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  1. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    The spigot will sit between the wheel bore and the wheel adapter, so they'll be fine. Old wheel off, hubcentric adapter on, spigot ring on the hub of the hubcentric adapter and then wheel on I'd highly recommend sorting a stud conversion at the same time... It's much safer and makes life a lot easier when it comes to taking wheels off/putting em back on again Go for plastic spigot rings too, not metal ones!
  2. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I get all that... If I hoover, the lines need to be straight; same with the gardens; lines need to be straight when it's cut, otherwise the lawnmower gets dropped a 1/2 notch and it's done again I'll be doing that with my steering on Friday; having a few bits done, the Hunter alignment was bang on, but the wheel still off a touch, so will sort it via the track rods, like you and that'll be it done
  3. d_a_n1979

    What were you doing when Chernobyl blew up?

    It did; Fukushima...
  4. d_a_n1979

    My 530i snapped a spring... what to do?

    BMW do a ‘repair kit for top mounts on the E39, c£100 all in, worth asking I know their prices can be daft at times, but some of their parts are worth it though. If you can find genuine ale former mounts for less though, go for it. For me, they were more expensive than BMW!
  5. d_a_n1979

    My 530i snapped a spring... what to do?

    IMO get the top mounts and rubber bits from BMW Cotswolds too. They’re not that expensive and as you said, worth doing it all properly at the same time Where did you source your Sachs stuff from in the end? My advice, have 2 sets of spring compressors, 3 came in really handy when I did the fronts on mine!
  6. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    They look a nice alloy, just for me, their lip is too deep/too flat, but I know some folk like that ... Would have thought 15/20mm hubcentric adapters would be better suited, but an offset of 10 is doable I think, maybe some rubbing unless you use narrower tyres? Are they for an E39 centre bore.
  7. d_a_n1979

    Well thats annoying TCAs replaced but still a rattle

    I'd replace them, go for the poly ones as they last a lot longer, but don't give vibrations like other mounts would. I'd also check all engine mounts, all along the prop and for any loose metal objects too. What about the steering rack, is that all tight as it should be?
  8. d_a_n1979

    coolant hose

    How odd! I'd still try and send it back on the basis that it's the right part number, but wrong item received. See what they say You've distance selling regs, so you can send it back with no issues in all fairness
  9. Which fuse would you select for the cam to come on with ignition and off with ignition? Asking for my pops-in-law as it appears he's selected a fuse that's still live with the ignition off!
  10. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Haha know that feeling Mines the same, will be sorted next Friday
  11. d_a_n1979

    coolant hose

    This is the RealOEM diagram for a 1998 523i: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DD42-EUR-06-1998-E39-BMW-523i&diagId=11_1555 Which hose is it that you need to replace and which have you ordered? Should it be this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Genuine-Cooling-System-Water-Hose-Pipe-E39-11531740474/192790675079?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW&epid=1942925956&hash=item2ce3383e87:g:Z1kAAOSw-k5cPK9R
  12. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Is the cable stretched do you think? All x3 E39s I've had, the handbrake has been great, the current one the best of the lot. I've had all new rear brakes etc, but it held brilliantly before the rebuild
  13. Before I dive in and get these Style 37s refurbished to my colour choice, I wanted to see if anyone is interested in them, as they are, with the tyres etc. I’m tempted with a few sets of aftermarket alloys etc… *** FYI I'll be doing this very soon, as I around a weeks time, so act fast *** FYI; not interested in a swap of any kind, unless you've got immaculate genuine BBS CH-Rs in 19" flavour in gunmetal or satin black These are E31/38 Style 37s, genuine BMW wheels, 18x8 ET13 up front, 18x9.5 ET24 on the rears with PS4 tyres all round (2016 & 2017 dates) with at least 5.5mm tread all round, no punctures. One rear tyre has a sliver of rubber missing where it’s obviously been caught, but causes no issues and wasn’t even mentioned in the MOT. OS rear alloy had had a small crack welded, you can see the weld but only if it’s looked for, it’s small. It’s been sorted professionally & causes zero issues. Tyre sizes are 245/40 & 275/35 and all XL tyres. One rear wheel, unfortunately, clipped the apex of a corner curb last week… It’s scuffed around 8” of the rim, right next to the tyre. It’d be an easy refurb for someone who likes the Platinum Silver these are in as they are, so this reflects in the price. The alloys have been professionally bored out to fit an E39; so, no spacers required Pictures showing their stance on my touring and side on etc... I haven't photo'd the damaged yet, it's really not that bad, but the car is filthy as it's done nothing but rain here! COLLECTION ONLY as it stands £675 all in, no offers
  14. Not sending them via a courier, sorry
  15. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Have you done other suspension stuff too; an alignment isn't needed for replacing the rear shocks etc
  16. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Which ones Clav and do they fit with little faffing?
  17. 245/40/18s up front, 275/35/18s on the rears
  18. Some good work there; who's brake discs are the C Hooks; Mtec? I use the EBC Yellowstuff pads; big fan of them. Dusty when used with grooved discs etc, but superb stopping power Just make sure you bed them in properly
  19. d_a_n1979

    Touring rear shock torque settings?

    The rear touring shocks are easy; took me 10mins to get it all undone and removed. New top mounts on, new shock in and all bolted back down, 30mins with a brew However, that was with no seized bolts; thank goodness for the Japs looking after their cars with good weather and no salt on the roads
  20. d_a_n1979

    Touring rear shock torque settings?

    As above Or as once said recently; tighten until snapped and then a quarter turn
  21. d_a_n1979

    alphanumeric dash display

    98 523i by the looks of his details under his username
  22. Been speaking to GROM today re their Bluetooth connection kit for my E39 touring They asked me to see if the loom in the rear had plugs for a CD changer, which it does, as pictured below; but, they said that the wiring seems wrong as there should be 6 wires to one of the plugs, whereas there's only 4... Now the cars a Jap import and had all sorts of shitty Pioneer gubbins in it, that I've ripped out and binned as none of it worked, so is it looking like sods law that the loom has been cut/spliced into, or is it just different with my car being from the Land of the Rising Sun?
  23. d_a_n1979

    My 530i snapped a spring... what to do?

    Re your shocks; these are the Sachs versions and I'd personally highly recommend Sachs: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOR-BMW-5-SERIES-E60-E61-M-SPORT-FRONT-LEFT-RIGHT-SHOCK-ABSORBER-SACHS-MSPORT/173282483763?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW&hash=item285870de33:g:sCcAAOSwextZ21nW I've replaced all 4 on my E39 touring and it handles superbly
  24. Afternoon Can I have a price for: 31352298911 x2 please 2002 E39 530i touring - SE52 LMV Cheers
  25. d_a_n1979

    BMW E39 530i touring - front top mounts

    Spot on; thank you
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