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About eleanorsskipper

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  • Location
    Swindon, for now!
  • Interests
    Sailing, my boat, my car, Olympic standard lounging about. Imbibing (not with the car).
  • Occupation
    Maths teacher


  • Garage
    540 touring

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  1. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Very impressive. I’m quite envious. Got the beast booked in for 1/2 term to have the bodywork done. New angel eyes, new front bumper and rear tailgate! Cant wait!!!! Watch this space.
  2. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Well troops, i start a new job on Tuesday, and at 1/2 term the beast will be in the body shop for the application of the ‘magic bodywork wand’. facelift headlights to follow, (best source recommendations welcome), followed by tuning fork allows, before tarting up the interior. It’s grey leather at the mo though, so options may be limited. as always, any and all advice is most welcome and appreciated. Robert
  3. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Happy Christmas to all you beemer-heads out there! Enjoy, easy on the sauce, and have a good one!
  4. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Ggrrrr! i had to swap 130 of them for a replacement tailgate. Rust free but a small dent. Wrong colour, but that’ll change when it goes in to be worked on.
  5. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Loving the colour! My scheduled body shop visit will have to wait. The boat is taking priority at the mo. She needs some tlc & she’s only out for 2 weeks!
  6. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Blimey. The beast has done about 180k miles!! i guess I’m lucky really. Still, it’s just moved the job up the list of tasks to complete!
  7. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Hi Dan, are those boots 18” timing forks? Mine are 17” turbines, which I’d love to change. Little acorns though cos I’m retired now (albeit a bit early), so funds not too flush at the mo!
  8. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Great look dan. Hopefully mine will look that good too!
  9. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Hi all, Here are are a few ‘before’ piccies of the beast! She is booked into the body shop after 23rd for a week and I’ve got the new bumper & sourced a replacement tailgate. The rest, I am assured, is cosmetic. Next week she’ll get a new water pump and idler pulley, and a full service in due course. I’m planning on changing the gearbox oil in the v near future, and I’ll do the same to the diff while I’m at it. Robert
  10. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Blimey!!!! i dropped my Veterans badge into the dash heater ducting a while ago. Fortunately the blower still runs, so I don’t think I’ll be taking the dash apart anytime soon! Robert
  11. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I’ll put up some before photos soon. Robert
  12. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Hi all, not really posted on here much, but I thought you might like to know that the beast (my 540 touring sport) is being sorted by a highly recommended body shop. New front bumper and a refurbished tailgate to start, and a full body work-up so she looks the part again. got a rattle from the front of the engine and a wobbly idler wheel, so I’ll sort the parts for that & the water pump (known 540 problem) and the thermostat. I’ll upgrade the lights in due course, and replace the disc player & satnav too. ive been v impressed by Tye guy who put 7 series seats into his 5 series too. V nice indeed. Later I’ll lower her a little & put bigger wheels on her too. As they say.......watch this space!
  13. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Well guys, I'm retired now, so don't really have the finances to support the 540 touring I have. It's going up for sale! Green with grey interior. 169k with replacement guages 'cos the pixels went. As a result the yellow DSC light comes on over 10mph. New fuel pump. Good tyres. Current mot with 6 months left on it. Usual E39 tailgate issues & front bumper skirt split courtesy of a high curb in a car park. Engine is silky smooth & I reckon nearly all of the 289 horses are still in the paddock. Only selling cos I'm retired and no longer doing the miles. offers on £1500 Photos to follow.
  14. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I need a new tailgate! mines rusted at the bottom, where they always go! anyone know where I can get a nice one cheap?
  15. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I lived in Berlin for 2 years. 75-77. Had a great time. Loved every minute. enjoy!