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    E39mad reacted to RichardP in My M6 Gran Coupe Thread   
    Today marks the end of my time with MS63TGC, her new owner collected her today.  I hope they have as good a time with her as I have had, it was time for her to move on. Having driven just 11 miles in the last year which equates to two trips to the dealers, one for service and MOT, the other for a brake fluid change plus one to the petrol station.
     
    This is my last picture of her, looking as good as she did on the day I bought her, 7 years, 7 months and 20 days ago.
     

     
    The paint protection film has done an outstanding job, something I will definitely do again if I get a car that I want to keep.  This does definitely not apply to my current daily which is both amazing and crap at the same time, quite a feat.  At least I can still get my petrol head fix from my other 'proper' cars.
     
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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 2003 E39 530i saloon - 34k miles   
    I know why it's expensive - he says it has a 6 speed autobox 
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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 2003 E39 530i saloon - 34k miles   
    I know why it's expensive - he says it has a 6 speed autobox 
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    E39mad reacted to RichardP in The story of E39 M5 AK03 DJJ (so far)   
    After having a new starter motor fitted to solve a long standing intermittent start problem (which suddenly became not intermittent!), having got rather dusty at the garage and taking her for a good blast down the local Yorkshire lanes, time for a clean.
     
    She wears her 18 years rather well I think.
     

     
    Still can't think of another car I'd rather have than this as an all rounder
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    E39mad got a reaction from george72 in BMW 530D 65 PLATE 3.5K OPTIONAL EXTRAS - £15,495   
    More pictures and a price should help
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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in RIP HRH The Prince Philip   
    A little anecdote following the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh:
     
    1989 Cowes Week, have finished college and I am crew on the main boat in picture Fraggle. Our fleet started 10 minutes behind the Sigma 38 fleet one of which was helmed by HRH. Our boats were quicker and we would usually pass their fleet on the first downwind leg. There were some gobby guys in our fleet and one shouted over when passing HRH on the first spinnaker leg: "Oi Stavros....don't gybe in my effing water" to which there was an immediate retort from Prince Phillip who didn't even turn to look at the offender "It's my wife's water and I can gybe where I bloody well like"
     
    RIP
     
     

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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in RIP HRH The Prince Philip   
    A little anecdote following the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh:
     
    1989 Cowes Week, have finished college and I am crew on the main boat in picture Fraggle. Our fleet started 10 minutes behind the Sigma 38 fleet one of which was helmed by HRH. Our boats were quicker and we would usually pass their fleet on the first downwind leg. There were some gobby guys in our fleet and one shouted over when passing HRH on the first spinnaker leg: "Oi Stavros....don't gybe in my effing water" to which there was an immediate retort from Prince Phillip who didn't even turn to look at the offender "It's my wife's water and I can gybe where I bloody well like"
     
    RIP
     
     

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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in RIP HRH The Prince Philip   
    A little anecdote following the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh:
     
    1989 Cowes Week, have finished college and I am crew on the main boat in picture Fraggle. Our fleet started 10 minutes behind the Sigma 38 fleet one of which was helmed by HRH. Our boats were quicker and we would usually pass their fleet on the first downwind leg. There were some gobby guys in our fleet and one shouted over when passing HRH on the first spinnaker leg: "Oi Stavros....don't gybe in my effing water" to which there was an immediate retort from Prince Phillip who didn't even turn to look at the offender "It's my wife's water and I can gybe where I bloody well like"
     
    RIP
     
     

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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in RIP HRH The Prince Philip   
    A little anecdote following the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh:
     
    1989 Cowes Week, have finished college and I am crew on the main boat in picture Fraggle. Our fleet started 10 minutes behind the Sigma 38 fleet one of which was helmed by HRH. Our boats were quicker and we would usually pass their fleet on the first downwind leg. There were some gobby guys in our fleet and one shouted over when passing HRH on the first spinnaker leg: "Oi Stavros....don't gybe in my effing water" to which there was an immediate retort from Prince Phillip who didn't even turn to look at the offender "It's my wife's water and I can gybe where I bloody well like"
     
    RIP
     
     

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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in RIP HRH The Prince Philip   
    A little anecdote following the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh:
     
    1989 Cowes Week, have finished college and I am crew on the main boat in picture Fraggle. Our fleet started 10 minutes behind the Sigma 38 fleet one of which was helmed by HRH. Our boats were quicker and we would usually pass their fleet on the first downwind leg. There were some gobby guys in our fleet and one shouted over when passing HRH on the first spinnaker leg: "Oi Stavros....don't gybe in my effing water" to which there was an immediate retort from Prince Phillip who didn't even turn to look at the offender "It's my wife's water and I can gybe where I bloody well like"
     
