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d_a_n1979 last won the day on August 4

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About d_a_n1979

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    Preston, Lancs
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    Cars, weightlifting/powerlifting/strongman (training, coaching and competing), hifi, technologies
  • Occupation
    Company Director/owner - Niche Digital recruitment


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    2006 E65 730D - Le Mans Blue

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  1. d_a_n1979

    New hella’s

    No; it's a UK M5 that's been abroad and now back in the UK
  2. 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
  3. Your locality too @Yokozuna Bunch of pricks eh? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-45225045
  4. 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!
  5. 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/
  6. d_a_n1979

    Auxiliary water pump not working.

    Holy thread revival Yes; leave it plugged in, that's how it's supposed to be
  7. d_a_n1979

    2001 E39 M5 for sale - £8250

    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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. d_a_n1979

    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
  11. d_a_n1979

    Buying number plates on line

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

    Genuine BMW Style 65 Wheels, staggered

    You can only ask If it results in a sale etc
  13. d_a_n1979

    Cheap 530i, high miles

    This won't go for much more IMO: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-525i-se-auto-low-mileage-520-528-530-535/273398348950?hash=item3fa7cfbc96:g:~LIAAOSwIeFbTjwK Cheap and simple with simple fixes; if you want a pudding stick that is https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-525i-SE-Manual-2002-E39-5-series/253800192399?hash=item3b17ab998f:g:ZkkAAOSwEjlbO0tJ Looks very clean and it's worn its miles well: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-BMW-525I-AUTO-M-SPORT-E39-SALOON-LOVELY-CLEAN-CAR-3-KEYS-LONG-MOT-S-HISTORY/232887139111?hash=item363927bb27:g:24QAAOSw2ldbccDk Nice touring, worth keeping your eyes on IMO: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-X-BMW-530i-SE-TOURING-AUTO-FULLY-DOCUMENTED-EXTENSIVE-SERVICE-HISTORY/163190302910?hash=item25fee668be:g:VNwAAOSwfjdbVyH- Could be worth a £1k cash offer; might need bit of a tidy but looks ok: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-530i-Touring-Estate-Car/142903919288?hash=item2145bcc2b8:g:F0sAAOSwWo5bY04A Clean & simple 528i: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-528i-SE-Auto-E39/273398543591?hash=item3fa7d2b4e7:g:2FcAAOSw2kNbbK~X Overpriced 528i IMO but could be worth a look at: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-525-2-8i-528-i-SE-Grey-Petrol-Saloon-1998-Manual/172870441168?hash=item283fe198d0:g:PywAAOSweARZcbUp No idea how far you're willing to travel @Matt but some ideas there
  14. d_a_n1979

    Cheap 530i, high miles

    I'd be looking for a well looked after SE then IMO the Sport will always cost you that bit more; plenty of 525i and 530i E39s out there; look on Autotrader and Gumtree too All E39s were 6 pots; so you'll not struggle... However 'cheap' and E39 in the same sentence generally means one things; it's a shitbox to begin with, or it'll need a lot of work! Put a wanted ad on here and see if anyone has one for sale or knows of one locally