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    E39 530d & E46 M3, E38 750il, Fiat Coupe 20vt

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  1. LukeH

    E39 audio upgrade.

    I fitted a Chinese unit and it’s been great - as have many of my friends. Sure they’re not the last word in sound quality but perfectly good enough, and will probably be an improvement over your current OEM items with much improved functionality. I forget the name of the one I’ve got, I think it’s Xtrons or something like that, it was an eBay special. Fits in the dash well and looks fairly OEM. I’d definitely get another if I changed car ect. You could of course retro fit the OEM nav set up - I have done this previously to another car and it’s quite a mission but perfectly do able, but costly, a lot of effort and the end result isn’t that good In terms of features or SQ, so not the best option unless you must have OEM at any cost, which for that particular car I did. You could just add a Grom audio BT3 to your current set up, you’d lose the Cd changer option but gain music streaming and hands free calls, fitting is easy and they’re only about £130.
  2. LukeH

    2003 530i Sport Manual Diff Upgrade

    Stu - just use a diff from a 530i that came with an auto box. I’ve performed the same swap with my 330ci track car going from a 2.91 to 3.38 and the difference is profound, and it’s still perfectly usable on the motorway. Ive also recently gone to a 4.1 on my M3 from a 3.64, it’s the simplest way to make your car feel a little more sprightly.
  3. LukeH

    OEM/Stock M5 exhaust

    Ah ok, he has a whole system, though the rear boxes have been deleted. It doesnt sound half bad, but I’ve only heard the car on idle.
  4. LukeH

    OEM/Stock M5 exhaust

    Which parts do you need? A friend of mine is breaking one.
  5. Might be of interest to some Breaking 2002 BMW E39 M5 Le Mans Blue, Through Load Interior, Hi-Fi & SatNav TV https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163703057270
  6. LukeH

    3.64 CWP

    Make me an offer dan, what’s it worth to you? I’m in Bristol but could meet you somewhere mid way.
  7. LukeH

    3.64 CWP

    Not so far away then.
  8. LukeH

    3.64 CWP

    I’ve got a whole E46 M3 diff, it’s noisy as there may be a bearing issue but the CWP should be ok. Where are you based?
  9. LukeH

    e39 coding guru required

    No flaps on mine! But yes that should go quite well I’d say.
  10. LukeH

    e39 coding guru required

    That’s great news, I was sure he’d be able to sort you out. Now time to get get out and enjoy the car!
  11. LukeH

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Got back in the old girl after sitting for 11 weeks, started perfectly - good battery!
  12. LukeH

    LED flickering Mains

    Most relays I’ve ever seen have a diagram & PIN numbers written on the side so it shouldn’t be too taxing to work out. The mint green BMW ones should work well for your application if you’ve got any of those handy.
  13. LukeH

    LED flickering Mains

    They might, but I’d try the relay as suggested above, it’ll cost next to nothing and no wait for parts from China.
  14. LukeH

    E39 Headlight upgrade - Anyone breaking

    I’ve got a set of Hella Facelift Halogens that I’ve been saving for a rainy day, they’ve only seen about 3 years use and were bought from ECP as replacements. Adjusters intact and lenses in very good condition - no clouding and never been polished. What would you be willing to pay?
  15. LukeH

    LED flickering Mains

    As far as I can tell cold checks are done whenever the bulb/led/whatever is “cold” I.E not turned on. These checks still happen consistently while the ign is on/engine running/driving. I turned mine off and no more flicker - I must have the LCM IV on a 2002 id imagine.