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Everything posted by d_a_n1979

  1. Either way; looks an uber clean car and would be a good motor for someone; dirt cheap too IMO https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/01-BMW-E39-530I-AUTO-M-SPORT-INDIVIDUAL-IMPORT-FSH-XENON-2-TONE-LEATHER-DE-TACH/323835959486?hash=item4b662098be:g:-ewAAOSwSyRcxhOB
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Looks like they're out of stock currently on the gloss grilles: https://www.schmiedmann.com/en/bmw-E39/kidneys-outside-mouldings-etc-pg269-catn-ol
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    Should my E39 have a telephone?

    All sim cards come in a 3 piece holder now; full size, micro sim and then nano sim. With the age of your phone, it could be that it needs the full size sim, but may also need to be in a credit card sized plastic holder. So have a look and see where & how the sim connection is located and you'll have to see if a) the SIM will sit where necessary and b.) whether you'll need to fashion an adapter for it to fit properly. GiffGaff sim card comes in a small plastic holder now; it used to be the size of a credit card etc
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    E61 - Four wheel alignment.

    Moved to the E60 section for you pal where you'll get better coverage and answers from relevant E60 series owners Re the alignment; all sorts can cause this to be out (suspension bushes/arms/tyres etc), so it is best to get it all checked over thoroughly etc I've just had a Hunter alignment done on my E39 touring and it made a massive difference. You could see the tyres had a little bit of uneven wear on the fronts, mainly, the alignment has got the wheels to where they should be now and it handles so much better too. If you can, take it to your local Hunter alignment place and see what they say and then take it from there
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    Top gear mk3

    Enjoyed it Natural humour and they gelled well together; no Chris Evans ego and no Le Blanc 'stiff reading off a placard' etc... Plus Fred's a local lad; so I'm biased
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Got them from Schmiedmann pal Wouldn't use any others TBH. These fit perfectly and are super tight!
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    530i Manual - Feels 'Flat'

    OEM MAF or after market? How is it with the MAF unplugged? Fuel filter; how olds that? Any codes?
  8. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    They look well:
  9. 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
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    Rear brake overhaul

    Meyle do a full rebuild kit for the rears on the 530i E39s, not that expensive. Wonder if they do them for your V8 beast? As already said, get the part numbers off RealOEM and see what crops on eBay from the decent resellers like C3BMW and BMWmotormec
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Looks immaculate Keith Get some decent gloss black grilles; would finish it off IMO Not bothering washing mine here; it's blowing a hoolie and sunny one minute; thundering down the next! Wheels are clean, that'll do
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Replaced the heater valve in the engine bay with a new one and topped up coolant. Changed the HVAC control panel too as that was part of the fault and power drain. Changed the interior bulbs to LED bulbs Number plate crappy LEDs changed to better LEDs; no more warnings on the dash Waterless washed the rear alloys; impressed with the Chemical Guys stuff
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    E39 M5 Evolve charger kit

    Thought I'd leave this here
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    E39 audio upgrade.

    That Grom kit looks a perfect solution; shame I can't install it into my car
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    best place to buy new headlight for my 2000 e39

    Eurocarparts - Use their discount code. Unlike @DepthHoar - mine were fully sealed with the OEM Hella tape still. I replaced mine on my touring when I bought it back in March and they were c£500 for the pair. I made £280 on the original xenon headlights from someone who bought them to fix the adjusters. They were in excellent condition though apart from the adjusters being in pieces! Your broken lights will have value, so take that into consideration too
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    E39 dash cam wiring

    Thanks folks I've seen a few E39s now with the Nextbase dashcam wired in, with the Nextbase hardwire kit and it just fits, so will go with that for now. Any issues and I'll report back
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    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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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Tried my new waterless wash from Chemical Guys on my front alloys; they get filthy with the EBC Yellowstuff pads and Mtec grooved discs, so like to keep them clean as don't want to damage the lacquer etc.. It's great stuff and works really well; highly recommended It'll be staying in the boot now with a few cleaning towels
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    ABS warning light on - no codes

    The ABS light has come on this morning; just been to ECP to pick up some bits for the wife's car etc No codes logged etc, scanned with Carly for BMW, no error codes (bar the one for the faulty heater valve in the engine bay etc); cleared anyways, but lights still on Anyone any ideas re this? Could something have been disturbed yesterday when we fit the rear arms etc? Cheers
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    Replacing MAF Intake Upper and Lower Boots

    Yup; I use these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-AK7342-Extension-AdaPointor-Multicoloured/dp/B000WZF6TS/ref=sr_1_5?crid=IMBLAB39U9K8&keywords=1%2F4+flexible+drive&qid=1560591379&s=gateway&sprefix=1%2F4+flexi%2Caps%2C143&sr=8-5
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    Windscreen wind noise

    Don't hold back with info like this I've had a few MG ZTs and they use the same spacers; not all the glass techs know this, so if they're there, they need to be used and they'll thank you for it as it'll save them having to come out again & again My MG ZT estate had x4 windscreens because the first 3 didn't use the spacers and reused the trim, which is a no-no. I told them that but they ensured me that things had changed... Ended up with one of the senior managers coming out (suit & tie etc ) he came out in the car with me; could hear the noise straight away and asked me to take it back to their local depot. He removed and refitted the screen himself, using the spacers which they had in and zero issues afterwards... Someone got a bollocking that day!
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    Replacing MAF Intake Upper and Lower Boots

    Get to them with a small screwdriver pal; fiddly but the only way Can you get a picture of the other section you mention; can't think where you mean. But, I think its the piece that just holds them together and the grooves are for the jubilee clips to sit flush...? Maybe?!
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    E39 - Broken ash tray cover (I am an idiot)

    Like you said; if it sits flush now; I'd just glue the lid back down Something like Araldite would be better than superglue IMO; or another contact adhesive glue. Just use sparingly so if you need to sort it again, you can get it undo easy'ish
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    E39 530i SE Touring

    Some great work there and a superb project Nice to see another 530i touring on here; there's not many How are you rating the AP coilovers and what's making you consider going back to bags on the rear?
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    Retrofit rear parking sensors

    I don't have any parking sensors fitted to my touring; find that quite odd TBH Can the OEM ones be retrofitted; if so, what parts are needed bar sensors and loom (or can this be made up) Or, can anyone recommend an aftermarket solution that works well and isn't some £15 jobby off eBay? Cheers