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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
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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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    2011 F01 730D SE Luxury

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  1. Cheers My 7'er has been dropped off at my pals body shop this morning, so as soon as I get the heads up he's removed the front bumper, I'll go up and remove both headlights and bring them home as I want to swap out all the bulbs anyway; it's done then rather than faffing once the bumpers been resprayed and refitted etc! I'll have a look in the OS headlight and see what's what; I have a decent 2nd hand fully working headlight to refit if necessary
  2. Can you expand on this as I've assumed mine has broken, hence no adjustment at all when I turn it (ie I'm used to the adjusters failing through owning E39s etc) Do these not break that much in the Fx range compared to the E39s and how can you see if it's 'run off its track'? Cheers
  3. IIRC if you can't change the beam pattern manually on the light at all; the adjusters failed and you need to replace the headlight itself. Exactly what's happened on my F01 (albeit they're xenons); all the motors work fine, but the headlight is straight at the ground and the manual adjuster cog just spins and doesn't alter the light pattern at all unfortunately
  4. d_a_n1979

    Oil filter socket size

    36mm deffo
  5. d_a_n1979

    E39 Touring Psssssssssssssssssssst

    Just undo the line connected to the bag pal, undo the line slowly and the air will release slowly. No need to use brute force How old are the bags too? Might be worth considering replacing them for peace of mind
  6. d_a_n1979

    E39 530i Touring Individual Manual

    Great news pal. Another touring gone off the forum though... They're getting far and few between now
  7. d_a_n1979

    BMW E39 parts - see below

    Meh.. No because it's going to cost me close to £4 to send, so £20
  8. d_a_n1979

    My 'new to me' 2011 F01 730D

    It's very comfy pal; a really well laid out cabin
  9. d_a_n1979

    My 'new to me' 2011 F01 730D

    Glorious sunshine but cool today; so a great day to give the car a decent wash before it goes into the bodyshop on Monday... Cleaned inside and out; tyres treated and that'll do it for now.
  10. d_a_n1979

    My 'new to me' 2011 F01 730D

    Meh, it's not like it was left dangling there. The lines more than tough enough to cope with that for a short period... It's my pals. He's a respected Motorsport mechanic, he's handy to have as a good pal
  11. d_a_n1979

    My 'new to me' 2011 F01 730D

    Haha I'm the technician and I'd literally just undone it from the cable tie, but dropped a ratchet... Was only hanging for 30secs max ;) Thanks re the car. I'm really happy with buying it, just need to get it to my standards now...
  12. d_a_n1979

    BMW E39 parts - see below

    ^^^ Still available Roof bars: £75 delivered More parts found too; all new: Elring inlet mani gaskets for M54 - £20 delivered Meyle handbrake shoe rebuild kit for ALL E39s IIRC - £25 delivered Febi prop bearing (pt. no.: 26121226731: £20 delivered
  13. d_a_n1979

    1999 E39 M5.

    That's going to go for £20k plus, easy, any day of the week! Looks lovely
  14. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    This reseller: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261822774094?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&hash=item3cf5da7b4e:g:7wAAAOSwkLJbIdVz Never had any issues with them
  15. d_a_n1979

    Bilstein B8 shocks with m-sport springs?

    What's the offset of the alloys; that can make a lot of difference too? More so when it comes to tyres rubbing/catching etc