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    E39 530i Sport /used to own an E39 M5

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  1. Ash84

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Refitted the boys child’s seat in my E39 530. To say it was a pain in the arse to do is an understatement! Why BMW decided to bury the isofix mounts so far back and have the leather from the seats and backrests completely cover it I don’t know. Too hot for that today!
  2. Ash84

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Had my car almost a year and just got around to cleaning and feeding the leather today. That’s what a new baby does to your spare time!!
  3. Ash84

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Oooh nice! They do look great in slate green. Enjoy it. They are great cars. I was bored at work today and wrote out my fantasy garage which contained no less then 4 e39’s! They sure get under your skin.
  4. Ash84

    idrive E39 M5!

    I think it’s a new one as the parts guy said they had just completed the fit out. Either way it was a lovely m5. Put my tatty 530 to shame!
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    idrive E39 M5!

    I went to my local BMW garage today in Tunbridge Wells to get a few parts. A stunning private plate black e39 M5 was parked up waiting for collection as i walked through. The parts guy and I were talking about it, and it has just had the latests idrive unit installed with the control wheel housed just in front of the armrest sliding compartment and a new screen as well by the looks of it! Wow! Must of cost a pretty penny but the car looked immaculate and what an upgrade!
  6. Ash84

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Funny you should say that as I’ve just acquired a few metres of tube to do just that. I’m a complete novice but there is a good guide on here that makes it seem straight forward enough
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Urgh.....so after finding out the VDO washer jet I ordered from AUTODOC isn’t the right one, (as I have the intensive wash function), I went to fit the correct part (surprisingly cheap from a main Bmw dealer) and both the water pipes snapped due to being brittle :-/. I did manage to change my broken front cup holders out though for a new part so every cloud....
  8. Ash84

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Great, thanks for the advice
  9. Ash84

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    My 530i has done 128k and no cooling system refresh!! So with a very leaky cooling system I’ve just had mine replaced, new spark plugs with gasket, air filter, pollen and air filters. And I washed it today. Now, just to save up and fix the standard crappy BMW rear door leak drama! Oh and an oil change but need to buy some wheel ramps for that one!
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    BMW M specialist in Kent / East Sussex

    I had an E39 M5 and took it to Munich legends. Will I be back with my E39 530? Probably not, as towards the end of my ownership I couldn’t help but think that I’d get better service if I was spending 50k on a nuts and bolts restoration project with them. They do know their stuff though so maybe I was unlucky. I’ll follow this thread with interest as I will be also looking for a new garage in the Kent/Sussex area.