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    1999 523i project

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  1. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    What did I do? I sold it Bought it for 900 (paid too muchl Spent 900 Sold for 750 Gotta love cars
  2. PL523i

    Where do you guys get parts from?

    i buy it from wherever is competetive. I use the online catalogues for the OEM providers and manufacturers i trust (Mahle, Hella, ATE, Meyle, Febi, Bremi, etc..) and then search for the part number in the usual places. a bit of cross referencing can save you £££'s in the long run.
  3. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    We've all been there or are going to be in this position.. It's an original hella, would be good to try and make it watertight again.
  4. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Oh yeah I agree. It's all something I'm weighing up. I have an understanding but no previous practical experience. And that's the point.. I'd like to learn from it. It owes me about £2k it will sell for about £1200 I suppose with a years mot? I dunno. Maybe you're right and I should cut it loose and spend the money on another car.
  5. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Not really a sleeper. It's a 523 so even if I get, say, 30bhp it takes me to a decent 528 lol
  6. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    If only it stopped at £80 lol
  7. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Indeed.. Lots of parts around
  8. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    So not done anything as such. I had been thinking of selling it but the paint is in such bad shape I'd provably take such a £ hit its not worth it.. I originally bought it as a Lockdown project so I'm thinking I might carry that on.. So.... Turbo?
  9. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Be careful re those ebay sellers from Eastern Europe Post brexit.. You might get stung with some extra customs tarrif from the courier. I'm not sure what the Lithuanian situation is though.
  10. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Couple of days ago I finally got round to fixing the bonnet release mechanism. Luckily no cables damaged, just the catch and spring needed unbolting and cleaning with loads of brake fluid. A liberal regrease, bolted back in and all is good again.
  11. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Glad to hear it. Just a pain in the arse when things like that happen.
  12. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Get anywhere after this? Is the battery fundamentaly good and just needs a charge?
  13. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Is your ofh actually leaking yet?
  14. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Did thermostat, belts and pulleys last year for first time.. It's really not that bad. Easiest car i've ever done it on. Take your time, have a cuppa handy. The only pain in the but for me was how long it took to bleed the air when refilling the coolant. Not done the oil filter gasket yet. Be interested to hear your thoughts.
  15. PL523i

    E39 DIY throttle cable change/swap

    6 years later, still very helpful and still the only example I could find.
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