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  2. Skinned Knuckles

    HIGH OBC STUFF WANTED.

    That’s correct yea. The MID just allows you to adjust various OBC functions. You don’t have to have an MID display.
  3. Andrew S

    Bumper PDC Kit

    Changing my front bumper and presently dont have PDC's fitted. Anyone bought any reasonably priced kits that I could fit and are pleased with it?Makes sense to fit them at the same time and when ordering the bumper replacement with the holes already in place Cheers Andrew
  4. Sir Anthony Regents-Park

    BREAKING 1999 V 540i Auto TOURING E39

    Rear bumper and rear lights sold. I also have the radiator, looks an OE one and in decent condition, £25 - collect only. Expansion tank £25 (a BMW replacement) Drivers front caliper complete £30
  5. cotswoldbmwmini

    Parts price please

    Hi Dean, I cannot find any part numbers for a complete unit sorry Total for all parts would be £464.65 including discount, vat and FREE Delivery This price is valid for 7 days from today. YOUR CUSTOMER ORDER REFERENCE NUMBER IS - P20030 Payment Options: For orders under £500.00 and if the delivery address is the same as the registered card address. Call 01242 335365 with your card details and customer reference number or via Paypal / Bank Transfer (Details Below) If you would like the delivery to a different address then we can only accept Payment via Paypal or Bank Transfer For orders over £500.00 we will only accept either a bank transfer or payment by Paypal. Paypal – partscheltenham@cotswoldgroup.com Please send payment as a gift to friends and family with your customer reference and your delivery address in the notes section. Bank Transfer – Sort Code 20-07-71 Account Number 40292230 with your customer reference in the notes section but please call or email us with your delivery address. PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION OR CHASSIS NUMBER TO SECURE YOUR 2 YEAR MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY
  6. Spreadly

    Magnolia Tree

    [emoji1787] Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  7. andydsm

    Intravee thinks it's 1850

    Indeed that was the problem, thanks for pointing that out for me ! I had set vehicle type to E39 late, which I believe a Sept 2001 made car is indeed, but I guess I was wrong. Setting it to E38/E39 fixed the unlocking issue. Thanks again!
  8. Loadmaster

    Magnolia Tree

    A bit random, but really pleased with our Magnolia this year. Shame the flowers dont last that long, but despite that still a good looking tree for the summer.
  9. Good afternoon folks , Lovely Easter weather and i'll be bbqing sausages , rashers and Aberdeen Angus burgers with lashings of red . Ok , back to gearbox . I don't know what a full flush is but the car was run until the gearbox oil was hot and it was then drained and refilled with fresh ATF fluid (ZF Lifeguard 6 ) at 62000 miles . I must say that box is quieter and shifts are sweeter or perhaps it's all in my mind but the stuff that came out was black with bits of stuff so glad that i changed it . Car raised on ramp and refilled with a contraption with a pump to direct oil into box after the filter changed . Labor charged £ 70.00 plus oil and filter / bolts .
  10. BFleming

    Quick question

    If you have lane departure control on your existing wheel you need to swap out the vibration generator from your old wheel to your new one, along with the wiring. The vibration generator is the same for all wheels so you're good to go. Assuming (as said above) you're going from a Sport steering wheel to a Sport Steering wheel with paddles, the airbag will be the same. If you're going from base steering wheel to Sport, you need a Sport airbag. The multi function buttons differ from sport to non-sport wheels too, so you'll need the ones to suit your wheel & spec - there are several combinations. Hopefully you can re-use what you have. Lastly, if you're only adding paddles, there is no additional wiring required, just coding once you have the buttons fitted. There are plenty of write ups on how to do this (which you've already done). Did you add the correct line 2TB to the VO as well as the 'aktiv' coding you mentioned?
  11. A bit late posting, but I gave my F11 a clean out & put it in for its MOT on Thursday. Passed, with no advisories, which I was happy with. I didn't doubt it would pass, but I always get nervous in case I missed something. Best car I've owned.
  12. Carl-e34

    Durability of E39 diesel manual boxes?

    Normally worn engine mounts soon kill the box mounts Which lead to all sorts of strange issues like judder on pulling off etc and poor gear changes.
  13. chicaneuk

    Durability of E39 diesel manual boxes?

    No lift for me unfortunately though have been considering a set of basic ramps to drive the front of the car onto!
  14. pidgeonpost

    Wheel bearing tool

    I once did a similar job using blue builder's rope but had no compressor unless you count my lardy mate sitting on the wing. I was bricking it and wouldn't do it again.
  15. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Delivery this morning of chrome finish bolts for the rear wheels, so they now match the fronts. Also, 40mm thread length chrome lockers for the front as I have 15mm spacers installed. Pack of four so I guess I could make them double secure by using two on each wheel.
  16. Carl-e34

    Airbag Srs light and ecu location help?

    The air bag module is normally on the transmission tunnel under the rear bench.
  17. Mows79

    Airbag Srs light and ecu location help?

