216169720?hash=item2aa888e2f8:g:XnYAAOSwHdVa8fIL Rear here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PREMIUM-Aluminium-Rear-Yellow-UK-Road-Legal-Car-Reg-Registration-Number-Plate/173307924633?hash=item2859f51099:g:aUEAAOSwao1a8fN2 Looks like you'll need to provide ID; I'd say blanking parts off would look suspicious as well; so I'd tend to dissuade from doing that really
  12. d_a_n1979

    Buying number plates on line

    Bought mine via eBay; no details needed bar the correct registration number That's it
  13. d_a_n1979

    E34 520i

    Looks stunning and would be a great buy IMO https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1994-BMW-520i-SE-Auto-E34-6-Cylinder-Restored-Classic-Long-MOT-95k-Miles/123236047884?hash=item1cb170dc0c:g:l~MAAOSwsLBbGsMS Not sure re the turbines, needs to be on its own alloys IMO
  14. d_a_n1979

    Genuine BMW Style 65 Wheels, staggered

    You can only ask If it results in a sale etc
  15. Selling these on as I'm going to get either 17s or 18s to run as winter tyres for this winter The tyres are in excellent condition and with around 5/6mm evenly worn tread right across and no puncture repairs, sidewall damage or cracks etc. I lightly refurbed them in Rover gun-metallic grey, with new centre caps and valves, so they're literally plug n play They will fit all E39s bar the M5 due to the brake size etc £250 or near offer - cash on collection or buyer to arrange their own courier collection and I'm happy to wrap them in bin liners/bubble wrap for the collection etc
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    Cheap 530i, high miles

    This won't go for much more IMO: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-525i-se-auto-low-mileage-520-528-530-535/273398348950?hash=item3fa7cfbc96:g:~LIAAOSwIeFbTjwK Cheap and simple with simple fixes; if you want a pudding stick that is https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-525i-SE-Manual-2002-E39-5-series/253800192399?hash=item3b17ab998f:g:ZkkAAOSwEjlbO0tJ Looks very clean and it's worn its miles well: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-BMW-525I-AUTO-M-SPORT-E39-SALOON-LOVELY-CLEAN-CAR-3-KEYS-LONG-MOT-S-HISTORY/232887139111?hash=item363927bb27:g:24QAAOSw2ldbccDk Nice touring, worth keeping your eyes on IMO: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-X-BMW-530i-SE-TOURING-AUTO-FULLY-DOCUMENTED-EXTENSIVE-SERVICE-HISTORY/163190302910?hash=item25fee668be:g:VNwAAOSwfjdbVyH- Could be worth a £1k cash offer; might need bit of a tidy but looks ok: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-530i-Touring-Estate-Car/142903919288?hash=item2145bcc2b8:g:F0sAAOSwWo5bY04A Clean & simple 528i: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-528i-SE-Auto-E39/273398543591?hash=item3fa7d2b4e7:g:2FcAAOSw2kNbbK~X Overpriced 528i IMO but could be worth a look at: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-525-2-8i-528-i-SE-Grey-Petrol-Saloon-1998-Manual/172870441168?hash=item283fe198d0:g:PywAAOSweARZcbUp No idea how far you're willing to travel @Matt but some ideas there
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    Cheap 530i, high miles

    I'd be looking for a well looked after SE then IMO the Sport will always cost you that bit more; plenty of 525i and 530i E39s out there; look on Autotrader and Gumtree too All E39s were 6 pots; so you'll not struggle... However 'cheap' and E39 in the same sentence generally means one things; it's a shitbox to begin with, or it'll need a lot of work! Put a wanted ad on here and see if anyone has one for sale or knows of one locally
  18. d_a_n1979

    2001 E39 M5 for sale - £8250

    Hmmm... Eisenmann manifold back
  19. d_a_n1979

    My 1st BMW

    Welcome Sounds a cracking car... Pictures or it didn't happen
  20. d_a_n1979

    BMW INPA free download ?

    Carly for BMW works very well indeed... prices have just gone up though IIRC
  21. d_a_n1979

    Cheap 530i, high miles

    What’s your budget @Matt as there are plenty for sale currently?
  22. d_a_n1979

    Cheap 530i, high miles

    It'll be a 'leaveitaloneitsashitbox' rattle...
  23. d_a_n1979

    2001 E39 M5 for sale - £8250

    Yeah; eBay has it's uses for exposure; but it is full of cocknockers too unfortunately... That's why I think their classified ads are a good idea; the price is set and it just goes from there Have you covered your bases with Gumtree and PH too? Personally I think Autotrader is bloody expensive, but it does have good coverage as well? Yours is a niche car; so it gets a different kind of exposure IMO
  24. d_a_n1979

    2001 E39 M5 for sale - £8250

    Get it on eBay auction and I'm sure of us can 'chip in' with bids to keep it going in the right direction