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  1. d_a_n1979

    E39 Winter tyres and wheels

    State what make the tyres are and their age (DOT) This will help with the sell
  2. d_a_n1979

    Lets see your BMWs that you have owned

    In all honesty pal, really enjoying it. It pulls effortlessly and is very smooth indeed. I’m going to get it terracleaned & then remapped by Mark - @Mashed Potatoes and then it’ll be perfect then I reckon. Overall, it’s a superb car & im thoroughly enjoying owning it
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    E39 530i touring

    Lovely looking motor: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530i-auto-M-Sport-Touring-12-Months-MOT-1-Previous-Owner/113438808454?hash=item1a697ad986:g:bZoAAOSwhexcDkZ1 very well priced too IMO
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    Missus cooked my 525i!

    Said it’d be the water pump... Meyle water pumps are spot on, used them on both 530i E39s and my E38 728i, I wouldn’t use anything from ECP personally. Source it from BMWmotormec: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Water-Pump-BMW-E39-520i-523i-525i-528i-530i-MEYLE-2-year-warranty-11517527910/392034454132?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Cars+Type%3A530i&epid=249249773&hash=item5b47130a74:g:AW0AAOSwn25aKHkF Id do a full coolant flush and refil too and if not already, replace the top/bottom hoses, temp sender in bottom hose and both aux and AC belts, again, if not done already. Fan and shroud need to come off, so it’s best all to be done at the same time. Peace of mind then
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    Fault Code Reader

    Yes you do. IOS is different to Android, so go onto the Carly website to check for he correct adapter. My main phone is an iPhone XS MAC but I've got a cheap Android handset running Android 8 so I can keep using Carly for BMW, which I bought on the Play Store
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    Fault Code Reader

    They're ok, c£18 on Amazon with mediocre reviews Personally I'd invest in Carly for BMW; a lot more pricey, but works very well indeed IMO
  7. d_a_n1979

    E39 530i m sport suspension

    Which coilovers? If cheap shitty ones, I agree, replace But if anything decent, they should be adjustable enough to give you a very similar ride height and feel etc Personally, I wouldn't put 2nd hand Mtec II suspension on unless you're really down to a budget; it's probably already passed its best!
  8. Well if it's the EGR, I did mine last week on the 730D and it was bit of a ball ache as it's jammed under a pipe, with one bolt inaccessible, that's a sod to 'simply get to' without undoing a load of other bits Have patience! It really tested mine... I've the main stat to do, but will be doing that come the New Year; I'll be using this 'how to': There isn't one for a 730D, this is as near as dammit
  9. d_a_n1979

    Missus cooked my 525i!

    Did you reply to say if the water pump has been replaced? If not, I'd be looking there as they can leak from the bottom of the perished seal Rad; that can crack under the top hose connection and it can't be seen until it's up to temp and the pressure forces the water out Stats fail, but rarely leak Expansion tanks do leak, but they usually crack at the bottom connection, making it hard to tell, or they'll leak from a cracked neck if the caps been tightened too much
  10. d_a_n1979

    Reassurance needed! Massive oil top up

    Just keep doing what you're doing, check it all, every other day if you can and you'll soon see if it's going bad; or it's plateaued etc Keep us posted with what you fine FYI I always used TripleQX 5W40 oil and Mann filters from ECP; never any issues. Before that the cars were run on 0W40 and they used oil! At their age now, 5W40 is perfect IMO Plus the TripleQX oil meets all necessary BMW specs and is cheap compared to the likes of Castrol/Fuchs etc
  11. d_a_n1979

    E39 M5 Wanted

    Dennis; it's a c16 year old car, unless garaged all it's life, never driven in bad weather and never needed any body work/attention, they are NOT going to be perfect... This is what I'm pointing out Everything you write comes across that if it's not perfect, it's no good. If alloys aren't done in a specific way, they're no good etc... We all know that any car needs to be inspected, in person, closely; but your comments are condescending at times... It ain't needed! This is off topic, so I'll leave it be... To the OP; good luck with your search, the good versions of these fine motors are starting to thin, a lot now, prices are climbing!
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    E39 M5 Wanted

    Fully agree, very good, clear/crisp pictures Itll just be AKA Dennis wanting absolute perfection & not able to accept the real world...
  13. d_a_n1979

    Some Tasks From The Last Week Or So....

