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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

    Code reader recommendations please

    If you want a simple code reader; go for the C110 IMO If you want a decent portable code reader and with the ability to code stuff to the car; IMO go for Carly for BMW and take advantage of their Black Friday sale
  2. d_a_n1979

    My 2003 E39 530i Sport Champagne Edition II thread

    Another peace of mind job to do; not expensive or difficult, is to sort the rear vapour barriers on the doors before they do fail and let water into the rear footwells It's a simple case of unclipping the door card, take that off; loosen the lower section of the vapour barrier fully; remove the old, dry & brittle butyl tape, clean the surfaces and replace with new tape, stick it back down and replace the door card https://www.amazon.co.uk/W4-00017-Mastic-Sealing-Strip/dp/B0036KG89I/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=w4+mastic&qid=1606642776&sr=8-3 30mins for both sides is about right However; it could be that the barriers are still stuck down fast; and if that's the case, then great. But at least you know
  3. d_a_n1979

    Air suspension.

    Replace bags with bags IMO The SLS is a superb system when working properly and for me personally; it's what the touring is all about (albeit mines an E39) Hopefully it'll just be a bag/the bags or the compressor; but it all needs to be checked over thoroughly and replace what's failing etc
  4. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-M5-SUPERCHARGED-ESS-SILVERSTONE-BLUE-ONE-OFF-50K-OF-MODS/324389002524?ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F710-53481-19255-0%2F1%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FBMW-E39-M5-SUPERCHARGED-ESS-SILVERSTONE-BLUE-ONE-OFF-50K-OF-MODS%2F324389002524%26campid%3D5338535179%26toolid%3D10001%26customid%3D%26srcrot%3D710-53481-19255-0%26rvr_id%3D2703856917297%26rvr_ts%3D0acf6c971760aaee9df0416cfc74b58e Looks a lovely motor. Anyone know it?
  5. d_a_n1979

    No water coming from radiator drain

    Are you sure that's a drain hole? Would it not be easier just to remove the lower hose?
  6. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    My previous 530i made it to Chris Knott FB cover photo @GBS - your cars famous pal
  7. d_a_n1979

    Can a Novice replace a Turbo?

    Welcome on in to the forums This is general chat; so usually not car related If you ask this in the relevant E60/61 tech section further down the homepage; you'll get better answers from fellow owners
  8. Yeah; I'll do the oil changes myself, much easier with the Sealey pump extractor etc I don't do it via the sump as there's no point; only a small amount of oil remains etc and TBH I can't be arsed with faffing about getting the car onto stands to do it on the drive If I need to do any really work to the car, like you, I abuse my pals ramps; he's a respected motorsport mechanic just outside of Preston; a good person to know! If you replace all you've said you'll replace and keep the cooling system happy; the car will last a very long time. Agree that keeping rust at bay is key too; but done properly it shouldn't return I'm fortunate that there isn't an ounce of rust on my touring and it's nigh on been rebuilt in my ownership OCD and preventative maintenance; well, that's my excuse
  9. d_a_n1979

    Next car?

    ^^^ This... If/when the time comes to sell my touring on, the F01 7'er will be at the top of my list of cars to consider. The E65 I had was a superb car, so well put together, very much a cut above the E39. Just sods law that the niggles put me off it very quickly. From my research, the F01 doesn't suffer the same niggles fortunately
  10. d_a_n1979

    Changing Stock Radio Options

    It's all on their website Paul Lots of info re fitting and how it works. However, they're great to deal with and they'll soon reply to any emails you send etc
  11. d_a_n1979

    Changing Stock Radio Options

    The Grom kit is very good IMO. Simple to use, plug n play and away you go. For the cost, its well worth it
  12. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-TP696-5-5ltr-Manual-Extractor/dp/B000WZF74M?pd_rd_w=uVvDi&pf_rd_p=18b12098-0e8f-4f32-94fc-7f5979065904&pf_rd_r=46FX9JCD0D7GS0XF2T2W&pd_rd_r=8a87dc14-8ee3-4700-9b2b-9eda25e20c0d&pd_rd_wg=Rcel2&pd_rd_i=B000WZF74M&ref_=pd_bap_m_rp_1_sc This one pal
  13. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Works well pal Having the oil up to temp is key, makes it easier to get out. I've drained just over 6.2 litres, the M54 needs 6.5 litres, so it's about as good as doing it via the sump plug... But, no need to crawl under the car (if you can fit etc)
  14. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Quick oil change; done every 6 months for me (10l oil and & a Mann filter twice a year costs less than one tank of VPower), so worth doing IMO, more so as I do such low miles
  15. Not a lot to report really... Cars going back into the bodyshop next week for a few days to sort where the front OS wing and sill edge have reacted after the new paintwork was sorted (a few small blisters and a slight discolouration) Quick oil change too; done every 6 months for me (10l oil and & a Mann filter twice a year costs less than one tank of VPower), so worth doing IMO, more so as I do such low miles