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  1. d_a_n1979

    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    That's how the ones on my touring were. Fronts were both split, rears looked ok, but shrunken, if that makes sense. They came out very easily!
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    Eibach Sportline springs - who's running them?

    IMO keep it as it is... I think it looks better without the tyres tucked under the arches
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    Eibach Sportline springs - who's running them?

    No worries; however, coilovers such as D2s and BCs don't squeak or ride to hard at all; they're very well made and designed well; perfect for the E39 and you can have the ride as soft or hard as you want But agree at c£750 UK Sterling; they're more expensive than fitting Sportline springs. However, IMO, to fit them, you'd be best off using decent shocks (Bilstein B6s or B8s) to allow for their drop as 50mm will kill OEM shock absorbers soon enough, as they are simply not designed to be compressed that much Those and the springs cost the same, if not more, than the aforementioned coilovers etc But horses for courses; each to their own and it's your budget. I still stand by though that to get the depth and stance you want, coilovers are the best way. There are some good lower priced coilovers out there such as AP (made by the KW company); they're c£500 UK Sterling; personally I wouldn't go cheaper than those
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    530d or 535d?

    Who said?! Ray Charles...?! I and a lot of others will disagree
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    Eibach Sportline springs - who's running them?

    If they're not listed on the website then I'd say they don't do them IMO the Pro-kit springs lower enough on a Sport E39; if you want lower, I'd go coilovers personally. Least that way you can adjust to the height you want, whenever you want!
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    530d or 535d?

    Does it need to be an E60 @McPikie? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/02-BMW-530D-SPORT-TOURING-AUTO-SILVER-BLACK-LEATHER-81-000-FULL-SERVICE-HISTORY/283743880649?hash=item42107405c9:g:tmYAAOSwJUBdzpfn
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    530d or 535d?

    You'd be best to ask this in the relevant E60 section further down the homepage @McPikie - it'll get lost in here as it's just general chat
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    530i PAS reservoir cap washer

    Picture off RealOEM pal, looks to be the correct seal! Wondering if yours is misshapen with age/tightening of the cap etc
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    530i PAS reservoir cap washer

    Have you tried to warm it up in warm-hot water and see if it'll loosen off a bit before fitting it (use some fairly liquid too)?
  10. ALL BLW alloys are on here: http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/ Use the top drop down box to find the E60 and then find Style 172 (the 19" 'Spider' alloys the E60's were spec'd with) This shows you that the front offset is 18 and rear offset is 32 on the Spiders So, you could go 15/20mm spacers up front and 15mm spacers should be fine on the rears, but again it looks like you'd be fine to use 20mm Keep the tyres the same size as OEM specs (245/35 fronts and 275/30 rears) and you'll be fine Make sure you get decent spacers and their longer wheel bolts, such as Bimecc or Precision Auto Engineering (both easily findable on eBay) or, you could go one better and go for a stud conversion kit such at Mteconline 82mm kit, which alloys for a spacer up to 20mm.
  11. https://www.horsepower-motor-centre.co.uk/used-cars/10521531-bmw-5-series-3.0-530i-sport-touring-5dr/ Looks well; a touch pricey IMO as it looks like it could do with a bit of TLC (I mean, for a dealer, they could have at least cleaned it inside and out before taking pics) £4-4.5k every day of the week IMO, maybe less depending on what condition the suspension & cooling system are in etc
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    E39 530i touring in Tonbridge

    Aye; just had a better look and seen that myself (was on the iPad first but now sat at my Mac) £3k tops with all that IMO
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    Car part suppliers - Autodoc and others.

    I do get that re Lemforder; unfortunately I've had issues with their stuff in the past, as I have with OEM BMW, but never Meyle! They're as good, if not better IMO Re their online shops: BMWmotormec: http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/BMW-MOTORMEC?_rdc=1 Carpartscentre (johnnyboy-1): http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/THE-NO1-CAR-PARTS-CENTRE?_rdc=1 C3BMW: https://www.c3bmw.co.uk/ All you need is the relevant part number off RealOEM and away you go
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    Car part suppliers - Autodoc and others.

    C3BMW and BMWmotormec get my votes pal; for Meyle HD stuff. I personally rate Meyle HD highly and don't get hung up over Lemforder parts TBH Never had any issues with them at all; have unfortunately had a couple of bits fail since I've been using them from around 2014 (BMWmotormec that is) and they sorted the replacement and refunded in no time at all, where necessary. They're on eBay, but they're easy enough to find and C3BMW have their own website also
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    Be wary - E39 525i Sport Touring

    Mileage seems to be fine as the MOT history backs it up Wondering if non original clocks fitted due to diff pixels etc? Looks an ok car otherwise
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Nope, not daft all, I do the same The lads at the MOT place I use always say they like to work on my cars as they’re ultra clean and they always get them in first as they know they’ll pass with no issues
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    Has anyone tried Konis on an e39?

    Well thought of over the Pond on bimmerforums.com FYI Which B's were you going for; the B6s or B8s and with which springs?
  18. Thanks; the drive makes my car sit funny at times. As you can see, it slightly kinks, but also leans to the neighbours driveway, to allow run off It's standard ride height on the rear (as far as I know as I've never messed with it bar replacing the shocks and top mounts) and Eibach pro-kit springs on the front. It's as low as I want to go; as it does catch some speed humps at times, but usually when it's fully loaded
  19. Up to Glasgow today to buy this Decided that diesel and I do not get on; so the land-barge went yesterday and this was collected today These are pics from the seller; it's covered just over 85k miles and drives faultlessly... Had plenty of work to it, just needs my touch
  20. First full detail of 2020: Full detailed wash (arches scrubbed (absolutely full of cack off the country lanes), front wings, doors and sills de-tarred, window shuts carefully power washed (again, full of cack from the country roads), tyres scrubbed, snow foamed, rinsed, washed, risned, towel dried, black plastics and tyres treated) It'll probably last a week and need doing again
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Full detailed wash (arches scrubbed (absolutely full of cack off the country lanes), front wings, doors and sills de-tarred, window shuts carefully power washed (again, full of cack from the country roads), tyres scrubbed, snow foamed, rinsed, washed, risned, towel dried, black plastics and tyres treated) It'll probably last a week and need doing again
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    Why I've ended up with an e39.

    Typical Seymour Pope price unfortunately; they've had it for a while and at that price, no wonder! It's, IMO, a £5-£6k car, if that, every day of the week and it only appeals to a very niche market. It is not an £8.5k car at all!
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    Drivers door glass

    Put the last 7 digits of your cars VIN into the box at the top of the homepage on RealOEM and it'll bring up your exact car. Look through the diagrams till you find the glazing and it'll tell you which glass you have installed. If you get stuck; give @cotswoldbmwmini a call and see if they can dig further
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    Front Central Jacking Point

    Belt and braces pal
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    Front Central Jacking Point

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Araldite®-Rapid-24ml-Syringe-Epoxy/dp/B006JYPNUI/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1BPDSMA2DG37L&keywords=araldite&qid=1578484362&sprefix=aral%2Caps%2C187&sr=8-5 It'll never come off after that stuff
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