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    E39 530d & M5, E38 750il

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  1. LukeH

    e39 Auto no reverse gear

    I had the same symptoms on a 528i on 110k, turns out the box was low on fluid due to a very small leak over time. Fresh fluid & filter and fix the leak and it went on to the grand old mileage of 268k, and has now been exported to Poland! Worth getting it checked out properly so you can make an informed decision.
  2. LukeH

    Typical (?) E39 diesel post purchase repairs.

    I wish mine was rust free!
  3. LukeH

    OEM Xenon Ballast - D2S Connector

    I've spliced the H.T side before now, should be fine with a bit of heat shrink and then some insulation tape. My repair has been fine for years.
  4. LukeH

    E39 upper boot lining .

    Or two large subs for the M audio option i think it's called? You can see the two round cut outs stamped in the sheet metal.
  5. LukeH

    Uprated ARBs - anyone done theirs?

    Mine have been on the car since 2007 and given 100k of trouble free miles on the original moints!
  6. Aftermarket ones can be excellent, I grafted a main beam set into those old lights you sold me a while back Paddy, they're fantastic. Im not sure how good the aftermarket ones would be at giving an actual beam pattern for low beam though.
  7. LukeH

    Uprated ARBs - anyone done theirs?

    I've got Eibach's on mine, and am very happy with them, but they were on the car when I got it so I can't compare to how it was without them.
  8. LukeH

    Right lads...get your tips out!!!

    Eww no....how it looks in the picture is far more pleasing to my eye.
  9. LukeH

    What would you do .. keep it or sell it - E39?

    If the body is free from corrosion, and the jacking points are good then I'd say keep it going. As above, that to do list isn't that bad at all really, virtually all service items really apart from the fuel leak.
  10. LukeH

    Wanted: Black sapphire drivers side wing E39

    I'm afraid to say it's a passenger side, sorry.
  11. LukeH

    Wanted: Black sapphire drivers side wing E39

    I've got one, can't remember which side though. Will look tomorrow.
  12. LukeH

    530d manual gearbox strength

    This sounds good, that's around the level of output I was hoping for. The DPF isn't such an issue thinking about it as they're not that hard to swap out if needed. I just need to find the right car first!
  13. LukeH

    530d manual gearbox strength

    This is good news. What sort of power/Tq is it possible to get from these? I'm not saying cost no object, but a pretty healthy budget for tuning would be available, and a clutch upgrage also. I'd probably be looking to keep the DPF at this stage, depending on the new mot rules.
  14. LukeH

    evolve remap

    Had an E90 M3 mapped there a while back, very good service indeed, very confidence inspiring. I'd definitely go back there again.
  15. Good evening all. I've been considering getting myself a new toy in the form of a manual 530d, which I'll be wanting to modify with a hybrid turbo and associated mods, and I'm wondering how much torque the manual box can handle. My current E39 has been running 410 lb/ft for 100k without issue but I'd imagine I'll achieve considerably more in an E60. Any input appreciated. Luke.