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About Jay_w

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  • Birthday 03/08/1990

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    West Midlands (Birmingham)
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    Lexus's & BMW's - Music - Yachts - Animals - Traveling - World Events - Politics - Sports - Motorsport - Gaming - Watching Youtube.
  • Occupation
    Security Consultant & Supervisor


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    E39 540i Sport Touring / VW Tiguan R-Line Tech.

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  1. Jay_w

    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    @waitee - Hope you don't mind, i've got a couple of questions i'd like ask : How are you getting on with the xenon converted headlights? Thinking of following the same route as what yourself & @d_a_n1979 have done by retrofitting xenon bulbs into my halogens. Did you notice much of a difference now you've replaced the engine & gearbox mounts How you getting on using the IBUS App on an aftermarket headunit? Also have you got a link to the E60 Fan washer jets? Cheers
  2. Jay_w

    RIP Barbara Windsor

    RIP Barbara Windsor. Sadly absolute TV legend lost her battle with Alzheimer's disease on Thursday night according to reports. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/breaking-barbara-windsor-dead-eastenders-23149612
  3. Hi All, I'm wondering if someone on here knows if there are any differences when it comes to seats belts. Things such as : Any difference between the seatbelts if you have electric or manual seats? Any difference between Pre-Facelift & Facelift ones? I take it that the Front ones are the same between Touring & Saloon but the Rears are different? Cheers Jay
  4. Jay_w

    M5 Rear Anti Roll Bar onto Touring

    @AdamB I've got a E39 540i Touring which i've fitted : E39 M5 Rear Anti Roll Bar, Powerflex Polyurethane Bushes, Beast Power ARAB Brackets, New End Links, The above parts was fitted when i was refreshing the Rear end of my Touring, so alot of other parts was refreshed / replaced at the same time but i will say that the Rear feels less floaty / wallowy since fitting it, I now have alot more confidence in the handing & behavior of mine when making progress as i can feel exactly what the Rear end is doing.
  5. @d_a_n1979 : You wouldn't happen to know the part numbers for the headlight washer jet piping would you, Mine have also gone brittle due to age & heat like yours did so i'm thinking that while i've got my Front bumper off i might aswell replace them. Jay
  6. Washed on Thursday (30/7/20) hasn't been used at all but its filthy once again. Oh well living on a tree lined road & been on the flight path for Birmingham airport doesn't help matters. Anyways i couldn't be bothered to give the outside a wash again so decided to give the seats abit of love instead, Cleaned using Autoglym leather cleaner then wiped over with a damp cloth and left to dry, once they'd dried i went over them with some Autoglym leather balm (Photo was taken straight after applying the leather balm hence the slight shine to the seats, they are now a matte finish). Considering i usually only give the seats a proper going over once every 4 to 6 months, I know, I know but i'm going to start giving them more love from now on due to the hot weather we seem to be having on a more regular basis.They aren't looking to bad at all really. Also as you can see in the photo's below i have hydro-dipped carbon effect trim in it at the moment but i'm starting to feel like a dates the interior hence why i'm most like going to get another trim & have it painted a gloss Black or get it colour matched to the exterior (Cosmos Black).
  7. @d_a_n1979 : Well considering i've been used to using an old google mobile (That phones gotta be 7-8 years old). I'm finding the Samsung very impressive, does everything i want it to & much much more, great value for money & is about the right size interms of modern phones (Some of mobiles are massive & have me wondering how people carry them about as i doubt they'd fit in many people's pockets). I did look into doing the D2S to H7 adapter route a while ago but it was one of those projects that wasn't a major thing for me at the time so it went on the back burner but i've started doing more miles now, in both the daytime and nighttime.And with the new daily car being a VW Tiguan with LEDs headlights has really made me notice just how bad the light output is on the E39s so its got me thinking that do the factory Xenon's headlights have better output over a HID fitted halogen unit due to the projector been a Xenon specific one. To be honest with you Dan the exhaust change is one of those things i go back & forth on, some times i wish mine had abit more noise and V8 shouty-ness about it but then other times i'm glad its quiet & civilized.If the Schmiedmann exhausts are indeed made by SuperSprint then for the price of Schmiedmann ones they are a bargain. I was getting board of the Silver set i had on before & was thinking about trying to source something else / different to go on it but then i was offered another set of BBS's (The ones on it now) for an absolute steal so they was brought sharpish and sent to be refurbished / refinished in the BBS Gold. And aside for fitting the E38 Contours the wheels are my favorite mod.
  8. Well being as the weather was lovely i decided to give the Touring a wash & take some new pics with the new mobile (Samsung A71 for anyone wondering), It hadn't been treated to a wash since the last photo shoot so it was in abit of a state to be honest but its come up alright, it will need some paint work & bits 'n' bobs here and there before its ready go to the shows in 2021 (all being well and back to normal-ish) Thats the new daily in the background - 2020 VW Tiguan R-Line Tech 2020/2021 - Thoughts & Plans : Thinking about getting hold of some factory Xenon headlights to replace current halogen ones & HID kit setup, New Front foglights, i've got two options in mind : Option 1 - Morimoto LED whole replacement units or Option 2 - Replace current tinted / smoked ones with OEM clear units, Replace Front wheel bearings - Don't know if they have ever been changed so will most likely do it for peace of mind / preventative maintenance, Replace current carbon effect hydro dipped interior trim with one painted either Gloss Black or colour matched to the car (Cosmos Black), Got the idea of fitting an Eisenmann Race Rear exhaust box with twin 76mm or 83mm tips to fill out the gap in the Rear diffuser - 50/50 on this one, Remove current window tint film & replace with a much lighter film (I couldn't drive around with zero tint on it, as it would feel like i'm inside a gold fish bowl), Anyways hope everyone is staying safe & well. Jay
  9. Jay_w

