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rincewind last won the day on September 29 2015

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  2. Ideas please as I'm curious. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201812113164403?sort=sponsored&make=BMW&model=5 SERIES&price-from=2000&price-to=8000&advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&transmission=Automatic&postcode=cm167rb&fuel-type=Petrol&radius=1500&page=4
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    530i sport champagne spec 2

    http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/forum/106-bespoke-leathering/ http://www.bespokeleathering.com
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    530i sport champagne spec 2

    ' cant tune the tv, no channels being picked up, is there something i can do to sort this. ' The reason is that these tuners are analogue, which is no longer broadcast. Digital conversions are available, but expensive I believe. Remaps are generally held to be not worth it from what I've heard. Your mpg is certainly on the rather low side - this can be a number of reasons, but temperature as mentioned is a common one. I got the leather colour from Bespoke Leathering (see home page of this forum). They have the colour match already on file for your car, and it works a treat.
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    530i sport e39 with 2k miles!!

    His cars hang around forever, some of these have been for sale for getting on for two years or more. I've had his stock list in my bookmarks for years and take the odd peek, nearly the same stock for ages and ages. https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/dealer/615390
  6. The car in the first post has been advertised for some months now. I first saw it late last year.
  7. No interior pics either. The seats can easily look dirty and a tired on these (I know, I had one which I treated to some decent leather care). It's about £4 - 4.5k in really good condition. And it will need money spent on it - they all do at this age.
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    mk4 nav rebuild - recomendations please

    Baris is excellent. I took my BM54 unit to him a couple of years ago in Enfield, fixed while I waited.
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    Another Battery Drain....

    Very common this. Many threads on here. Search final stage resistor or, as it's often called, hedgehog due to the spiny heat sink
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    Replaced alternator still not charging???

    Wow that's really bad luck. I feel for you - I know how painful bad electrics can be when you can't find the problem.
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    530i sport champagne spec 2

    I had a Champagne II for a while - still miss it. If you haven't already, check that cooling system. In particular, remove the undertray and look at the bottom of the rad. If it's not straight i.e. it's now curved, it's near the end of its life. You can also easily revitalise the seats by re colouring them. I did it and they looked almost new again. The sound system is average but can be much improved by uprating the BM54 amp in the boot (search for Baris on this forum). Happy Champering!!!
  12. They started on 02 plates for Champage 1, then swapped to Champagne 2 spec somewhere around 03 plates.
  13. It does indeed look lovely. It's not a Champagne II as claimed though. 52 plates were Champagne I - hence the brushed ally trim which the I's had along with no extended leather along the centre console.
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    Alpina - tempted

    I'm still not out of the "E39 - possibly the best looking saloon car ever" state of mind. This looks rather nice: http://oldcolonelcars.co.uk/listing/alpina-b10-4-6-v8-individual/
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    Yet another dreamer...

    Poplar trim is hard to find though. I had a Champers II a couple of years ago. It was very, very needy. I needed it to be a daily and it just kept needing attention almost on a weekly basis. When the seal in the torque converter went, I had it done and then had enough. I loved the car but it didn't suit my needs at that time. Best interior of all E39's IMO, although I know thy are a bit marmite.