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  1. I know this topic has been covered a few times but I’m useless at searching for stuff (just ask the mrs ) I really wanted to keep my OE nav and screen setup but it seems I’m fighting a losing battle with my BM54 and the nav works when it wants too but is still dated. So I have been looking at the touchscreen ones on the ‘bay but bewildered by the choice. I don’t want to pay a lot cos I’m tight so no NBT or anything fancy. Hopefully I can sell my mint widescreen OE unit for £100-£120 so ideally I will only want to add another couple of hundred to it. I want an Android based one yes ? Heard talk about these Eonon units, anyone have any reviews about these ? Also what’s the going rate for the extra lead I need to connect to my multiplayer in the boot ? Tia, Chris
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    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    They told me the power would be increased from the puny 25w up to 45 or 50w. Is this a big improvement Luke ? I have already changed the standard front speakers for an Infinity set up with tweeters but obviously the standard BM54 output doesn’t really push them.
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    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    This was the original plan when the BM54 started playing up. Already been in contact with them to discuss the upgrade and have some phono’s added. But then the nav drive (mk4) started being glitchy as well so thats why I’ve started looking at these Xtrons/Eonon units. The quote from Cartronics to fix both units is more expensive than the link to the one I’ve posted above.
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    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    Thanks for the input guys. @Chris28 that looks really good but not really what I’m after. I loathe getting rid of my OE setup so anything that replaces it must look at least similar
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    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    Busterbvi are these not the same then for considerably cheaper ? Whats the average price for the 5m lead to link screen to boot anyone ? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332883442007
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    Strange noise !

    Morning chaps, I seem to be getting a strange noise when reversing. like a slight rattling, light grinding when I reverse car. Doesn’t happen when I just engage reverse (auto) only when I creep backwards ? Not had a chance to get it up on a lift yet so no idea exactly where it’s coming from. Handbrake assembly ? Although this is working, not brilliantly I might add. Any thoughts ?
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    Strange noise !

    I’m thinking of something along those lines. Just found out it doesn’t do it all the time ! My friendly mech is going to have a look on Saturday so hopefully it’s something silly.
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    Strange noise !

    Not 100% it’s not the box Dan but like I said it does not do it when stationary and reverse is selected only when I start to move .
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    Noob question

    Just a quick one I have a 6 cylinder petrol engine. Which cylinder is number 1 ? Is this the first one (grill end) or do they start at the windscreen and work forward ? Noob question I know
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    Noob question

    Got a Delfi one in the end £44 deduct with code £27.62
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    Noob question

    Got one now from europarts £27.62 Fitted and code cleared, no more misfire Happy days Thanks for your help mate.
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    Noob question

    Cool, thanks for that. Any particular make I should go for regarding coil packs ? I think one of mine is on the way out
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    Will these fit ?

    Finally tracked down some Breyton Inspiration alloys in a 19” size I have been chasing for quite some time ! Unfortunately I have a nagging doubt that the rears will fit under the arches Rears are currently running 275 tyres which look slightly stretched. ET is a low 19 10j wide. Fronts should fit ok though as they are 9j but with the same ET running 245 tyres. Im assuming I would need at least a 10mm spacer on the rear as well which in my mind will push them out to far ! Any thoughts you wheel gurus out there ?
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    Will these fit ?

    I would rather sell them on than get that new one powder-coated Dan ! The polished lip is the look I want because it will enhance the width of the lip. Breaking through the powder-coat will be the problem I think ? I do have a spare wheel to practice on One refurber suggested bead blasting but could not provide anymore details ? What I need is a good old fashioned wheel polisher non of this new fangled diamond cut malarkey ! On a sidenote, I could not even polish my headlamps (even with a 3m kit and buying extra pads) and had to get a professional in to do it at the end because I could not get it 100%
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    Will these fit ?

    I really am starting to wish I had never purchased these Breytons I seem to be getting nothing but heartache and frustration with one problem after another ! Firstly I had the buckled hub on one of them Then problems trying to get some center caps that actually fitted due to their oddball size. Now I cannot get the lips polished as I want (I don't want diamond cut) Just got off the phone after phoning (nearly) every wheel refurber in Bristol !! The problem is my spokes overhang the lip almost at the point where they touch the wheel. A diamond cutting machine will not get into that little crevice anyway and according to one wheel refurber there is not much call for polishing so they sold the machine. The brand new wheel I purchased from Germany came with a polished lip but the others look to be powder-coated inc lips.
  16. Where did you get the brace from Dan ? Any noticeable improvement or is it early days yet ? Smashing work but maybe you need to take that other headlamp out to fully benefit the cold air feed
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    Inlet Camshaft Sensor

    Hi Phill, can you quote me on the price of a Inlet Cam Sensor to fit BMW E39 2003 525i (M54b25) auto. Reg is R10 CGJ Thanks
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    Inlet Camshaft Sensor

    Received today ! Many thanks, Chris
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    Inlet Camshaft Sensor

    Money sent Phill
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    Inlet Camshaft Sensor

    Thank you very much. Will be ordering this on Thursday
  21. Weird one this ! About once in about fifty times my car will not tickover. Always starts 1st time on the button. Every now and again it will start (but doesn’t sound quite right) and it will tickover but the minute you touch the accelerator pedal it cuts out. Sometimes I can get it to rev through the range (with no misfiring) but as soon as the revs come back to tickover it will cut out. I haven’t yet checked the codes but when it does this there are no lights on the dash. Repeatedly turning on and off for 2 mins and it then drives perfectly again with no misfiring and no loss of power Its an auto so it’s most annoying as it starts ok but the minute you put it in drive and go to pull away it cuts out ! At first I thought maybe fuel pump is playing up, now I’m not so sure and thinking coil pack intermittent problem.
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    Tickover and start problems

    Had a chance to plug my cheap scanner in today and this is the only code that’s popped up !
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    Tickover and start problems

    Thanks for the input Dan I really need to get the codes read but I can rule out the battery and intake pipes as these were all replaced within the last 8 months. Im going to get it booked in at my mechanics for next weekend and see if I can get some codes read as all I have is a simple Creator C310+ scanner.
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    Will these fit ?

    I’m not touching the spokes at all Dan. Just going to have the lips refurbed then highly polish them I think I will be ordering these https://www.hsdcoilovers.com/bmw-e39-5-series-hsd-monopro-coilovers-57860.html It won’t be for a while yet though as I’m contemplating replacing most of the bushes underneath whilst I’m at it ! Going to open a project thread at some point as I have a huge file of pics detailing some subltle changes I’ve made (and plan to) since I’ve owned ‘RIO’
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