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Adrian1662 last won the day on September 1

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    South East London
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    E39 540i Touring (M62) 1998, 200k miles

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  1. Adrian1662

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Touring is the only way to go thanks for sharing
  2. Adrian1662

    22 year old RESPONSIVE steering possible??

    Makes sense. I’ve bought a good compressor I attach to the car battery and may add more than recommend for 2 passengers next time and see the difference. I don’t complain as the car and it’s weight just feels right. In comparison to her mini 2011 feels like a small tank but I have driven worse like 1990 mini with no power steering. The only question mark was the change of power steering fluid, if that would make any difference, I would bet it won’t.
  3. Adrian1662

    22 year old RESPONSIVE steering possible??

    could be, tie rods etc underneath have been changed, which 'links' do you particularly mean?
  4. Adrian1662

    Join forces, anyone for rear break, shoes, pads discs

    Great, that Pit Start could work, need to order parts from Germany and get to it. Would Sat 3rd Oct or 10th Dec work? Have you done shoes before perhaps?
  5. Thought I’d put this one here. Wife driven my car and said she’s never doing it again after squeezing and manoeuvring through the crazy streets of London. I thought the steering is not bad but hey I admit much worse than her Mini. I bet nothing was done in that department and no history of fluid transplant. Do you think there’s a way to improve it?
  6. Adrian1662

    RIDEX parts twice as cheap - any Good?

    Make sense and agree with the above but times are constantly changing so wonder if that new brand is something good. You know every brand started somewhere although price below expectation may not be the best start
  7. Adrian1662

    RIDEX parts twice as cheap - any Good?

    Agree to this I found some opinions on the German forum (https://www.motor-talk.de/forum/erfahrungen-mit-ridex-bremsen-t6137745.html) the things is that opinion is 3 years old and the company could have improved... g0ffy on November 19, 2017 at 7:48 am To call this up again if someone is interested: I replaced the complete front brake system from Ridex on my Audi a4 b6 six months ago. At the beginning it squeaked extremely, as if you were approaching with a train. After about 1-2 months it squeaked very quietly, but audibly. After about 3 months the squeak was gone completely. Regarding the braking performance, I can say that it is OK, definitely not bad, but does not come close to the original product. Would rate the performance as a solid 6/10. For this I paid a total of € 75 for the entire system (discs + pads) at the front, plus € 50 for installation
  8. Adrian1662

    RIDEX parts twice as cheap - any Good?

    Done re profile changes! Ohh I ordered FAG wheel bearing from AD and came fast, the price was super and was the perfect fit so can't say a bad word. Just tempted with that RIDEX brand with parts costing next to nothing... Re Febi Bilstein it is twice as cheap as Brembo for Discs and Pads so will go for it. FB seems to be the go-to part with garages anyway.
  9. It is a legit German company (https://uk.ridex.eu/) selling on AutoDoc (https://www.autodoc.co.uk/spares-search?keyword=water+pump) on Online Car parts https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/ - prices are ridiculously cheap - starting twice than next one in line. They make a lot of parts. Quality reviews are ok (siff through those negs for no delivery) https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/ridex.eu I order cabin filters which were ok did not differ from other brands but price £3 for 4 of them. Anyone had tested these?
  10. Adrian1662

    Mounting panel tricks up your sleeve?

    What silicone? I see only those to use for sealing and not those for bonding...
  11. Adrian1662

    Mounting panel tricks up your sleeve?

    Thanks ordered from amazon double sided for various surfaces. I think side ways would be ok but worried about the top one making tape to hold all the weight as well the panel is not shaped to stick to the metal frame as you know...
  12. Adrian1662

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    In a hindsight it may be, see attached mechanic was able to get it for £11.5 plus vat per litre
  13. Took my tailgate trip apart on e39 touring to instal rear view camera but the plastics panels have no plastic hooks back on them to clip it back. The previous owner used some sticky red glue but that was not holding it well anyway. Anyone has got some good recommendations?
  14. Adrian1662

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Thanks, I’ll try a different one next time.This was my first change on a new car 191k with oil leak at the time. Being in my late 30’s now I know there’s always something about value to money so why would one oil cost £20 per litre and the other £5...?
  15. Adrian1662

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I use Castrol Edge Titanium 5w40 £100 for 5L. I needed £125 for 7.5L in my V8. Works a treat. I fill up with 99 octan petrol from time to time too.