    RIP
     
     

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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in RIP HRH The Prince Philip   
    A little anecdote following the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh:
     
    1989 Cowes Week, have finished college and I am crew on the main boat in picture Fraggle. Our fleet started 10 minutes behind the Sigma 38 fleet one of which was helmed by HRH. Our boats were quicker and we would usually pass their fleet on the first downwind leg. There were some gobby guys in our fleet and one shouted over when passing HRH on the first spinnaker leg: "Oi Stavros....don't gybe in my effing water" to which there was an immediate retort from Prince Phillip who didn't even turn to look at the offender "It's my wife's water and I can gybe where I bloody well like"
     
    RIP
     
     

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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in RIP HRH The Prince Philip   
    A little anecdote following the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh:
     
    1989 Cowes Week, have finished college and I am crew on the main boat in picture Fraggle. Our fleet started 10 minutes behind the Sigma 38 fleet one of which was helmed by HRH. Our boats were quicker and we would usually pass their fleet on the first downwind leg. There were some gobby guys in our fleet and one shouted over when passing HRH on the first spinnaker leg: "Oi Stavros....don't gybe in my effing water" to which there was an immediate retort from Prince Phillip who didn't even turn to look at the offender "It's my wife's water and I can gybe where I bloody well like"
     
    RIP
     
     

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    E39mad reacted to duncan-uk in Any other cars that seem to have just disappeared?   
    My dad had a moonraker blue 86 2300 SD1 as a new company car, it was not desperately reliable ...
     
    He was caught speeding in it and was disappointed as he thought he was going much faster
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    E39mad reacted to pt530i in word of warning   
    Doesn't say the battery was replaced
     
    Anyway that wouldn't affect what the OP has reported.
     
    Batteries are not 'coded' they just need to be registered to ensure they are charged optimally
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    E39mad reacted to Steveo1 in Not a BMW sorry.   
    Thanks for the kind comments. 
     
    All the plug in hybrid/Recharge versions as they are know all come with 2L 4 cylinder engines. 
     
    I have the Polestar option on mine so it has around 315bhp and the electric motor pushing out another 87bhp. 
     
    Thanks again Steven 
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    E39mad reacted to duncan-uk in Murray Walker - RIP   
    He also did BTCC commentary in its hey day when it was utter carnage and specifically "that" race with Soper V Cleland. I remember watching it on TV on edge of the sofa!
     
    "I'm going for first!" says John Cleland
     
    14 secs in
     
     
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    E39mad reacted to dj1233 in Who is satisfied with the government & also brexit plans?   
    They'll never lower house prices to make them more affordable, and to lower the market rate/value would not benefit anyone; unless you were buying with very little capital. They will always keep the demand high, and supply low. 
     
    Even if you tried to restrict multiple house ownership people would find ways around it, like they do with tax loopholes......
     
    They'll be a financial bubble burst in the next 12 months or so. Interest rates will be low for years to come yet until the Covid loans have bounced back and the coffers are full again. 
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    E39mad reacted to cableguy in Just a feeler: F11 535i sport touring - ideally manual!!   
    Are you still looking?
     
    I have a low mileage late car with mega spec. Due to arrival of a new hound, family staycations etc. i'm thinking of going down the VW Transporter route.
     
    C.
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    E39mad reacted to d_a_n1979 in Alpina E39 B10 Touring Switch-Tronic   
    Yeah; totally get that. Just for me personally, spending that amount on a car of that age doesn't sit well...
     
    On the other hand; I have said that I've absolutely no idea what I'd replace mine with if I were to sell it... Without spending a lot more £££ than I'd want to!
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    E39mad reacted to greenelekta in Alpina E39 B10 Touring Switch-Tronic   
    That looks an excellent price! Nice colour + sunroof.
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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Alpina E39 B10 Touring Switch-Tronic   
    I'm not so sure Dan. It's a rare car and if was a V8 would be closer to £20k. I doubt that you find another B10 touring for sale and if you do the price on this one might look favourable.
     
    B10's prices have risen quite hard these last four years.
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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Nice E39 530i Champagne Low Miles   
    Now on Car and Classic at £8950
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    E39mad reacted to Jamie Walker in Original colour car brochures including BMW. From 1970's   
    Hi Rupert, 
     
    Sure, the remaining 6 series one would be of interest too.
    It's jamie.walker@hotmail.co.uk 
     
    Thanks
     
     
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    E39mad reacted to marko530d in Negative under bonnet battery connection?   
    @E39mad slow and low for agm matey all f10 f11 will have a agm battery.
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    E39mad got a reaction from marko530d in Negative under bonnet battery connection?   
    Yep first time have used it on the F11 - it usually charges up the E36 convertible which gets no use in the winter.
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