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    1990 325i Sedan
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    2000 540i Msport

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  1. adro

    Just bought an e34 540i

    I got a set of style 66’s about a year ago off the forums for $550 IRC. They were clean but had a little bit of curbing. I put a new set of potenza’s on for $1100. Have treated me well.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Replaced front brake pad sensor on the E39, good bye check brake lines message.
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    E39 2000 540i Msport

    211,450km installed new lemforder control arms. Tension and thrust arms both sides. I hadn’t done this earlier due to @rusteee having already done them 30,000km earlier with Meyle HD ones (which still looked really good when I pulled them out?) But the big news is that it has cured the 100km shimmy i had. This was a lasting frustration I’ve had with this car since purchase, so I am so happy to finally have it silky smooth as it should be. I ordered the arms from FCP in two orders to avoid gst and they were on the limit @400 each side but they both came in under the radar. Since these seem to be a real consumable on the E39 I’m hoping to be able to use FCP’s lifetime warrenty should they fail in the future.
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    E39 2000 540i Msport

    211,250 km replaced the battery ground terminal today with OEM Part #: BMW-12421436910 I had broken the bolt on the old one trying to tighten it after experiencing a couple of bricked car scenarios due to it losing contact. Also eliminted a front passenger door rattle after finding the screw from the door card to the door missing.
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    E39 2000 540i Msport

    211,000 km loving the Xenons. Worth every dollar. Couldn't resist a quick pic on the way to work this week.
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    nice work Brent, looks fantastic! Did you get it through the AVIN site?
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    E39 2000 540i Msport

    You kept that quiet! I'm keen. I need the exhaust too...
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    2003 530i Sapphire Black Touring MSport

    any update on the oil pressure issue @Mikan?
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    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Finally made it to a WLG BMW Club meet. Thanks @andyb184 for driving while I figured out my panning settings.
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    E39 2000 540i Msport

    I snapped up @Lucan's Xenons on trademe a while back. After abit of wet sanding and buffing they are in pretty good shape. Installed without having to be coded in too which was cool. Looking forward to going for a drive in the dark now. I also finally put the last two heat shields back on and after checking for oil leaks since the major overhaul (bone dry) put the splash guard back on.
  11. Thanks for the replys everyone. @3pedals good to know re the Bilsteins. The koni's are significantly more expensive at: FRONT: 87411372SPORT @ $620.96 gst incl each. Currently nil stock. 9 weeks min; delay from ordering. REARS: 82401156SPORT @ $424.03 gst incl each. Currently in stock. But I am a firm believer of do it once do it right. @Olaf I'll catch up with you on Sunday, if it's dry I'll probably have the E30 but if it's wet I'll bring the 540i.
  12. Cool. Was that noticeable difference a positive or negative one? in case anyones interested so far I have these prices: From Speed : 1x front Sachs OEM @$427.57 incl gst and 1x rear $363.43 incl gst From George Stock : 1x Koni sport front @$620.96 incl GST and 1x rear $424.03 incl GST FCP sachs OEM works out at $315.67 NZD landed for 1x front shock....but to avoid gst I would have to ship one at a time.
  13. Hi everyone, I'm toying with the idea of replacing the shocks on my 2000-Msport 540i at the moment it has the factory Sachs shocks in it. Does anyone have any recommendations/experiences they could share? I'm not looking for any performance gain or drop. Will be keeping the factory M-sport springs. Anyone put the Koni Str-t's in the 540 or KYB's? Or should I just spend the money and go OEM Sachs? Thanks in advance, Adro.
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    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Tow bar wired into LCM. We ( @andyb184) wired in the trailer harness to the LCM. The loom had been cut short (a foot short of the B pillar) It's running into the OEM trailer module in the boot. So the loom was extended and then soldered into the correct wires (ones already taken like indicator/brakes) and the data/fog light cable pinned into the LCM. Haven't got a trailer to hook it up to and test yet but it's not throwing any codes as is (touch wood). Oh and I found a dollar under the font seat. Now i need to vacuum ;-)
  15. Awesome, works great. Thanks.