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M5 Russ last won the day on April 22 2016

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About M5 Russ

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    Longtime E39 M5 Owner - 12 years and counting !
  • Birthday 07/06/1969

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    Fast cars, rock music, being put through the ringer by Liverpool FC
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    Petrol Head


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    BMW E39 M5, Ford Journey Connect, Volvo XC90, Fiat 500

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  1. M5 Russ

    My E26!

    Incredible car Richard.
  2. M5 Russ

    Innovadrive NXG-39 / OEM look Double DIN Fascia

    This looks pretty impressive Dennis. I will wait to see how it works with a DSP equipped car before I commit. Very interested if I can keep my original speakers etc.
  3. M5 Russ

    BBS LM Wheel Refurb Advice

    I recently had my BBL Rep refurbished at Lepsons with custom anthracite centres and diamond cut lips.
  4. M5 Russ

    Buying an e39 M5.

    I have had my M5 for 10 years and she is now on 155k so around 50k miles since I purchased her. I still love it to bit and I just dont see me ever selling.
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    E39 M5 Rear Brake Discs

    Is that correct ? I thought the E39 had a different centre bore size ?
  6. Decided to take advantage of the Evolves half price offer and buy the last piece of my M5 tuning jigsaw - the MAF less intake system. Just gotta work out how to fit them ! https://www.evolveautomotive.com/evolve-carbon-mafless-intake-bmw-5-series-e39-m5.html
  7. M5 Russ

    Aegean Blue E39 M5 - For sale at a dealer

    It’s a lovely car but just too much money with 91k.
  8. M5 Russ


    I have replied Dennis
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    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    I love this thread
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    Hi Dennis, Good to hear from you. My reps are being refurbished by Lepsons as we speak. I got a set of CSL reps from CM wheels for my E46 M3 which were pretty good. It was the offset which worried me but you have gave a solution now. I would love to have a set of genuine LM's but the 4k price is simply not justified on UK roads but a used set at around £2000 would be so if you could let me know if you find some (wont hold my breath lol). I am having the centres painted in a light anthracite and lips polished but unlaquered. I have even found some new 'bolts' to finish them off. Ah that plate always makes me smile. The car now runs an 'M5' plate. I hope to catch up with you at some point and keep an eye out for genuine ones. Will post pics when the wheels are done.
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    Just surprised that they cant be purchased anymore thats all.
  12. I was shocked to be told by BM Autosport this week that they wont be selling the 19" LM reps for months. I am currently having my reps refurbished at Lepsons but longer term what other options are there ? I wont go back to 18's due to the BBK. 1 - Find some genuine BBS LM's with the correct E39 fitment. This is almost impossible and even if I did find some we are looking at £1000 a corner I guess. 2 - Try a different style. Trouble is the LM's are bloody perfect. Maybe CSL reps but are they available in the E39 fitment. 3 - Go to 20's with the LM reps but how will they affect the handling and ride. Never seen a pic of 20" LM's on an E39.
  13. Hi guys, I just wondered if this is still usable with my E39 M5 ? I dont have any software disc (long since lost) and I run a MacBook Pro. Russ
  14. M5 Russ

    BMW E39 M5 Rod Bearing & Chain Guides

    I had my rod bearings changed at around 125k as part of my Evolve tuning and they were well worn. The vanos is still silent even at 150k so I doubt I will mess with it.
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    Dreaded but Necessary Insurance

    Just got a quote for my M5 - £582. Thats fully comp, me being in my 40's, decent post code, all mods declared, only 3 years NCB after Admiral mixed up my NCB and I lost 10 years , oh and 9 bloody points for speeding ! Quite happy with that !