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  1. GBS

    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:
  4. 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
  9. Looks very clean :o! Impressive.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Invested in a pressure washer and using the double bucket method gave her a good clean. Next to invest in some decent wax
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Indeed that is sold and what a difference...haven't realized what I've been missing out on!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    530i with 113k miles passed MOT with 0 advisories
  13. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-Interior-with-comfort-heated-and-active-massage-electric-seats/253760595554?hash=item3b154f6662:g:z5gAAOSwyGBa2GaN Just curious to how difficult it would be to fit these into an E39 which currently has manual non-heated seats? Bit pricey though!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Took out the MAF sensor and gave it a good clean!
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    A tart I came across today.....

    Wide load
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    The new project and 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?
  17. 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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    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
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    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
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    2001 e39 m5 (facelift) sold

    Look a great buy, good luck with your sale!
  22. There are plans to introduce a Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London and I'm in the process of buying a E39 530i. I'm quite skeptical of using some online tools in which you enter a reg and it tells you which Euro Emission Standard it meets, but looking at the official ULEZ website (https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/vrm-checker-ulez) most 530i are not subject to the surcharge. However they have a disclaimer saying information may not be accurate. Does anyone know for sure what Euro Emission Standard a 530i meets? Can anyone who has a 530i check the V5C document under section 'V' to see what the CO/THC/NOX numbers are so I can compare it to the actual standards here:https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/emissions/euro-emissions-standards/ Thanks
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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
  24. 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