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  1. 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 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
  3. Fully working K Line Set. No longer needed £18 posted https://www.cable-shack.co.uk/
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    BMW Car Magazine

    Yes but reading a mag on an iPad just doesn't compare. I hate it.
  5. Have seen prices range from a fair £7500 to a ludicrous £65k. What is a decent one worth, particularly a 3.8?
  6. £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
  7. Don't count ya chickens Steve....used car market is going to crash
  8. 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
  9. What's the price?
  10. 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.
  15. Am desperate! Anyone? Jet black or Sapphire Black
  16. TalkRadio has moved to DAB+, enjoyed listening to it in the car, now it's not available on my OEM DAB unit. Any idea if it's possible to swap the unit out for a later one or upgrade it?
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    Piper's E61 520d Touring

    Three E34s and numerous E39s later, I have finally moved on and have got myself an E60/E61. A 2008 black on black on black 520d Touring with a few nice options, but the best one is heated Comforts with ventilation £3800. Picking up Thursday. Pics to follow! Edit - pics below and they ain't Comforts
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    Piper's E61 520d Touring

    Update: Had an oil leak and a need for more power...so.... Oil injector seals replaced Rocker cover gaskets replaced A 240bhp remap with DPF and ERG delete... Makes a massive difference!
  19. I so wish I'd kept her
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    Carl - do you still have my baby?

    Bloody hell! I had no idea! I am literally gobsmacked. Kudos to you Sir. What's the story, where's the engine from? When its time to sell you know where I am!
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    Carl - do you still have my baby?

    For some reason I lost interest, I must have been mad
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    E39 540i Touring for sale

    No, someone on an E39 Facebook group.
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    E39 540i Touring for sale

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    E39 540i Touring for sale