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  2. DennisCooper

    Innovadrive NXG-39 / OEM look Double DIN Fascia

    Hi R44M BM, Thanks you for the kind words ! To respond back to your couple of points; 1. I decided to leave any integration projects to individual owners if they decide to do something like this. To reverse engineer, design and create an interface to a head unit properly is very expensive to do and when you then consider each brand has multiple head units then the cost is the same to repeat the process for those units. Given then that there's unit's from Alpine, Kenwood, Pioneer, JVC, Sony etc, then there's a lot more to cover. Then on top of that, the costs would be repeated each year when each brand brings out a new range to the market. I've been quoted around £400+VAT per day with around 7-10 days timeframes for each head unit. As you can perhaps calculate, it's a lot of money. From an ergonomics point of view, if you are going to reach over with your hand to the head unit controls, then what's the point of moving an inch or two more to hit the buttons on the fascia ?. You could perhaps DIY if your electronics testing and modifying skills allow it or, perhaps give your chosen head unit to an independent lower priced electronics specialist who could do the reverse engineering for you - both these ways will be a lot cheaper to do if you must do this. 2. I designed the fascia/fitting kit with a focus on the expanding range of shallow depth double DIN head units. That said, for those who choose a traditional depth head unit and who don't mind modifying/cutting the airbox, then my fascia will still securely hold such a unit in place and there's no need for extra costs/time/materials for fabricating something like you have to do with many other E39 fascia's on the market. When you are ready, I'm happy to help discuss and evaluate what you'd like to achieve with your audio upgrade plans and can recommend independent and very well reputed car audio specialists to get more information/research. Cheers, Dennis!
  3. Loadmaster

    The E39 First World Problems thread

    I think this misdemeanor originates from dealer adverts to a great degree. I frequently see E39 Sports advertised as M Sports (that alone being a sure sign that the dealer doesn't know his BMWs ) and then the new owner carries that description forward.
  4. Loadmaster

    The E39 First World Problems thread

    Tell me more! What is it and how does it work?
  5. no idea, they were hoovering inside so probably grille got elbowed or something like that
  6. justinluck

    E39 diesel and EML

    most bimmers do comon at first but would disappear if no issues. IRC. I maybe wrong.
  7. justinluck

    Fuel injection pump 525TDS

    What i was tempted to do was place a direct magnetic fuel pump in the main line under the car. However the car is starting better thats for sure. I am very keen on this bag of tricks idea on ebay. can someone please point me in that direction please. with a link. I have no idea what i would be looking for.
  8. how on earth did they manage to break the grill?
  9. I've found that if you just turn on the ignition to position 1, wait a few seconds then Pos 2 then start, the whole menu always appears, whereas if you just turn and start, I tend to lose my sat nav option....
  10. There is actually, I believe, some truth in that. I wouldn't suggest that they will 'fall apart' literally but the expense of technical fixes for vehicles, high end marques in particular, may render them beyond economical repair for some.
  11. mudd786

    F10 Multi function dash

    This was my thought so just wanted confirmation cheers
  12. Dotcom1970

    More E61 530d Parts

    1 x Genuine New Meyle Coolant Flange 3142260012 £7 1 x Genuine Sencom Kabeltechnik Set Rear Boot Lid repair cables (Left Hinge, Right Hinge and Antenna Cables) 2016061N, 2016062N, ANT0612 £90 1 x Set 'M Sport style' Au Pedal trim covers - offers 1 x Genuine Basser E61 Subwoofer enclosure for 10" drivers -15L internal. £70
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  14. Dotcom1970

