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E39mad last won the day on March 20

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About E39mad

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    BMW5 SuperStar
  • Birthday 04/30/1968

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    Happy Valley, Cheshire
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    Sailing, cars.
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    BTL expert


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    F11 520d SE Auto, E36 328i Mtec convertible manual

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  1. Shame about the colours inside and out but if solid it's not a bad price in comparison to some have seen: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1212266
  2. E39mad

    E39 540i Sport touring - manual

    Not a fan of Topaz Blue in the E39. Bog std spec too although the wheels are quite nice but not original as tourings did not come with staggered set up unless you bought an Alpina. Looks completely neglected externally - I'd be wanting all the panels off to see the see the state of the whole car before "investing" in a respray. Agree it's strong money but they are rare.
  3. E39mad

    Bmw specialist Greater Manchester

    Darren Wood shut their doors a few weeks ago.
  4. Not paying for one month's tax for one journey - I'm a tight Northener I'll have you know
  5. It's the spring in the cap of the filter housing that is missing that attaches to the filter and brings the filter out with the cap when you renew it. Have to buy the cap too at £25!
  6. Car is late 2010 2 litre N47
  7. My F11 520d is in with the Indy for an interim oil change (8000 miles and year since the last one carried out by BMW) He rang today and said there was a problem - the people (Halliwell Jones WIlmslow) that did the last oil/filter change did not put the spring back on the filter so car is sat there awaiting me to go to Williams in Trafford Park because they don't deliver to get the part for the Indy to complete the job. At 10 years old it's not going back to a main dealers now! Luckily we have a shopping car - Fiesta 1.25 Zetec which will get the part. Would love to go in the E36 vert but it's still SORN atm!
  8. E39mad

    So what are you doing in isolation?

    Looks good Mark. I detailed mine a few weeks ago. Man there was some rubbish on the paintwork removed with the claybar. Big cars to detail though!! Mine is also 10 years old this year and is wearing easily as well as the E39's that I had did if not much better - the thing is I don't love it as much - probably because it doesn't give any feedback through the steering or ride/handle quite so well.
  9. E39mad

    540i touring. "The Improvening!"

    Great looking car - looking fwd to seeing the restoration progress.
  10. E39mad

    So what are you doing in isolation?

    Cheers Mick for keeping the country's goods moving
  11. E39mad

    Bmw specialist Greater Manchester

    Darren Wood Bredbury just off the M60 http://www.darren-wood.com/
  12. Lovely car and good work. The petrol Aegeans had Lotus White leather and the diesels had std grey
  13. It takes a while for the daily commodity price of fuel in $ a barrel to filter down to the pumps. At one point yesterday US oil producers were paying people to take it away!! Exchange rate also has a bearing on this and the £ is even weaker against the $ at around $1.24 per £ or thereabouts. Before the virus we were up at over $1.30. Tax (fuel duty and VAT) make up about 3/5ths of the cost of a litre in the UK so only 2/5ths to drop.
  14. E39mad

    The wifes 530i sport

    Can't beat an E39 saloon in black with style 37's Do you ever drive it on tarmac