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The old girl needs some tlc

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Been a while since an update, put fuel in today and started first turn of key.

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4 hours ago, Jameswsb said:

Looking good Vern, lots of hard work there! Whats going on with the rear shelf?

The rear shelf is sun bleached, as my sun blind has been up all the time there's a definite two tone shade going on.  Under the speaker grills was the original black so I thought I'd use some black leather dye, the picture doesn't do it justice but it looks 100% better than it did.  I've just received my cable set from Jimmy and loaded it onto my computer so I can sit in garage and view on the big screen, not sure if I'm going to have a go at coding as could be out of my depth as there's nothing mechanical to mess with.  Are there any lists of e39 codes available ?????

 

Big Vee

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10 minutes ago, pidgeonpost said:

 

 

Ten minutes to spare, came across this Vern - any good?

 

 

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http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/58b6fc5bca9d7/BMW%20Complete%20Diagnostic%20Fault%20Code%20List.pdf

Edited: For some reason this PDF won't open via Tapatalk. Had this before. May be OK via browser.

Thanks Pidgeonpost, I actually found a very similar list yesterday,  I was more after what can be coded to give a more personal feel to my car if that makes sense ?? 

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I purchased some Red 7 (autosmart) I must say as my wheels were really contaminated with rust from my disc's after standing outside for quite some time prior to giving the old girl some tlc they really did scrub up well 

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Got the old girl painted looks well

 

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Just fitted all the trims with new items, I've added some air intakes around the foglights, I think it just gives it a bit more detailc7e20cbb6a7835c109b8d1f47de08ca7.jpg243249d416c5c09273ff66a067f16703.jpg

 

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Nice! where did you get the fog light surrounds from Vern?

James of the net and not eBay for once this is the link 39.99 delivered. Needed a bit of fine adjusting to fit good. I then bought some 45mm Id flexible pipe and routed these into the intake plenum behind the bumper. Always thought the M5 was strangled with air but did not want to go the route of two rings in mesh grill as these force air to my brakes.

http://shop.bmwracingparts.co.uk/E39-M5-Spor-Fog-Light-Covers-/-Air-Intake

 

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A few photos taken on local common grassland. Polished and sealed all round. Looks like it did in the showroom apart from foglight surrounds. Big Veeff16fa8ed66afa5cf0057b6b5adbaea9.jpg734c71a094c54bf5c459b743dd62f8f9.jpg6d1da5af3663fe38b9a9d92467159fa5.jpg

 

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Great job. Car looks terrific!  

 

Are they new or refurbished headlight units?

The lights were new about 7 yrs ago but still look new.

 

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Awesome work Vern, car looks fantastic. I do like Silverstone Blue!

Thanks James

 

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Car looks fantastic. Avoid deep puddles with those intakes though! Great to see such dedication. 

It's a dry weather car Kobayashi unless I get caught out I try and do things as best as I can. Big Vee

 

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