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    E39 530i Touring Sport Manual

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  1. Hi Teddy, Did you get this done in the end? I think mine will need doing soon. Who are the guys in Kingston who did this for £400. Might be a bit more now year and a half later! Thanks in advance.
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    Touring SLS failure

    I Don't even know what mine are. ECP did t o ow either. Although I had no choice anyway. I was lucky they had them in stock as it was.
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    Touring SLS failure

    You make a good point. I did think about leaving the other one. But I thought while I'm here I may as well do the other one. If the one that burst had reached its lifespan, there's a good chance the other one is close too, plus I had all the interior trim out and the tools out etc. I've got piece of mind now the other one won't got in another few months. Not sure what the design life on these is So this one had done 116k miles and lasted 14 years. I put the same pictures below on FB on E39 club.
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    Touring SLS failure

    Both air bags.
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    Touring SLS failure

    Today's solution for my failed airbag: Drive to Euro car parts Maidstone from Ashford. Grab em £326 trade. Fit on driveway. Lovely. Wish me luck.
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    Touring SLS failure

    Cheers Dan.
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    Touring SLS failure

    Hi everyone, One of my air bags has just popped and the car is sitting on its arse. I can hear it hissing as its trying to pump it up. What I need to know is, can I drive it like this or will it damage things. Presumably its sitting on the bump stops which are meant for occasional use. Would it sit at 50 on the motorway OK. Got to get back to London this evening. 70mile drive. Thoughts/ experience appreciated please. I'll probably delete the SLS after this.
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    Exhaust upgrade help

    Anyone willing to let me come and have a listen sometime if you're within an hour or so of London? Please?...
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    Exhaust upgrade help

    Hahaha!! i love a good birds eye potato waffle.
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    Exhaust upgrade help

    Thanks. I will def put some pics up. It will be a while before I get this done I get the feeling as this isn't something I'm rushing into. Can't take the risk of getting it wrong. Move listened to a lot of you tube clips. The closest I've found to the sound I like I've posted below. But again so many variables. It's a saloon, not a touring so taking a different route might make it sound different, it's on a you tube video, no idea exactly what has been done, I.e full system, cat back, or just mufflers. See what people thing about the tone... hear how it growls, lots of low frequencies, a little bit of an off beat. No rasp, which is good. Doesnt blare, a bit of a woofle. Hard to put into words I suppose, and even harder to know how it's going to sound before you spend a big wad! Thanks for your input.
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    Exhaust upgrade help

    Thanks. I'll bear that in mind. That makes sense that they can pack and un pack the mufflers, but I'm assuming that that would change the volume of the exhaust, whereas as I'm looking to get the fundamental tones and character of the sound right, which I assume, as I'm no expert, is to do with which frequencies the resonator and muffler kill or let through, and a load of other variables that I k ow nothing about. Thanks for the tip though. I'll check them out.
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    Exhaust upgrade help

    Dear All, Great day at Ace Cafe the other day, even if it was lashing with rain the whole time. I have a favour to ask of the forum. At some point in the future I am looking to up grade my exhuast, most likely a Cat Back system, possibly a full replacement since one of my cats seems to faulty anyway, thrown up an EML. I'm going to go for a quad exhaust but can't stomach the thought of paying c. £1-2k for something that doesn't sound right, and there's only so much convincing that can be done by the supplier that it will sound as I would want. The only way to do it is to fit it, and pray that it's right. So what I was wondering, if there is anyone out there who has a 530i with an exhaust upgrade (not necessarily a quad, but preferable) who would be willing to let me listen to it to see if the sound is what I'm after. I would come to you wherever you happen to be, and would be a good opportunity to meet some other forum members and have a good chin wag about cars, and for me to go on a bit of a drive!. If you're exhaust is the sound that I'm after, then I know exactly what to go out and buy. Any offers? Any help would be much appreciated. Regards, Dan
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    Ace cafe Bank Holiday Monday

    Hi Jay, yeah I should be up there later. Will be after 5. Will you be around then?
  14. Is this what you're talking about? https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E39-530i-M54_3.0L/Braking/Big_Brakes/ Can't see anything for c.£1350 on here. They look lovely though. I would get the silver calipers.
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    Anyone going to Ace Cafe?

    I'll keep an eye out. Your car looks amazing.