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    Battery issues :'(

    Ladies and gents, boys and girls; So earlier this month my battery died after I hadn't driven my 540i Touring (BZ15060) in about 8 days. RAC came and with two jump packs it started and ran sweet. I took the battery out of the car and charged it for about ~30 hours. Battery in the next day and all was well. Cue 10 days later (Christmas eve no less) and I drove to pets at home. The mutt hates me clipping his nails so I thought I'd treat the twat to a wash and clip and the works. Come 90 minutes later and the car won't turn over again. Radio, lights and such all work, just no crank/spark. I've wrangled the battery out and bought a bosch S5 019 as a replacement. The battery compartment in a touring is the worst idea known to man. What the Germans were thinking when they decided to shoehorn a battery into that tiny space I have no idea. I'm almost afraid to put the new battery in incase I break a wire of some kind and it all goes kaboom. Does anyone have any idea as to why the battery would die twice, and in 90 minutes at all? Dash cam was disconnected so no drain there, although that's never been an issue in the year+ I've had that in, however the charger in the cig socket was in there (no cable / phone connected). Also if anyone has any ideas on an easier way to slide the battery in, that would also be welcome. Muchos thanks amigos Ps: there's extra wiring there for the tow bar, and LPG system that the previous owner has installed. I've not fettle about with the car at all, aside from the radio and wheels. All is factory in that respect.
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    Battery issues :'(

    She lives 14.11v at idle. Will take another measurement when I go to collect my prescription in a few minutes. Thanks Deepan 563652A6-73FB-4F08-B404-27DD1D33BC11.mp4
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    Battery issues :'(

    The S5 and S4 were the only ones listed and I have an S5 in the M5 so I thought I'd go for a matching pair. And I got a good deal on it through a friends trade account. I've done the dash/cluster test from the "hidden" menu and that came to 11.5-11.8v. I've managed to hide/tape away the mass of wiring that was in the way, and the battery is in situ, so making myself a cuppa (I earned it) and will get back to it in a minute.
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    Battery issues :'(

    No, but I did the voltage test on the dash and that came to 11.5v-11.8v which should mean a fully discharged battery. When connected to a jump pack it measures at 12.0v both at the terminals in the 'bay and at the battery. I don't have an ammeter to check the current flowing but as advised (by @d_a_n1979) I'll drop (as carefully as possible) the new battery in and pray for the best.
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    Battery issues :'(

    I'm not sure how old the battery is, I've not got any paperwork to show the previous owner had a new one installed in his ~16-18 years of ownership, so I can only assume it's the first one. A Bosch S4. It's definitely not easy to get a battery in/out, even with being able to kneel in there, as it's still down in a low corner with trim and so much wiring in the way. Almost as if they designed it purposefully for people to avoid doing it. I've got a pull out boot floor so that gives a bit of room, but not much, and not sure how much that would impact taking the floor out. The biggest issue is navigating the excess wiring that's in the way, and determining if it is just a case of a knackered battery at the end of its life cycle or if anything else is at play? It's also worth noting that the starter motor was replaced two years ago, just before I bought it.
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    Dash cams and legality

    Yes. I have. Had an accident where a white van hit my front corner, even though the guy admitted liability there and then, the insurance asked for the video and liability was accepted based on the video evidence. C567484F-892B-4992-8D67-C40FFF365848.MOV 2D7ED5D0-FEB6-4691-8A1A-96B4D26652E2.MP4
  7. Hi all, As the title says. I'm selling my genuine E39 Style 37 Parallels. They are 18inch in diameter and of a staggered fitment. They have the correct part numbers on the inside and will get photos of said part numbers when I take the wheels off my car later this afternoon. The centres have been painted black by a previous owner, and they suffer from mild kerb rash. Nothing that can't be fixed with a refurb. The tyres are NOT available as I need these for my new summer set. Price: £475 firm. No offers will be entertained. Snap them up quickly, as they'll be going on bookface later this week. Collection from Heathrow area preferred. It would be the purchasers responsibility to arrange a courier if they wish to do so. Happy to deliver within a reasonable distance for reimbursement of petrol costs.
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    Genuine E39 18" Staggered Parallels

