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  1. 3 points
    Hi It's sadly time to sell my 2002 540i sport touring in azure blue. The car runs and drives very well for the age and miliage and has been a joy to own. I have spent a small fortune over the two years I've owned it in maintenance a lot of major work has been carried out over the last 5000 miles including an entirely new coolant system, new cam chains and guides, new alternator and battery. New rear suspension airbags and carrier bushes, gear box service and upgraded bm54 amp. Mechanically the car should be good for a long time to come. Bodywork wise the panels are all straight, no dents or scratches, the front bumper is a genuine BMW e39 sport bumper and was replaced last year, it has fog lights fitted but no surrounds. There is however some rust around the front arches and the skirts at the rear wheels. Having this sorted was next on my list but unfortunately the I've run out of time and funds to get it sorted. Interior is in very good condition for its age and mileage. Black electric leather sport seats with driver side memory settings. Electric steering adjustment, widescreen mk4 nav with 2016 maps and speed cameras, 6 disc cd changer, parking sensors front and rear, cruise control. Automatic headlights and windscreen wipers. And dual zone aircon. The aircon Is currently not working due to a split in one of the pipes, easily repaired. There are also the standard dead pixels on the dash but they never bothered me enough to have fixed I would be looking around £3000, I'm not overly sure what the car is worth as there aren't many around so would obviously be open to any suggestions and offers. I think I've covered most of the details and have tried to be as honest as possible, any questions just ask on here or call me on 07535807721 car is located in Banbury Oxfordshire. Many thanks, Dan.
  2. 3 points

