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  1. Nice E61 touring, quite local to me actually, I think I've probably seen it driving around in fact https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-525d-3-0-M-Sport-Touring-6-Speed-MANUAL/182917925168?hash=item2a96c20930:g:GWgAAOSwCQlZ8kUn Presumably quite rare being a sport with a manual gearbox?
  2. Hi, looking for a replacement front door as title. thanks mike
  3. I have ordered The G31 530D xDrive M Sport Touring Exterior Price [2] Alpine White included Change exterior colour 20" BMW Ind V-spoke style 759 alloy wheels included Change wheels Interior Price [2] Black Nappa leather with exclusive contrast stitching/piping £ 775.00 Change upholstery Poplar Grain Grey interior trim with Pearl Chrome £ 250.00 Change interior trim Packages Price [2] M Sport Package included Change package Package components LED foglights, front included Details M Steering Wheel included Details Adaptive Drive £ 2,435.00 Details Exterior trim, High-gloss Shadowline included Details Headlining, Anthracite included Details M Sport braking system included Details M aerodynamic bodystyling included Details Comfort seats, front included Details Price M Sport Package £ 2,435.00 Price [2] Comfort package £ 1,995.00 Change package Package components Comfort Access included Details Parking Assistant Plus £ 800.00 Details Comfort seats, front included Details Exterior Mirrors - folding with anti-dazzle included Details Price Comfort package £ 2,795.00 Price [2] Premium package £ 1,820.00 Change package Package components Ceramic finish for controls included Details Air conditioning, automatic with four-zone control included Details Ambient Air package included Details Massage function, front included Details Comfort seats, front included Details Price Premium package £ 1,820.00 Price [2] Visibility package £ 1,295.00 Change package Package components Adaptive LED Headlights included Details Headlight wash included Details High-beam Assistant included Details Price Visibility package £ 1,295.00 Price [2] M Sport Plus package £ 1,995.00 Change package Package components Sun protection glass included Details Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system £ 2,855.00 Details Price M Sport Plus package £ 4,850.00 Price [2] Technology package £ 1,495.00 Change package Package components Head-up Display included Details WiFi hotspot preparation included Details Display Key included Details Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging included Details BMW Gesture Control included Details Price Technology package £ 1,495.00 Optional equipment Communication Change optional equipment Price [2] BMW Gesture Control included Details Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system £ 2,855.00 Details Concierge Service £ 240.00 Details Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging included Details Head-up Display included Details Online Entertainment £ 160.00 Details Rear seat entertainment - BMW Professional £ 1,995.00 Details Remote Services £ 60.00 Details TV function £ 890.00 Details WiFi hotspot preparation included Details Exterior Equipment Change optional equipment Exterior Mirrors - folding with anti-dazzle included Details Exterior trim, High-gloss Shadowline included Details LED foglights, front included Details M aerodynamic bodystyling included Details Panoramic glass sunroof £ 1,250.00 Details Sun protection glass included Details Towbar, electrically folding £ 855.00 Details Interior Equipment Change optional equipment 12V power sockets £ 45.00 Details Air conditioning, automatic with four-zone control included Details Ambient Air package included Details Ceramic finish for controls included Details Comfort seats, front included Details Extended luggage features £ 285.00 Details Headlining, Anthracite included Details M Steering Wheel included Details Massage function, front included Details Seat heating, front and rear £ 325.00 Details Seat ventilation, front £ 510.00 Details Soft-close doors £ 435.00 Details Steering wheel heating £ 185.00 Details Sunblinds - rear side windows £ 185.00 Details TV function £ 890.00 Details Safety & Security Change optional equipment Adaptive LED Headlights included Details Driving Assistant Plus £ 2,250.00 Details Dynamic Safety £ 280.00 Details Headlight wash included Details High-beam Assistant included Details Night Vision with pedestrian recognition £ 1,595.00 Details Technology Change optional equipment Adaptive Drive £ 2,435.00 Details Apple CarPlay preparation £ 235.00 Details Comfort Access included Details Display Key included Details Driving Assistant Plus £ 2,250.00 Details Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging included Details Parking Assistant Plus £ 800.00 Details Remote Control Parking £ 395.00 Details WiFi hotspot preparation included Details
  4. Hi all, long time no post... Anyway, short story version. I went to look at an E61 530i Touring 6 Speed Manual 2007 LCI (269bhp) 110k miles 2 owners (mostly London commuting), plus a few extras from factory etc. Test driving and noticed a funny low end noise, I thought it was bottom end but later (after shooting the video) I realised that the knocking went away when the clutch was pressed in. That led me to Dual Mass flywheel issues but I don't know or what specific mechanisms are envolved or how they are malfunctioning (spring weights etc.). Most noticable heavy knocking on tickover and just after a little rev. Put the clutch in and it goes away. I thought the top end was a bit tappy, more than I would expect and I could detect the engine slightly rocking around. Is this normal for these tuned 530i LCI 2007 onward setups? Can any of you guys have a listen a see what you think, enlighten me? It goes well but this is the first 530i I've test driven. Booted it in 2nd n 3rd and noticed the performance below 3k RPM quite average, though I've never been that impressed with low end torque from BMW 6 cyl petrol engines. Up through 4k RPM and the magic starts to really happen, building nicely until I bail out at 6k RPM.
  5. Touring Rear Light Problem

