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  2. I've had a note left on my old Saab years ago but had only just got it so wasn't ready to sell. Bought my 525e by posting a letter through the door and have left my card before but to no response. Hope your on the mend!
  3. 535i Andrew

    Bit of help needed, please

    The hidden even sportier Sport mode conversion. Look at Realoem for the connectors its bound to one of the standard types already available. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=NB32-EUR---E60-BMW-545i&mg=61
  4. CFD

    Things I hate about my 5 series

    I find auto hold a bit poor too - it seems to be standalone without a separate HHA. I never want the car to roll backwards regardless of HHA. What my 4 did (with a traditional handbrake!) when switching from R/D was keep you stationary until D was fully engaged then start rolling forwards. What the 5 does with Auto Hold off is once you select D and lift your foot off the brake - allow you to roll back until its fully engaged. Auto Hold and HHA should be two separate things. Why would you ever want to allow rolling backwards when a forward gear is selected? Stereo was way better in the 4 too
  5. After a truly awful 36 hours in hospital this week, finally set about driving home in the old Touring.. about 2 minutes from the hospital and still in a total daze at being out in the real world we entered a roundabout and a car came flying up behind me. I disregarded it initially and then happened to notice in my mirrors the guy was flashing his lights. Thinking I'd done something wrong in my confusion and tiredness, and expecting to go into some kind of confrontation I simply was not prepared for at all, I indicated and slowed up.. only for the guy to pull alongside and with a smile on his face shout over "Are you interested in selling your car?!" - I was totally befuddled. I said "No, sorry.." - and he acknowledged that with a smile and a wave, and drove off. The best of it, my touring is not a particular pristine example.. a leggy (218k) old SE, with deep dents / gouges in the roof, scuffs on every corner... it gets used as a daily utility. Anyone ever had similar with their E39? I do remember a guy in a Porsche 911 asking if I wanted to sell the VW Corrado VR6 I was sitting in at some lights years ago.. I laughingly suggested a trade instead which, unsurprisingly, I couldn't tempt him with
  6. stu08

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I really should have read the red bit in your signature first.
  7. stu08

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Looks great Dan. Which front discs are on yours?
  8. mikeamoia

    iDrive Display Problem

    So took the risk and bought on ebay (same part number because there is loads of versions) and low and behold same problem. Did you have to get the radio programmed or was it plug and play and soon as you replaced it? and also was it the exact same part number you used? I might try get a similar model because it was very hard to find the same one!
  9. AlfaEuropa

    520D F10 with strange noise

    These cars cost about £10k to buy - Supersede has certainly been very unlucky but he has certainly got hi money's worth from the warranty!
  10. 540i777

    E9 535i/540i ECU, MAF and fuel pump £15 each

    I'm still looking for an undertray for my '00 540i ...
  11. ssbmw528i

    E39 how should the bonnet / hood open

    all 3 cables now replaced with OEM, everything is now nice and tight and working as it should be this thread also saved me some time in getting the latches out without removing the bumper. https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1798773-Hood-Release-Cable-and-Latch-Replacement-(Hood-Release-Junction-Box-to-Hood-Latches)
  12. cotswoldbmwmini

    E34 glovebox brackets and gearshift cover

    Thank you for that, payment received and the parts are on order for you. Kind Regards
  13. Sorry, my post was a bit long and garbled but I did mention the antibacterial guy being a bit exuberant. Seriously, you are correct, he was a clown, the spray was everywhere and now I know why he said he used two cans!! I just hope it didn't leave a residue on the MAF sensor but after 90 miles today over 4 short stop/start journeys I am not getting the emissions light. Thanks for your input, much appreciated
  14. muzzer79

    Things I hate about my 5 series

    My seats are fine (G31 520d M Sport) But I will add things that I hate: 1. It defaults to Comfort setting on each start-up, rather than remembering that I always have it ECO mode 2. Trim around the rear view mirror is the cheapest plastic imaginable 3. Auto Hold has to be turned on as an option, rather than being a default which you turn off. 4. Parking brake doesn't engage automatically when you put it in P, only when you turn the car off. 5. It's too clever for it's own good. I've had several niggly things go wrong and it feels like something is always about to fail or go wrong. 6. The electric window switches are exactly where I put my hand to push the door open and get out. Several times I've been about to walk away and noticed that the rear window is slightly open where I've knocked it. 7. The local dealer is completely and utterly hopeless. Not ideal, considering point 5. I can forgive it everything apart from point 5, which is pushing me towards not getting another one when the time comes.
  15. You never said that. Sounds like a clown!
  16. Front end lowered this morning on Eibach Pro Kit springs alongside new front OEM BMW top mounts
  17. d_a_n1979

    Sport front shocks renewal

    You'll still be fine... It's 285s you've to worry about
  18. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fitted all new OEM BMW front top mounts along with Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs
  19. Keliuss

    Blowers A/C speeds up and down.

