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d_a_n1979 last won the day on November 9

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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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    2002 530i Sport - Black Sapphire Metallic

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  1. Most reliable engine is M57 3L ?

    Really?! The M54, IMO, is probably one of the most bullet proof engines they made... Just take care of the cooling system and all is well... I see and read more issues with the diesel lumps than I ever do with the petrol lumps! I'm sure the OP just likes to come on and try and start arguments
  2. New calipers, discs and pads ordered for upfront, have a sticky NS caliper issue so will replace the whole lot rather than just one side! Mtec grooved discs Mtec brake pads Refurbed ATE brake calipers Motul brake fluid It's never ending
  3. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fried the front NS caliper/disc and pads Seems it's a little seized New MTec grooved discs, their own pads ordered and getting calipers from General Traffic motorfactors, local to me (cheaper than Brakes Int)! Will get them fitted later next week as haven't time before hand; will have to borrow the wife's racing Jazz
  4. These come off on Sunday if anyones interested
  5. Washing fluid concentrate tank is not working?

    Blockage or pump failure You'll need to check both
  6. It does look very clean now, but still imperfections as it's a 15 year old car and I'm not gonna start forking out shed loads of £££ doing more bodywork etc... It looks very good though! Re coilovers or OEM; for me it's all about cost and by the time you've added up all the bits, it's a lot more than decent coilovers (D2s, BC's etc) and you get no adjustability then, just fixed ride height etc... I've not gone and won't go silly low, but having it 20mm lower, IMO, makes it look better and it's handles superbly now (handled great on the Mtec II suspension) but it never cornered like it does now It does ride harder, but only just. It's not harsh, clunky or rough in any way... Very much point and shoot
  7. E39 Touring Rear Poly Bushes ? Any Feedback?

    Driven plenty of other cars with polybush replacements and IMO; they wouldn't suit what the E39 is all about (ie. comfort and quiet) Polybushes make the ride harder and the car will vibrate more Not sure if this would be exactly how it'd happen on the E39, more so the touring, but personally I wouldn't risk it The only poly I have on mine is ARB bushes, the rest are OEM and even with the coilovers on ; the car still rides very smoothly indeed
  8. Coolant and radiator hoses

    Would help to know which E39 you have; you can add it to your profile so that it appears <<< Here Personally I'd get the airbox out of the way and then have an old carton / milk carton with a large hole cut into the side and just simply undo the hose and tip it into there, shouldn't spill much at all! If you don't lose much, just top up with water, it'll be fine. But OAT coolant will be needed if you lose a fair whack
  9. The Darkbmwlord and his E39 on a shoestring...

    Could well be Check the intake boot that leads from the MAF to the throttle body, it can split in all sorts of places Cam/crank sensor can cause issues also!
  10. Parking sensor number id does it matter?

    No; a new one can sometimes make others, that are old and probably already on their way out, stop working also! I replaced all mine, bar the two middle rear ones, recently with ones via a respected reseller on eBay and they've been faultless since: These: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-X5-3-5-7-SERIES-E39-E53-E86-E85-Z4-PARKING-SENSOR-PDC-SENSOR-66206989068/281820664377?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 And these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-E46-E60-E61-E65-E66-E83-X3-3-5-Series-PDC-Reverse-Parking-Sensor-/281819710297?hash=item419dc38359
  11. 17 year old driver insurance oddity !!!

    Not a bad first car at all and like you said, more substantial than a Corsa etc
  12. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    They look superb? Where are you in the world seeing as your car is a left hooker?
  13. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    15mm spacers fitted up front to sit the alloys out a touch further; looks much better now Alloys will be off end of this week and winter alloys & tyres on. Dropped to -4ºC here last night and the weather, judging by the longer term forecasts, is only going to get/stay colder, so better safe than sorry!
  14. rear calliper

    Yeah; sorry to @530s-steve I'd linked to the wrong ones; these are the right ones: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Brake-Bleeder-Valve-Screw-Nipple-M10x1-0-mm-6768018-34116768018/291441837520?hash=item43db4985d0:g:mpgAAOSwBLlVOWlV We snapped a bleed nipple on the rears of my previous 530i and used those above, as well as new slider pins from Brakes Int etc and never had any further issues! Plenty on here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=bmw+34116768018&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xm10+x+1+bleed+nipple.TRS0&_nkw=m10+x+1+bleed+nipple&_sacat=0