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    Vehicle Stats

    Interesting site if you haven't seen it before. Unsurprisingly, the handbrake is the number one fail item on my car. https://www.vehiclestats.co.uk
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    Odd water leak in Touring boot

    Rear tail light gaskets?
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    Wheel bearing tool

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/FreeTec-MacPherson-Compressor-Interchangeable-Extractor/dp/B07789KYXN/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=spring+compressor&qid=1555707836&s=gateway&sr=8-6 There's a good pic in the reviews.
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    E34 in Coatbridge

    Very clean looking L plate silver 5 spotted in Coatbridge today, I think it was a diesel. It's amazing how older cars stick out like a sore thumb but in a good way. I had the urge to go back a generation.
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    Wheel bearing tool

    Decided to do the above and bought a kit from Amazon for 45, if it doesn't work I'll send it back. I think 50 is excessive for 20 minutes of someone else's time... I phoned up another garage for the wheel bearings with an additional ask of assembling my new suspension strut and springs. I have a fear of DIY spring compressors, they quoted me 150 quid - 2.5hrs work apparently. So I bought a very heavy duty fork spring compressor for half the price. .
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    Wheel bearing tool

    Hi guys, I need to replace the front wheel bearings on my *cough* Megane. Can anyone recommend a wheel bearing removal / installation tool? Local garage wants 50 quid to press in new bearings which seems quite costly for what the job entails or am I being tight? Cheers
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    Braided brake hoses

    https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/tools/hand-tools/gunson-eezibleed?_br_psugg_q=gunson+eezibleed I have this, works well.
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    Took the Bosch S5 battery back to ECP yesterday, they got back to me to today to say the battery is on its way out. They did run the battery check on it and it said to recharge, they've left it on the charger overnight but it's not charging properly. I had the battery out the car on Monday, charged it and it kept dropping voltage day after day with nothing connected so I knew something wasn't right. I had 30+ error 15 Power-on-resets for the EWS module which I read somewhere relates to a bad battery and I'm guessing this is why the car wasn't turning over if it was resetting itself. Pick up a free replacement on Monday, just as well it came with a 5 warranty.
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    Hi Please quote me on a new ignition switch - GF13911 Cheers
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    I think I'm going to go with a new ignition switch first, car started up again twice in a row and then nothing from the starter. The starter sounds healthy and the engine fires up fast when it does decide to work.
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    Hi (540I) With a fully charged battery, engine starts up and starts up again just fine, on a 3rd attempt no go, not even a noise from the starter. Same thing happened yesterday, took about 20 turns of the key for the engine to fire up, again no noise from the starter on the failed attempts.. Should I start with the starter? ;p Cheers
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    E39 Touring M8

    Black (I think) 2003 530I Touring, touring the M8 earlier today. Anyone on here?
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    2002 E39 540I Auto Sport

    I'm glad we could agree on something lol You done now ? ;p Back to the ad...
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    2002 E39 540I Auto Sport

    Those cars make my car look like good value for money but I do like their interiors. The price is reasonable, just need to find someone else that agrees ;p I always remember the 530D on here that was over 6K, people said it would never sell for that but it did. As for cooling, the valley pan gasket is the biggest issue on these cars and I think it's probably one of the reasons why they change hands as often because of the work and cost involved to replace. I appreciate the good luck wishes
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    2002 E39 540I Auto Sport

    Thanks for the comment. Just to clarify, if you read the advert it says it comes with M5 wheels. At 100K miles, the car is what 50% through it's lifetime? Averaging 5K miles per annum over the last 10 years. If anyone is interested in the car, a true enthusiast spending a chunk of cash will want to know the in's and out's. How much would an interior swap cost? A few hundred quid from a car with higher miles and more worn out? There is nothing dull about the leather when the sun is shining and the sunroof is open, it's a very pleasant place to be. Try finding a car similar within the same price bracket. Whoever buys one of these cars will find themselves replacing the entire cooling system or topping it up every week unless the previous owner has spent thousands. Actually I would say to anyone is if you want to save cash and own one of these then buy my car.