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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. d_a_n1979

    530i M Sport Techno Violet

    It's because wankers like that are 10 a penny He's listed it at lower end M5 money now Who then fuck is gonna pay that for a simple 530i; no matter what colour/spec, it's worth about £4k tops IMO; however with the work needed, more likely £3-£3.5k #howtobeaprick101
  2. d_a_n1979

    Carbon Black ///M5

    Good job well done
  3. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    There are differing sizes As said above, the one I ordered is from a Z3 3.0 and the 330ci one fits as well IIRC I'll have a proper look tomorrow and report back, to make sure the one I ordered fits
  4. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yeah; that are the Z3 3.0 intake pipe too (which I've one sat in the garage, never used) Might reach back into my boy racer days and fit it all again just for shits n giggles
  5. d_a_n1979

    19" tyres and pressures

    32 PSI IMO is far too soft; but then again you're in a touring with rear bags, so they may make a difference etc For mine, 40/38 is bang on now and still rides really smoothly... But you do know when you've hit a pot hole
  6. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I did a DIY cold air intake on my previous 530i @chicaneuk and it sounded great, but soon could tell it was sucking in hot air as well I used a silicone reducer pipe I had from my previous Integra DC5, ended up having to trim it to fit the MAF and then connected it to an AEM cone filter I had, never used, using a 150mm aluminium pipe section; sounded great and looked funky Needed to remove the resonator on the intake piping after the MAF really; but couldn't find a bung big enough to seal it properly and it kept throwing the EML... Stuck with a K&N panel filter in the end and that's what I'm running again... Sounds roughty enough when you boot it
  7. d_a_n1979

    2001 540i Japanese Import

    Welcome @Chris28 Looks a very interesting car; needs a bit of TLC but 9/10 cars at this age do... Looks like the headlights could do with a wet/dry treatment too, the 3M headlight restoration kit works well FYI Nicely spec'd car and at a great price, that would have been around the overall price you've paid IMO if it were for sale here in the UK; it'll certainly keep its value! Re the servicing; I'd find a decent local indy and get them to service/maintain it for you, IMO BMW aren't that amazing, but they'll still charge you through the nose for it etc Look forward to seeing more pictures when it lands in Blighty
  8. d_a_n1979

    Which Wheels Will Fit For Winter?

    Nows the time to buy the tyres though, out of season/demand = cheaper!
  9. d_a_n1979

    19" tyres and pressures

    Just to update this; I'm now running 40 psi on rears and 38 psi on fronts and the ride has improved, as well as the handling I know the RS3 tyres I'm running have fairly soft sidewalls; I chose them for that TBH to help dampen the ride a touch, but for their overall grip capabilities as well
  10. d_a_n1979

    Which Wheels Will Fit For Winter?

    Nope; the G30 onwards are 5x112 rather than the usual 5x120 that BMW have used; plus the CB is different too... Think Audi have the same 5x112 pattern, but may need to check further for CB measurements and offsets too! **Edit: Quick Google and found this: https://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1321330 Looked for this the other day as my sis-in-law was asking about winter alloys too
  11. d_a_n1979

    F11 520d estate Reverse lights

    Instructions here; further down the page: If you need further help; stick this in the relevant F10/F11 tech section, further down the home page, you'll get better coverage an answers there Welcome to the forums too
  12. d_a_n1979

    530i M Sport Techno Violet

    It'll be back up for sale soon enough
  13. d_a_n1979

    Itv4 +1 the blues brothers

    Yup; classic film and scary how old it is now I like the follow up too, BB 2000... I know folk slated it, but for me it's all about the music
  14. d_a_n1979

    Touring SLS failure

    I personally wouldn't drive it like that; for me, that's what breakdown services are for Plus I reckon any switched on motorway police officer would pull you over! Hopefully someone with a touring will answer this as soon as
  15. d_a_n1979

    V8 Misfire

    As above Start cheap & go from there, so check: Coil packs Plugs Air intake boot for any splits If they’re all ok, cam/crank sensors etc