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Tuvoc last won the day on October 26 2020

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  1. Tuvoc

    E39 M5: 'The Next Big Thing' on YouTube

    Looks stunning in white, never seen one in that colour.
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    E60 Alpina B5

    Totally gorgeous, but likely to be a money pit in the future, and you'd have to worry about those V8 valve stem seals.
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    520i M50tu to 525i M50tu

    Pretty irrelevant what brand the BMW dealers use, it is just a commercial deal. In my old M50 non-vanos 320 I used to use Fuchs 5w-40 full synthetic, and that had done close to 200k miles when I got rid of it. Engine was still sweet and used no oil that you could see on the dipstick. I had used Mobil 1 0w-40 a lot in earlier years but moved to the Fuchs mainly because of cost.
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    2004 E60 530i SE - WITHDRAWN

    I'd like to thank everyone for their interest in the car, it is very much appreciated. Dan can indeed store my car for a very reasonable price, so I've decided to do exactly that. It keeps my options open without costing me a fortune. Thanks Dan ! And once again shows what a fantastic forum this is.
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    2004 E60 530i SE - WITHDRAWN

    Yes I saw that ! I've always thought it was carbon black but I'm obviously wrong !! Yes at £500 there is little to no risk for a buyer as it is pretty much worth that as scrap if something goes wrong further down the line. But for a quick sale to someone on the forum which is convenient for my travel plans, it is OK for me. I'll need to finalise my plans of what to do with it in the next week. Checked under the bonnet, it is indeed SAPPHIRE BLACK. And here is me thinking for the last 8 years it was carbon black Noe also mfg date is Feb 2004 not Nov 2004, that date seems to be American format. The car was first registered June 2004.
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    2004 E60 530i SE - WITHDRAWN

    Sutton, Surrey.
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    2004 E60 530i SE - WITHDRAWN

    Oh yeah, 5% LImo tint on the rear windows and back window. Those and the brick wall are responsible for the scrapes on the left near the sill covers,
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    2004 E60 530i SE - WITHDRAWN

    Car is going into storage after all, at a price that makes that a sensible option.
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    004F8C Automatic Transmission Fault

    £288 is very cheap, I think I paid £330 for mine many years ago - sump, oil and the connector sleeve.
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    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    Incredible work on that front bumper !!
  11. Not many miles on that car !
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    Second A/C leak in 18 months

    Mine stopped working about a year ago I think. I re-gassed it but it didn't last for long, maybe a couple of weeks. I simply haven't bothered to fix it, I do without it. But I do less than 1,000 miles a year now so that isn't as big a deal for me as it might be for some. The car is also so old it isn't really worth spending the money on. I make sure it is safe (last MOT no advisories) and service it every year, but not much more.
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    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    Can we see a pic of the clean engine bay, or did I miss it
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Passed an MOT this week first time with no advisories ! Never happens to me. But I was hopeful going into it. After it initially failed last year it then passed with no advisories after the remedial work was done. It has done less than 600 miles in the year so if there was ever going to be a time for a clean pass this was it, and it was
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