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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. Yup Needs an in depth deep clean inside, dechromed, detailed, 18" Style 32s and dropped on BC coilovers.... It'd be a great car then... Smooth, wafty and handles like it's on rails
  2. I'd say for a solid example; somewhere between £2k and £3.5 at the absolute tops; a lot have high mileage (180k plus); so ideally 100-150k miles with a solid history and little bodywork needed, you'd be looking at c£3k Personally; I bought my current one knowing it needed bodywork, its service history is about as good as I've seen in a LONG time with masses of bills etc I'd have no issues buying one similar again and sorting the bodywork (as I am doing with this one), so could be an idea (as long as it's not falling apart obviously)!
  3. Nice cars, great condition but nothing else bar that IMO Prices are OTT as per the norm though Someone will buy em no doubt, but I'd say they'll be up for sale for a good while!
  4. Yeah; considered the B6s as well, but again, at their prices, coilovers are available in that price bracket and if I'm going to spend that amount, I may as well go full adjustability... More future proof then! I'm considering the likes of APEX RDX coilovers though, would only need new front top mounts and drop links However, B4 dampers, Pro kit springs and new top mounts all round come in cheaper still, but not by much!
  5. I've this one; it's gone up in price, but still very good. Does well for all the tree pruning I've done so far and will need to do at the bottom of our garden where it backs into the woods etc... It'll be cleared more this winter in readiness for a stake and wire fence going in and chickens and their hutch etc https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GX6JT66/ref=psdc_114628031_t1_B00EV2XFZU My pal has these Makita ones and can't fault them either and he uses them for everything from tree pruning to sorting out firewood for his fires in the house etc: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EV2XFZU/ref=psdc_114628031_t2_B00GX6JT66 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AEVUXAM/ref=psdc_114628031_t2_B00EV2XFZU Personally; I think out of those 3 you'll not be far wrong!
  6. I'd go with Meyle every time Both 530i's and my previous 728i I used Meyle and zero issues. I've used TRW before and it never did well. As others have said; you can't be sure it was either not genuine or just a bad batch though! For its defence, I've used Febi stuff as well and never had any issues...
  7. Nope; no use to me as I don't drive a dirty oil burner
  8. Absolutely spot on IMO Used the same on my previous 530i and I drive down country lanes on a daily basis (ones that tractors are on all the time) and zero issues with cracked glass! Plus, for their price, not too OTT cost wise to replace whereas OEM ones are bloody expensive!
  9. Didn't he do well...! RIP Sir Brucie
  10. Mine was a mess and replaced it with this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-SERIES-E39-1999-2003-FRONT-FOG-LIGHT-LAMP-PASSENGER-SIDE-N-S/332248107731?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Can't tell the difference at all and a good time to swap out to some decent LED HB4 bulbs too
  11. Go for the ProSport coilovers then pal; new top mounts all round (your rears might be ok actually, be deffo advise new front top mounts) and new front drop links and you'll have a good set up http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Prosport-Coilover-Kit-BMW-5-Series-E39-1995-2003-Saloon-/231726514762?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&epid=653846854&hash=item35f3fa024a:g:RYMAAOSwl9BWJkD5 My biggest piece of advice would be to have a proper fast-road setup and maybe corner weighting; this will really transform the cars handling etc!
  12. And now the Beeb is stating another 5 terrorists have been shot dead as they we're going to be part of a 2nd attack; what the feck is going on
  13. One or all of the above really. Could be all sorts, could be one simple thing! Personally I've always stuck with Meyle or Lemforder and never had any issues BMWmotormec via eBay are about one of the best resellers I know. However, I've been impressed with Moog stuff, it has a 2 year warranty too and it's honored as well (not just a false promise)!
  14. Re coilovers; I'd buy new unless they're decent ones and not that old! For c£200 JOM or ProSport coilovers are available; most folk say the ProSport ones are more forgiving than the JOM's and I'd go with that If you've a higher budget, go for D2 or BC coilovers etc...
  15. This is confusing @Chi Please can you confirm if they're off a petrol or diesel? Cheers