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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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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Ordered some BC Coilovers and a 1999 BMW 5 series brochure
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Bought a truck horn for the e39. Ordered some sports black leather heated front seats to be picked up this weekend.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Thanks! They are @MStyle double slant grilles (similar to new M grilles). However, I'm thinking of installing some facelift OEM grille but not sure yet.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yeah, they are a direct fit plug and play. I changed my window switch to the one that has the little fold button, and I changed the passenger side module that allows the mirrors to fold. I bought them from a friend while I'm waiting for the M5 ones to arrive that I've ordered from MStyle. But the company that makes the mirrors is Salberk, based in Germany. They are similar to M5 ones but more pointy (like E60 M5 ones or newer BMW M cars). I think they have an eBay shop. If you type 'Salberk E39' on Google, it should come up
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Retrofitted fitted some Salberk power-folding mirrors. I need to paint them though.
  10. I grew up in South Africa and they don't differentiate between bus and coach. They just call it a bus whether it's a commuter bus or long-distance coach. The well-known top tier coaches (Greyhound, Intercape, and Translux) down there tend to be mostly double-deckers towing a luggage trailer (although single deckers do exist), have reclining seats with seat belts, curtains, A/C vents above the seats, hot drinks served by the on-board cabin crew, multiple TVs for watching a movie, and onboard toilet facilities. Coach probably comes from the word 'stagecoach' used for transporting paying passengers and their goods between cities during the horse-drawn era. These journeys would be long enough to have a need to change horses during the journey.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Installed one of those universal splitter things. Let's see how long it lasts.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Not any more than standard maintenance and replace things when they stop working. Just make sure your cooling and oiling work properly and the engine should go on for miles. Don't rev it too high when the engine is cold. I bought the car with 195k miles more than 6 yrs ago, so I can't take all of the credit lol. I've tried looking for the mileage thread but I can't find it on here lol BMWCC GB Contingent? I don't think I was part of that. Well, I can't remember being part of it lol
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    Differences between e39 523i & 525i ?

    Depends if your 523i is M52 or M52TU. The M52TU (late 523i) is a lot more similar to the M54 (525i) than it is to the M52 (Early 523i). I've heard about people fitting the intake manifold from a M54 3.0litre to their M52TU, or fitting an M50 intake manifold to their M52. If you're going from M52TU to M54 intake, you'll need an adaptor I think as the throttle body is larger on the 3.0 litre. I'm not too sure about the M54 2.5litre. I think the shape of the ports is larger on the M54 intake (Oval shape as opposed to the D shape on M52TU). People have commented saying that the low down power remains roughly the same, but once you reach above 4k rpm, the engine just pulls. The brakes will be the same size. During the facelift, only the 530i and 530d received the larger brakes found in the 535/540i. I found changing to the larger brakes to be worthwhile.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Reached 300k miles on Sunday. Changed the driver's wing due to the old one having a big scratch and dent.
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    E39 M5 Style Folding Mirrors

    Hello, Could you please confirm if the power-folding E39 M5 style wing mirrors that you sell are for RHD? Many Thanks Derek
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    E39 M5 Style Folding Mirrors

    Cheers dude! I've ordered a set lol
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    Fitting Facelift Sport Kidney Grills

    I use the 1st option when installing grilles, and the 2nd option when removing them.
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    E39 twin pipe rear box exhaust

    I've gone for the twin exit exhaust as I have always preferred the look of it. Yes, it is louder and sounds better than standard and you can hear it in the background compared to the standard backbox. But it's doesn't drone which is what I wanted from it especially when you leave the windows up.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Twin exit exhaust installed on Wednesday
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Oh, I like that a lot. How much did that cost mind me asking?
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Successfully installed SMG Flappy do dahs. Transforms the car, more enjoyable. Steering wheels needs a refresh from Royal Steering Wheels though.
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    E39 twin pipe rear box exhaust

    I asked Powerflow Southampton for a price on a twin exit back box like in the attached picture below and they said it would be around £225 + VAT which sounds tempting to me There's an eBay company called Fast Lane Styling that can do it for £140. Depends if you want to travel to London (Romford). They have a few YouTube videos and they have their own channel.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Bought an e46 M3 SMG steering wheel with flappy paddles for the e39
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Replaced the passenger side wiper linkage. Now I have a working passenger side wiper arm.
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