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  1. d_a_n1979

    New car

    What about: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-Mark-II-3-8-Manual-Overdrive/123515454273?hash=item1cc2184341:g:IMIAAOSwzgtb~6bZ And this as the daily: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530i-M-Sport-E39/254097112934?hash=item3b295e3f66:g:8n0AAOSwn4ZcTMiw:rk:7:pf:0
  2. d_a_n1979

    New car

    A great budget to have and like you said; it's amazing what cars can be bought around that ballpark figure currently For me, the Merc would be the top of the list; I lust after decent estates/shooting brakes etc and BMW, IMO, really let themselves down in this arena The M6 looks a lovely car; but has it got the room in the rear for a family; having sat in a 640d, you'd get small kids in there, but as soon as they start growing, I'd say the car will become a struggle I'm not and never have been an Audi fan, just cannot learn to love their cars F10 M5 maybe? I'll leave this here too: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2014-64-JAGUAR-XJR-5-0-S-C-V8-SUPERCHARGED-543-BHP-BLACK/302853302669?hash=item468376a98d:g:XZIAAOSwaeRZHA6G:rk:14:pf:0 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2014-04-JAGUAR-XF-5-0-V8-R-S-4D-AUTO-542-BHP-FRENCH-RACING-BLUE-SPIRES-EXHAUST/303005149749?hash=item468c83aa35:g:C-cAAOSwKSlcHYlz:rk:22:pf:0
  3. d_a_n1979

    Advice on selling a car....

    I would personally use eBay Classifieds, Pistonheads and Gumtree; these are the cheapest options, but give you great coverage. Autotrader is ok, but expensive and limited to its own catchment etc Advertise well; include all necessaries and decent pictures too Re test drives, it's one person and one person only. No groups of people and no multi-visits. If they want to see the car, they see it at your address or you agree to meet in a very public place. You drive unless they have FULL insurance coverage (very rare this as most insurance will only cover you to drive someone else's car covered on Third Party ONLY)! If they cannot prove they have fully comp insurance to drive another car, then you drive it or not at all. I've always made this very clear on car ads when I've sold a car; happy to have the car to be stone-cold for when they come to see it, so they can hear the cold start up, but they won't be driving it unless fully comp insurance is shown and I've the full value, in cash, has been handed over! The horror stories you hear do happen, but far & few between, IMO it's a lot of scaremongering, but still you need to keep vigil and maybe have a family member or pal with you, somewhere in the background, just for peace of mind etc It's all common sense really
  4. d_a_n1979

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

    We've wondered that. Will give it all a thorough once over when back from our trip to Scotland in a weeks time. It's nothing major, it's just there, if you follow me
  5. d_a_n1979

    HIDs and the MOT

    That's old news now; the law/rules changed last year
  6. d_a_n1979

    E39 // E60 brakes

    Why E60 brakes? What’s special about them that you want to fit them? Either the E39 530/540i callipers or the M5 callipers are perfect for the E39, more so for a road for a road going car. Matched with decent discs, pads and braided lines, you’ll have excellent braking I drove my 530i hard and with the Mtec C Hook discs and Yellowstuff pads, HEL lines and decent fluid, the never failed on me and the car always braked very well indeed
  7. d_a_n1979

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

    A long day under the car today... Main stat replaced, car now runs at the right temp and gets up there nice and quickly Full coolant flush and refil too. New inner tie rods and track rod ends fitted as well and a nice, fresh oil change. Still a damned clunk up front though! Only slight and in a straight line, going slowly, cannot think what it is, but wondering if it’s the top mounts etc, sounds more metal on metal though!
  8. You'll struggle to fix it if it's that hairline crack I mentioned. You can always try. If you're driving isn't over long distances, keep a 5l bottle of coolant/water mix in the boot and keep your eye on the levels
  9. You'll get bollocked for sly selling pal... Get your membership paid and sell it in the items for sale section
  10. The main connection can develop a hairline crack, so give it a check over whilst the engine is running, hopefully you’ll see the leak
  11. d_a_n1979

    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    Troll? Haha... No Dennis, just being factual my petal
  12. d_a_n1979

    One of my bulbs has gone pink!

    Yup; if in doubt, use some nitrile gloves etc
  13. d_a_n1979

    HIDs and the MOT

    I wouldn't; get the MOT done and then fit them Why risk it when the rules state they're an immediate fail?!
  14. d_a_n1979

    HIDs and the MOT

    Don't the new rules state that any aftermarket HID kit is deemed as an instant failure? I'd get the rules read ASAP "Some vehicles may be fitted with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps. It is not permitted to convert existing halogen headlamp units for use with HID bulbs. If it is clear that such a conversion has been carried out, rather than replacing the entire unit with one designed and approved for use with HID bulbs, the headlamp should be rejected. "
  15. d_a_n1979

    Tyre pressures

    No worries; that's what I ran Some folk run them higher; double-check the tyre pressures plate on the inside of the drivers door shut and see what that says as well
  16. d_a_n1979

    Tyre pressures

    The correct pressures should be marked on a plate on the inside of your drivers door; check there Your tyres sound wrong though, OEM sizes are 235/45 front and 255/40 rears; sounds like you're running staggered 8" and 9" Style 66s though. Have you chosen to go up in a tyre size or were they on the car when you bought it? IIRC when I ran the 66s on my previous E39s; I had the rears at 38PSI and fronts at 34PSI
  17. d_a_n1979

    98 528i Touring - value?

    He'll get hell of a lot more via here or eBay Classified ad than 'we rip you off for any car' Scott! Tell him to stay away I'd say get the rear tyres replaced with a decent budget pair, get the battery sorted (if that's why it's requiring a jump start) and then get pictures up and listed onto here Tourings are always sought after and the M52 2.8i is a solid engine; more so with less than 100k. Bodywork can soon be sorted by the new owner
  18. d_a_n1979

    Stage 2 E60 530D

    The OP hasn't been on the forum in months As already suggested; start your own thread in the relevant E60 tech section
  19. Haha no worries; it was myself that replied and suggested these forums
  20. Glad you came across over from the PH forums
  21. @Serg Stick this in the relevant E60 tech section further down the home page pal; you'll get better answers there from other 535D owners! This is just general chat, usually not car related
  22. d_a_n1979

    bulb upgrade recommendations wanted.

    I used this kit on both previous E39s and a similar kit on my current E65 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Interior-Light-LED-replacement-kit-for-BMW-E39-5-SERIES-95-21-pcs-COOL-WHITE-6K/163420910946?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&hash=item260ca53562:g:Q-UAAOSwa3FcCuXU
  23. d_a_n1979

    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    Yeah, like anyone’s going to take tech advice from you...
  24. d_a_n1979

    bulb upgrade recommendations wanted.

    IMO they’re no where near as good as OEM plus they’ll fail the MOT, not as easy just to swap out to the original halogen bulbs at MOT time etc
  25. d_a_n1979

    Poor MPG 540i

    Haha I'm still not used to it; moving from a 530i to a 730D; it just feels under-revved