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    E39 530i touring

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  1. 832ark

    2013 116i N13 limo mode

    Hi, my brother in law’s 60k mile 116i has been regularly giving a drivetrain error and going into limp mode. Turning off and on again clears this for a day or two before it happens again. I’ve pulled the codes and we get:135704120408130308Googling doesn’t really give me anything definitive, suggests it could be a timing chain problem, sensor issue or vanos solenoids amongst others.Anyone have any ideas?Many thanks in advance!
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    Returning new car?

    Don’t mention the Sale of Goods Act as it hasn’t existed since 2015. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 is what you’re after.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Took the old girl to visit my mate’s ramp to investigate the blowing exhaust. Leaking from the usual place where the downpipe joins the centre section. Studs are knackered so they’re going to need grinding, drilling out and replacing with nuts/bolts and new gaskets.
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    GY F1s vs Michelin PS4s

    Absolute bargain!
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    E39 touring - sound deadening

    I’ve only used it on the doors of an EP3 Civic but found it did make a difference. I’d start with the easy bits like the spare wheel well and see what happens.
  6. Square set of E39 Style 66s freshly refurbished - not fitted to a car since refurb 235/45/17 all round 2 Michelin Pilot Alpin appx 2mm tread 2Goodyear Vector Allseasons appx 5mm Cash on collection from Wolverhampton - 5 mins from M54 J2 or can arrange local delivery.
  7. Hi Can anyone tell me the size of the two gaskets that sit between the downpipes and centre section of a 530i please? Part number is 18107502346. Many thanks!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Washed it and gave the engine bay a quick once over. Hardly mint but a big improvement!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    They also live on a slightly tattier silver 530i touring
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Thanks! I don’t have that exactly, it’s what the powder coated calls dark gunmetal
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Revived the front brakes to go with the freshly refurbed wheels. Makes a huge difference. Rears tomorrow!
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    OEM Springs for 530i SE

    Just had my PS4 fitted but only done a few miles locally, nothing remarkable to report so far, ride quality and noise don’t jump out at me as being a problem we’ll see at some higher speeds. Only issue is I don’t normally “do” comfort, with the exception of an e32 many years ago I generally tend to buy pretty firm cars so maybe my opinion is invalid. Best riding cars I think I’ve been in would be parents’ hydropneumatic Citroens in the 80s and 90s.
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    530i MAF - plugging in stalls the car

    That’s alright then, cheers! Runs fine with the MAF plugged in normally.
  14. I accidentally left my MAF unplugged for a few days after doing some other work, car drove fine. When I spotted it the engine was running so plugged it back in which instantly stalled the engine - is that normal behaviour or does it indicate a bad MAF? Car seems to run well normally with the MAF plugged in.
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