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DennisCooper last won the day on April 14 2019

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About DennisCooper

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    Ex Police - E39 530d Touring

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  1. Hi CG172, I agree.. with your disagreement! To me, at the very best, a set of used and refinished set of staggered style 65's are a £800 set. A little more, if the 'pitting' due to age and frequent / daily use over the years is minimal. They're not 'worth' £3K at all, that's just an inflated asking price which over the last 2-4 years has been more prevalent with 'car related aspects - parts and actual cars. It's highly likely these wheels won't actually sell anywhere that amount, it's a question of how long before the seller realizes it and drops the price. To give you a bit of hope, a set of staggered OEM style 65's came up a couple months ago now for around £500, needed a refinish but were in decent base shape otherwise, I had a friend who was really looking for a set go pick them up ! As for the fakes.. most enthusiasts can indeed tell they're not the real deal, but every once in a while someone does indeed think they're the genuine article ! As for the Style 37's, then as per Green Elekta, all Style 37's were made using forged aluminium. There was an in depth, investigative thread on the US forums a few years back Cheers, Dennis!
  2. Hi, Let him ask whatever he wants ! There 'might' be someone out there willing to pay that or close to that price! CG172 - I'm quite well known for not liking the style 65's at all! way too 'fussy' of a design for the classic design aesthetic of the E39. The Style 37 M Parallels are forged and stronger than the cast Style 65's and if BMW had put those on instead of style 65's everyone would be raving about those being the 'only wheel for an M5' etc ! Cheers, Dennis!
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    Innovadrive NXG-39 / OEM look Double DIN Fascia

    Hi Zukgod, Do take a look on the 'other channel' where a customer used and then modified slightly an NXG-39 in his E38 - https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2419489-Innovadrive-NXG-39-OEM-look-Double-DIN-Fascial-for-the-E38&highlight=NXG-38 For now, an E38 specific version is on the backburner, the E46 is the current one I'm working on having go into production then it'll be a choice between the E38 and E53 versions depending on demand etc. If you want to go the route Franco did, drop me a PM and one will be quickly winging it's way over to you Cheers, Dennis!
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    Innovadrive NXG-39 / OEM look Double DIN Fascia

    Hi Joey530i, I have a list of the head units I know of on page 2 of this thread and some are of course older/discontinued now. I'll call my contacts at Pioneer UK again to see if they have any plans to release a UK specific shallow depth unit anytime soon. Derek has fitted the XAV-5550DB and not mentioned any mods required so perhaps give Western Car Radio a call to ask if they had to modify anything. The dimensions of the opening are in page 1 of the thread and if you look at the brand websites and technical sheets, look for the 'nose' measurements to see if a head unit will fit. The good thing when it comes to 'depth' is all the shallow ones seem to be around 6/9cm or so and thus, easily fit, so no concern there really. Cheers, Dennis!
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    2001 E39 M5 sells at auction for £32,600

    Hi, An 18K miled example is now under offer at the asking price of .... £57,500 ! https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11776030 So Jag (hope you're well mate, long time no see!!) you can ask £35K for yours Cheers, Dennis!
  6. Hi, Looking a little closer at the pictures - The panel gaps on the drivers side wing, by the door and then in the area of the bonnet/wing/door A pillar aren't in line. With the doors open, the rubber boot that covers the hinge is missing on both ( just spotted the same for the rear door hinges. The near side bumper to wing panel gap is very small, also on the nearside, the rear door shade is different to the rear panel. and it looks a different shade to the front door. Offside also looks like that, so perhaps a paint job up to the rear doors?n panel gap of front bumper piece to the wing isn't straightI guess the two items either side of the front number plate and mounted in the recess are garage door closers? Jus tunder the ABS pump module in engine bay pic, is that a large rust spot? Duncan - If I mention anything about wheels and other things, Dan just likes to throw personal insults or snarky remarks at me! I think the Style 32's weren't offered as an option on facelift E39's, at least I vaguely recall reading that. I'm sure some owners purchased new sets from a dealer and put them on though, can't have been many. I think the 17/18" Style 32's on a Sport E39 make it look a little dated, the 20" versions don't seem to have the same effect ! I'm sure someone will view it and perhaps buy at near to or at £8k, but overall, I suspect that the car has had light damage previously and has been repaired and now has a high asking price due to relatively low mileage - there's a basic spec which is a detractor too. Cheers, Dennis!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    One of these is on my shopping list .. ! Sometimes extra space is needed! Cheers, Dennis!
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    E39 sunroof swap glass to metal ?

