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  1. Piper

    M539 restorations

    It's a good watch. Loved the 750i build. Also love the way he takes them on the Autobahn after and maxes out the speed. Unbelievably talented mechanic.
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    E39 M5 touring build

    Glad to be a part of the history of the car Was chuffed the sill corrosion wasn't too bad.
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    Stretch's 530d/S62 Sport Touring. Updated 25/06/21

    You totally smashed it mate. No words.
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    E39 M5 touring build

    There are no words to describe the pure awesomeness of this project. Kudos kudos kudos. And when you're ready to sell, let me know.
  5. That plug is redundant, not needed
  6. Have been quoted £1500 to get my 3x3m conservatory roof insulated. Seems a bit of a rip off, anyone had it done?
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    eBay seller changes

    It's shit but ....... I sold my 520d in 25 minutes. Can't beat it for coverage
  8. Haha, yeah, I'd had enough. After spending £2500 on engine repairs in the last 2 years enough was enough. I'm now BMW less for the first time since 2008 I have leased a new Golf 8 1.5 Life...£250 a month, £250 down. No repair bills! The ICE is amazing - it's the same on the whole range from the Life to the R. Impressed but hankering after a 5 to tinker with.
  9. Lovely n47 has another problem. Under acceleration, particularly when going up hill, there is no power. Took off engine cover, the injector closest to the front of the engine has oil coming through, bubbling at the base Easy fix of new injector or deeper problems? What ya reckon.
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    Piper's E61 520d Touring

    Car sold to an awesome mechanic. Goodbye 520d. You looked great but cost me a fortune. I am now BMW less for the first time since 2008.
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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
  12. A mechanic bought the car, great guy. To get it running he cleared the DPF by doing something down the right hand side of the engine with a big screwdriver. Still leaking injector but the car was able to drive and he drove it home.
  13. Thanks. That would cause the loss of power?
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    E39 mileage register

    I have no idea how my old 540i made it to 206k on the original chain guides. Pure luck.
  15. It's good, no doubt. The screen definition is loads better and all the old functions and CCC screens are still there, but now in wide-screen.
  16. It was great, no hassle, no fees.
  17. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114832587836 That is just the starting price, willing to strike a deal for my BMW5 buddies. Had a respray only a month ago, it's complete and comes with arch liners, 1 aero tray and wing mounts for anyone wanting to upgrade from an SE. Forget what you may read on certain websites, SE liners etc do not fit a Sport bumper, they can't be just 'trimmed'.
  18. An excellent Andream E60 unit, one month old, perfect condition. £190 posted. All leads included.
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    eBay seller changes

    After selling a few things recently, there is no difference in the fees between the new payment method and the previous with PayPal...so, still a rip off. Also, as Andy says, the fact the buyer receives the item before the seller gets paid is shocking. Paypal gave the seller another layer of protection, whenever I had an issue I found they always ruled in my favour...as for eBay, it's been 50/50 even when it's obvious I'm in the right and should be reimbursed.
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    Toby Unna RIP

  21. My 520d has died today (POS) so my Andream is up for sale, literally hardly used, as new. Bought and fitted around a month ago. £190 posted. Edit - SOLD
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    E39 M5 touring build

  23. Just in the middle of retrofitting a Sport bumper to my 2008 SE and have come across a very strange prob with the arch liners. First of all, just to confuse everyone, on RealOEM the SE and the Sport liners have the same part number... So, clicking on these showed the alternative part numbers; So I search these up on eBay and find two liners with the right part numbers but with M Paket stamped after it: Great I'm thinking this must be the Sport liners. But.....nope! They are exactly the same as the ones already on my car. The bottom of the SE liner is square, the bottom of the Sport bumper is curved, so a curved liner is needed. Also the Sport horizontal aero liners (7896607 and 7896608) that join to the bumper have an extra hole for a screw which isn't available on the above! Back on eBay I've seen this: This is a Sport arch liner. You can see the curved edge and the extra forth hole at the bottom but... exactly the same f*****g part number....except for the numbers 26 I 27 I 26 which are crossed out on the SE liner but aren't on the Sport liner. The M Paket wording means nothing. How confusing is that? There must be another part to this jigsaw...I'm missing something but haven't worked it out yet. So gonna have to return the wrong parts with the right part numbers....