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mumbojumbo last won the day on June 7 2013

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About mumbojumbo

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    Satoshi Nakamoto
  • Birthday 25/09/1985

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    South West London
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    Alchohol Researcher

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    E39 540i Sport, E34 M5, Mk1 MX5 Trackcar, E34 535i sport project

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    Meets around Surrey?

    Used to be a monthly meet at the Fairmile pub in Cobham that had a decent range of cars.
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    BMW E34 Sport Body Kit - £500

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    Your forum needs you!

    I think this forum is a great place with a wealth of knowledge, a decent GUI (Comparing to Pistonheads etc) and a decent core of characters, but we let ourselves down re marketing. BMW sold something like 5m 5 series yet we only have 30k registered members which is a tiny percentage. For a start I'd be over ordering on the stickers & getting a stand with banners at all the Pistonheads Sunday Services / Retro rides gatherings or similar. Happy to help where i can, but i don't have the bandwidth to be a mod...
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    Newbie

    So the 5 series fetish get's worse. My E39 540i sport i've had >6 years is getting a bit leggy although i've really struggled to find anything that matches it in terms of looks, comfort, drive, space etc. I don't commute by car so mainly need a 4 door weekend car that can get 4 adults to France / Belgium and back several times a year, but can still be fun on the 'Route Napoleon'. I had basically settled on an M6 GC and looked at a few, but with Brexit, house prices down here have levelled off / dropped marginally, so my wife and i are had a rethink about whether to buy a larger house and take advantage of the low interest rates. That means i needed to hold back some $ for the stamp duty and so brought the budget down to sub £20k. That put me into E60 territory, either an LCI 550i Sport or an M5. After seeing lot's of dogs and reading Angrydog's thread on Pistonheads about his E60 M5 ownership experience (worth a read!), i found a decent M5 for sale in Bedford. Excellently specced, All important rod bearings done at Reddish Motorsport recently and lot's of other history. The previous owner is a guy called Darren Rose, incase he's on this forum, i know he's now in a white F10 M5... I picked it up yesterday evening and i'm pretty much blown away, it's a fantastic car an a huge step up from the E39 in terms of comfort and options (active seats, upgraded audio etc). Looks wise i'm not mad on the design but i can live with it, because this car's best card is the engine and the engine note which is fantastic. I need to sit down and RTFM as everything is electric and needs to be set up / personalised etc, but first impressions are superb value for money and a lovely car to drive. Only thing i want to do on it is upgrade the Nav map to 2019 for the time being but i'll be sifting through the E60 section here that's for sure. Don't plan to sell the E39 just yet as it has the all valuable tow bar and tbh i just can't let it go yet. Together with the E34 M5, the MX5 and my dad's old Peugeot 406 that i can't bring myself to sell (or scrap) i'm now using up every square inch of driveway that i have access to. This is the only pic i have, off to Belgium in March so will update then. Thx
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    BMW M specialist in Kent / East Sussex

    Congrats, did you buy Gerards?
  6. Had a buyer but he dropped off the radar. I've pulled most of it out of the loft now so keen to move this on, and would prefer to sell in one go. £500 for the lot including: - Front sport bumper (no trim or fog lights) (Towing cover present) - Rear sport bumper (Towing cover present) - Side skirts (both sides) Condition is used, some scuffs but structurally sound and perfectly serviceable Collection only from Kingston, Surrey. A couple of pics but we all know what they look like Thx Clem
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    Traffic Master

    haha. Mine works too... No idea how
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    Headlight Restoration

    I ended up buying new lenses, a few came up on ebay over a period of a few months.
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    Decent E39 M5 wanted - how much to budget?

    I've been looking for pretty much the same thing for some time and hardly anything comes up, certainly not below £15k. Good Luck with the search
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    Best BMW engine for longevity

    the M30 in an old e34 of mine was at 255k miles and running strong when it rusted away
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    Driving in Europe after 29th March

    So funnily enough i'm driving over to Belgium to see family, scheduled to return on the 31st March. I'll bring both my UK and Belgian passports to be sure although with things progressing as they are looks like the 28th March deadline will be extended. Worst case scenario and we can't get through Dunkirk or Calais i'll glady hole up back in Brussels for a few days
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    Tyre woes

    Front or back Duncan?
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    Bluetooth Fuzzy

    Cheers for these suggestions, i've tried all of this bar unplugging the battery, i didn't know i could 'reset' the bluetooth module, so will try that this week. Phone works fine in all other circumstances.
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    Bluetooth Fuzzy

    Hi Guys, I have the OEM Bluetooth option in my 2002 E39 which has worked great for years, however recently when on a call it's extremely fuzzy and crackled, almost like a dalek. Can anyone point me towards what could be failing? Thx Clem
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