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    Boring wander around the garages

    The early f10 was available as a 523 & 528 with the 3.0 n/a 6 cylinder (auto & manual). My in laws had one
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    My 540ix Bluestone Build

    Yes, wheels are a massive improvement. I’m not a fan of the standard bmw items
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    Rebuilding my 530i... join me :) - Shout to WAITEE

    Fantastic work. I got myself a spare rear subframe from the scrap yard for new bushes and a clean up then lowered just the subframe to give the rear and a good going over. Let me know if you need the old subframe as I have no use for it now
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    Touring rear suspension dropping whilst parked

    I have had the arnott bags on my f11 for the past 4 years with no issues. I’ve also just put them on my friends e39. Quality is excellent
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    F10 525d 3.0 economy

    My 3.0 525d average over the last 50k miles is 40.2. On a run I can get 45 mpg but that’s about as good as it gets. I calculate the mpg between fill ups and it’s usually 40 or there abouts. I do mixed driving with quite a few short trips in there too. Car is remapped to about 260hp but it does have a manual gearbox
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    Cruise control braking facility?

    I’m quite sure all f10/11s have it. My 2011 plate manual has it. My 530d e61 had it too
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    My local scrap yard had about 8 e39s, they even had an e34 and 2 e36
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    Progress on my project e39

    whilst the subframe is down for new bushes I am tidying up some surface corrosion on the underside. Once the subframe is back together I will work my way down each side of the car cleaning it up
  9. So after picking up my 523i in November I have had a little time to tidy it up. Car now has Anti roll bars from my 530i sport track car which has made a big difference. I have also changed - Rad, w/pump/ vanos/ rocker gasket/filter housing gasket/4 new tyres/full service/ re dyed the faded parcel shelf/ new headlights & adjusters etc etc. My aim is to get it looking as tidy as possible and just enjoy!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    ill pop some pics up later of what I have achieved so far...
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It’s the 4 subframe bushes I’m referring to, not too hard to remove with the subframe out of the car... not sure what your mechanic is referring to? it’s taken me ages to do! But the car is in the garage for the winter and it’s a hobby. I got the car in the air by driving the front onto ramps and then axle stands on the rear jacking points
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I've removed the rear subframe from my 523 to give It a refresh, pressed in new bushes. whilst I'm in there there is some surface corrosion around the subframe mounts so I've wire brushed this back and treated it, I will then coat those areas in Waxoil. When I've put the rear end back together I plan to treat a little surface corrosion I found under the cill covers. A nice slow burn project I have been plodding away at during covid restrictions.
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    E39 528i SE touring

    that's very nice indeed
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    Buying advice for F11

    I really like it - I really wanted a petrol 6 pot with a manual in an F11 but gave up looking. The n57 with a manual box is quite a nice combo
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    Buying advice for F11

    I have a mapped 3.0d f11 with a manual box and its decent when up and running but 1st gear is quite short. I am sure the auto is better in every respect but I just prefer manuals. I quite easily average 40-45mpg with lots of short journeys. I got the car with 40k miles and its now knocking on 100k. I recommend oil changes every 8-10k and I will be getting the chains checked when it hits 100k miles.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I noticed the rear footwell was soaking wet, resealed the door membrane as the other side did the same thing about a year ago... it was completely loose. I also did an interim oil change (try to do this every 8k miles). Thought I may as well do the gearbox oil too while I was at it, nice and smooth now
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    Fresh meat

    nice touring, I had one exactly the same a few years ago
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    Most reliable luxury car, F10

    Great cars, I’ve had my 525d (3.0) for getting on for 5 years and nearly done 100k. It’s had glow plugs, clutch and flywheel, air bags on the rear suspension and egr. I don’t think that’s too bad. I have absolutely no plans to change it
  19. Do you have the drivers kick panel trim still? Also a drivers door seal in good condition?
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    Bought another e39- again

    So I had the opportunity to buy a 528 touring with over heating issues very cheap... turns out, the car got hot and was shut down - it then wouldn't restart with suspected low compression. I got the car trailered to my house and started work. It turns out there was no fuel at all. I popped a new radiator and water pump in to see If it was worth saving and it is as sweet as anything, really smooth and powerful. Anyway...
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    Bought another e39- again

    Heres the 530 at brands last month with a good friends evo and a shot of the red touring interior
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    Bought another e39- again

    I have my F11 so I'm still in the club! I had a 530 manual sport tourer a few years ago but just couldn't gel with it - it never really felt quite right. I still have my old 530i (purchased back in 2009) and it is hopefully going to be supercharged very soon. It has done about 15 track days now and such a great car.
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    Bought another e39- again

    I like how the SE wheel makes it feel like a classic BMW to drive but I like the sport wheel with the manual gearbox in the 523. Im giving the touring to a friend to replace his Volvo, I don't have space to keep it sadly (I do have 2 E39's already)
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    Bought another e39- again

    Just standard SE with leather, intensive screen wash, auto wipers... it did have a sport wheel but I robbed it for my 523 https://i.postimg.cc/KjXjfGdw/IMG-7868.jpg
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    Bought another e39- again

    There’s a little bit of lacquer peel on 2 panels and a little bubbling on the arches but nothing around the jacking points. It was a very cheap car that needs a little tidying up so I’m not too fussed. I just can’t stand these cars being scrapped!