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    I have relisted this at $21k after getting the diff rebuilt. If I were in the market for a BMW racecar there wouldn't be a better deal out there. The reason for selling is because I have bought this:
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    Done it ;-) Story in due time.....
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    Greetings all. I'm joining bimmersport after owning my 2001 530i E39 for about 10 months. Like a lot of my generation, I grew up, and learned to drive, in a selection of Datsuns and Nissan's. My first car was a 1974 Datsun Violet, 160j SSS, a car I inherited. However, not being mechanically gifted and conscious of not attracting the unwanted attention of fuzz, I moved onto a sequence of sedans. That was until last year, when it was decided that my family needed a second car. I saw an opportunity to get something a little more exciting than our Honda CRV. At first I started looking at 300ZXs, a long obsession of mine, but at long last I concluded that they were fun, but impractical, and also a little small for a man of height. So I started looking at BMWs until, through word of mouth, I heard of a friend of a friend that was thinking about selling his 5 series. He had worked in France, for BMW, developing the drive train for the series that succeeded mine. So now I have my own bimmersport, and there's no looking back. I love driving it. It's a great high speed cruiser with enough to make it fun too. I came across this forum while researching the stereo. I wanted to be able to get the higher frequencies and possibly be able to connect up a aux input of sometime. I've learnt my car is to old to have the global radio and would need to replace the unit with a European model. Future work well be required on the steering system as the car darts and wanderers a little, and I've also noticed, what guessing is the fire wall, is crumbling away. Sorry for the long post.
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    sh*t mate, you have gone grey very qucikly! Good to see you can fit in the new car now though.
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    I have a 1UZ engine mount kit to suit e36. $99
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    Having met the present owner I am in no doubt that there was no intent to mislead. He's not a car person and, to be fair, the rego says 1997. I very much doubt that he has any idea how to search for build sheet via the VIN. We're quick on here to assume that everyone's knows what they've got and they're just trying to pull a fast one, when most of the time they don't know what they've got or what it's worth and trust what the previous owner/dealer told them and trust that the rego will be correct.
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    BEER always helps.... went to work early (5.00 am)... broke a rib looking for a document in the dumpster. Struggled doing what I should be doing and then opened up a thumb with a window trim clip. f**k it.. I came home and finished fitting the new larger fridge / freezer in the motorhome with a few coldies involved
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    Now I am not sure if its my color, actually I am pretty sure it inst but for some reason I couldn't look away.
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    gidday Greg, and welcome along. e39's rock. You should find there are Christchurch-based Bimmersporters with e39 experience, and plenty of knowledgable and helpful folk on here. top points also for adding your location to your profile, for area-specific assistance. Nice wheels too!
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    We Reset the rain sensor error in my 540i after the AA guys abused it by jump starting the car months ago. (From both terminals front AND back). It seems the rain sensor did not like it. Also changed a faulty (Chinese ebay) abs sensor back to the factory one. It only lasted one year. Thanks Glenn!!! Good job everything seems to work perfect now. Fingers crossed. Sent from my SM-G925I using Tapatalk
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    It's a bit rough around the edges. Mechanically they'll be a few things, starting with the vanos which is poked and it's got a nasty shudder under braking. Feels more like rotors than suspension but either way they'll be some dollars to spend. The steering also feels oddly heavy at very low speed and fine once you're moving - I thought servotronic steering but it doesn't show on the build sheet (haven't had a proper look yet). Cosmetically it's pretty tidy, with just the usual wear and tear of a 20 year old car.
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    Need a wanking one for 3pedals and his spreadsheets
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    Top Gear S23E01 meh .. pretty annoying. Matt was good even though it felt a little bit American topgear. Agreed, Chris Evans is terrible. Extra Gear S01?E01 Felt a lot more natural although I did find Harris probably needs more air time to give him a chance to shine. One small segment in an atom and some forced banter which I didn’t find is his style. I think Extra Gear will be the new topgear... I don’t see Evans doing well mainly because hes too shouty pirate. That stuff works on radio when hosting solo ... not on TV. You just make your other hosts look awrkard
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    yep above procedure,, and just make a few cuts and the carpet comes out, or if you don't want to cut it then you need to take dash and heater box out.
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    I've got an M3 steering rack that's in good nick and will slot straight in. Cheap too. Feel free to call dibs.
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    But when you are holding a powerslide and the engine starts bogging down, can you disengage the clutch, let the engine revs build some angular momentum and then sidestep the clutch to keep the wheels spinning? No? sad . . . Can you hold 3,4 or 5000rpm and then engage and lay rubber? No? sad . . . . Unless you maybe have that burnout mode they put in some of the later ones There's what is technically a manual and then there's what can REALLY be done with an actual clutch pedal . . . .
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    The main things I always manage to snap if they haven't been out before is the door trims. The ones on my touring were very firmly in there, and managed to snap the trim pulling it out. Order that I take it all out in: -Front Seats -Base of rear seat -Door trim -B Pillar covers -Centre console -Make cuts around centre console -Pull out carpet Found it easier to flop it all onto one side, then manoeuver it out the front door. Have it down to about 30minutes now.
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    Left home at 03.47 this morning... And people say an office job is an easy life! Couple more beers and I'll be mellow... Couple after that and probably fall asleep.
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    I've pulled the carpet out of e30s numerous times. Never removed the dash though, as I just made some cuts around the heater core, and leave a segment in there, as you will never see the split in the carpet. But up to you if you want to go that route.
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    Agreed. I love manual's but I'd feel daft telling people mine was a manual (335i with DCT, which also has no torque converter). It's quite simple, are you shifting gears manually or is an automated system changing it for you? And by shifting manually I mean operating the clutch yourself. Also it makes searching Trademe ect easier. If yoiu want a manual you're going to put that in your search folder, and get pissed every time you open an ad and see the interior photos which show it being SMG... Seen the same BS on E9x M3s and 335is with DCT transmissions.
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    IMO no car that can shift gears its self should ever be listed as a manual.
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    Having a gym set up in the shed (squat rack, bench, ab bench) so a quick 15min workout between getting home and dinner is not only possible, it's easy.
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    Billie Piper also separated from Evans after 3 years, and divorced him in 2007. No little ginger monsters from that relationship, either.
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    Slow changes unfortunately. Got the lowering springs in a while back. Jamex from the parts car. Worked the poor girl hard too. Just purchased our first home so car has been on the backburner On the positive side she gets to sleep inside now!
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    I just finished reading through the 21 pages. Interesting journey. Makes me want to go out and buy an old 750 :-) Kulgan, You're not a fan of Raymond e feist are you?
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    Wasn't happy with the RCA mods I'd originally done to the Bm53 tuner module . One of the wire connections had broken free. Redone with RCA panel sockets and cable ties .Added remote trigger wire running off aerial power / factory amp on fet output (Pin 13 of main BM53 connector) Will use it to power on one relay that will in turn power on 2 amplifiers and the 3.sixty.1 processor.