    I have both nearside back lights out (touring so has tailgate and outer) No dash warning. All other lights working including those in same cluster. These are original celis lights. It's a supply fault as I have tried swapping a working spare celis in and that doesn't light either. So I am getting no power to either of the nearside tail lights. Can't be earthing as all the other lights in the clusters work. I have checked the two fuses to the lighting module in glove box. Any ideas? I guess I could temporarily bodge it by running a wire from the offside tailgate feed to the nearside celis to at least get me a working light to satisfy legality for the time being but that'd probably confuse the system. Any suggestions welcome. Dave
  6. Newbie Here - E39 or E61?

    Hello All, New member here, but not new to BMW 5ers. Previously had an E39 520 saloon, E39 528 Touring and also an E38 728. Im about to move back to the UK after several years away and am looking at another touring. I'd first thought about another E39 (maybe 530d) but then got to thinking about the E61 ( probably the 520d) . If it's the E61, would go for a later model , 2008-2010. Something ideally with sub 100k on the clock. Would be looking to spend under £10k. So, looking for some advice and re-assurance I suppose, that the E61 would serve me well. I'd be looking to keep it for about 5 years. I'd love one with a DAB system but understand this will only come on the current generation of 5ers. Any advice / tips what to look for and which diesel model is best out the E61s? Thanks in advance. Edited to add: As I'm relatively familiar with the E39, the E61 is totally new territory for me so know nothing about them. I suppose the real question is- how do they compare? Cheers.
  7. Possible fuel tank leak?

