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Everything posted by d_a_n1979

  1. d_a_n1979

    alphanumeric dash display

    It's a well known issue and there are a lot of places that fix these now. Google Pixel dash repair BMW E39 and it'll bring up a plethora of sits that specialise in this. Think one is BBA Raman; there's also someone on the Facebook pages that specialises in this and travels the country also; this is them: http://pixelsfixed.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0ngBEiXCpkuLfcAALW5PKrfELK2qfIa24n7W_gFTUTpIFLeyqGbbkRyds
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    m54b30 life span

    All 3 E39 530i's I've had have had faultless engines; just the standard maintenance (fluids, filters, gaskets etc) and they're driven hard at times The rest of the car is easy enough to maintain/look after, but it needs to be done right IMO. These cars do not like cheap parts! And brake discs don't warp; you've either crap pads on that are leaving pad deposits on the face of the disc and causing a wobble; or you've other suspension component issues @avtovaz - Deffo don't stick cheap crappy brakes on, but simple Brembo/Mintex/Textar/ATE blank discs and ATE/Textar/Mintex pads will work perfectly.
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    GSF car parts - discounts

    FYI 50% code on their website; oir sign up to their mailings list and get a 60% off code! Worth having a look if you're currently needing parts
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    M5 Front brake calipers and carriers

    Thought that a few times myself... But my braking set up IMO is bloody good and stops the car very well indeed. It was unfortunately tested a few times on the M56 and A55 heading down to Anglesey and back the other weekend, muppets pulling out with absolutely no attempt to check if they’re ok to do so etc... The Mtec discs and EBC pads work really well; even better when you’ve got braided lines fitted too, so you have the ‘feel’... Worth considering pal
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    Well that's ruined my day.

    As you said; fuckity fuck fuck fuck... Glad no one was injured! But £8.5k to fix? Fix what apart from the bumper, headlight, bonnet and wing? Has anything else been damaged as that sounds like a lot of bloody £££ for a repair like that!
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    GSF car parts - discounts

    You could always direct them to a sub folder
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    GSF car parts - discounts

    GSF car battery sale; up to 60% off - BATT60
  8. d_a_n1979

    Nurburg and the 'ring - 29/30 June 2019

    These are them on my previous 530i; look a little lost due to it being black on black: They'll look like this when I fit them; just they'll fit better/tighter:
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    Nurburg and the 'ring - 29/30 June 2019

    Some great pics in there Keith; looked a good time Your car looks great; it's only done 50k less than mine Mine ticked over 88k miles yesterday, I've done 1.5k in it since buying it and that's with 2 trips down to Anglesey! I've just got a set of Schmiedmann black gloss kindney's for mine too; the ones I bought off eBay (not the £20 specials) don't fit as well as I'd like them to; so they'll be replaced once I've given it a good wash and polish... IMO yours would suit the black gloss kidney's too; but know some folk prefer the OEM chrome
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    suspension problem still....

    Might be wrong, but have you unplugged the battery and then reconnected to see if the system resets?
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    2002 E39 2L Petrol

    IMO £1k to £1.5k max; it's a clean car, but at the wrong end of the spectrum for good money I'd be cheeky and offer £1k cash and start from there Or €1k Euro's which ever
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    Irish Newbie

    Welcome on in Paul
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    2002 E39 2L Petrol

    Was it a new battery or the original one? These cars don't like low voltages! Looks a good car car; very clean/straight and a good waft bus
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    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    If I ever do change; it’ll be for genuine BBS or Apex alloys etc... Hence why I’m in no rush
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    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    Lovely car... Stick with the 32s; they’re rare to see on an E39 in 18” flavour and they suit the car well IMO Style 65s, bit like 37s, are done to death IMO... I’m not settled with my 37s but do like how easy they are to keep clean Leaves me in a quandary
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    New to Intravee II - Help

    Moved to the relevant Intravee section; someone will be along soon enough to help I’m sure
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    528i 1997 testing aux fan

    If it’s hot outside though and the engines hot; shouldn’t the viscous fan be fully engaged and running full whack?
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    kidney grill options

    If you do get around to buying some; either MStyle, SSDD or Schmiedmann make the best ones IMO Dont bother with cheap eBay jobbies; they’re usually shit, at best and don’t always fit well either!
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    525d LCI M-Sport E61 Touring in London

    Welcome to the forums; looks a lovely motor For your auto box issues; Dartford Transmissions are well reviewed; Martin is the guy you need to speak to/ask for there
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    528i 1997 testing aux fan

    No; that’s how it should be Means the viscous fan is working fine
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    E39 Transmission Fail Safe with INPA errors

    All sorts, like this, can be thrown up due to a bad battery! So worth looking at the battery and if it’s a good few years old; get a new one, stick it in and see how it goes If not; others on here with more knowledge of the auto boxes and codes will be on to offer better advice too
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    Heaters still not working

    Meyle FSU: https://www.amazon.co.uk/HEATER-BLOWER-RESISTOR-GUARANTEE-64116923204/dp/B006X3IB90/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Bmw+e39+meyle+fsu&qid=1562243847&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0
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    Heaters still not working

    As above, start cheap (ie replace the FSO) and go from there Its £38 on Amazon, the Meyle brand and takes 10mins to undo the side panel, squeeze in, unplug and remove the old and one and then replace with the new one... If I can do it (I couldn’t get into the footwell to save me life) anyone can
  24. d_a_n1979

    Should my E39 have a telephone?

    I’d sellotape the SIM card in situ; on one side, so it makes clear contacts where necessary
  25. d_a_n1979

    Nice looking 530i Sport saloon.

    Still cant believe that this hasn’t sold. Such a lovey looking car; very honest advert... Weird market; or could there be issues that we just dont know about?