Jump to content


Platinum Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback


About LukeH

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender


  • Garage
    E39 530d & M5, E38 750il

Recent Profile Visitors

1,095 profile views
  1. Uprated ARBs - anyone done theirs?

    Mine have been on the car since 2007 and given 100k of trouble free miles on the original moints!
  2. Aftermarket ones can be excellent, I grafted a main beam set into those old lights you sold me a while back Paddy, they're fantastic. Im not sure how good the aftermarket ones would be at giving an actual beam pattern for low beam though.
  3. Uprated ARBs - anyone done theirs?

    I've got Eibach's on mine, and am very happy with them, but they were on the car when I got it so I can't compare to how it was without them.
  4. Right lads...get your tips out!!!

    Eww no....how it looks in the picture is far more pleasing to my eye.
  5. What would you do .. keep it or sell it - E39?

    If the body is free from corrosion, and the jacking points are good then I'd say keep it going. As above, that to do list isn't that bad at all really, virtually all service items really apart from the fuel leak.
  6. Wanted: Black sapphire drivers side wing E39

    I'm afraid to say it's a passenger side, sorry.
  7. Wanted: Black sapphire drivers side wing E39

    I've got one, can't remember which side though. Will look tomorrow.
  8. 530d manual gearbox strength

    This sounds good, that's around the level of output I was hoping for. The DPF isn't such an issue thinking about it as they're not that hard to swap out if needed. I just need to find the right car first!
  9. 530d manual gearbox strength

    This is good news. What sort of power/Tq is it possible to get from these? I'm not saying cost no object, but a pretty healthy budget for tuning would be available, and a clutch upgrage also. I'd probably be looking to keep the DPF at this stage, depending on the new mot rules.
  10. evolve remap

    Had an E90 M3 mapped there a while back, very good service indeed, very confidence inspiring. I'd definitely go back there again.
  11. Good evening all. I've been considering getting myself a new toy in the form of a manual 530d, which I'll be wanting to modify with a hybrid turbo and associated mods, and I'm wondering how much torque the manual box can handle. My current E39 has been running 410 lb/ft for 100k without issue but I'd imagine I'll achieve considerably more in an E60. Any input appreciated. Luke.
  12. How often do you change engine air filter?

    It's just about to click over to 189k miles, and the current hybrid turbo has done 100k of those, 45k of which are my own. I'm trying to decide if to keep it or get myself another toy...
  13. How often do you change engine air filter?

    Yeah almost definitely, but it's an elderly car now running 290ish HP, and I get my oil very cheaply so it costs about £45 all in. It can only help the longevity I'm hoping.
  14. How often do you change engine air filter?

    My 530d gets oil & filter every 2k, and air & fuel filters every 12 months.
  15. 525d Sport rolling project

    Looks good, thats a great colour. For a short shifter, you can fit the one from a E60 545i which I have in mine, sharpens up the gearchange nicely and fits perfectly as is uses all OEM parts. I'd be tempted to whip the inlet off and give it to a friendly machine shop for a dip in their parts washer, the amount of crud that'll likely be in there will surely be blighting performance slightly. I had the Eibach springs with OEM dampers on my first 530d, pretty decent ride even though my shocks were past their best. Enjoy.