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E39 525i Individual
23-01-2019, 04:08 PM (This post was last modified: 23-01-2019 04:13 PM by Kyle.)
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E39 525i Individual
Hi Guys...

I have always admired the shape of the E39, was always a "maybe one day" kinda car.... Ideally I would have loved a 530d, but they are really hard to find in good condition Fencelook

Now importantly, I wasn't actually looking at buying one right now, and then a mate of mine advertised his parent's car and I was hooked! It had been in the family for 12 years and is very well looked after...

Specs

2002 E39 525i Auto
120xxxkm
Individual Package
Scarab Green
Tan interior

There are a few small issues to work on, but that's what makes it fun.

Only have a potato pic for now Sleep

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Current:
'11 BMW E90 320d MSport
'09 BMW E90 320i Exclusive

Ex:
'03 BMW E46 330i Individual, '02 BMW E39 525i Individual, '06 Impreza 2.0R Wagon, '03 S3 8L, '11 A3 1.6TDi, '70 VW Beetle 1600 Twin Port '00 A4 2.4 V6, '09 Ibiza Cupra 1.8T, 2013 Vivo Gran Turismo, E36 M3 Coupe, E46 320i Individual MSport, '98 Civic V Tec, E36 318is Msport, E30 318i Coupe,GOLF MK1 GT
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23-01-2019, 04:44 PM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
Praise

Always had a soft spot for these cars too. The individuals have aged beautifully!

Congrats and many many happy trouble free miles!

EX:
e30 320i 2.9l stroker Astral Silver
e36 M3 Avus Blue
e34 M5 Calypso Red
e82 125i Space Grey
e82 135i Alpine White
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23-01-2019, 05:20 PM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
Love your collection: these are gems.

Great cars.

Current:
2014 320i F30 - M-Sport (Mrs)
2012 3.0d F25 - M-Sport (Family Wagon)
2005 325ci E46 - M-Sport (Mr)
2003 330ci E46 - Weekend (Mr)

Previous BMWs:
2012 328i F30 - Powerful racy motor
2012 320i E90 - Solid built, disappointing performance
2010 3.0d E70 - Versatile car, strong diesel motor
2004 320i E46 - Built like a tank, superb motor
2003 320i E46 - Money pit, lemon of note
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24-01-2019, 06:15 AM
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E39 525i Individual
Congrats!

Seems you’ve found a gem and with such low mileage!




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24-01-2019, 07:45 AM
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E39 525i Individual
Congrats on a gem of note. Is the CD shuttle in the boot still missing


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24-01-2019, 07:53 AM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
Congrats man... very neat looking 5er
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24-01-2019, 08:37 AM (This post was last modified: 24-01-2019 08:41 AM by LenyanSH.)
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RE: E39 525i Individual
Congrats buddy,i got mine last year october its a 525i,the only problem its a radio not working [Image: 20190121_055607[1]_2830701507.jpg]on[Image: 20190121_055456[1]_585391242.jpg][Image: 20190121_055530[1]_5032577677.jpg]
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24-01-2019, 08:53 AM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
Congrats Kyle! They're such epic cars!

Miss mine so much... BlueCry

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24-01-2019, 10:21 AM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
Congrats it's beautiful Praise
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24-01-2019, 10:27 AM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
Thanks for the kind words guys! Really happy with the purchase smile bounce

(24-01-2019 07:45 AM)S1NGH 911 Wrote:  Congrats on a gem of note. Is the CD shuttle in the boot still missing


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Ok, I'm intrigued Fencelook

First update is a small but expensive one, the car had mismatched tyres which are a big problem for me, even worse was that the front tyres were Dunflop SP7000.

Got a good deal on a set of Falkens, in the correct size. Happy with them so far, car even looks better.

Old kak...
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And the new
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Current:
'11 BMW E90 320d MSport
'09 BMW E90 320i Exclusive

Ex:
'03 BMW E46 330i Individual, '02 BMW E39 525i Individual, '06 Impreza 2.0R Wagon, '03 S3 8L, '11 A3 1.6TDi, '70 VW Beetle 1600 Twin Port '00 A4 2.4 V6, '09 Ibiza Cupra 1.8T, 2013 Vivo Gran Turismo, E36 M3 Coupe, E46 320i Individual MSport, '98 Civic V Tec, E36 318is Msport, E30 318i Coupe,GOLF MK1 GT
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24-01-2019, 10:38 AM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
(24-01-2019 07:45 AM)S1NGH 911 Wrote:  Congrats on a gem of note. Is the CD shuttle in the boot still missing


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Yes when my folks got the car in '07 it was missing.

@Kyle my folks were toying with selling it in 2011/2012 and obviously this gent looked at it.
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24-01-2019, 10:42 AM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
Those motor sport wheels look great. Thumbs
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24-01-2019, 12:34 PM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
Welcome to the E39 mafia Kyle.

You have gem of a car in your hands. Tiptoe

Out of curiosity, what size tyres have you fitted?

Current Cars.

