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d_a_n1979 last won the day on May 25

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About d_a_n1979

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    Bigger than you...
  • Birthday 08/02/1979

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    Preston, Lancs
  • Interests
    Cars, weightlifting/powerlifting/strongman (training, coaching and competing), hifi, technologies
  • Occupation
    Company Director/owner - Niche Digital recruitment


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    2002 E39 530i Sport Touring - Japanese Import

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  1. d_a_n1979

    Suspected current drain

    Unbolt the battery, let it stand, check the voltage & then check again in the morning ‘’If it’s dropped, time for a new battery. If not, you’ve a power drain somewhere unfortunately
  2. d_a_n1979

    E39 undertray

    I ordered part #20 last week too; should arrive this week, so will fit & report back also
  3. d_a_n1979

    Quiet Tyres?

    The Vred’s are one of my main go to tyres; ones I highly recommend also. I’ll be going back to them myself on my touring
  4. d_a_n1979

    My Dad's 530d Touring - What’s it worth?

    That looks & sounds immaculate. Could do with more pictures also (& for you to consider becoming a Gold paid member so this isn’t seen as stealth selling) IMO c£4K but maybe higher to the right buyer... It’s a buyers market
  5. d_a_n1979

    New Car added - V8 540i

    I’d personally go for 5mm hubcentric shims on the rears and 15mm hubcentric spacers on the front Either longer bolts or the Mtec 82mm stud conversion (which makes life a lot easier once fitted) ‘mteconlineshop’ sell all you need on eBay
  6. d_a_n1979

    New Car added - V8 540i

    Miles better Get some spacers on them alloys to get them sitting more flush to the arches and it’ll look bob-on
  7. d_a_n1979

    e39 purchase

    No worries Youll see in projects that I’ve just done all this to my touring (and more); just one of those things. Id highly recommend C3BMW and BMWmotormec for resellers of parts on eBay. Meyle water pump Walher stat Febi or Meyle for top & bottom hoses Behr or Nissens for the rad May as well change the aux belts too whilst that’s all off and there’s easy access
  8. d_a_n1979

    Quiet Tyres?

    As above Have a good look on Camskill and Tyreleader; lots of tyres and info. Caveat is you need someone to fit the tyres for you - about the best prices in the UK though, even with fitting on top tyrereviews.co.uk is a good site for reviews too IMO; buy the best you can afford,. But go by the rating you need the most (ie. wear rate, quietness, wet grip etc)
  9. d_a_n1979

    E60 525d - tune/remap advice

    Welcome to the forums I’ve moved this to the relevant E60 tech section; it’ll get better coverage and answers However, do a search on the forum, you’ll find quite a bit of information re remapping the M57 easy enough My advice (though never did it myself as didn’t own a diesel long enough); get someone to actually do the remap and tune for you, don’t go for a plug in box
  10. d_a_n1979

    e39 purchase

    Not that I know of, but get it all inspected Sounds like it needs a cooling system refresh; I’d get that done sooner rather than later. I’d also add a new rad into it too; the Behr or Nissens one can be sourced for less than £100 on eBay (as can all the other parts); so if you’re savvy with the internet and eBay, get buying and then get a decent Indy to fit it all for you RealOEM website is perfect for part numbers; enter the last 7 digits of the cars VIN into the box at the top of the page and it’ll bring up your exact car; all the diagrams will show you the parts and their numbers you need; it’s fairly easy to navigate
  11. d_a_n1979

    2009 530i M Sport Touring for sale

    Not that Probably 18-20 around town, mid 30’s if you drive normally on the motorway
  12. d_a_n1979

    M Style Spyder Alloy Wheel Offset

    Moved to the relevant E60 tech section FYI @P50 SHN - every BMW alloy wheel and their details can be found here: http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/ Use the top drop down box on the left to find your relevant car and take it from there
  13. ‘Thanks pal... I’ve used Mtec discs and pads/EBC pads for quite a few years now and find them to be very good, zero issues as long as you need them in properly (ie. drive normally and be gentle on the brakes for a week etc). Paired with the HEL lines and decent fluid, they stop the car very well indeed No squealing either, again, fit them right & bed them in etc Plus they look better behind the Style 37s
  14. d_a_n1979

    e39 purchase

    ‘Have you record/paperwork to show when the cooling system was last refreshed? This is an Achilles heel of the E39s, so well worth sorting if not. At a minimum, top/bottom hoses, water pump and stat need replacing, along with that coolant flush and refil
  15. d_a_n1979

    e39 purchase

    Top hose needs replacing; it’s perished. I’d personally do that & the bottom hose for peace of mind and get the coolant flushed & refilled also These don’t need to be OEM BMW, Meyle or Febi Bilstein will be more than sufficient, but see what your local Indy mechanic can source for you Re tyres, yes, they need replacing ASAP. Stick with the OEM sizes that are on currently for the optimum ride. Cam skill generally offer the best prices, you just need someone to fit them for you. I’d highly recommend Nexen N’fera SU1 tyres and Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres... For me personally, they’re as cheap as I’d be preserved to go on a heavy’ish RWD car. However, it’s your car and your money. Tyres are a very personal choice and one area that I’d never skimp on; the give tyres are top end ‘budget’ range tyres, you can spend a lot more on tyres, but will you see that added expense from them? Worth doing some research IMO