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    E39 M5 Le Mans Blue, Alpina B10 V8 & Clio 182 FF

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  1. Jameswsb

    Never expected to see this.....!

    That is a lovely spec. Very nice car.
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    E39 M5 Brake Bits

    Hi - sorry for the delay, are these prices still relevant? Thanks James
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    Brakes - Disks & Pads

    Have a word with Cotswold on here. Mine were just over £290 for a front set and service was excellent
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    E39 M5 Brake Bits

    Thanks for this. Just to clarify, are the prices are the total for each part number considering the quantity, or is it price per part number singularly? Sorry, I should have been clearer! Thanks
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    E39 M5 Brake Bits

    Hi, Please could you price up the following for me (separate prices please). Front bleed screws - 34116768018 x2 F disc screws - 34111123072 x4 R disc screws - 34211161806 x4 F pad clip - 34112229753 x2 R pad clip - 34212282198 x2 F pad wear sensor - 34352229018 x1 R pad wear sensor - 34351163066 x1 Cheers James
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    E39/B10 Rust Repair

    Yeah, doing it at home isn't really an option as we don't have a garage. As the MOT is now up we need it doing asap really. I have had recommendations of Kandy paintshop in Bolton as the guy who runs it is an ex BMW tech so should know his way around an E39. Other recommendation for Chris' automotive restoration shop near Doncaster. I will give them both a bell and see what the verdict is.
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    E39/B10 Rust Repair

    Guys - i'm in desperate need of help/recommendations. Our otherwise mint Alpina B10 has failed its MOT on rot which appear to have migrated from the rear sill area (common issue as we all know). Problem is that the bodyshop i normally use has been very honest and informed me that its much worse than initially thought (despite no evidence of rust from the outside of the car) and the tank needs to come out along with the propshaft etc. I really dont know where to turn to get this sorted. Any recommendations in the Yorkshire/Lancashire area? preferably someone who knows E39's?? Thanks in advance
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    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    Looking forward to the next update, this is my favorite project thread so its great that its now complete with images again. Are you going to head to the dyno after fitting the headers? I've been looking for some used ones for months but to no avail. Top work, keep it coming!
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    E39 M5 in Need of Clutch/Flywheel. What To Buy?

    Ordered a flywheel. Was by far the cheapest I could find, looks like they are heading up in price in a big way and these are surplus stock listed under the old price. Better get in there quick for anyone who wants one! @MiniOneSam how did you manage to get another 10% off?
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    E39 M5 in Need of Clutch/Flywheel. What To Buy?

    Thanks you good sir! Think I might just order one before they all get silly expensive
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    E39 M5 in Need of Clutch/Flywheel. What To Buy?

    Good work there. I cant believe how much more these are now! I was watching a full LUK kit on ebay for £475 for a while as its on the list of jobs to do, just checked again now and its nearly £800! should have bought one last year. Do you have the link for the flywheel at that price? I couldn't get anywhere near that.. I also bought a stainless steel clutch pin from Hack Engineering as I heard the plastic ones flatten off over time. I hope they don't make a noise though
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    E39 M5 Brake Overhaul Advice

    That's an interesting, if slightly concerning, experience. I went for the DS2500's as I have had them on an R26 Megane and currently have them on my track Clio 182 and they have been fantastic on road and track. I have never experienced the pad transfer issues you describe, hope its not the case with the M5! I will let you know how I get on. I fancy doing the refurb myself but I don't have access to an airline to get the pistons out, otherwise I would definitely do this myself. Did you have a particular adapter to connect the airline to the caliper?
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    E39 M5 Front Disc!!

    I thought so too. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quote which was significantly cheaper than anywhere else I could find. Superb service from those guys too, cant fault them.
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    E39 M5 Front Disc!!

    Get a quote from Cotswold BMW on here. I just ordered a pair at less than £300. The discs are actually very good quality apparently and far superior to the majority of aftermarket options. Some guys do swap their discs to solid items which will be fine for road use, just more chance of overheating/fade when used hard and on track. The solid items are also slightly heavier, owners in the USA often swap to euro spec oem discs as they see them as an upgrade.
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    E39 M5 Brake Overhaul Advice

    Really? they seem to get really good reviews. Certainly looks to make the job a lot easier. What were you issues with it? I have ordered some brake pipe clamps so i'll go down that route I think.