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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

    Cricket wow what a game

    I have no nails left!! Best day for English cricket since the 2005 ashes.
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    European breakdown cover - best options

    Have a look at their website but iirc yes you need money each month a direct debits out. Switching is so easy now - they do everything.
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    Car Stolen: Been found

    Might help if we know which area of the UK this is!!
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    European breakdown cover - best options

    Nationwide bank joint account covers all our cars anywhere in Europe irrespective of age. Best and cheapest route for us with a 20 year old car (E36) that others would not touch without a serious premium. You pay £13 a month for the Flex plus account (£6.50 a month if you keep £2500 in the account) for ALL of the following: Family holiday insurance worldwide Mobile phone insurance for the whole family European breakdown cover - includes bringing the car back for any car you are driving All of the above saves us a small fortune if taken out separately. Also you get £100 if referred by someone else.
  5. Wow! https://www.thedrive.com/news/28899/bmw-m5-wagon-with-mclaren-f1-engine-has-been-secretly-stored-for-decades-report?fbclid=IwAR1PBDA6AEr9OrLv7s9BOJzLaTp6UPaCwKpV-uD0wjsko-Ke9GMvFOGe1r4
  6. The flap on the end of the load cover seems to be at a high angle where it should be horizontal in line with the rest of the load cover.
  7. Tyres play a massive part in the ride/handling of the F11 imho I ditched the RFT's on my summer 18" wheels in favour of conventional rubber - Michelin Premacy 3's - it made a massive difference to ride and steering feel. RFT's particularly when past half worn can in my experience fall off of a cliff performance wise.
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    2002 E39 2L Petrol

    E39 520i's were 150bhp 2.0 litre up until facelift (Sept 2000) and then the 520i went to 2.2 litres and 170bhp as stated above.
  9. I know that VDC automatically deletes M Sport suspension in the F10/11 cars and the M Sport cars with VDC are visibly higher than a std M Sport. Might be worth asking it is does the same in the G30/31. Sounds like it's going to be a great specced car - good luck
  10. E39mad

    E39 ClubSport specs, what were they ?

    There was an E46 330ci Clubsport but as mentioned not one for the E39. Yes the style 71 wheels where fitted to ES SE models from around 2002 onwards. These were SE bodied cars with de-chrome and a Sports Steering wheel plus the alloys. Didn't even have Sports seats as std.
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    Newbie F11 owner

    Welcome - it's a rare engine the 6 pot 525d as was out for less than two years before being replaced with a twin turbo 4 pot
  12. Gorgeous but it's a load of money for 170k mileage car that needs cosmetic attention.
  13. E39mad

    528i 1997 testing aux fan

    I had changed the aux fan on my E36 328i last year (same engine) as it had refused to work - fan wouldn't move. My Indy did the work though. Did it as was going on long journey to Le Mans as mine had never worked from the day I bought the car.
  14. Stick with it Mark. All later cars have better spec (std xenons, nav etc) even before options but ultimately you will have the same car with an inferior engine. My wife drives the 520d into Manchester 3 days a week (she's a Midwife) and we were discussing this the other day because it is an almost 9 year old Euro 5 emission car. We decided to keep it until Manchester decides what to do with charging dirty cars to enter the city. We like the car, know the history from new, have increased the number of oil changes and it remains pretty reliable for an old machine that is only worth currently in the region of £8k.
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    Things I hate about my 5 series

    Which seats do you have?