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About R44M BM

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    Essex
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    Getaway Driver

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    E39 M5, Golf R (MK7)

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  1. R44M BM

    alphanumeric dash display

    Im not far from Chelmsford , can repair the dash , did my M5 recently, drop me a PM and you can pop over to sort
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    Carbon Black ///M5

    Went to see Darragh yesterday who owns Everything ///M3s to repair my diff. Unfortunately the restoration company who did an amazing job on repairing the underbody, damaged the diff when I asked them to fit the rear input shaft seal (almost certain they overtightened the pinion nut) and I was left with a diff which where the rear wheels were almost impossible to turn by hand when lifted in the air! Luckily Darragh was able to pinpoint the fault - a damaged crushed sleeve. The bearings were showing signs of early wear - I asked Darragh to change the pinion bearings (for peace of mind) as well as the input seal and the diff oil. He also fitted the driveshaft CV joint whilst the diff was out. Very sensibly priced, based in Oxford and provides a drive in / drive out service. Very hard to find competent mechanics who know how to deal with ///M cars - very happy with the repair and I was even given a beer to look forward to opening when i got home!
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    E39 M5

    Love mine too!! mine was also a "childhood fantasy"
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    Carbon Black ///M5

    Found a random pic of the M5 on my laptop
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    Carbon Black ///M5

    I forgot to add this update which I did last year (even though the OEM Nav system is useless) V32 software which gives you the 3D view along with custom M splash screen
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    Carbon Black ///M5

    I know right! i must be mad!! but its peace of mind and the reason why I left it long was because of the price!!! you really do not want to see the other bits I have ordered for collection this weekend
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    E39 M5 Engine Bay Detail

    I never bothered covering anything , a few of my detailing friends / mechanic have suggested not to bother
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    E39 M5 Engine Bay Detail

    (Taken from my build thread / link on my sig:) Used a foaming bottle with a mixture of APC, snow foam and hot water and sprayed on the engine bay, left to dwell and agitated with combination of brushes. Rinsed off with water, dried with a cotton rag and dressed with Autobrite direct dressing. Took me no more than half an hour: \
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    Carbon Black ///M5

    A productive weekend: The car had an unpleasant smell when using first turning on the aircon - a combination of a car thats over 18 years old and lack recent use due to work commitments. I sprayed some Bilt Hamber citrus "air con bomb" in the pollen filter intakes and the rest inside the a/c ventilation hole under the glovebox. Safe to say, it smells wonderful! The titan trim (interior trim) was looking tired, full of minor scratches. With OEM replacements probably totalling near £1000 for a full set, I decided to try out and see how the 3M wrap (BR230 / titanium) looks like. I dropped the M5 off to a local wrapping place - here are the results: this pic compares the OEM finish to the wrap - the ashtray lid is stock and the rest of the trim has been wrapped I am very happy with the results - the trim is slightly brighter but i would say it looks 90% as good as the original decided to detail the engine bay. Used a foaming bottle with a mixture of APC, snow foam and hot water and sprayed on the engine bay, left to dwell and agitated with combination of brushes. Rinsed off with water, dried with a cotton rag and dressed with Autobrite direct dressing. Took me no more than half an hour: all 4 power steering pipes were replaced. The OEM items cost close to £300 ! No more leaking power steering fluid!! Had a power steering flush too - steering has vastly improved. feels MUCH lighter in normal mode Thats it (for now!)
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    Carbon Black ///M5

    So, I recently had a mini feature in Modern Classics magazine
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    Carbon Black ///M5

    Soon!! once the car is painted I am hoping to drive it more rather than less!! your welcome to pass by and have a look Thanks!! try the carbon collective leather cleaner - revive, it does wonders for tired looking leather Chrome grilles are marmite, personally I hate chrome but it works well on the front of the E39!
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    OEM/Stock M5 exhaust

    @LukeH ideally the whole system please - mines got an aftermarket system fitted
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Washed her
  14. R44M BM

    OEM/Stock M5 exhaust

    Bit of a long shot but is anyone selling a stock E39 M5 Exhaust?
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