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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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    2011 F01 730D SE Luxury

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  1. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Looks Cannot go wrong with slate green on silver alloys
  2. d_a_n1979

    Smoke coming from one side of engine

    Well to replace it you ideally need to go OEM and they're c£350 IIRC. So personally I'd try and fix it first.. If it's warped though it needs to be replaced too. I think someone on here has used an aftermarket one, but unsure who that is and what the quality is like Personally I'd only go OEM
  3. d_a_n1979

    Smoke coming from one side of engine

    You need to see if it's damaged first As said, some cracks can be fixed, others can't...
  4. d_a_n1979

    Smoke coming from one side of engine

    Rocker gasket has failed and, you've probably got a hairline crack in the rocker cover unfortunately; it's leaking oil and burning off on the exhaust mani. You need to take the rocker cover off and inspect carefully with a bright torch and see if you can see light coming through any cracks But looking at that pic; there's sealant where there shouldn't be sealant, so someones been there before and done a shit job I'm sorry to say You can repair it if the crack isn't too bad; done this myself with zero issues afterwards, but you still need to replace the gaskets too I used this to repair the hairline crack: https://www.amazon.co.uk/JB-8237-Weld-Fast-Setting-Reinforced/dp/B003S2E4UE/ref=sr_1_5?crid=30VG55B8ROJ02&keywords=plastic+welds&qid=1642356169&sprefix=plastic+welds%2Caps%2C85&sr=8-5 You need this gasket set: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373240556537?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW&epid=249120808&hash=item56e6deebf9:g:OqwAAOSwl69fcbDP You need these also: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/372594206659?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW&epid=249546407&hash=item56c05867c3:g:8-IAAOSwTcdcXaGR You need gasket sealant too for the half moons, corners and joins: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203394026944?epid=2257595536&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item2f5b3a8dc0:g:oaUAAOSwp-xghrLj&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACkPYe5NmHp%2B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsSjVt3vLKCbov98Z19qhuwYxcaKBVC7c%2Fcml%2FSTGH%2BONsT94g%2BDcUD5Jvc3sRj%2B5YoO4syilpk%2B5ac87PAnkCMHXqIbKjbWSF%2FQxzbh4YKO8DxB%2F00i5cBUZ7jssARAqrgwPbUCf1UM4u90qMbwg7MgAHAiV4576ZqT7DX2fWQCR%2BWl9IcAZQj4JTzeb76dyxzPkWdoBU5wHCv5mfS5h4ZxTcpGYwkfprUDnRhpQ8wg5iyvC4uH%2FLxPlRP83pzgrDRJw2Q5h2NJjUvL%2F2EVuWhSrnAFcWHC%2FuNh13Ft5BQgOKLGVjWPYs2Imyafs2Njju3sWWlfJqbyHahOedzcDp14VroEGE4AlUUV5Jfj8G3ByIhQwVQSVfboGpMx2jLrK12fN2d2we%2BgHyFG3kjI7bkXBDJ3xcFxxMVwGH%2Bxg4SSf6cWAOkeq5R%2BYIRyzeMtB2A30NpfC%2F4noUhnbpjvwCE7gt%2FWC3ohtsPnWtPZHtd7dKyDJfy7ekPfRcmYB1J6UFbFhR4YL1u3JarLCFqm9BVzzohHHLDMdc6gmKIgLVBY3BQMVCfDBuxwc8ncvsxmiT1i%2FX2BRy34z3pkwhDoUA0qhsyU1tDyit1CBEREqQWBIugcg6zGVkTVs%2BkA7Qr8Qgy94WPsIIHs%2BNa6ynVAhy1OM9rJC9KApkQKVvAcQngVfs5DxAJyBUqRj6RqdD8Qsmvokh6vStAco6jdwBsYJV97qLbzSjs%2Fmn3a9eqJ2caTvKySxvjnaQ7bdk7%2FGF0C3ap2%2FHgDVRBFQNt60YZqNNvoKMVbtZJlexV4Vh3M1w6lP2vE5HnrEdW7QlJddziccZ%2F|clp%3A2334524|tkp%3ABFBMrLOHwcxf If you're not into the DIY side; get all these parts and ask a decent local indy mechanic to sort it for you
  5. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    As above; aux air heater. Kicks in when temps are 7ºC and lower IIRC
  6. d_a_n1979

    Eibach Lowering Springs Selection

    Yup; all the same pal Get it all from @cotswoldbmwmini - it's not expensive at all and I'd recommend doing the top mounts too unless you've changed them very recently. The OEM BMW front top mounts for the 'repair kit' is c£100 IIRC; a bit more than Lemforder (well it was when I did mine back in 2019); worth looking into Yup; it was a superb touring, but the time was right etc
  7. d_a_n1979

    Eibach Lowering Springs Selection

    Hi pal... Those exact Eibach springs. Sourced them from here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230855800660?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&epid=1509579951&hash=item35c013f754:g:Hj4AAOxygo9Q5bpp They lower around another 10-15mm over Sport and that was ideal for what I wanted. On Style 66s On E38 Style 37s
  8. That's not a bad example at all... Bloody horrible alloys but they can soon be sorted... Keith @Loadmaster - that has your name all over it pal
  9. As I said then Happened to me a few times; Anker chargers are usually faultless for cars, never had issues with them
  10. d_a_n1979

    Ignition cube

    What part number does RealOEM give you?
  11. d_a_n1979

    Which F10 Discs don't warp

    Still stupidly priced though... Typical ECP bull when it comes to their 'sales'...
  12. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Meh; get it done Took me 30mins at my desk watching the X8R how to video on YT It's worth it; peace of mind that its done etc
  13. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Decent undamaged 66s with good tyres sell easy enough; they're always sought after Worth sticking them on here, FB (if you dare) and eBay at a fixed price and see how you get on Think eBay have a 70% off fees offer this weekend until Monday too!
  14. d_a_n1979


    3 jabs; but no more for me. Reacted badly to all 3 (ie floored for a week at least) Only brother in law and his 2 daughters (our nieces) have had CV, no one else has. They all caught it from school and mild symptoms. My pals had it as have his daughters and wife; he's an anti-vaxxer & conspiracy nut his wife isn't... They've both long-CV symptoms that come & go (mainly around senses of taste & smell, but some lethargy in there for her unfortunately) And that's it Everyone else in the families are triple jabbed and no issues; we're all in the mindset now that it's time to live with this and get back to normality ASAP