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    New brake pads and discs

    Mine is a 2003 525d but mine are 296mm. Unless the sport got 324mm and the SE got 296mm???
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Cheers. I did think about one of those...but i wanted to clean up the front a bit and thought the original mount was too if your face (position wise)
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    After months of searching for a way to beef up my front bumpers look...i fitted one of those rubber EZ lip splitters and i think it adds a nice amount of extra depth to the front. I didnt want to do the traditional sport bumper onto an SE, the aplina splitter for the SE is barely noticeable and im not keen on the AC splitter neither. So i think this is a nice cheap alternative way to look slightly different. Opinions welcome.
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    Propshaft Flex Disc / Guibo

    Hi all, I'm going to change the above on the car this weekend as i get a loud single thud when taking off at speed and have already bought the replacement part as per real-oem - part number 26117572664 Now i have seen various images online - some have the normal 6 holes with the metal inserts where the bolt goes through and some have the same format but on both side of the disc - they also have strong looking washers where the bolt goes through. Was there a design change at some point...both can show up as the same part number when searching for them...im just wondering if im over-thinking this? Im assuming the strong washers is a good thing? Thanks
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    Propshaft Flex Disc / Guibo

    Perfect mines a 525d...assuming due to bigger engine torque?
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    Propshaft Flex Disc / Guibo

    Picture for comparison (quick google search) My new one looks like the bottom one
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    Propshaft Flex Disc / Guibo

    This one i bought is Meyle
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    Propshaft Flex Disc / Guibo

    Yes 100% will make sure they point the right way. any advice on the washers? I was hoping you would reply as you seem to be the parts guru on here.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    PMSL. Some may say its not very PC, some may not be bothered. I picked it up in the correct context being innocent...it was just your question about (can i say that?) that made me laugh.
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    Zenon replacement headlamp bulbs - Cheap Chinese

    +1 for the lunex ones Had a set in for a good while with no issues
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    Need a little help with LED angel eyes

    100% dont fanny on with wiring...just buy some fit for purpose led bulbs and be done. Quick ebay search https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-LED-HALO-RING-ANGEL-EYE-MARKER-SIDE-LIGHT-BULBS-FOR-BMW-E39-E64/162029015299?fits=Plat_Gen%3AE39&hash=item25b9ae9103:g:RLAAAOSwAodWFKer
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Very impressed how these are turning out from their original colour.
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    SE Saloon quiet tyres - some feedback please.

    Ive got avon zv7's on mine. Very quiet and the wet grip is amazing. I also love the rs3's as dan suggested...but ive had them in the past and they wear down so quick with spirited driving as the compound is so soft. Literally 3 months they were shot...although i do tend to drive very spirited ha.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Wheels balanced ok? A good while back some weights had come off one of my wheels and it caused horrible wobble? Nice cheap fix to check?
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    Sport gear knob

    Great cheers. I love the idea of the ZHP knob but no way could i justify spending £70+ on a bloody gear knob. Based on your comments - i have just pulled the trigger and ordered one too. I was worried when i first seen your thread as the image seemed to only show the M stipes off centre and no actual "M" lettering. Glad yours had both stripes and M letter once received. Cheers again
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    Sport gear knob

    That looks really good actually. Is it weighted the same as the ZHP sport knob? Ive been after a new one for ages as i now have carbon wrap on all my trims except my gearknob which is the wood trim and it stands out like a sort thumb. Also, if this new one the same height as the standard knobs or shorter as per the sports knob? Cheers
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    E39 530d review from 10years ago

    Spot on summary. I too recently found myself slowing down (really slow - nearly stopping) on country B roads where blind junctions appear and you get those circle mirrors to see other things coming. Wor lass was saying you're clear - but i said im not looking for other cars...im staring at mine ha.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Looks a good finish. Tyres desperately need some tyre shine now though.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fitted some new Bosch wiper blades. Ecp had a decent discount on so reserved some and collected after work. £16.01p after discount. Fitted in seconds...now i can see again.
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    Radio interference with led angle eyes

    Think i bought the same ones too over 2 years ago with zero issues.
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    E39 540i Sport - Delivery at Last!

    Dont think decible measuring comes into it unless its a kit car. You may get a fail for being louder than a factory equivalent. Usually mot testers discretion. Here is the MOT text: Exhaust noise is clearly in excess of that emitted by a similar vehicle fitted with a standard silencer in average condition [7.1.2b]
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    BBS Split rims on 540??

    Yeah i noticed the cb too and not keen on adapters. Turns out my wheels and lowering plans are on hold. The 306 will be going to scrapyard heaven so need to buy another motor for wor lass. The e39 will have to wait now...FFS!!!!
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    BBS Split rims on 540??

    No worries. Been looking at 18" style 32's but would consider 17s too.
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    BBS Split rims on 540??

    Hhhmmmm...could be. Link???
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    Some Japanese Provenance!

    Save it for bonfire night and dispose of it in the back garden ha