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  1. Trying to diagnose some tailgate issues. Both parts of the tailgate (glass/main) open and close fine, all lights work. But wiper isn't working and there is an error on check control - 'bootlid open' when it's firmly shut. Firstly, the bootlid open error is a strange one as the open/closing/locking on the tailgate is working fine. Soft close is fine. Secondly, wiper moves freely by hand, all connections secure. So it's either a wiring break or a motor fail. Gone for the motor swap first, waiting on delivery. What would be causing the bootlid open error message? Any link to the wiper?
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    For sale OEM E39 and E38 manuals

    Only what you see here buddy, have no service records for sale. The one pictured is a different manual to the one that is stamped.
  3. Drop me a PM if you would like any. Cheap as chips.
  4. No this isn't a how to guide! Anyone done it or has anyone got a linky to a guide?
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    Sabine Schmidt

    That's terrible news
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    E39 M5 touring build

    This is great, and I feel chuffed that my old pride and joy is going to live on. I used gen. M5 parts on the car so its a great base. Nice to see the Birch Anthracite trim wasnt sold on. Keeping going buddy, this is going to be one of the best builds ever.
  7. It was left on the car when it was sold
  8. A set of ultra rare Birch Anthracite trim. No gear knob, from a car with nav so no flap. PM if interested.
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    E39 Haynes Service Manual

    Used but in one piece. No missing pages, no rips. £10 posted.
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    E39 540i Touring for sale

    Wow! Adrian sold it on! I didn't know.
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    E39 540i Touring for sale

    1999 Oxford Green 540i Touring Auto Was SE now full Sport An extremely high options list: Black leather interior with black/blue M5 heated memory front seats. Bolsters perfect. M5 'Ostrich' front door cards with chrome speaker rings 18" Axe EX10 Style 5 rep alloys. Staggered. No kerbing. Continental / Bridgestone rubber Birch Anthracite trim (ultra rare) Folding mirrors with OEM Chromatic glass Full black interior inc. roof lining and ABC pillars E38 rear headrests OEM fire extinguisher Shadowline Colour coded door and wing mouldings DSP audio MK4 Satnav 16:9 monitor Amber angel eyes Amber rear clusters Extendable boot floor Extended leather black centre console Extended leather door pulls Genuine black leather BMW gearknob Rear window blinds Genuine M5 clock rings E38 740d thermostat (keeps engine cooler) Front lowered with Eibach Pro Sport springs. Timeless NI number plate All original documents and BMW wallet. Hardly driven over the last few years, MOT'd + 6 months. Oil changed every 12 months regardless of ultra low miles driven. 156,500 miles, as you may know a replacement engine was fitted 3 yrs ago due to timing chain failure. New engine was from a 2000 car on just over 100k. Huge maintenance file for both cars. Drives perfectly. No rust apart from the usual minor bubbling on front of sills. All doors recently stripped and reassembled with new waterproof Butyl during the lockdown. Insides Waxoiled. Carpets as dry as a bone. New tailgate dampers recently fitted. Tailgate and doors rust free Auto levelling sensor recently replaced. New handbrake shoes fitted last year - it works! Approx 3 years ago bonnet, tailgate and whole left hand side of car was respayed by Bimmerbuild. Issues: DSP forgets settings everytime ignition is turned off. Some touch up paint on front bumper. Some small bubbling on front of sills as has every E39 Check rear lights message as facelift lights on pre facelift - needs resistors fitting, have got them but haven't got round to it yet. Still have original rears which I will pass to new owner. As you know, front arch liners are £200 each from BMW so have fitted an eBay replica set. As is common, the fit isn't perfect. Not perfect of course but pretty unique in terms of spec. Have given it loads of love and attention since I bought it in December 2013 from a lady in Chelsea who used to be on Eurotrash. £3750
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    BMW Car Magazine

    Yes but reading a mag on an iPad just doesn't compare. I hate it.
  13. Have seen prices range from a fair £7500 to a ludicrous £65k. What is a decent one worth, particularly a 3.8?
  14. £10k for a 180k, low spec M5? Surely this figure is gonna fall. I just can't see how, post pandemic, the price can be justified anymore...along with 5k E34s, 6k E38s, 10k E32s etc etc
  15. Don't count ya chickens Steve....used car market is going to crash
  16. I'm looking to buy an iBus to NBT adapter within the next 5 days, hopefully via Germaniks. I haven't raised this with BMWPlanetDude yet, am contacting him this morning. However, please add your name to the list below if you are willing to buy an NBT adapter within the next week to give us an idea of numbers and hence potential discount: 1. Piper
  17. What's the price?
  18. Very optimistic David!
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    Double glazing

    5m of Butyl is only £7 in eBay. I also stuck waterproof tape along the bottom of my membrane once reinstalled. Just an extra precaution.
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    M47 vs N47

    If you buy an N47 make sure the chain has been done or budget an extra £800 to get it done.
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    M47 vs N47

    N47 is a good engine...with a new chain and corresponding gaskets, bolts etc and a new/refurbished HPFP. I've had all of that done and it's running very well, had a remap since and it drives great
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    Breaking: 1990 520i manual, very early M50

    I'd love a good one, unfortunately sellers seem to think they are worth £5k.
  23. Am desperate! Anyone? Jet black or Sapphire Black