    Hi all, I noticed a leak at the rear end of the car, a week or so ago, after running the engine for roughly 10-15 minutes. It was only small drips, maybe one every 30 seconds or so. I returned to the car a couple of hours later and it had stopped and dried up. When I tried to repeat the problem the other day, the leak didn't reoccur - although from the stains, it looks like it's been going on for a while. The tank is about half full at this point. I've attached the best pictures I can take, the hole looks small. Can anybody confirm this is the fuel tank, and if it looks like it could be repaired with a fuel-safe epoxy, such as JB Weld? Cheers SpazaB
  8. Good evening all Sadly for me, but luckily for another enthusiast - the time has come to part ways with what has probably been the most reliable and driveable car i have ever owned. In the two years i have owned this car, it has rarely needed anything with the exception of small wear and tear parts. I travelled to buy this car as it was such a good example, and to this day i consider it to be one of the very best E39 Tourings available for the money, and reading on you will see why. This car needs to go to another enthusiast to be appreciated, and i would love to see someone else look after it as much as i have. The only reason for selling is that i have purchased an E60 M5 and cant justify keeping them both. In all honesty - i think part of me enjoys driving the E39 more than the M5 at times as it is just such a good, balanced, effortless and solid car to drive. Anyways, down to the all important stuff, and details. The car is a February 1999 BMW E39 540iA Touring with Steptronic Gearbox. 4.4 litre V8 Engine M62/TU Speclist from factory was as follows:- M62/TU COSMOSSCHWARTZ METALLIC (303) STANDARDLEDER/LICHTGELB (07LG) 302 - Alarm System 339 - Satin Chrome (dechromed) 352 - Double Glazing 386 - Roof Rail 428 - Warning Triangle 431 - Interior RR Veiw Mirrir with AUT Anti Dazzle 441 - Smokers Package 481 - Sports Seat Driver / Frt Passenger 500 - Headlight Washer Sys / Intensive Cleaner 508 - Park Distance Control (PDC) 609 - Navigation System Professional 670 - Radio BMW Professional 672 - CD Changer BMW for 6 CDs 710 - M Leather Steering Wheel 773 - Wood Trim 812 - England Version 850 - Add Fuel Tank filling for export 863 - Europe Dealer Directory 877 - Deletion Cross-Over Operation 880 - English / On Board Documentation Optional Extras 202 - Steptronic 210 - Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) 220 - Self Levelling Suspension 280 - LT/ALY Wheels Spoke Styling 473 - Armrest Front 520 - Foglights 534 - Automatic Air Conditioning 540 - Cruise Control 555 - On Board Computer 853 - Language Version English I have the Original Quote and also the original genuine Bill of Sale from Sytner totalling a staggering £49936.63 complete with all options added pre delivery. The car has a full service history, a mix of SYTNER, HR Owen, and some other BMW Specialists. There are 3 overflowing folders full of receipts and invoices and the amount of money spent on this car by the first and second owners is staggering The car has wanted for nothing all of its life, and receipts for £1200, £897, £1289.40, £1089.89 are commonplace within these folders. THE most important receipt which any prospective V8 E39 Owner should look for is one for £1933.37 which was only 3 years ago for the timing chain replacement. This is a VERY costly job and the fact this was done only a few years ago and only 20k miles ago, is a huge peace of mind for anyone buying this car. Parts included and changed include:- Timing Chain Gasket Seal V Belt Guide Rails Gasket Sets Rails x 2 Chain Tensioner Breather Block etc etc This played a huge part in me myself buying the car as it had only been done a year before me buying it, and a £2k bill and the peace of mind its been done are a huge plus. The car has so many receipts its impossible for me to list them, brake pipes, belts, tyres, radiator, oil cooler, air con rad, bushes, brake pipes, mountings, and absolutely stacks more, there are approximately £17000 of receipts and invoices in there. All original handbooks, manuals, original sales brochure with dealer card, radio card, and 2 keys are present. First aid kit is present and complete Fire extinguisher etc. The car itself:- The car i believe (correct me if i am wrong) is an SE Spec The M Sport front bumper, kick plates