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eleanorsskipper last won the day on March 19 2018

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About eleanorsskipper

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    Now Poole. Finally!!
  • Interests
    Sailing, my boat, my car, Olympic standard lounging about. Imbibing (not with the car).
  • Occupation
    Maths teacher (retired)

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    540i M Sport touring. Aka The Beast

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  1. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Mine is coming with a ‘red’ cover, so I’ll need to cut it back & repaint, but at least the Beast’s wing mirrors will both power in now. mid love to get them to do that automatically when I lock the car though!!!
  2. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yippee! Got the bloody airbag light sorted!! Next is a replacement driver door mirror, and to sort out the inactive reversing lights! I will get to the bottom of this!
  3. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I need new boots for the beast too, so I put the veterans discount into Protyre here, and guess what, Exactly the same price as before. Buggers! After a full army career, I should get a discount if they say they'll give one! I get 10% at Halfords, so Protyre should step up too! Rant over.
  4. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Got the brakes, I'll do the pad change today. Lemforder arms collect tomorrow! Ouch, but Eurocarparts have a big discount code on them, got it down from £365, to £215. Not too shabby.
  5. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Well well! The brakes need replacing, as do the front suspension arms, (no real surprise there though), and it's getting new boots next week! Are the 540 arms different to other E39's? The reverse lights seem not to work either, which might be the gearbox controller or just the switch. Onwards & upwards, as they say!
  6. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Well the beast’s MOT doesn’t run out till 16th, so I’ve ordered the necessary for collection tomorrow. The gear selector mech is in now, but may be intermittent to start in ‘P’. Let’s hope the other issues are sorted though as a result of replacing it. Next is tyres and the usual suspension arm issue. It now had a major service too, so should be ‘cooking on gas’ as they say! R
  7. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I feel your pain too!
  8. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    That’s good to know. It’s got the sports seats, and there are no dents anywhere. I have the original documents, with the original spec sheet. I think £5k is about right. It’ll serve someone very well, I’m sure. It’s just impractical for round town, and that’s what I do now. R
  9. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It gets its mot on 1 March.
  10. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    That’s good to know. It’s got the sports seats, and there are no dents anywhere. I have the original documents, with the original spec sheet. I think £5k is about right. It’ll serve someone very well, I’m sure. It’s just a bit impractical for round town, and that’s what I do now. R
  11. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I’m retired now, so want to spend more time on the boat. Mooring is north of £35/night if I visit ports on the south coast & the 540 coats me about £40/month just to own. With a view on the future, I kinda need to rationalise my expenditure. That & since I’ll only be driving it round town @ about 13-15 to the gallon, it’s become a bit rich. As to work needing doing, all the underbody has been done, together with the Jack points. There is one small patch of rust just above the rhf of the rear bumper, and there are minor surface scratches, but essentially it’s all there. I’ve even got a set of facelift headlights for it yet to be fitted. R
  12. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Just over 180k. had the g/box drained, new filter end refilled. New fuel pump and steering pump too!
  13. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Well my learned friends, There was a car identical to mine in Lymington, which went for circa £7000. It was dark green & had the full phone pack ( mine only has the base station), and electric seats which mine doesn’t. However , mine has a full document pack with all the sport upgrades from day 1, including the original purchase spec sheet and will have a full detailed service and a 12 month MOT. So..... what do you think I should be looking for, both price wise and as a replacement? (Please be gentle!) R
  14. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

  15. eleanorsskipper

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Need to take some advice on that one. It’ll need a little TLC before it goes though. Sort out the pixels, and renew the drivers door aperture seal. R
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