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  1. GBS

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Took out the MAF sensor and gave it a good clean!
  2. GBS

    THE NEW PROJECT... NOT A 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    Didn't take you long to find a replacement and a wonderful car it is What's the mileage and spec like?
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    Try emailing eccoc@bmw.co.uk
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    Finally bought a E39 530i!

    Thanks all! About 240ish miles, but lot's of 50mph zones and traffic so took about 5 hours! I think he was happy to see the back of it, his loss
  5. GBS

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It's gonna be covered up till i can sell my civic and transfer the NCB on the insurance! It's torture not being able to drive it
  6. After 6 months of scouring the internet I finally found myself the perfect E39 530i Black, and from our very own @d_a_n1979! It was a long 5 hour drive from Preston but well worth it, car never skipped a beat and a MASSIVE upgrade from my Honda Civic. Thing is built like a tank and pulls like a train. Big shout out to Dan for keeping it so well maintained and giving it the love she deserves. Very very dirty after the 5 hour drive but this is how she looks on the drive:
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    2001 e39 m5 (facelift) sold

    Look a great buy, good luck with your sale!
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    530i and Euro Emission Standard

    I'm finding that out the hard way, seems like I'd need a written signed statement from BMW Japan and that's the only piece of evidence TFL will accept. It's a shame because I found the perfect E39 after 6 months of searching and it might be all in vain thanks to ULEZ I'll update this thread if I do get anywhere for any future buyers
  9. Thanks all, advice is much appreciated. MOT is for another 10 months so all good on that
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    530i and Euro Emission Standard

    Just got the same thing for my dad's Jag. However I'm trying to do the same with a Japanese Import E39 which has no emission data on the V5C....not so easy!
  11. Thanks all for the advice. These are eletric seats so I'm worried it may be a touch complicated, however looking around people mention it could be loose connectors etc. I think I'll need to replace the cooling system at some point, this is a very low mileage Japanese Import. I'll try and get an estimate from the garage. The pre-inspection didn't mention any leaks or cooling failure, but if it's not been replaced it will need to be! Cheers!
  12. Looking to purchase a 2003 530i Japanese Import and just had a Pre-Purchase Inspection done and below are the findings. I'm not very technically minded when it comes to cars so would be good to get thoughts on how big the issue and a rough estimate for a fix? Rear anti roll bar links worn, recommend changing very soon Drivebelt noise, advised to remove belt and check pulley (could this be a pulley/tensioner replacement?) Aftermarket key used Fuel Cap Seal Perishing Both front seat backrest adjustment not working properly OFS seat height adjustment not working properly Overall been told car is in very good condition and nothing major wrong. Thanks for any help
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    530i and Euro Emission Standard

    These are my thoughts exactly, the amount of people that will pay because the checker says so, also the amount of people who sell their cars thinking they are subject to these charges!! Based on the gov website for emission figures (double check with your V5C document in section V), 540i should be subject to the ULEZ charge as the HC & NOX figures are above Euro 4 Petrol standards. However chucking in some some 540i reg plate into the ULEZ checker they are not subject to ULEZ. Either way it's a shoddy tool and the only correct way is to compare your V5C directly with Euro Emission Standards.
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    530i and Euro Emission Standard

    Yep that is indeed the case, I'm currently in the process of doing it with my dad's Jag. You screenshot the entire V5C document, but they look at Section 'V'. You can compare the section V numbers with the Euro 4 standard to see if it's within the limits.