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  1. d_a_n1979

    High spec, low mile 530i SE

    Already been mentioned pal; re-listed again by the looks of it It'll sell; just needs to have the right buyer come along I'd jump on that if I were to go for another E39
  2. d_a_n1979

    Btw e39 525i cuts out....

    Sorry to sound like a broken record; but don't rule it out! These cars can be fickle with what's plugged into them and non-OEM sensors are usually the main culprits!
  3. d_a_n1979

    PAS fluid leak

    They generally leak from the hoses connected underneath Again; these aren't expensive and worth changing out I'd get all new hoses and PAS bottle and swap them out with a full fluid drain and refill; that'll cure any further leaks
  4. d_a_n1979

    Winter tyres - it's that time of year!

    Yokohama Advan V905 Winter tyres ordered this morning via Camskill; should be with me mid-next week Decided on those over the Dunlop Winter 4Ds and Petlas Snowmasters as they're very well reviewed and a lot of the reviews were from larger cars with larger wheels; whereas the others were from smaller cars/wheels etc! Don't get me wrong, I would have been happy to go with the Dunlops and/or Petlas tyres; but the Yoko's were just over £100 each, so makes sense IMO Will report back with pics of them fitted and on the car
  5. Will put this in here as it'll get a better, overall general coverage IMO What wintery tyres have folk run on here and how did you rate them? I'm soon to be looking to buy x4 for my Style 93 alloys for my land-barge; unfortunately the Alpin A4s are no longer; they've been replaced with a PA4 IIRC but at c£150 a corner, a bit over what I want to pay, more so for the mileage I do One budget winter tyre that's caught my attention and gets good reviews on other car forums and tyrereviews.co.uk is the Petlas Snowmaster However; I do like the look of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D tyres and some of the others like the Vredesteins, Kumho and Nankang ones too Any suggestions of tyres?
  6. d_a_n1979

    Btw e39 525i cuts out....

    Don't believe it Honestly; I've known more folk with issues with non-OEM sensors over original ones from BMW Don't discount them! Things like the cam/crank sensors and MAF always need to be OEM
  7. d_a_n1979

    PAS fluid leak

    They're cheap to buy; so personally I'd get a new one and refresh the fluid too There is a rubber seal around the cap IIRC; but what I'd want to know is where is it dripping onto, to burn off Has the PAS fluid got really low or is it doing ok? Are you sure it's not oil leaking from the rocker gasket onto your exhaust mani and that's what your smelling etc?
  8. d_a_n1979

    Btw e39 525i cuts out....

    Did you swap out the cam/crank sensors with OEM ones?
  9. d_a_n1979

    WANTED BBS LM 19" Alloys for E61 fitment

    For spacers, you'd get away with 15mm rears and 12mm upfront IMO, could go more aggressive, but got to take in rubbing then too. The E61 has similar offsets to the E39, but spacers are available in 12mm for 72.6 centre bores! I'd also go 275/30 rears and 245/35s on front when it comes to tyres; gives you a straight sidewall then Re Spigots, BMAutosport can sell you them, or just get them off eBay. Go for the hardened plastic ones as the metal ones can rust/weld themselves to the alloy!
  10. d_a_n1979

    WANTED BBS LM 19" Alloys for E61 fitment

    Aye; they're very well made indeed and do look good At c£4k for genuine BBS LMs, I certainly wasn't going to buy alloys worth the same value as the car They tend to be 74.1, can fit a number of other cars then, like you said, with the aid of spigot rings which is no biggy really
  11. Speak to Mark: @Mashed Potatoes about gearbox tuning; he'll give you a good idea of what can and can't be done
  12. d_a_n1979

    WANTED BBS LM 19" Alloys for E61 fitment

    Original BBS (ie c£4k alloys) or reps @Jim Bob ? If you're happy with decent reps; I couldn't recommend the folks at BMAutosport highly enough: http://www.bmautosport.co.uk/showroom/product_info.php/new-style-alloys-silver-with-deeper-rear-stepped-dish-p-210?cPath=51_24_147_35_238
  13. d_a_n1979

    FS: BMW E34 520i Auto 1994

    That is so lovely
  14. d_a_n1979

    No gauges....