    BMW E34 M5 S38B36 Restoration

    Prep and paint stage Finished articles
  3. 2 points

    Supercharged e39 M5

    For sale, my beloved Supercharged E39 M5. I'm sure a lot of people here have seen my car at various shows and yes, it's a lot of money, but please remember that over £65k has been invested in it. It’s with a very heavy heart I am having to sell my pride and joy, I have owned this example for 8 years, the car has recently undergone a 18 month restore / build process, this has all been fully documented and photographed. I have owned the car for many years, I have spent my time restoring it to its former glory, I wanted to build a car with the best components, and yet have a car which was super quick when I wanted without losing any of the original refinement ‘Thor’ as I call him, is utterly civilised to drive, almost normal, but on those occasions when you want to go for it, is sublimely quick, the supercharger is immense and power delivery is shockingly fast, will keep up with most supercars on a good day! Over the years I have achieved this, sometimes breaking the bank, sometimes working all night on the car to get it perfect, I have had many magazine featured cars over the years , and I am fastidious about how the car is kept. This is a very unique vehicle, once in a lifetime build,which has been featured as a cover car for “BMW Car” magazine Over the years, I have been lucky enough to have a few magazine cover cars, I am a true enthusiast, cars and bikes have been my passion for years. The car has the usual high spec of a M5 and has good extra options fitted, such as, Leather (Electric / Memory / Heated / Lumbar) seats, Electric Windows, Electric Rear and Side Blinds, Cruise Control, Satellite Navigation, Sunroof, etc. etc. Please see the Standard and Options details which are listed below. I will include my cherished plate ‘V8 RYM’ (very m) which has been independently valued at £1700 Only for sale due to investing in a new business which is taking up all of my funds, it’s making me sad just writing this advert, my intention was to keep the car forever. The car has been through a multi stage detail, machine polished with 3m products and has been finished with GTechniq C1, and finished with two layers of Swissvax Shield. The build / restore cost is in excess of £65k, so it really is a one in a lifetime car, literally no expense has been spared, this is one serious car and has been created with some of the best products available. Here are the main details of the car, the pictures really do not do it justice, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Contact Details: Tony Chapman, 07919 998469 Test drives are welcome within reason with proof of fully comprehensive insurance, please no time wasters or joy riders. Details August 2000 BMW E39 M5 Evolve / Rotrex Supercharged 630 BHP / 500 lb/ft Torque @ 7psi Cherished plate included: ‘V8 RYM’ (Valued at £1700) Silverstone Blue 5 Owners (including myself) 133k Miles Full Service History (BMW dealer/Indy) MOT April 2018 (Zero advisories) All three keys present All Manuals / Books etc. present Standard Equipment: 265 – Tire Pressure Control (PDC) 216 – Servotronic 261 – Side Airbags for Passengers 302 – Alarm System 423 – Floor Mats Velour 430 – Int / Ext Rear View Mirror With Automatic Anti Dazzle 459 – Seat Adjustment, Electric With Memory 488 – Lumbar support Driver / Front Passenger 494 – Seat Heating Driver / Front Passenger 500 – Headlight Washer System 520 – Fog Lights 522 – Xenon Light 534 – Automatic Air Conditioning 555 – On Board Computer 710 – M Leather Steering Wheel 775 – Individual Roof Lining Anthracite 785 – White Direction Indicator Lights 853 – Language Version English Options: 265 – Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) 403 – Glass Roof, Electric 416 – Sunblinds 428 – Warning Triangle 441 – Smokers Package 508 – Park Distance Control (PDC) 609 – Navigation System Professional 629 – Car Telephone (GSM) With Card Reader Front 672 – CD Changer BMW For 6 CD’s 677 – HiFi System Professional 812 – England Version 863 – Europe / Dealer Directory 877 – Deletion Cross-Over Operation 880 – English / On Board Documentation 995 – Change Ban 415 – Sunblind for Rear Window 473 – Arm Rest Front 602 – On board Monitor with TV 694 – Preparation for CD Changer 774 – Individual Wood Trim Options Details: Black/black Leather Seats Lumbar Support Rear Electric Blind Rear Window Electric Blinds Satellite Navigation Electric Windows Electric Sunroof Electric Seats with Memory Climate Control Electric Mirrors Heated Seats Unused First Aid Kit Unused Fire Extinguisher Genuine BMW Facelift Headlights Genuine BMW Facelift Rear Lights Genuine BMW Alcantara Steering Wheel Facelift 16:9 Display Modifications Performance: · Power: 630bhp / 500lb/ft Torque @ 7psi · Evolve Rotrex Supercharger · Setrab Supercharger Cooler · Evolve Intercooler · Evolve Alloy Billet Intake Plenum · Upgrade Electric Fan Kit · Tial Dump Valve Exhaust: · Evolve Medusa Headers · Tubi Ranmore X Pipe · Tubi Ranmore 100 Cell Race Cats · Tubi Ranmore Stainless Back Boxes · Genuine Akrapovic Titanium / Carbon Fibre Exhaust Tips Wheels and Brakes: · BBS CH-R wheels finished in Black · 8.5” x 19” Front, 10” x 19 Rears · 235/35/19 & 275/30/19 Tyres · Goodyear Asymetric II Tyres (5mm Tread) · Stoptech ST40 Front BBK (Red) · Porsche 996 Rear BBK (Red) · Stoptech Braided Front Hoses · Goodridge Braided Rear Hoses · Hawk Front Pads · Pagid Rear Pads Chassis: · Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers · Weicher Front Strut Brace · Reinforced Rear Subframe · Genuine BMW LSD rebuilt with 40% Lock Exterior: · Seibon Carbon Fibre Bonnet / Vents · Facelift Headlights · Facelift Rear Lights Interior: · Facelift 16:9 Navigation Display · Storm Titanium Gear Knob · Storm Titanium Handbrake Lever · Storm Titanium Navigation Buttons · Seibon Carbon Bonnet and Vents Rebuild Details: The car has had a recent full engine / drivetrain and suspension overhaul, the parts for the rebuild costed over £12k alone; these are detailed below: Engine: New Block, Pistons, Timing Chain, Guides, Spark Plugs, Oil Pump, Water Pump, Thermostat, Expanding Tank, Wiper Tank, Breather Pipes, Cam Sensors, Temperature Sensors, Clutch, Alternator, Drive Belts, New Bosch Battery etc. Suspension: Bushes, Arms, Centre Link, Guibo, Propshaft, Anti Roll Bar Links, Heat Shields, LSD rebuild & 40% lock upgrade, New Seals on Diff, Rear ABS sensors, Sub-frames removed, Shot Blasted and Repainted. Bodywork: Jacking points checked and renewed with new metal sections due to light rusting, petrol filler cap and surround replaced again due to light rusting, all completed by a well renowned professional bodyshop. Oil Service just carried out (Castrol Edge 10w60) and rear Bosch abs sensors & Bosch wipers replaced, as well as Aircon service and re gas ready for summer. All mechanical / build work carried out within the past 3k miles by Raikku or WaffZuff (Well renowned Porsche/ BMW Mechanic (Vantaam5 on m5board) Viewing and any inspection is welcome, you really won’t be disappointed in this one, I am located approx 5 miles south of Gatwick Airport in West Sussex. Price is £35,450 ovno, this has cost over £65k to build the car in this spec. Contact Details: Tony Chapman, 07919 998469, chapperstony1968@gmail.com
  4. 2 points
    New radiator, expansion tank and all 3 belts today
  5. 2 points

    Surely not a member on here?

    I hate to say it but every after market part added, removes it further away from being a luxury automobile. I like the colour though, I would change everything else back to standard.
  6. 2 points

    Time to sell?

