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    E39 540i M Sport, previously E28 525e

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  1. DanRooms

    Wheel spacers

    Is this the stud conversion I need? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Black-Conversion-Wheel-Studs-82mm-50mm-Thread-Kit-with-Nuts-17mm-Hex/283950963159?hash=item421ccbd9d7:g:Ye0AAOSwilpfEaAS Or would I require shorter ones for the 5mm back spacers? Is it an easy thing for a mechanical doofus like me to do, or will need special tools, etc?
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    Wheel spacers

    Thanks for the advice!
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    Wheel spacers

    Is anyone running wheel spacers? I'm thinking of fitting some to my 540i, it's got staggered M paras. It's mainly the front where the wheels don't quite fill the arches. Might also get some H&R lowering springs at some point. So I was wondering what's the best sizes to get if I don't want any fouling (I don't want to get into arch rolling ideally)? How will they affect ride & handling? Presumably lighter is better as they'll add to unsprung weight. There's quite a selection on ebay so want to know what's best?
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    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    Great thread! Could you post a few before/after pics once you have the springs and shocks fitted?
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    Window trim refurb

    Thanks, would that be 2 Pack or Cellulose? 2 Pack I guess?
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    Window trim refurb

    Hi, has anyone got any tips on removing the rust on the gloss black window trims I have? Can you remove the trim pieces, or is it less hassle to try and do it with them in situ? Any recommendations on type of paint to use? Any info appreciated!
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    Remaps on an V8, are they worth it?

    Excellent replies, thanks all! Yeah I don't think I'll be bothering with any remaps
  8. Hi, over on FB there is a chap who sounds like he's trying to sell me a remap for my 540i (auto). Obvs fuel economy isn't a strong point on these, but is a remap a magic fix for this? I was under the impression this sort of thing only really worked on turbo and diesel motors.
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    bmw e39 pixels repair

    Baris sorted it for me. All good
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    Pixel fixin'

    Thanks, I'll drop him a line!
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    Pixel fixin'

    I'm in Reading, so not a million miles away. Is there a specialist there who can do it?
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    Pixel fixin'

    The pixel readout for odometer, radio etc on my 540i has a few pixels missing. I believe this is pretty common. Is it a cheap and simple fix, or more hassle than it's worth? Does anyone know where to get the necessary parts? Any advice appreciated!
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    CD changer stuck

    A quick thump has sorted it! Thanks!
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    CD changer stuck

    I, being old, still listen to the occasional CD but the 6 CD changer in the boot is now refusing to eject. Tried levering it out a bit, but it seems pretty fragile so don't want to hamfistedly break anything in there. Anyone else had this issue and managed to retrieve the awkward piece of equipment? Apologies for the crummy pics.
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    540i leaky rocker covers

    Cool, I'll definitely try some genuine items – not sure what's on there at the minute. Did you get an occasional hot oily whiff in the cabin when yours were leaking? I'm hoping that's the cause of that, rather than something more serious.