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About d_a_n1979

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  • 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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    2002 E39 530i Sport Touring - Japanese Import

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  1. d_a_n1979

    Speed bumps damage

    I personally wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. The reviews from others that have bought them is that they don't fit, don't line up and take a lot of faffing to get them anywhere near what they should be, fitment wise.. However, your car and your £££; so good luck if you do buy them!
  2. d_a_n1979

    Suspension Knocking

    They probably mean the rose bush on the rear suspension; this: 33326767748 (this is it on my 530i touring): https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REAR-HUB-ARM-ROSE-JOINT-BUSHES-x2-BMW-E39-E60-E61-E53-E63-E64-E65-E38-E66-MEYLE/273884685178?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  3. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yup; started to get rattles from the windows myself. Touch the down button quickly and the glass drops a few mm, no more rattles! A job for me to do tomorrow I think!
  4. d_a_n1979

    Stained cream dakota leather

    See if you can find a local car trim/interior/seats restorer I had beige leather seats in a previous E39; the drivers seat was badly stained due to the previous owner wearing black jeans all the time! I had a local guy come out and professionally clean it and the 'restore' it with the correct colour dye and technique and it looked immaculate Only cost me £70 too; so worth looking into if you can
  5. It's all in the 'what did you do to your E39 today' thread in the E39 section Pete
  6. d_a_n1979

    Speed bumps damage

    Yeah there is that (I used very strong cable ties to work around this) and also the rear section can warp/hang low too, so that's the bit I've recently trimmed off. No more scraping and my touring is lowered on Eibach springs up front The speed bumps need to be stupidly high for my car to scrape now; however, it does scrape over the speed bump at the entrance of the gym I train at, it's a high and long speed bump to stop pikey's parking up and making home!
  7. d_a_n1979

    E39 headlight options ?

    It is; they're clip off/clip on IIRC (jammy buggers)
  8. d_a_n1979

    Speed bumps damage

    The front quarter panels are uber expensive from BMW; the cheap ones don't work very well and take a lot of faffing to get them to fit. Ideally; you'll find them on a car at a breakers yard, personally, I'd start there This is the left one from BMW via eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Genuine-Inner-Lower-Left-Engine-Cover-Fender-Liner-E39-5-Series-51712694899/173741241679?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW&epid=25026055915&hash=item2873c8f54f:g:qvoAAOSwijtcPO1T This is the right one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Genuine-Inner-Lower-Right-Engine-Cover-Fender-Liner-E39-5-Series-51712694832/173741241951?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW&epid=27026055341&hash=item2873c8f65f:g:WW8AAOSwcttcPO1q You can get aftermarket ones on eBay for c£40 for BOTH; but as already said, they're crap and a faff to fit. But if you're good with tools and fabrication, it might be worth a punt
  9. d_a_n1979

    E39 standard exhaust?

    Yup; that's OEM. Look at the size of the back box; this is what dulls the sound. But, that's how it was meant to be from factory, a sporty, but classy car without a loud sound
  10. d_a_n1979

    E39 headlight options ?

    Yes; you can buy new Hella halogen headlights with clear corners from the likes of Eurocarparts; best done when they've got a decent discount code on their website etc (but, is your car a facelift with the reflector headlights, or pre-facelift with the non-reflector headlights)? They'll cost you c£550, for both, with the discount code, if you time it right Or, you could refurbish your headlights and just put up with the amber indicators etc FYI; currently they have 'MID60' as their discount code; both Left and Right Hella 'white indicator' facelift headlights (projectors) will cost you £590 with the discount; otherwise they're £414 each! For example; this is the right Hella headlight (halogen, white indicator): https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BMW_5+Series_2.5_2000/p/car-parts/lighting1/car-electrics-and-car-lighting/headlight/?471111030&1&dcbc0bbad35688fe018eef17e2c26e072f4627a1&000176
  11. d_a_n1979

    PXA-H100 install, no telephone sound

    Have you tried turning the volume up on your phone? Is it Android or iOS (iPhone)? What do the Bluetooth settings say when it's connected (on your phone)?
  12. I'm looking to sell these on, or possibly interested in swapping with E39 Style 32s or possibly E38 Style 32s that have been bored out to fit an E39 - Must be the 18" staggered 8/9" versions, please If it's a swap; ideally I'd like the 32s to have no tyres (crappy worthless tyres are fine) as I'll look to get them refurbed in the colour of my choice. I'd be looking for the alloys & cash my way. Otherwise it's a straight sale; you can collect or arrange the courier and I'll get the 37s wrapped to ensure safe delivery Tyres are Pilot Sport 4s with a solid 5mm evenly worn tread right across; no puncture repairs. One rear tyre has a small sliver missing, not mentioned at all on the MOT and it's nothing to worry about. Tyres are 245/40 and 275/35 fronts/rears. All XL tyres. Alloys are fitted with genuine BMW centre caps and M badges; there is no kerbing marks to them at all; there are some day to day marks (very small stone chips/marks that can hardly be seen unless you really look for them); they're very clean inside and out with no baked on brake dust etc £600 collected or you arrange your own courier **Could also be interested in swapping for genuine BBS CHs or CH-Rs, 18/19" if anyone's mad enough to want to do this
  13. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yeah; the I6 engines (my 530i) has a 6.5l oil capacity, but you can only drain out around 5-5.5 IIRC; so I drained as much as I could out and then refilled etc As soon as the Sealey extractor pump was around 5l I stopped it and drained it into the container and then carried on until it was only sucking the dregs out
  14. d_a_n1979

    Old skool Jaaaaaaag

    Very true... But this is Hexagon at the end of the day
  15. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Well for me, there aint no chance I'm fitting under the car, even with it up on axle stands I'm just too big/wide... Yes, this goes down the dipstick tube and you just pump it until it creates the vacuum and then it draws the oil; it takes a while as the piping isn't that wide, so you need to keep the vacuum pressure up regularly I found. There are other types out there on the market, but for a job that I'll do 2, maybe 3 times a year, I didn't want to fork out close to £80 for one, when this Sealy pump gets great reviews and does the job that's needed It's 5.5l capacity FYI The tools I treated myself too for this job are: Pump: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-TP696-5-5ltr-Manual-Extractor/dp/B000WZF74M/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Sealey+TP696+5.5ltr+Manual+Vacuum+Oil+%26+Fluid+Extractor&qid=1568813382&s=diy&sr=1-1 Oil container: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-DRP07-10ltr-Recycle-Container/dp/B00S18BI9A/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Sealey+DRP07&qid=1568813444&s=automotive&sr=1-1 Oil filter lid socket: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-SX114-Profile-Filter-Socket/dp/B000ROB0RG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sealey+sx114&qid=1568813471&sr=8-1