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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I tried 3 different wings. First one I damaged, next two were rust free versions which had rust on the lip edge of the arch. By the time they’d been cut and welded it’d have been close to the cost of a new one. I never seem to get lucky with second hand body panels! Looking forward to getting it to the body shop though.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Picked up a new drivers wing from BMW today ready for a front end tidy up. By the time preparation of a second hand wing had been costed (plus cost of second hand wing) it really isn’t much more to get a new one.
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    E39, What annoys you.

    The stupid splash guards on the sport front bumpers. Why design them to sit as low as they do and smash almost indefinitely!
  4. Good morning all, I sold a set of these a few months ago as I didn't think they suited my SE. I now have a Sport and am looking for another set. If anyone is selling please let me know. Thanks, Stu
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    BMW E28 520i Manual

    Good morning all, I may have the chance to add a E28 520i next to my E39. Can anyone who owns one give me a rough idea of what they're like to drive? I currently have a E39 530i Sport manual - so interested to understand a rough comparison. What's the interior like regarding rattles, wind / road noise etc.? Thanks, Stu
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fitted my Piano Black trim yesterday! Looks so much better with the Storm aluminium gear knob and handbrake handle - the different finish between the Sport aluminium effect trim and the other parts was starting to make my teeth itch. Car is also going in for new water pump tomorrow. Can drive it this summer with confidence!
  7. Good morning all, My rear passenger door strip has been damaged at some point in the past. Does anyone have the trim available in good condition with no damage? Thanks, Stu
  8. Should add some more info. I'm thinking of changing in the future as the screen on my unit is showing some lines and also flickers occasionally. Does anywhere offer a refurb service for these types of unit? I'd rather keep the standard unit and add some modern touches to it.
  9. Good evening all, I'm thinking that my standard nav. unit may require replacing / updating in the future. Is it as simple as buying the correct android unit (as with the business units) and plugging it in, or does my car having sat. nav make this more complicated? Thanks for any help.
  10. Thanks for that Rosie - I've ordered one and will report back.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Removed my aluminium effect interior trim as I finally got a set of piano black trim for my anthracite alcantara interior. Couldn't get on with the aluminium effect trim and wood just doesn't seem to work with a cloth interior for me. Going to fit it this weekend!
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    The E39 First World Problems thread

    That one always gets me.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I've been to a few bodyshops to have quotes. One of them asked me was it worth bothering with?! Safe to say I didn't get a quote off them and left sharpish. It seems to be quite hard to find a bodyshop to seem interested in the work. I have a feeling this type of work may not be as profitable as insurance work, so understandably they'd rather not do it. Thanks for the details, I'll look at them tomorrow.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I'm in The West Midlands, but have travelled hundreds of miles before for work (mechanical) to be done on my car. I have no issues with a long drive if the place is a good one and will take pride in their work.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Looks great @Loadmaster I find the details which aren't really noticeable are the most satisfying when done. If you don't mind me asking, who did the work and where are they located? I need a new front wing fitting and bootlid fitting and a front end respray. Really struggling to find a decent bodyshop.