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Hippy last won the day on September 8 2019

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    Wimborne, Dorset
  • Occupation
    Rehabilitation Engineer


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    e39 525i sport touring,r53 mini cooper s

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  1. Hippy

    E39 M5 rear ARB bushes

    Hi Dan, I can confirm this. As you probably noticed in my pic I reused the original brackets as they were in good order. I did the ARB swap a couple of years ago and so far all has been well with zero issues.
  2. Hippy

    E39 M5 rear ARB bushes

    Hi Dan, I polybushed mine... That is an M5 ARB by the way. It was originally black, but the paint on it was scabby so I had it powder coated...as you do!
  3. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It's not sad at all, Dan. It's called being meticulous and having pride in something you cherish. I totally get it!!
  4. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Actually not that new - the car is a very early 2002 - first batch of production I think. Anyway it's done just over 100k, and has several issues. The clutch was slipping, several of the engine oil seals were no longer doing their job and the head gasket had gone. The clutch itself is a major headache on these given the lack of space in the engine bay - generally it's subframe off or engine out - and given the other issues it just seemed to make sense to pull it out to give me room to work.
  5. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Wanted to spend some tinkering time on the Beemer, but sadly the Mini took up my time this weekend.......
  6. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I agree on all counts!!
  7. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Mot time today and the car was filthy from the daily commute. Spent the morning in the pouring rain giving the old girl a good clean - I hate presenting a mucky vehicle for test - daft maybe, but that's just me! Just got home - a clean bill of health with one minor defect Time to celebrate...... Cheers
  8. Hippy

    E39 Tourer and Saloon Length Difference?

    Now you're teasing, Keith! Care to elaborate????
  9. Hippy

    E39 Tourer and Saloon Length Difference?

    .......are you thinking of coming over to the dark side??!!!
  10. Hippy

    Rear sill welding

    As suggested, get some additional quotes for peace of mind. To give you an idea of the metal work involved when I had mine done, here are some examples..... It is time consuming!
  11. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Just pulled the trigger on a pair of ( barely) used Eibach Pro-kit front springs for sale on Evilbay. These will be part of a complete front suspension upgrade / refresh. A big heads up to @d_a_n1979 for some advice on these springs - cheers fella!
  12. Hippy

    M5 Rear Anti Roll Bar onto Touring

    I fitted an M5 anti roll bar together with B6 Billies, HD subframe bushes and a complete set of poly bushes and it transformed the rear of the car. Couldn't resist having it powdercoated red! Collectively made a huge difference.
  13. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Just had time this morning to take the rear wheels off, clean, treat with 2 coats of Poorboys Wheel Sealant and replace the centres and M badges with OEM items. Before.... After...... !
  14. Hippy

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Collected the car from the bodyshop. The chunk taken out of the front spoiler has been repaired....... ....as well as the rust bubbling in the filler recess....... I must admit that I had never realised that there is a drain hole at the back of the recess - and that's after 12 odd years of ownership DOH! Guess what, it was blocked!! My excuse is that it is visually obscured by the flap Anyways, all's good for now
  15. Hippy

    E39 528i touring

    As per comments above, if the work has been carried out to a good standard then IMHO it's a fair price. Put into context I spent £2500 alone last year having my jacking points repaired. I like it