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About d_a_n1979

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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

    Lovely E39 528i

    If they’re original Style 5s, it’s worth them being left on
  2. d_a_n1979

    Lovely E39 528i

    Looks a lovely car https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-528i-SE-AUTOMATIC-SALOON/233082259730?hash=item3644c90912:g:qFQAAOSwPVFcQ3ue
  3. d_a_n1979

    Car stalled. DDE (diesel preheat) light showing.

    That’s a picture of an M54 petrol engine IIRC and the part you mention is the ABS pump Arent the issues you’re having, are with a Diesel engine?
  4. d_a_n1979

    bulb upgrade recommendations wanted.

    Halos: Go for CREE LED bulbs, lots to choose from on eBay, but around c£35 is about the right mark, from previous experience, to get ones that work well, are bright enough to look more modern and don't flicker For example: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-BMW-E39-E60-E63-E87-E65-E53-CREE-LED-Angel-Eye-Halo-Light-DRL-90W-Canbus-Bulb/202327165834?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&hash=item2f1ba38b8a:g:e9IAAOSwKAJbTDIu:rk:10:pf:0 As for your headlights; you have OEM halogen headlights, you're never going to get better bulbs to make them look brighter, H7s just aren't that good unfortunately This topic has been covered before, a lot, so a search using the search function will find you all you need to know However; having done this in both previous E39s, I'll list what I and a few others of us have done. Xenon retrofit You need: x2 OEM xenon ballasts (contact them asking for the best price for 2, they'll probably give you free postage: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-E38-XENON-HEADLIGHT-BALLAST-CONTROL-UNIT-8387114-5DV007760-29-OEM/223272953117?hash=item33fc1ae51d:g:qusAAOSwrlRZ2mYi:rk:2:pf:0&LH_ItemCondition=4 x2 D2S bubs (Lunex D2S bulbs via eBay/Amazon are very good, half the price of the similar Osram bulbs, makes sense to buy 2 sets so you have spares etc): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lunex-Headlight-Xenon-Replacement-6000K/dp/B06XKVZ7C9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548250085&sr=8-1&keywords=lunex+d2s x2 D2S to H7 adapters (they MUST be these:) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hela-3-1-H7-zu-D2S-HID-Xenon-KIT-Nachrustsatz-Adapter-Fassung-BMW-5er-E39-C/381741941457?hash=item58e197c2d1:g:2MYAAOSw7GNaxLJH:rk:1:pf:0 It's all plug n play, you do need to make sure your headlight adjusters are working fine and haven't crumbled, as they tend to do, and also make sure the lenses are clean/polished etc You will find that your cluster may throw up a 'bulb out' warning, switch off headlights and back on again and it'll go. You can get this coded out via INPA; I personally never bothered as it doesn't cause issues
  5. Sounds a cracking project! Get a separate project thread up in the relevant projects section further down the home page and get a lot of pictures up... We all like to see a lot of pictures
  6. d_a_n1979

    20" Style 149 alloys & tyres

    I'm registered on there but never really post as it's a very quiet forum
  7. d_a_n1979

    New F10 M5 owner

    Welcome again and a lovely car!
  8. d_a_n1979

    Dashcam

    Welcome to the forums For specific stuff like this; you're best to ask in the relevant F10 tech section further down the home page, this is just the noob section and for introductions You'll get better coverage and more relevant answers from fellow F10 owners as well Likewise, I've got the Nextbase 512GW webcam to fit in my 730D; just finding time to do it, but I'll be reporting back on it in the relevant projects thread too
  9. d_a_n1979

    E39 dropping small blobs of emulsified oil

    Get the Meyle CCV kit via C3BMW & from experience, take the inlet mani off to do the job & give yourself more room to work. Get the inlet mani gaskets as well, Febi Bilstein ones are spot on All part numbers can be found via RealOEM
  10. d_a_n1979

    Best BMW engine for longevity

    I'd still go with M52... They rarely eat their HG; only if it's not been looked after and the cooling system maintained as it should be Ultra smooth, ultra reliable and easily serviced/maintained. Good power too
  11. d_a_n1979

    E61 535D issues with cold starts

    You've just commented on a post from 2013 pal; probably best to start your own thread asking re your question and the issues you're having
  12. d_a_n1979

    E39 2003 525dat - servotronic problems

    Yeah; sorry had seen that You still need to put the question into the E39 tech section; it'll get better coverage and answers then
  13. d_a_n1979

    #amazonshitcarshow is back

    Enjoyed it Always have done, it's got better with age The Demon is the car I'd go for; it's the perfect balance of all 3 IMO
  14. d_a_n1979

    Strange noise in the engine bay

    Is that the under bonnet fuel pump?
  15. d_a_n1979

    E39 reverse light issues

    Ah; sorry, thought there was a switch on both manual and autos! @chamalye I'd be doing as @Clavurion said and look into the ECM Does your car have reverse parking sensors etc? Think you need to get the car hooked up to INPA/INSTA and get the codes read/modules checked maybe?
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