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  1. d_a_n1979

    BMW f10 Android

    What's the point of this post pal? If you want to sell; you need to pay your £10 membership If it's just a link showing what you've bought, needs to be in the right section
  2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-750iL-v12-5-4l-Automatic-Petrol-1999-E38-7-Series-Over-40k-in-receipts/163327691732?hash=item260716cbd4:g:aw4AAOSwN5Zb1vpN
  3. d_a_n1979

    Now THIS is how a 7 should be done...

    It is pricey; but all the 'niggles' folk have mentioned can soon be rectified Get it for a decent price and it'd be hell of a car to own and waft about it
  4. d_a_n1979

    E61 530i - newbie questions

    These fluids aren't expensive, so I'd get them done for peace of mind
  5. d_a_n1979

    Upgrade to standard headlamps

    If the headlights are projectors; this won't happen and the direction of the light scatter can be fine-tuned If they're OEM xenon headlight units being retrofitted; it won't be an issue However, if they're standard reflector headlights, this is when issues can be causes, but there are HID xenon bulbs out there that have a patch on the bulb that stops the dazzle; ie. H7R. But fitting a HID kit into headlights now, IIRC, by MOT standards, is a fail So really, it's OEM or go home
  6. Could it be the guibo at all?
  7. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Looks lovely I'd still go 5mm hubcentric shims on the rear to give them that last little bit of a nudge, so they're level with the arches
  8. Check undertray fixings and maybe heat shields... Sounds, to me, that something is loose
  9. d_a_n1979

    Wheels and Tyres for Winter in F10

    As above; just because the alloy is smaller, it wont affect the speedo reading, as long as the tyres are within spec Their rolling circumference is what makes the difference ie. I've dropped from 20" alloys to 18" alloys on my 7, but the right sized tyres make the car ride true
  10. Thought I'd bore you with my new project
  11. d_a_n1979

    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    Well I don't commute anywhere; sol the fuel wasn't an issue Ideally I'd have liked a V8 and a 750i at that; but there was only one out there that had the spec I wanted and it was £1500/£2000 overpriced and in black...! Never again will I own a black car
  12. d_a_n1979

    Replacing headlight adjusters

    Just replied to your PM pal
  13. d_a_n1979

    HiFi speakers and set up advice

    The Diamond 10.1s are cracking speakers; better than the 220s which replaced them IMO Give them a few good weeks to bed/settle in and they'll be great Had mine with an SMSL t-amp for a desktop set up before I went fully active and it took me a while (and £1500) to find better desktop speakers (which are now in the living room - KEF LS50 wireless)! Enjoy them
  14. d_a_n1979

    Upgrade to standard headlamps

    Headlamp washers aren’t a necessity. If they’re fitted, they must work. But if not, then they cannot be checked!
  15. d_a_n1979

    Changed the CCV - Now sluggish acceleration?

    Its very much an air leak (into the engine) or vac pipe leak. Imo this isn’t CCV related, it’s just coincidence check intake boots from Maf to TB and all vac pipes
  16. d_a_n1979

    LED Angel Eyes random flashing

    That’s normal, don’t worry about it They won’t do it whilst you’re driving
  17. d_a_n1979

    Changed the CCV - Now sluggish acceleration?

    It's not, honestly. But, IMO, best way is intake mani off and do those gaskets too. Gives you so much more room! Patience is required, but it's not hard
  18. d_a_n1979

    Anyone willing to help me, change break pads

    This; its very important Even though you say you're only doing the pads, why aren't you doing the discs? Arte they very new (ie with maybe around c1k miles on them) as otherwise, they're not expensive, I'd be changing them too However, your call
  19. d_a_n1979

    Lovely looking Imola E46 330i Sport Saloon.

    Fully agree; very much a next step up!
  20. d_a_n1979

    Lovely looking Imola E46 330i Sport Saloon.

    When you're my size and build, yes, they are!
  21. d_a_n1979

    E39 530i SE Auto - 2001 - 122000 miles - Spares/repair

    Put 4 new tyres on it (all the same please), sort cam/crank sensor (probably the engine issue, not CCV) and keep the car. Its a good motor with a good spec and needs some TLC and IMO, worth more than rust bucket money...!
  22. d_a_n1979

    Rattling engine noise

    At your rate, no
  23. d_a_n1979

    Coolant Level at Cold

    The top of the float should be level with the top of the open neck when cold. Yours has too much in it, time to drain some out
  24. d_a_n1979

    Wheels and Tyres for Winter in F10

    They're actually not too bad at one of them in Preston, the others are retardation! It was a Sunday too sods law, but he popped in whilst passing. £10 later and a ballache to get the wheel off to clean a few days later, lesson learned!
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    Wheels and Tyres for Winter in F10

    Ive rounded/snapped a fair few wheel nuts/bolts in my time, thankfully never on my cars Theyre quite easy to do TBH, studs are harder My 7 wants 140nm on the oem wheel bolts, I’ve dropped it to 125nm on the stud conversion and have zero issues. You do need to reduce torque by around 10% on studs, probably so you don’t strip the threads! Father in laws F10 had the wheels windy gunned on by KwakFeck when they sorted a slow puncture for him (valve) and even with my fat arse bouncing on my breaker bar, the bolts weren’t for moving until I decided to pull on them, rather than push using my brute’ish strength. Did wonder which would break first, the bar or bolt, but both survived. Cleaned and re torqued to 140nm