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Seesure last won the day on August 12 2015

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About Seesure

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    One live E39 M5 and one "Dead" E39 M5 :D

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  1. Seesure

    alphanumeric dash display

    I think it's more like the luck of the draw, my Dec '00 build M5 had zero pixels gone after 230k miles - and they still all work when I connect the battery even now. Whereas my current daily is a Sept '02 build and has missing pixels which are a pain in the backside...
  2. Well my E39 has been off the road for almost 3 weeks after having been towed by the AA to my Indy... the bottom line was that initially the codes it threw were for bad MAFs which I replaced but following that it started to struggle to the point where it was impossible to actually drive it anywhere other that around a car park whilst watching shopping trolley go by.... Anyway after lots of investigations and various codes relating to mis-fires, O2 sensors and blind alleys we finally got it pinned down to a partially bad fuel filter which had a knock effect and meant that the fuel pump decided that it would only work under light load ... after that it didn't want to know. However with the time and parts that eventually were needed the actual bill was £2.70 less than it cost my to buy this 2003 C200 Kompressor with 90k on the clock to use as a run around.... Funnily enough it's rather impressive in a modest way with it's balloon tyres and 1.8 Kompressor engine - I actually like it and am thinking it will be the car I'll be using in a couple of years when I start to spend more time in our place in Turkey. We plan on driving across as we need car when we are out there and although a hire car only costs us £15 a day if we are out there for 3-4 months at a time having a "disposable" car will save a lot of cash.... in fact more than the cost of it...
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    E39 M5 Versions

    Is this what you are looking for? https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DE91-EUR---E39-BMW-M5&diagId=01_1591
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    MAF issue? (e39)

    Finding myself last week looking for MAFs at a reasonable price I ended up using this supplier, took about a week to arrive from Germany with DHL. Genuine Bosch items and to be fair I've not found any cheaper elsewhere without venturing on to the Bay... https://www.cartech-one.co.uk/en/search/v-10300/n-386/bmw-5-air-mass-meter
  5. IIRC Stuart is an ex BMW master technician...
  6. Seesure

    Door wont open

    By trashing the door card a bit....
  7. Seesure

    M5 alarm/remote locking

    Lock the car with the key and check the clowns nose on the rear view mirror to see if it's flashing. Also you could try leaving the bonnet open and see if the alarm goes off after 15 or so minutes.
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    MAF issue? (e39)

    A bit late - but it's worth doing a MAF test to check on their performance every now and then... Dying MAFs can really wreck the car's feel and performance, so if you can use your private road it's a good check and balance.
  9. Spotted this old luxo barge locally yesterday, bodywork was stunning... Looks to be very low mileage although the MOT appears to have been forgotten...
  10. Seesure

    Magnolia Tree

    Mine is almost over, 23rd of March it looked like this
  11. Seesure

    e39 M5 Oil Choices.

    Up to March 2000 10W60 - Post March 5W30 although the later cars are fine on 10W60 as well. Castrol Edge or Mobil 1 are generally up to the mark. It always used to be Castrol TWS but when that was phased out it became Castrol Edge but owners were told not to use Castrol Edge Sport. These days I think Castrol FST should be fine along Mobil 1.
  12. Seesure

    Goodbye and thank you

    Yup everywhere you go it appears that people has aspirations to drive a van ....... with a few extra windows.... Plus Renault have the Dacia Duster which covers that market for the Wannabees...
  13. Seesure

    Warranty Direct

    Wouldn't touch them with yours.... Take your £800 and stick it in the bank and do that once a year as your emergency fund... There was a long post on Pistonheads recently titled "Warranty Direct Claim refused - M5 engine seized" long and short of it was that the owner had a problem when in France, was told by BMW in France it wasn't an issue and to get it repaired when he got home. When in the garage the engine seized and then the fun and games started with WD ultimately saying they weren't liable and so told him to do one... he did everything he was asked of them and got various engineers to provide reports but essentially they denied they were accountable. Subsequently when he pressed and pressed things started to go legal, plus they then put pressure on PH to have to topic pulled which has happened. The total cost was circa £20k+ and was a 2013 M5. https://warrantydirectclaimrejected.blogspot.com/ Make a coffee and have a bloody good read... https://warrantydirectclaimrejected.blogspot.com/2019/01/claim-against-warranty-direct.html
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    M5 purchase potentially

    Yes my first one went to 232k... what took it off the road was the chain guides / tensioners which disintegrated. Up to that point it was still pulling hard, although drinking a bit of oil. It had just (within days) passed an MOT but wasn't worth the hassle of repairing as it would most likely have struggled to pass an MOT 12 months on due to rust - although I'd replaced the right hand vanos about 6 weeks before as it had become a very noisy. The figure for parts for the chain guides etc and doing the work was pushing £3k and that was without finding any other potential damage and my replacement car with half the mileage was only a smidge over £7k so financially it made more sense. The MOT tester had also said it was looking a bit "ripe" underneath. All 4 doors had rust along the bottom, rear number plate lights were held in by the rust, rust was working it's way through the bulk head (spotted that when I had a windscreen replaced), rust on both rear arches and sills were pretty rusty. If you are looking to buy a high miler, all you can really do is to look out for the general condition and look to see if the big service items have all been done. Ask about oil consumption - both of mine had started drinking a fair bit (1litre per 800 miles) by the time they were 150k miles plus but it's no real biggie unless it's sub 400 miles per litre. My current car is now just about to hit 180k miles and still goes like the proverbial - although I do have the MOT coming up in the next 4-5 weeks - which will be interesting to see how it fares...
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    E39 M5 LMB

    Spotted at Bristol airport long stay car park on Friday afternoon.... looked very tidy.