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  1. The Flying Banana

    RIP Niki Lauda

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    FS:BMW 530i Sport E39 / Paras/ Bumpers etc £600

    Mileage is 125082 currently .. its done 238 miles since it was MOT .. MOT ran out on 7th September 2017. When it was MOTd last it passed with the advisories were : Mileage 124,844 Advisory notice item(s) Front Inner brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened both (3.5.1i) Oil leak @ engine area (various) under trays fitted obscuring some components Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1) Offside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

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    FS:BMW 530i Sport E39 / Paras/ Bumpers etc £600

    Thank Tim .. I will do that .. at least it could give some insight to costs on fixing it
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    FS:BMW 530i Sport E39 / Paras/ Bumpers etc £600

    The car ran great I am told.. I think it has sat in a mixture of a workshop and outside on and off for about 2 years but I can get that confirmed I put a battery on it on Saturday there and it started literally as the starter engaged .. no knocks or misfires etc .. the torque converter has a whine but the gearbox is totally gone .. no drive in any gear at all . I will get the registration number for you ( it still has the personal plates on it ) so you can see MOT history etc . I think its about 135000 miles Its in Fife ( about 15 mins form Edin ) which is usually the killer as I se eyou are in London .. always the way .. buyers always seem to be miles away
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    E39 530i on eBay

    Its hardly been restored .. modified but not restored .. and all that work done and it needs engine mounts .. surely if you are wanting that kind of cash you would make sure everything is in top condition
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    E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)

    Link to the sale ad
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    FS:BMW 530i Sport E39 / Paras/ Bumpers etc £600

    I think its either Glacier Green or Slate Green but can get code if anyone wants it , Sand beige leather interior. Black headlining , aluminium trim I bought this on impulse last week as I thought I could use the engine for either my E34 or my E36 compact, on fact finding it looks more hassle than its worth with this type of engine so then I considered putting it back on road . I don’t really have time for if I was honest as away with work and I care for elderly parents which takes up a huge amount of time and I have another 530d touring that should be back on road and various other cars so last thing I need is this to do Needs a gearbox. A while back on a trip home the previous owner had the oil cooler burst on the motorway and first he knew was when it came up with Trans Failure on dash .. towed to local garage .. stayed there since . It’s a genuine sport , bumpers intact , 18” staggered paras , celis lights etc usual stuff. I put a battery in it and its started 1st time after been standing for a long time J Two keys , it locked/ unlocked as it should . First aid kit is there , extinguisher is there , interior is clean , has a period Motorola flip phone in it , parrot fitted I need £600 back for it , wheels , bumpers , lights, etc probably all worth that on their own, I am not into breaking it as I think neighbours would have a fit , it’s a tow away job, could be done on a solid bar as gear box is toast anyway Any questions etc just ask
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    E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)

    I saw that 740 .. I like it but man the prices are going thru the roof , how much I regret not getting yours !!! The E39 is for sale now lo .. I have too much on , bought it on impulse so moving it on .. I thought about engine swaps into other cars I have or putting it back on road .. kidding myself on , I haven't even sorted my other E39 with an MOT and it needs next to nothing done so whats the chances of me doing this one ! I will clean it tho , that will be satisfying
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    E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)

    Hmm .. hahah .. I don't , I still have an E34 tho.. this just seemed a good thing to work away on .. if only I had an E32 I would be happier !
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    E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)

    Agreed .. going to see if I can get wood for it at weekend .. if not was thinking of hydro dipping for something like the Poplar style wood ..
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Your tank will last for ages as you will crawl most of the route .. gives you plenty time to sit still and admire the scenery as the traffic on it now is horrendous ... lots of hire cars that just stop for pics, jams because no common sense is used for passing etc Glorious route tho , the picture opportunities for your car are limitless
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    E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)

    interior is odd I think , its full sand beige , carpets , seats , dash etc but has a black roof lining and pillars etc Also has standard Aluminium trim I know its a sport but honestly I think it would have looked better with a beige roof lining and walnut trim
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    E39 530i Sport purchase - pics :)

    Some pics of the 530i I bought .. impulse buy , lots on it and a very original car .. gearbox oil cooler pipe burst Gearbox is toast .. ran well prior and was decent strong engine So had many thoughts when I bought it .. decent 3.0 engine for the 520 E34 ? Engine for compact ? Sadly it looks like just too much work to make these things feasible So thought about sticking a gearbox in it , not sure but here are some pics of it .. needs a real good wash which will be satisfying to do then see what the score is Its all there , the original beige mats under the rubber ones, period flip phone, toolkit, fire extinguisher and first aid kit too
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    530i Auto gear box replacement....convert to manual ?

    it could be , its actually very complete .. will post some pics soon .. needs 2 wings as they have bubbled at arch but that's easy Best thing is it has those OEM black heavy duty BMW mats they don't make and they are mint lol !!