    All points to the ignition switch to me Have you read the ECU for any codes, just in case? Deffo try the battery first; these cars don't like low voltage, but gut feeling is the ignition
  15. Murdered mine today by running electrics as I've been swapping lights over and testing them etc Trickle charger is saying that the battery is 'broken'; so looks like I need a new oneCan get a pal to code it in for me; but wondering if I actually need an AGM battery; seeing as my E65 doesn't have start/stop technology or whether the big Yuasa HSB019 will do as a replacement?That's at £130 at Halfords whereas ECP want £320 for a Bosch AGM battery!Thanks for any help/advice
  16. d_a_n1979

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

    It does look much better; more 'keeping with the times' etc I'll get some pictures of the front-end lit up when it's dark one evening
  17. Thought I'd bore you with my new project
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    Winter tyres - it's that time of year!

    The Michelin Alpin winter tyres always seem to be superb @roofer so don't think you'll go far wrong with them I'll hopefully get mine sorted for the 7 later this week/over the weekend when I know my diary better for next week/week after, to make sure I'm in for their delivery Probably going to go with the Dunlop 4D winters
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    New brake pads and discs

    Personally Mintex pads are ok; discs aren't. Tend to have issues fairly soon into their lives and TBH; can never tell if they're genuine or not, no matter where they come from For standard blank discs, I'd go Brembo or Bremtech via Brakes International. Mintex pads are ok ATE discs are very good; their ceramic pads as well; but they'll be much pricier than standard pads and blank discs. The ATE discs & pads can be found on eBay, I'd go for the Ceramic pads and their grooved discs personally, but it's all down to budget Which E39 do you have as well; Sport/post facelift cars have 324mm front discs compared to the 298mm (IIRC) on the pre facelift cars, so that'd be handy to know I'm a huge fan of Mtec brakes. They do grooved, C hook and drilled discs, very well priced and they pair very well with their own brake pads as well as EBC brake pads too. I usually go for Yellowstuff pads, but Redstuff are very good also. I'd stay away from Greenstuff personally, they're only as good as standard OEM pads IMO Mtec website here: https://www.mtecbrakes.com/ Just follow down the drop boxes to select your car; also look out for the discount code, if there is one, for either the discs or pads etc May as well do a fluid flush and refill too whilst you're at it, makes sense IMO
  20. d_a_n1979

    Delta Integrale

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1993-Lancia-Delta-DELTA-HF-INTEGRALE-5-door-Saloon/202456633205?hash=item2f235b0f75:g:3xkAAOSwZPdbs9iK Really?! £1m...?! Cmon; prob my fave car of all time, but a shmillion smackeroonies; sorry... But I'm out!
  21. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Did you remove the internal cage/frame that's in there? Which head unit and fitting kit did you receive?
  22. d_a_n1979

    Style 66's on and E61?

    May as well; as long as they clear the brake calipers, if not spacers should sort this
  23. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530i-TOURING-Full-service-history/292753756584?hash=item44297bd1a8:g:ICkAAOSwcuVbe9p7:rk:34:pf:0 Could be a good buy for someone; needs a bit of TLC IMO but could look well once made nicer
  24. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-52-BMW-530i-Sport-auto-E39-only-62k-miles-full-service-history/183478595845?hash=item2ab82d3105:g:tgAAAOSweopbvQ0I:rk:11:pf:0 Looks a great buy for someone; well priced too IMO
  25. d_a_n1979

    E39 540 Sport on a Murky Morning

    Never seen such a clean E39; silver has to be one of my favourite colours too... Very jealous Must admit as well; I like the OEM colour of the angel eyes on yours; they just seem to suit the looks of the car. Think it's because the headlights are so clear/in new condition, like the rest of the car