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    paperjams got a reaction from Junebug85 in My 540ix Bluestone Build   
    Yes, wheels are a massive improvement. I’m not a fan of the standard bmw items
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    paperjams got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 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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    paperjams got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 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



     
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    paperjams got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 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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    paperjams got a reaction from PGTips in Fresh meat   
    nice touring, I had one exactly the same a few years ago
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    paperjams got a reaction from marko530d in 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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    paperjams got a reaction from marko530d in 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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    paperjams got a reaction from Jay_w in Progress on my project e39   
    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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    paperjams got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 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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    paperjams got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 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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    paperjams got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 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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    paperjams got a reaction from TerryTibbs in 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!
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    paperjams got a reaction from TerryTibbs in 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!
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    paperjams got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 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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    paperjams got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Bought another e39- again   
    its done several trips now - its got a wheel speed sensor fault and cam sensor too. No overheating or running issues. The rocker gasket is pissing out oil but that's a nice easy fix. One saved from the scrap yard I think
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    paperjams got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 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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    paperjams got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Bought another e39- again   
    its done several trips now - its got a wheel speed sensor fault and cam sensor too. No overheating or running issues. The rocker gasket is pissing out oil but that's a nice easy fix. One saved from the scrap yard I think
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    paperjams got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 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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    paperjams got a reaction from Jay_w in Progress on my project e39   
    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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    paperjams got a reaction from Jay_w in Progress on my project e39   
    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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    paperjams got a reaction from Jay_w in Progress on my project e39   
    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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    paperjams got a reaction from Jay_w in Progress on my project e39   
    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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    paperjams got a reaction from Jay_w in Progress on my project e39   
    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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    paperjams got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Low Mileage E39 530i Sport - Nearly £14k..!   
    There’s rust clearly visible! Mad price... even without the rust
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    paperjams got a reaction from Flat Cap in poor fuel economy   
    Ah yes, I see your point. Maybe worth another attempt! I had this done on my car a few months back and made a big difference.. http://www.enginecarbonclean.com/
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