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    E39 sport seat foam

    Hi there I was wondering the price and availability of part No# 52108162329 Thanks. Brian.
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    Newhall Bmw

    Just been to this Indy to diagnose a problem with my E39 and all I can say is hallelujah a garage that has real mechanic technicians that can diagnose problems by a systematic eyes n ears approach with electronic guides as a guide. Helpful knowledgeable and willing to talk in depth about any problems or indeed like myself a share of a simular hobby. Newhall bmw. Sheffield opposite a Bmw Sytners. 0114 242 1318
  3. As I already own one it would be a boring but safe choice of a late Pug 306 that can be repaired with parts from anywhere does not rot and is a hoot to drive and grotty enough to be a work horse with the diesels plodding up some big mileage's with no major incidents whilst giving decent mpg too. Save the other 2 grand for a nice holiday or a new fridge to put in the garage to fill with beer.
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    Spotted a mint E32

    Just out today in our local town and saw this beaut come past and stop at the lights. I stood out a mile against all the other mass produced crap around and still looked the exec that it always was and mint too boot.
  5. A guy who used to work at our place had a private plate. BA11CKS Thought it was mint.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Well last night I sold my old girl and it was an emotional departure having had her so many years and gone through such a roller coaster of mostly great times and a few nail biters. Won't be my last old Beemer though.
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    E39 saloon boot floor plastic

    I'm in need of a e39 boot floor plastic inserts as I cut mine to bits to get my stereo system in . Now I am selling the car I would like to put it all back to standard. A reasonable distance from S40 postcode is no problem. Thanks.
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    Is Audi overtaking BMW?

    In my case my old E39 trounced the Audi I have in terms of driver appeal and precision. It will be interesting where Bmw go from here as it can only be up.
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    Is Audi overtaking BMW?

    The X Drive isn't a proper 4 wheel drive system. It's a back wheel drive with a little help fro the front if the computer says yes.
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    Is Audi overtaking BMW?

    I will always remain a true Beemer fan but I have to agree with most that's been said here as Audi have really raised the bar a lately and with the benefit of Quattro when putting the higher powers down. The body styles can be a little generic but they have some models that do look classy moody and quite sexy. I can say that with my recent purchase of the A8 4.2tdi it puts the 3.0 Beemer diesel to shame with it's smoothness and sheer power that a 7 series would benefit from rather than put 20 turbos on the already strained m57 lump. Wet roads and dual carriageway drag races from the lights are a cinch putting all the power down safely ( got to show the young chavs that us oldies can do it with more grace and less noise).
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    Paint stripper for alloys, any recommendations?

    What about some brake fluid? It strips car paint like there's no tomorrow, when even if you wasn't trying. Lol. No harsh chemicals n such.
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    Leaving the Bavarian nest

    For a while now after many problems with the e39 I have been thinking of throwing the towel in and getting an Audi A8 4.2 tdi sport swb I vowed never to get a more modern Beemer with the lack of DIY maintenance and silly quirks. Due to me working in the middle of the countryside on shift work and the sudden snows that come with the altitude I feel 4 wheel drive might be the evolution for me. Not to mention the 325bhp and 5.8 0-60mph Would I be jumping into the fire from the frying pan as it would have some miles on it too but considering the reliability reviews there seems to be no big nightmares. Thoughts.
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    Leaving the Bavarian nest

    Cheers guys. This has been a brilliant forum with some colourful characters and may it continue. I shall be lurking......
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    Leaving the Bavarian nest

    Now that's some proper mid life crisis purchase if I ever saw one
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    Speed bumps damage

    Speed humps ARE there to slow the vehicle down. 30mph therefore down to say 15-20 is what should happen for them to be effective and any faster then the long life of the shocks n springs can't be guaranteed and an airborne car is too Dukes of Hazard. If the impatient gits behind you don't like it then stuff em.
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    Leaving the Bavarian nest

    Cheers Dan. Will still linger around on here though.
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    Leaving the Bavarian nest

    Yeh for that homely feel before you sign your life away on 2 tonnes of metal n plastic.
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    Leaving the Bavarian nest

    Well I drove this local one and bought there n there. Hope it gives me as many smiles as the E39 did. I just found a great car on Auto Trader. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201909132181199?atmobcid=soc3 Download the app to find your perfect car. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.autotrader.androidconsumersearch&referrer=utm_source%3DApp%20Share
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    Stripped Torx Head

    There are different types of torx screws n drivers. There is the e.g... T20 Tx20 Tp20 All have different shapes of star to the points.
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    Sump oil drain pans recommendations

    I'm thinking of getting an Audi with the 4.2tdi engine and that is 11 litres
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    Sump oil drain pans recommendations

    I have mostly used planter trays/ pots (with no holes in ) From this I can pour it in other containers.
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    Leaving the Bavarian nest

    Yes Audi isn't my last word in body shape but I would get one just for the engine alone. If I could get an E32 with this engine and drive train then I would be all over it like white on rice It will probably be my last vehicle that's over 2 litre considering where all the emissions shit is going
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    Leaving the Bavarian nest

    Yes the very same but can't remember if it was the SWB or long one. The gearbox's seem to hold together and with the ally body there is no rust problems a night I fear from the usual chassis exposed areas. I will soon come into some money from the marital house sale as I now live with my Mum temporarily after the split. This money will be partly used in the purchase of such vehicle. The only faults that have found with them is the mi screen that pops out from the dash on start up can break the plastic parts and the occasional compressor and airbag problem as they are air ride all round. There are a few about but I like an with the biscuit interior and a nice dark body colour preferably. I can get a stage 1 remap on one with a 375bhp output and a million torque Can't see a downside apart from parking the thing in a multistory or a supermarket