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About WRussell

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  • Birthday 07/15/1987

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    Dorking, Surrey
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    Company Owner & Director


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    2002 530i Sport Champagne I

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  1. 55w HID Kits

    My preference would be the standard look, I didn't actually know the OEM route was as plug and play as that so well worth the consideration, I'm assuming it'll be and hunt around on eBay for the parts unless someone knows where I might find a kit? Do we think issues are likely with the kit I added the link to then?
  2. 55w HID Kits

    Been without the car for a week, BMW has it (long story) However, to avoid the separation anxiety getting worse I'm thinking of upgrading my HID kit. Been running a 35w kit for the last 6 years with no issues but am considering a 55w kit; https://www.hids4u.co.uk/H7-HIDS4U-Stealth-55W-Xenon-HID-Conversion-Kit.html 2 issues I'm considering; Are they likely to cause issues on the stock wiring? I'm not that concerned with them running but I know they need a big draw on first light up which may cause issues? Would the added heat cause any problems? Thanks
  3. LED Markers

    Thanks for the responses, Anyone got any pictures? I'm not that bothered about how bright they are but more the colour. Looking for something to match up with the 6000k HID set. Notices a lot of the kits say a 5/6/7K but are actually all the same colour.
  4. Word Porn from BMW?

    Reading about the F90 the other day and came across this; The high-revving V8 Bi-turbo engine has two TwinScroll turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, High-Precision Injection and a fully variable Valvetronic valve control. Combined with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission and M xDrive all-wheel drive system, adrenaline-charged driving experiences are guaranteed. Might just be me but thought I'd share . . . . . .
  5. LED Markers

    I know the LED markers divide opinion a little but was wondering you could post a pic of what you're running and where you got them from? I'm after a set to match 6000k HID's, had some a few years back but can't seem to figure out which ones Thanks
  6. Front drivers side clatter sound 530

    Is it in anyway rev dependant? I had a similar sounding rattle for ages, changed all the usual suspects but all to no avail. Had a brainwave one night about the exhaust and expansion under heat and load (sad I know). Jacked the car up and the big bracket attaching the exhaust to the auto box housing had completely busted off, only 2 small bolts holding it in place to start with. Removed it and sure enough rattle gone. 'IF' that's the issue done be tempted to run without it as looking at it, and its location, I'm sure It's there to protect the main housing as well as anchor the exhaust.
  7. Which Detailing Spray?

    I can't recommend Poorboys QD+ enough, used it on a black car for 5 years and never had any issues
  8. Replacing windscreen - what else at same time?

    Anyone know Admiral's stance on this? Been considering it but would rather Pay more and have a genuine one, Thanks
  9. Badges

    How much would the bonnet and boot BMW badge be for an E39? WX52 OKG Thank you
  10. Adeel's E39 525d

    Looking good. I really need to get my bumpers done and the 'normal' bits of rust sorted Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. E39 Champagne I

    Couple of updates The back end of February I started noticing smoke on start up, done a quick inspection to find the top vent hose was all but clogged with mayo. Idle wasn't brilliant, performance was down a little, oil consumption was through the roof and I had some suction at the filler cap - CCV (again) Did a few tests as I noticed a minor coolant leak around the same time so was thinking the worst (went on a few longer trips and sure enough the smoke would subside for a day or so) Took the plunge and had these delivered; The previous installation was done with the aftermarket bits via eBay, had trouble fitting some of the pipe work and clearly didn't last long so thought this time I would stick to BMW direct, forum discount helps! Soon as I lifted the bonnet to do the CCV noticed the top right corner of the radiator was wet, tasted it and sure enough coolant. Never been so happy to see a leak so was now confident the CCV was the culprit. As you can see the one was completely blocked; Since then, fingers (still) crossed, I've not seen any more smoke. Then hit a bit of a milestone Date was 10th May, only noticed after I'd taken the photo. Then came this little lot direct from Germany; There's a few other bits I want to get before spraying these and getting them fitted - Parking Senors, going to replace them all and the main undertray Next up was the oil filter housing gasket, it had been weeping for a few months but the CCV issue took priority The old gasket as flush and pretty brittle, not as bad as I expected all the same I'd previously noticed the alternator bearings were all but shot so on reassembly a new Bosch 120amp version went on, also put the top deflection pulley on. I've got all the parts to do a full pulley/tensioner & belt refresh but as the radiator will be replaced in the next few weeks I'll do that then to benefit from the extra room. So on the cards next is; 1. Radiator (already bought and in the garage) 2. Pullies, Tensioners & Belts 3. Bumper Refresh 4. Leather Interior Refresh Got to fit a house move in some time during the summer too so should be busy enough :))
  12. Cooling System

    Anyone know what the OEM manufacturers are for; Radiator Expansion Tank Thermostat Water Pump Thanks
  13. New Car Opinions

    I think it's come time to start thinking about a new car. The E39 will become the weekend/project so won't be going anywhere. I've been into BMW and had a good look around the 3 below but can't come to a final decision, just after people recommendations, thoughts and opinions. It'll be my car but needs to accommodate the wife a 2 small people.
  14. CCV / Head Gasket!?!

    Thank you for the responses guys. I had 'help' last time and can't remember cleaning the dipstick tube so would assume it didn't happen. Thank you for the advice re the part, it's that age old decision of dealer/no-dealer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Coolant Temp?

    I've the the Intravee fitted into the car so really helpful with the status screen. It gives a maximum temp and current temp for the journey. Varies between 92-99 degrees. I always seem to get a high (97/98/99) then I'm guessing the thermostat opens fully and keeps it around the 95 mark Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk