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jwarrens84 last won the day on January 31

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  1. jwarrens84

    E39 528i with S-EDC / E39 530d Sport Touring

    Small update: Fitted a new (genuine) bonnet badge and picked up some powerfold mirrors. If anyone has the passenger door module & drivers side switch I would be very interested.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Picked up some power fold mirrors in good condition this evening.
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    Best place to get Genuine Bonnet Badges & Emblems

    Ordered a genuine one from the BMW eBay shop for £39. Quote has gone to Cotswold BMW for the 530d boot badge. The badge is really letting the front end down. Cheers fellas
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    Best place to get Genuine Bonnet Badges & Emblems

    I’ve got nothing against BMW Direct. They’ve always done me well, just want to find other decent places to source parts. C3bmw is my normal place. The eBay BMW Direct shop is really good.
  5. What's the best place to get a new bonnet badge & model emblems for the rear. (without going direct to BMW). c3bmw seems to only have the bonnet badges. And no before you say, I will not get a crappy one from eBay. I had one of these my E36 328i touring and it was crap!
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    E39 528i with S-EDC / E39 530d Sport Touring

    Yes the rear wiper works perfectly. Next job; Fix the key remote locking and foot well boot release.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Nice fix, this is on my to do list for my 530d sport touring. I have similar symptoms; Foot well boot release button doesn't, and the central locking and boot release on my key.
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    Spacer Advice

    Cheers d_a_n1979 I think studs is the way forward. If you’re going to do it, then do it properly. 10-15mm all round would give it that subtle enhancement and will fill the arches nicely
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    Spacer Advice

    Evening All, Looking to fill my arches better on my 530d sport Touring on style 66. What size spacers are other running? I’ve heard it best to go hubcentric ones. Any advice would be fab.
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    E39 528i with S-EDC / E39 530d Sport Touring

    Chuffed that I managed to fix the seized rear wiper today. Took another attempt at doing the rear tail lights, removed them off the car this time. They came up slightly better. Also restored the rear center boot trim with GTechniq C4, I will give my bumper trims a go as well.
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    E39 528i with S-EDC / E39 530d Sport Touring

    Thought I would give a little update on the 530d sport touring. I sold the 528i a few weeks ago, I was sad to see it go, bought it on a whim and just didn't use it. I gave my loathe 120d to my other half, and introduced the 530d to my daily 90mile commute. It's worth mentioning the engine was replaced in 2011 at 90k by BMW at the cost of £9k+ and it has just ticked past 185k last week. Jobs done: New Pirelli P7 front rubber Fitted a vortex oil breather. Fixed the PDC system by replacing all the sensors, bar the 2 middle rears. Fitted a new rear wiper arm, I am yet to fix the rear wiper system. I'm guessing the shaft is seized. Attempted to restore the rear tail lights, no idea how these get so bad. I will remove them next time and do a second run. I had an inspection report yesterday at local BMW specialist M Sutherland in Winford, as I started to notice a faint hissing, faint howl noise from 2k rpm. The noise is coming from the exhaust system and is a combination of the EGR blank and decat, so fairly happy with that. Other issues include; Broken up engine mount Front lower wishbone bush split Play in both rear upper wishbones Needs new rear ARB drop links No rust on the sills, jacking points, and the brake lines are in good shape, just the clips are rusting. I'm really pleased with that for a 185k car, it's been really well looked after over the years and has stacks of paperwork. Planned jobs, mostly cosmetics: Fix everything from the inspection report, get the rear wiper working, fit a new bonnet badge (genuine only - c3bmw probably), drivers side fog light is cracked, passenger side mirror plate is all scuffed - would love to retrofit powerfold mirrors, potentially get the alloys refurbed and fit new P7 rubber and fit a new bumper splash tray. Question - how should the splash tray fit within the wheel arch? should it fit inside the bumper or flush with the edge of the bumper?
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    E39 PDC Sensor for Sport Bumpers

    Replaced all of them this morning bar the 2 middle rears ones, and success! My PDC is now alive again.
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    BMW E39 530i facelift breaking.

    Morning Interested in the mirrors, if still available?