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    M5 Russ got a reaction from USTBUTLER in 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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    M5 Russ got a reaction from USTBUTLER in 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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    M5 Russ got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in EVOLVE CARBON INTAKES - AT LAST   
    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

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    M5 Russ got a reaction from ttrw2 in ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5   
    I love this thread
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from 711jrp in E39 M5 Market Activity   
    My Evolve tuned E39 M5 is currently still sleeping so I am driving my E46 M3 vert but even though I love the M3, its the M5 I always wanna jump back in. Cant see me ever selling it. 

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    M5 Russ got a reaction from 711jrp in E39 M5 Market Activity   
    My Evolve tuned E39 M5 is currently still sleeping so I am driving my E46 M3 vert but even though I love the M3, its the M5 I always wanna jump back in. Cant see me ever selling it. 

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    M5 Russ got a reaction from p3tchy in My M5 and its M3 sibling   
    My M5 is nearly back road after a 6 month lay off and I cant wait. It has a new bumper and bonnet although painting wont be until the summer plus an alternator that works. Also finally got my M5 plate on to match the M3. It still needs a bloody good clean but that will come soon.
     

     
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from p3tchy in My M5 and its M3 sibling   
    My M5 is nearly back road after a 6 month lay off and I cant wait. It has a new bumper and bonnet although painting wont be until the summer plus an alternator that works. Also finally got my M5 plate on to match the M3. It still needs a bloody good clean but that will come soon.
     

     
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from p3tchy in My M5 and its M3 sibling   
    My M5 is nearly back road after a 6 month lay off and I cant wait. It has a new bumper and bonnet although painting wont be until the summer plus an alternator that works. Also finally got my M5 plate on to match the M3. It still needs a bloody good clean but that will come soon.
     

     
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from p3tchy in My M5 and its M3 sibling   
    My M5 is nearly back road after a 6 month lay off and I cant wait. It has a new bumper and bonnet although painting wont be until the summer plus an alternator that works. Also finally got my M5 plate on to match the M3. It still needs a bloody good clean but that will come soon.
     

     
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from 12quidkidinnit in Windscreen replacement- insurance will not pay for OE glass   
    The E39 windscreen needs to be fitted correctly with spacers otherwise you will get wind noise. Have a Google. Does your car have sun protection glass ?
     
    http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/60586-windscreen-replacement-by-glasstec-review/
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from AnilS in My GTR (R35)   
    A stunning car and pretty rare in white.
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    M5 Russ reacted to DennisCooper in E39 Nav screen opening and shutting with buttons not working etc + remote key not working !   
    Hi Russ, 
     
    I've yet still to send away my 'faulty' key to get repaired etc. It unlocks./locks the car fine, it just won't start it. My spare will start the car but won't lock./unlock!!  so i've been doing it manually !
     
    looking to get a top quality alarm fitted so it'll have lock/unlock via it's remote fob and my smartphone and I might have the 'spare' key modified by the specialist over in East London who puts the gubbins into later style BMW housings or the Aston Martin type! 
     
    Mk4 dvd drives do fail but I don't think when they do, strange things like what you've found will happen, but I guess it perhaps could!
     
    Let me know about the ignition switch, It's just sat here in my cupboard for perhaps 6+ months now, I only took it out of the delivery envelope, ready in case I needed to try it. It's reserved for you for now and in case you don't require it, I'll throw it up on the forum classifieds. 
     
    Hope all else is well and hopefully catch you soon !
     
    Cheers, Dennis!
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from jones73 in The M5 Sailed through the MOT but time to address a couple of probs.   
    So the M5 sailed through the MOT but its time to tackle a few jobs that I have been putting off. First up the diff has started leaking again so I am having that resealed and secondly the big one. One of the rocker covers has been leaking for a while so I am getting both replaced. I thought about doing this myself but ultimately have gave the job to my garage to do.
     
    Its not a cheap job but coupled with the new alloys I have ordered, its one that had to be done. Then its a bit of paint work than Bobs your uncle
     
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from billy2981 in Anyone Know these?   
    That 1st one has a decatted exhaust. If true then it will never pass the MOT. May be ok for MK1 MX5's but a 2001 M5 - no no no !
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from jamiepeers in Russ Fellows E39 M5 manifolds   
    As Jamie has said, my car was taken by Evolve to CPR for the exhaust and lots of other work. I never actually went there myself but all I can say is that several years on, my car has not missed a beat. 
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from rob-the-viking in found this while clearing out my garage   
    What a great story. Last year i picked up a folder at an auction made by a survivor of ww2, a pilot, of all his operational duties in the war including his bombing raids, time in a prisoner or war camp, sow in survival maps, photos, medals etc etc.
    I had no idea you could trace stuff so easily as i would have done it. Unfortunately i sold it to a war memorabilia dealer who wanted it for his personal collection.
    I often find war stuff at auctions so i will use this info in the future . Thanks for posting.
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from Bricko! in E39 M5 Suspension Overhaul / Upgrade (BC Racing Coilovers)   
    My Bilstein PSS9 coil overs have been on for a few years now and they have been superb but I have heard good things about BC's
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from jamiepeers in Replacement door mirror glass?   
    Dont forget there is no black edging on these unlike genuine glass so there will be a bigger gap between the glass and casing.
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from littleump in Time for another rant!   
    I only ever house shared for 3 months - it drove me crackers so i rented on my own until i met the missus and bought a house with her. Now my kids have mates round and i am still getting pissed off !
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from e60530i in E35 M5 TYRE SIZE EXPERIMENT   
    Not any. They are a bit battered especially the fronts but balanced no problem. I had a good look at the wheels whilst they were off the car and saw no signs of cracking. 
     
    Edit. thanks for the link Dennis. Thats a great site and it confirms that all changes are well within tolerances. 
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from jones73 in The M5 has gone........   
    I wont be selling mine !
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    M5 Russ got a reaction from ksh in Never been   
    I have a good sense of humour - this is my taxi 
     

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    M5 Russ got a reaction from ksh in Never been   
    I have a good sense of humour - this is my taxi 
     

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    M5 Russ got a reaction from hippie dave in My son has qualified as a VW technician :)   
    After a 3 year apprenticeship he has just passed all 7 of his VW exams. In 6 he scored 100% and in one he scored 92%. Either way it was enough for him to come top of the class.
     
    I am well chuffed
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