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  2. ellisc

    G31 Gloss Black Styling

    not going to lie I did not even realise that until you pointed itnow I feel this needs fixing haha possibly could get a gloss black wrap to hide it unsure!
  3. SJL

    G31 Gloss Black Styling

    Looks good with the black grill but this area looks a bit odd to me: Looks like a white piece has fallen off but it hasn't ! I have a white G31 on order and would like the black grill which I've has on several white cars including my current F11 but this is putting me off .....
  4. NWJW

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Washed, waxed and hoovered yesterday and then it rained, and hasn't stopped since.... Then this morning I finally got the chance to take it to a local indie for a 4 wheel alignment which it needed as I had to change near enough all of the suspension for the last mot and whilst I can't say it drives massively better it definitely feels smoother, the steering feels nicer and I'm not sure if I'm imagining it but the car feels more 'free'. And I've now got piece of mind that all the new suspension bits I fitted are aligned correctly.
  5. ellisc

    G31 Gloss Black Styling

    Cheers! Couldn’t be any happier with the purchase such a great car. Sent over an email to Motech hopefully can get the ball rolling and get some new additions added soon I’ll be sure to post some after pics
  6. Back2Beemer

    G31 Gloss Black Styling

    agreed - the new M135 looks bang average out of the box, and they’ve made it look really good. Motech have a really good reputation, so hopefully they can sort you out. Congrats on the new motor by the way!
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  8. This noise can come from the exhaust system if it has a worn bush or if something is touching it. The vibration could be set off by the prop shaft going out of balance under strain. Or a wheel bearing possibly.
  9. ellisc

    G31 Gloss Black Styling

    Nice one! I will be sure to drop them an email and see what they can do I have seen what they did to the latest M135i and they made that think look unreal
  10. Back2Beemer

    G31 Gloss Black Styling

    Speak to a company called Motech performance - they stock loads of Maxton stuff, and will be able to advise on cars they’ve done before. They do tons of 1 series & 3 series upgrades, so I’m sure they’ll be able to sort you out.
  11. AC530d

    Having trouble

    Yeah it said 1.unintelligent battery sensor. 2. Intake air temperature sensor short/ low high circuit( replaced) 3. Turbo boost pressure sensor (replaced) Had it mapped so as far as I know dpf is deleted out... not sure about cat though.
  12. d_a_n1979

    Immaculate E39 530i SE

    £4995
  13. e34m525i

    Diff input/output flange compatibility

    Upon double checking the 545i uses a 215k/220k diff (same size casing as our e39 540i/530d diffs) on the e60 545i they come in a 3.38 so it may well be possible to swap the internals over and make e39 into 3.38 ill continue research and see what I find!
  14. Johnny Grabble

    Astounding economy!

    I only measure brim to brim mpg as the OBC tends to be about 5% optimistic. Best tank in my G30 530d SE was 881 miles at 63.0 mpg. Over ~30k miles, it's averaged >56 mpg. I don't keep it at 60 on the motorway either.
  15. RandomName

    Looking to get a E61...Guidance?

    @LukeG88 Is that the Bangor in NI? If so I know what you mean about lack of petrols over here. I had to go to England to get mine.
  16. ellisc

    G31 Gloss Black Styling

    Great stuff! Aye know Pendle hill well it’s a common hike for us and amazing country roads through RV for taking the 5 down. How you finding the hybrid? I toyed with the idea, but due to the amount of long distance driving I do it was not worth it. I have to agree the M Sport Plus Pack & M Performance wheels are extremely nice, I was toying with the idea of getting some Vossens on, but not sure if I can justify the price to the misses
  17. RandomName

    Uneven front brake wear, possible causes.

    As you’ve indicated, pulling to one side or other under braking could be a number of things and not necessarily brake related. If as you say the left brake moves more freely than the right it might be that the right is sticking and preventing it from braking as hard as the left. Aside from putting it on a brake tester like the ones used for mot it will be a case of trial and error.
  18. CFD

    G31 Gloss Black Styling

    I can see Pendle hill from my house, lets put it that way I have mates who live in Billington so know RV fairly well. I have the same alloys, those are just what came with M Sport on a 530e at the time of over, so not worth changing. My previous F32 had much better looking ones fitted as part of the m sport plus pack.
  19. dj1233

