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Qasim last won the day on September 22 2018

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    West Yorkshire / West Midlands

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    BMW 525d Sport Topaz Blue

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  1. Mine is a late 2002 build but had a mk3 Nav. I did look for the aux as I've done that in my E39 before but decided against it as it was a bit of a faff connecting a Bluetooth unit to it, that's what pushed me towards a double din for the E39. The only reason I went towards the Grom was that there was a used one fairly cheap on eBay. It's plug and play in the back of the car, the only thing that needs some time is routing it to the front of the car but I managed it while changing the interior. I think it's perfect for what it is and it streams well and you have the steering wheel functionality as well. I still need to route the mic but hands free as well.
  2. Hi Duncan I've recently bought a phoenix yellow M3 with HK and Nav. I upgraded to a MK4 nav and a Grom unit. It's works perfectly fine, only issue I've had is it doesn't allow you to switch to the Map or any other screen as it changes back to the now playing screen. I've emailed Grom and waiting for a reply. Congrats on the purchase, looks like a genuinely decent car
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    E39 Sports seats

    No difference to standard seats as far as I know
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    E30 PFL rear lights

    63211370677 And 63211370678 And 63171374883 Thanks
  5. I had that on mine recently. One of the holes in the backing plate had corroded and the pin ended up coming loose and finally dropped. I had the ticking and grinding from the pin being ground away.
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    E39 530d noise when revved

    I had something similar on my m57 Range Rover Vogue. A stud for the intake manifold broke and it sounded as if the turbo fan was scraping the housing.
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    Wheel wobble

    So I inspected the upper arms. Driver's side has a lot of play in it. Passenger side has a little. The ball joint side doesn't have much play. I've seen some people have used polybushes for these. What do you think? Passenger side https://youtube.com/shorts/9zMwmqO2RnU Driver's side https://youtu.be/knUbNCLe_yg
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    Wheel wobble

    Hi all. I've developed a wheel wobble on the front end. I've changed the wheel bearings for FAG units and the cruise control is now working perfectly. I have a wobble that can be felt at around 80ish and is worse on braking at any high speeds, literally the front wheels shaking and can be felt through the steering wheel. I've changed the front lower control arms on both sides as there was one ball joint with some play. I got both front tyres balanced again yesterday and it has improved a little. I currently have winter tyres and wheels so will be changing them this weekend back to my style 66s so it will rule out any wheels/tyre issues. I upgraded to 324 mm mintex discs and pagid pads in September and braided brake hoses. I did buy used callipers and they looked ok. No evidence of any heat spots or uneven wear on the discs. I am also getting 4 wheel alignment this weekend and changing the propshaft center bearing and vibration damper. I know there are topics about this previously but I've not really found anything that helps.
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    Royal Steering Wheels

    I'd say definitely one of the best upgrades you can do to an E39 along with the weighted ZHP shift knob. Definitely brings up the interior to a more modern feel.
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    Royal Steering Wheels

    Mine definitely feels thicker than the original and it feels a lot better, and the plastic is still marked. I was thinking of respraying it in satin black but I've never got around to it.
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    Royal Steering Wheels

    Same here, really good quality finish. I had perforated leather on the sides, normal on top and bottom. And m Tri stitch. The thing that pushed me to get it done was getting the airbag recall. Having a new airbag with a battered wheel wasn't too nice. Here's a before and after
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    Peugeot drivers, new level of stupidity....

    "Shitting Peugeot"
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    Sno-go?

    I'm running some Bridgestone Blizzak LMs, and have been since November. To be honest they are pretty decent, I have confidence in the car in the snow. You do still get the back end twitching around corner and some wheel slip on the rear when setting off, but it's decent. Up in Bradford last week, we got just over a foot of snow and I did try going up a steep hill that had not been cleared and I think if I didn't stop at the bottom due to other cars waiting, I think I could have made it. But I got about 10 metres up and the rear wheels were spinning so I turned around and went home.
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    PDC noise on door opening

    So I got a code for the right rear PDC Sensor and switched that out for a new one. It was working but then stopped and it's showing the code again so I'm guessing it's a wiring issue. I'll have to take the bumper off and check the wires. On my vogue that had the same setup as my E39, I did find a corroded wire and after soldering a wire in between it was back to normal. So the bumper shall come off a some point
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    Lowering springs on a Sport

    That was quick. When I say, yeah I need to get them off to change the springs, it's been probably about 2 years since I said that.
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