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d_a_n1979 last won the day on June 22

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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

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Thats a picture of the beading on my car after its last wash and treatment with the Polar Seal. It's been lashing it down all week here and the cars been out & about a few times. It beads brilliantly IMO
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  3. d_a_n1979

    ATE Ceramic brake pads

    The ATE ceramic pads are very good; but can be quite dusty. They offer very good bite from cold as well as hard braking and are well suited to their grooved discs they do as well. For me though; out of experience, I'd rather fit EBC Redstuff /Yellowstuff, (my preference), or Ferodo DS2500s (the Ferodo's can be pricey though).
  4. d_a_n1979

    Temp gauge

    Yeah; Lemforder had issues 2018 into 2019; some of those parts are still being sold now. I got stuff from Autodoc that were part of Lemforder's recall; they were a ballache to take it back and refund now. Meyle and Moog ONLY for me unless it needs to be OEM BMW
  5. d_a_n1979


    I'd stick with that idea If the exhaust fabricator is worth his salt; he'll do the work you ask him to and only warrant that work; which is fair enough Personally; messing about with ripping one whole system off and then replacing it with another, when a simple silencer could be fitted to really dampen down the noise, just makes more sense
  6. d_a_n1979

    Temp gauge

    Zero issues; Wahler are an OEM brand IIRC. Fitted them to every BMW I've owned and never had any problems; even through seriously cold weather in the Scottish Highlands, the temp gauge has always stuck where it should be However, every manufacturer has issues; Lemforder, for me, have been crap, but others rave about them etc
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    Surely the fabricator can sort out another silencer to quieten down the system? The drone will be due to the lack of a central silencer no doubt; a good exhaust place will sort that out for you in no time Seems you'll be going to a lot of expense for this; when it could be a relatively easy & cheaper fix to fix the exhaust that's already fitted to the car
  8. d_a_n1979

    Space for a small amp in e39 dash

    Could it be velcro'd under the back of the glove box; inside the footwell but out of sight?
  9. d_a_n1979

    Space for a small amp in e39 dash

    Not enough room behind the glove box for that IIRC What about under the passenger seat maybe?
  10. d_a_n1979

    Interior mirror fell off

    Glad they're sorting it Usually it just needs to be re-glued back on; 10min job etc
  11. d_a_n1979

    New exhaust gaskets for dpf delete

    Welcome to the forums Ask this in the relevant E60 tech section further down the homepage; you'll get better coverage and answers there. This is just general chat
  12. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It does a good job IMO. Like a snow foam version of their aqua wax to be fair. It's rained hard today and the water beads superbly Re the polar blast, use the recommended amount and mix it with warm water. That gets the best results for me. However, the snow foam canon can make a huge difference too, I use the Autobrite one
  13. d_a_n1979

    The new motor.

    That's awesome! Even my fat ass could fit in that
  14. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Washed; bloody Shite Kites using our driveway as target practise Autoglym Polar Blast snow foamed, rinsed; alloys washed and tyres scrubbed; AG Polar Wash washed, rinsed; AG Polar Seal applied, rinsed; towel dried and blacks & tyres treated with Chemical Guys tyre/trim gel Too bloody hot today for doing this, but it was a necessity.... Was knackered after that; so I trained on the drive too; perfect weather for deadlifting stupid amounts of weight
  15. d_a_n1979

    Remote central locking issue

    I highly doubt that the Grom kit will affect the key in any way... Have you tried to re-sync the keys? https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1843887-Re-initializing-your-key-the-correct-way#:~:text=1) Insert key into the,back off within 5 seconds.&text=3) Press and hold the,seconds in between each press.