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  1. d_a_n1979

    Rattling engine noise

    By the sounds of it, not a very long life...
  2. d_a_n1979

    Anyone willing to help me, change break pads

    Honestly pal, it’s easy If I can do it, anyone can Its just a case of taking your time and making sure that undoing the bolts is easy to begin with, so some carefully sprayed penetrating fluid helps before you really kick into gear Have the video playing on your tablet/mobile whilst you’re doing it, so you can follow step by step
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    Older BMW Prices going nuts!

    Some of them more than months Keith. There are E39s still up for sale that we’re there when I was looking to buy my previous 530i, early 2017! Stupid that the seller cannot see that they’re never going to get the price they’re asking
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    M57 running temps

    Noticed my 730D seems to take an age for the dash to go black (engine upto temp); took over 60miles yesterday in the motorway down to Anglesey for it to do this Using torque Pro, its running 74-78 degrees, so has a stat or stats failed/failing? Suggestions on what to replace and with what from where welcomed? Cheers
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    M57 running temps

    Cheers Dave Have seen red the stats after doing a bit more searching on here (albeit on 530D cars etc) and EGR stat looks a 10min job, but going to get both stats ordered and will get my pal to sort the main one for me too Car runs perfect otherwise, think it’s only just started playing up as it’s come up to temp readily before the other day
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    Rattling engine noise

    Please, PLEASE, buy a Ford Focus...
  7. d_a_n1979

    E32 735i Manual £1995

    Sorry but wrong car to be a manual.. Not what the 7s all about IMO
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    Lovely looking Imola E46 330i Sport Saloon.

    That does look lovely. Just a shame they’re so small inside otherwise I’d have had one by now... Would have loved an E46 330i touring, but he cabins are just too small for my fat arse
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    New Wheels fitted - Jury still out - opinions?

    Can understand this if it had the livery; but it doesn't... Therein lies the issue
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    BMW E34 540iA V8

    Shittest advert known to man... But still £5400... Cockwomble
  11. d_a_n1979

    Buying advice request - E65

    Yup; that's why it was between that and the one I've got now However, the maroon one is over priced too, that's why it's not sold!
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    Buying advice request - E65

    This is a 730D I had a look at; saw it the day before I bought my Le Mans Blue 730D as it was only a 25min drive from where I live! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006-06-BMW-7-SERIES-3-0-730D-SPORT-4D-AUTO-228-BHP-DIESEL/173507475772?hash=item2865d9f93c:g:0mwAAOSw7IZboDeT:rk:32:pf:0 I was torn between them both; but for me, the blue won me over as I really liked the contract of the pearl beige interior
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    Buying advice request - E65

    Been around for a while that; overpriced by a big margin. No matter what spec it has; it's an E65 and it doesn't have the appeal unfortunately, to most folk
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    New Wheels fitted - Jury still out - opinions?

    Not to my taste, sorry I like mesh alloys and I think with the right colour; they'd suit your car, but not white with gold for me... A straight silver, maybe with a sparkle lacquer would have looked better, or anthracite/gunmetal centres Stuff like this is always personal choice, so you'll get some that yay and some that nay; it's your car though, so you've to make the decision If you've got Alpina's; I'd be going with them straight away
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    Buying advice request - E65

