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Everything posted by d_a_n1979

  1. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I just personally dont think they’d suit the E39; but wheels are horses for courses.
  2. d_a_n1979

    Lug nut lube and torque

    IIRC OEM torque for E39 wheel bolts is 125NM If you’re on spacers; personally I’d reduce to 120NM and if you’re on a stud and nut conversion, like myself, reduce the torque figures by 15%
  3. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    IMO sell them; they don't suit the E39 lines... What are their specs though?
  4. The pre facelift lights do have different connections, so you either need adapters, or be good with splicing and soldering with the new lights and their bulb holders/plugs etc
  5. d_a_n1979

    Newbie hi

    Welcome in and what a great set of cars to have... Not many, if any, 550i owners on here Get some I tunes going in a projects thread in the relevant Projects section; we all like to see lots of pics
  6. d_a_n1979

    G30 525d M sport owner

    Welcome on in Get a projects thread going with lots of pictures
  7. d_a_n1979

    DISA Valve Torx Bolts

    Yup; they do go into brass fittings, so they’ll be fine as you’ve tightened em down as you’ve said. Even me being hamfisted as I am, I do the ‘tighten and then add a 1/4 turn just to make sure’ manoeuvre
  8. Around town manages 28mpg...? Bollocks As above, price is far too high, high mikes, simple spec and needs some attention... £2.5-£3k at best IMO
  9. d_a_n1979

    E28 525i Restoration Project

    Such a cracking project Ask the Tech questions in the relevant E28 tech section and they’ll get answers hopefully, unfortunately as this is your object, they’ll probably get lost
  10. d_a_n1979

    DISA Valve Torx Bolts

    Yeah, it’s called tighten em down until they’re tight... Tighten them until there’s no turn left, no need for torque specifics IMO, but horses for courses
  11. d_a_n1979

    BMW 2004 545i E60 Saloon Auto

    Moved to the relevant E60 tech section for you; you'd posted in the Pictures section, which won't get you good coverage for your questions at all For what it's worth; do the E60s have something similar to the E39 FSU ('hedgehog')? If that goes in an E39, the heaters don't work etc
  12. d_a_n1979

    530i Manual - Feels 'Flat'

    Yup; both my Slate Green and Sapphire Black gaskets were hard and brittle; swapped them out for new Elring ones etc My inlet mani's weren't that bad TBH; they were given a good clean with carb/brake cleaner and yes, they were filthy, but no built up deposits etc
  13. d_a_n1979

    Should my E39 have a telephone?

    With or without credit; the SIM card would work and it'd show signal; you just wouldn't be able to make calls etc So I'd say it's either FUBAR or it's not happy with that SIM...
  14. d_a_n1979

    E39 front upper strut brace

    In black; brand new, never fitted; its a 3 piece one with a solid mid bar; same as this: Boxed and happy to post £55 inc postage
  15. d_a_n1979

    530i Manual - Feels 'Flat'

    IMO if you're going to do the DISA and CCV and your cars on that mileage; personally I’d take the inlet mani off; do the CCV with plenty of access and replace the inlet mani gaskets too... The CCV is doable with the inlet mani in place; but it’s a lot easier with it out of the way
  16. d_a_n1979


    Moved to the relevant audio section for you
  17. d_a_n1979


    As above, 15 or 20mm will work fine... If your cars fully loaded a lot, could be that 15s suit best as you’ll not get rubbing then of the tyres on the inner arch... Precision Engineering sell these, on eBay & Amazon; but Mteconlineshop, on eBay sell decent spacers too and personally, I’d recommend their 82mm stud conversion kit over longer bolts too. It’s a safer option and makes life a doddle when it comes to taking off/putting back on alloys etc If you want named spacers; then Bimecc are very good, but so’s their price, if you follow me!
  18. d_a_n1979

    New owner - 535D LCI M Sport Touring

    Yeah; the ones I test drove really impressed me, just unfortunate that they were overpriced at that time. One of them is still for sale, a year on! The seller clearly has £££ to burn. See my comment re Spiders on your wanted ad; personally, I wouldn’t touch them, everyone I know who’s had them, has had nothing but issues... If you fancied decent aftermarket alloys, BMAutosport are highly regarded and they usually have some great alloys in; worlds your oyster. Or sod it all and get some BBS alloys
  19. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Looks belting that Keith
  20. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    In English/layman’s terms please...
  21. d_a_n1979


    Can’t help you with the alloys; but be careful as these alloys love to crack. So you’ll need to make sure they’re either undamaged or if they have cracked, that they’ve been repaired professionally.
  22. d_a_n1979

    New owner - 535D LCI M Sport Touring

    Welcome on in Looks a lovely motor; I’m a fan of these and was tempted by a few a year ago until I bought a 7 series land barge instead...! IMO the alloys suit the car; maybe just change their colour to a darker anthracite or shadow chrome maybe?
  23. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    This, this & this... May car is exceptionally maintained IMO; but I’d never go anywhere without breakdown recovery... Peace of mind etc
  24. This one: https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/chemical-guys-wooly-mammoth-drying-towel
  25. d_a_n1979

    530i Manual - Feels 'Flat'

    Nope; leave it IMO The orange sealant would have been hard/brittle and not doing its job anyways. Just replace the o ring to where X8R show you to and bolt the DISA back in place; should be find after that. As long as no air is being dragged in, you're fine @stu08