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About d_a_n1979

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  • Birthday 08/02/1979

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


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    2002 530i Sport - Black Sapphire Metallic

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  1. d_a_n1979

    Which grade oil is best?

    It's all horses for courses and personal tastes/budgets etc General concensus is 5w30 or 5w40 IMO 0w40 is no good for engines with higher miles etc
  2. d_a_n1979

    Which grade oil is best?

    BMW ACEA3/4 LL01 Either 5w30 or 5w40 IMO, as long as its not using any oil etc Eurocarparts TripleQX oil is more then sufficient and I'd go with the Mann filter they sell too Look on ebay on their shop before you buy in store / via their website as it can be quite a bit cheaper too!
  3. d_a_n1979

    New 2003 520i sport touring owner

    Was your car just featured/in reader's cars in Modern Classics?
  4. Personally, I’d replace the cooling system sooner rather than later. Peace of mind and all that
  5. d_a_n1979

    From E39 To E65 - anyone done this move?

    Father in law has one. Too small for me, night sound daft, but it's roomier in my E39 for someone of my build! Plus out of the budget I'd want to spend
  6. They're all easy to sort. Not sure re the seat issue though, wonder if the seat rails a bit twisted, or the cables snagged etc The rest I wouldn't be concerned about, all straight forward to sort
  7. An interest check/for sale thread: Thinking of going down another route with my 530i, so wanted to see if there's any interest in these? But, not desperate to sell etc 19" LM reps, last set from BMAutosport. They were shod in brand new RS3 tyres (245/35 front, 275/30 rears). Have done less than 1k miles with perfect tread right across & no damage/repairs Wheels are immaculate bar one bit of paint chipping at the end of one of the front wheel bolt holes where I clumsily caught it with the socket Painted it in silver, hard to see without looking Pictures are in my projects, but will sort individual ones out when home. They cost me over £1k, so asking £750, no offers and very much cash on collection unless buyer arranges their own courier and gives me time to sort their packaging. Cheers
  8. d_a_n1979

    From E39 To E65 - anyone done this move?

    Very true... thanks gents, mind made up time me to pump more £££ into the E39! Anyone want to buy my 19” LM reps and tyres?
  9. d_a_n1979

    From E39 To E65 - anyone done this move?

    I know you'd go down the alcohol route
  10. d_a_n1979

    Will these fit ?

    Haha, that's why I bought that new one. Couldn't get it to the level of the passenger side headlight and it was doing my nut in Re the wheels, sounds like you're a bit stumped pal. Not helpful I know, but might be worth you cutting your losses etc
  11. I'm seriously considering a move back to a big 7 and there are some cracking spec 645s and 650s out there currently... I'm thinking that whatever money I pump into the 530i now, I'm never going to get back and if I sell now'ish I'll get the best money for it But wondering if its just a whim too I'd love another big wafty car with a V8 this time, but also concerned I'll miss the handling of the E39 Thoughts?
  12. d_a_n1979

    Will these fit ?

    As you said, sounds like getting them all stripped and powder coated might be best However, can you not polish the lips by hand? Loads of videos on YouTube showing folks doing this.
  13. d_a_n1979

    Bmw e39 530i thrust arm replacement questions?

    I agree, plus as they're not expensive, I'd change them out any way!