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  1. d_a_n1979

    AlexGSi2000 - e39 M5

    Sounds absolutely superb Alex
  2. Stunning condition https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-5-SERIES-530i-Sport-Auto-Saloon-2002-only-25000-miles-Perfect-M-Sport/274544087002?item=274544087002&pageci=97a4478d-70d7-4810-b7bb-b0a894e5ac7a&redirect=mobile
  3. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Drove it, first time in a week... Got it absolutely filthy too as the weather's foul as 40 arseholes here currently
  4. d_a_n1979

    E39 530i - Jap import

    Thats a good write up Martin, thanks... There are a certain few in here that think Jap import cars are death traps and 'tonced up shitters'... Fortunately those of us that are lucky enough to own these well looked after and nigh on pristine cars know better How's the sale going by the way, much interest or mainly time wasters?
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    This is what I've used in the past: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bilt-Hamber-Hydrate-80-500ml/dp/B00672US20/ref=sr_1_36?dchild=1&keywords=rust+converter&qid=1603972409&sr=8-36 As others have said; needs to be taken back to as close to bare metal as possible and then treated from there Hammerite Krust is good also and that'll be in Halfords
  6. It might be that a stud conversion kit won't work also and you'll need what are called 'Tuner lugs' that are a longer wheel bolt but with an internal drive spline; rather than a socket head I know the likes of the Japan Racing alloys require these I personally use the Mteconline 82mm stud conversion on my touring; but I'm running OEM Style 66s currently and there's zero issues with wheel bolt clearances; same with previous Style 37s and LMs via BMAutosport also You need to see what the alloys are able to take bolt-wise and go from there; ask the retailer you're getting them from and see what they suggest
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    Oh balls... That looks fairly aggressive; maybe time for a bit of harsher treatment with a wire brush and sandpaper; sand it right back to metal and then treat and respray. Hopefully you'll catch it before it's gone too far
  8. d_a_n1979

    Rear wheel toe in question

    Camber and toe both need checking; I'd say something deffo amiss and probably seized too As Dunc said; Hunter alignment is a superb tool and if you've one local; deffo get them to check it all
  9. d_a_n1979

    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    Thanks I've polybushed many cars; but they've always been on Honda's and Mitsubihi's etc For me I wouldn't polybush a car like my touring or previous saloons TBH; too much vibration and too firm a ride for what I'd want; if it were an E46 330i b road nooligan; I could understand etc But the rear subframe bushes on the E39s do seem to take a battering; so it could be a consideration for the future if I need to replace them again
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    540i exhaust Backbox delete

    Yes sorry, twin tips etc... For example this is what I'm thinking of fitting to my touring in the near future https://www.schmiedmann.com/en/bmw-E39/1938179-new?product=SCM39MTR270
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    540i exhaust Backbox delete

    It's a personal call but for me I prefer the dual tip exhaust, think it suits the E39 really well. That and the OEM single design really... Yours looks well, just wondered why you'd gone with the single tip etc
  12. d_a_n1979

    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    A great project this Exhaust looks well too; just commented on the other thread... How do you find the rear end of your 540i with the polybushed mounts? My touring is rock hard on the suspension its on; couldn't consider polybushes at all for my personal liking, but then again the touring rear shocks are firmer than the saloons as far as I'm aware
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    540i exhaust Backbox delete

    You've had a good job done there; looks very neat What made you stick with the single tail pipe rather than go for a twin exit style pipe etc? For me, that sounds perfect. Not stupidly loud, but not too subtle either. The right level of grumble for a V8 on an E39 saloon
  14. Could very much be a sticking caliper/stuck slider pins; but could also be suspension arms/inner tie rods/track rod ends or crap behind the disc mating face etc... Could also be pad deposits built up on the disc face etc Needs to be thoroughly checked out as @Qasim said - no point in guessing TBF
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    The E39 range is 25 years old.

    This ^^^ !!! The E39s IMO will outlast all of the 5'ers that followed it mechanicals wise; it's just whether folk keep them in tip-top nick when it comes to the body work etc... It shows you as well re the E6x and F1x range now that their prices are really dropping; more so if they've motorway miles and are probably due a bloody big service/bill...! Unfortunately the E39 does now fall in to 'shitter' category; in which you see a LOT of owners that frequent the Facebook groups think that's all they are; god forbid anyone tells them that decent ones that are looked after & maintained are going for more than £0.50p and a bag of Wotsits
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    Autobox clunk when engaging reverse

    You haven't. Itll be giubo or the prop bearing... Get it on a ramp and checked over, personally if buy them & just get them replaced. Febi Bilstein for the donut FYI, c£60
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    E61 535d

    Looks a lovely spec & car https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FULLY-LOADED-2008-BMW-535D-3-0-Twin-Turbo-M-Sport-Auto-Touring-530d-ESTATE/143763920822?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225076%26meid%3D05e9af99255848f491acc0afb454b267%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D224174141266%26itm%3D143763920822%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A46d40139-177a-11eb-aa20-32d4f954abdf|parentrq%3A648fda7f1750a77d3d1d7441fff114dc|iid%3A1
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    E39 530i - Jap import

    That's how the spoiler sits on the E39 Sport saloon ; not a strange position at all Insurance isn't affected really; just need to be clear that it's an import when you get quotes etc Imported cars are very common now, so prices aren't really affected
  19. https://www.seymourpope.com/used-vehicle-details/BMW-5-Series-U433/ Another dangerous rust bucket Jap import on the shores Looks a lovely motor
  20. d_a_n1979

    Newbie E39 535i

    Welcome on in Full & busy E39 tech section further down the homepage for all your tech needs @Tims is a breaker of cars on these forums; if you're on Facebook; seek out Simon Garland; his eBay shop is Rotrip FYI: https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/rotripbmwspares
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    Welcome to the forums Nick Ask your technical questions in the relevant E39 tech section further down the homepage; you'll get better coverage and answers there
  22. d_a_n1979

    Where do you get your E60/E61 parts from??

    No worries You could try Autodoc but their delivery times are stupid and personally I've had issues and won't use them again due to this... Re brakes, stick to ATE, Jurid, Textar, Brembo (discs, not pads) and Pagid
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    Where do you get your E60/E61 parts from??

    C3BMW and BMWmotormec are my go to's http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/BMW-MOTORMEC?_rdc=1 www.c3bmw.co.uk I also use my local motorfactors for Moog etc The others I use arw: http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/THE-NO1-CAR-PARTS-CENTRE?_rdc=1 And https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/tierod69 For bearings, you want to stick with OEM BMW or FAG only IMO
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    Camber bolts Position question

    Don't forget that the E39s do sit lower on the right hand side due to battery placement etc