So After getting bored of the 320d I've has for 3 years I finally went insane and bought a V8, and not just any V8, the least fuel efficient I could
Artic Silver 540iA Touring with 136,000 miles. The E39 isn't a pretty car by any means, but it does have a sort of charm, at least to me anyway.
Not really had any time to get some decent pics or clean it this weekend as its been mad, but here you are:
And the big reason why I started looking at 5ers:
4.4 V8 non vanos(wanted this for less to go wrong)
Also popped to the shops for some milk and seen the E39s brother
So yea, its rough, but I am not to worried about that(yet) as its nice to just park anywhere. I quite like the auto, but it isn't great for going fast and you can't smoke the tyres. MPG; the less I think about it the better, bummer they put that needle on the dash. Will be very lucky to get 20mpg I reckon.
Couple things want sorting, fuel gauge goes wanky when it gets under half, I am hoping this is one of the runners on the fuel senders worn out and can be replaced to fix. The other thing is that the passenger headlamp is misted up, does anyone know how or if this can be fixed as it looks crap. Also does anyone know if the facelift E39 lamps will fit in and are they the same as the Saloon?
I know the front tyres are on the wrong way and I don't know why either. Need to get them changed and the tracking done.
Obviously the exhaust needs to be made louder as well.
Mr. Fore; The 320d is staying for the moment while I see how I get on with this car, and could be sold at a later date. Also, I will change to sport front bumper if I can find one cheap enough.
Any thought or insults you have are welcome...