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    e39 530i Sport Touring

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  1. Hi, pleased to still see this car getting the care it deserves, I was the previous owner to Sutts and a friend of mine and (ex?) forum members’ father owned before me. During my ownership I was e39 nuts and still have a big soft spot for them, if you ever want/need to know pre-sutts history or ever considering selling then give me a shout. Enjoy.
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    Heater control valve

    No longer have the part.
  3. On a 2003 you'll have to go in via the bulb holes.
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    Heater control valve

    Here's the one I removed from my 2000 530i Sport (Facelift). P/N: 64128374995 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxref?q=8374995&series=E39 £20.00 delivered.
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    Heater control valve

    I have a known working unit spare in my garage. I can confirm the numbers off of that and that may help.
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    Borg Warner viscous fan coupling

    I picked up a new Behr for £70 from eBay.
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    front wheel bearings

    I have 2 brand new FAG wheel bearings I bought for my Saloon but never got round to fit before it's gearbox went bang. I'll drop you a PM...
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    ID This Part

    Pretty sure radio flap damper is the correct shout as when I purchased the car it had Vavona trim and a floppy radio flap. I had the dash out last year to replace the blower fan and still this bit only just surfaced in the footwell.
  9. Many thanks. Will rule out other parts but appreciate the ABS module is the most likely culprit.
  10. Where did you guys source your new modules from? My car has thrown the DSC light with errors 104 (error steering angle control unit), 92 (pressure sensor, plausibility precharge pump) and 88 (precharge pump). 88 Has a frequency of 255.
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    ID This Part

    Any ideas on this part? It dropped out from behind the dash when I removed the drivers-side transmission tunnel carpet trim. Thanks, Chris
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    WLB a particular kind of E39

    I'd question your choice of engine. Considering you're looking at a 13 year old+ car, I imagine you're not going to be doing lots of miles? If you really must have a diesel you may as well go for the 530d since it's about 1mpg worse-off than the 525d but otherwise identical in running costs. The 530i is really the E39 sweet-spot.
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    E39 530i Sport Touring

    Many thanks. The roof bars are not an aesthetic thing, doing a lot of work on the house so they're really handy. Will take them off again once done.
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    E39 530i Sport Touring

    That's what I'm thinking. Will tackle it over the summer. Also want to give the rear clusters (boot lid section) a machine polish as they're quite dull. Again, a common issue with the Toruing (also noticed it on the E46).
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    E39 530i Sport Touring

    The car was running great for months but then sprung a small coolant leak so I parked it up until I could fix. Whilst parked up, the cam cover gasket decided to start leaking too. So, I set aside a day to tackle both. If I was doing the cam cover gasket then I may as well of refurbished the VANOS too so did just that. That cam cover gasket has totally plasticised. It was rock-hard brittle plastic. No wonder it leaked! Also, thought best to take this opportunity to swap out the CCV valve and hoses. Also vacuumed out the alternator ducting as it gets full of dried leaves. It's an easy task with the airbox removed. No need to remove intake manifold to replace CCV, just a bit awkward with it in-situ. I've tackled all of these jobs before on my Saloon so wasn't too hard this time around. Didn't take many photos I'm afraid. Pretty much no visible wear to the cams, always has had Castrol Edge. FBMWSH and then me.