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  1. d_a_n1979

    Lemforder vs Meyle for suspension parts

    I only trust C3BMW and BMWmotormec; they've never failed me and the parts are genuine
  2. 82mm IIRC: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/82MM-BMW-BONNET-ROUNDEL-X1-SERIES-SE-AND-M-SPORT-CARS/143005290672?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE38&hash=item214bc790b0:g:wkQAAOSw5qdb4fcB:rk:3:pf:1&frcectupt=true 74mm one here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-ROUNDEL-EMBLEM-BONNET-BADGE-74MM-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-SERIES-Z3-Z4-M3-M5-M-SPORT-SE/352489963926?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE38&epid=1783626160&hash=item52120a0196:g:NCwAAOSwsuNbyNBP:rk:2:pf:1&frcectupt=true
  3. Have you downloaded Outlook for Android onto your Note 5 and tried to sync calendar info with that? Can't understand why Google Calendar isn't working for you. What about uninstalling it, reinstalling it and then syncing from there? BTW; cracking phone. Best of the Note series IMO; better than the stupid Edge screens
  4. d_a_n1979

    Tools for doing work

    ^^^ As above, couldn’t recommend these high enough: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-927687-Trim-Removal-Pliers/dp/B005DQ7ZEU/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1541932842&sr=8-15&keywords=trim+removal+tool https://www.amazon.co.uk/neilsen-CT2287-Trim-Removal-Moulding/dp/B004OEL4LW/ref=pd_sbs_263_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B004OEL4LW&pd_rd_r=63b96d69-e59e-11e8-ac8a-91802bc767b5&pd_rd_w=4tbhK&pd_rd_wg=KdhZo&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=18edf98b-139a-41ee-bb40-d725dd59d1d3&pf_rd_r=ZP5KS3A3ACJDD3NPVJ5C&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=ZP5KS3A3ACJDD3NPVJ5C https://www.amazon.co.uk/FreeTec-Clutch-Wrench-Holder-Removal/dp/B07DLX4GRP/ref=sr_1_1?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1541932946&sr=1-1&keywords=BMW+fan+removal
  5. d_a_n1979

    Strange 530i electrical issues related to rain?

    As above Get the ignition switch changed out (not expensive) and see if that sorts the issues Re PDC, check all the sensors and their wiring. Could be that one of the plugs is damaged and shorting in the wet maybe? Sensors aren’t expensive to replace, c£12 each on eBay and with 2 years warranty, so get them swapped out as well and see if that makes a difference
  6. I use Google Calanders and it’s faultless with my mobile and even syncs with MS Outlook for Mac Are you sure you’ve got it set up properly (not trying to be a smart arse), it can be easily cocked up, more so if you’ve a few Gmail accounts etc
  7. d_a_n1979

    Tools for doing work

    One little socket set I’ve found invaluable is this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bahco-SL25-Socket-Piece-Drive/dp/B000Y8XCA8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541839630&sr=8-1&keywords=bacho+sockets+sets Its small and great for getting into right spaces, or removing small bolts in the engine bay/wheel arch liners/car interior etc More so if you’ve shovel like hands like me
  8. d_a_n1979

    Upgrade unit time?

    TBH I was impressed with the OEM speakers when I fitted my single DIN Kenwood head unit With a better amp, they do sound a lot better, so might be worth hearing them for yourself once you’ve fitted your new head init before you start to look to replace them Ignore those that say they’re shit until you’ve heard them, then decide
  9. d_a_n1979

    Tools for doing work

    Halfrauds do, do some good tools, but they can be expensive, more so if there’s no sale on or you don’t have a trade card etc Im a big fan of the Sealy, Silverline & Draper stuff I have via Amazon and would highly recommend those Basic tools, for me would be: A few decent ratchets, 1/2 and 1/4 + necessary adapters A multi socket set and get 20 - 24mm sockets plus a 36mm one for the oil filter Ratchet spanners A decent hex and torx bit set Pliers (normal & needle) Normal spanners Inspection torch Torque wrench & breaker bar Trolley jack, axle stands and small ramps to raise the front to get access to central jack point Brake cleaner and spray bottle Patience Tea & coffe (biscuits & cake are paramount) A good selection of real ales for afterwards
  10. d_a_n1979

    Lemforder vs Meyle for suspension parts

    They do, but RealOEM is a superb source. Just use the drop down boxes to select your exact car and away you go
  11. d_a_n1979

    18" winter tyres, what pressure?

