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Everything posted by d_a_n1979

  1. d_a_n1979

    Dash Cam phone apps

    Have a good look on Amazon. There are lots on there, have a good read of their reviews etc Have you already got a dash cam?
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    Eibach spring kits

    Could the cheaper kit be for a touring maybe (ie. only front springs as rears are bags)?
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    Lets see your BMWs that you have owned

    Some lovely cars there @Paulparkes
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    Charged E39 M5

    Looks a stunning cars; does anyone know it? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-M5-E39-Supercharged-5-0-V8-650bhp-May-px-swap-1m-m3-m5-m6/173783267543?hash=item28764a38d7:g:UAcAAOSwUnJcXLj-
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    Buying an e39 M5.

    Hes done that between 2 of them, still bloody good going though...!
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    Buying an e39 M5.

    You have to go and view a good few of them pal, makes a lot of sense, more so at this money level! Let me know if/when you come up this way, I’d be happy to tag along if you want another opinion or someone to drag you away
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    New pads and discs

    Yeah, they offer a coatings option for a further £15 IIRC
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    Wheel spacers

    The bolts are fine yes, just the studs are a safer option and they also make life a lot easier when it comes to taking alloys off/putting them on after cleaning or other work etc. A personal preference yes, but one that’s done a lot on BMWs
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    New pads and discs

    They’re always going to be a bit noisier and wear pads down more due to their design, but for road going use, you’ll not have any issues. Youll hear them more on braking slowly, but at speed they’re fine. As for pad use, meh... I anchor on in my land barge, zero issues and no pad wear worry... Same with previous 530i cars and 728i Whstvthey do very well is keep the pads face clean from glazing and aid in cooling too... But for their price, they’re very hard to beat IMO!
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    As already said, welcome The 528i is a great car, get your questions asked in the relevant E39 tech section further down the home page and we’ll all be along to answer/help out
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    Buying an e39 M5.

    Nah not for me. Not sure I could cope with a manual as a daily driver unfortunately. My 7s gone as low as it'll go for now I'd say
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    Merc CLS or BMW E63

    The E63 630i is a lovely motor, with it being that bit lighter, it handles better too. Personally I'd forgo the 645 and get a 650i if you want a full fat V8 Drove all three and I'd go for either the 630 or 650 Re Mercs, no idea sorry
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    New pads and discs

    Personally I'd go for the Mtec pads over the Mintex ones, but for the overall stopping capability, go for the Redstuff/Yellowstuff pads
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    Wheel spacers

    The precision spacers are spot on. I used them on my previous 530i and on my current 730D What's the offset of your current alloys? Generally 12-15mm are perfect, but depends if you’ve lowered the car or not too, wheel/tyre/arch rubbing etc Id also recommend doing a stud conversion too, Mtec on eBay do a kit for your car, c£50 IIRC for 82mm studs and nuts, theyll seat up to 20mm spacers and it’s a much better alternative to longer bolts IMO
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    G30 petrol or diesel

    Do you do the mileage to justify a diesel?
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    New pads and discs

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    Buying an e39 M5.

    Hi pal This one is for sale local to me: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-BMW-M5-LOVELY-EXAMPLE-OF-A-FUTURE-CLASSIC/232943322671?hash=item363c81062f:g:WHgAAOSwQ3tbrNpX Went to have a look at it with a friend and he fell in love with it, but got called away before he could settle a deal (he’s in the forces) and when he came back, he ended up buying an E60 M5 instead! Its in very good condition for its age, clearly been looked after, but I didn’t get chance to see all the paperwork. But the guy selling it seemed very genuine and he knew what he was talking about... Worth looking at IMO, more so as it’s not too far from you
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    New pads and discs

    I know you’ve said you’re not keen with slotted/drilled discs, but what about grooved/c Hook discs etc? As you’ll see, I’m a fan of Mtec brake. Their discs and pads are very good, their grooved/c hook discs are my preference and they work superbly with EBC Redstuff/Yellowstuff pads and their own pads too (albeit they’re a bit dusty at times). I’ve had this set up on all my BMWs, previous MG ZTs and various Hondas beforehand. Never had any issues at all Paired with HEL brake lines and a good fluid flush and refil, they’re a superb braking set up If you’re going to stick with blank discs, Mintex or Pagid are as much as you need IMO. Just paint the top hats with a hammerite silver/black paint to hide the rust
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    Windscreen trim replacement

    After... It’s a separate piece iirc
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    Greetings from North Wales

    Welcome... Whats the car? Feel free to update your profile so it shows here: <<<<<<
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    Decent E39 M5 wanted - how much to budget?

    Thats not good enough, you should be bowing to our demand & uploading pictures as soon as requested... Pfft... Noobs these days Get a project thread up when you can, we all love lots of pics, more so of M5s
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    Champagne 1 on eBay

    If the price is too good, it’s usually for a reason... These sound like cars to walk away from...
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    Saying Hi From Islandmagee

    Welcome on in Get your issue put down in a topic in the relevant E39 section further down the page, I’m sure we’ll be able to help out soon enough
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    Your forum needs you!

    @Loadmaster - get yer name down
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    I'm back :-)

    IIRC you can download it for free. Speak to @jimmy re cables etc