    Reminds me of a few Honda's I've imported in my time; an original EF8 CRX SiR and x2 Integra DC5s; all with less than 30k miles on them, no rust, at all, anywhere and all with their original yellow Honda underseal intact too! Very rare indeed I'm proud to say they're all still on the road and in pristine condition too, a credit to their current owners
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    Service Advice

    Everything really needs to be looked over, well and parts replaced where necessary Do you know how the cooling system has been maintained; these are chocolate based at the best of times, so things like the water pump, stat, top/bottom hoses and rad need to be checked over and replace, ideally, as parts will start to fail... The parts really aren't that expensive, so worth doing IMO for peace of mind How about the suspension, mainly arms and bushes/drop-links etc? As already mentioned; the fuel filter could do to be changed, the Meyle ones are c£3o and worth getting it sorted. Easy access under the NS sill cover etc. Pollen filters under the bonnet are worth doing too, again, not expensive at all. Crossland carbon activated ones are c£25 IIRC. Air filter, IMO, swap out OEM for a K&N and it'll never need to be changed again What condition are the brake discs, pads and lines in? There is all sorts to be taken into consideration; but start with the simple basics first and work from there
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    2005 BMW 5 series

    Welcome to the forum You need to put this into the relevant tech section, further down the home page. It'll get better coverage and answers then Also; amend your profile so it shows us which 5 series it is you're driving (ie. E39/E60/F10 etc); it'll appear here: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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    Missus cooked my 525i!

    Have you replaced the water pump? They're keen for leaks and if that's gone/seals gone, it'll lose water outta there fast, daily! Check the header tank; if that's full of mayo, it's a HGF, if not, it's leaking elsewhere and my money's rad hoses or water pump Header tanks can split too and leak, a LOT! Check that as well
  17. d_a_n1979

    Rarity factor?!

    That looks showroom fresh and with fully electric and heated cloth seats! Very nice indeed
  18. d_a_n1979

    Rear splash gaurd

    Which car pal?! Stick this in the relevant tech section; it'll bet better coverage and answers This is just General "Chat (9.9/10 times not car related) Also; see if you can find the part number vioa RealOEM; use the drop down boxes to select your exact car and go from there
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    Soft rear coilovers

    Coilovers will always be firmer than OEM suspension, so if you’re after wafty riding in them, you need to look elsewhere and consider air suspension IMO Coilovers do offer excellent handling and can be very comfortable indeed, but they will be firmer. c£750 for BCs or D2 coilovers at a minimum, KW coilovers thereon, you could consider speaking to GAZ and see if they’ll do custom coilovers. But I stand by that they’ll be firmer Plus why the rear and not the front as well? This for me is going to unbalance the car and make the handling poor
  20. d_a_n1979

    Chinese Winter tyres?

    Let us know how you get on For me personally, I’ll never be without winter tyres/alloys
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    Chinese Winter tyres?

    Tyres are a very personal choice, like socks and beer We can all argue re good/bad tyres etc. For me, I rate Nexen,s and have never had any issues with them, ever Had more issues with Pirelli's, Michelin's and Toyo's than any other tyres put together... Sometime's it's just sods law! All we can hope for is that the OP makes his own choice on the back of research, reviews and budget availability and not just hearsay of others
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    Diff Whine or Rear Wheel Bearing

    Sounds more to me like the bearing is completely shot! I'd start with that first; start cheap etc... Change both and see how that goes, you'll soon know if it's anything other
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    Chinese Winter tyres?

    Snow socks aint gonna get you up snowy hills; and once you're up and the snows gone, they shred or you've to faff about taking the socks off again etc @Dakota - as said above, I'd be looking at these: https://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyres/petlas/snow-master-w651/245-45-r18-100v-730358 I nearly went for them for my 730D but managed to get the Yokohama's I'm running for a superb price, only because I've spent a fortune with Camskill this year They're no c£150 a corner IIRC! The Petlas get good reviews on Tyrereviews and Oponeo etc
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    Chinese Winter tyres?

    Have a look at Petlas Snowmaster tyres, they get very good reviews and better than the Wanli’s... Check Tyreleader and Camskill for tyres too, usually they’re the best 2 for prices My winter tyre post is in general chat, so that might be worth a read also