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  1. Good evening all, I am in the process of changing my handbrake handle grip for a Storm version. I've removed the leather boot, but am having trouble removing the actual grip itself. Any tips on how to get it off? Thanks, Stu
  2. Good evening all, Looking for a replacement front passenger door card from a Sport with the Alcantara interior option. The door card has a stripped pattern on it (not plain cloth). Let me know what you have. Thanks, Stu
  3. Good evening all, I have a complete set of Gloss Grey interior trims, including the cup holder delete trim. Photos available if interest is shown. Trims are all in good condition. Centre console trim has a broken rear tab and the bracket underneath the hazard switch is broken. However, once fitted there are no rattles and it all sits tightly in the centre console trim. I could add the brand new auto lever listed in another sale thread for an extra £40. Thanks, Stu
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    Rear Door Cards

    Good evening all, Does anyone know if the rear door cards are the same for both touring and saloon models? Thanks Stu
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    Rear Door Cards

    Thanks to both of you. Ordered a new rear door card to replace my water damaged one currently fitted.
  6. I have another part (missing rear door trims) set to add to this deal, also in high gloss grey. You'll get: 2 sets of gloss grey front door trims 1 set of gloss grey rear door trims 2 sets of gloss grey front finisher trims 2 sets of gloss grey centre frames trims 2 sets of cup holder delete trims £80 collected from Worcester. I am rubbish at posting things as I rarely have time to package parts up. These are heading to the bin otherwise as I need to free up space for other car parts.
  7. Bought and fitted from BMW last week. Has the 5 speed gel badge fitted. I'm going aftermarket now so this is for sale.
  8. Bought new from BMW last month. No longer required. Looking for £50 posted.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I'll get after photos up later.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Changed a rusty passenger door for a non rusty replacement. Thanks to @e34m525i for the clean door.
  11. Good evening all, I'm currently looking at a new exhaust system. I've looked at Supersprint and Eisenmann exhausts so far. I was wondering if there were any exhaust places which would do a decent full stainless steel system with mandrel bends etc. I'd like to release a bit more of the straight 6 sound, without drone. I don't mind paying for good quality - ant recommendation would be appreciated. Thanks, Stu
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    Custom Exhaust Recommendations

    I'm in Worcester, but will happily travel for a good quality exhaust system.
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    Custom Exhaust Recommendations

    To be honest I'm not keen on the twin exit back box on the sport. I actually prefer the single exit pipe aesthetically. I'm more than happy to travel for a good quality exhaust. I'll take a look at JP exhaust - thanks for the recommendation.
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    Custom Exhaust Recommendations

    I should add, I like Eisenmann, but they don't do a single exit tailpipe (as per the standard sport exhaust pipe). That rules them out for now.
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    BMW E39 535i Project - £200

    Good evening all, I have for sale my 535i pre facelift in Biarritz Blue. Bad points: - Sills are gone, would need welding - Auto box works in first 3 gears, 4th and 5th cause it to lose drive. If you pull over and switch it off, then restart the engine it resets the issue. I drove the car from Wales using 1 - 3 in Steptronic mode with no issues. - Viscous fan clutch needs replacing - No lower dashboard, HVAC frame or cigarette lighter tray or radio (I have these brand new parts in my garage, but they are now being used for my new project). - Leather door cards are in car, but not fitted, was planning on replacing all vapour barriers before refitting (switch packs etc. on back seats) - Flat rear tyre (was due to fit my 18" style 85's), so wasn't concerned - Currently SORN Good Points: - Bodywork is actually tidy, no major rust apart from sills, usual bootlid and a small patch on passenger rear wheel arch. - Full sports leather interior - Brand new centre air vent - Brand new A pillar trims fitted - Brand new C pillar trims fitted - Engine is very smooth - Brand new leather auto knob and boot - Brand new front number plate plinth and chrome trim strip - High Gloss Grey interior trim There may be other bits I find too.... £250 You may guess by the price that I'm clearing space for my new project (already have new boxes of BMW parts turning up) so am running out of room. I would love this car to be returned to the road as I was doing - the bodywork really is tidy and would be a shame to lose another V8. However, my head was turnt by another car, hence this has to go.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fitted brand new A and C pillar sport trims and rear reading lights to my new project. Also changed the aluminium effect trim for high gloss grey. Full service done today too.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Unfortunately thought I'd do a quick couple of leg presses on a leg press machine. Being 6'5 I made the ultimate mistake of lowering the sled too far down, curved my spine slightly as I pushed up and that was that. Won't be doing that again anytime soon.
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    Tips and Trick when buying Rims?

    To be honest I just do a visual check of the outer rim edge for flat spots, same on the inside edge. Then I look for hairline cracks or fractures around spokes or rear barrel section of wheels. Touring and saloon wheels are the same if I remember rightly. Only difference with wheels is the M5 has wider wheels than other E39 18" variants with a 9.5J rear vs 9J for wheels such as M Parallels. I also think the M5 has a different rear wheel arch inner liner to accommodate the extra width on the rear wheels.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Car is going in to a specialist today for: - Oil change - Coolant flush - Diff oil change - Gearbox oil change Along with the coil packs, plugs and air filter which I did earlier in the week. I'd usually do oil change myself, but injured my lower back at the gym 5 weeks ago, and am on the path to a 3 month recovery.
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    BMW E39 535i Project - £200

    This has sold. Thanks for looking. Stu
  21. Good afternoon, I have replaced my plugs and coil packs recently (still have the rocker covers off). I have recently read up about the use of a dielectric grease on the inside edge of the coil pack boot which goes over the spark plug. Is this necessary? My coil packs didn't come with any grease applied. Thanks, Stu
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    Dielectric Grease Coil Pack

    Thanks for that. I refitted mine without any grease. Figured as they're not bolted down (just a single plastic clip) it'd probably be better if they were fitted 'dry'.
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    BMW E39 535i Project - £200

    @The Flying Banana @e34m525i I think you could both be right. There was no colour to the liquid and it was cold. I'll start it up again later and check again. Thanks, Stu
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