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  1. d_a_n1979

    BMW E39 530i pre cat O2 sensors.

    Undo & retighten the intake boot, they don’t always clip together perfectly
  2. d_a_n1979

    Bloody women drivers!

    Hell no; I'm always whinging about wimmin drivers; but there are enough cock-end blokes out there too (3/1 in my case I'd say) that annoy the fuck out of me with stupid driving antics But I'd never go online and state it unless really provoked etc That's all I'm saying And believe me, I've done similar (reversed into a neighbours car opposite my folks house as I wasn't looking properly; fortunately all I did was bend their wing mirror back the wrong way)! It's easy done when you're not paying attention
  3. d_a_n1979

    Btw e39 525i cuts out....

    Does anyone you know have a similar one you could try, just to rule out your reader or the port etc?
  4. d_a_n1979

    Bloody women drivers!

    Yeah... Not the best post @pauliexjr ... Could have been anyone to do this; not just a women driver!
  5. d_a_n1979

    Btw e39 525i cuts out....

    What year is it? Could be your OBD reader needs to connect to the under bonnet connection (if it has that pin connection) rather than the OBD port in the car itself Check the air intake boot from MAF back to TB; the ridged area can split, but its hard to see these as they're hidden between the ridges I'd also consider cam and crank sensors again. It might look ok; but still failing/or has failed Does the car prime when you turn the ignition on, but engine not running? The fuel system could be at fault here too, so check that through But you do need to get the codes read; I'm sure a local Indy could help with this for beer £££
  6. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006-BMW-530I-M-SPORT-AUTO-TOURING-MASSIVE-SPEC-SILVERGREY-A08/323427594884?hash=item4b4dc97284:g:S2IAAOSwIr9bjSFN Bit pricey maybe?
  7. Looks very straight! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530i-e39-m-sport/273451595718?hash=item3faafc37c6:g:iqAAAOSwdIlblPk3
  8. d_a_n1979

    How easy to change saloon front ARB ?

    Ah yes; forgot you were doing that!
  9. d_a_n1979

    Low miles E39 530i

    A bit of TLC and this would be a very good car: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E39-BMW-5-Series-530i-M-Sport-Petrol-Low-Mileage-Plus-Sat-Nav-Bluetooth-Sunroof/192652311116?hash=item2cdaf8fa4c:g:5kUAAOSwIUFbVGCV
  10. d_a_n1979

    How easy to change saloon front ARB ?

    As stated, sub frame lowering job, it can’t slide out otherwise I’d poly bush the ARB bushes; but leave the rest OEM. It helps keep it firm and aids the handling, but no harshness or cabin resinating etc There are black ones on eBay, made really well and cheaper than powerflex
  11. Got these in the garage; of no use to me BMW 5x120, 72.6 hubcentric spacers; you'll either need to buy longer bolts or a stud conversion kit (the Mtec 82mm kit would be ideal for these) £22 a pair or £40 for both sets delivered
  12. d_a_n1979

    E34 530i

    This looks hell of a lot of car for the £££ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-BMW-E34-530i-Auto-Classic-Car-Just-Taken-In-PX-Today/202413937896?hash=item2f20cf94e8:g:xOkAAOSw-kBbenbc
  13. d_a_n1979

    Burt Reynolds has died ...a legend I think!!

    Set to record although I think I'll probably buy em on iTunes if they're on. Cant believe they're not in my collection already TBH
  14. d_a_n1979

    E39 530i

    Lovely car but dreamer of a price: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-e39-530i-Sport-Auto-2003/273447888054?hash=item3faac3a4b6:g:I7YAAOSwHzdbhFHh £4-5k tops imo
  15. d_a_n1979

    WANTED - Style 37 18" Paras

    There are the rare E39 Style 32s out there in 18” flavour; but I’d personally go for the E38 ones and get them re-bored and refurbished etc... I just think Style 37s are done to death; but everyone seems to follow suit with them. You rarely see Style 32s on E39s in 18s and I think they’d suit your silver 540i so well; maybe in a sparkle silver finish or even darker, gunmetal with a sparkle flake lacquer etc I love the 66s though; such a good luck. Shame they never did them in 18s!
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    WANTED - Style 37 18" Paras

    Only a fucking muppet will pay that price for those... But, they are out there Don’t be a sheep @Loadmaster and go for some 18” Style 32s instead
  17. Still available £40 delivered
  18. d_a_n1979

    SE Saloon quiet tyres - some feedback please.

    Kumho KU39s and Uniroyal Rainsport 3s would be my choice Always been quiet tyres
  19. d_a_n1979

    How easy to change saloon front ARB ?

    Nope... Safest & right way to do it
  20. d_a_n1979

    Burt Reynolds has died ...a legend I think!!

    No need to think; he was a legend! RIP
  21. d_a_n1979

    How easy to change control arms?

    Yup; best way if this is an 'on your drive' job
  22. d_a_n1979

    BMW E39 530i pre cat O2 sensors.

    Oil in there is never good I'd swap out packs and plugs before looking at 02 sensors
  23. d_a_n1979

    filler polishes.

    I'd stay away from any Autoglym polish; more so on a dark car. It'll just leave dust residue everywhere For black cars (like my previous 530i); I couldn't recommend Poorboys Black Hole high enough Works very well indeed and can be used in any light/temp. Goes on really well and buffs up superbly too