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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.
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    2002 E39 540I Auto Sport

    Price drop and mileage updated.
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    2002 E39 540I Auto Sport

    Uploaded better pics, ebay ad to follow.
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    2002 E39 540I Auto Sport

    Added better interior pics, still got a fair bit of cleaning to do but getting there.
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    2002 E39 540I Auto Sport

    It's only advertised on here for the moment, I'll advertise it elsewhere once I get it detailed. I may need to ship it down to my sisters in London if location is an issue but that'll be closer to September next year.
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    2002 E39 540I Auto Sport

    The 2nd owner retired to Spain, he took the car with him and then it came back later to the UK. The 2007 service was carried out abroad and records the mileage in KM in the service book, car comes back to the UK and its first MOT it shows a ridiculous jump in mileage but if you convert KM to miles, it all fits in. For additonal peace of mind for the next owner, I took the car to a specialist and had the cluster inspected to make sure the chip hadn't been tampered with, got some pictures to prove it. Also, components like the thrust arms and alternator gave up around the expected mileage. The only thing that makes sense is a human at the MOT centre didn't convert KM to miles and as we all know, this seems to be a regular occurrence these days.
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    2002 E39 540I Auto Sport

    Haha, I knew it wouldn't be long until someone mentioned the leather. I love the original period contrasting grey leather, it looks best when the sunroof is open and the sunlight brightens up the cabin. Price is in the description - £6250.