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  1. d_a_n1979

    My new 525 tds touring

    ‘Not sure; you’ve got them on your car your breaking, so just use those
  2. d_a_n1979

    My new 525 tds touring

    Re the headlight wiring, it’s just the indicator and angel eye wiring that’s different iirc Best to use the plugs off the facelift car and solder them onto the new cars loom (or get an auto sparky to do it for you for beer £££) Re Style 66s; theyrenthe 17” alloys that came on the Sport facelift cars
  3. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Ah yeah; I never use eBay for them, just their website. You get a discount too usually Sods law; I'm sure they'll send the right ones ASAP unless you've already replaced them
  4. d_a_n1979

    My new 525 tds touring

    Lovely! Looks well looked after Some facelift kidney's and headlights/clear side repeaters and some Style 66s on it, it'll look spot on IMO
  5. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Unusual to have the wrong discs sent to you from Mtec; they're flawless in my experience Did you check on their website that you got the right diameter discs for the E39; they're different for post and pre facelift IIRC
  6. d_a_n1979

    An ideal way to get rid of that E39. (and other old crap)

    The E39 driver is having a whale of a time A shitted up 530i SE would be great for this; sort a cheap fix of the diff and get slamming
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    A brace of V8 Goodness!

    Great work But for me, aren't those plastic covers supposed to be removed; they're just a protective measure to stop the boots from being damaged in transit? Re the Yellowstuff pads as well; never had any issues at all with any cars I've had them installed on. I'd say you had a caliper issue to cause that kind of wear; doesn't look a pad issue at all. If they'd cracked/broken up, I could understand it.. Re BBK; fully agree. I was looking at a BBK for a while; couldn't justify the cost for what was a road car (if you're going to track your car regularly, then I'd highly recommend a BBK); but for normal and some spirited road driving; like you've done, decent discs with DS2500 pads will be a belting set up and much better than OEM. Always been a huge fan of the DS2500 pads; more so with grooved discs (but therein lies an issue, lots of dust )
  9. d_a_n1979

    Winter tyres yes or no?

    Probably got a puncture and replaced it with a cheapo tyre! Stick the used ones on the front and new tyres on the rears; just make sure the used ones are evenly worn though as with their more aggressive tread; you might find it wants to tramline a touch or steering could be out (happened on my fist 530i)
  10. d_a_n1979

    number plate bulbs

    Never had any issues with LEDs in there; getting hot or blowing. Same with the all in one units you can buy Re LEDs; you can get more amber coloured ones, maybe have a look at those Otherwise I think they're just a standard bulb that dulls fairly soon
  11. Selling this as I've ordered myself a Note 9 Fully unlocked to all networks; bought outright from CPW, so no outstanding finance etc Fully boxed with all unused accessories, will come with a few Spigen cases and wallet cases. No damage at all; always been under a tempered glass screen protector and will come with a few spare ones too £450 inc delivery
  12. d_a_n1979

    Cheaper CCV kits... OK?

    Mey;e kit from C3BMW as mentioned above, it's c£70 IIRC but it's made much better than the cheaper kits on eGay **Edit: here you go: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-CRANK-CCV-CASE-VALVE-HOSES-E46-320i-325i-330i-520i-525i-530i-E39-GERMAN/391854532713?hash=item5b3c59a869:g:eToAAOSwxH1T9atq
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    New hella’s

    No; it's a UK M5 that's been abroad and now back in the UK
  14. Your locality too @Yokozuna Bunch of pricks eh? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-45225045
  15. d_a_n1979

    Winter tyres yes or no?

    I won't not have winters again; have a set of 18" alloys in the garage ready for some winter tyres for my 730D; don't want to ruin the 20" alloys I've just had refurbished etc Every BMW I've had now I've had winters for it; they're not just for snow and ice, but for the colder temps that we WILL get and for the wetter seasons too... They're so much better in the rain and cold than any premium summer tyre is Plus we trek up to Dunkeld every Feb for a weeks break at my folks property there; this Feb we had an average of 6" of snow every night and the average temp for the whole week was -1ºC! The winters I had on my previous 530i were a godsend!
  16. d_a_n1979

    Service warning lights reset

    My advice would be buy one of these; they're cheap and handy to have in: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oil-Service-Inspection-SI-Reset-Tool-Fits-BMW-MINI-ROVER/153126461972?hash=item23a70c6214:g:PncAAOSwSUdbZbg7 Otherwise: http://bimmertips.com/how-to-reset-e39-oil-service-inspection-light/
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    Auxiliary water pump not working.

    Holy thread revival Yes; leave it plugged in, that's how it's supposed to be
  18. Sod the listening malarky like @Yokozuna keeps posting in (big puffery vodka drinker that he is) What are you supping tonight? I'm currently working my way through a nice bottle of Ardbeg 'Kelpie' https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/37885/ardbeg-kelpie
  19. d_a_n1979

    2001 E39 M5 - SOLD

    IMO for a car like this; that has clearly been maintained very well indeed; the running costs will be similar to what you're paying now However; things are more expensive on these if they do come to fail (ie. water pumps, brakes etc); but again, on a well looked after example, these shouldn't be a worry Like you; I would have seriously been tempted by this before I bought my 7 series... The only niggle for me would have been going to back to a manual car rather than an auto; but that's personal preference, as like you said, an E39 M5 is a bucket list kind of car If you've got the £££ to afford this; I wouldn't hang around, I'd get it seen and bought as the prices are only going one way currently. So looked after, this car will be an investment IMO
  20. d_a_n1979

    Car insurance

    I insure it at the value that I either paid for it or the value that I feel it'll fetch at sale (within reason) Fully agree; going with the insurers value is only going to leave you out of pocket, IMO, more so if you're someone who takes care of their car and does all necessary work etc
  21. d_a_n1979

    Buying number plates on line

    Just contact them and see what they want and how they can receive it They've 77k plus feedback; so I'd say they're a genuine business
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    Buying number plates on line

    Front plate here with no border by the looks of it: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PREMIUM-Aluminium-Front-White-UK-Road-Legal-Car-Reg-Registration-Number-Plate/183216169720?hash=item2aa888e2f8:g:XnYAAOSwHdVa8fIL Rear here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PREMIUM-Aluminium-Rear-Yellow-UK-Road-Legal-Car-Reg-Registration-Number-Plate/173307924633?hash=item2859f51099:g:aUEAAOSwao1a8fN2 Looks like you'll need to provide ID; I'd say blanking parts off would look suspicious as well; so I'd tend to dissuade from doing that really
  23. d_a_n1979

    Buying number plates on line

    Bought mine via eBay; no details needed bar the correct registration number That's it
  24. d_a_n1979

    E34 520i

    Looks stunning and would be a great buy IMO https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1994-BMW-520i-SE-Auto-E34-6-Cylinder-Restored-Classic-Long-MOT-95k-Miles/123236047884?hash=item1cb170dc0c:g:l~MAAOSwsLBbGsMS Not sure re the turbines, needs to be on its own alloys IMO