1982 Ford Granada 3.0 GLE
1996 VR6 Jetta Auto
1999 E39 540i Manual Thumbs
2011 ML 350 CDI Avantgarde
2011 1.4 Chev Utility

Ex Cars.

1988 Ford Sierra XR6
1991 Ford Sapphire 3.0 GLX
1995 VW Caravelle 2.6i
1994 Ford Telstar 2.0
2003 Mercedes Benz C270 CDI
2003 E46 BMW 318i
2007 Opel Corsa 1.4i
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24-01-2019, 02:19 PM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
(24-01-2019 12:34 PM)Dbn540i Wrote:  Welcome to the E39 mafia Kyle.

You have gem of a car in your hands. Tiptoe

Out of curiosity, what size tyres have you fitted?

Thanks bru, checked the door for specs... 235/45/17 and 255/40/17

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Current:
'11 BMW E90 320d MSport
'09 BMW E90 320i Exclusive

Ex:
'03 BMW E46 330i Individual, '02 BMW E39 525i Individual, '06 Impreza 2.0R Wagon, '03 S3 8L, '11 A3 1.6TDi, '70 VW Beetle 1600 Twin Port '00 A4 2.4 V6, '09 Ibiza Cupra 1.8T, 2013 Vivo Gran Turismo, E36 M3 Coupe, E46 320i Individual MSport, '98 Civic V Tec, E36 318is Msport, E30 318i Coupe,GOLF MK1 GT
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24-01-2019, 06:12 PM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
(24-01-2019 02:19 PM)Kyle Wrote:  
(24-01-2019 12:34 PM)Dbn540i Wrote:  Welcome to the E39 mafia Kyle.

You have gem of a car in your hands. Tiptoe

Out of curiosity, what size tyres have you fitted?

Thanks bru, checked the door for specs... 235/45/17 and 255/40/17

Great that's the correct size. I have the same sizes on my car.

Current Cars.

1982 Ford Granada 3.0 GLE
1996 VR6 Jetta Auto
1999 E39 540i Manual Thumbs
2011 ML 350 CDI Avantgarde
2011 1.4 Chev Utility

Ex Cars.

1988 Ford Sierra XR6
1991 Ford Sapphire 3.0 GLX
1995 VW Caravelle 2.6i
1994 Ford Telstar 2.0
2003 Mercedes Benz C270 CDI
2003 E46 BMW 318i
2007 Opel Corsa 1.4i
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26-01-2019, 08:42 AM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
I saw this car on gumtree and was showing it to my wife, she loved the colour

Nice one man

I choose to make the rest of my life, the best of my life

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His: MY11 VW Jetta 5 1.6 TDI DSG Comfortline
Hers:MY06 Audi A3 8P 2.0 FSI Sportpack A/T
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28-01-2019, 11:18 AM
Post: #17
RE: E39 525i Individual
Another small update,

Having driven a car with LED headlight for a while now, I forgot how bad old school halogen lights are Fencelook

Fetched the car at night and pretty much drove blind all the way home, relying on the lights from other cars from time to time Rofl

So it was time for an upgrade.. Stopped by Jabsport on Saturday and he got to work.

> LED angel eye bulbs
> LED numberplate lights
> LED fog light bulbs
> HID headlights (could not get LEDs to work in the aftermarket bulb holder)


Happy with the outcome, gives the old girl a bit of a facelift...

Some pics:

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Then it was obviously time for the cleaning to begin!

Started with the interior since the weather on Saturday was horrible, the car was relatively clean and well kept... However from experience, I could tell that there was a massive difference to be made. I will get the carpets shampooed soon.

Not many before shots but you get the idea..

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I went for a mild clean here because of the age of the components, but happy with the outcome.

The water...

Fencelook
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And some after shots

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The next day I tackled the exterior, this was just given a good wash with some spray wax to finish it off, I'll give her a proper and well needed detail when I have some time.

My ammo (lol)

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Full range of AF now available locally at http://www.dscosa.com/shop

After pics Tiptoe

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That's all for now, thatnk for looking... (and sorry about your data)

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Current:
'11 BMW E90 320d MSport
'09 BMW E90 320i Exclusive

Ex:
'03 BMW E46 330i Individual, '02 BMW E39 525i Individual, '06 Impreza 2.0R Wagon, '03 S3 8L, '11 A3 1.6TDi, '70 VW Beetle 1600 Twin Port '00 A4 2.4 V6, '09 Ibiza Cupra 1.8T, 2013 Vivo Gran Turismo, E36 M3 Coupe, E46 320i Individual MSport, '98 Civic V Tec, E36 318is Msport, E30 318i Coupe,GOLF MK1 GT
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28-01-2019, 11:28 AM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
Suuuch a good looking car! Blowheart

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28-01-2019, 11:46 AM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
Blowheart

Lovely man! What's the rest of the plans like..?

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28-01-2019, 11:48 AM
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RE: E39 525i Individual
Look at this now, beautiful machine, congrats man Thumbs
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