and updated LED rear lights with proper control module were added by a previous owner. Facelift Angel Eye headlights Semi tinted windows from pass rear windows back Black carpets Leather door cards with full leather interior. Vavona wood trim has been wrapped with 3M Carbon Dynoc wrap which looks miles better and compliments the black paintwork (modern) (Ignore the wooden gearknob trim this is now black) Style 37 Parallel Alloy wheels 8x18 front and 9 x18 rear Self levelling fully functional air suspension at rear (professionally lowered 15mm with BMW Software by BMW Master Tech) Eibach front springs which level the car out perfectly The car bodywork is impeccable. Dont get me wrong there are a couple of marks here and there, and if i am being hugely fussy there is a TINY spot of rust at the back passenger wheel arch where it meets the bumper about the size of your pinky fingernail, and a small spot about a 20p piece size inside the inner edge of the bootlid. Other than that the paintwork is outstanding for a car 17 years old. Dont expect a brand new car, it has small blemishes here and there but nothing at all that detract from the car and i am confident enough to say it is one of the best around at this price, and you can see from the photos that compared to almost every other E39 touring on the market just now it is outstanding. I recently a week ago had the car into the bodyshop to have the front bumper removed and completely resprayed (stone chip rash) at the same time i also had the side sills resprayed as they were also stone chip rashed. Both now are absolutely spotless and i drove the car home at 20mph to avoid stone chips! The bootlid is a weak spot on these, and the very lower edge was showing signs of rust a few months ago so before it got too bad, i had it stripped down, rubbed back, and fully treated primed and resprayed also. New 540 badge added to bootlid at the time. Other than the two small spots mentioned above thats pretty much it bodywise. There is a very minor scratch on the wing which has been touched in but again thats me being fussy. The car runs faultlessly. No issues, no lights, no rattles or bangs, no smoke, doesnt burn excessive oil and doesnt use water, everything works as it should including the elctric mirrors, windows, and central locking. The undertray was a bit tatty when i got the car so i eventually tracked down a V8 one on ebay (different shape and mounting points) and fitted. It even has the small metal support bar beside the oil drain hatch!! Ignore the speaker in the rear boot panel this has been removed and replaced with a new genuine inner boot trim panel. There is so much more i have probably forgotten about this car but its late at night so any questions please feel free to ask. In a nutshell, other than a few blemishes the bodywork is outstanding. Not like new.... but outstanding. Three of the wheels could prob do with a refurb if i am honest as they have the usual water under the lacquer, and some light scuffs to the edges which were there when i got the car. To be honest i planned to have this done in addition to all the paintwork at the bodyshop, but where do you stop spending when you are selling?. I am selling the car and a wheel refurb isnt the end of the world if the new buyer sees the need but the uk weather we get i didnt ever feel the need to have the wheels re diamond cut and only ever intended to have them powder coated in high power silver once i got round to it. Diamond Cut just doesnt last on UK roads. I have a brand new front Diamond Cut (boxed brand new unused) Style 37 parallel wheel which i will give to the new owner for free if i get as close to the asking price as possible. Brand new and boxed. Only other thing i can possibly even think of being 100% honest is the front window rubber is looking a little bit brittle at top, but doesnt leak or anything, but again thats me being niggly and picking up on everything i can mention. The tyres at rear have just been put back on for winter, Vredestein Wintrac which have about 5-6mm on them Front tyres are good, Eagle F1 if i remember correct with about 3mm on them. Brakes are all good, and all fluids are fairly recent. The current mileage is 161k, but i genuinly assure you that the car drives and looks like it has 61k on it. The car has to be seen to be believed and appreciated, anyone who comes to see the car will realise it drives like