d_a_n1979

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  1. He's in Thornton, near Blackpool... That's why I suggested Auto Transmissions Deffo agree though that a pro should be first port of call (once you've checked the basics etc)
  2. Probably time to have it serviced? Recent thread here: Might be worth speaking to @AutomaticTransmissions seeing as they're the specialists, local and on here!
  3. Careful; from past experience there's more dickheads on that page than people with brains... You'll either be offered stupid money or get messed about...
  4. Looks such a good project Rhubarb; it'll pop up wherever it's been before and won't stop growing unless you burn it I've gone from one rhubarb crown 4 years ago to 28 of the things now, simply by splitting them every winter and leaving them in a pile until I'm ready to plant them again! If you like ruhubarb, don't bin it, split it into 4 and leave it out somewhere and then replant next Feb
  5. Yup Needs an in depth deep clean inside, dechromed, detailed, 18" Style 32s and dropped on BC coilovers.... It'd be a great car then... Smooth, wafty and handles like it's on rails
  6. I'd say for a solid example; somewhere between £2k and £3.5 at the absolute tops; a lot have high mileage (180k plus); so ideally 100-150k miles with a solid history and little bodywork needed, you'd be looking at c£3k Personally; I bought my current one knowing it needed bodywork, its service history is about as good as I've seen in a LONG time with masses of bills etc I'd have no issues buying one similar again and sorting the bodywork (as I am doing with this one), so could be an idea (as long as it's not falling apart obviously)!
  7. Nice cars, great condition but nothing else bar that IMO Prices are OTT as per the norm though Someone will buy em no doubt, but I'd say they'll be up for sale for a good while!
  8. Does anyone have a full interior wood trim, in very good condition, for an Auto 530i saloon? My 530i has the cream dash which has grown on me a lot now, but I've got the standard aluminium trim and IMO, it doesn't really suit, There are a few sets on eBay with the all important wooden trim gear knob too; but wanted to ask on here first Cheers
  9. Yeah; considered the B6s as well, but again, at their prices, coilovers are available in that price bracket and if I'm going to spend that amount, I may as well go full adjustability... More future proof then! I'm considering the likes of APEX RDX coilovers though, would only need new front top mounts and drop links However, B4 dampers, Pro kit springs and new top mounts all round come in cheaper still, but not by much!
  10. Do these lower the E39 sport by another 15mm, or is there a risk they could be at the same height or even higher? Thinking about dropping the car a touch, but trying not to fork out c£700 for coilovers unless absolutely necessary! Thinking of Pro Kit springs with new dampers (not sure which) and new top mounts all round. However, adding this all up will probably be just as much as coilovers
  11. I've this one; it's gone up in price, but still very good. Does well for all the tree pruning I've done so far and will need to do at the bottom of our garden where it backs into the woods etc... It'll be cleared more this winter in readiness for a stake and wire fence going in and chickens and their hutch etc https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GX6JT66/ref=psdc_114628031_t1_B00EV2XFZU My pal has these Makita ones and can't fault them either and he uses them for everything from tree pruning to sorting out firewood for his fires in the house etc: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EV2XFZU/ref=psdc_114628031_t2_B00GX6JT66 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AEVUXAM/ref=psdc_114628031_t2_B00EV2XFZU Personally; I think out of those 3 you'll not be far wrong!
  12. I'd go with Meyle every time Both 530i's and my previous 728i I used Meyle and zero issues. I've used TRW before and it never did well. As others have said; you can't be sure it was either not genuine or just a bad batch though! For its defence, I've used Febi stuff as well and never had any issues...
  13. Nope; no use to me as I don't drive a dirty oil burner
  14. Absolutely spot on IMO Used the same on my previous 530i and I drive down country lanes on a daily basis (ones that tractors are on all the time) and zero issues with cracked glass! Plus, for their price, not too OTT cost wise to replace whereas OEM ones are bloody expensive!
  15. Didn't he do well...! RIP Sir Brucie
  16. Mine was a mess and replaced it with this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-SERIES-E39-1999-2003-FRONT-FOG-LIGHT-LAMP-PASSENGER-SIDE-N-S/332248107731?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Can't tell the difference at all and a good time to swap out to some decent LED HB4 bulbs too
  17. Go for the ProSport coilovers then pal; new top mounts all round (your rears might be ok actually, be deffo advise new front top mounts) and new front drop links and you'll have a good set up http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Prosport-Coilover-Kit-BMW-5-Series-E39-1995-2003-Saloon-/231726514762?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&epid=653846854&hash=item35f3fa024a:g:RYMAAOSwl9BWJkD5 My biggest piece of advice would be to have a proper fast-road setup and maybe corner weighting; this will really transform the cars handling etc!
  18. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-E39-BMW-525I-SPORT-TOURING-AUTO-OXFORD-GREEN-II-INDIVIDUAL-/272804745127?hash=item3f846e0fa7:g:QwIAAOSw8IJZkWTJ Asking price is laughable, isn't it?!
  19. And now the Beeb is stating another 5 terrorists have been shot dead as they we're going to be part of a 2nd attack; what the feck is going on
  20. One or all of the above really. Could be all sorts, could be one simple thing! Personally I've always stuck with Meyle or Lemforder and never had any issues BMWmotormec via eBay are about one of the best resellers I know. However, I've been impressed with Moog stuff, it has a 2 year warranty too and it's honored as well (not just a false promise)!
  21. Re coilovers; I'd buy new unless they're decent ones and not that old! For c£200 JOM or ProSport coilovers are available; most folk say the ProSport ones are more forgiving than the JOM's and I'd go with that If you've a higher budget, go for D2 or BC coilovers etc...
  22. This is confusing @Chi Please can you confirm if they're off a petrol or diesel? Cheers
  23. Well really @oberlointment made the first offer in my view So if he wants them both; he's got first refusal
  24. That's a good way to start; whatever it is you decide to do, stick it out for 4-6 weeks minimum. It'll be hard work, but you'll soon see the rewards/weight loss! Deffo agree, beer needs to be cut right back; have it as a treat and in small doses. Not an all out binge as you'll never get anywhere IMO
  25. Yeah; but at their prices, it'd make more sense to buy D2 or BC coilovers again! That's what I'm ideally trying to avoid! I've got the £££, it's just justifying the expense etc On a plus note; I've found out that the dampers were replaced 20k miles ago! So I may just go for the Pro springs with new top mounts all round