    There is a huge shortcut you can take if you are willing to place 2 cuts on some of the ducting and tape it up later. You can save yourself a lot of work. I've done this job and I've seen that guide, but it's total overkill. Bear in mind that mine is an LCI so might be slightly different. I didn't remove the center console, or any trim pieces in either footwell. I went straight in and removed the radio/heater controls area of the dash only. Piece number 1 is the ducting that runs down the center console. Normally, it has to come out to remove piece number 2, which allows the fan shroud (3) to be removed. However.... Make 2 cuts roughly where the red lines are on piece number 1 and you can fold the thin plastic ducting back towards you and remove piece 2. I used some insulating tape to repair it later. You can loop the tape under it prior to re-inserting piece 2, which will help secure it better. There are ducting pieces to the left and right just visible in the pic. These can also be removed and refit (a little awkwardly) via this opening in the dash. No need to remove more trim pieces in footwells. Keliuss
  20. I was more thinking about the loony with the spray, he has sprayed it everywhere. I am pretty certain he didn't have a clue where it should go and so he added it into the fan, air inlet to the air filter as well as the vents. Thankfully the warning light hasn't returned so I will keep monitoring
  21. sharkfan

    What were you doing when Chernobyl blew up?

    I was only joking neal. Nuclear reactor control has a lot to do with the architecture of the reactor itself, the materials involved and the testing that occured prior to, during, and post commissioning - history shows us that RBMK's were not good on any of those points. Nuclear safety in the broader sense relies on the dissemination of information that can highlight faults or shortcomings, operational anomalies, reactor test procedure results and so on - history again shows us that the Soviets were deliberately not good at that. The new safe cover should be good 100 years, even through earthquakes and other reasonable predictable disasters; there are no guarentees as a direct meteroid strike of any size would probably flatten it, but it has been designed, and built, to be as good as it can be for 100 years.
  22. No, the aircon has nothing to do with your code.
  23. 535i Andrew

    520D F10 with strange noise

    New dmf, clutch and now gearbox, wow. I wonder if was the first motion shaft bearing failing. That might put more load on the dmf as the alignment of the shaft may have deteriorated. I wonder how much a new manual box would cost? Given that the box is coming out again, make sure all the components that need to be moved out of the way are put back properly.
  24. cookingfat63

    Fault Code Advice

    Hi thanks for your reply i use Shell V Power
  25. 535i Andrew

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I hit a pigeon today. Stupid bird didn't move, heard the clonk as it made contact. All I could see were feathers in my rear view mirror so I stopped to check to see if the rest of was still stuck on the grill, but thankfully not.
  26. Superswede

    520D F10 with strange noise

    So I was supposed to get the car back yesterday, but it wasn't ready, which wasn't too much of an issue as I have a nice 525d estate as a loan car. This morning the BMW dealer/workshop rang to say that the new DMF and clutch had been fitted, but during a test drive the noise had only "halved in volume". They had done some more investigations and after draining the gearbox oil, they found some slight traces of metal in the drained oil. After they had spoken to BMW technical it was agreed with BMW warranty to fit a new gearbox to the car! I'm just so so glad that BMW warranty are paying for all of this. Will keep you posted next week as I'm now due to get the car back on Monday.
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    • I've had a note left on my old Saab years ago but had only just got it so wasn't ready to sell.   Bought my 525e by posting a letter through the door and have left my card before but to no response.   Hope your on the mend!
    • The hidden even sportier Sport mode conversion.   Look at Realoem for the connectors its bound to one of the standard types already available.   https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=NB32-EUR---E60-BMW-545i&mg=61    
    • I find auto hold a bit poor too - it seems to be standalone without a separate HHA.   I never want the car to roll backwards regardless of HHA. What my 4 did (with a traditional handbrake!) when switching from R/D was keep you stationary until D was fully engaged then start rolling forwards.   What the 5 does with Auto Hold off is once you select D and lift your foot off the brake - allow you to roll back until its fully engaged.   Auto Hold and HHA should be two separate things. Why would you ever want to allow rolling backwards when a forward gear is selected?

      Stereo was way better in the 4 too
    • After a truly awful 36 hours in hospital this week, finally set about driving home in the old Touring.. about 2 minutes from the hospital and still in a total daze at being out in the real world we entered a roundabout and a car came flying up behind me. I disregarded it initially and then happened to notice in my mirrors the guy was flashing his lights. Thinking I'd done something wrong in my confusion and tiredness, and expecting to go into some kind of confrontation I simply was not prepared for at all, I indicated and slowed up.. only for the guy to pull alongside and with a smile on his face shout over "Are you interested in selling your car?!" - I was totally befuddled. I said "No, sorry.." - and he acknowledged that with a smile and a wave, and drove off.    The best of it, my touring is not a particular pristine example.. a leggy (218k) old SE, with deep dents / gouges in the roof, scuffs on every corner... it gets used as a daily utility.    Anyone ever had similar with their E39? I do remember a guy in a Porsche 911 asking if I wanted to sell the VW Corrado VR6 I was sitting in at some lights years ago.. I laughingly suggested a trade instead which, unsurprisingly, I couldn't tempt him with
    • I really should have read the red bit in your signature first.


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