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    E39 Holey Crap that's not good!

    I went through the same drama last year. Had a strop, kicked it. Then realised i couldnt afford to get a new car so fixing it was the only option Luckily the brother in law does metal bending for a living so it cost me a bottle of gas and 2 x full sills. Ended up doing bits of the floorpan and arches too.... I'm hankering after an E61 now though, just havent got the funds at the moment
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    Solution Finish Trim Restorer

    Simply WOW! This is the best trim product I've ever used. Now first of all pence per ml is high, £15 for a 30ml shot. The product info states this is good for 3 cars, I personally think you would get more than 3. It is an american product and american cars are covered in black plastic trims. This is where that figure comes from i reckon. This the best photo i have as a comparison. Stripped my mirrors to give the trim some much needed attention. i will try and get a 50/50 of the mirror bases when the weather is a bit nicer. I have done front and rear bumper strips, which i didn't think were too bad until i applied this stuff. Now they are BLACK. It also gets rid of any marks/stains on the plastics. Many other trim products I've used look great when applied but soon look crap again (when dry normally) and often don't actually look black or cover marks, just shiny. Obviously this has only just been applied so time will tell how it lasts. if the info is to be believed then 6-8 months for the first application and 12 months for subsequent applications. Fingers crossed.
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    and us mere mortals will continue to weld up crusty 530's....
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    Buy Outright or PCP?

    Ill have the Red one with the Wild Horses under the bonnet please! As long as someone else is paying/losing all the coinage....
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    525i Saloon rear brake pipes

    Conifer/Kunifer is miles better than copper, it doesn't work harden after the first time you bend it. Makes it much easier to make the lines fit right without snapping. It's what I replaced mine with when I did them. I've just ordered a roll of 5/16 (8mm) to replace my diesel lines once I've finished welding up my sills. They were advised about 5 years ago... So probably about time.
  6. I have the opportunity to purchase a 520i Manual Touring but having only owned an E39 i dont know much about the 34. I was hoping for a bit more knowledge. I haven't had the chance to have a look underneath it but my mate says its very clean. It cant be worse than my current E39. It is still on the original Style 5's. I did take it out for a quick blast the other night and it drives lovely with no obvious knocks or bangs. Plus Points: Manual Leather interior, which is in pretty good nick considering the age of it. Touring Double Sunroof?? Bad Points: The instrument cluster hasn't worked properly since 2008. This is the last time a mileage was recorded on the MOT. Is this a major turnoff for pretty much everyone?? Bottom corners of doors are crusty. M50B20 (possibly single Vanos?) Should i offer him something for it? or walk away?
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    Should i buy a an E34? Whats it worth?

    The only rust i've seen are the door bottoms. The arches appear to be fine, probably oweing to the fact the car isnt covered in plastic that hides everything... like my E39. There is a 520 manual cluster on ebay for £100 at the moment which would hopefully solve that issue. the little 2.0 was quicker than i expected to be honest. But like you say there are options for improving the performance. I just dont know what to offer him. He got it as payment for a days work, so it doesnt owe him a great deal.
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    What's it worth - B10?

    It's a B10.... Not worth anything... but I'd find a space on my drive for it if you want rid All jokes aside, as has been said it's worth what someone is willing to pay/how much they want one.
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    Rust e39 no hope?

    £600??? I need to meet your bodywork guys....thats way more than £600 IMHO... i was quoted £700 just to sort rear arches! That thing needs serious work and best option would be strip it and scrap it.
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    Cost to repair jacking points

    Ive just dropped my tank in preparation for repair. Im tight and feel that 1500 is too much bloody money to spend on a £1200 car. I'm doing the repairs myself!
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    A.C / Fan issue. 2002 e39 525d

    Massive fan of a Kwickwank then Start at step 7, skip step 8 and all will be good!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I don't think the passenger side is quite as bad, time will tell though! The pictures are of the driver's side... Taken with front facing camera Is there any other way to drive an E39?? Especially when you drive a Vauxhall Vivaro for work.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Mine looked ok, the inner lip was a bit crusty.....until I removed the plastic covers!! Haven't even looked at the passenger side yet. Looks just as bad, from what I can see. Just need to pluck up the courage to start attacking with a grinder!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Dropped the exhaust, tank and heat shields In preparation for sorting this CHECK YOUR SILLS!!! (or don't and stay happy)
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    E39 Parts

    I have attached an excel file with a list of parts i would like to know the price of when you get 5 minutes. Reg: T90 CET Thanks E39 Bits.xlsx
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    Suspension overhaul / eBay kits

    I've been eyeing up this ebay listing for mine... Meyle HD Front arms What do you reckon Dan?
  17. At that price ill take a chance on a couple of scabby M5s thanks
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    Coding new high obc clocks?

    From my little bit of experience with PA Soft all you will need to do is install the new clocks and change the mileage and then VIN in PA Soft. Get the mileage from PA Soft first, it will be in KM. Mileage checks are done every 100km so it should update eventually anyway. If the clocks have a higher mileage than the EWS and LCM they will update to the higher mileage. Not what you want. To change the mileage down i think you have to wipe/replace the EEPROM in the clocks, this is age dependent though as early clocks could be changed down (possibly)
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    02 530d aircon compressor not spinning

    I believe INPA should be able tell you Aircon gas pressure? Did they put enough in??
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    02 530d aircon compressor not spinning

    Could be faulty pressure switch? Is there power getting to the compressor clutch? Not very helpful I know....
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    Caliper running against front disc...

    When one of my front wheel bearings was shot it caused the disc to rub the backing plate... Very loud it was too!!
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    02 530d aircon compressor not spinning

    Did they pressure test the system before filling it? If it's got a leak and all the gas has gone the compressor won't engage due to low pressure.
  23. While i was having a breakdown about the state of my 39's rear arches and sills. (I think my words were "im breaking the ducking thing and buying a V8") I spotted this... CLICK ME CLICK ME CLICK ME Its an hour up the road from me and i quite often pass the area on my way to work. I see it as either being a total turd or a potential diamond after a bit of TLC Thoughts?
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    2001 E39 530i Auto

    You are supposed to say step away it'll be a dog.... I'm very very tempted. I'm probably looking at spending 500 to sort out my current issues anyway. So if the sills aren't falling out of it, it may well be an option. Why couldn't it have been in Glasgow, out of the question then.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    3 arms and 2 legs???