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eb88 last won the day on November 19 2016

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    2001 530i Sport, 2002 540i SE, 2002 M5

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  1. eb88

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It was the mTeK discs mentioned Dan, advocating the use of that Chinese nonsense on your brakes is just damn irresponsible. But what do I know I'm only a mechanic of ten years who owns his own independent german car specialist. Plenty of good aftermarket brands yes, Pagid/ATE/Zimmermann. Your car / your money, sometimes it's worth listening to people who do this for a living. We all love e39s, that's why we're here, but the disinformation on the interwebs is alarming. Have a great weekend all.
  2. eb88

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Hopefully as many people considering putting aftermarket rubbish on their BMWs braking system as possible. Pretty hard to argue here. Safety first. You're only as good as your brakes and tyres.
  3. eb88

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Careful what eBay parts you use on your braking system all. I only speak from first hand experience. OEM BMW Drilled Discs & ATE Ceramic Pads only used here on the 530 / M5.
  4. eb88

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    We had (for us) a record breaking 5 BMW e39 5 series in on the same day last week including 530i SE's, a Sport, a 540i SE and the almighty M5 itself (Three of those were mine admittedly). Best Saloon Car from BMW ever?
  5. eb88

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    540i Back end, the lot.
  6. eb88

    Questions regarding Eisenmann Exaust

    Very unlikely you'll ever find one used. Go direct http://www.eisenmann.co.uk/Eisenmann-Exhausts/BMW/5-Series/E39/E39-Petrol
  7. You'll find after doing more research, Mtec II shocks are BMW only. The response from ZF who own Sachs, who supply BMW, is attached. This is a very old debate that's been answered time and time again the world over. If you want Mtec II shocks, you'll need to order them from BMW. You won't notice the difference between I & II. If you want more answers, ask the manufactures direct. If you can't afford BMW, the closest you'll get on the aftermarket are Sachs 556834. I've run them on my 530i, compared to knackered old shocks, you'll be more than happy. Heads up: BMW value line top mounts are cheaper than aftermarket and come with a hardware kit.
  8. Your opening question was "I want to replace my suspension parts with like for like but confused how to do so" if you can't afford BMW parts, then use Sachs. I wouldn't fit any other rubbish, if you want a sportier ride, buy a sports car.
  9. Call BMW, give them your chassis, order your shocks and springs.
  10. eb88

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Installed an Alpina B10 V8 exhaust system from the cat back onto my 540i. What a difference. Anyone want the old system? off a 60,000 mile car.
  11. eb88

    Manual Transmission Fluid

    Don't muck about, see the attached, only use what the manufacturer recommends and not what you 'heard was good' E39 GEARBOX OIL CHART.bmp
  12. eb88

    Traffic Master

    Can someone please explain how the hell the Traffic Master function still works in 2019?
  13. eb88

    bulb upgrade recommendations wanted.

    if you are going Xenon buy the ballasts new for an extra 20 quid each instead https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-HELLA-5DV-007-760-63-Xenon-Scheinwerfer-Vorschaltgerät-Steuergerät-NEU/173727845874?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 The best D2S bulb on the market right now is the Osram Xenarc Laser. Euro Car Parts currently have the best price. Personally coming from the previous generation of Osram Nightbreaker, these almost seem illegally bright. Most likely your adjusters are broken and would be the best place to start anyway, there are two types depending on the year of your car. Replace / polish the lenses whilst you're at it
  14. eb88

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    All eight have already been replaced since that photo, it's a great spec (GF13728) M sports suspension and bits all factory fitted, sitting on paralles, electric roller blind, nav, v50 phone etc. It had a scratch on every panel, so will be going in to the body shop for a full respray next week along with genuine sport bumpers and mirrors. Only other photo I have is after I replaced the adjusters and lenses on the headlights + fitted the latest Osram D2S Xenarc Lasers (can't believe the difference)
  15. eb88

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Bagged a fully loaded 2002 540i with 62k miles for £2800. Good service, rocker cover gaskets and full transmission flush and filter is all she wanted. They're still out there.