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post #241 of 277 Old 25th April 2019, 10:03 PM
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Oh no! What a cockwomble.

Glad they got a print, a lot more than what they would have got over here in the UK. Probably wouldn't have even come out to look at it.

Fingers crossed they find him before you do!


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post #242 of 277 Old 26th April 2019, 04:44 AM
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WTF...sorry to see this. I did not realize E39 M5 mirrors were in such high demand...

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post #243 of 277 Old 26th April 2019, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Oh no! What a cockwomble.

Glad they got a print, a lot more than what they would have got over here in the UK. Probably wouldn't have even come out to look at it.

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Props to German Polizei. The policeman was stunned when I told him how much one of them bad boys costs.

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WTF...sorry to see this. I did not realize E39 M5 mirrors were in such high demand...
Neither do I. They clearly knew what they were going for. Funny thing is that the car has been in my other garage for almost 3 weeks while the rims were getting refinished, just put it back in this garage close to my apartment last Thursday and someone snagged them up promptly. The most important thing now is to find a new garage which so difficult in Frankfurt.
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In the US, while my 330 was parked in my father in laws driveway once, done high school kids drove by and sprayed the car and entire house with paintballs. Cops basically laughed and said they had more important things to do, I even had a paintball tube that was left on the ground for prints and they didnít want it.


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post #245 of 277 Old 26th April 2019, 05:04 PM
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Sorry to see this happen. I guess original mirrors for these cars are becoming more sought after. On the bright side, mirrors are replaceable and there is no other damage to the car.
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post #247 of 277 Old 6th May 2019, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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In the US, while my 330 was parked in my father in laws driveway once, done high school kids drove by and sprayed the car and entire house with paintballs. Cops basically laughed and said they had more important things to do, I even had a paintball tube that was left on the ground for prints and they didnít want it.

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I really love Germany for some things and the way they operate. Police officers were so relaxed and easy-going to talk to. Despite their due diligence, don't think they'll be able to track down the douchebag.

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Sorry to see this happen. I guess original mirrors for these cars are becoming more sought after. On the bright side, mirrors are replaceable and there is no other damage to the car.
S**t happens and yes, luckily no other damage, just have to replace the mirrors and it'll be like it never happened.

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What a douchebag.
Indeed.


Finally received new brakes pads from D2Racing and these fit perfectly. These are their Sport pads which are carbon ceramic compound and so far I'm very happy with them. Brake pedal feel is lastly as it should be, they grab on the Autobahn superbly and inspire great confidence.







While my remarkably slow insurance gets back to me on the situation with the mirrors, I had to be able to drive the car so I went with el cheapo mirrors which I'm going to keep until I switch to the new garage.













These are surprisingly good quality for $35 I must say. Blue tint, heated and aspherical which is very useful and not usual China garbage.

Sadly, when the dumbass ripped out the mirrors he broke off and took parts of the actuators with him which meant I couldn't mount these properly. I was traveling to Cologne in the morning so I used double sided tape since they could be only partially secured in place, which didn't go that well.

Worked fine on the way there but on the way back at around 155 mph the left mirror glass started to wobble violently and just as I thought it's going to fly off it did. Clipped the window on its fateful journey, left a small mark and for good measure, chipped glossy black window trim, disappeared and presumably shattered in gazillion pieces. Made for a nice yep, I'm an idiot moment.

Mind due, 1st of May, everyone's off from work, early in the morning - all this meant the Autobahn was empty. I had the best drive of the year with the M5. I drove it like I stole it and enjoyed every bit of the drive.

Once I got home, I went on the interweb, ordered new left side mirror and searched for similar cheap and used actuators because there's no way I was going to pay out of my own pocket $242 per side for the new ones from BMW.

The search was fruitful and I found 2 cheap actuators from some Mercedes model for $55 shipped. They looked identical, only the connector was different which was fine since I only needed the front plastic.







The broken one is from the M5 on the pictures. Transferring the front plastic was easy enough and now I have fully functional actuators where the glass attaches firmly.

At the moment I'm rocking the M5 like this until I get around to finish recovering headliner with Alcantara.



In other news, my bank account was relieved of some money today and another V12 is finding its way to me.

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Awesome!!!! What did you buy???

Man I love when you update.

Crap one with the mirrors glad youíre getting it sorted with insurance hopefully tho??
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Stop playing with us lol!!!!

A 7 series????
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