    That's the plan this coming weekend. Unfortunately in my line of work, I've been called off leave and just worked Thursday night to Monday morning straight through with 3-4 hours sleep total. The jet wash and speed detailer is the plan for the weekend as soon as my spacers arrive for the square 65's. Cheers.
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    Genuine E39 18" Staggered Parallels

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    Coming Soon for E39 owners

    @Pzero I think 5inches/15cm is the maximum depth for a mech less double din unit. The Alpine ILX-702E46 is a double din screen (7inch) but the main hardware is housed in a single din chassis off the bottom of the screen in an 'L' shape. Cheers Deepan
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    Genuine E39 18" Staggered Parallels

    Hey Stu, sorry, as I've stated, I have a summer set, and winters are going on tonight, so unfortunately I don't need a third set of, albeit lovely, wheels. Thanks.
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    New Wheels fitted - Jury still out - opinions?

    They would look good diamond cut, or techno purple centres. i thin gold is a bit gaudy for that alpine white body.
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    M Performance Exhaust Fitted today - Sounds awesome!

    Exemplary work there by @BSS I wish Akrapovic made exhausts for the E39. Uber Jealous @sayanthan
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    AP Racing Calipers

    When i asked them at the BMW festival @ Gaydon, they were approximately £3000 for front calipers, discs and pads.
  15. These have now SOLD. Thanks. Hi guys, Since I bought a second set of Style 65's with the intention of building a square set of rears, I have front's for sale. 8J x 18" 2x finished in a gloss black - Bought from Forum5 member Robo - in perfect condition 1x matt black - came with my M5, 6/10 condition 1x silver - bought from Robo again. 7/10 condition Photos will be uploaded this evening/tomorrow as well as tyre brand/size/tread depth Price: £300 o.n.o location: Heathrow/West London - collection preferred, but can deliver within M25 for fuel costs and cake. Edit: Photos attached. i'm open to offers if people want the wheels, or even to buy one. the tyres have loads of tread. @DennisCooper any of the other wheels any good to you? My Paras may also be up for sale too
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    Style 65 - Square Set of Fronts - SOLD

    @SplitBusVanatic I've got plenty of black bags and cardboard. If you're still interested, PM me and we can arrange your collection. Cheers NF aka Deepan
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    Style 65 - Square Set of Fronts - SOLD

    Gloss Silver Matt Black Gloss
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    The most Russian 7 Series ever

    I wonder why he put tape all over his number plate
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    Style 65 - Square Set of Fronts - SOLD

    I don't see that being an issue. I'll have to find some boxes large enough and some packaging materials, but shouldn't be a problem.
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    How to work out Correct BBS Centre cap required

    Send the info of the wheels to the guys at SRR hardware and they'll tell you. not sure if they stock them, but they know their stuff when it comes to BBS.
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    E39 Touring LavendelGrau Seats

    I have for sale, a seemingly rare interior, so much so that i can't even find the details on RealOEM It's a touring front and rear seats, as the rears have the catches on the top corners and have carpeted rears. They are heated and Electric comforts (16 way electric adjustment). I do have a retrofit wiring loom for it too, made by @3drstretch They are aout 6.5-7 out of 10 quality in that they need a clean which i may attempt over the weekend, but there are NO RIPS or tears. They've been stored in my shed, and wrapped in plastic from when i got them and not been mounted in my ownership. I do not have any door-cards, or centre console items or memory/dash buttons. In my opinion, they would suit cars of a similar or dark coloured cars/interiors. The lighting is horrendous, but i'm disabled and at risk of a hernia at the moment, so brilliant photos may take a while. Since I'm doing the M5 Touring project, the M5 seats will be coming over, therefore these are surplus to needs. *I really have no idea what to price these at*, bearing in mind there's a few bits missing to make it completely plug and play, so in the interests of following the rules: Price: £750 o.n.o Location: Heathrow/West London - due to weight, shipping will be at purchasers discretion and no liability will be held once they leave my hands - collection preffered - this will also allow people to see them first hand, as opposed to photos. Photos:
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    E39 Touring LavendelGrau Seats

    bump. Needs to go asap!
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    Munich legends

    Yep. Their new address: BMR Performance Turners Hill Garage North Street Turners Hill Crawley West Sussex RH10 4NP
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    2000 Orient Blue BMW 540 touring auto 110k; £5000

    Did you get what you wanted in the end? The buyer has themselves an immense car!