it is only a few years old. No rattles or creaks or bangs, and it has been meticulously looked after all of its life with receipts to astonish at the amount of money spent on it through main dealers and specialists. MOT is until end of march next year. Condition wise i have not seen a better one for sale currently that isnt priced at £8/9/10k ! This is an honest car with honest history and all receipts to back it up as far back as day 1 with its original bill of sale and invoice. Copy of original reg document and Sytner Paperwork and Brochure. I will have forgotten loads that i havent mentioned, but please feel free to ask. Car is located in Aberdeen, 15mins from Railway Station and 25mins from Aberdeen Airport. I can collect buyer from either. Photos show how good a car it is. But anyone who drives it will appreciate it drives like its a quarter of its age. Probably one of the most reliable and best cars i have ever owned in terms of simplicity, comfort, and it has good power from the 4.4 V8 to boot. I am looking for £3995 or as close to it as very possible, I would love to see the car go to another enthusiast who will touch up the small bits and keep it in great condition. I am open to sensible offers around the asking price Thanks for looking.
  9. Hi All, I've found myself a lovely E39 Vermont Green 520i Touring! Picked it up on Friday for £750, 120k on the clock - it drives like a peach and I'm really happy with it, even has the green leather interior. The headlights are the standard pre-facelift halogens, front right headlight has some condensation and there are small patches of rust on the bodywork, but none on the wheel arches. The seal around the windscreen has deteriorated quite a bit, so I will be replacing that along with the headlight(s) when I next have the chance. I'm not sure how common Vermont Green is, but it's definitely growing on me! Cheers, SpazaB
  10. Hi all, so as the title says, my work horse E39 will be up for sale in a month's time or so. I will pay the money to advertise on here in due course (having major surgery in next couple of weeks) What I wanted to ask, is that there are a couple of bits that need doing to the car, and would i be better off doing them and then selling, or should i leave them for the buyer to do. The temp sensor (engine temp is fine, but dash reading shows -40 degrees regardless of weather) PDC - (had a light front end miscommunication with a motorbike at standstill traffic and insurance replaced the front bumper, but PDC gives a long beep when in reverse but no repeated beeps when i get close to anything) Front wheels vibrate over 60mph (been told that the front wheels are either off an E38 or i have E60 hubs on. Balancing is fine, but there is no 'ridge' on the inside barrel of the wheel) - I have some spigot rings that i haven't had time to fit, no point buying new wheels if the car is being sold and the outlay wouldn't increase the sale price enough i don't think. Self Levelling suspension - this was removed by a previous owner and has shocks and springs on but the SLS light on the dash is present and not been cleared. Have a Full SLS kit from a breaker ready to be fitted should the new owner wish to do so. (F.O.C to new buyer) New wipers and rear brake bulbs will be fitted this weekend, and will be having an inspection II at Birds before sale. Door Lock needs replacing as upon depressing the relevant buttons on the keyfob the drivers door is still unlocked. have a new lock and actuator ready to be fitted Passenger Mirror lens broken - Have power mirrors ready to go on, just waiting for them to come back from a friend who is spraying them for me for a donation of beer tokens. It's an Automatic Titan Silver sport on a 53 plate with just shy of 208k on the clock (I've done 3k since October). Always been on Shell V-Power. Looking to list it at £2000 [what i paid], and don't really want any less than that, unless a purchaser has an E39 M5 to sell, in which case I've got some cash i've squirreled away and will be tempted to do a deal, but again for that my budget will only stretch to a pre-facelift. If you guys have any advice, that would be appreciated, given this is my first E39, and i'm in no shape to do much work to it that would require specialist tools, or jacking the car up, as i have no space (sloped drive) on which to do it, nor ability. Thanks! Deepan
  11. Touring Tailgate Window

