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  1. norightsock

    E39, when to call it a day?

    I am new to owning any BMW...my E39 525I SE was a spur of the moment thing...saw it on an auction website...made an offer...it was accepted and I flew from one end of the country to the other to get it....I was as nervous as sh.t both buying it and driving it the hundreds of miles home(made sure I joined a breakdown recovery club)...the car was faultless and in fact drove like a new one...with less the 50,000 on the clock the engine was hardly run in lol....all I can remember is driving the E39 with a smile on my face and a feeling I was in the seat of a quality car...I bought it as a runabout over the summer as my wife's mates and family had come over and the only other car I had was (is) an old Astra mk 3 (24 years old)...so for several weeks I took them all over the UK and covered in excess of 4000 miles and it didn't miss a beat...found a great indie garage in Nottingham (RGA) where Aaron has magic spanners ...it had a full service (last one being in 2008) and changed the rocker cover gasket as oil was leaking in air con unit...this is the car I was supposed to keep for six weeks ....I have had it nearly two years now and had many people offer to buy it off me for more than what I payed...the E39 is special and the thought of not having my car or selling it to one of its many admirers is a long way off because when I sit and drive it makes me happy and puts a smile on my face...how many cars do that so I would keep yours mate and give it the TLC it needs because when you get shut of it you'll regret it!
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    Hello all! Here's my E39 530i SE Touring!

    Looks nice...how much did inspection 2 and rocker cover gasket cost or did you do it yourself mate?
  3. norightsock

    Any lads on here fancy this??

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-525i-SE-E39-Parts-or-Repair/123079625702?hash=item1ca81e0be6:g:wxoAAOSwbJla04Dc Seems like a lot of car for money!! He doesn't say exactly what is wrong with box but could be an easy repair for someone?
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    Any lads on here fancy this??

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-525i-SE-E39-Parts-or-Repair/123079625702?hash=item1ca81e0be6:g:wxoAAOSwbJla04Dc Seems like a lot of car for money!! He doesn't say exactly what is wrong with box but could be an easy repair for someone?
  5. Nice motor mate. Looks well tidy.
  6. norightsock

    EML Warning Light?

    Just been out with my BWM handbook and low and behold its disappeared !!!??? Car starts and runs like a dream too! Think i will take to RGA for a service (full) and get them to check it all out! Cheers mate.
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    EML Warning Light?

    Hello guys...haven't used my BMW 525 se for a couple of weeks but anyway started up this morning/she started first time as usual/smoothly running and drives with no issues at all other than the EML Light has come on and won't go off? Been driving around town and the car runs spot on! Not in limp mode or anything so can't understand why the EML Light is on!?
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    Poss gearbox failure

    Aaron is a top bloke...hoping to get my car into his garage once i have sorted a few things.
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    Adaptors enclosed
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    Ordered so thanks ...hope this time i get new ones as opposed to the used/dirty ones i got before at their branch in Lenton/Notts ...luckily i checked the contents before i left so took them in and changed for new ones! How old ones ended up in new boxes is anyone's guess but i would imagine some scammer probably took a set beck and asked for a refund (for whatever reason) and lads in shop didn't check the box before they were put back on shelf!lol
  11. norightsock

    How Long Have You Owned Your E39?

    Newbie...only a few months car has 50000 miles on clock with part BMW service history and touch wood it hasn't let me down yet!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    When you coming down to Notts to service my car mate?
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    Gearbox warning light

    This happened to mine when i first got my car so took it to a specialist (BMW) who informed me it was pretty common and all you had to do was stop/ignition off/then on and it should reset itself...if it doesn't then get it seen!
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    Blanking swirl flaps is good?

    What are swirl flaps? Have i got them on my 525 se auto (petrol)?
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    Favourite feature?

    I have two cars (not rich as they both cost me less than £400 a year to insure both) ...one is my ever faithful Astra mk 3 with 60000 on the clock and gets me to work and back every day without fail as it has done since 2010. The BMW 525 se was bought last summer to take my wife's friends and relatives all over the UK who had travelled over from abroad. It was bought as opposed to renting a car as I could hardly take five people (including me) touring all over the UK in a 25 year old Astra! The BMW did 5000 miles in three weeks and never missed a beat! The car just feels right...almost like an extension of my body(yep weird)...the leather seats...precise steering...grip...total control and just a sheer joy to drive. It makes me smile....I was only supposed to keep it until our family/friends had returned home...but I can't bare the thought of letting her go! All the years I have been working...saving money ...trying to make ends meet...never had a real luxury car other than an Austin Allegro Vanden Plas in bright orange ...this was a treat for myself for once (kids have all gone/grown up) so I thought why not? I have had many cars/minis/Allegros/Toledo's(Triumph) /Citroen BX/Audi/Saab 93/Renault 5/ and many more...all pretty good except for the BX that decided to catch fire ....in a petrol station forecourt! None compare with my BMW 525 se. I mean I am no spring chicken...but quite often I get in my BMW 525 which is parked at a relatives home/garage (safer place) due to the toe rags who live on our road and i just drive for miles and miles and miles (on my own)...road to nowhere but what the heck....because I love driving a car once again and this is all down to BMW who have made an oldish man feel like a young man once again and enjoying driving!(Not so keen on service bills though which soon bring me down to reality)!lol