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    E39 530iA Sport Touring

    2002 530iA Sport Touring. Topaz blue paintwork with heated black leather seats. 135k miles on the clock, MOT until Jan 2022. Plenty of recent work done, including: - MOT - replaced front wheel bearing - Cam cover and gasket replaced - Serviced - Two new rear tyres since the MOT - Mk4 DVD nav drive with updated map - 16:9 screen replaced - Front bumper resprayed - New arch liners - Four new OEM bootlid struts - New battery Spec includes heated front seats, widescreen sat nav, 3.5mm aux input. Doesn't suffer from the usual E39 rust issues, and is in good overall condition. Two minor faults for the next owner to rectify: - a PDC sensor needs replacing - the glass tailgate switch needs replacing I've owned the car for a year, and have barely used it. It's currently sitting in storage with a trickle charger. Overall a great example of what's becoming a rare car now! £2995. Currently in storage in Long Buckby, J16 M1.
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    E39 530iA Sport Touring

    Sorry, deposit now taken.
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    Car storage suggestions? (Hampshire/Sussex)

    I've got a space available, but it's up near Northampton.
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    E39 Touring boot power socket

    Some seem to have one, some don't. Was it a factory option or am I seeing some that have been retrofitted? Either way, is there a guide to retrofitting one?
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    1986 E28 M535i - Restoration

    Did you get the pump to match the steering box too?
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    Printing a single post.

    Alternatively, you could try highlighting what you want to print, selecting Print and seeing if you have an option to ‘Print Selection’. That will depend on your browser.
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    Printing a single post.

    The easiest way would be to highlight the text and copy it into a Word document, and then print that.
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    2004 E60 530i SE - WITHDRAWN

    I can store that for you for less, if you decide to go down that route.
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    Temp gauge

    The temp gauge in my 530i reads at the first white line during normal use. It's been plugged in, and it's sitting at the correct temp at that point on the gauge. All my previous have sat at the 12 o'clock position. However, on warm days in traffic it'll get hot. Yesterday when it was 29C ambient and I was in London traffic, I got the Coolant Temp warning on the dash. Put the blower on at max heat and it drops back down. So two questions: 1) Should it sit at 12 o'clock like my other ones have? 2) It is really getting hot in traffic, isn't it?
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    Temp gauge

    Funny, isn't it. Put it in to CPC a few weeks back, who said it's cooling just fine but probably a cluster issue. I, like you lot, don't buy that. Will investigate imminently as I want to change the car for something else, and would always prefer to sell a car with no faults.
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    Breaking E46 328 manual Coupe

    Hi Tim, I'd like the front caliper carriers off this, please. Best, Dan
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    looking to buy Getrag 420G for S38 (any condition)

    I'd be interested in that.
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    WTD - M54B30 MAF

    Need a known-good MAF for testing, to fit a 2002 530i. Posted, obviously!
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    E39 Westalia tow bar

    Looking for a complete E39 Westfalia detachable tow bar kit, inc wiring. Must be all there and ready to go. Anyone?
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    Your forum needs you!

    This forum is here for you, our members. We want to provide you with a great resource, a friendly environment and a way to make life-long friends, be it online or in real life. In order to do that, we have to maintain a certain standard across the forums. That means ensuring that our members adhere to our code of conduct; both in the content of their posts and any unauthorised advertising. Over the years our Moderating team has remained fairly stable, but we're at a point where some of the team have had to drop off due to other commitments. That's where you come in. We're looking for two new Moderators to join the team, plus someone to take the new role of Social Secretary. The Moderators will join the existing moderating team to help maintain the standards across all content posted on the forum. The Social Secretary will be responsible for raising the profile of the forum at the various shows, meets and events that happen each year. Be under no illusion, both of these roles will require a significant investment of time. We (the rest of the Moderators and Admins) will be there to offer help and support, but you must be happy to take control of the roles and drive them forward. Pay will be on the same rates as the rest of us get (for the avoidance of doubt: £0). But in return you will be helping to drive forward your forum. If you think you've got what it takes for either role, please send a PM to Sandip outlining how you can help, and why you think you'd be the ideal person for the job. On behalf of the Management team and the whole forum, a big thank you to anyone who can help!
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    E28 M5 Wheels Wanted

    Three official wheels for the M5: 16" Style 5s Crappy metrics 15" steel winter wheels
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    Euro Road trip!!!!!!!

    They're the official BMW winter wheel option! But yes, it does make it look a bit like an old CID car.
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    Euro Road trip!!!!!!!

    Took my M5 up to Are in Sweden, through France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark and Norway in November. Cracking trip, highly recommend it!
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    Euro Road trip!!!!!!!

    Nice trip. I went a bit further than you back in November, but did some of the same route. Looks like you got lucky with the weather!
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    To all the newbies :-)

    Lovely. 021 approves!
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    To all the newbies :-)

    Much better! Which number do you have?
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    To all the newbies :-)

    Welcome, and PICS!!
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    BMW m88 or s38 Throttle bodies

    Does RHD/LHD matter?
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    Forum App

    Nothing yet - it's coming, but not ready yet. As soon as we hear a timeline we'll let you all know.
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    Fuel Pump / tank combination

    Having the lift pump is better than not having the lift pump. If that one works OK and will clean up, fit that to the better tank.
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