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Everything posted by d_a_n1979

  1. d_a_n1979

    16" Turbine wheels on a 530d Sport?

    As above pal This is how they were on my previous 530i; I'm sure @GBS won't mind
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    Thoughts on the Moon...

    Soft lad
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    16" Turbine wheels on a 530d Sport?

    Doesn't; just thought if offsets were wrong for smaller wheels; they'll catch the caliper or upright etc The E39 has 324mm discs; no idea what was on the E46s
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    16" Turbine wheels on a 530d Sport?

    All down to offsets; the E46s are quite deep (around 40 IRC) the E39 24 and below
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    16" Turbine wheels on a 530d Sport?

    Fine; they fit over the 530i brakes, so will be fine on a 530d Pre-facelift discs were smaller; facelift were 324mm with ATE calipers It's only the M5 brakes that the turbines won't fit over You'll want 225/50/16 tyres too
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    Filming incidents

    Sick of reading stories like this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-45350020 The complete fuckwits that record these incidents need their heads caving in, IMO Fucking snowflake millennials probably; it's all they can think to do. No brain power at all
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    Burning smell thru vents?

    Just the way it goes Old/2nd hand cars for you!
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    I'd go a roller personally
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    Filming incidents

    That's completely different he's a photographer and that's his job and what he does has a place in incidents like those But it's the fuckwit snowflakes that whip out their mobiles to film anything that happens, anywhere at any time rather than using their pea-sized brains to actually help/offer assistance etc... This is the issue! The shitheads know no better; poor upbringing/parentage or they simply don't give a shit about anyone! It happens all too often as it's the norm in society now; like the twats that were stamping on the police a few days ago whilst they were trying to arrest someone These pricks need a good slapping full stop. Society is fucked, it's too PC and pathetic. 30 years ago and they'd have had a baton round the back of their head!
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    Burning smell thru vents?

    Yup; half moon areas especially, a small bit on the corners won't harm either But as said; the covers can hairline crack and it can't be seen until you actually take it off and shine a bright torch/inspection light on it etc This is the sealant I used: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Number-Gasket-Blue-Hylomar-Compound/dp/B076DBL5XR/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1535614512&sr=1-1&keywords=Blue+Hylomar
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    Personally I'd always get a bodyshop to do stuff like that; unless you're not too bothered over the finish etc I've OCD and I'd want it to be as perfect as possible, way out of my remit!
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    Filming incidents

    Unfortunately I'm surrounded by both my personal and business mobiles all day; but once I've had enough; they stay on my desk and on silent. I get moaned at for not answering (sometimes I forgot to turn the ringer back on); but TBH, we've got a house phone as well and I work from home, so if I'm needed, call that! I just want to switch off at times and running a business from home and access to it 24/7, it's hard to do! 1 year living off grid somewhere in snow Alaska/Canada gets very appealing at times!
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    Burning smell thru vents?

    Yup. If done incorrectly or cheap parts used, or it could simply have been damaged whilst being tightened up, it’ll leak oil again onto the exhaust main etc’ Itll be this that your smelling. I’d take the rocker cover off and inspect with a decent torch for any hairline cracks. They can warp/crack and a gasket won’t fix this...
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    Anyone with virgin mobile?

    My folks used them, absolute shite Theyre on Three now and they’ve been faultless. Sim only deal as they bought their phones outright I use Three for my business mobile and iPad. Again, faultless
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    Learned something new today about the E38 7 Series

    Why pointless? Everyone says the 728i was underpowered; it was never meant to be a race car; it was to waft about in comfort and style. Have you owned one; or are you just repeated what you've heard/read like 9.9/10 of other folks do?! I had the 728i and it shifted when it was asked too! Otherwise, it cruised all day long with no issues and did ok MPG wise as well Hell of a lot cheaper to maintain than the V8s as well They're all rust houses now though; need to tread carefully if looking at E38s IMO; rust worse than E39s!
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    Learned something new today about the E38 7 Series

    It was a 730i that I put up on the eBay car section not so long ago; it looked immaculate
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    Failing gaskets on 523i

    Not necessarily BMW; the gasket may have been replaced before your ownership and the covers been over tightened etc However; they're made of rubber; they will go hard/brittle and will fail. So like suspension parts; they're consumables and will need to be replaced a few times in the cars ownership They're very easy to replace; a simple tool kit is all that's needed and some patience Get the replacement gaskets off BMWmotormec or C3BMW via eBay (go for Febi/Meyle kits) and get the spark plug gaskets and the bolt rubber washers too as well as the main cover gasket. A decent sealant is needed for the half-moon areas too All necessary part numbers can be found via RealOEM; just use the drop down menus to select your car and go from there
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    e39 525d tyres 235/45zr17

    Yeah; but I really like Battenburg; others really hate it... Get my drift? Just because there’s one good recipe doesn’t mean they’re the best...
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    e39 525d tyres 235/45zr17

    ‘I haven’t sorry. I personally try to stick to tried and tested etc Tyrereviews.co.uk is a good website to look on for reviews Its all down to how you drive and what’s your budget is; but personally for both grip (wet and dry) and comfort/quietness, the Uniroyals are very hard to beat But, I’m a fan of the Nexens I mentioned too; got them in my current 7 series (and had them on my previous 5 series before I moved onto 19’ alloys and Uniroyal tyres) and find them to be very good indeed
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    ECU Swap?

    Get the codes read first before you start looking to change the ECU What leads you to believe it’s an ECU issue in the first place
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    e39 525d tyres 235/45zr17

    Uniroyal Rainsport 3s Nexen N’fera SU1s Kumho KU39s Vredestein Ultrac Vorti’s Theyd be my personal choices Camskill generally offer the best prices, but you’ll need to get them fitted
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    Facelift lights upgrade.

    Think you'll need to swap one or two connectors as well; think it's the halo light and indicator They did this on WD when they bought that M5 for under £5k! Pre-facelift to facelift headlights; just needed the facelift plugs and soldered them onto the existing wiring
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Get the part number off RealOEM, search on eBay and source from BMWmotormec or C3BMW And yes, IIRC they’re the same parts
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    Expanding rivet tool

    You need these; godsend: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-927687-Trim-Removal-Pliers/dp/B005DQ7ZEU/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1535131931&sr=8-8&keywords=trim+removal