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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. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fixed the door handle yesterday but the wiper linkage for the passenger wiper has come apart this morning. I replaced it 4-5 years ago. I guess I will be doing the same next week lol.
  2. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Replaced the snapped cable for the exterior door handle. I now have a driver's door that can be opened from the outside. Car ticked 298k miles tonight.
  3. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Just as I suspected, one of the wires in that rubber hose has been split. Two more wires are heading in that direction. Hopefully. I'm going to remove the whole thing over the weekend. I went to the scrap yard and brought home a handle carrier from a scraped e39. I can't figure out how to remove the lock barrel.
  4. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Unlocked the car and opened the door simultaneously. I heard a pop from within the door and now the door does not open from the outside. I guessing the cable snapped or became detatched. I will investigate further tomorrow. Also, noticed my boot light does not illuminate. I've changed the bulbs and the housing...but still nothing. It's not the fuse, so I'm guessing it's chaffed wiring in that rubber hose thing from the boot lid to the car. I had a similar problem on my previous e36 affecting the dash lightings and sidelights.
  5. With zero ET, your new wheels will already be sticking out 20mm more than standard if they are the same J size. Have you tried putting the wheels on your E34? What does it look like between the outer edge of the wheel and the arch?
  6. DerekJr.

    Proud owner!

    Good clean looking e39. The Japs usually get pretty high specs. I can see power-folding mirrors and factory fit HIDs I think.
  7. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fitted the ASA AR1 wheels
  8. DerekJr.

    Vanity at Beaulieu

    Yes, I was there with the Southern E39ers group. In fact, mine is the silver e39 on the left in the first pic.
  9. DerekJr.


    I've seen the video. Both drivers contributed to the accident. One was speeding by quite a bit for that road, and the other pulled out without proper observation. The crowds standing near the road obstructing the view didn't help either. I don't understand why the driver who pulled out continued driving into the crowd as he was moving at walking pace. An accident that could have been avoided if neither drivers were trying to show off.
  10. DerekJr.

    A sad end.

    I'd be interested in the story behind this. Looks like is a park and display parking space but no parking fines, especially as it looks like that car has been sat there for at least a year. Perhaps the owner passed away or had to leave the country in a hurry. The front tow hook cover seems to be missing too. So perhaps it broke down and was towed to that place. It still has the air fresheners dangling and the ashtray is opened. Judging by the position of the wipers, it was a rainy day when it was parked up.
  11. Sometimes when I wash the car outside or take photos, people will walk past and ask if I'm selling it.
  12. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Got my rear bumper trims colour coded
  13. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Nice one! This is the one I've bought https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Pc-25MM-BMW-5x120-74-1-72-56-To-5x112-57-1-Black-Conversion-Wheel-Adapter-Kit/254278500072?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D6dc6bcbab7b54b7f972594d5e964887f%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D153562475402%26itm%3D254278500072%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A0db39a71-a68b-11e9-a536-74dbd180185c|parentrq%3Af2b6863916b0a48abe475321fffd765a|iid%3A1 I will go for plastic spigot rings, thanks!
  14. DerekJr.

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I thought a spigot ring decreases the centre bore of an alloy? So in my case, if the hubcentric adaptor has a bore of 57.1mm (wheel side) and the alloy has a bore 73mm, will I not need a spigot ring on the alloy to change it from 73mm to 57.1mm? I've looked on eBay and no one does a 5x120 - 5x112 adaptor for an e39 centre bore with the exception of the USA company I bought it from. I've looked on CMWheels and they don't do adaptors. Some UK companies do them but they are custom and more expensive...at least £100 more.