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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

    Positive Battery Terminal with BST

    Have you checked all the connections for corrosion? They're known to corrode under the car in some cases; so check them & clean them if necessary; same with the battery connections. And as @Mashmanu has said; it could be you've a short somewhere or a parasitic drain, so check the usual suspects too
  2. d_a_n1979

    BMW Torch

    Because Pantri Trading are known for their piss take prices; but people pay them as they never seem to not have stock to sell
  3. d_a_n1979

    I think I need spacers

    Go with what @dirtydirtydiesel has suggested; they'll look spot on then
  4. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yeah, an NA engine remap isn’t going to give 40BHP sorry... Some engines with more aggressive cams wouldn’t give that much with a remap on top The remaps generally offer a smoother acceleration curve, maybe a few horses more and the rest is placebo IMO Save your £250 and put it into stickier tyres or more aggressive brakes etc
  5. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    IMO silver or black; other colours just don't suit the calipers unless it's got a BBK fitted; but, each to their own. Black or silver just looks subtle IMO
  6. d_a_n1979

    M54 rough running

    When it comes to the CCV kit; my advice is to always get the Meyle one via C3BMW, c£80 - don't use a crappy eBay one (so hopefully you've done this or similar) and also get the intake manifold gaskets (Elring) and take the inlet mani off and do the CCV that way. It's more to take off, but it gives you a lot more room to play with and you're not having to remove/fit things 'by feel' Also gives you better access to the dipstick tube, so you can give that a good cleaning and replace the O rings etc
  7. d_a_n1979

    I think I need spacers

    Put pics up of all 4 corners if you can; looking down the side of the car This is a before & after on my E39 touring using Precision Engineering 15mm spacers:
  8. d_a_n1979

    I think I need spacers

    That's fine all round, it's only the AWD drive version of the E60 that required a deeper offset... As said, try 15mm all round and see how you get on; hopefully you'll have no rubbing. You can get 12mm spacers too for the E6x range; so they could be perfect if the 15s are a bit too much. I'm sure some folk run 20mm spacers too with no issues; it's all down to tyre widths and how lowered you are, if at all
  9. d_a_n1979

    Fresh meat

    Welcome on in... Looks a lovely car, I'm not biased in any way though Feel free to ask all tech questions in the E39 tech section further down the homepage Get a project going in the Projects thread too; we all like lots of pictures
  10. d_a_n1979

    I think I need spacers

    15mm all round would be a good start Precision Engineering, Mteconline, Bimecc etc - all good makes and don't cost silly £££ - I personally use the first 2 and have done for years; Precision Engineering spacers are c£35 for x2 spacers and the necessary longer bolts; although my recommendation would be to get a stud conversion kit and spacers from Mteconline. It's a safer option and makes life a lot easier when it comes to taking off and refitting alloys etc http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/Mtec-Online?_rdc=1 // 82mm stud kit for M12x1.5 for up to 20mm spacers: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Black-Conversion-Wheel-Studs-82mm-50mm-Thread-Kit-Nuts-17mm-Hex-/283950963159?hash=item421ccbd9d7 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wheel-Spacers-15mm-Hubcentric-1-Pair-Bolts-BMW-5-Series-E60-2003-2010/122574056121?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW&epid=21004386590&hash=item1c89fbaab9:g:MCMAAOSw-6xfZIsj
  11. d_a_n1979

    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Lovely car & project. I’ll be following this... Loving that interior too... The older generation cars are really appealing to me
  12. 0830 - dropped off for MOT 0930 - collected; full clean pass
  13. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    0830 - dropped off for MOT 0930 - collected; full clean pass And then took it for a firewood run; so the clean/pristine interior now needs hoovering again
  14. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Never had issues via Tanya (although that was a good few years back) or ECP (battery I bought for my E38 started losing power after 6 weeks or so; swapped out there & then); Halfords too (had issues years ago with the battery I bought for my 1st E39 and they refunded me without quibble etc). All bought online and delivered
  15. Can understand what you're saying; but for me, I'd rather have a nicely spec'd F11 over an older M Sport E61; newer engine, lovely interior and less 'dated' IMO But it is your budget pal; deffo don't rule out the 535D though unless its insurance reasons etc... They're a superb engine and a great car to drive. I nearly pulled the plug on a 535D touring a week before I bought my previous 730D; only reason I didn't go for the touring as it was nearly £2k more than I ideally wanted to spend at that time (wanted a nice cash reserve for 'just in cases' etc)! Which came in handy as the first month the 730D cost me £1000 for new tyres, alloys refurbed and an SRS issue that we all thought was a sensor but turned out to be the main positive battery cable in the boot; wasn't a cheap fix