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  1. 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
  2. Fitted a Grom Audio Bluetooth kit to my touring this morning and it works perfectly Lucky enough to find it brand new/unused on eBay Fitted it this morning, ran the Bluetooth/handsfree mic from the drivers A pilar, along the top door seal/under the B pillar trim, along the passenger door top seal. down the C pillar and tucked in between the trim and bolster, down between the seat and rear boot cover and tucked the Grom box in there with all the wiring. It simply connects to the CD changer plugs, if you've a CD changer, if not, they're in that loom, so easy to uncover Took me all of 20mins to sort Now have Bluetooth music playback and hands-free connectivity This is the kit I've bought: https://gromaudio.co.uk/products/bluetooth-hands-free-and-a2dp-car-kits/bmw-mini-rover-bluetooth-integration-kit-677.html
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fitted a Grom Audio Bluetooth kit to my touring this morning and it works perfectly Lucky enough to find it brand new/unused on eBay Fitted it this morning, ran the Bluetooth/handsfree mic from the drivers A pilar, along the top door seal/tucked under the top of the B pillar trim, along the passenger door top seal, down the C pillar and tucked in between the trim and bolster, down between the seat and rear boot cover (in the touring, this is where some of the stereo components are and obviously the tops of the rear shocks/bags are etc, sop plenty of room) and tucked the Grom box in there with all the wiring. It simply connects to the CD changer plugs, if you've a CD changer,;if not, they're in that loom, so easy to uncover Took me all of 20mins to sort Now have Bluetooth music playback and hands-free connectivity
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    Non-Genuine Wheel Centre Caps - eBay, etc

    I've used these a number of times: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Piece-Wheel-Centre-Emblems-Replacement/dp/B07PG1JF77/ref=sr_1_13?crid=30N1CQCL2XZN6&keywords=bmw+centre+caps&qid=1564996969&s=gateway&sprefix=bmw+cen%2Caps%2C148&sr=8-13 No issues with them at all; had them in all my winter alloys and no issues with peeling/fading and my pops-in-law has them in his alloys and again, no issues For £10 they're spot on
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    Brake upgrades

    Ah sorry pal; I hadn't read this thread properly and put 2 + 2 together that you were the seller
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    e39 touring to coil springs

    Speak to BMW Cotswolds and see what prices they quote you
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    Brake upgrades

    not sure if this will work: https://www.facebook.com/groups/127160300780560/permalink/1342690095894235/?sale_post_id=1342690095894235 Jonathan Pugh is the seller @NuckingFuts - if you’re on FB pal, might be worth dropping him a line
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    e39 touring to coil springs

    It's over my head sorry; no idea when it comes to stuff like this. Have you tried speaking to a local auto-sparky? FYI; Eibach springs cheaper here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eibach-Pro-Kit-Lowering-Springs-E2061-140-for-BMW-5-Touring/272444600493?epid=1909462601&hash=item3f6ef6b0ad:g:QSsAAOSwbdxc3UNB They're who I got my front Eibach springs from and they're genuine. Similar price on Amazon UK too IIRC
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    e39 touring to coil springs

    Get all new sensors; sorry to sound obvious, but wouldn't that sort your issues? If someone is local to you with IPNA as well; they may be able to reset the system as well, if it needs it/if it can be done?
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    Brake upgrades

    Isn't there a kit of with the PBMW calipers and discs that's being sold currently (either Facebook or M3 Cutters forum) that fits the E39 as it's got brackets for it? I was looking it it when I had my previous E39 saloon and it was c£1k, collected (discs, pads, brackets and calipers)
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    e39 touring to coil springs

    Everything I've read re going to coils on the rear is that it will be a firmer ride. There's loads of info via Google; it comes up readily, so worth having a dig around (it's mainly bimmerforurms and this forum that it crops up from) I'm not sure if the saloon springs fit as IIRC they're taller than you need; but could be wrong. I'm personally going to do all I can to keep the SLS on mine as I like the way it works, more so when the boots fully loaded etc; you won't get that with springs Have you thought about fitting all new bags, compressor sand sensors etc? Plenty of places that sell the full refurbed/warranted compressors
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    Stand by your beds

    Welcome to the forums? Do we call you Grizzwald or Clark? There's quite a lot of info re buying E39s in the E39 tech section further down the home page For me; my thoughts always go to the following: It MUST have service history (lotas of receipts showing work and maintenance; you can soon check the MOTs online, but receipts show car and attention) The cooling system is an achilles heel; so this needs to have been serviced. If not, budget c£500 for all parts and labour (unless you're a spanner monkey yourself) and change the stat, water pump, top/bottom hoses and coolant flush/refill at a minimum. The rads are ok; but they can go, so if it's old, change that out to along with the header tank (Behr is OEM, Nissens is a very good replacements also). Check air con works; if not may just be a simple regas, bad luck will mean there's a leak and it's probably the fan or condenser Check for rust, everywhere (rear valance, boot lid, rear arches, sills, jacking points, front wings, rear door shuts etc) Make sure all the electrics work, the dipping rear view mirror works (if it has one) etc Get the last 7 digits of the VIN and use one of the on;ie decode tools to get the full spec of the car as it came from factory Are you dead set on a 535i, what about 540i and 530i E39s? And, what's your budget?
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    Car Channel

    Personally I can't stand him; but he does well via his channel
  14. Another stunning example. Strong price though.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-BMW-E39-530i-SPORT-VELVET-BLUE-INDIVIDUAL-LCI-FACELIFT-Auto/333276884762?hash=item4d98d9af1a:g:v4IAAOSw6uVdOfvu
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    winter wheels

    Hoch ptweey... No
  16. Personally I'd rather have an E39
  17. Depending on the year, the later on, the headlights aren't 'bakeable' and either need to be dremmeled apart or fixed through the bulb openings.
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    winter wheels

    It was a good day tuesday; tried working my way around the bar but failed miserably They have 1/2 priced ale on Mondays and Tuesday, so it was a good day to go!
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    winter wheels

    Know it well pal; we were in Holmes Mill all day Tuesday My wife's family are all from Clitheroe ands Blackburn; live in Preston though now So are you Whalley/Langho/Ribchester/Copster Green way then?
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    winter wheels

    where are you pal? Feel free to update your profile so it shows here: <<<<<<<<<<
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    winter wheels

    For me, Camskill are the ones to beat. Blackcircles, MyTyres etc are always bloody expensive, even if fitting is included! Tyreleader are good though, they do well alongside camskill
  22. Looks a lovely example; high starting price though IMO & can see it not selling at that unless someone drops a last min bid on it ... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bmw-530i-e39-sport/264412008231?hash=item3d902f0f27:g:eioAAOSw5hVdPVbT
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    winter wheels

    £63 on Camskill: https://www.camskill.co.uk/m97b0s1472p144123/Petlas_Tyres_Winter_Snow_Car_Petlas_W651_SnowMaster_Petlas_W_651_-_225_50_R17_98V_XL_TL_Fuel_Eff_%3A_E_Wet_Grip%3A_C_NoiseClass%3A_3_Noise%3A_73dB
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    winter wheels

    Try Camskill or Tyreleader
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    Bluetooth music

    maybe look into grom audio or... Maybe something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Bluetooth-Module-Stereo-Aux-Audio-Music-Cable-Adapter-For-BMW-E60-Interface/133107403841?hash=item1efdd1cc41:g:RHUAAOSwd3NdJFKo
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