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  1. CG172

    E39 520i SE Ressurection

    Blown away by that! It should have been rotten as a pear. So pleased you chose to save it. Any plans for it going forward?
  2. Yeah, a UK E39 is the polar opposite of “the gift that keeps on giving”... whatever that would be.
  3. CG172

    First day with the F10 Lci 520d Sport

    Yeah, that’s the problem with “cheap” money I guess. House & car prices have shot up across the board it seems. I’d agree to an extent to a 5 being preferable to a Superb if the budget were unlimited. We had considered an F11 before settling on the Mk2 Superb we settled on. We just couldn’t believe the value for money we got at half the price. The most recent model is such a good looking car, and (to my eyes) in many respects more so than the slightly fussy “big-grille” styling of the most recent crop of BMWs. If I were to win the lottery today my immediate response would be to order the latest Superb estate with the 2.0 petrol turbo engine and 4wd drivetrain in “sport” specification, finished in that lovely putty grey colour they do. Easily tuneable to 400+ bhp and far more subtle than any fast Audi or BMW. One day... I’m not sure what else will fit your criteria, but I do wish you the best of luck in finding it - whatever it may be!
  4. CG172

    First day with the F10 Lci 520d Sport

    Amusing, but not hugely surprising. The existing supply network is stretched at peak times as it is.
  5. Well Dan, it’s been emotional. I sincerely hope the new owner continues to maintain the car in the manner to which it has become accustomed. it’s a fine example of a brilliant car, and there’s no excuse for it not to remain as such! All that remains is for me to say: Mods, strip his man of his privileges and escort him from the premises please. (Or just get another 5 ASAP)
  6. CG172

    Range rover

    Oh god. That’s even worse I think...
  7. CG172

    First day with the F10 Lci 520d Sport

    I stand by my original suggestion of a Superb... A BMW needs a straight 6. The 2.0 Diesel 4 pot in the Superb doesn’t feel out of place. Yup. Was having this exact conversation the other day with a friend. Bragging down the pub about how many volts your battery has is going to be terminally dull. Glad I lived to see the era of the V6 Busso, the Cosworth YB, Renault F4R, M54B30, etc, etc... It was fun while it lasted. (I was never a huge fan of a Wankel though)
  8. CG172

    E39 520i SE Ressurection

    It's alive!!! Really pleased it's started. How are the tyres after 7 years? Are you sure they're ok to take for an MOT? They must have bad flat-spots at the very least. Dash looks suspiciously fault-light free...! Be interesting to see if it throws anything up when you start to move it around properly.
  9. CG172

    Running an e39 M5 using e10

    Ah. Walked right into that one didn't I.
  10. CG172

    Running an e39 M5 using e10

    This is doing my head in - I've been trying to work this out and / or come up with a witty quip, but I just can't. What on earth is an Elton John connecting rod?
  11. CG172

    E39 M5

    Oh - my apologies, there’s 21 words. Great. ”Won’t be faulted” - what does that even mean?
  12. CG172

    E39 M5

    One picture that doesn’t even have the whole car in it, and no description? Brilliant.
  13. CG172

    E39 Restoration, M54B22 to M54B30 swap

    Good to hear! Look forward to following your progress.
  14. CG172

    Range rover

    Monstrosity???!!! It’s a handsome beast, unlike that weird asymmetrical Discovery that followed a few years later. Or the most recent Defender, come to think of it. Or the Evoque. Or the *convertible* Evoque... Oh god. Sorry. I need to go and be sick.
  15. CG172

    Show us pics of your none 5 BMW

    It’s perfect. Have you seen the brace together?
  16. CG172

    Show us pics of your none 5 BMW

    That B12...
  17. Yeah, the original part number didn’t lead anywhere! Thanks both of you for persisting and providing a revised code. I’ll see if I can get some ordered.
  18. Hoping someone can help. The car is hopefully going for welding in the next month, and at least three of the sill-end / closing panels are going to need replacement. I’m sure they can be fabricated, but it’d be nice to have them ready to hand. I’ve had a good look for repair panels, and while full sills are available from 3rd party suppliers, the closing panels are not. I saw in another thread on here that someone had bought them direct from BMW for only a few quid. RealOEM is a bit vague on this, does anybody have an idea of part numbers for front and rear - assuming they actually exist? Thanks in advance.
  19. Brill, thanks for that, I’ll see where that part number leads.
  20. CG172

    Range rover

    Fair play for sticking with it. i don’t think you’re encountering anything unusual, to be fair. Keep going, it’ll be worth it in the end.
  21. CG172

    Show us pics of your none 5 BMW

    What’s that hiding behind it?
  22. Hahahaaa! Those photos are brilliant... I know more about the sellers house than the car.
  23. ”Finding a good V8 M5 with low mileage and at sensible money is becoming harder and harder. But fear not – we’ve found the best one available on the market today.” Is nearly £60k “sensible money” now?
  24. CG172

    Low mileage E39 M5.

    Not much info to go on... Failed it’s last MOT on a dangerous front brake disc and low pad - sounds like a seized calliper on one side. Some may see that as unfortunate, others may consider it careless. I’m guessing £30k, only for it to appear a month later with a trader for nearer £50k.
  25. CG172

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Takes a really firm tug doesn’t it.
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