    My 2002 E39 525i Sport Saloon in Titanium Silver

    She's looking good on the 37's Max Like you said tyres comes down to personal preference but i've also had the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti's on my 540i Touring and they where fine, currently have the Hankook S1 Ventus Evo 3's and they seem to be fine aswell.
  10. @Piper - I did like the Style 5 reps on yours, very OEM+ look & hows the E60 BTW? @DennisCooper - Good to hear that you & family are staying safe mate , Yeah my old Front plate is currently sat in the same place of as yours (Front screen) due to the reasons you mentioned reguarding the Static Plate. Your Touring is looking great in that picture you posted, What mods / upgrades you being doing to yours then? I see you've gone to the double slat grills, hows the fitment on those ones as i've looking to get some for mine? Mine was due to go into the detailers for a 2 stage polish & coating at the end of May, ready for the BMW Show at Santa Pod but COVID-19 happened so thats not likely to be happening anytime soon. All the best
  11. Just a couple more pictures from the photoshoot me & my mate did on Friday (24/04/20)
  12. @Piper - Wheel specs are : F - 8.5J X 19 ET18 - 245/35/19 - Fronts do have a 15mm spacer on them to bring them more flush with the arches. R - 10J X 19 ET20 - 275/30/19, @d_a_n1979 - Thanks pal
  13. Thanks @740mick - Its a never ending project / labor of love but its what makes me happy. @DennisCooper - Yeah my mate knowing what he's doing with a camera and editing them hence the much better photo's, way better than the ones i normally post as i'm more of a 'point & click' type photographer. Now running a Front plate from Static Plates - To be honest if i was using it everyday i'd have left the Front plate holder & number plate alone but considering it mainly sits on the drive and only really gets used on the nicer days we have or to attend shows etc plus its something i've wanted to do for a while just to 'clean' the Front end up. If someone made the towing eye plate holders that you see the guys in the USA use, that fitted UK / Euro sized number plates i'd have probably gone for one of those over the Static Plate in all honestly.The Static Plate is great and all but i'm just wary of it coming off. Yeah hopefully once this situation blows over we'll be able to meet up for a good chat once again. Hows your Touring coming along? Hope you & the family are ok & staying safe during these times. Cheers, Jay & Pete
  14. Well seeing as the weather has been lovely over the past couple of days i decided to give the old Touring a wash then go meet my mate to take some photo's of it all while social distancing etc. Photo credit goes to Blackbird Faraz, Photo location - Digbeth, Birmingham