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  1. Thought it was about time I started a projects blog! My E39 was bought from @d_a_n1979 who took care of it at no expense and hoping to carry on the great work. Next on the to do list is to do a audio overhaul with the help of @DennisCooper who has been super helpful, so watch this space! Few initial pictures:
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Audio build is well under way, here are a few sneak peeks. Final pictures/videos will be on my project thread on the weekend
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    E39 530i Sapphire Black (GBS Project)

    Audio build is underway, here are some progress pictures:
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    E39 530i Sapphire Black (GBS Project)

    Last of the audio equipment is in straight from America.....Adire Audio Tempest 15"
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    E39 530i Sapphire Black (GBS Project)

    Been a while since my last update! Recently done both of the Pre-Cat Oxygen Sensors and the 16" Turbine winter rims are now on! Sneak peak of the upcoming audio build, still waiting for a few more parts:
  6. Hi, I am looking to replace both the pre-cat 02 sensor in my 530i which are located under the bonnet. I've changed the one nearest to the front of the car which was fairly straightforward however I really struggled to get the rear one out due to the tight placement so want to get garage to do it. I was told by a local German specialist garage that that they have to let the car cool down and then "drop the engine" to change it as it's in a really awkward spot, which they seemed to know.They are charging me £45, does this sound about right? Cheers
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    530i Pre-Cat 02 Sensor Replacement

    This YouTuber did it without "dropping the engine" here, thought it would be a 5 minute job with the right tools! Guess £45 ain't too bad PS - you reply way too quick, you sure you do any work
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    For general maintenance replaced one of the pre-cat sensors, struggled to get the rear one out so I'll get my mechanic to do that.
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    E39 540 Sport on a Murky Morning

    Those rims transform the car! Are those aftermarket tints, if so what %?
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    P1074 Fault Code?

    Hi All, During a 200 mile trip and soon after refilling I got a Engine Check light on the display, although the car seem to drive fine and no changes per normal. I plugged in the OBD sensor today and got the following code: P1047 - System too Lean (Bank 2) Any idea what could be causing this? When I start the car I do get a somewhat rough idle but seems to calm down once the engine is warm. Potentially MAF, or Oxygen Sensors? Also is there any issue with me driving the car with the fault code? Thanks!
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    P1074 Fault Code?

    Thanks both. Did a quick clean of the MAF and reset the code via the OBD2 app. Been driving it around town and no issues so far, i'll keep and eye out with your recommendations in mind
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    Nice mint 530i. £2,750 !!!

    Does look very very clean
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Turning it off and on always fixes everything
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Routine wash and replaced one of the door kick plate. Working with Mr Dennis Cooper to do a audio overhaul, watch this space! Just realised from the pictures my driver side headlight isn't working...time to check it out!
  15. Anyone know of any reputable car audio installers around East London, looking for a custom subwoofer install for my E39. I have used Car Sound Security before and did an okay job, just wondering if anybody had further recommendations. Cheers!
  16. Got to say the E39 does look good in white, don't see many of them about! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E39-BMW-540i-manual-V8-non-vanos/153176488172?hash=item23aa07b8ec:g:euIAAOSw4HFbSnWp
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    Silver E39 530i - "SHA 1"

    The other week saw a very very clean E39 530i with the numberplate "SHA 1" in East London, Stratford. Having a quick look, it seems it's only done 30k miles and is a UK car. Very nice
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    @d_a_n1979 Had a look outside and the cars covered in dust already
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Wash and hand polish was long overdue:
  20. Seems like it's starting to crack and just fall apart, any idea of a part number so I can purchase one? Cheers!
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    Door sill rubber replacement?

    Already reached out to them as a first point of contact, no supply in germany and no supply date either unfortunately. Found some used ones on ebay that might do the trick!
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    Finally got uk registered

    Looks fab - was it worth the wait?
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    Door sill rubber replacement?

    Thanks mate - very useful site that I should have in my bookmarks. Seems like it's the door sill rather than the seal, so going to replace the entire sill part number 51472695671.
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    Door sill rubber replacement?

    Wonder if it could be this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-5-Series-Passenger-Side-Rear-Door-Rubber-Seal/292646070103?fits=Plat_Gen%3AE39&hash=item442310a757:g:tyUAAOSwPm1bT7L1