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    Fire Extinguisher

    I want to fit a fire extinguisher in my E39 M5. Whats the best way and will the brackets bolt in under the drivers seat to a car that never came with one? Do I need to buy the extinguisher from BMW or will an aftermarket one be compatible with the bracket?
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    E92 m3 info

    Ive had both and their is no right or wrong answer. Both excellent. Old SMG in previous gen M3 was shite but DCT is a totally different animal
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    How would you value an E39 M5

    Cash out now unless you are in it for the super long term!
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    Its time.....

    All done including a vanos refresh (arse crack still seeping blood) Bearing were in really good shape as expected with minor wear
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    Its time.....

    Ive got my E39 M5 in the workshop for a major mechanical refresh. Its been sitting about in the garage like a wannabe garage queen whilst I have been driving newer cars. Anyway, this lockdown nonsense has given time to reflect so I have decided that she is the only one, no more messing with younger models! Enough chatting nonsense, rod bearings are being done 100% as the internet told me so but my concern is the timing chain guides. The garage have done a vanos test and have advised doing the timing chain as the parameters are out a tiny bit on the exhaust side but "nothing to worry about" Is this a "must do" job like the rod bearings or not?????
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    Anyone swapped an E39 M5 for a Golf Gti?

    Its happening in Edinburgh at the end of 2020 although wont be enforced for private cars until 2023 as I understand it. Sent from my SM-N976B using Tapatalk
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    Anyone swapped an E39 M5 for a Golf Gti?

    R32 not fast enough given fuel consumption Sent from my SM-N976B using Tapatalk
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    Anyone swapped an E39 M5 for a Golf Gti?

    Dont do it. Keep it and sell it when its £20k+ If you must then but a MK5 Edition 30 or MK6 Edition 35 with low miles and it will hold its value and eventually start to appreciate. Sent from my SM-N976B using Tapatalk
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    Karcher Pressure Washer

    Anyone have any opinions. I have had my K4 Ecologic since April last year ands its a piece of plastic junk. The handle broke on one side and today the other side broke so now I cant even wind up the hose properly.
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    E39 M5 BMW Group Classic Headquarter Trip

    What are the proposed dates? Sent from my SM-N976B using Tapatalk
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    E39 Nav Knob Upgrade

    Been reading about the Nav knob upgrade. The Storm Motorwerks ones look good but are expensive. Someone mentioned 1 series knobs and they look quite good. Has anyone fitted them? Are they plug and play? Do I need knobs from a car with nav or is it just the stereo knobs?
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    E39 M5 Mysterious Clicking Noise

    Propshaft bearing. Has mine done a few years ago. Started to click again intermittently. I'm just going to leave it alone Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    Battery dead

    How long is the warranty on BMW batteries. Mine is dead after 2 1/2 years
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    Battery dead

    Just replaced it with a Bosch from Costco. 5 year warranty as well. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    Battery dead

    Put mine on a slow trickle for 3 days and all appears to be well at the moment.
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    Battery dead

    OK just been informed its 2 years which is pretty poor given Bosch do 3 years on their entry level batteries.
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    Easy Peasy DPF Regeneration After Install

    My 3210 gets signal in the Outer Hebrides!
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    My old Alpina B10 4.8 V8S

    Yeah she is but I don't really miss her. The M5 is better......... Alpina was comfier. Like a Mercedes that could actually take a corner but the M5 is still better
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    My old Alpina B10 4.8 V8S

    Yeah I know comfort seats as well. Bit pricey given the miles?! Yes
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