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    syncrofred got a reaction from Ray112 in E46 Engine into E39 M5730   
    At 190k it’s just nicely run in.  Regular oil changes with best quality oil should see it ok for a long time to come.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from Ray112 in E46 Engine into E39 M5730   
    At 190k it’s just nicely run in.  Regular oil changes with best quality oil should see it ok for a long time to come.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in E39 touring - sound deadening   
    You can spend some serious money on this depending on the product you choose. Regular sheets of self-adhesive bitumen stuff is quite cheap, whereas Dyna Mat isn’t.  I assume it’s more effective, but by how much I have no idea.
    Until reading this thread I’ve never considered doing the back of my Touring, but now you’ve got me thinking.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from vpcaptain in Private Reg question Re SORN   
    I would not cancel the insurance while the car is off the road.  The saving versus the risk?
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    syncrofred got a reaction from 535i Andrew in Peugeot drivers, new level of stupidity....   
    Ok. Got to agree with that one.  Police should have put a hammer through it, “To improve visibility sir”.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from Ordnator in Happy New Year 2021   
    I don’t think any of us will be sorry to see the back of 2020.  I will not relax until most of the population have had the the vaccine.  I’m constantly appalled by the careless attitude of so many people to social distancing etc.  This latest massive increase in infections doesn’t surprise me one tiny bit.   Ok. Rant over. Have a happy and healthy new year people.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from Pricey in Annoying moisture issue inside car   
    I seem to recollect that things like rice absorb moisture. Leave a tray or two in the car and see if helps to draw it out, then dry it in the oven and use again.  Silica gel would be better if you can get any.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from Keliuss in Bmw e28 progress pics   
    I’ve just been reading your whole thread Rich.  Excellent work.  You might have started with little confidence in your welding, but you have certainly become very proficient.  I like the bead roller stuff. Makes a world of difference to the appearance and the panel stiffness.  The MOT man is going to be seriously impressed, even though most of the work will be invisible.  Looking forward to seeing the next instalment.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from DJ Syxx in Newbie sorta with an E39   
    Welcome DJ.  Unless there’s something you didn’t spot, I’m sure you will soon love it.  General opinion by people who know cars, is that the E39 is one of the best ever.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Exhaust   
    Stand by for an avalanche of negative thoughts about Kwik Fit.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?   
    Perhaps BMW should institute a sort of citizen test, to see if you are temperamentally suited to own and service one?
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    syncrofred got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?   
    Perhaps BMW should institute a sort of citizen test, to see if you are temperamentally suited to own and service one?
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    syncrofred got a reaction from Sir Anthony Regents-Park in Chop shop BUSTED.   
    Fried with onions and some creamy mashed potatoes please.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from Spreadly in Rise up and join the revolution...   
    For the last couple of years I’ve been using some cheapo car shampoo mixed with some knock-off head and shoulders, just to get rid of it.  Foams up a treat and absolutely no sign of dandruff.  Bonus!
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    syncrofred got a reaction from 535i Andrew in Astravan spotted with a few modifications.   
    Everyone has to have a hobby Andy. His is making crusher fodder.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    Put the winter wheels on, though with all this global warming I’m not expecting to get much benefit from them.  Due to circumstances I can’t be bothered to explain, I’ve got two sets. If the government finally get off their arses and ban internal combustion sometime soon, I’ll have to buy a compatible electric chariot.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 03 530d Tourer totally flat battery overnight   
    I had similar problems a while back and it turned out to be the battery had failed. Luckily still under guarantee.  Also a few weeks ago I was out shopping after driving around forty miles. Came back to the car, the fob unlocked it, but when I put the key in the ignition,,,,,nothing.  No lights, no click, nothing.  Climbed into back to get at the battery, but the connections seemed tight. Shook and rattled them anyway and the interior lights came on.  Car started and everything was fine.  Tightened them even more when I got home. No bother since.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from 535i Andrew in Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - please read   
    Got my results.  All clear and very low risk of future problems.  Massive relief.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Car and Classic E39 write up   
    Makes you feel good doesn’t it, knowing you drive one the best and cheapest motors around.  
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    syncrofred got a reaction from 535i Andrew in Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - please read   
    Got my results.  All clear and very low risk of future problems.  Massive relief.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from 535i Andrew in Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - please read   
    Got my results.  All clear and very low risk of future problems.  Massive relief.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from 535i Andrew in Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - please read   
    Got my results.  All clear and very low risk of future problems.  Massive relief.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from ger in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    My battery was supplied by Halfords, so I went back armed with the receipt and after testing it, they replaced it straightaway. Result.  Put the fuses back and I’m hopeful that my problem is over.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from ger in What did you do to your E39 today ?   
    My battery was supplied by Halfords, so I went back armed with the receipt and after testing it, they replaced it straightaway. Result.  Put the fuses back and I’m hopeful that my problem is over.
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    syncrofred got a reaction from pidgeonpost in SuperDave RIP   
    I never met Dave, but as said, his name was always there.  I’m in the age group that gets sent the testing kit and whilst it’s not especially onerous to do, it’s tempting not to bother.
    This just tells me and all you other guys, don’t ignore it, it’s too important.
    My condolences to Dave’s family.
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