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    Wiltshire & Oxfordshire


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    Le Mans Blue E39 BMW M5 (2002)

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  1. timk


    Has anyone on here removed their instrument cluster to send off for pixel repair? Mine has been on the blink for an age but I never got round to sorting. Pixels now totally dead (can't see mileage etc). I've come across a place called Cartronix who do the work if you send the cluster to them. Is it a fiddly job? Not sure I want to ruin my dash being hamfisted. Having just had CPC put new chains and guides on it, not really sure I want to get the wallet out but it's triggering my OCD!
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    Mercedes C55 AMG estate

    It was a great car, but blimey was it hard to sell! Even in epic, pristine condition I had one serious viewing in six months.
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    Fan clutch

    Ah ok. I'll try that test. No longer in Oxfordshire; now Wiltshire, thanks for the offer though.
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    Large roofbox wanted

    Looking for a large roofbox - Thule/ Exodus/ Kamei or similar make which is compatible with Thule wingbars At least 450 litre capacity. Located South West.
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    Fan clutch

    How do you tell if the fan clutch is failing on an E39 M5? Mine is seemingly on most of the time - I thought they were supposed to startup when the car is started and go off after two minutes? The part is circa £200 so keen not to throw money at it if it doesn't need doing.
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    Price for M5 fan clutch

    Hello I need a price please for a 2002 E39 M5 viscous fan clutch assembly. Chassis CB37291. I'm not certain, but believe the OEM part number is 7830486. Many thanks
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    Mercedes C55 AMG estate

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    Mercedes C55 AMG estate

    Thanks - believe it or not has been for sale on and off for a while. Bit of a niche car hence very small audience of potential buyers. Sad to get rid but other priorities have got in the way...
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    Mercedes C55 AMG estate

    Sorry, not a BMW I know. Thought it may be of interest to some. 46k miles. Rust-free Japanese import. PH ad here. https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/mercedes-benz/amg/mercedes-c55-amg-estate--immaculate-low-miles-rust-free/9519336
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    E39 M5 timing chain tensioners

    How easily did it spring open by accident? If I handle it like its plutonium presumably I'll be ok? Tools needed - Torque wrench + socket/ ratchet?
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    E39 M5 chain tensioner

    Hi I need the same parts - chain tensioner and gasket ring for a 2002 E39 M5. Chassis CB37291. Please could I have an up to date price. Thanks.
  12. Thanks anyway - I think I would have given it a go if they'd been the openable ones.
  13. Thanks for that. I’ve previously contacted that guy and he’s stopped communicating, so not sure he wants the work. Back to the drawing board.
  14. I've managed to wrestle headlight from car after dealing with rusted bolts and dropping socket attachments down into the depths of the engine bay Does anyone know the eBay bloke who offers a repair service for these?? (it's a 2002 car with headlights that can't be prised open/ baked). I've not got the patience or dexterity to fiddle about with this and need the car back on the road so looking for a man that can.
  15. I need a driver's side headlight (xenon, facelift with angel eyes) must be OEM/ Hella and in good condition. Crucially the adjusters need to be good. My car has failed its MOT due to broken headlight adjusters and the DIY is too fiddly/ time consuming for me to attempt at the moment. I would consider a pair of headlights at the right price if both were good with working adjusters.