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    2003.525i Sport. Saloon.

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  1. Busterbvi


    The car was registered 4 Jan 2002 reg number is ET51 BCZ. Mileage is genuine. Lovely car, awesome colour, nice example and well presented, I would be comfortable offering 20K for it but no more unless my numbers come up on the Lottery !
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    525i Saloon rear brake pipes

    I got an advisory on the rear brake pipes at MOT time last year so going to replace them before next MOT is due. The pipes are good up to the point on the OSR where they disappear up around the arch and across over the fuel tank. Will do them all at the rear while I am at it, looks like a tank out job to me. The fuel pipes on the NS dont look to good where they pass through the mounting clamps so will replace those also. Anyone done this ? where's the best place to get new pipes ? can't see much on ebay.
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    Heaters very hot...

    I had a similar problem, first thing to check is the two small dash air intake vents below the temp up / down buttons. If these are blocked with at least 15 yrs of dust, the heater sensors behind dont work properly. Shove a vacuum cleaner up against them and suck the dust out. Did this to mine and the heater has worked perfectly since. Hope it helps.
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    Android headunits

    The Eonon units fully integrate with the cars Canbus system, its plug and play, no special wiring or adapters required and your steering wheel buttons all work. If your referring to the computer display for MPG, average speed etc, then this is re set by the button on the end of the indicator stalk. The Android head unit is not connected to this display so will not affect it.
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    Steering rack oil leak

    Had the car up on a ramp yesterday and noticed a bit of oil dripping off the RH steering rack boot. Does anyone know if the seals inside can be replaced or is it a new / recon rack job ? Cheers.
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    Looking for a new or good used engine undertray, BMW part number 51712695680. Anybody got one to sell like this one ?
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    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    Milo. Have a look at this thread. There are pictures of my installation. Highly recommend the Android units AudioTech Direct in N. Wales, customer service is most excellent. Ignore any negativity from Dennis Cooper !
  8. Four excellent used Nexen Winguard 225/55/16 M & S winter tyres for sale. As new, done less than 1000 miles. £100 for the set, collect from S. Wales.
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    Soft rear coilovers

    Looking for recommendations for the softest most comfortable coilovers for the rear of a saloon ? Not concerned with handling or cost. Cheers.
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    530i ROAD NOISE ?

    Hi Marc. No need for a stiffer rear ARB, my focus on this project is comfort, not handling, my boy racer days are long gone and I drive the car quite sedately, the very rare occasions I might push it it a bit, the standard Sport ARB's hold the car well enough. I had the SE ARB's on for a while with the SE struts, very wafty which I actually enjoyed ! I put the Sport ARB's back on for comparison purposes. The SE ARB's might go back on, not decided yet. Will get some pictures up as soon as I can.
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    530i ROAD NOISE ?

    An update on project "Magic Carpet" on my 525i Sport. After much experimenting with shocks, springs and ARB combinations in the summer, I settled on new SE spec front & rear struts complete and the original Sport ARB's and 16 in style 50's with new Avon ZV7 225/55/16. The Sport ARB's hold the car flat when cornering in a hurry but I now have the lovely uber comfy ride that the SE offers without the rolly wafty feel. Full double glazing has gone in and all doors lined with Dynamat when the vapour barriers were resealed and full covering of extra soundproofing under the bonnet. A new door seal set on the OSF to cure some persistent wind noise and all very quiet inside now. A new Android head unit and upgraded speakers to JBL's front & rear. Lovely quality audio sound now complements the absence of ambient noise from wind & traffic. Very pleased with the end result and I feel I now have best of both worlds with the Sport & SE E39 saloon. I have, of course, now gained the extra ride height I needed to stop the belly of the car scraping on my driveway / pavement hump. The horrid thumpy, teeth rattling ride has gone !! A bit of tweaking required on the rear suspension, not quite happy with the stance, a bit too arse up at the rear so considering coilovers for the rear that I can adjust so the car sits level. I might just pull off the rear struts again and send the coil springs Faulkner Springs to be shortened slightly. Any members have any recommendations on soft rear coilovers that will not compromise the lovely comfy ride I have achieved ? My style 66 staggered wheels are in for refurb and will go back on in the summer with 20mm spacers when I have decided on which tyres to fit. I like the Avons so might stick with them in 17 in flavour.
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    Radio interference with led angle eyes

    I fitted these, no problems with radio interference but do get random flashing when engine running, I have been advised that this is caused by the Canbus system cold check and can be coded out. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Angel-Eyes-Halo-LED-Light-Bulb-For-BMW-E39-E87-E60-E63-E65-E66-E53-E83-UK/123153441272?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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    LED Angel Eyes random flashing

    Bought these LED bulbs for the Angel Eyes, fitted OK and look great when on but the car was in the drive yesterday engine running & lights off I noticed the new LED side light flashing intermittently. Anyone come across this ? is it a known issue ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Angel-Eyes-Halo-LED-Light-Bulb-For-BMW-E39-E87-E60-E63-E65-E66-E53-E83-UK/123153441272?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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    Android headunits

    5ADay, just ignore any negativity about them, nothing lasts forever and over the last 40 yrs I have had top brands like Sony, Alpine, Pioneer etc fail prematurely and no support. I have had a Eonon in my daily Focus for years, no problems, put one in my E39 last year and loving it. Many of my mates in the local motor club have them, no issues at all. In fact if my unit went bang when out of warranty I would simply buy another one straight away and not lose a minutes sleep about it. I've seen owners raving about them on the E39 FB page and not seen one negative post on Eonon, Xtrons etc. No point in debating which ones best, they all come out of the same factory and just rebranded. We all have to take an element of risk in buying anything these days, I recently had to return a £1000 Sony Bravia 55in 4K TV due to problems, the replacement was the same ! Now on set number 3 and finally all is well. Going Chinese on these head units is no more risky than any other make and their functionality is most excellent and just keeps getting better. Enjoy your new system 5ADay !
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    Android headunits

    5ADay, they really are superb aren't they ! Unfortunately the Chinese units got a bad rep due to poor reliability and customer support when they appeared on the market a few years ago. I think this is what Dennis is referring to. Things have moved on and the reliability and quality is now spot on. AudioTech Direct in N. Wales are doing an excellent job with the Eonon units and their service is most excellent. I recently returned a unit to them for repair due to my own stupidity with a cheque to cover the postage as the fault was of my making. They repaired the unit, added start screen BMW ///M logos that I requested and returned the unit with my cheque un-cashed all free of charge. Very impressed with ATD. JimJam. Any queries should be directed to James at ATD, he is on the ball and answer all your questions. Contact them through their web site here. https://audiotechdirect.com/ Or webcs@audiotechdirect.com