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    1990 325i Sedan
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    2000 540i Msport
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    2010 mk 6 Golf Tsi

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  1. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    2297XX Celis F/L tailights installed. I've been trying to do this for about 1 year now. After 2 dud sets off trademe I had sort of given up but then @BreakMyWindow came through with a set from one of his recent missions to A&E. These also had the plug adapters, major score. Then I was too noob/scared to use NCS to try and code them in and my ISTA P is still not working but @hqstu came through with an LCM IIIB off a late model 525 running all the celis and xenon goods. My PA soft 1.4 is working and so following the E39 source videos I coded the LCM to my car, was alittle apprehensive as to how the front Xenons and wiring were going to respond but everything works perfect so I went ahead and started drilling some holes in the the tailight buckets. I followed E39 source videos again for this and a forum DIY. No hole saw but this stepped drill bit worked a charm New holes plug adapters Before after Fitments pretty good, I did have to do abit of bashing with a hammer. Since I've had it 3 years as of this month I thought some new plates would make a nice birthday present. TBH i was planning on keeping the plates when I sold it so went about remaking them while I was filling in the forms to make them mine. I didnt drill the rear plate, I just screwed the surround (which is abit faded and could probably do with a refresh) and then snapped the plate in place. The E39 community really helped me out with this one, thanks guys! Update on the shimmy. Case closed. I've had 2 people drive the car now and they are more worried about my mental health than any vibrations. Tyres are still on the cards and a new Battery is in the not to distant future too.
  2. I'm wanting to install some rear celis tail lights in my E39. Ideally looking for an LCM that was already running LED tailights so I can just recode it to my car using PA soft. OR if someone has the ballasts floating around I would take those too. Will need them/it shipped to Wellington Cheers, A.
  3. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    For sure! Even better, transporting backdrops to and from location.
  4. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Thanks man. Motorway test this morning. Car is in good shape. Jon threw the rears on the balancer while he was doing the suspension arms and said there is a few flat spots so I’m guessing the minute vibration I can still feel is tyres (fingers crossed)
  5. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    229,000km alignment done. Car feels a lot better, rear end is really tight. Still chasing a small vibration though. Rear tyres are game over so currently pricing up replacement option. alignment sheet: Replaced all 4 rotors over the last few nights. ATE from BMworkshops parts dept. great price and overnight delivery. Inspected all the caliper pistons and seals. Everything looks in good order. Hand brake got a well needed adjustment too. the fronts made a massive difference to the front end shimmy. It’s pretty much gone, not completely but for the most part. No shimmy under breaking down the gorge either which iv been using as a road test recently and was where I noticed the worst vibration at 80km downhill. Not sure if that’s because they weren’t bedded in at this point causing enough stress on the suspension arms or if the old ones had deposits making them hen vibrate. Guess time will tell. Haven’t road tested with the rears on yet. Bike rack is on after getting hold of the Thule T bolts for the whisper bars. roof racks finally being put to use for some work. I think tyres (rears at least) are next on the list.
  6. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Thanks, yeah it’s been checked. I got a Guibo with the last parts order, so that’s standing by. I have some new rotors turning up today hopefully, will see if they make a difference.
  7. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Nah, it hasn't had an alignment yet but I don't think it's cured. 😞
  8. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    228XXXkm Rear end refresh. Jon at Auto38 did the work in a very timely fashion. Still needs a wheel alignment and a highway run to see if it’s cured the vibration. - Integral links - upper control arms - guide links - sway bar links - swaybar bushings - wheel carrier ball joints Bit of a mix of Lemforder, Meyle and TRW I also have put the roof racks back on to carry the bike since my desire for a wagon has been put off for a little bit longer.
  9. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Thanks @hqstu for the sandpaper ‘hot tip’
  10. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    FCP euro. They have a few different kits for the job. I’d recommend doing the oil separator while you are in there too.
  11. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    228,XXXkm A few things have happened. Having come so far I decided I didn't want to let the car go for less than my 7K asking price and have set about spending the money to try and get rid of the shimmy/seat vibration...which will mean I'm going to keep the car for a bit longer. Jon at Auto38 diagnosed some play in the steering box and some in the rear end. He swapped the original steering box back in which has really tightened up the front end and got rid of a weird knock at the 45 degrees mark, however the shimmy still remains. In the meantime an OEM muffler came up on FB marketplace. $60 and 2 blocks from my house. This got installed by Midas (125 + gst if anyones interested) today. Feels like a new car, so quiet and no annoying drone at 2000rpm. It didnt drone on the motorway but round town getting up to 50km it was abit annoying. The tip looks alot nicer too than the rusty pipe. Suspension parts have arrived from FCP and will be going in next week.
  12. Nice, thanks. That’s one clean looking roof.
  13. What roof rack is that? Does it fit without having to take the flaps off the mounting points?
  14. couple of real tidy E36’s in Dunedin. Anyone on here?
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