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About NuckingFuts

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    Rambling musings from the voices in my head...

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    Most stuff, just ask.
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    Packet Core Design Engineer


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    E30 325i Turbo, E39 540iA Touring. BiarritzBlau SE

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    540i Touring Auto sale/purchase prices

    Yep, turning right at the main lights outside the pub, to go towards the M4. Are the videos attached above not visible?
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    540i Touring Auto sale/purchase prices

    I did ask for an agreed value, at £5000, but i'll need to check whether it's actually been applied or it's just a standard fully comp'd. The market value is what i'm trying to ascertain here. if the range from AT/PH is between £6000 - £12000 then, you could park a bus in that range, and therefore it's open to interpretation, and therefore with people's experiences, it may potentially work to my favour. Mine also has a full and complete history, with main dealer until 2012, and approved specialists since. Being a non-vanos, it's a more desirable M62 engine too. Cheers.
  3. Hi all, So on Wednesday leaving work i got in to an accident with a white van man. He's accepted all liability and initially he wanted to pay for the repairs privately, but after he had a chat with his father, they decided to go through the insurance. My car is a pre-facelift 540i Touring, and was pretty much immaculate. it had a nice few extras too. what i want to find out is people's experiences when buying/selling specifically Auto 540i Tourings. I would appreciate if people would either reply here or PM me their prices. I don't want the car to be written off, but there are two full panels to be replaced and sprayed as well as a blow-in/colour matching of two more panels and the A-pillar as well. It looks to be off the road for a about two weeks in total for all the work. The one quotation i've got so far, estimates £3000 without the cost of a hire car for those two weeks; which for an equivalent vehicle is about another £1000 on top. Cars i found on AutoTrader and PistonHeads are between £6000 and £12,000 - however their miles are considerably lower than my 124k miles. If you guys have any other advice or experience in how to get the best out of the situation, please don't hesitate. Much appreciated. NF aka Deepan REC_2018_06_20_15_42_31_F.MP4 EVT_2018_06_20_15_43_19_F.MP4 REC_2018_06_20_15_43_50_F.MP4
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    Car warranty companies?

    For gearbox servicing and diagnostics i'd recommend https://www.dartfordtransmissions.co.uk/ Owner Martin Hind is on some of the facebook groups and knows hios stuff about bmw gearboxes. Has an E39 himself.
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    Munich legends

    I've heard they're good at what they do. also Barry Sherward has his own place in Crawley - BMR Performance LTD he's very very knowledgeable too.
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    E39 Audio Upgrade - Final

    @CarlBM, after the last update Waze/Google maps should be available on Apple CarPlay. I've just got myself an Audison Bit Prima 8.9, APK130 (5.25") and a Sony MEX-N6002BD and going down to see Shakey+Carl @ Studio InCar for an iPad fascia, then i'll get to work on running some cabling for the prima, although I still need to buy a DRC MP. Loving the thread! Great work. Deepan.
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    Head Units

    So I bought the Audison Prima 8.9 DSP+Amp and the APK130 speakers, as well as an Airplay/WiDAC compatible adapter with optical out which may negate the need for a head unit at all, unless i can get one with bluetooth (for phone calls) cheap. @DennisCooper what wiring kit would you recommend for the Audison? and would the door speakers just plug in to the existing wiring? I'd need to get the necessary wiring this weekend due to me being booked in to see Shaky @ Studio-Incar on Tuesday 15th May. I'd also need to find a Micro-USB to live/ignition wire to be able to have the WiFi adapter on either all the time (so to not loose settings) or as the prima powers up if it has a cmos battery to remember basic settings. If anyone else has any recommendations, please shout. Cheers. Deepan
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    Coming Soon for E39 owners

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    Head Units

    You're right Dennis, the need for a single din head unit is completely futile for this exercise but if it's on sale for a decent wedge off, I might as well; but not necessary. I need to buy a wifi speaker adapter (airplay/dlna compatible) with an optical out to connect directly to the dsp, so then the iPad will play music/radio direct from the iPad.
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    Head Units

    Hi Dennis, I've replied to your text, but to keep information available to all, I'm still going with the iPad in the dash route, with Shaky @ Studio Incar re-fashioning the existing fascia plate I have. As caraudiosecurity have a sale on, the Audison Prima 8.9 is £500 and their APK130 speakers are £160. Does anyone know the size of the rear speakers in the touring? the ones in the roof? I can connect my iPad directly to the head unit i had in mind (Sony MEX-N6002BD) and control it with an APP/bluetooth, and connect my iPad directly to the Audison DSP to utilise the digital audio. Aside from that, i haven't got any further with any decisions. i'm hoping they don't have my trousers down any further. oh, and anyone that wants the Alpine ILX-702E46 - they have it for £599 (cash/debit OR £619 - Credit) they have none in stock, but will order it and honour the price. Thanks Deepan
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    Head Units

    Ladies and Gents, I'm looking for a single din head unit, WITH optical out AND application control. It seems that the ones on the market have either one or the other but not both. Thanks Deepan
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    Finding VIN from reg no.

    Everything's in clear text when registering, so i would advise a completely separate email, username and password. About as safe as a chocolate tea pot.
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    Non-AC Heater Panel WITH PCB

    Thanks Dennis. Am i correct in thinking you have a similar setup in your car? with the manual dials as opposed to climate control? I'm not going crazy am i? might need to visit a scrap yard, that might have an idea what they have available. any other breakers aside from Quarry? anyone have any experience with FAB or anyone else? Cheers Deepan
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    Non-AC Heater Panel WITH PCB

    Already did send him a message on ebay, but no reply as yet. this was only sunday/monday so can give it a day or so before i chase it. His advert does say that it's the panel only so might be a faulty PCB, which may also be why it it rarely seen anymore. Cheers
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    Non-AC Heater Panel WITH PCB

    If you see the attached photograph, that panel is what i'm looking for, with the PCB included. Cheers