My first v8 - E39 540i

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Order the shoelace repair kit and do it yourself. Perfect for that!
Was past this I'm afraid. Took it to modern tyres in duncrue and the inside wall was chewn to bits. Was filled with what looked like the black rubber from a 3g pitch. Thankfully no damage to the alloys

Asked about me bringing my own tires for them to fit and they wouldnt have it. Read plenty of people doing this but maybe with smaller shops??

Anyway, tread on the passenger front was pretty good so just ordered another matching one from them. Getting fitted tomorrow.
 

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That’s just the result of it being driven on when soft.
Yeah there was more than a handful in it. Got it replaced today, just happy enough to have 4 matching wheels and tires again.

Car is also going into krcr to finalize and fit the bumper on Thursday. Should have it back friday evening.
 

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Wow. Over a year since I last updated this. Tbh not much has been done apart from a wash every few weeks. Drop links replaced and gearbox service carried out by dw autos over the summer.

Bumper was replaced and fitted by KrCR with no complaints. Would happily use terry again but I believe they have stopped doing private customers last I heard.

I’m just about reaching the two year mark and put on just under 8k miles in it. Passed MoT on Sunday with no advisories which is good.

I’m planning to get the front shocks sent back to bilstein for a rebuild after my mechanics advice.
 

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Looks great, doesn't seem like you would need to do much to it other than enjoy it.
 
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Wow. Over a year since I last updated this. Tbh not much has been done apart from a wash every few weeks. Drop links replaced and gearbox service carried out by dw autos over the summer.

Bumper was replaced and fitted by KrCR with no complaints. Would happily use terry again but I believe they have stopped doing private customers last I heard.

I’m just about reaching the two year mark and put on just under 8k miles in it. Passed MoT on Sunday with no advisories which is good.

I’m planning to get the front shocks sent back to bilstein for a rebuild after my mechanics advice.
Good to see the old girls still in good hands. What’s happened to the Bilsteins? Have you got the receipts ok? I can search for old emails from the company I bought them from if you wanted to contact them first with any issues?
 
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Good to see the old girls still in good hands. What’s happened to the Bilsteins? Have you got the receipts ok? I can search for old emails from the company I bought them from if you wanted to contact them first with any issues?
Thanks @Chris tii . The receipt was in the folder but the company went bust and Bilstein won't touch them and advise I can only send them in for a rebuild instead.

Been thinking about getting something different but just can't bring myself to let go of her just yet :laughing:
 
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