Jump to content


Platinum Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

  • Feedback


d_a_n1979 last won the day on November 8

d_a_n1979 had the most liked content!

1 Follower

About d_a_n1979

Profile Information

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


  • Garage
    2002 E39 530i Sport Touring - Japanese Import

Recent Profile Visitors

11,511 profile views
  1. d_a_n1979

    It just gets better.

    Are you on FB @makeshiftuk IIRC there are a few Sport bumpers for sale; but you could see if @Tims can source one for you also If you're on FB, Simon Garland on the E39 pages breaks E39s and he's great to deal with etc
  2. d_a_n1979

    autobox fluid

    It's not your fault and it wasn't your thread that caused this, so don't worry Just some members cannot see passed their own opinions, whether right or wrong and then have to shit all over everyone else's; that's all. Basically, you do what you feel is right for your car and budget, but I personally stand by that if ZF say that their boxes should have a fluids/filter service every 60-80k miles, then really, it's their rule/directions that count in all this, not opinions from us armchair mechanics
  3. d_a_n1979

    Wanted: Forum Brand specialist

    If you're on LI then reach out and see if there's anyone local to do it for you; if not, drop me a PM and I can reach out to my digital network and see who might be able to offer their services for you
  4. d_a_n1979

    Odd water leak in Touring boot

    Have you checked the rear light cluster seals? What about going over your steps and checking the vent flaps and making sure they're still water tight? Any issues with the rear glass (as in are the window seals perished or not sat flush at all)?
  5. d_a_n1979

    Wanted: Forum Brand specialist

    As in someone with UI/UX experience? You'd be better networking on LinkedIn or see if anyone has a family member at college/uni that'll do it for beer tokens
  6. d_a_n1979

    Radio/Nav fix for 2002 Jap inport

    The only thing that won't work over here is the long, thin box which is part of the Jap nav set up, the rest of it should work fine My car came with the OEM 16:9 widescreen nav head unit, but there were a lot of other Pioneer aftermarket gubbins wired in too (and aerials on the windscreen etc) that were soon ripped out and binned Fortunately the rest of the OEM system works very well, the screen has a few marks on it, so may look to get that sorted too. I am trying to keep my car as OEM as possible as it's fairly rare on these shores, a 2002 530i touring with no rust and low miles for its age etc I'm an audiophile too, so my properly hifi is in the house, for the car, it's mainly background music or radio etc
  7. d_a_n1979

    Radio/Nav fix for 2002 Jap inport

    Looks a very neat install, not cheap, but well fitted and completed I personally stayed away from fitting an aftermarket stereo; mainly because I'm really not that fussed as I find the OEM system more than adequate, now that I've fitted the Grom Audio BT3 Bluetooth kit which alloys for hands-free calls and A2DP music playback etc It's a simplye plug n play affair that hides away in the rear with no signs of it installed. However, I am going to sort an upgraded BM54 amp from Baris at Carphonics for the full UK radio station listing and a more powerful amp Re the parking sensors, I went for the Steelmate kit for the rear bumper when it was at my pals body shop a few weeks back; they did the full respray and install of the sensors and fixed/resprayed the bumper whilst they were at it and then my local auto sparky did all the connecting up; they work superbly and for a c£65 kit, I've been very impressed; this is how they look: FYI your old audio parts will be worth something, so if you're after getting some money back off them, get them on the relevant E39 buy/sell FB pages, if you're on FB and on eBay too
  8. d_a_n1979

    E39 B10 V8

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254418999593?ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2F0%2F0%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%252Fulk%252Fitm%252F254418999593%26rvr_id%3D0%26rvr_ts%3D715419a216e0a4d26423c68dffb83d57&ul_noapp=true Looks a lovely motor
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1994-M-BMW-M5-E34-EVO-TOURING-81-209/193163344698?ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F710-53481-19255-0%2F1%3Fff3%3D4%26pub%3D5575503795%26toolid%3D10001%26campid%3D5338535179%26customid%3D%26mpre%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2F1994-M-BMW-M5-E34-EVO-TOURING-81-209%2F193163344698%26srcrot%3D710-53481-19255-0%26rvr_id%3D2182481781147%26rvr_ts%3D70b1da8416e0a866dc366d31fff0fb45&ul_noapp=true S’not cheap
  10. d_a_n1979

    autobox fluid

    Can I ask why and also why you feel what you know is better than what ZF recommend? Simply interested that's all
  11. d_a_n1979

    autobox fluid

    You've such an ego its laughable
  12. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Always used Meyle myself, zero issues. Sourced via BMWmotormec on eBay using the part number via RealOEM
  13. d_a_n1979

    It just gets better.

    Oh that's crap sorry to be reading this @makeshiftuk Give us an update when you know more
  14. d_a_n1979

    autobox fluid

    To you it might be, but not necessarily to everyone else... Another snippet from your 'bible'
  15. These guys @Oodoom - I wouldn't use anyone else