    Hi all, I'm after a touring rear window hatch. Just the glass if possible, as my wiper mechanism is broken/seized and i'm unable to remove the existing mechanism, by the looks of things without breaking the glass, so ideally need a new glass, or full rear door with wiring loom in Titan Silver. Muchos Gracias Deepan.
  12. Gearbox Light on Dash

    Morning all, So this morning i started the car as normal, and the usual lights come up. Rear O/S Brake bulb is out, Air Suspension light (no self-levelling) and Airbag (either tensioner, or i still have to book in for the recall on the steering wheel airbag) I started driving away from my driveway and obviously the engine is cold. A bit of a hearty shove to the end of my road, and then the gearbox light has come on. kick down is pretty harsh. can't use my phone and there's nowhere to stop. I carry on to work, (20 minute drive) park up in the carpark, and turn the car off. turn it back on again straight away, and the light was still there. I'll go back and check in a couple of hours when i get a chance to sneak away from my desk, but.... IF it's still on, what does that mean? needs oil or do i need a new gearbox? If it goes, is all well or should i get it inspected or top up the gearbox oil anyway? Would this be the opportunity to do a manual ox swap if anyone has the parts to sell? Thanks in advance. Deepan
  13. E39 Touring bits.

    Hi guys, can i get a quote on the following items. Body colour is Titan-Silver ( TITANSILBER METALLIC (354) ) 51168165115 51168165116 - Do these come painted, or just primed and need to be painted? 51218235098 66206989081 (x2) 66202180149 (x6) Much appreciated. Deepan
  14. New 5er Owner

    Hi, a certain owner 'suggested' i buy an E39 once my previous lease vehicle went back to the dealership (F21 120d M-Sport), so here i am. I've got myself a '53 plate 530d sport touring in Silver. probably paid a tad too much for it, considering the amount of rust bubbles it has however it drives well and is a factory sport, so it'll carry value well. 205K miles on the clock so far. I've designated it as a daily work horse, however already started buying parts and such like. My other car is an pre-facelift (chromie) E30 M20b25 Turbo. Thanks. Deepan
  15. 2002 '52' e46 330i M-Sport Touring

    2002, 52 reg 330i full factory M-Sport touring. 161k miles, full 12months MOT (no advisories), individual electric adj & hearing leather sports seats, electric mirrors, 5 speed auto and semi auto box, massive spec car. 3 keys plus valet & skeleton keys. Recently fitted 4 brand new Nankang utrasoorts 2's, brand new MAF, starter motor, CCV & hoses, main belt & pulleys. When I first got the car all the intake rubber boots were replaced. Car drives perfectly, everything works as it should and A/C is nice and cold. Interior is in very good condition with none of the usual wear you'd expect, ie no worn seat bolsters etc. just had all airbags replaced by BMW recall. Only down side is a couple of tiny bits of bubbling paint on the arches, but nothing a few hundred quid at a paintshop wouldn't fix. All wheels were refurbished, but the wife has managed to add some minor curbing to Bought this car a couple of years ago to use whilst I spent a year restored my M5. Kept it even though the e39 was finished as such a nice car, but now have 3 cars, so sadly I'm going to let this go. I'm in West Sussex, near Gatwick and would advise looking at other ones before viewing this, as it really is that much better than most out there. £2495
  16. E34 520 Touring - Islington

    Very nice E34 520i Touring with Throwing Stars. Met in the Gulf petrol station a month or so ago whilst I was washing down the E38 and the Z3. Turned out to be quite a collection as there was you and an E31 too. Anyway looked good going southbound this morning on Holloway Road whilst I was going North
  17. Hi, For sale is my diecast 1:43 scale E39 5-Series Touring Model. Description : This is a collectors model with a presentation box. This is a very rare model and was only available from the dealers - P/N : 80429420695 - these are very hard to come by if not impossible to find these days. Condition : The model is in overall excellent condition. It comes with all the original dealer packaging. The plastic presentation stand and case is also in good condition with no cracks. The outer cardboard box is also in overall very good condition. Colour : Dark Blue Scale : 1/43 Features are : Opening Front Doors Opening Tailgate Free rolling wheels Presentation Case Price : £45 including insured postage (Royal Mail Recorded Delivery) Feedback : Please feel free to check my feedback on here. Any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks for looking.
  18. Michael's E61 530d

    Hello, I thought it was time to start a log of my car and it's progress. I brought this car on 24th May 2016. I looked at cars as far north as Middlesborough and as far south as London and ended up buying a car 10 minutes away from me in Leicester! I'm the third owner of the car, with the mileage currently on 161,600! It runs sweet, has full BMW service history and has had no faults that I'm aware of! It already had tinted windows and the shadowline/black grills. The previous owner also installed Ice white halo's. My plans are: - Full detail incl. Gtechniq C1 sealant - Low profile roof rack and roof box (May include wrapping the roof for protection) - Fix stone chipped bumper - Upgrade sat-nav - Done - Maybe a detachable towbar - Remap after 6 months (want to gauge condition of everything) - iDrive interface with reverse camera? - Dash camera Here are some pictures
  19. Hello, i have been browsing for a couple of days now. Im located in Derbyshire, here is my newly aquired BMW E39 530D MSport Auto: Not the best of photo's but hey-ho! , Im looking at tidying the car up a little. First of all i will just be tidying the rust up, changing the termostat as this sticks open sometimes and servicing the car for now. I have previously owned an E36 Saloon 323i in blue and an E36 Coupe 323i in hellrot red. The car has done 160k miles with full service history, however none of these mention a gearbox service which worries me a little so i am also looking at getting this done, but overall i am really impressed with the car. If anyone has any tips or suggestions, i am all ears . Anyway i won't bore you all with anymore information about me! Cheers
  20. Newbie