    I recently advertised my E39 for sale and it was reserved as sold. However, I was subsequently messed about by the potential buyer (not a forum member here I hasten to add) and it all fell through and actually I'm quite glad it did! There were a couple of potentials on standby, but I couldn't be bothered with it all anymore. So, fifth trip to Germany goes ahead as previously planned at the end of this month.
  7. 1 point
    Thanks for your concern, but I'm well ahead of you. I use a nice piece of alloy marker board that I use to shield the lines from any stray sparks etc and reduces risk. It's just visible in one of the photos. Thankfully the majority of the floor reconstruction is now complete, though again, not only do the fuel lines cause an issue but ALL of the n/s wiring looms and the rear fuse box need to be moved also.
  8. 1 point
    there was one on eBay in Dorset that apparently came up here...can't be many white 540 touringi about....was about £1800 at the end
  9. 1 point

    535i Real MPG

    Oops, yeah, forgot about that
  10. 1 point
    Big day tomorrow - autobox service. I've spent the best part of a year wondering whether to get this done. BMW say no, ZF say yes, and in the end ZF won. 60k on the clock, box behaves perfectly so I'm hoping the coin landed the right way up. [emoji51] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  11. 1 point

    Intermittent Starting Woes

    Good find that, I work for the BMW group and get staff discount on genuine parts and and paid £65 for mine and thought that I was doing well at that price.
  12. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    Gearbox problems

    ^Agree, could be anything. BUT Get the codes read first before deciding on doing an oil and filter change. If it throws up a clutch pack error, an oil and filter change at £250-£400 will not help and will be money wasted as the cure for a clutch pack fault is to recondition the box....He says speaking from experience with my last E60.....
  13. 1 point

    1983 323i E30 25,000 miles

    The nearside lights backing had gone yellow so went very reflective and it looked very yellow, a friend had a set of correct 'hella' lights for the near side so I swapped over my brackets and metal surround rings and now the front of the car looks much better ( I think anyway)
  14. 1 point

    1986 520i coolant hoses?

    Thanks for your help Mick
  15. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    Which rear tyres best for wear rate?

    ^thats good going. Exactly, I didn't want to go wibble wobble in the wet so I bought tyres that are good under wet braking.
  16. 1 point

    Removing this trim.. How?

    This video is for removing the CCC. Procedure for removing your trim is the same, no need to take the CCC out though. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  17. 1 point

    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    Back at my parents over the bank holiday weekend - first time since Xmas - so thought I'd treat her to an oil change and coolant change. Coolant has been done in my ownership (5 years) so thought it'd be very much needed but in fact the stuff that came out looked like new. Good stuff. Went for the Comma G48 coolant. Read-up on the job and all I can say is that with ramps it is a piece of cake. M5board makes a hell of a meal out of doing this job - difficult to drain, hard to fill/bleed after but I followed the TIS instructions to the letter and it was easy. Got about 4 litres out the rad drain, 4 litres out of the RHS block drain and just under 2 litres out of the LHS block drain - 10 litres in total (system has 11.75 capacity). One of the to do's is a thorough steam clean under here! Using all year round means that everything that's not got a cover/undertray gets caked in road muck. Onwards and upwards!
  18. 1 point

    Steering Wheel Help

    Before you fit it, send the new wheel of to royal steering wheels to be recovered. Best £130 I've ever spent.
  19. 1 point

    Supercharged e39 M5

    Stunning! Just listing my wife, one of my kidneys and the cat on eBay now... GLWTS, not that you'll need it!
  20. 1 point

    Supercharged e39 M5

    Would you take payment in organs? Absolutely phenomenal Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. 1 point

    Intermittent Starting Woes

    Nice find, how did you work out that the sensors were the same. I did know that Landrover use a similar gearbox model though.
  22. 1 point
    Thanks Mick
  23. 1 point

    Intermittent Starting Woes

    Hi Goldsoul Well I replaced the crank position and speed sensors last Tuesday night and I have not had any starting problems thus far. Because the problem was intermittent I'm reluctant to state that the problem has been cured but it looks promising so far. Oh, and if anyone's interested I got the sensors for £15 each from Paddock Spares a land rover parts supplier. The sensors from the 525e are the same as those used in the land rover discovery 300 TDi and are pretty cheap compared to other places.
  24. 1 point

    Which rear tyres best for wear rate?

    I'm personally not a fan of the base P Zero, very hard and therefore hard wearing but poor for normal driving grip. Once warmed up they are ok but I prefer the Goodyear AS3s and the Michelin SS tyres... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  25. 1 point
    Re shelled the key again...