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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. E39mad

    Tyre sizes...

    We have all season tyres on our F11 - luckily being an SE there is a lot of choice being on 17" rims so have none RFT Michellin Crossclimates and they are superb. My Tyres bring up two choices (same as previously listed), Pirelli RFT or Vredestein none RFT for the 19" rears: https://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=110&kategorie=6&tabs=on&Breite=275&Quer=35&Felge=19&sowigan=GAN&suchen=Search+for+tyres We have all season Vredesteins Quatracs on the Fiesta and it is a great tyre.
  2. E39mad

    Nice surprise

    My car is originally from Blue Bell Crewe but Halliwell Jones Wilmslow are much closer. It had a 5 year service pack purchased when new. Booked it in for an oil change and cabin filters only and HJ Wilmslow presented me with a bill for over £500. I nearly fell off the chair. Told the lady I think you'll find this car has a service pack and a quick check later they gave me the keys and let me go. I prefer to use Blue Bell if I can or want to use an official dealership, which is rare. Now there are price limits on BMW website for older cars (mines 10 years old in two month) it has been back for an oil and filter change to Wilmslow for about £130 which is about the same as my indy so gets an official stamp (whatever that means these days).
  3. We are having a clear out at Mad towers and have the following original colour brochures available for sale. PM me if interested in any and I will let you know the condition, no of pages and details etc/send a picture. Prices will be competitive and below ebay selling prices as want to move them on. BMW: 1 series: E87 hatch 76 pages 2007 E87 coupe 72 pages 2007 E88 convertible 72 pages 2008 3 series: E21 8 page colour 1975 E30 50 page colour 1983 and 1984 2 and 4 door E34 colour charts. Three 6 page A4 colour from 1988 1990 & 1991 E36 saloon 50 page colour 1991 E36 compact 42 page colour 1994 E90 saloon 68 page colour 2006 E91 estate 68 page 2007 E92 coupe 68 page 2007 + price list/spec E93 convertible 72 page 2007 5 series: E34 colour and fabric brochure 6 pages 1988, 1990, 1991 E61 42 page colour brochure 2004 F10 70 page colour 2009 6 series: E24 630CS 633csi 635csi from 1978 42 page colour E24 628csi 633csi 635csi from 1981 48 page colour E63/E64 82 page colour brochure from 2008 7 series: E23 728, 730, 733i 46 page colour from 1978 E23 728i 732i 735i 46 page colour from 1979 E65 30 page colour from 2002 8 series E31 850ci price booklet 4 small pages 1993 E31 840ci price booklet 4 small pages 1996 Other marques: Audi 1986 range brochure incl Quatto and Quattro Sport 26 page colour Audi coupe 44 page colour 1991 Audi 80 36 page colour 1986 Audi 80 52 page colour 1991 Mini convertible 2002 colour Lancia: Beta saloon coupe HPE & spider 12 page colour from 1970's 1986 range brochure Thema, Prisma, Delta, Y10 34 pages Lancia Beta 16 page colour 1974 Lancia Beta Spyder fold out brochure 8 pages black and white 1970's Others all colour brochures unless stated: Nissan 200SX 1994 Toyota Landcruiser 1975 Toyota model range 1986 Morgan range 1992 including pricelist Austin Princess 1976 Wosleley 18/22 Saloon (Princess) 1970's Jaguar XF saloon 2010 Vauxhall Royale saloon and coupe 1978 Renault Clio 1992 Citroen Dyane 1973 Merc C class saloon and estate 2007 and 2009 Citroen XM 1990 (Bigger than A4) Citroen CX 1984 and 1985 Citroen BX 1984 Fiat 131 estate 1976 VW Golf 1977 VW Golf GTi convertible 1984 VW Golf 1986 VW Polo Coupe 1986 Opel range 1976 and 1977 Opel Kadett 1978 Opel Record 1978 Vauxhall Carlton 1978 and 1986 Opel Kadett 1980 Vauxhall Cavalier 1978 Cavalier Hatchback 1978 Volvo 264 1975 Volvo 245 estate 1975 Saab 900 1979 Saab 99L 1974 Saab 9000 1984 Saab 900 Turbo 1979 Peugeot 304 1976 Peugeot 504 Estate 1975 saloon 1976 Peugeot 204 1976 Peugeot 104 1977 Peugeot 505 1980 Peugeot 305 1978 Peugeot 205 1986 Peugeot 604 1976 Renault 4 1975 Renault 5 GTL 1976 Renault 16 1975 Renault range 1976 and 1977 Renault 30TS 1975 Renault 25 1984 Renault 20 1970's Renault 14 1976 Citroen Estates Ami, GS and DS23 Safari 1975 Citroen GS 1974 and 1975
  4. E39mad

    Colour/upholstery brochures 1988/90/91

    Open to offers.
  5. I have three x 6 page colour brochures for the E34 for 1988, 1990 and 1991. Shall put up a picture later but moving house next year so clearing out loads of stuff. There's one on ebay for £11.90 incl P&P - Bargain £12 including P&P for all three. Also getting rid of full colour brochures of E21, E23, E24, E30, E32, E36 saloon & compact, E61, E63 etc Please ask!!
  6. E39mad

    Buying advice for F11

    Manuals are rather rare and unloved in the F10/11. Lack or Sport or Comfort seats would mean it's no from me as well.
  7. E39mad

    Buying advice for F11

    They are generally very reliable cars. FSH is a must and ideally on the diesels proof of an interim oil change between the recommended services. I would want to see if the following known items have been replaced: Rear airbag suspension - the rubber degrades causing the suspension to sag. Aircon condenser unit - make sure the AC works as stone chips can hole the condensers
  8. E39mad

    E39 msport touring wanted please

    Good luck with your search. There were no factory built 528i Sport tourings brought to the UK - in fact I think all Sport tourings are facelift only built from Sept 2000. You could get a 528i 535i or 540i Sport saloon prefacelift but not the touring. The facelift 525i has the same power as the 528i although less torque. All 525i and 530i are facelift cars having replaced the 523i and 528i. Great cars.
  9. What size wheels are you running - price seems good for 18" or 19" wheels. Cross Climates are a year round compromise, they will never be as good as full winters or summers but not far off each whereas running summer tyres in the UK winter can prove problematic particularly the higher up or further North that you live.
  10. They make a massive difference but the tread needs to be 4mm plus to have the proper effect in snow. Having stated that I've gone over to Michellin Cross Climates so don't have the bother of changing them over or storage of another set of alloys/tyres. Apart from the Beast from East winters appear to becoming milder/wetter in these parts.
  11. E39mad

    New owner checking in

    Welcome That's a good looking tourer. Sounds like you have infamous E39 shimmy - the bushes will be shot.
  12. E39mad

    My M6 Gran Coupe Thread

    Still one of the best looking cars on the road and the last beautifully designed BMW imho. You may regret getting rid as you hear it tearing away from your home with a new owner!!
  13. E39mad

    E39 528i touring

    I like that - low miles for the age too