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eleanorsskipper last won the day on March 19

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About eleanorsskipper

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    Now Poole. Finally!!
  • Interests
    Sailing, my boat, my car, Olympic standard lounging about. Imbibing (not with the car).
  • Occupation
    Maths teacher


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    540i Sport touring

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  1. Just bought a 540i - Awesome!!

    Had a quote from Wessex Tuning for £249 that will put it up to 315. That's more like it! The beast has only done 180k, so most of the horses are still in the paddock. Still minded to do the g/box first though. I don't want that failing on me! Ive discovered that the w/washer pipes are perished now too. To be expected I guess. She's 20 this year.
  2. Just bought a 540i - Awesome!!

    With a little research, it’s possible to change 289bhp into 310 bhp. An uplift of some 8 to 9%. That’s not too bad. Nothing like the output of a standard M5 at approx 400bhp, and tbh, not as much as I would have hoped. Cost £250 or thereabouts. Still, it’s worth remembering. Gearbox service for mine first though.
  3. Just bought a 540i - Awesome!!

    Had mine since Dec’15. Love the beast to bits! Its needed some expensive tlc, but I think it’s worth it. Effortless acceleration and has p***ed off quite a few ‘boy racers’ too. Much to their disgust! Haha. Mind you, at 14.4 mpg, I don’t do that too often. Maybe when I get the gearbox oil changed it’ll improve. That, and I’m tempted to get it re-mapped. Maybe that’ll help too.
  4. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Don’t give in! You’ll miss it, guaranteed!! Minecost a fair packet to sort, but I’d not swap the Beast for a Ford.
  5. Just bought a 540i - Awesome!!

    I’m not letting mine go! I'm in love with the Beast!
  6. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I have to do my wiper arms too! I really want to get a good finish on them though, so they might have to be completely disassembled. car not thoroughly cleaned yet cos I need new fog lamps to fit the new (M5) bumper. Photis will follow though.
  7. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Damn! The garage are running a day behind courtesy in an Austin 7! cant fault the owner for being picky though!! i know how he feels!
  8. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Mine was predominantly about rebuilding the jacking points. That, and the rusted/seized screws holding things together! Also the sills needed a serious sorting out!!
  9. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Good for you! Love these E39’s!
  10. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I know just how you feel. I was worried I’d need to rob a bank to sort mine, but the gods (and the guys in the garage) were in a good mood, so it only took 2 weeks & £1200! The beast gets her new tailgate & bumper tomorrow, and the fitting will take most of the day so it’ll cost me £250. All in all I think I got away quite lightly really. good luck to you though.
  11. BMW E39 Breaking Parts Left.

    I have a tailgate, rust free but a small dent from Yodel cos delivered in the dark!!! see photos. Looking for sensible offers though. located in Poole.
  12. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Superb advice! The beast gets her new tailgate & front bumper on Wed am, so after that it’ll be a thorough clean all round. looking forward to getting my teeth into it too (providing the weather gods are in agreement!)
  13. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Btw I know this may be in the wrong place, but I have a stripped down tailgate for an E39. V slight dent from where yodel delivered it late one evening, but rust free. Contact me here if you’re interested. robert
  14. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I found mine were corroded when Tye beast went in for its MOT too! when they took the panels off todo the job, they discovered corroded jacking points and seized/corroded panel screws too. £450 later + £650 for all the welding/respray work, I’ve got the MOT & a newly resprayed front bumper & tailgate. hope you get off lighter!
  15. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    TBH. I’m very pleased with the end result! ill put some piccies up when the bumper & tailgate are on. Ive got a machine polisher I use on the boat which will get some use on the beast now. Any recommendations as to prep/polish I should use to get a high shine?