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  1. I think I've been there.... is that near Forest of Dean? Great photo, by the way...
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    Government to ban ICE by 2035 not 2040

    When I initially saw the subject title with 'ICE' in it, I really did think what the f*ck..!! Now music in cars will be banned! Thing is, it really wouldn't be that inconceivable for that to happen in our nanny state, would it?
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    Quick Hello

    Welcome along.
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    Looking to get an E60/E61

    Welcome along. Check out the E60/61 Technical Section further down the home page.
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    New member

    Welcome along. Plenty of advice to be found in the M cars tech section further down the main page.
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    E39 540i V8 timing chain cover gaskets

    Is this the upper and lower timing cover gaskets? I had mine done, pics in my 'NJT' album.
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    E39 530i Agean

    That looks extremely clean, but would agree with £4 - £5k currently. But that of course depends on it being good in all other departments. Funny how a lot of the ads for E39s use the term 'future' or 'appreciating' classic, but the seller always seems to have 'too many cars' and needs to get shot.
  8. Considering one of these for purchase at some point this year, specifically the 320i M Sport Shadow edition. Decent looking and practical vehicle at pretty good prices at just 6 months or so old. Output is an unremarkable, but probably quite acceptable, 180 bhp. Thing is, it's a four pot auto and obviously nowhere near as refined as a 6 or 8. Does anyone have any experience of this engine/car combination and if so, what's your opinion of it? Thanks.
  9. F30 is the saloon? And I never have, nor never will, buy a diesel.
  10. I'm sure it will exceed a C1, Zafira and a 19 year old 540!
  11. Aaahh, ok thanks. Two problems here - it's the fugly one with the big grilles and currently above what I would spend at this stage. Maybe after a year or so they may come down to mid to high £20k. The looks could grow on me I suppose. Is the F31 a proper step backwards with any known issues, do you know?
  12. Is this a G21 then? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201911074134750?postcode=rh69lh&sort=relevance&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&year-from=2019&advertising-location=at_cars&body-type=Estate&radius=1500&make=BMW&maximum-badge-engine-size=2.0&model=3 SERIES&aggregatedTrim=M Sport Shadow Edition&fuel-type=Petrol&page=1
  13. When you say 'new model', how new is that? I've been looking at late 2019 '69' plates. I have no idea about their development numbers either.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    E39 540?
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    My e39 photos

    Where from and how much? Might be a useful contact for some here.
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    New to the 5 life

    Welcome along.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Must be quite theraputic though...?!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Not too expensive then hopefully... I think the 'warranty' expired after one year...
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Is this V42, or the wagon?
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    E39 530i touring in Tonbridge

    Rusty bits, front bumper with all sorts of marks and blemishes and a very poorly presented interior. Nah...
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    E39 new seats?

    Coming up to two years now. It was a bit of a journey for the first year, mostly due to a combination of the low mileage and two years of storage after arriving from Japan - various gaskets springing leaks here and there, plus other miscellaneous servicing needs. Still, it's 100% sorted now. Keep us updated on the progress of yours.
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    Independent Specialist for servicing in Surrey

    BMR Performance in Turners Hill, West Sussex. Probably too far but might be handy for other members here.
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    E39 new seats?

    Hi James, in answer to your question I have no idea but someone who knows will be along. However I would suspect that the required wiring might be there. And that's a lovely looking 530. Have you had it long?
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    E39 Holey Crap that's not good!

    That's a sad decision. Selling whole or breaking?
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    E28 2020 Calendars

    Mark Cox on the left, me on the right...!