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Qasim last won the day on September 22 2018

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About Qasim

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  • Birthday 03/24/1995

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    West Yorkshire / West Midlands


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    BMW 525d Sport Topaz Blue

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  1. I had that on mine recently. One of the holes in the backing plate had corroded and the pin ended up coming loose and finally dropped. I had the ticking and grinding from the pin being ground away.
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    E39 530d noise when revved

    I had something similar on my m57 Range Rover Vogue. A stud for the intake manifold broke and it sounded as if the turbo fan was scraping the housing.
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    Wheel wobble

    So I inspected the upper arms. Driver's side has a lot of play in it. Passenger side has a little. The ball joint side doesn't have much play. I've seen some people have used polybushes for these. What do you think? Passenger side https://youtube.com/shorts/9zMwmqO2RnU Driver's side https://youtu.be/knUbNCLe_yg
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    Wheel wobble

    Hi all. I've developed a wheel wobble on the front end. I've changed the wheel bearings for FAG units and the cruise control is now working perfectly. I have a wobble that can be felt at around 80ish and is worse on braking at any high speeds, literally the front wheels shaking and can be felt through the steering wheel. I've changed the front lower control arms on both sides as there was one ball joint with some play. I got both front tyres balanced again yesterday and it has improved a little. I currently have winter tyres and wheels so will be changing them this weekend back to my style 66s so it will rule out any wheels/tyre issues. I upgraded to 324 mm mintex discs and pagid pads in September and braided brake hoses. I did buy used callipers and they looked ok. No evidence of any heat spots or uneven wear on the discs. I am also getting 4 wheel alignment this weekend and changing the propshaft center bearing and vibration damper. I know there are topics about this previously but I've not really found anything that helps.
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    Royal Steering Wheels

    I'd say definitely one of the best upgrades you can do to an E39 along with the weighted ZHP shift knob. Definitely brings up the interior to a more modern feel.
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    Royal Steering Wheels

    Mine definitely feels thicker than the original and it feels a lot better, and the plastic is still marked. I was thinking of respraying it in satin black but I've never got around to it.
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    Royal Steering Wheels

    Same here, really good quality finish. I had perforated leather on the sides, normal on top and bottom. And m Tri stitch. The thing that pushed me to get it done was getting the airbag recall. Having a new airbag with a battered wheel wasn't too nice. Here's a before and after
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    Peugeot drivers, new level of stupidity....

    "Shitting Peugeot"
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    I'm running some Bridgestone Blizzak LMs, and have been since November. To be honest they are pretty decent, I have confidence in the car in the snow. You do still get the back end twitching around corner and some wheel slip on the rear when setting off, but it's decent. Up in Bradford last week, we got just over a foot of snow and I did try going up a steep hill that had not been cleared and I think if I didn't stop at the bottom due to other cars waiting, I think I could have made it. But I got about 10 metres up and the rear wheels were spinning so I turned around and went home.
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    PDC noise on door opening

    So I got a code for the right rear PDC Sensor and switched that out for a new one. It was working but then stopped and it's showing the code again so I'm guessing it's a wiring issue. I'll have to take the bumper off and check the wires. On my vogue that had the same setup as my E39, I did find a corroded wire and after soldering a wire in between it was back to normal. So the bumper shall come off a some point
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    Lowering springs on a Sport

    That was quick. When I say, yeah I need to get them off to change the springs, it's been probably about 2 years since I said that.
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    Lowering springs on a Sport

    They look good, my rear end sags on the battery side and overall it looks a bit wonky . I fitted new shocks a couple.of years ago but I think the springs definitely need changing. Thanks a lot guys
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    Head unit removal nightmare

    I had the same issue, I put a flat screw driver down the side of it and pulled from the tape slot, one side popped free and then the same with the other. It didn't really mark the dash in anyway. Do it below the trim. It should pull out.
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    Lowering springs on a Sport

    Have you got any pictures of the saloon on the pro kit?
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    PDC noise on door opening

    I think check PDC unit connections. Maybe unplugging the plug and putting it back on might sort it out. The other thing is to find out which sensor using diagnostics or inpa. Maybe even change the sensor. Let me know if you find a fix, I really haven't got around to doing much to my car and even then the things they I have done need fixing. My new wheel bearings are causing abs issues so I need to change them again.