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Old 17-06-2021, 01:24 PM   #11
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That's a bargain price, SE spec with M Sport seats too, new front and rear arms and and track rod end too. It might be worth getting the wheel alignment checked too as you wouldn't believe how many people/garages replace them and never adjust the steering afterwards
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Old 17-06-2021, 03:19 PM   #12
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Nice one!! I have one of these but petrol 530i and love it - although I've spent the morning struggling, removing the f/o/s a/roll bar drop link.

I think it must have fallen foul of a pothole as it was clonking and getting worse. Not a problem, part ordered from BMW today & hopefully arrives tomorrow.

Look after her and she'll serve you well.
Cheers it's booked in for Tuesday to have a check over, hopefully all good
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That's a bargain price, SE spec with M Sport seats too, new front and rear arms and and track rod end too. It might be worth getting the wheel alignment checked too as you wouldn't believe how many people/garages replace them and never adjust the steering afterwards
Yeah the alignment feels alright but just had 4 brand new tyres fitted so will get it tracked anyway for peace of mind, its had loads of work done
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Old 17-06-2021, 06:36 PM   #13
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Looks like a great buy. Look forward to reading this.

Even as a non-BMW owner the YouTube channel consuming my interest and time is the BRILLIANT M539 Restorations with Stretan - absolutely worth a week of your time

https://youtube.com/c/M539Restorations


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Old 17-06-2021, 07:26 PM   #14
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Looks like a great buy. Look forward to reading this.

Even as a non-BMW owner the YouTube channel consuming my interest and time is the BRILLIANT M539 Restorations with Stretan - absolutely worth a week of your time

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Cheers mate yeah I'm subscribed to that already, also been checking out bmw doctor too
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Old 17-06-2021, 07:28 PM   #15
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OK so had the car a little over 24 hours and I have had 4 new falken tyres fitted and a new set of wipers, small stuff but certainly very important
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Two and a half grand. Wow! That's fantastic and it's all yours. I can't see the point of getting into debt for cars.

I absolutely love that colour.

I hope it gives you loads of hassle free miles

Surely you have dropped on a good one as if he sold you a dud, being a workmate, he'd have to see you every day
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Two and a half grand. Wow! That's fantastic and it's all yours. I can't see the point of getting into debt for cars.



I absolutely love that colour.



I hope it gives you loads of hassle free miles



Surely you have dropped on a good one as if he sold you a dud, being a workmate, he'd have to see you every day
Thank you so much, I do a lot of driving and need something reliable, fingers cross this delivers, i love the colour too its different
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Definitely priced well, what's the mileage Pete?
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Definitely priced well, what's the mileage Pete?
Just about to hit 131k
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OK so an update, the rear centre seatbelt socket was playing up so 12 quid later on a well known auction site and it was replaced although some help was needed from my good friend President Swirl with fitting the rear bench back. Anyway some work has been done on the front, there was a home done respray on one side of the bumper which with the skills of PS and some wet and dry and a lake country ccs pad managed to make it look a million times better and also gave the rest of the bumper and the lights a lick over

Tried to get the pics in order but you get the idea
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