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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. 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?
  5. 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
  6. Personally, I’d replace the cooling system sooner rather than later. Peace of mind and all that
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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?
  10. d_a_n1979

    From E39 To E65 - anyone done this move?

    I know you'd go down the alcohol route
  11. 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
  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!
  14. d_a_n1979

    Bmw e39 530i thrust arm replacement questions?

    Either/or both really Not expensive to replace. Meyle again via bmwmotormec etc Are your top mounts ok?
  15. Found these in the garage; no longer needed and only used for around a few months before I put my current 19" alloys on 15mm hubcentric spacers are 74.1 inner and outer bore and in aluminium finish (not black), perfect for the E39s; 5mm shims are just that, but 74.1 hubcentric, so they fit flush to the hub and not universal... These are black Think I've got some longer bolts for the 15mm spacers too; so if I find them, I'll include them too (you're fine to use OEM bolts for the 5mm shims as they've enough meat on them to go through both and still give a good 5/6 turns before tightening) Ideally want to sell these as one lot, as they're ideal for OEM alloys to space the fronts out to fill the front arches and the shims for the rears, to add some space, but not cause any rubbing Due to their combined weight; £50 inc delivery - payment via BT or cash, I don't use Fakepal (all in new, with bolts, would cost you close to £80)!
  16. They'll be more than fine (as per my reply to your spacers post) I had 15mm spacers all round on 18" ET20 (staggered alloys) and no issues...!
  17. d_a_n1979

    New 2003 520i sport touring owner

    Remap? On a 520i? Id leave it pal, not worth the monetary outlay IMO Better breathing and exhaust will do it a world of good etc Your call though
  18. d_a_n1979

    Carbon Black ///M5

    Aye, have had similar issues before. We just used a rubber lines P clip Not on the E39 mind, they fit fine
  19. Yup; get them washed and waxed inside out (amazing what different this makes) and then put pictures of them up, from all angles etc Use the picture that 's on these forums of when they were fitted to a silver E39 (can't remember who's it was now) as that showed them off well too!
  20. d_a_n1979

    Honest Opinion Required

    Personally I'd take the easy bits off, replace them with shitty/cheap/free bits and then get rid Unless you have the time and space to break a car; it can be an absolute ball ache and then you'll have folk dropping out of buying stuff, messing you around etc
  21. d_a_n1979

    1999 535i SE - Single or Dual Stage Airbag

    Imo @stu08 the paddles make no difference to the drive and no difference to the speed of the gear change... I had them fitted to my previous 530i and rarely used them.. They did look good, but that was it really! This was my steering wheel, trimmed by Jack @ Royal Steering Wheels: Ill be getting a retrimmed wheel sorted when I’m home from Jack too, same style, just no paddles. He does a superb job!
  22. d_a_n1979

    Rear sill welding

    Have a look through some similar recent posts pal; they've been mentioned recently, it'll be between pages 1-3 IIRC I looked a at that post a few days back and the company stated out of stock though However, a good fabricator will soon have them sorted for you; just ask around locally (garages, body shops etc)
  23. Keep em and put winter tyres on; they'll be so easy to keep clean