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    Replacement folding wing mirrors

    I Reckon there's only one manufacturer of the M5 rep's. The two sets that I bought were from 2 different sellers but were exactly the same in the same boxes and both manufactured in Taiwan.
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    What are you doing now?

    Just got home from work so off to bed.
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    RIP Niki Lauda

    Sad news, I had no idea that he was ill, you see him regularly on the F1 and he always seemed to look well.
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    My new car!

    Sounds like you're really enjoying it. I'm hoping that the rumoured Tiguan R has appeared before my 240 BiTdi is due to be changed in March. If not I'll be getting another BiTdi.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I saw the NC500 on the television a few years back. I thought it looked amazing but it sounds like every man and his dog's on it now. I quite like the idea of hiring an F-Type R for the week and doing it.
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    1998 E39 540 Touring - Manual Box - Potential Value?

    Surely there's only a very limited market for something like this though, I mean there can't be all that many people interested in a rusty 21 year old car thats been stood up for a couple of years and does 20 to the gallon around town, can there?
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    E39 530i on eBay

    Looks nice, gearbox would put me off though.
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    The E39 First World Problems thread

    The only thing that really annoyed me when I had mine was the handbrake (or the lack of)
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    2019 Summer updates

    Oooooh, a 550d.
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    Stretch's 530d/S62 Sport Touring. Updated 16/05/19

    Yeah, great car, but not personally a fan of the tyres that look like they're about to pop off the rims. There again I'm an old bastard so not down wiv da kids, innit Bruv.
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    E39 525d slow starter

    Exactly what I was thinking.
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    E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)

    Agreed about the trim, aluminium definitely doesn't go with Sand Beige, most of the dark woods are much better.
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    Ant's 98 535i Project

    Don't know about anyone else but the video's not working for me.
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    Ant's 98 535i Project

    Looks like a Royal Steering Wheel job.
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    E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)

    Looking forward to seeing it after you've washed it. Don't think I've seen Slate Green with Sand Beige before, usually Black or Slate Green leather.
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    E39, What annoys you.

    Yeah, loosening cap when changing brake pads.
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    E39, What annoys you.

    Honestly can't say anything annoyed me about it when I had mine, it was a great car.
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    Replacement folding wing mirrors

    When I had my E39 I bought a set of these mirrors from Ebay. I had them sprayed Black Sapphire and fitted them on the car. I think they probably lasted about 18 months or so before they started to fail. I didn't want to have to go to the expense of having another set painted so I bought a new set from Teddy at SSSD and stripped them down and transferred the internals from them into the painted parts of the old ones to make a good pair. I did manage to get hold of a set of genuine M5 mirrors but never got round to fitting them before I sold the car so I don't know if they would have lasted longer. Sandip bought the car from me so I don't know if the rep's are still folding or not. Another thing to bear in mind with the rep's is that they mostly seem to be for lhd. They still work for rhd but you have to have the passenger mirror adjusted to the extreme to be able to see anything.
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    Replacement folding wing mirrors

    Yes, they'll be plug n play but probably won't last all that long.
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    Machine Polishing marks...

    Exactly. You're never going to get a quality job from the dealers minimum wage wash monkeys.
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    Spare Wheel

    That is a style 48 as supplied as a spare from the factory when the car was specced from new with staggered style 37's. As others have said, the rolling circumference will be almost if not the same as the 37's so good for both front or rear in an emergency (although it will look shite )
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    Machine Polishing marks...

    If it was the dealer that put them there why let them get their hands on the car again? Surely they'll just do the same again.
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    Spare Wheel

    My E39 came from the factory with staggered style 37's. The factory fitted spare was a style 48, can't remember the tyre size though.
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    530i Auto gear box replacement....convert to manual ?

    Sounds like it's worth saving.
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    E39 Touring Subframe Bushes

    BMW never made an M Sport E39 for the UK, you've got a 530d Sport Touring. M Sports didn't start in the UK until the E60.