    Make sure it's got a solid service history and solid maintenance These things eat suspension bushes for fun and can go through the braking system readily too. If there's any wobble at speed, it'll be the usual culprits of the suspension arms, x4 upfront and x4 on the rears! Engine and cooling systems are fairly bullet proof; but having the swirl flaps done, if they're not done already, is a must. Make sure there's no smoke on cold start up and when driving too, more so under load Make sure ALL electrics work. There are a loot of modules, they draw a lot of power and can kill batteries easily. Make sure there are no warning lights on the dash, airbag/SRS lights can be simple, but they can be expensive to suss and repair too! Make sure the stereo and CD changers work as well as the NAV system. If the car has dynamic drive/ARBs; make sure there are no issues with those, again, expensive to fix. Check suspension for leaks too They don't rust generally; but still worth having a good look all over the body and underneath for any obvious damage Headlights are bloody expensive, so make sure they work faultlessly Make sure the autobox shifts smoothly when being driven at normal speeds and when under load; the column shift is very nice IMO and in a great place, but if it's notchy it could be just the shifter, or signs of the box needing a service. The filters on these are integrated in the boxes sump; so if it hasn't been serviced/no history to show this, budget £350 upwards to have it done! If it's got comfort close doors, make sure they all work. If they don't it could be a loose handle or worse, damaged electrics. Expensive to fix/fiddly too, so bear this in mind There's a lot of info there; but they're just the basics. The cars are superb IMO and get as good a model as you can get with some toys too (ie. heated seats, comfort access, comfort access on boot lid (press button to shut), maybe look for an individual spec like mine etc). They really suit the 20" Style 149 alloys too, but they can make for a firmer ride, if you want soft-wafting, go for the 18" alloys and tyres My project for my 730D is in the project sections; so have a good read through that to give you an idea of what I've had to do to my car so far...!
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    1991 E34 M5 - Single Clunk over bumps Rear of car

    Welcome to the forums @chazuno Stick your questions in the relevant E34 tech section further down the page and they'll get batter answers and coverage This section is just for folk to introduce themselves to the forum etc
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    can you fit e60 m5 diff I a 530d auto

    Stick this in the relevant E60 tech section @Ricey530d - you'll get better answers and relevant coverage there; this is just general chat and usually not about car related stuff
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    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    Always the case. Have a good look around and there are more folk with 3 & 5 series cars that have issues on a weekly basis. Most folk with the E65s just have the usual complaints that big, heavy cars have. Crappy suspension, eating through bushes and tyres and crap fuel economy etc
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    newbie with dodgy clutch

    Thinking start cheap and work from there So get the system bled, properly and make sure that the fluid is fresh etc If that doesn't wort it; I'd say there's a cylinder issue or the release bearing has gotten sticky, maybe? Someone else with more specific knowledge will be along I'm sure
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    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    Cheers Looked at a few F01s but couldn't justify spending c£10k on a car that might do 5k miles a year In all honesty I had a budget of £10k and looked at 335i and 335D tourings (just too small in the cabin for my liking), 530D and 535D E61 tourings (just felt too plasticky inside), test drove an E65 730D and 750i SWB, both made a serious impression on me. Test drove an F01 730D that was priced at £11k and again, lovely car, but the whole budget would have been blown on it and wanted a few £k for 'just in cases' etc My current E65 came up at just over £5k, bought it for £5k as the alloys/tyres needed sorting straight away and the rest is in this project I actually like the clean centre of the front in the cabin rather than the gear shifter being there; makes a difference having it on the steering column and it's simple to use Ok; these cars have got hell of a lot more to go wrong on them in comparison to the E39s and E38s I've had; but their build quality is years ahead IMO and that's what really made the difference to me
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    Wheel spacers size

    Yup; all sorted then Drop mtecshop a message on eBay and they'll be able to sort you x4 Bimecc 15mm spacers and the 82mm stud kit Exactly what I've got on my E65 (bar the spacers are 12mm all round, not 15)
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    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    Full M&S three snowflake marked tyres More than adequate for what winter weather we get over here
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    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    Really enjoying it pal. Great car to own, great to drive (even more so on the 18s) and a great place to be
  24. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-52-BMW-530i-Sport-auto-E39-only-62k-miles-full-service-history/183478595845?hash=item2ab82d3105:g:tgAAAOSweopbvQ0I:rk:11:pf:0 Looks a great buy for someone; well priced too IMO
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    Winter and summer rims

    Instead of ignoring what's already been said, do as has been said... Either a set of Style 33 alloys or go for a set of Style 66 alloys, these will be more expensive though. Style 33s aren't worth much and fit all E39s. Pair them with 225/55/16 winter tyres and you're sorted for winter Does that make it simple enough?