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    2001 e39 530D sport touring, 1998 e39 Alpina b10v8 saloon

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  1. Bit wierd this one... My dear old 530d is pretty much dissolved and likely to be sold in parts. But what spares can I keep for my b10v8. I've got a big-ish shed and don't like buying new car parts if I don't need to...
  2. As title... the undertrays / underbody protective plastics on my b10v8 are a mix of completely trashed or missing. I think parts from a M62 powered, Auto gearboxed, SE bodystyle 535/540 should bolt right on Is anyone breaking such a vehicle with a complete set of underbody plastics in useable condition?
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    Pre vanos M62 timing chain guide parts list

    YouTube to the rescue! Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Every 'hunter' or equivalent alignment I've ever had done still leaves the steering wheel ever so slightly off. Always had great success finishing the job off myself iterativly turning the trackrods 1/6 turn at a time (one wheel in, one out to correct left/right bias of rack) and test driving until the wheel is smack bang in the middle Road cambers etc are all over the place mind so test driving is more like use it for a week and if averaging out still not perfect make another very small 1/6 change... Accuracy is key though I use a very fine mark on the track rod and the flats of the jamnuts as a guide (I've also lined up all the screwheads on the fixtures and fittings in my house, and use a ruler when I stick a stamp on a letter... So... Yeah... "I'm Normal" ) Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
  5. Ok I'm being a bit lazy but... Has anyone else done this job recently and got the part numbers for the guides, gaskets, single use bolts etc. Especially handy if you did it on a pre vanos M62 like my Alp is based on And... any special tools you used, I've got a cam + crank timing lock kit, and a big crank holder tool ready for the fight with the big crank pulley bolt... Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Basically, Duncan we all feel your pain! Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    20year old ball joints are horrible... 20year old ball joints into an Ali steering knuckle / hub carrier with delicate steel inserts are evil ... Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Let's all collectively cross fingers for the last bit... My e39s looked mint until you peer beneath the plastic underbody protection... both have needed some profesional TLC with the mig welder! All solid now, and not going near any salt covered roads again! Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Any89's 5er looks amazing! My remaining E39 is a long way off that shinneyness at the moment. Today I've been hunting parts for my b10v8 he's been off the road since November with failed timing chain guides, thankfully I stopped immediately! Not a small job on a M62 though, miss the mechanical simplicity of my old E30! Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
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    e39 saloon rear sub-frame bush tool rent

    i've bought the tool, will report back if its any good will be selling on ebay with a reduced price once the job is done
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    e39 saloon rear sub-frame bush tool rent

    if not I'll be buying this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-Series-E39-Saloon-sedan-REAR-AXLE-SUBFRAME-BUSH-REMOVER-INSTALLER-TOOL/253306375840?hash=item3afa3c8ea0:g:6UkAAOSwjVVV4C2l:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true only really intend on using once as I only have one e39 saloon an will be fitting powerflex bushes to replace And before i get the refinement lecture... I'm running on HSD mono coilovers with aluminium adjustable top mounts and complete powerflex black series front suspension bushes... i'm not going to notice any refinement loss from worn old subframe bushes to black series powerflex!
  12. Hi folks, Does anyone still rent these out?
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    e39 M5 steering box, pitman arm, idler, draglink, track rods

    actually just the steering box needed- spent some time on real oem - seams all the other bits will be compatible
  14. as title hunting for all required steering parts to retrofit to speed up my Alpina's steering
  15. apart from the exhaust and water pump is the e53 a direct bolt in then? i.e. are the kbus control cards the same?