    They are book for my E65
  12. d_a_n1979

    18" winter tyres, what pressure?

    On my land barge I’m running 38 at the rears and 32 on the fronts (PSI obviously) and find the ride to be superb and that’s on Sports suspension! I know they’re different cars, but their weights won’t be too far apart and my winter tyres are only a tad bigger than yours
  13. d_a_n1979

    Lemforder vs Meyle for suspension parts

    I’ve used Meyle on a previous E38, both E39s and my current E65 and have had zero issues, with any of it and would highly recommend their parts I source mine via BMWmotormec on eBay, using the relevant part numbers via RealOEM, so might be worth having a look there too, to see if you can better the prices you’ve found. Them and C3BMW always come out with usually the best prices
  14. d_a_n1979

    E39 530i Touring 

    That’s a good looking touring! Exactly what I’d have bought after selling my previous 530i if it were for sale then Great colour too
  15. Start a fresh post re this in the relevant E60 tech section pal, you’ll get better coverage and answers in there IIRC, aren’t aftermarket HID kits an MOT fail now too?
  16. DN37211 Price for both EGR and main stat please? Cheers
  17. d_a_n1979

    Upgrade unit time?

    Re headunits; there are a lot of posts below, so have a read through them I think it was @Busterbvi that bought one from a retailer in Wales and he's been impressed with it If you want to go simple, but fully functional, you can go single DIN with a finishing plate in situ, a bit like what I did on my previous E39; but I know that looks are important to folk, so it may not suit your taste etc. It's all in my E39 530i thread (sapphire black one) Re speakers; worlds your oyster, it's all down to budget and how far you want to go with it. Again, lots of info on here re what speakers fit or what speakers fit with adapter brackets etc Have a good root through the various threads
  18. d_a_n1979

    Are these any good

    *best for fresh lights* I used him for my first E39; he's a bit hit & miss, but worth dropping a message as he'll sell you recondition headlights with all new adjusters and buy your damaged headlights back!
  19. d_a_n1979

    2006 E65 730D - price for stats please

    Payment sent via BT; you've got my address details on file Thank you
  20. d_a_n1979

    Android headunits

    ^^^ Yup @Jameswsb - these head units are all over various car forums, enough folk to say they're great and few folk to say they're not I personally didn't go down that route in my previous 530i as I didn't feel I needed all their capability (more so with the likes of Google Maps/CoPilot on my mobile) and really, just wanted Bluetooth for calls and music playback; hence why I went for the single DIN Kenwood head unit at c£70! Not everyones choice, but it wasn't everyones car, t'was mine I was wary about the issues with these head units; but not overly so Like you, I've had issues with my KEF LS50 wireless speakers; they cost me £2k! Stopped working after 6 weeks and KEF sent me a new pair out and collected the broken ones, no questions asked! They're usually faultless!
  21. d_a_n1979

    Are these any good

    You need to pop this into the relevant E39 tech section @Ian9 - it'll get better coverage and answers there IMO they look ok; but they also look very aftermarket and that never suits the front of an E39 IMO However; if they're within budget and you need new headlights, they'll probably do the job fine Genuine Hella OEM headlights can be found on eBay c£200 currently; brand new! But, that is per side
  22. d_a_n1979

    Android headunits

    Just ignore @DennisCooperand what he says about everything (ie. negative from the start) If it's not something he's suggested or what he flogs himself, then it's shit It's always the case when it comes to ICE and alloys... So take it with a pinch of salt!
  23. d_a_n1979

    2006 E65 730D - price for stats please

    Thanks, will sort as soon as
  24. d_a_n1979

    Lovely looking Imola E46 330i Sport Saloon.

    Haha; yeah, ok... It's hard to diet down skeleton & muscle mass... But thanks
  25. d_a_n1979

    Changed the CCV - Now sluggish acceleration?

    Get OEM via BMW Cotswolds on here
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