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About Jay_w

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  • Birthday 10/24/1961

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    West Midlands (Birmingham)
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    E39's, Lexus's, Music, Football, Traveling.
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    E39 540i Sport Touring / Lexus LS460 SE-L

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  1. Well thats 4 x Front & 4 x Rear stainless lips all polished, Just waiting for my wheel coating to arrive, then one set be fitted to my recently refurbished BBS CK Air II's along with fitting the new center caps & the other ones fitted to the BBS's currently on the car & they'll then be put in storage.
  2. TO DO LIST AS OF - 17 / 07 / 2019. PAINTWORK (Hoping to get all of the below done before Gaydon 2019) : Bonnet - Respray due to stonechipping, Front Bumper - Respray due to having the Front number plate & plate holder removed in favor of running a removal / peel off number plate from Static Plates, Front Wing - Respray due to scratches on top of drivers Front wing, Tailgate - Respray due to rust bubbling on the edge of tailgate (God i hate rust), Inside Fuel Cap - Respray due rust appearing (Yep more rust ) Window Surrounds - Respray due to paint peeling off (My own fault as it happened when using the pressure washer to close to the vehicle) Rear Bumper - Respray due to having scratches on it (I haven't got the faintest how these got there or how it happened) INTERIOR : Looking at replacing my hydro-dipped carbon effect interior trim for one that i'll either get colour matched to car (Cosmos Black 303) or painted in another colour. Jay.
  3. The Gold looks darker in these pictures due to poor lighting - Its not that dark in person. FRONTS : REARS :
  4. So collected my 2nd set of BBS CK Air II's today from getting refurbed at Speedwell's Birmingham (I think they've done a fantastic job on them) Barrels - Gloss Black, Faces - BBS Gold (Painted Supplied By BBS) Bolts - Cleaned & Polished, Just gotta polish the stainless lips that go on the Front and of course fit the BBS center caps. Tyres for those that are wondering are Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3's in : Front - 245 / 35 / 19 Rear - 275 / 30 / 19 Also showing that my Touring does & is getting used for what it was made for.
  5. @d_a_n1979 - Thanks mate
  6. Whats the Drying Towel that you use called?
  7. Jay_w

    RIP Niki Lauda

    Just saw via online newspapers that the F1 legend that is/was Niki Lauda has died aged 70. https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/formula-1/breaking-niki-lauda-dead-f1-16175419 Thoughts & Prayers go out to his family and friends at this sad time.
  8. Welcome to the Touring club @d_a_n1979 , looks like you've got yourself a clean honest example there mate. I do like an Alcantara / Cloth interior as it has many benefits over Leather - Warm in Winter / Cool in Summer / Easy to keep clean / etc, also i'm not sure if its a placebo but most none Leather seats always seem to have more cushioning to them when compared to their Leather versions (Wish i could have got Alcantara E38 Contours). Interested to know what made you sell the 7-Series? Jay
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    E39 530i Sapphire Black (GBS Project)

    @GBS - Looking forward to seeing how your audio build progresses .
  10. This is a question for those who have fitted E38 7-Series Contours into their E39s which have electric seat belt adjustment - Where does the wire/cable go on the seat? Thanks
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    Parts Price Quote Please .

    Hi Cotswold, BMW E39 540I Touring : VIN - BX98177 Reg - W693 RPE Could you price up these part numbers please : 51488234412 51138214113 51138214114 Also could you price up any fitting hardware needed for part number 51488234412 Thanks
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    Parts Price Quote Please

    Hi could you give me prices for the following please, BMW E39 540I Touring : VIN - BX98177 Reg - W693 RPE Rocker Cover Gasket - 11120034105 Rocker Cover Gasket - 11120034104 Rocker Cover Screw Gaskets - 11121437395 Rocker Cover Gasket Ring - 61311459030 Rubber Seal - 11121437395 Rubber Seal - 11121721879 Gasket Ring - 61311459030 Gasket Ring - 32411128333, Suction House - 32411094277, Return Pipe - 32411094896, Return Pipe - 32411095515 Thanks
  13. Jay_w

    I bought it - Lexus GS 450h! :)

    I've also got my Lexus LS460 along side my E39 540I Touring.Had a 1999 Lexus GS300 Sport before trading up to the LS460. Had zero issues with either of them. Most Lexus dealers do a 24hr test drive experience so that might be worth doing. UK Owners Forum - https://www.lexusownersclub.co.uk/forum/ USA Owners Forum - https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ (You'll find the US forums more active than the UK one)
  14. Hi all, Going to be getting the Valve Covers (Rocker Covers) powder coated soon and while i'm getting them done it makes sense to replace the gaskets etc. Just wondering if anybody has done and has a list of the parts i'll need, I've looked on REALOEM and so far have this list : Valve Cover Gaskets - 11120034104 & 11120034105, Valve Cover Screw Gaskets - 11121437395 (16), Valve Cover Gasket Ring - 61311459030 (4), Any help would be much appreciated Jay
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    Uprated ARBs - anyone done theirs?

    Fitted a E39 M5 Rear ARB to my 540i Touring also fitted Beast Power USA Rear ARB brackets along with polyurethane bushes & new droplinks, Can't say for certain due to replacing / renewing a lot of other parts at the same time as fitting the E39 M5 Rear ARB but the turn in response improved & the rear definitely feels more planted now.