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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

    Style 132 x5 wheels

    According to: http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/ X5 E53 9x19 vorne 255/50R19 ET 48 10x19 hinten 285/45R19 ET 45 You're going to need fairly aggressive spacers! Your ideal offsets are c20 IIRC; maybe a bit higher for the rears, if going by the 19" Spiders standards So you'd be looking at 25/30mm for the front and 20/25s for the rears, I think...! I'm sure someone with prior/current experience of these will be on to correct or agree; but personally; I wouldn't be running spacers that size
  2. d_a_n1979

    Auto box on 535d e61

    Stick this in the relevant E60/61 tech section pal; you'll get better, more relevant coverage there
  3. d_a_n1979

    Lets see your BMWs that you have owned

    1st ever BMW - E38 728i facelift; this started the bad habit off 2nd: Slate Green 530i Sport; fantastic car, should never have sold it: 3rd: Sapphire Black 530i Sport; overall a great car, but I'd started to get bored with it and would have ended up swapping bits just for the sheer hell of it: Now my 4th; BMW E65 730D Sport. Overall a fantastic car with a cracking spec and the right size car for a gentleman of my stature
  4. d_a_n1979

    E61 530i SE Auto - New MOT

    Where from, was it the lad in Wales?
  5. d_a_n1979

    E61 530i SE Auto - New MOT

    Put an idea of a price on pal Saves embarrassment of silly offers then
  6. d_a_n1979

    E60 530i LCI

    Looks a cracking car with a cracking spec too: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530i-LCI-M-Sport-Auto-272PS/233005762900?hash=item364039c954:g:DCYAAOSwjt1b7HKC:rk:22:pf:0
  7. d_a_n1979

    E39 530i touring

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bmw-530i-sport-auto-touring/264035490072?hash=item3d79bdd918:g:Bc8AAOSwXUdbp~k4:rk:18:pf:0 A LOT of car for not a lot of £££ - A few simple niggles that need sorting and that'll be hell of a bus for someone!
  8. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Somewhere in there: The tree right behind the greenhouse has just been felled; so that's all been split down and seasoning for next year There's quite a few trees that are dead-standing and ones that have been felled from previous years that I'm just cutting bits off when needed etc...
  9. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Because our garage holds all the wood and coal for the fire; its dusty as hell and I like things to be kept/put away, properly... That ok Mum?
  10. d_a_n1979

    Euro car parts yes or no?

    Both are good; I found the Mtec ones better than Mintex though and less dust also
  11. d_a_n1979

    Euro car parts yes or no?

    Personally I use Mtec brakes: https://www.mtecbrakes.com/ Their own pads are very good; partnered with grooved discs, they make for very good braking. Unless you want cheap, OEM spec blanks etc As for ECP; I'd use them for their oil and Mann filters; but I've had a lot of issues in the past with their crap brakes and did much better buying them off trusted eBay sellers (again, C3BMW/BMWmotormec etc) ECP can be a bloody rip off too; even with their codes, their prices come out OTT
  12. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Both my E39s and my E38 ran quieter/smoother on 5W40 and at the price you can get it at ECP and their Mann filters; it's worth doing a few changes a year IMO
  13. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Christ... Mine are still in the garage in their Amazon box Really need to get mt Style 149s cleaned and bagged up ready for their hibernation!
  14. d_a_n1979

    1998 728i on Facebook

    That's dirt cheap land-barge wafting car money! Low miles, nice colour (interior won't suit everyone); a bit of TLC and it'd be a great car to own. Lovely engine in these too, just smooth and drivable! I'd want to check the sills for rust though and the rear wings too! My gut feeling is that it'll need some fab work doing
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