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    Password management software.

    They are doing the rounds just now .. I am being blackmailed for 800 bitcoin blah blah b;ah .. the password they show was one used along time ago .. looks like My Fitness Pal was hacked and the details will have been sold on the dark web as they call it .. I guess if 1 or 2 two cave in and pay something they have won a watch .. I just delete them ..would love to be clever enough to turn it around to scam them but that's not easy I guess on an ipad mini !!! You can check if your e mail has been hacked on a website and it can lead you to the breach .. all scary stuff for some people
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    1996 BMW E34 525i SE Touring Calypso red 2 previous owners 146k miles

    its at times like this I need / want my |Orient E34 to sell so I can go get this !!!
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    1996 BMW E34 525i SE Touring Calypso red 2 previous owners 146k miles

    i see this on facebook .. just clicked who you are now lol .. I love this car ..wont be about long I don't think
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    FS: Style 66s refurbed in anthracite

    More Clearouts ...:) Set of Style 66 alloys , from a touring so 8x17 set up . They have been refurbed and powdercoated in anthracite and are immaculate. They were pretty decent before they were done , I just wanted a change of colour .. no welds, no buckles and no chunks missing. Tyres are OK .. 2 x Goodyear eagles – 245 45 17 – about 5 mm left 2 x Roadstone – 245 45 17 but wearing on edge so advise they are replaced Looking for £300 for them ( refurb was about £250, wheels £200 – saves you the hassle of doing your own or it’s a great upgrade )
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    FS: Style 66s refurbed in anthracite

    Bump up for the hottest day in the year - no one fancy these for their pride and joy ?
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    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    Its such a stunning car and a touring .. say no more.. its the car I would love .. I remember getting my M5 and being excited as it had the aero mirrors , paras , floating brakes etc same steering wheel and was LHD too .. snapped up and off to Germany I believe...
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    A sad end.

    odd front lower wing décor ? No MOT but seems to have been pretty good over years .. no real horror stories on advisories or fails
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    1999 T reg E36 318i Touring £650

    Some larger pics for you Andy ..
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    Ford Cortina MK IV 2.3 Ghia or a E21 323i as a daily

    a 2000E Sierra .. I remember these as being a really nice car .. and the Sierra Azure I think it was .. a 'sporty' beast made in silver , white or blue .. nice too I had a Granada 2.8 Injection .. spoilers, pearl white TRX alloys , Recaros.. don't see many of them now
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Jeezy peeps what a feast for the eyes that was
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Was quite a disappointing car that .. all the work to convert it to M5 but the body and half finished interior was awful I thought .. wonder if still on the road ? I then ended up with a manual 530i V8 touring in grey that Quarry supplied M5 bumpers/ wheels / interior from a wrecked touring .. I think you looked at that one aswell after I sold it to some guy in Bradford Monkeyharris needs to get paras on it for the right look as I am sure its a wide grille facelift touring .. either way its a very decent car .. I like his choices
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    Can Dolly come out to play

    @duncan-uk....if its stopped by traffic for any reason known to them they can insist it is put thru an MOT station for confirmation its road worthy or if they spot defects make you take it to an MOT centre to say its been rectified and safe again But I get what you are saying .. for peace of mind it would be good to know if it would pass or what is perhaps needing doing
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    My 540i/6 Oxfordgrun

    i love those ACS wheels . .wanted a set of reps for mine but even they are hard to get
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    My 540i/6 Oxfordgrun

    I have seen this on FB .. love it.. lucky man owning that .. and welcome
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    Crap dashboards

    the last pinto I had ran a hairy cam , Vernier pulley , twin 50 dellortos , a janspeed manifold and system and the head had rimflows and was home polished etc .. those were the days .. how I wish I knew then what I know now !!!
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    E39 2003 525i Touring Fully Loaded Mint Low Miles

    I would love the orange indicators on mine rather than the clear ones Nice car .. a small drop and nice wheels it will be a stunner
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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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    FS:BMW 530i Sport E39 / Paras/ Bumpers etc £600

    Sold pending payment , thanks all
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    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 ?

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjm1JL11ariAhXEWhUIHSM1A64QFjAAegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.northcoast500.com%2F&usg=AOvVaw34Lw5UWllPJNXegca8wquo
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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 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 , period flip phone, toolkit, fire extinguisher and first aid kit too
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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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