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    E39 530i Sport Champagne Edition II & E46 330i Sport Individual

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  1. Mani59

    PDF brochures

    Does this help? https://www.bmw.hr/content/dam/bmw/marketB4R1/bmw_hr/topics/pricelists-brochures/brochures/2020_10/BMW 5 Series Sedan (G30 LCI).pdf.asset.1603106626166.pdf
  2. Almost a year has gone past since I have owned the car; wow, time has gone fast! I had the car booked in for it's MOT a couple of days ago and pleased to say it passed with no advisories. So as well as an annual oil service, I also asked the specialist to replace the windscreen washer tank and filters.
  3. Mani59

    My 'new to me' 2011 F01 730D

    The colour combination of paint, leather and wood is just awesome.
  4. Mani59

    My 'new to me' 2011 F01 730D

    Did not waste much time Dan! Looking great!!
  5. I was keeping an eye on this too. I know someone who went to view it and it actually needed quite a bit of work which was either not mentioned in the advert or very lightly glossed over.
  6. @d_a_n1979 had an outstanding Japan imported E39 530i Touring so maybe he can shed some light.
  7. That's one of the reasons why I went back to a E39 530i from some modern BMWs. All you need to do is to keep on top of the maintenance, budget for preventative maintenance work and sorting out any rust issues and your E39 will look after you well! Good luck.
  8. Mani59

    My 'new to me' 2011 F01 730D

    Congratulations Dan, looks lovely! Looking forward to seeing your progress on this one. Love the comfort seats option!
  9. Mani59

    E39 530i Sport Touring

    Congratulations Matt! You have picked probably the best condition E39 touring out there and was very well looked after by Dan. Enjoy!
  10. Hi Dan, Just catching up. I knew you were thinking of selling but did not realise that you had now actually sold it! Look forward to see what you get next! Hopefully you will still be active on here!
  11. A small update. After thinking about whether to reseal the existing rear water vapour barriers, for the relatively low cost of the barriers themselves, I decided to buy new ones and replace the ones in the car. I also bought some of the butyl cord tape too. Due to lack of time, it was not going to be possible for me to do the work myself so I had it booked in with my specialist last week and they replaced the seals for me. Last weekend, I washed the car and very pleased to report that there is no splash of water when the doors open and also no water pooling on the sill. So glad to say another item ticked off the list! The water vapour barriers: The butyl cord: The car dropped off at the specialist (covered the rear seats with dust sheets just in case!):
  12. Thanks Dan! Whilst I have not yet seen the state of them, I think one of them has definitely gone. Recently when I wash the car, the water just splashes out when I open the door so I think the barrier has failed and I am starting to getting worried that as we near autumn/winter, the water will just pool and then stay on the sill (rust) and get onto the carpet. Since they are nearly 20 years old, I am thinking it's probably best time to replace them anyway for peace of mind. But as you say and recommend, I will definitely take a look first! Thanks!
  13. Well I collected the car yesterday morning and pleased to say that all signs of rust and paint bubbling have now gone. As I mentioned earlier, I struggled to find a good body shop I was happy with so after further research on forums such as here, Pistonheads and M3cutters to name a few, a name kept and being repeated. That was Greg Howell at Southam Bodies. So after going down and having a chat with him a few weeks ago, I decided to go with him. On a side note, he is very much a Porsche specialist judging by all the Porsche machinery he was working on! He was also working on a very nice E39 Alpina B10 He has applied lots of waxoyl in the rust prone areas of where he repainted so hopefully this should be good for the new few years, I hope! So here is the car at drop off: And 2 super quick photos following the work (not the best photos since it was raining): I did find a small amount of paint bubbling on the inside of the bonnet too (on one side) so will get this booked in for later this year with Greg to get this sorted. It's fine for now and have covered it with wax. Next item on the list is rear door water vapor barrier replacements. Thanks!
  14. Looks great Dan! I've said it loads of times already but Titanium Silver on an E39 is just Wow, what an accommodating neighbour you have!