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DerekJr. last won the day on January 30 2017

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About DerekJr.

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  • Birthday 02/09/1992

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    Portsmouth, England

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    e39 523i

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  1. I'd remove the headlamp eyebrows and M badges (boot lid, grille, passenger interior trim), reinstall the OEM alloys, and get a 12 months MOT on it to get as much attention as possible especially amongst the E39/BMW enthusiasts. It's not a bad car really...it's a 530i manual. A lot of people will be interested in that, but not everyone due to the nature of the E39. Rare interior, but needs some TLC. Shame they aren't heated. However, it is a fairly clean car, inside and out. just missing two main tools in the toolbox and the bolt covers for the engine covers. There's a 530i sport with identical spec to yours on eBay going for £2k. Bodywork is worse than yours but it has below 100k miles on the odometer and it's an auto. 530i in general range between £1800 and £3500. I'd say yours can be valued between £1900 - £2500.
  2. How much will delivery cost to Portsmouth, Hampshire?
  3. Interesting.... **strokes beard**...I have an MOT on Monday and if it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to get through, I'll buy it next week after MOT. If the MOT cost more than I plan, I'll buy the spoiler at the end of the month
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    eBay Sport fog lights

    I got some yellow ones from Amazon. They don't seem to have the cut off beam pattern like the pre-facelift SE fog lamps. But they are alright and never gets used.
  5. The sports bumpers that I fitted to my e39 definitely feels different from my SE bumpers. SE bumpers feel more durable and robust.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fitted some BC Coilovers over the weekend. I want to raise the rear a little which will be a job for the weekend.
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    Question for those with Champagne Interiors...

    Beware that most of us here are based in the UK, a RHD country. So things like front door cards, dash, dash trims, centre console, and front seats will be mirrored and not fit LHD cars.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Heated seats retrofitted and working. It took 6 hrs from start to finish thanks to this forum I love the fact that the sport heated seats have additional heating in the side and bottom bolsters, as well as in the pull out thigh support.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Decided to wash it
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Sorted the wiring from a donor car for the heated sports seats. Hopefully, I'll be able to install them before the winter is up. The good thing is once I've successfully retrofitted the heated seats, I'll only need two wires to make a rear electric sunshade to work. So that will be another retrofit on the cards for the near future. The BC coil-overs were delivered two days ago. I might as well replace the thrust arms while that's being done. That's a job for around New Years week.
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    What a disaster...

    I think it's white but it was painted/vinyl'd sky blue when they fitted that M3/M4 front end. The car is as shockingly bad as the advert itself.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Swapped out my standard black leather SE seats for some black leather Sports heated seats. Found an old £1, 20p, and 5p coin under one of the seat rails. The job took about 3hrs from start to finish - bare in mind it was my first time removing seats. I just got to get the wiring for the heat part to work. Did heated seats come with extra wiring not relating to the heated part from factory? I see two small separate plugs/connections tucked under the seat not attached to the main harness/yellow plug. Could it be for lumbar support or something?
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    The 1999 BMW 5 series brochure turned up. Now I know what it feels like when people were buying a brand new e39 back in 1999. I do love the pull out pages lol. I didn't know there were two different fabric seats offered. There are a few colors I haven't seen before, too. Exterior Paint: 1) Royal Red 390 2) Dark Blue 263 (non-metallic) Upholstery: 1) Marine Blue 2) Biarritz Blue 3) Sienna Red 4) Light Yellow
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Found it in an E39 that's being scraped so I have no idea on make or model. All I know is that the horn is silver/chrome and feels like metal (opposed to plastic). It is louder than a car horn and it comes with a compressor I still have to fit it yet...I'm thinking somewhere in the engine bay or behind the bumper, roughly where the OEM horn sit.
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