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Piper's E39 530d Sport

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Finally have bought a genuine Sport! Needed a car fast after selling the 728i, the 540 was drinking petrol like an alcy drinks Tenennts Super on my daily stop start commute along the Wolverhampton Road.

 

Found this 5 miles from me, seems well looked after, usual rust spots but not on sills which is good. 190bhp version, no cracks in the bumpers, heated leather, kiddy boosters (up for sale), sun protection glass. 179k but doesn't bother me.

 

Price was £1850. Not mega cheap but just needed a new cheapish BMW and quick.

 

Gonna stick in DSP and nav, flog the Style 66s and just use it as a daily. Fingers crossed it will get to 200k without any issues.

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54 minutes ago, Jay_w said:

Looks like a clean example mate 

 

 

Not too bad Jay, there's worse.

 

Hate this though

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First prob. Coolant leak from this part

 

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Edit - it's the EGR thermostat. New stat and o ring bought from Bmwmotormec. £25. Video on you tube on how to replace in 3 minutes!

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Is it Auto or Manual?

What wheels you sticking on it if your gonna sell the 69s?

They the only patches on rust on it? - Shouldn't be to hard to sort out.

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You do love your E39s Chris snap on that damn rust below the number plate

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13 hours ago, Jay_w said:

Is it Auto or Manual?

What wheels you sticking on it if your gonna sell the 69s?

They the only patches on rust on it? - Shouldn't be to hard to sort out.

 

Sorry Jay I meant sell on the Style 66s and stick the 69s on.

 

Auto. Personally I just don't see the appeal of a manual on a daily.

 

I do like 66s, they look great. Shame they never did em in 18".

 

There's a bit of bubbling on the middle of the sill, nothing to bad.

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1 hour ago, BarryM said:

You do love your E39s Chris emoji4.png snap on that damn rust below the number plate emoji53.png

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I know, can't stand tatty bodywork. 

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Along with EGR stat, have just bought fuel, air, oil filters. Enough Triple QX 5w40  and ready mix coolant as well. Bought new pair of plates.

 

Good bit of eBay shopping is still cheaper than Carparts4less etc.

 

Can't wait to get started, pics to follow,

 

£1850 seems about right after a bit of browsing, so happyish with the price as well.

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Nice looking car Chris - good luck with it.

 

Be worth checking if the swirl flaps have been removed!

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Nice addition to the fleet Chris... ;)  You certainly get through some BMW's...

 

C.

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2 hours ago, E39mad said:

Nice looking car Chris - good luck with it.

 

Be worth checking if the swirl flaps have been removed!

 

Yep good point. On my list of things to do next weekend 

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11 minutes ago, cableguy said:

Nice addition to the fleet Chris... ;)  You certainly get through some BMW's...

 

C.

 

And I can safely say that every BMW I've had, I've made better and lavished with care.

 

E39s deserve love, how anyone can run one of these into the ground until it breaks is beyond me. As we know E39s will give you over 250k to 300k of good motoring if looked after right. 

 

Considered A6s, A8s, Pheatons, Golf GTis, S60 V8s..but always came back to the good old E39.

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2 hours ago, jag530isport said:

Looking very nice Chris.  You got many plans for it?

 

Inspection 2

New stats

Style 69s

Nav

DSP

Phone

 

Got all the bits in the lock up.

 

No need for blinds with the sun protection glass. It needs new arch liners under the bumper. 

 

Question is do I get the bodywork done...dunno yet.

 

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Inspection 2

New stats

Style 69s

Nav

DSP

Phone

 

Got all the bits in the lock up.

 

No need for blinds with the sun protection glass. It needs new arch liners under the bumper. 

 

Question is do I get the bodywork done...dunno yet.

 

How come you're unsure about the bodywork?

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1 hour ago, jag530isport said:

How come you're unsure about the bodywork?

 

Is it worth spending £1000 to sort the bodywork? 

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Is it worth spending £1000 to sort the bodywork? 

It doesn't look too bad in the pictures other than the rest panel.

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Inspection 2 day.

 

Can i start by saying 'air filter'. What fucker designed that 747 sized POS? Jeez. 

 

Anyway. Oil service, air, microfilter and fuel filter all done. Just both stats and fresh coolant still to do.

 

All pretty simples apart from a seized TX bolt on top of the fuel filter. I had to ram a screwdriver inbetween the filter and holding bracket (as the filter was spinning around the bracket), plus soak the bolt in WD. Only then did it play nicely. Little shit. Old filter was Motaquip which was also an indication that the car had been at least serviced properly at least once :)

 

Style 69s on. They look awesome. Noticed the car has been treated to new pads all round, and they've been fitted properly. Someone's taken time to dip the wheel bolts in copper grease which shows a respectful level of spannership. Needs rear discs though.

 

Also carried out some smaller jobs. Sometimes these make a huge difference. New number plates, (£11 a pair), new door aperture seal, V8 grilles, working parking sensors, replaced blown third brake light bulb, replaced missing tool kit items.

 

Have removed the sill covers in preparation for some cleaning and rust protection.

 

Other jobs to do:

Polish headlight

Fit DSP and nav

*possibly* fit high obc

Replace broken sport arch liners

Fit foldies with reverse dip

Fit colour coded door and wing trim

 

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