    E60/E61 Parts

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  15. Absolutely. I wouldn't get a full flush at all, there's potentially stuff in that oil helping to keep clutch packs working. Periodic oil drains (spill and fill)
  16. How's she managed that! My wife also has a kuga, on continental tyres, hers must have approx 45k miles on them and they're starting to get near replacement time now. I have good years on my 535d, not sure on the mileage on them as I swap to winters for a few months and never made a note of mileage but they seem to be wearing well. Also have vredesteins on my z4 coupe, they're a very good tyre for the money, had them on a m3 previously, again no complaints.
  17. got my done on Monday but...valeters broke passengers door speaker grille, fortunately they've agreed to get me new one by the end of next week
  18. I got my transmission serviced as soon as I bought it over 6 years ago. I have no idea if it got a full flush or not. I'm no expert but I'm not convinced that is the best thing to do on an old high mileage transmission. To me a full flush with 100% fresh oil is a huge shock to a 10+ year old transmission with 100k+ miles on it and potentially risky. My personal preference on an old transmission is essentially to just refresh the oil with the aim of extend the lifespan by a reasonable amount. Different story probably if the transmission is not so old and low mileage. I had no choice because the plastic sump was leaking. So it would certainly have been fully drained but if it had a flush I don't know.
  19. boiliebasher

    E34 in Coatbridge

    Haha could be my old e34 tds. Was a very clean shell, but had 265k+ miles on it and that was probably 5 years ago now!!
  20. Could I have my own forum subsection please? Home Technical E39 1996-2004 Gin's Troubles
  21. used to be reliable but now they chase quick profits and turnover modern cars won't last 15 years, heck they fall apart now after a year or two
  22. A lot of the E39s on here are that and older Gin... No one on this forum has ANYWHERE near the amount of issues you do with your car... Personally I'd scrap the car and start again... I've seriously considered giving you your own 'sticky' thread; labelling it 'gine530d's trials and tribulations'... Least we could keep the plethora of your posts in there and the question after question...
  23. never heard of it, just a hype
  24. Has anyone heard of German reliability?
  25. Tims

    wtd, E34 moon roof mechanism.

    Moon roof in a E34?
  26. Tbh I've only had them a few weeks which for me means about 200 miles so a bit early to tell..
  27. naaah, just an old 16 years old heap of junk BMW
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    • Hi R44M BM,   Thanks you for the kind words !   To respond back to your couple of points;   1. I decided to leave any integration projects to individual owners if they decide to do something like this. To reverse engineer, design and create an interface to a head unit properly is very expensive to do and when you then consider each brand has multiple head units then the cost is the same to repeat the process for those units. Given then that there's unit's from Alpine, Kenwood, Pioneer, JVC, Sony etc, then there's a lot more to cover. Then on top of that, the costs would be repeated each year when each brand brings out a new range to the market. I've been quoted around £400+VAT per day with around 7-10 days timeframes for each head unit. As you can perhaps calculate, it's a lot of money. From an ergonomics point of view, if you are going to reach over with your hand to the head unit controls, then what's the point of moving an inch or two more to hit the buttons on the fascia ?. You could perhaps DIY if your electronics testing and modifying skills allow it or, perhaps give your chosen head unit to an independent lower priced electronics specialist who could do the reverse engineering for you - both these ways will be a lot cheaper to do if you must do this.    2. I designed the fascia/fitting kit with a focus on the expanding range of shallow depth double DIN head units. That said, for those who choose a traditional depth head unit and who don't mind modifying/cutting the airbox, then my fascia will still securely hold such a unit in place and there's no need for extra costs/time/materials for fabricating something like you have to do with many other E39 fascia's on the market.    When you are ready, I'm happy to help discuss and evaluate what you'd like to achieve with your audio upgrade plans and can recommend independent and very well reputed car audio specialists to get more information/research.   Cheers, Dennis!
    • I think this misdemeanor originates from dealer adverts to a great degree. I frequently see E39 Sports advertised as M Sports (that alone being a sure sign that the dealer doesn't know his BMWs ) and then the new owner carries that description forward.  
    • Tell me more! What is it and how does it work?
    • no idea, they were hoovering inside so probably grille got elbowed or something like that 
    • most bimmers do comon at first but would disappear if no issues.  IRC.  I maybe wrong.


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