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    Haywards Heath, West Sussex


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    1998 E39 525 TDS

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  1. I have one of these in both my BMW and my Toyota Hilux https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aguri-Fusion-GTX200-Detector-Bluetooth/dp/B071XYW2K3/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1499941594&sr=8-4&keywords=speed+camera+detector Radar and laser detector, GPS database, plus HD dash camera all in one unit. It detects police guns and the mobile vans from about a mile away on motorway. Has a GPS sensor and a updatable database for all know speed cameras in Europe (no subscription fee) can update to latest database via USB lead on a computer or via Bluetooth using your mobile phone. Has settings so you can be warned of all spots that often have a mobile speed trap. screen displays your real speed using GPS sensor. The Dash camera is good also with all the normal features you get on them, including parking mode where the camera detects movement in front of the camera and records in HD video if it detects someone, this was useful recently when over the road from me reversed off there driveway in to my mrs van and drove off, she noticed the damage before she went to work so I looked on the camera and sure enough we caught them doing it, that night when they came home we went over to show them the video, funny how they said they was just about to come and tell us lol. needless to say they paid for the damage (£450 worth so quids in on both detector/cameras already) The dash camera also has G sensor in it so if knocked while parked up it records, or if in a crash while driving it write protects the file so it doesn't record over it. I would say having a Dash camera is a no brainier, but I thought may as well spend a little more and get one with speed camera detector built in as you never know when you might miss a sign or be a little bit over the limit etc. I'm sure most if honest have been over the speed limit before, and will do again.
  2. fast forward 20 years and there wont be many cars left that have an engine, nearly all will be 100% electric with motors by then IMO, so any old school iconic combustion engine cars that are still in good nick will be worth way more than today. in 20 years time wont be many E39 m5's left, rust will get nearly all in the end. parts will get harder and more expensive to get hold of to. Just look at what the old RS Fords sell for now days.(way more than they cost new!)
  3. My 1998 E39 doesn't have a diamond shape key, did that not come later on the facelift model E39? My key looks like this:
  4. My 1998 525 tds has the 3 button key, there is no battery inside it for some reason so I would like to get one. Is it a CR2016 coin battery I need? thanks.
  5. very nice, looks like it's been well looked after on the body work
  6. The Focus RS boys are pushing the limits even further than that now day's, friend of mine has a mk2 focus RS with 670bhp at the front wheels Absolute animal, but still is drivable on the roads believe it or not.
  7. Yeah i'm thinking I may as well replace it even though i was told it was done. Is it a sump off job to do the filter I take it? Do you know how much oil they hold? thanks Rob
  8. I want to check the oil level on my 525 tds automatic gearbox, I can't find a dip stick anywhere, so how do I check it? The previous owner changed the ATF in the auto box about 15k miles ago along with the filter, but the oil cooler sprang a leak just before he sold it to me, this was fixed by him but he did tell me I should check the level and top it up to replace the lost fluid. Any tips of checking the level and how to top it up would be great thanks Rob.
  9. I've only had my E39 touring a couple of weeks so haven't done much to it yet, Today I gave it a service with new oil and filters. and I pressure washed off the underside as it had an oil leak in previous history that was fixed but the underside of car was never cleaned and was very dirty, came up pretty good after though for a 19 year old car. since owning it I thought I could here a boost leak, had a good look around and found the problem I replaced that hose with a silicone one I had laying around that was right size luckily, pulls much better now and no more sounds of leaking boost I noticed the Aux belt is a bit lose, looks to me like the belt tensioner is shot so have ordered a new one of them to fit at weekend.
  10. What do you mean by cluster? the speedo? if so then the clock time and the odometer faulty must mean i need to change the cluster for sure
  11. I've noticed the clock doesn't keep time, it gains about 3 minutes per day. I even replaced the head unit for one exactly the same which also does the same thing! so it's not a faulty head unit. Could it be related to why the odometer doesn't read correctly?
  12. Thanks Oneball, I've just ordered the cable and adaptor for my under bonnet 20 pin plug from cable shack. The lights were only changed in the last 2 or 3 years I believe, but the millage problem started in 2007 looking at the MOT history record online
  13. There is a problem with the rear lights, the previous owner fitted rear Led lights from the later e39, one of the inner ones on the tail gate doesn't work, it's a mess I need to sort out soon as there is resistors been added with scotch locks on the wires going to the lights. Not sure how I'm going to sort that out yet. I need to sort the front lights out to as LED bulbs have been fitted on them to and they flash like a strobe light when I start the car for about 5-10 seconds, plus from then on each head light takes turns in flashing for half a second every 60 seconds or so, very odd. What is the LCM? i've not had a BMW before so not clued up in whats what with it yet. I don't have a scan tool yet as my other vehicle I've been driving the last 10 years is a 27 year old Toyota Hilux, no ECU or anything electrical so never needed one, is there a good cheap one I can buy that work with a 1998 E39 with the 20 pin plug under the bonnet?
  14. I've been looking at getting one of these to replace the standard 1998 tape player my E39 has I was going to go with android 6.0 unit, as Google have recently announced that their new google assistant is being rolled out to all devices on Android 7.0 or 6.0, full voice control on a head unit powered by google could be quite useful and actually work properly. Do these units work with the steering wheel controls without any wiring needed? even on a 1998 E39?