    Hi I'm Dan I'm new here but have owned a 2002 540i m-sport touring for about a year. Id like to say its been a great year of V8 motoring but In this short amount of time I have had to spend a small fortune in repairs including: -Slow coolant leak due to a cracked alternator casing. (repaired/welded) -Sudden loss of entire coolant due to burst coolant hose (replaced) -sudden loss of all power and electrics whilst driving due to knackered alternator (replaced) -Water pump failure (replaced along with entire coolant system) Despite all of the above ( with all but the cracked alt housing happening in the last two months) I still really like the car, especially when I get to drive it. having spent so much on the damn thing I want to get my moneys worth out of it now, so fingers crossed the worst is behind me. Things still to do include: - replacing the rear bush mounts, the ride has become slightly unbearable on certain roads, with all sorts of knocks, creeks and moans coming from the back. (I will be tackling this myself if anyone has any pointers) - full respray as the body work is pretty poor with rust seeming to pop up on a daily basis - get the bm54 unit repaired/upgraded as only have sound out of the front drivers side speakers - get spacers and have it slightly lowered Overall its a cracking car to drive and I'm sure someone can confirm or correct me, seems to be quite rare in this spec? Cheers, Dan.
  21. touring rear caliper

    just a quick question all rear calipers saloon and touring are they the same ??
  22. New Fiver

    Last summer I bought a really rough E39 535i for the princely sum of £450. It had MOT for 9 months, so I've been running it for as long as possible, spending as little as possible on it. It really is not worth fixing, too much wrong with it, but I love the drive so have put a deposit down on a 540i Touring. Here are the ebay pics. Picking it up on Wednesday and can't wait.
  23. Afternoon all. Thought it was long over due i shared some photos of my E39 540iA Touring Bought the car about a year ago from another forum member, and drove her back from London to Bonnie Scotland The carbon interior trims i did myself with Genuine 3M Di-Noc Carbon and they look a million times better on a black car than the Vavona Wood Trim! Gave her a good wash and scrub up last weekend and this Friday past, just need to find somewhere close to me up here that can fix the polished lips on a couple of the wheels and she will be all good, Ready for Summer Sunday Road Trips!
  24. E39 525i SE Touring 2002 Orient Blue

    From the album E39 525i SE Touring 2002

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  25. E34 from Norfolk

    Evening all, about time I get on here as I'm damn sure its going to be useful. So I reluctantly sold my first car, a 1996 MX5, owned for the last 1 and a half years its done me good but I needed something to lug my bicycles around the country and abroad so I went in search of something larger... Which has thus landed me with this 1995 525 touring. Being only 21, my colleagues and friends are disgusted by the fact i've bought an estate and despite my reasoning they persist in calling me an "old man" they just dont understand . Regardless I picked this because of the m50 lump and manual box which was what I'd been waiting for. Previous owner swapped in a set of heated sport seats which im not complaining about at all and despite the usual roof lining sag the inside interior pretty sound. Exterior is good for the age imo with the only real grumbles for me being the scabby roof rails, crack in bumper and the rust around the filler cap, all of which should be fixed over time. Now the unfortunate part, no MOT ... I carted it from Birmingham to Norfolk and I now need it MOT'd, it failed on 1 tyre being below the limit, corroded brake lines front to rear n/s and worn drop link. So not really any major probelmos. Having fallen into the metric tyre trap I didn't really fancy the idea of £150 a corner on old rubber and i've picked up a meaty set of style 66's saving my wallet a wedge there. And thats really the story so far. Next on priority list is sorrting the lines and drop link for the MOT and then who knows.
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