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About d_a_n1979

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    Preston, Lancs
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    Cars, weightlifting/powerlifting/strongman (training, coaching and competing), hifi, technologies
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    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

    E61 550i LCI

    He's talking bollocks For me, with that you've said he's come back to you with, I'd be out and keep looking There are things with that white one that do not add up and aren't right... Save your £££ and keep looking
  2. d_a_n1979

    Parts price quote please

    Called and got a quote; thanks
  3. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    Sounds to me you've a healthy enough budget Why don't you contact a few of the companies that import these and see if they can source you one in Japan and get it imported etc I know it'll be a wait; but you'll be starting with a fresh canvas then etc That white one should tick the box; but there are things with it that don't sit right with me, I'd want to see it in the flesh, get the full ins and outs and then maybe make a cheeky offer from there, if it all adds up... IMO the asking price is silly-high and that's why it's been sat around so long; it'll never sell until it drops to c£9k IMO
  4. d_a_n1979

    Paint protection

    Welcome to the forums There's a dedicated tech section to your car further down the homepage/there's also a detailing section; if you post this in there, you'll get better coverage and answers from fellow owners This is just general chat, so it's lost in here
  5. d_a_n1979

    Starting Problem 1975 520i

    Welcome to the forums There's a dedicated tech section to your car further down the homepage; if you post this in there, you'll get better coverage and answers from fellow owners This is just general chat, so it's lost in here
  6. d_a_n1979

    Votgland Springs

    Stick with Eibach pro kit springs Get them from this reseller: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230855800667?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&epid=11017012735&hash=item35c013f75b:g:Hj4AAOxygo9Q5bpp They're really good springs and suit the car well; as they're progressive, they firm up when you're pushing the car and when driving normally, they're smooth and give a good ride Are you replacing the shocks and top mounts whilst you're remove it all?
  7. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    Probably not enough of them on the roads to do that unfortunately I'd personally be buying on overall condition & maintenance; it's that, that'll cost you more in the long run Stuff like LCI lights and ICE can always be retrofitted, if so required
  8. d_a_n1979

    Effin' Autodoc

    Another reason I try to avoid Autodoc like the plague! I'd rather pay more £££ and not use them! I've had issues with wrong products being sent; wrong items in the right boxes, shipping delays, lost orders and no tracking literally until it's 30mins away etc They are a shower of shite at the best of times IMO
  9. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    Personally; my ££££ would be on this: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202103150153697?model=5 SERIES&radius=1500&year-to=2021&make=BMW&sort=relevance&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=pr54tr&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&keywords=550i&include-delivery-option=on&page=1 But you could always enquire re this one to see if it sold (listing ended which suggests it didn't) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-550i-LCI-E61-2007-/265119968217?hash=item3dba61abd9%3Ag%3AgD0AAOSwbe1fb5Zj&nma=true&si=Qw7vgg4wkrYC%2B8nCOzgT4OTcYiE%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  10. £3-4k max I reckon. Compared to other E39 530i's on ebay its immaculate, but it'll only ever be a c£6k saloon IMO, purely for the low mileage and very clean condition
  11. d_a_n1979

    E38 Parallel wheels

    They need to be 74.1 to fit the E39 hub; so if you get E38 Style 37s, you'll need to get them bored out professionally
  12. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174759558243?hash=item28b07b3c63:g:R7sAAOSw1IVgk94X I'm sorry; 'ow much It may be very, very clean. It may be very, very low miles. But it is not E39 M5 money territory That's price as if Hexagon are selling it
  13. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    Something about that car doesn't sit right with me The drivers seat looks knackered for such low miles; those things wear hard too, from recollection Is it me or are some of the rear shut lines not right too? Personally, at the price they're asking, I wouldn't go near it. The UK black one that's on eBay looks a better buy IMO. Looks more genuine I may be wrong; but I'm good at reading my gut and my gut says to me, there's things not right with that/about white one!
  14. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    At the price being asked for the white one, I'd expect any small bits to be done and it as immaculate as possible... The VIN alterations would be of concern too.
  15. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    It's a lovely touring and with being a Jap import; it'll be very clean & corrosion free underneath It's been in my eBay watchlist for ages, as DDD says, it's got a lot of watchers, but no ones moved on it yet... Overall it's a great car; as long as it all adds up, it'd be a superb buy, but IMO it is priced high and that's why it's not sold Re the VIN; if you ask them for the last 7 digits of it, you should be able to decode the VIN; they may have already done that, so message them to see if they can forward that onto you etc