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    Near Brighton
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    Senior datacentre stuff doing guy

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    2002 E39 525 Sport Touring with headlights which are no longer crap

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  1. Pzero

    E39 Car Tax Increases - Impact?

    I'm holding out for a scrapped i8 donor car
  2. Pzero

    E39 Car Tax Increases - Impact?

    Just look forward to having to replace all of those split electric hoses, and having to mop all of the volts which have spilled out all over your driveway. At least I think that's how electric cars work
  3. Pzero

    E39 Car Tax Increases - Impact?

    The race is on for who will have the first 'E39 electric conversion' thread...
  4. Pzero

    E39 Car Tax Increases - Impact?

    You want to get a refund on that £270 then
  5. Pzero

    E39 Car Tax Increases - Impact?

    Saw @stevecvo image from Honest Johns above and got worried, but there is a more in depth page about it on the site, which has the additional band column, and the all important note attached to band K which expands on @greenelekta comments about pre 2006 cars... No E39's made after 2006, so regardless of size / emissions they should all top out at £340 as I read it. There is a calculator there as well which will use your VRM. https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/cheap-road-tax/#road-tax-bands-2001-2017-explained
  6. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    296mm it is. Brembo discs and pads arriving Friday. Cheers @ger and @d_a_n1979, saved me a couple of quid at least!
  7. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    @ger & @d_a_n1979 Cheers gents, wasn't aware that carparts4less was an ECP thing, never bothered checking any links to that site as didn't sound very confidence inspiring. Maybe it's just me, but anything containing '4 less', or '4 u' and so on hardly suggests a high brow establishment. Oh god when did I become such a snob Just loaded carparts4less basket with the same Brembo kit I had in basket from ECP. The discount code for carparts4less is less off than ECP main site, but starting price for the same items lower anyway, so comes up 8 quid less. Next day delivery costs a fiver, so I can save £3 at least. I'll bear this terribly named '4' place in mind for future purchases, thanks for opening my eyes!
  8. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    ... which really translates as 'could be an opportunity to spend even more money' . Pass for now, thanks! Never found my current size brakes lacking, and the cost of the discs and pads plus the pair of new front tyres looming on the horizon is enough for my pocket at present. Admittedly not looked into how much bigger calipers would cost, but I'm hard pressed enough finding time to just do the disc / pads, let alone the associated bleeding etc which calipers would doubtlessly require. Cheers for the suggestions though!
  9. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Been so long since I bought brake discs (and never bought front discs for an E39), wasn't sure what the going are for these was. Saw a few cheaper prices than the ECP pre-discount prices, but from places I don't know or don't trust. For being able to pick them before the weekend, and being a company I've at least heard of, ECP will do. Needs must!
  10. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    @d_a_n1979 Aha. That makes more sense. Still having that wheel off to be sure before I order though
  11. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Exactly what I thought it should be. But doesn't look like it is. Gonna have a wheel off after work tonight and find out for sure...
  12. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    If you're looking to do them yourself, ECP have a discount code on their site valid until tomorrow which have cut my disc and pad order price by a considerable amount. ... But that's assuming that I am ordering the right size. I presumed that 324mm discs would be for the bigger wheels, and as mine is on 17inch rims thought I'd be a 296mm disc. However RealOEM shows 324mm, and researching online suggests that 324mm was standard for all models after the 2000 facelift? So that makes me think that I should have 324mm on my 2002, right? I've yet to get a chance to take wheel off and measure for sure, but I'm pretty sure that I've got 296mm discs, from rough measuring through the wheel (yeah I know, not ideal), and the current discs only being being just over 20mm thick around the unworn edges further supports this as 324's appear to be 28-30mm thick. need to get that wheel off and have a proper look ASAP!
  13. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Another years MOT in the bag. Couple of advisories but nothing major. - Front tyres will need replacing soon (after having both rear done recently and finding the new ones much quieter, I kinda look forward to getting the fronts done too. Never thought I'd want to spend £200 unexpectedly, but whatever). - Front brake discs on their way out (time to look through old threads for recommendations!) - Small oil leak, from either the sump plug (easy mode) or sump gasket (hard mode), I'm not sure which yet. Was aware of this last year whilst under the car doing something else. Cleaned up all around the sump, kept an eye on it for a while after, then forgot about it. Time to get back under there and see what's what. Could have been worse
  14. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    No regrets, and I'd spend it again (and probably will). She's lovely to drive, no rust, love this car. Just surprised me how much it all added up to. Two of the biggest jobs were critical surgery using genuine BMW part for both, each of which I could have bought a cheap runaround with 6 months MOT on for. But had to be done.
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