    Sorry, missed the age, is a 1994 e34.
  18. Don't you have a decent plugin charger that you know works? It took me all or 5 minutes to open up a TomTom one and turn it into a hardwired one.
  19. GoNz0

    Wheel bearing tool

    The pic makes it seem small, in reality it's bloody huge.
  20. RichardP

    Intravee thinks it's 1850

    Check the vehicle type is set correctly, that’s the most likely cause of extra functions doing something different.
  21. Ram Rod

    Goodbye and thank you

    Hi Guys, Well I have been using the Talisman a lot, but I still have the 518d until the 4th May. Although with the Beemer you feel you are driving a battleship, I do admire its quality. But maybe I am getting old, the seats caused my legs to ache and the ride quality should be much better without resorting to the extra cost of adaptive suspension. Although on paper the Talisman's 1.6 bi turbo set up is more powerful, thr BMW's 8 speed box makes better use of the power and launches off faster than the Renault. Over the three years I have owner the BMW I have kept a strict record of fuel consumption. Every tankful is record. Overallybthe 518 avwraged a hard 44 mpg. Mainly long distance motoring and fast cruising. For its size the BMW was exceptionally fuel efficient. Only my 2004 Ford Mondeo MK3 Ghia 2.0 130bhp TDCi was better. The Talisman however is at best averaging 38 mpg. So much for efficiency! I may get it remapped, but the gains are not great - 20bjp and 40 nm of torque. Much better gains on the petrol varieties! Especially the new 1.8 which is in the Meganne rs. 225 bhp as standard, but easily remapped to 285bhp!! However I have found this Talisman Initiale Paris in Amiens with the previous 1.6 motor found in the Clio rs. Massive discount on this car if you fancy driving something different.
  22. LukeH

    Durability of E39 diesel manual boxes?

    Pretty much, I don’t remember it being at all challenging, I did it one night after work. Mind you I do have access to a lift so getting under is no problem.
  23. Andyrt200

    Amps (for a sub) & when to fit in a touring

    Sorry I didn’t realise there was actually a separate section for audio stuff, thanks for mentioning that @d_a_n1979! I’ll just update this thread here though so the other people like me who didn’t know about the audio section see it. The relays just unclip from the holder: as do the fuse holders themselves: Then you can just feed the relays & fuse holders back behind that bar of body work so the main cable for them all comes in front, hardly any wires or plugs have to be disconnected. They just clip back into the holder that goes back in the same place: You can just see the PDC unit tucked in behind now with the wires running to it, it’s just held in with sticky pads. The sub box is generally very good, but the connections you can see in gold there are rubbish the threads strip very easily just doing the nuts finger tight! The box does need a bit of trimming to fit over the battery terminal (I think that’s the explosive disconnect device thing that sticks up). There are some very detailed instructions from a different in a link at the top of this thread, but that guy removed loads of MDF, I just used the sanding disc on the angle grinder, the curved cut out should be stronger than the sharp edges. It fits in very well: The cover panel goes back on fine using the original fitting so just pops off if you want to show anybody. (That is after removing the soundproofing & all sticking out bits of plastic from it): No clue anything is there & you can still chuck what ever rubbish you like in the boot with no fear of damaging it! It is a bit of a pain if you want to disconnect the battery, but it only means lifting the boot floor to remove that lower plastic trim then the sub just slides out easily. I did mention trying to drill holes in it but is so powerful with the cover as is I won’t bother, it sounds amazing! I also said I want to try relocating the storage bin to the other side, but I didn’t realise how much smaller that space it: So I won’t bother, it just full of rubbish I don’t need to be carting about anyway, so the amp will be going in there. I hope I can modify the CD changer bracket to hold the amp. But for the time being it’s just under the boot floor: I have changed the door speakers too but I’ll put those pictures in the correct audio section...
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    • That’s correct yea. The MID just allows you to adjust various OBC functions. You don’t have to have an MID display.
    • Changing my front bumper and presently dont have PDC's fitted. Anyone bought any reasonably priced kits that I could fit and are pleased with it?
      Makes sense to fit them at the same time and when ordering the bumper replacement with the holes already in place   Cheers Andrew 
    • Rear bumper and rear lights sold.   I also have the radiator, looks an OE one and in decent condition, £25 - collect only. Expansion tank £25 (a BMW replacement) Drivers front caliper complete £30
    • Hi Dean,   I cannot find any part numbers for a complete unit sorry   Total for all parts would be £464.65 including discount, vat and FREE Delivery   This price is valid for 7 days from today.   YOUR CUSTOMER ORDER REFERENCE NUMBER IS - P20030   Payment Options:   For orders under £500.00 and if the delivery address is the same as the registered card address.   Call 01242 335365 with your card details and customer reference number or via Paypal / Bank Transfer (Details Below)   If you would like the delivery to a different address then we can only accept Payment via Paypal or Bank Transfer   For orders over £500.00 we will only accept either a bank transfer or payment by Paypal.   Paypal – partscheltenham@cotswoldgroup.com   Please send payment as a gift to friends and family with your customer reference and your delivery address in the notes section.   Bank Transfer – Sort Code 20-07-71 Account Number 40292230 with your customer reference in the notes section but please call or email us with your delivery address.   PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION OR CHASSIS NUMBER TO SECURE YOUR 2 YEAR MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY
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