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Steve van hool last won the day on October 12 2016

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  1. Steve van hool

    AlexGSi2000 - e39 M5

    Hi Alex, don't get so bogged down in mods that you don't have time to enjoy driving it, if ever a car was made to be driven. I also like to keep mine relatively OE, as such one of the first changes I did was to swap the back boxes for OE items, I got them off a bmw5 member, they are very well made the M5 ones, and much quieter, helps to make the car a real sleeper.
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    E60 520d to 530d engine swap

    Nothing is impossible, the impossible just takes a bit longer, however, as said already, it will be much easier, and cheaper to buy a 530d in the first place.
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    Best Way to Clean Carpet Mats

    As per title what is the best way to clean ingrained dirt without ruining my OE light grey carpet mats without ruining them any tips or tricks from car detailers.
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    M5 purchase potentially

    Rough as a badgers arse, and over priced, and if its not worth ML's while to do it up prior to selling it.............? Oh, and don't bother ringing us up, because we haven't got time to field calls regarding this car, great selling technique guys.
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    Buying an e39 M5.

    Well done Alex, now enjoy. As Mike Brewer once said, '' If you do nothing else, DRIVE a bmw e39 M5 ''
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    Best brake pads?

    Also worth checking your brake discs for minimum thickness while you are there, 22mm IIRC.
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    Buying an e39 M5.

    Yes, and part of the appeal of the e39 m5 was/is that it was the last of the manual m5's, and therefore a true driver's car, even though more modern machinery will wipe the floor with it performance wise. It's still a very quick car.
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    Something to look forward to?

    Cannot see what you are looking at?
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    10w60 oil - cheap

    Would a slightly thicker viscosity oil such as 10/50 not be more suited to prevent oil consumption on the M5, it worked on the 530i which is known to consume oil when the recommended oil is used, likewise the e39 m5.
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    Overpriced? Probably, but my guess is that that there will be someone somewhere who will pay that or just a little less to have a low mileage e39 M5. Makes mine seem like a bargin at 7.2k, bought 3 years ago off here, with 143,000 miles, otherwise identical baring it being titanium silver. OCC seems to always have nice stock though, and it doesn't hang around so Andrew can sell, makes me wonder where he gets it all from, classic car auctions?
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    Top windscreen trim perished

    Let us know how you get on with replacing Dan.
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    Appreciating Classic

    I think it helped that the e39, while a complex car, was nowhere near as complex as the 5 series models that superseded it, and is more diy friendly as a result.
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    E39 535i

    True, but the 528i outsold the 535i by quite some margin, less difference performance wise when the 530i came along though. E39's nowhere near as commenplace as they once were, I wonder how many are left.
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    E39 535i

    Just looking at e39's currently for sale, always dangerous I know, and seeing quite a few 535's currently for sale, when new these were the runt of the litter, offering little performance gain over the 528/530, and folk who wanted out, and out performance paid extra and went for a 540i. Today getting a 535i is a great way to get a v8 engine under your bonnet, and represent a lot of car for not too much money. Yes/No
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    New Cats

    My E39 Cat and exhaust, 11 years and counting, made by Ernst Boysen, quality German parts.