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Everything posted by Marc_86

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    Treat for the car after 1 year ownership

    Thought it wasnt going mad. Back in my pug 306 days - a lot of the XUD owners used veg oil with great success and power. Then some of the HDI owners (common-rail) looked into biodiesel. Does it not make you hungry when you are sat in traffic ha.
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    Treat for the car after 1 year ownership

    Is there a limit to how much veg oil you run your car on in a year for tax purposes - or did i pick that up wrong a while back? Im sure 2000 litres was no tax, after that you pay?
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    E39 fogged up headlight glass

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    E39 fogged up headlight glass

    I used this with great success. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Holts-11750-Headlight-Restoration-Kit/dp/B075KFP3H5/ref=sr_1_13?crid=2HF8AVTIF5ED9&keywords=headlight+restorer+kit&qid=1563205881&s=gateway&sprefix=headlight+%2Caps%2C136&sr=8-13 Mine come up a treat and took no time at all.
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    m54b30 life span

    Quite a bit to keep you busy there
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    Wobbly Ashtray Lid

    Just rip if off and then tiger seal as you said ha
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    E39 rear bumper query?

    Just make a cut-out yourself - wont cost anything.
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    Odd water leak in Touring boot

    When you say the rear washer doesn't work and you dont use it...does that.mean either... The pump is dead The hose is still plumbed in Doesn't it share the same tank as the windscreen system May be a split hose and when you wash the windscreen...pressure may still be going to the rear pump? Just a thought as not clued up on tourings HTH
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    E39 17" tyre recommendations please.

    Personally I never skimp on tyres...its the only thing between you and the road. Save money elsewhere imo.
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    E39 17" tyre recommendations please.

    +1 for the rs3's...you'll not find a grippier tyre in the wet. Although they are very soft and wear fast. For longer wearing I've moved to Avon zv7's...great wet A rated grip too and rate these.
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    Style 49's on SE

    Hi all, Ive been looking into different style OEM wheels for my facelift SE. Not wanting to go down the style 66 route as IMO there are for sports...not SE's and also not looking to spend much...as cant justify it at the moment. Now i quite fancy the look of the style 49's and i think they suite the SE lines perfect...plus an extra inch (wahey ) over my current 16" style 50s will help fill the arches a bit better. There is a breaker who has a set with decent tyres, overall decent condition and willing to ship to me for £200. Does that sound fair or are they not worth as much? Cheers
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    Style 49's on SE

    Shame camber on all UK roads wasnt like that...would save me lowering it ha.
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    Style 49's on SE

    Mmmmm e39 porn right there!!! I tried to find the album you mentioned but failed miserably. - EDIT - found it, my bad What drop in height is that?
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    Style 49's on SE

    Cheers for all the input guys. Ive sent a message asking for more pics of each wheel. The add i spotted was a bog standard "breaking" add with one picture - and the wheels caught my eye. Ive seen a few SE e39's with these wheels and a subtle suspension drop and i think they go together perfect. Thanks
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    Style 49's on SE

    Smashing. Didn't wanna pay over the odds for standard wheels. Will see if I can get some money off the price.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Shadowline trim crops up 2nd hand now and then on Ebay, gumtree etc...just have a look. Failing that...plasti coat is popular to spray them.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I'd take a punt at it being an SE due to the chrome trim and not being fully shadow line? Looks bloody awesome though.
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    Sports exhaust e39

    No warnings will crop up. As long as it's a cat back system and original cats in place with sensors.
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    passenger airbag problem

    Yup...looks like already bypassed. Try another. I bought the same within a week of owning mine...been fine since. Back then cost me 6 quid.
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    E39 525d crankcase breather filter

    Has it not already got the vortex type in from a previous owner?
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    e39 coding guru required

    Only on auto's. Manual didn't come with them.
  22. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F282211435391 Or https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264317028938
  23. Ours is part number 14 12422247812
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Sexy looking now ha. Really should get some.of that snow foam.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Polished my headlights and took off the nasty top eyebrows. I've never seen so much white silicone used before...what a bugger it was getting it all off then wet sanded and polished. Done in now.