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What did you do to your E39 today ?

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Got the new headlights aligned properly

 

Took it to my local MOT guy and he did it within seconds using his light box, I tried using the garage doors and royally cocked it up :lol: 

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Sorted my faded rear lights...

 

Before:

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Started with P120, then P240 (squeaky bum time)

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Then P400 and P600 with a bit of water/detergent

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Finished with a rotary mop and some T-Cut

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Shiny! Forgot to take pics fitted but they look pretty similar to the corner units now.

 

I also gave her a clean and removed the plinth on the front bumper:

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1 minute ago, *jimmyj* said:

Tried to work out how to read the engine manage light that was thrown today when driving. Apart from that not much. Need to start pushing this project... Just no time.

 

Christ on a bike... You lost love?

 

Not seen any action from you in here in ages :lol: 

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Dropped the exhaust, tank and heat shields

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In preparation for sorting this

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CHECK YOUR SILLS!!! (or don't and stay happy)

Edited by trenchy24

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1 hour ago, *jimmyj* said:

Haha it's been a crazy few months. New born, testing me, long looooooong hours at work. You ok pal?!

 

Yeesh, sounds full on

 

Aye, not too bad. SSDD and all that :lol: 

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 ^^^Oh feck! (Trenchy 24's sills!) I gave my sills a poke and a prod when I bought the car nearly a year ago and bar some surface rust on the passenger side rear jacking point which I treated and re-sealed they were surprisingly solid. I know that once the rot sets in though it doesn't take long to really get a hold so I haven't looked since......

Edited by NWJW

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Mine looked ok, the inner lip was a bit crusty.....until I removed the plastic covers!! Haven't even looked at the passenger side yet. Looks just as bad, from what I can see. Just need to pluck up the courage to start attacking with a grinder!

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 Normally the passenger side isn't as bad as it's the drivers side that picks up all the crap off the road and rots out first, although, as said, when I checked mine out the passenger side was worse for some reason.

 

 Edit; Your pictures appear to be of the passenger side unless I'm being thick?

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8 hours ago, NWJW said:

 Normally the passenger side isn't as bad as it's the drivers side that picks up all the crap off the road and rots out first, although, as said, when I checked mine out the passenger side was worse for some reason.

 

 Edit; Your pictures appear to be of the passenger side unless I'm being thick?

I don't think the passenger side is quite as bad, time will tell though! The pictures are of the driver's side... Taken with front facing camera;)

 

7 hours ago, duncan-uk said:

Today I drove mine quite briskly ^_^

 

Is there any other way to drive an E39?? Especially when you drive a Vauxhall Vivaro for work. B):D

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On 6/14/2018 at 5:29 PM, d_a_n1979 said:

 

I thought all M54s were the same bar the size/power etc

 

Wonder if what you got was off an M52 etc?

 

You're right - I'm wrong!

 

I was wrong because the bit snapped of which made it look different. The muppet wrapped it in... wallpaper not bubble wrap.

 

However - it's all pedestrian, because upon inspection, the new one has a hairline crack in the exact same place as the old one. Of course, I only notice it after taking the car apart completely for the 700th time... because I'm a moron (I couldn't see the crack until the sun came out).

 

So, I'll try to get a refund on ebay but it was a while back.

 

I'll probably go the JB-Weld route and then sell the car... keep the golf v5. As beautiful as it is (rust aside), I just need something reliable at the moment as it's a daily driver and work is a bit nuts...

Edited by TeddyRuxpin

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2 hours ago, Yokozuna said:

What’s happened to your private plate @Loadmaster ?

Not done the transfer yet. Need to prep and spray the front plate OEM plinth first. Will sort it in the next couple of weeks.

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First decent run in the 540 today, a 263 mile return trip to Bath. Effortless mile muncher, very impressed. Also pleased with the 28mpg average overall. M3/A303 sat at around 80 where I could, with the return journey significantly quicker in places. :ph34r:

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On 6/18/2018 at 7:41 PM, BarryM said:

Fitted an M5 spoiler

 

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I always find it surprising how much my car's colour changes in sunlight:

 

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