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  1. d_a_n1979

    E39 lowering springs ?

    Fit the coilovers; set ride height to what you want, set damping rate to what you want, get a fast road set-up done (obviously tracking & alignment too) and then leave them alone Shouldn't need to be adjusted unless you're really fussy, or they haven't been set up correctly in the first place
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    E39 lowering springs ?

    If you're cars an SE; I wouldn't use anything lower than the Pro kit; you'll kill the shocks in no time at all. If it's a Sport or on Mtec II sport suspension; then you'll be fine with the Sportline kit. Quite a few folk run these on OEM shocks or uprated Bilstein B8s with no issues etc. If you're wheels aren't spaced out, you'll be even more fine, but I do know that the fronts can rub a bit when a cars lowered, but that's usually on more aggressive alloys/tyre widths etc However, once you add up these kits together; you're spending more than decent coilovers (D2s, BCs, APs etc); so maybe look into those as well. AP are more basic, simple ride height adjustability and that's it, but D2s and BCs both have ride height and damper rebound adjustability and both are very well made/used a lot on the BMWs and have an excellent following
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    My E39 540i Touring - An ongoing project / build

    They look stunning pal Get some better pics up of them when you can and obviously, when they're fitted
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    Wanted: PDC sensor for E39 sport

    @Sandip Sorry pal; the ones I've got are the 90 degree ones, not the straight ones However, these are what I used and recommend; they're only £13 and with a 2 year warranty! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-PDC-Parking-Sensor-E39-E46-E60-E61-E65-E66-E83-X3-X5-3-5-Series-66206989069/261795140919?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&epid=652993716&hash=item3cf434d537:g:OU8AAOSwzpFbIdYY
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    Wanted: PDC sensor for E39 sport

    Think I have a few in the garage pal; brand new/aftermarket ones, not OEM BMW but they're the ones I recommend via eBay with 2 years warranty Let me look tomorrow and will confirm
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    E39 > E60 hub conversion

    I've had a look around but haven't found the definitive answers/list of parts needed to do this to an E39 So what's needed (which parts specifically)? Also; will the E39 brake discs fit back with no issues, or do you need to use E60 brake discs once the conversions been done? Cheers
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    E39 > E60 hub conversion

    No worries; so are E60 brake discs required or how do you get around this? Or am I missing something here; are what you mentioned separate parts?
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    Best place for E39 parts

    As Clav has already said Ask BMWCotswolds on here too; they're a forum sponsor and their page is at the top of the home page Also try C3BMW and BMWmotormec on eBay
  9. d_a_n1979

    E39 dash cam wiring

    Who's got an E39 with a dash cam hard-wired in? If so, which fuse did you use in the glovebox?
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    2002 E39 2L Petrol

    Are they deffo the cause, that's if it is burning oil, or could it be the CCV that's blocked and needs sorting, or does it just need a damned good run?!
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    2002 E39 2L Petrol

    If you can't hear the pump priming then agree; I'd say it's a goner.. I'd personally sort that and then anything that needs to be done for your version of the MOT and then get it though; sort all the other bits afterwards. It looks lovely inside and it's clearly been looked after until recently. I'd give €450 for it and sort the rest; it's worth a lot more than that fixed up I'm sure
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    E39 dash cam wiring

    Spot on!
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    E39 dash cam wiring

    Nope; I didn't remove anything apart from taking the straps off the glove box so it could open fully (the little square clips pop off easy enough) Fed the wire down to the door rubber trim, up between that and the dash, up the A pillar and then pressed into the headlining till the RVM
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Aye; it reeks Like Edinburgh used to be called Auld Reekie
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    E39 how should the bonnet / hood open

    That's not too bad; wouldn't overly worry about it not popping out fully. As long as you can get a finger to it to bring it all the way up, it's fine
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    E39 dash cam wiring

    If you look between the glovebox and inner wing, so to speak, there's a small screw there that goes straight to metal. I loosened that, clipped the earth connector to it and then tightened
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    E39 how should the bonnet / hood open

    As said, it could be that the latch is catching on the grille. However, the springs that are attached to the underneath of the bonnet could be gummed up too; so give them a thorough cleaning and a good spray with lithium grease too Same with where they lock into
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    Trump, like him or loath him?

    I stated a fact, that’s all. I'm not getting involved with this thread, just said my part and asked for the thread to not go arse over tit, again. Its already on the thinnest of thin ice...
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    E39 how should the bonnet / hood open

    As already said, it’s normal. Probably full of dirt/grime too. So, as suggested, give it a good clean/wash off with WD40, a gentle wire brushing too. Dry that off, spray the latch mechanism and locks with lithium grease & put a small amount of copper grease on the latch and slider itself. Work it in & free it all up and it’ll be fine. Repeat this every 6 months
  20. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-Y-BMW-5-SERIES-3-0-530I-SPORT-4D-AUTO-228-BHP/173958591694?hash=item2880bd74ce:g:q4cAAOSw6TtdI9M- This looks a belting car; super low miles, not a bad spec and a great colour... A good buy for sure for someone
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    Trump, like him or loath him?

    He said it on a basis of that they don't like the USA and their own country has its own issues etc.. He stated" "If you are not happy, if you are complaining all the time, you can leave,"... It's all over the news for the world to see that he didn't say it in a racist manner, more like shut up and sod off if you don't like it Lets please not turn this thread into a Trumps a Racist bashing thread either... There's too much being said; when it's not been thought about.
  22. d_a_n1979

    Amazon Prime Day - What you Buying?

    Hive thermostat with fitting so far; was £229, got it for £134! Crazy
  23. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Simple things... Swapped out the eBay special kidney grills to Schmiedmann grills (they're much better made and a lot heavier/made of better plastic: From: To: Car also booked in on Friday for new front top mounts and Eibach front lowering springs
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    ...and it all started with a 530d....

    Welcome on in
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    530i Auto or Manual

    Any update to your potential purchase @Marc P?
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