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Thread: "What did you do to your E39 today V2.0."

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    "What did you do to your E39 today V2.0."

    I looked at it.
    The old thread was towed to the archive, too big and taking up too much bandwidth.

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    Did not work on the M5 but took it on a short trip this weekend. Didn't encounter any breakdown or issues at all. Was worried about possible engine overheat (aux fan not working) during the rush hour time but the engine remained pretty much cool. Met blackknight530i at his house and we stayed up till 3am talking nothing but BMW's and bf.c, and we continued on our further discussion on S54 swap. I got the chance to drive his M7 and 530i and he drove my M5.



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    Had my driver seat re-dyed. Happy with THAT part of the job. The guy didn't reconnect the cable for the seat belt adjustment and now the connector/clip is missing. I put it back together with a couple of zip ties and that appears to be working for the time being. He also couldn't fix the seat twist. I just don't want to mess with it.

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    took a break from working on customer BMW's and installed my new centerlink/inner tie rods. steering feels nice and tight now, as it should!

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    Got an FM transmitter in the mail from JimLegend, plotting the install into the E39
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    Used "bag balm" to treat the leather seats, front and back, in both the 528i and the 540i. It's supposed to relax the wrinkles and re-moisturize the leather. I guess it depends on what sort of coating is on the leather and if it remains porous or not. It looks shiny, though. lol.

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    removed front license plate bracket, installed new trim piece after vinyl wrapping all of the impact strip all the way around with 4d carbon fiber wrap. looks much sportier. next i think i might do the bavauto lowering springs with bilsteins package deal. or maybe just get ksport coilovers.

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    recoded the central locking module so the doors don't lock by themselfs, and so they all unlock with the first press of the button on the key. much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by epicKA8 View Post
    recoded the central locking module so the doors don't lock by themselfs, and so they all unlock with the first press of the button on the key. much better
    i was messing with my coding today as well. ive been trying to get the locks to lock automatically when i reach a certain speed yet every time i code it (tried all the different options) it still doesnt auto lock. the only reason i really want it to do it is because im a smoker and when i have my arm out my window the lock is always in the way.

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    That's what mine did, coded it so it doesn't lock.
    Last edited by epicKA8; 09-22-2015 at 11:53 PM.

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    Full 5 stage paint puff and detail, also clear bra removal.


    Now done

    Clear bra removed too it was bad
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    not mine but working on the bosslady's wagon. replacing the broken adjusters in her headlights. will need to do my own here too shortly.



    found her highbeam had broken off! ended up using some fixall to get it back together, we will see how long it lasts. she might ended up having to get a new headlight but its fixed for now


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    Hey, can you post pictures of your patch job ? I just realized that I don't have adjusters on mine, and that might explain why the light is always pointing down.

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