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

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  1. LukeH

    Durability of E39 diesel manual boxes?

    Pretty much, I don’t remember it being at all challenging, I did it one night after work. Mind you I do have access to a lift so getting under is no problem.
  2. LukeH

    Durability of E39 diesel manual boxes?

    It could be a combination of th engine & gearbox mounts, these are old cars now so anything rubber based can be suspect. I must admit I didn’t try that test, but I could feel the engine/gearbox moving around while cornering/braking. The N/S one is pretty easy to change so I started with that, and haven’t needed to go any further. The replacement made a huge difference to the feel of the car overall, I didn’t realise how bad it was.
  3. LukeH

    Durability of E39 diesel manual boxes?

    I had clunking when my guibo failed, and also my gear lever moved around which turned out to be the n/s engine mount in two halfs, so might be worth checking out.
  4. LukeH

    EGR bits for E39 530d Manual

    Mine has been blanked for years and never noticed any smells of any sort before or after.
  5. LukeH

    Style 37 Parallels Wanted E39

    I have, was going to go the eBay route this weekend as it happens! Are in need of a full refurb but are all round, crack free and proper E39 fitment.
  6. Removed from my M5 around 7 or so years ago and stored away ever since. E39 M5 pre face lift steering wheel with tri colour stitching, complete with buttons & duel stage air bag. Sadly there are are a few storage marks, I have tried to picture these as best as possible, and hopefully they will be less apparent over the next few days as the leather relaxes. Looking for £100, collection from Bristol area preferred but will post if needed.
  7. Having a bit of a clear out and came across these, which I believe are fairly rare. I used these many years ago until their condition deteriorated to what you see in the picture, I.E they could do with a darn good polish! The adjusters seem to be ok, but assume they will need replacing. Collection from Bristol area preffered but would post if it’s worth my while. Looking for £100, would make a good set of lights with a little work, and a little bit different to the norm. All mounting points present, but I can’t guarantee the operation of the bulbs.
  8. LukeH

    LED lights

    I’ve got indicators & main beam, as above coded out cold check to eliminate flickering. Have been tempted to try brake lights but as of yet haven’t got round to acquiring any.
  9. LukeH

    High obc retrofit for 2019

    I bought the complete kit from a guy on here who was breaking his car and had fitted it previously. June 17 according to my PM’s lol.
  10. LukeH

    540 starter motor

    I’ve changed one on a 540 from underneath, I don’t remember it being terribly difficult, just patience needed. Cant remember what needed to be removed but I’m fairly sure it wasn’t anything significant.
  11. LukeH

    High obc retrofit for 2019

    I do indeed, somewhere. I’ve not seen it for 18 months or so but it should be around.
  12. LukeH

    New pads and discs

    What he said! I barely notice any noise from mine, though I’m not using an aggressive pad with them. As mentioned though it’s definitely work painting the bells with something or they’ll look rusty after the first puddle you drive through, although I think now they do fancy finishes to stop that happening.