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About d_a_n1979

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  • Birthday 08/02/1979

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    Preston, Lancs
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    Cars, weightlifting/powerlifting/strongman (training, coaching and competing), hifi, technologies
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    Company Director/owner - Niche Digital recruitment


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    2006 E65 730D - Le Mans Blue

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  1. d_a_n1979

    Winter tyres - it's that time of year!

    Aye, the snow tested the Alpin A4s on the 530i, they performed superbly. Hopingbthat I’ll get a similar chance when we’re up there again & on my new winters
  2. d_a_n1979

    E60 Petrol engine buying advice

    It'll be easy to clean Just keep on top of it and it'll be fine There's always the boot for child storage
  3. d_a_n1979

    E60 Petrol engine buying advice

    No; the E61 is the touring, the E60 the saloon You'd mentioned a touring in your port; so that's why I linked to that touring specifically Personally; with your budget, you're in LCI territory, so I'd stay with those. Get as many toys as you can (heated seats, memory seats, Bluetooth, aux-in, nav etc)
  4. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fully agree; looks well, but the plate just isn't right Then again, we're all different
  5. d_a_n1979

    E60 Petrol engine buying advice

    IMO this looks a nice motor: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006-BMW-530I-M-SPORT-AUTO-TOURING-MASSIVE-SPEC-SILVERGREY-A08/323427594884?hash=item4b4dc97284:g:S2IAAOSwIr9bjSFN If it was for sale when I was looking; I'd now own it I'd say A bit overpriced; I think so, but cash is king etc
  6. d_a_n1979

    E60 Petrol engine buying advice

    I was looking at E61 550i's or the 750i land barges and in all honesty; the stories of the valve stem oil seals rebuilds and bills are what put me off in the end; c£3k if you're lucky etc Other than that; it's the usual. Check for oil leaks, make sure they've got solid service history with bills/paperwork to show and check the MOT history too etc. These cars tend to not rust anywhere near as bad as the E39 did; so that's a major plus point. The tourings lid can suffer wiring issues, where it wears in the hinges and it needs sorting out properly etc There are a few 550i cars for sale currently; there's one in Wales that I'd personally stay clear of. The owner comes across as a complete knobber; doesn't know what he's talking about and the car is not anywhere near in as good a condition he says it is. It can be found on a certain auction webshite! There are other 550i's out there for sale too; but IMO stupidly overpriced, typical dealers trying it on. They won't have more than £5k in the car etc The only E61 tourings I test drove were the 530i ones and I really liked them; the newer version of the M54 (N54 IIRC) and they drove really well; just a shame they were poverty spec otherwise I'd have probably bought one and not be in my current 730D!
  7. d_a_n1979

    E39 broken coin tray sliding lid.

    I had similar on a previous E38 Found it easier to loosen the centre console and push it up from underneath; it came out fine then with a bit of force
  8. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    A long way; you need very little of it to work properly. They give you some applicator pads; but I found they break down fairly easily; so get some of your missus' make up pads and use them
  9. d_a_n1979

    How to test drive a car!! This is BRILLIANT !

    An old'un but a good'en
  10. d_a_n1979

    Wheels and Tyres for Winter in F10

    Did your car come with 17s from factory; if so, as long as the alloys and tyres are within those specs; it’ll be fine If not, stick with 18s and the recommended tyre sizes IMO You can always use a tyre calculator to see if you can drop down a tyre size etc; but for the winter weather we do get over here, I personally stick with OEM sizes. Narrower tyres are great for heavy snow, something we might see, but rarely
  11. Different tyres on a car is fine, as long as they’re front/rear Different tyres on opposite sides of the axle is a no no really If you’ve got 2 decent tyres still; stick them on the front and put the new tyres into the rear wheels
  12. d_a_n1979

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Wow... Hell of a project! Its a technicolour dream car
  13. d_a_n1979

    Boot lock gasket replacement

    Yup. Boot lid plastics off, undo lock mech, remove and the connect gasket up and refit I used a smear of silicone when I did mine just for peace of mind Its an easy job to do
  14. d_a_n1979

    Eibach Sportline Springs 45/40mm for BMW F10

    Looks a perfect drop IMO How is it for bottoming out or tyres tubing on rough roads/undulations in the road etc? It's about as low as you'd want to go before going over to coilovers etc IMO