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My Daily.Bought in May 2015 with 213000km.Oxfordgrün paint with Englischgrün fabric inside. I make do with the all green look but I wish it had the sport seats.Exterior is a bit rough. Interior has held very well.Engine is very linear but it needs to be above 3k rpm to really pull this heavy wagon.Has leaky exhaust because otherwise it would be way too quiet.->fixed. Did 3k during summer 2015 storming autobahn and lapping the Nordschleife as well as carrying the in-laws around.. It is a very versatile car.I'm am currently "restoring" it to a good working spec. I'd like it to handle well but still be confortable (it is an everyday car after all, and the girlfriend would not be too happy to ride in a "race car".I've done wheels and tires, front shocks with lowering springs, gearbox oil change. On the body I repaired the PDC, and had two jacking points repaired (common rust point on E39s).Update, June 2016, 240000km.M54B30 intake manifold installed. Car runs healthier. Not a huge improvement without a tune and the fact that the car is quite heavy but still noticeable.Suspension refurb with quality parts underway (Merle HD, Lemförder, etc...)Belts and water pump, thermostat and radiator done.Update, Spring 2017, 262000km.-Suspension refurb almost complete. Everything is new under there.-Exhaust failed completely so I picked up a 525i exhaust at the local junkyard. Hard to weld it as M54 flanges don't line up with M52TU flanges. No big deal.-Eonon Android GPS unit.-FL Hella xenon headlights with new adjusters.-EBC Yellowstuff-540i 324mm calipers-Goodridge SS brakes linesNext:-Rear subframe bushings.-If the B25 gives up, I'll probably buy a parts car and build a B28 instead. Should be a direct bold on with EWS and key slots.
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