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  1. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    They do for sure. Where did you buy them from Dan? What I'll probably do first is black Plasticote the old set, pop them back in and make a decision from there.
  2. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Cheers Dan, those few small areas that needed paintwork and were done in April have brought it up to a really high standard now. Funnily enough, I do need a pair of new grilles as one of the clips has broken on one of them and the it pops out whenever I shut the bonnet Was considering black, but undecided at the mo'.
  3. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Washed it, it rained, dried it off again, it's sunny!
  4. Loadmaster

    Hi, new to the forum.

    Welcome to the forum. The E39 always looks good in red.
  5. Loadmaster

    Steering issue on 2017 G30 530i

    Welcome along.
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    Style 49's on SE

    I agree about the angel eyes....
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    Style 49's on SE

    As per Chicane's post above (he owns the car now) it's on a standard sport suspension set up, all part of the Sport Pack that the car was kitted out with when built. That part of the Nurburgring, the Carousel, is steeply banked and therefore the car appears lower than it actually is, due to compression of the suspension.
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    Style 49's on SE

  9. Loadmaster

    First time BMW driver

    Hi and welcome to the forum. Post your tech queries into the appropriate section, which you'll find further down the home page.
  10. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yeah, BMW are going spectacularly large with grilles on some of the new models!
  11. Loadmaster

    Gearbox truble

    How are you getting on with this? Have you had the engine oil level reduced to what it should be?
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    Style 49's on SE

    Style 49s are a good looking wheel and oddly enough can look bigger than they are. I had them on my previous E39, which was an SE. Take a look in my V42 DPL album here in my profile.
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    Winter Vehicle Storage.

    Back in the mid 90s, I was an engineer with an airline that operated a small fleet of L1011 Tristars. They were largely laid up over the winter months when charter work was thin on the ground. My point here is that they were a right pain when required in service and would develop faults just by having sat about. They were at their best being regularly used. A bit like any machine.
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    Winter Vehicle Storage.

    I agree with this as I had the same issue of moisture building up under a top (windows and roof) cover last year and I won't use it anymore. As said, industrial units can be extremely cold and damp in winter, but it might work without a cover next time? Keep it off the road, open to the elements, so keep it running and wash/wax/fettle as required and it should look just as good in the next Springtime.
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    740i - Seems a lot of car for the money.

    I'm no expert but that does appear to be very 'favourably priced' for some reason. High ish miles, but it is 12 years old I suppose...
  16. Loadmaster

    Should my E39 have a telephone?

    So, in the case of my empty centre console phone location, no doubt having last see action by a Mr Yakoshima whilst conducting important business deals on the move in and around Tokyo, I guess all I might need is an appropriate 'retro' phone that suits the charger lead and a PAYG sim card.
  17. Loadmaster

    Good afternoon everyone.

    Welcome to the forum Tony.
  18. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It's all to do with the extremely caring previous owner, obviously! But well done - hope you are planning a fitting celebration for her 20th birthday this summer!
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    E39 530d Potential Purchase Advice

    Ooh, I recognise that piece of paper!
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    New Car added - V8 540i

    Mine are Style 65s, bit I have 15mm hubcentric spacers up front, but 'au natural' on rear. Mind you, the offset may be different on 37s. It's really coming together, front lights make a huge difference. Illegal plates though, keep the originals for MOT time
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    e39 purchase

    A decent BMW indie should have the capability and kit to extract all the old fluid properly, from all around the system, not just from the main storage area.