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  1. d_a_n1979

    Which e60/e61

    Fully agree with the rust comments; the E60 cars (5, 6 & 7 series) are more ally than iron Fully agree re gearboxes too; stick with the auto if you want smooth driving and an easier commute... Unless it’s an old skool M car or a 328i ‘fer drifting coz it’s peng’ (I’ll need to discuss that word with my niece more) manual & BMW shouldn’t be in the same sentence (unless it’s a paper version on how to fix things)...
  2. Haha... I’m known to lift a bit of weight here & there
  3. I've got issues, I know I did pop into the Aberfeldy distillery on the way back to Dunkeld and treated myself to a few decent bottles Slange
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    Code reader recommendations

    No; that part is crap. Maybe £10 a year once you've already paid for the app, but the same price yearly is bit of a piss-take. I've voiced that on my feedback to them
  5. d_a_n1979

    520D Engine cover

    Welcome to the forums Joe Put this question in the relevanr E60 tech section, further down the home page, and you'll get more relevant coverage and answers there. This is just general chat
  6. d_a_n1979

    Code reader recommendations

    You say that; but for someone like me who has no access to an MS laptop and doesn't want to go down that route as a) I've no idea what I'm doing and b.) I wouldn't know where to start using Microsoft again, Carly for BMW provides a very good tool that I can use straight away , with no issues and it has a very good support level too It's horses for courses; but to completely obliterate it, because you don't agree with its workings, isn't helpful
  7. d_a_n1979

    E39 M5 rust repairs

    Been following this over on PH myself @benedwards64 and it seems they're doing brilliant work Looking forward to seeing the progress and final result
  8. d_a_n1979

    Which e60/e61

    Hang fire & get a 530i or 540i E39 touring
  9. d_a_n1979

    F11 - Which tyres are best ?

    Nope, not this time... I don’t believe we’ll get any further cold weather, so happy to take them off now... Reading the likes of the Netweather forums, they’re all writing this winter off too... Its been 15.5°C here today! Like me you I don’t really do the miles, but I’ll take advantage of the dry weather & get them swapped over
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    F11 - Which tyres are best ?

    Im going back onto the 20” summer alloys next week when I’ve time to get the swapped over... Plenty of tread on my winters, but I don’t want to wear them out any further really! Personally, if you’ve got the space to store them, a second set of alloys with dedicated winter tyres on are great to have
  11. d_a_n1979

    F10 525d brake pads and discs

    Pas above, check your VIN and if it doesn’t state you’ve got the larger performance brakes, you’ll have the standard size. You can always whip a wheel off & measure the discs too
  12. d_a_n1979

    So e39 has taken a swipe.

    Sorry to be reading this Duncan, glad all the family are ok though... As said above, there really are some nasty twats out there
  13. d_a_n1979

    F11 - Which tyres are best ?

    As above, plenty of info out there for you to do your research on Uniroyal Rainsport 3s get my vote though
  14. d_a_n1979

    E39 M5

    Looks to be a lovely car: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-M5-4-9i-M5/113650741876?hash=item1a761cb274:g:RPQAAOSwivlcastb:rk:19:pf:0
  15. Just under 120kg / 18.5stone of smooth-ass glass like stone; egg shaped too! More difficult when it's wet and cold outside, was only 4ºC temp wise. This time last year when I attempted it, it was -4ºC
  16. d_a_n1979

    E39 M5

    I thought that; but could just be crappy pictures too Personally; if I were selling a car at that price, I'd make sure that the cars level, on ground that doesn't offer bad reflections and take straight on pictures too
  17. d_a_n1979

    Advice on selling a car....

    That's a lovely looking motor! Sat in a new white 530i today at Bowkers BMW, Preston; lovely car but bloody hell it felt small inside! They've got smaller inside since the E39s
  18. d_a_n1979

    Xenon head light has gone pink (2015 F11)

    Kind of agree, certainly stay away from eBay shite, but the Lunex bulbs I’ve used did 2 years without fail in both E39s, whereas I know lads that fitted the Osram Xenarc ones at c£100 and they failed. Could be sods law, but imo, if you can get 4 decent bulbs for less than a pair of Osram bulbs & they do just as good a job, it’s worth seriously thinking about!
  19. d_a_n1979

    Code reader recommendations

    Imo Carly is superb and very handy as it’s so mobile... It’ll do about everything you need and worth it’s costs
  20. d_a_n1979

    Seatbelt pretensioner change.

    If they’re electric seats (even manual ones) I always found it easier to have them set as high as they’ll go, gives better clearance underneath
  21. d_a_n1979

    Seatbelt pretensioner change.

    Battery disconnected IIRC Undo rear seat bolts on the floor, tip forward gently, unplug the connections carefully, undo front bolts, seat should be free to come out... Beware, they’re heavier than they look!
  22. d_a_n1979

    Rust issues and paintwork

    What about sorting the rust & then getting it wrapped?
  23. d_a_n1979

    Xenon head light has gone pink (2015 F11)

    As them there proud Yokkshur folk say... 'ow much'?!