    It can't be that lovely for you, if you keep forgetting about it ! Since facebook grew, and grew, this forum has become much quieter as more owners went to the FB groups instead... there's still some fantastic archived content here and other BMW forums too though. I've been on the US forums mainly since around 1997/98 and in 'general' I found more technical knowledge/DIY support/general BMW knowledge on those forums than the UK ones. There was plenty on the UK ones too, just they also had a lot more 'shouty' types around and threads often descended into downright nastiness! The other US channel we're on is still relatively busy though ! Cheers, Dennis!
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    Hifi system professional

    Mine was less than 'fairly low spec' ! my car was 'no spec' ! Yes, given the 'right side cubby' in mine had a twin battery/split charger setup, there was no space there for the enclosure needed to produce the excellent sub bass that I wanted, so I had a custom one made up for the left hand cubby. I've since taken out the twin battery and have 2 custom enclosures, one being a shaped MDF type and the other a custom fibreglass one that still utilizes the OEM cubby cover and able to house a 10" driver. I'm debating on putting back the split charger/dual battery setup though ! Definitely this is the best solution when all aspects are considered. I understand many owners 'need' for keeping it OEM, and perhaps support that option more if even as an OEM setup it sounded better, but the plain fact is that none of the OEM setups except for perhaps the M Audio sound anywhere half decent, especially to many more modern cars OEM sound systems in comparison. Some owners of course don't care about audio performance if they're just listening to the radio in the background etc, but for many others, having a good/decent level of audio performance is wanted and the OEM setups are lacking here. If you do decide to stick with OEM, please photograph and document your installation/retrofit ! Cheers, Dennis!
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    E39 530i Manual Sport - Imola Red

    Hi ngk2112, The 'how much is a respray cost roughtly' question comes up semi often on the forums and facebook groups. It will vary from around £1000 to £10K+, it all depends on the level of quality you want and how much preparation, remedial and parts renewal costs you would like to go with. The general consensus for the UK seems to be 'around' the £3500/4K level for a great quality/decent respray with nominal remedial and some parts renewals and 'may/may not' include the door shuts. I'd say to perhaps get some quotes from reputable local specialists who can do a paint correction. You'd need to look for any areas of concern/rust/corrosion and see how you may wish to deal with those with respect to the paint correction job level you go for. Imola red is a lovely colour on the E39 ! Cheers, Dennis!
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    530i Touring Manual

    Hi Splondike/M ! Excellent pickup from Steve and a continuation of the good work he'd done to the car! Some nice updates and personalisation you wanted as well ! There's always plenty that can be upgraded/changed/modified Cheers, Dennis!
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    E39 M5 meet UK

    Hi CB987, You'll see some excellent examples there for sure, along with some lovely cars too! Jokes aside, plenty of brilliant , well knowledgeable and experienced guys will be there and you'll definitely get some great advice and knowledge for sure! I'm trying to make it as well if I can as need to finally meet plenty of the guys who'll be there and to say hi to any newcomers too. My schedule lately has changed so I'm not definite unfortunately. There's good/decent examples of M5's around that are for sale, just might not be the one for you at any particular time though, that said, keep a lookout and I think at least a few of the current owners who will be there are/might be looking to sell soon/in the near to mid term future! PT - I'm hoping to make it, may be able to come along in another enthusiasts car. If not, i'll make it to the next one ! Cheers, Dennis!
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    E39 530i Sport touring

    Hi Rad22, If a seller says no to having a mechanic to look over the car, then it's highly likely there's some more serious issues/problems lurking. Good call to walk away, there'll be other better examples out there soon enough to look at and inspect. Cheers, Dennis!
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    E39 530i Sport touring

    Hi Dan, This and your previous personal insults and snidey remarks you have towards me are a waste of forum bandwidth. Also read the first line of my 2nd paragraph as seems you didn't previously due to your haste to insult me again. Cheers, Dennis!