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Steve P last won the day on October 27

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    Downpatrick NI
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    Technician for Education Authority


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    2003 530i Sport Auto in Topaz Blue, 1998 Yamaha Thunderace in blue

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  1. Steve P

    It just gets better.

    Unbelievable! How can anyone do that much damage pulling out of a parking space, even with a Volvo? What speed was she doing?
  2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-530i-Individual-2002-Facelift-Techno-Violet-Automatic/193199055641?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&redirect=mobile Very nice looking car with a sound MoT history and a well written ad too. Not an outrageous price either.
  3. Steve P

    2002 E39 2L Petrol

    Sounds good! It looks a lovely car in the pics I'd say worth the effort of getting it going
  4. Steve P

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Go on the BMW website keith, you can check outstanding recalls by entering your VIN and it will tell you if your car needs done or not.
  5. Steve P

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Finished swapping my interior trim from the aluminium to vavona wood tonight. Not to everyone's taste I know but I think it makes the interior look warmer and more classy! Very pleased with it. (Poor photos from phone inside garage)
  6. Steve P

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    When I looked up the MoT history it showed an outstanding recall, checked BMW website and yes for an airbag recall from 2017 and reminder 2019 (ish). Googled e39 airbag recall, lots of posts on forums about it. Chance the airbag may go off too violently in an accident and cause injury from what I read.
  7. Steve P

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Booked mine in for its outstanding airbag recall.
  8. Steve P

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    The 'Northern Ireland' postage tax Dan - even though we're in the UK and it should make no difference! Just a suppliers rip off.
  9. Steve P

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    The thing with postage is the seal has a metal strip inside so it can't bend, so needs to be packed in a long bit of cardboard. Hence the post cost.
  10. Steve P

    E39 530i touring

    Thought this looked very good too.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bmw-530d-Sport-Touring-Estate-e39/113943827203?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 If only it wasn't diesel.
  11. Steve P

    E39 530i touring

    I'd seen that too and thought it looked pretty good. Too expensive for that mileage though.
  12. Steve P

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yes easy enough to get out once it's started. Easy to replace too. Cotswold charged me £28 + VAT for a new one but added £25 for P&P so you're probably better to go pick one up from your local dealer!
  13. Steve P

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    The BM was already over here Keith so was just a change of keeper. Bringing a car over from England used to be classed as an import/export and needed re-registering, but now everything here is handled by DVLA at Swansea so it's just a case of change of keeper/address etc the same as it would be for you. Back on the 'what did you do today ' topic - changed my crusty old windscreen seal for a new one tonight so that's another little job ticked off the list.
  14. Steve P

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Thanks Keith, yes its strange they were like that when the car has been serviced every year with oil/filters, gearbox oil etc. I bought a new Thunderace in 1997 which I rode for four years then sold it when I got married and 'sensible', but last year I got all nostalgic and bought another one! Happy memories of Box Hill on a Sunday afternoon.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Gave the car a very quick wash this afternoon, doesn't look to shabby from a distance! Fitted my new wiper blades and pollen filters, think the filters had seen better days: Gratuitous pic of the car with it's garage mate, not quite matching shades of blue! Apologies for the fuzzy photos, quickly taken on the phone so not great quality!