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  1. TerryTibbs

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    @Ray112 bought a roll of 8mm cunifer pipe, used less than half the roll, cost £25 and the pipe to the aux heater is standard copper brake pipe
  2. The oem kit has now lost both left channels and tbh it wasn’t the best quality when it worked, I’m wondering if I can do away with it all and fit an old Sony dbass head unit and 10 disc changer? Is there a fascia plate to accommodate it and would it have to be on completely fresh wiring? I don’t want new thing that plays dvds or Bluetooth, I’m a vintage hifi fan and still use tapes
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Finally got round to doing the fuel lines and prop rubber
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    E39 replacing oem with old school?

    Thanks @DennisCooper I found the bits I needed on the bay, including the plug adapter and it’s on its way, the changer and cables are all in and waiting, totally agree on having music on tap, I’ve got a Bluetooth cassette haha yes like back in the day but instead of a jack plug it’s Bluetooth, This Sony setup was in my Sierra xr4x4 when I met my now wife over 20 years ago so there’s a sentimental attachment to it plus I’m a vintage hifi nut, 70s jap stuff is amazing quality! have you seen the price of metal tapes these days wow! I’ll let ya know if it works cheers
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    E39 525d weird engine noise

    Could be slack in the timing chain, have someone Rev it while you try and pin the noise down to an area in the engine bay, take the oil cap off and see if the rattle is internal
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    e39 530d no rail pressure?

    If it runs there must be some pressure, I’d be looking at trying a borrowed pressure sensor, the high pressure pumps aren’t a common failure
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    Rear view mirror knocked off

    I was wiping the inside of my screen and managed to knock it of with my elbow, has anyone done the same , and what have you stuck it back on with? very annoyed with myself and more annoying is the thing is swinging around.
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    Rear view mirror knocked off

    Cheers, good idea , after watching that vid I think I’ll glue it myself, And cheers mashmanu, the lots has come off but I didn’t know the mirror came apart like that, I can take it off now instead of it flopping around
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Oh the luxury! P*#ses me off that my saloon rear seats don’t fold down
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fixed the boot lid wiring at last, got to the point I was having to put the key in the boot lock n twist it! Far too much effort to get into the boot.
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    Idle vibration

    Is it manual?
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    E39 530d died

    Crank sensor could cause this problem and not throw a fault code up
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    Mitivac for oil change?

    Just buy a sump plug repair kit from the well known auction site and fix the problem, I don’t rate the vac oil recovery pumps, take forever in comparison to a bowl and a Jack, the repair kits are about £20 and come with many replacement plugs
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    Bmw e61 530d turbo opinion needed

    They whistle louder if the exhaust flexi’s are blowing, you may not notice it as an exhaust blow though, check for soot build up in that area
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yes I’ve read the same today, my tester is a “glass half empty” kinda guy tbh (miserable bast@rd)
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    My mot tester told me, although sounds more reasonable that it would be a dangerous defect to void the running mot, I’ll probably bump into him this week so I’ll quiz him on the specifics of it
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Thought I ought to point out that if you take your car in for mot early and it fails it voids you’re current MOT. That came in in January 1st a couple of years ago
  18. If I fit an aftermarket head unit will my steering wheel controls operate it? its the only thing putting me off replacing the original gear.
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    E39 aftermarket head unit/ s’wheel controls

    I might take you up on that advice
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    E39 aftermarket head unit/ s’wheel controls

    I should have said, I love vintage hifi and vinyl format, as for in car entertainment I’ve never owned an amp and the best car stereo I’ve owned was is a Sony d-bass n 10 disc changer, (still have it)
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    Bought another e39- again

    Looks like it been cherished by someone is it original paint?
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    Defeated by Rear Brake shoes

    One of these makes it an easy job
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    E39 dipped beam bulb holder

    As above, for h7 bulb, doing away with the aftermarket hids, just need 1 holder.
  24. I’d call in at a custom exhaust makers and let them have a look, I’m sure they would have a better solution
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    E39 aftermarket head unit/ s’wheel controls

    I’m not sure tbh and still a bit reluctant to upgrade because I’m a bit of an audiophile and still listen to tapes but thanks for the heads up on the controls, good to know that !