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Skinned Knuckles

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About Skinned Knuckles

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    Retrofit Fever Gone MAD!!!
  • Birthday 12/05/1989

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    Denton, Manchester
  • Interests
    Keeping busy, Beers wont go a miss...
  • Occupation
    Property Manager.


  • Garage
    1997 E39 528i SE Touring Manual (Calypso Red) Sand Beige interior, Style 32s

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  1. Skinned Knuckles

    E39 528 cooling system upgrade

    As the title states, I'm looking at a cooling system upgrade. The whole system bar some hoses has been replaced a few years back. However, I'd like to retrofit the larger radiator with separate expansion tank, found on the later cars. Mine has the one piece radiator with expansion tank. Quite small in comparison! Has anyone done this? I cant find anything online so I thought I'd make a post.
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    Genuine BMW/Hella E39 xenon headlights

    What are they worth to you mate? Someones gotta take on the challenge I don't even need the bulbs. I'm currently in Blackpool so could collect....
  3. Skinned Knuckles

    E38 door open warning lights.

    Are there any E38 owners that can shine in on this... Do the red door open warning lights work independently or do they work with the interior/puddle lights. Looking at the wiring diagram shows they all link to pin 20 of X254 general module. So basically, could you turn off the red door open lights, when you turn the interior lights off! Doesn't seem right if that's the case. My uncle has an 03 Audi A6 that also has the red door open lights. You can turn off the interior lights and that red light remains illuminated, having said that, the puddle light remain lit too! If there's any E38 owners who can confirm that they do or do not work independently it would be appreciated. Thank you.
  4. Hi Tim, both rear floor pans and battery tray if rust free and if you still have the shell? Jamie
  5. Skinned Knuckles

    My Car

    My 1997 BMW 528i SE Touring. Needs work, my project
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    Front Aggregate Protector Plate

    Thank you, Thank you very much
  7. Skinned Knuckles

    Front Aggregate Protector Plate

    Yep... I believe the South African ones have them too. Russian e39's were built in Kaliningrad. I think they were added due to their terrible road surface's. Funny really, you'd think we have them too! I Cant remember how many times I've been pulled over under suspicions of drink driving... Same story, I was just avoiding all the potholes and mountain crests that I face with on a daily basis.
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    Front Aggregate Protector Plate

    Bit late to the thread but I can shed some light. I believe the metal aggregate protection plates were standard on Russian built E39's.
  9. Hmm. Not a clue. Will book it into the garage. See what they can find out
  10. As far as I’m aware off the crank sensor had been replaced few years before I bought the car. I’ve had it for 5 years now so could be a possibility. Like you said, it doesn’t make sense why the traction control light comes on. Cam sensor has been replaced 10 months ago. New vanos 2 months ago. I have found that when I disturb connections and piping to the throttle body it does have an effect on the engine somewhat!
  11. Unfortunately I don’t have INPA to diagnose it. It would make my life easier if I have it.
  12. I forgot to mention that I taken the air box, MAF out to see the throttle flaps and all seem fine, not sticky at all.
  13. As the title says: On my way home the car was juddering almost as though it’s jump starting whiles moving. Was in 4th gear doing 30mph. I’d put my foot down in 4th and the car pulled really well. Settled back down and the same judder again although it got worse. Traction control light eventually came on and stayed on. I’d set off from the crossing onto my road and it barley moved. Got home, parked up and the engine was revving on its own without any input from me. Similar to Jeremy Clarkson’s in Africa. However mine seemed to hold on the revs longer and no I didn’t take a hammer to it I did give her some revs to about 4,500 to see if that rectified it but the engine sounded really rough, almost as though it’s misfiring. I turned it off then fired the car back up 3 minuets later, traction control light went out and the engine seems normal. Sounds great again... Didn’t even have a check engine light during this hiccup. Any ideas? throttle body?
  14. I'm after genuine 13 pin electrics for my 97 528 Touring. I have the oris towbar and the electrics are butchered! I've came back to them time and time again and I'm none the wiser!!! Looking at buying a caravan for the weekends. Regards, Jamie
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    About to break a 2001 e39 touring 530i titan silver

    Haha... No way. I've even spoke to Duncan too! The guy who bought that bonnet lol. I was going to give you a call about a possible meet on Thursday for the bumper. In fact I'll give you a call tomorrow mate. Edit: Not to mention some retrofit goodness too!