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  1. Biggbn

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Sold it....
  2. Biggbn

    Burning smell thru vents?

    Quick update, yup, exactly as suggested, rocker gasket needs replaced, previous owner was clearly fleeced when he paid to have this job done previously. Also needs track rod end. Going in in a week or so then pressed back into action. Thanks for all advice.
  3. Biggbn

    Burning smell thru vents?

    It's been my only niggle and only occurred recently. Have only been putting petrol in and enjoying over past few thousand miles.
  4. Biggbn

    Burning smell thru vents?

    Thanks man, Will ask my mechanic to have a look
  5. Biggbn

    Burning smell thru vents?

    So soon after last time? Was replaced recently. I did read on an American forum that sometimes it's the rocker cover itself that's warped over time and a gasket makes little difference without a new cover?
  6. Biggbn

    Burning smell thru vents?

    OK thanks will have a look.
  7. Biggbn

    Burning smell thru vents?

    As above, I occasionally get a strong burning smell through main heater vent. Initially I thought it was a binding brake, or broken spring pushing against tire but car drives straight and pulls up true. Now I wonder if it might be oil or some other fluid burning on something hot BUT no smell from under bonnet, rocker cover gasket recently replaced, car uses no oil or water, dry as a bone underneath. Have only noticed this since I started using heaters more. Is there anything in heating system that could be getting hot enough to cause such an issue. Heating and air con works perfectly. Only happens when stopped and not always, when driving cabin is fresh as you like? Strange one, but any advice will be greatly appreciated..am loving this old car.
  8. Biggbn

    Hi, new e39 owner

    Yup, scorching day, lots of traffic, my car will have to cover 600-800 miles a week a few weeks of the month and shows every sign of being capable. Still not sure whether to do the gearbox flush although common sense errs on side of yup, do it. I notice a place in Glasgow gets good reviews on here and does job at a good set price.
  9. Biggbn

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Trip to Edinburgh and back, cruise on, slow cruise, 39mpg door to door over 130 miles.
  10. Biggbn

    Peaceful protest.

    Regardless where the story appeared, the act appealed to me. I think I would have been tempted to have a firm and Frank exchange of views with the cowards had I been a customer in the shop, but then I would be the bad guy....
  11. Biggbn

    Peaceful protest.

    Nice way to come back from shop being vandalised...does assume the perpetrators can read though! Just thought it showed a nice sense of humour. Ukip members sent 'mind-broadening' reading after bookshop attack https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/09/ukip-members-bookshop-attack-bookmarks?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard
  12. Biggbn

    Hi, new e39 owner

    Big car covered Dundee to Edinburgh including traffic today, door to door 40.9 mpg on computer, so even give or take a few mpg, result. Nb. I am NOT a fast driver which helps immesureably no doubt!
  13. Biggbn

    Pick 5 cars from these countries.

    I love the hy van, big Citroen fan. My first car was a hand me down dyane in pi$$ yella, family ran 2cvs for years and my third car was a £120 series 1 cx2400 gti, which was like a spaceship in comparison to friends mk1 fiestas and the like. Highest mileage car i owned was a 2.5tdi xm estate with 330k miles which kinda refutes the French unreliability clause...BUT...my cx and subsequent brace of bx tzd validated the unreliability clause time and again so, on balance..... ...bedt Citroen quote was from my team Saab mechanic (Saab's and Volvo's being my first loves) who commented that Citroen's engineering ideas were second to none, it's just a shame they chose to make their cars from liquoroce, milk bottle tops and string.....
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    Pick 5 cars from these countries.

    288gto is brilliant shout, oft forgotten and surely one of the prettiest homologation Ferraris?
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    E39 530d review from 10years ago

    I used to write wee reviews of the cars I owned, therapy!!
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