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  1. d_a_n1979

    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    What about getting a clear wrap fitted to protect the new shiny paintwork? Just a thought... Looks stunning though, gorgeous colour
  2. Car back from BMW Bowker in Preston Airbag recall done; full clean bill of health given too and a lot of compliments on how clean the car is underneath and inside; the technician loved how the car sat in midst of all the modern BMWs and said the E39 still had the best lines No sales talk; just a guy who likes working on the older BMWs
  3. 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
  4. Lively alloys. Can you PM me with a price for them please? Cheers
  5. Does anyone have a genuine BMW E39 staggered set they'd like to sell on? Ideally in excellent condition (or happy with rough condition, as long as there's no cracked/buckles/welds etc and the price is sensible), really not bothered re tyres as I'd be putting new ones on anyway Happy to collect if local enough or sort a courier collection Cheers
  6. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Careful with those tyres; they're not very good and go rock hard, very quickly. I know a few folks that have run them and they've been bloody awful
  7. Thanks pal Are you able to send my details to whomever is selling them; so I can discuss/get pictures etc? Feel free to PM me re this Cheers
  8. d_a_n1979

    M5 Mirrors Genuine or fake?

    Yeah; there's always the hassle of what condition they're in though. Sometimes it's best to get brand new; least they'll have a warranty to them then and, as far as I can tell, they're plug n play! Mstyle ones: https://www.mstyle.co.uk/bmw-5-series/e39/exterior-styling/mirrors-mirror-covers-accessories/mstyle-mirrors-electric-fold-saloon-touring.html I'm probably going to go for these myself; I'd rather replace the fix TBH
  9. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Dropped off to Bowker BMW in Preston for the airbag recall Told them not to wash or valet the car seeing as I did it yesterday and they'd never get it to that level
  10. d_a_n1979

    M5 Mirrors Genuine or fake?

    What about aftermarket ones (SSDD, Mstyle)?
  11. d_a_n1979

    M5 Mirrors Genuine or fake?

    IIRC that's way over priced. If they were fully functional with everything needed, then maybe £250, but not a chance as it is £150 for the mirrors maybe, with luck. They're broken, so until fixed, they're not worth their normal prices IMO
  12. Not too hard when you know a decent engineering firm
  13. Do you know what, after giving it the detail & attention today and taking the pictures, you might be on to something And yes, 18s will be the finishing touch
  14. Ebay pal, came from Germany in around 4 days https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-series-E39-Touring-Estate-1997-2004-Premium-Rubber-Boot-Mat-Tray-Fitted/362552537442?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  15. d_a_n1979

    E39 M5 Front Bleed Nipples

    Have a look on Brakes International
  16. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Cleaned, very deeply See my projects
  17. Finally got round to actually washing the car myself; plus a full bottom inside (it needed it) It's been thoroughly cleaned inside and out and given a good coating of wax too; wheels cleaned as best as I can, they're presentable for now, until I source their replacements A few shots of the alcantara interior too; it's a lovely place to be (until I wear my leaking Rohan gilet and there are feathers everywhere and they're a sod to hoover up) Some pictures for you, just for Keith ( @Loadmaster ) too of it 'on my drive'
  18. Still looking I really don't want tyres; so alloys only ideally
  19. d_a_n1979

    Rear Door Cards

    I would have thought so... Saloons & touring are the same, just the touring carries on where the saloon left off
  20. d_a_n1979

    Carly not connecting

    Not sure if anyone knows much about Carly I use the Android app and the genuine Carly Bluetooth dongle It'll connect to the engine ECU and read diagnostics; but it can't see any other ECUs to do any coding Anyone any ideas re this
  21. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Been delivery central today Various suspension parts landed and more en-route Rear upper shock mounts ordered too as current ones are banging over hard bumps in the road Aftermarket gloss black kidney grilles fitted; they look well; but aren't the best fit. They'll do for now and I'll probably get some Schmiedmann ones ordered soon enough; the ones I had fitted to my previous 530i were faultless and fitted perfectly Had the crappy aftermarket Clifford alarm removed too; stupid installation in Japan; they'd spliced into all sorts of wiring, so a local auto-sparky has done me a favour and yanked it all out
  22. d_a_n1979

    Dodgy Ebay advert?

    Just forget about it and move on You've been advised to leave it be; if you really want it, make arrangements to go and see it, but you've been warned! Amny more faffing with this seller and you'd be doing a lot of time wasting!
  23. d_a_n1979

    Dodgy Ebay advert?

    Walk away... It's clear the seller doesn't give a shit
  24. d_a_n1979

    Dodgy Ebay advert?

    Walk away; find a better one The advert is about as shit as they get; so on that basis, I'd pass on by also!
  25. d_a_n1979

    M5 Mirrors Genuine or fake?

    Appears to be right; they're the ones saved in my eBay parts watchlist, same numbers as OEM BMW