    Having trouble

    Have you read the error codes? If the cat or DPF is blocked you'll see differences in the pressure data the sensors are reading.
  20. ellisc

    G31 Gloss Black Styling

    Cheers! Really impressed with the grille I was thinking of changing the alloys at first, these M sport 19s have really grown on me! I’m gonna wait and see how they look once I start adding more bits good to see some fellow northwesterners here! Where abouts are you located? Where currently in the Ribble Valley area, but looking to move to North Wales in the coming years
  21. Loadmaster

    Immaculate E39 530i SE

    How much was it up for Duncan? - price gone from ad as it's sold.
  22. CFD

    G31 Gloss Black Styling

    Grill looks good to be fair. Beyond that, personally, I'd swap the alloys out for some better looking ones (not sure on style numbers anymore to be honest) and leave it at that. Will watch the thread to see how it ends up, good luck Edit: Also you're another northwesterner! Might even see you on the roads...
  23. Boba

    Gesture Tailgate unreliability

    Yes indeed. I like to sit in the boot to change shoes after golf and I’ve had the boot lid come down unexpectedly a couple of times. It would be handy if it had some sort of presence sensor there.
  24. Coaster

    Gesture Tailgate unreliability

    just a bit stubborn on mine sometimes. Repeated kicking in and out (makes you look a bit of a twit) normally opens the boot eventually.
  25. byngo123

    E39 Windscreen/Rubber Trim Replacement

    Thanks very much! Will grab one from @cotswoldbmwmini and get them to replace it for me when I have my screen done. Might grab a rear one too and set aside some time and change for the swear jar.
  26. e34m525i

    Diff input/output flange compatibility

    The 3.15 in the 215 casing that the 540i/530d used are Very rare they were a reduced final drive option, they came standard on USA sport spec cars but for UK people there’s none about! i also want rid of the 2.81 on my 540i, options are import a 3.15 from the USA, or go for m5 lsd 3.15 however that’s best part of 1k some of the later cars e60/e90 also had 215k casing diffs and did have better ratios so it may be possible to get the inner parts like crown wheeL and pinion and swap them into the e39 casing, I think they had like 3.23, 3.15, and possibly 3.46 on offer, this is a far is I’ve got in my research of looking to get a better ratio!
  27. ellisc

    G31 Gloss Black Styling

    Hi All, I recently picked up a UK 69 plate G31 520d xDrive and I have to say these things are awesome! Just looking to add some of my own touches to it Grille Firstly I have swapped out the chrome grille for this gloss black diamond one (honestly this thing looks unreal in person): https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-G30-G31-G38-gloss-black-diamond-style-front-kidney-grilles-grille-grills-UK/274088791749?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AG31&hash=item3fd0f70ec5:g:I94AAOSwDM9engRT Wing Mirrors The next thing I am looking to add is some M5 Look Gloss Black wing mirrors, so I found these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-Series-G30-G31-17-Black-Gloss-Wing-Mirror-Cover-Pair-Set-M5-Look-LHD/264644741519?epid=14035910908&hash=item3d9e0e498f:g:uR4AAOSwu4peAJuT but apparently these only fit on a LHD G30/31 does anyone who has installed these or something similar in the UK had issues? or do you specifically need RHD wing mirror covers? Front Splitter Thinking of getting this: https://www.maxtondesign.co.uk/body-kits/bmw/bmw-5-series/bmw-5series-g30-g31/front-splitter-v2-bmw-5-g30-g31-msport Found this company called Maxton Design that do some really nice stuff! Side Skirts https://www.maxtondesign.co.uk/body-kits/bmw/bmw-5-series/bmw-5series-g30-g31/side-skirts-splitters-bmw-5-g30-g31-msport Rear Diffuser Found this on eBay and gotta say this thing looks like it will massively change the look of the rear end (not that it needs it, already great looking enough just want something that looks a bit more special) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-G30-G31-Performance-Gloss-Black-Rear-Bumper-Diffuser-5-Series-Splitter-STM-2/273830824178 Spoiler I am unsure on this at the moment, seen people adding the AC spoiler I think it might be too much personally. Does anyone have any suggestions on this? Another idea I had is to leave the factory fitted spoiler and possibly get the roof wrapped gloss black along with the spoiler...still pondering this Would be awesome to see some other owners additions to there own cars, so please post below! Once I start adding in my other additions I will post some more pics Ellis
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