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  1. d_a_n1979

    air suspension Nightmare

    Wondering if a connection isn’t sealed properly & letting the system leak... If it’s going down evenly, I’d be looking at the compressor side of things and double checking all the connections
  2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-Series-E39-525i-Touring-Automatic-5dr-Estate-2004-04/264501863493?hash=item3d958a2445:g:-RIAAOSwCHhdqIc7 Never ever seen such a late E39 with such poverty spec!
  3. d_a_n1979

    Wet drivers carpet!

    It could be all sorts. But thoughts lead to windscreen not being sealed properly, or sunroof drains being blocked and now leaking into the cabin. Door seals rarely fail enough to let water in, so maybe discount them for now. But, not sure if that added strip you’ve fitted is the right thing to do, so maybe remove and see if the leak persists Id be giving the sunroof drains a thorough checking and cleaning out if necessary (lots of info on a Google & this forum, using the search function) FYI
  4. d_a_n1979

    E39 525i touring - what the...?!

    It’s another one that’s been up for sale a few times this year now... I’d be asking why...
  5. d_a_n1979

    Wet drivers carpet!

    Has the windscreen ever been replaced do you know? Does your car have a sunroof? Are the door seals in good order & not split/perished in any way?
  6. d_a_n1979

    E39 525i touring - what the...?!

    It'd be a good platform to start with, but would take hell of a lot of work to get it to a semi-decent spec... Or. just drive it for what it is
  7. d_a_n1979

    E39 530i SE Touring - 35k miles!

    About the 3rd time that's been up for sale this year IIRC - won't sell as the price, even though such low mileage, is too high. It's a £3-£4k car every day unfortunately IMO with such low mileage, a full cooling system and probably suspension overhaul will be needed and most folk will want to swap out that interior too; so all that will need to be factored into the buying price Agree though; Slate Green, IMO, is a stunning colour and suits the E39 down to a tee
  8. d_a_n1979

    E39 M5 - Looks interesting

    That's looks like it's been done properly! Some decent, tasteful mods and very well maintained. Mileage is nothing really when it's been that well looked after I reckon that'll go for around £12-£15k IMO
  9. The MAF just unclips, you'll see the clips on its sides. Check the air intake boots for splits as well, think this has already been mentioned in another one of your posts. Have you any error codes relating to the throttle position sensor etc?
  10. d_a_n1979

    Bought another E39

  11. That could be your issue; this is the one I use and it works faultlessly https://www.amazon.co.uk/Friencity-Bluetooth-Scanner-Diagnostic-Compatible/dp/B078RHRTVV/ref=sr_1_13?keywords=torque+pro+obd&qid=1576671888&sr=8-13 However; this one states it's been made to work with the Torque Pro app: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Torque-Pro-Elm-327-Bluetooth/dp/B01AC7I7BO/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=torque+pro+obd&qid=1576671936&sr=8-5 My advice would be though, if your PC savvy, speak to @jimmy and get his diagnostics software and cables; of it like me you just want easy to use/plug n play; then the Carly for BMW app and dongle is very good, but not cheap
  12. Nope, that’s not it. Id say you’ve issues with the app connecting to the dongle you're using. Which mobile do you have and which OBD dongle do you use?
  13. Which phone and have you tried to uninstall and reinstall the app? I've no issues connecting with my Android mobile and my 02 530i Yours is an 01 so it should connect fine, but just to confirm, you've no round ECU port under the bonnet by the ABS have you?
  14. d_a_n1979

    Plastic sheds

    It'll be a while off yet. Need to clear the area first and then sort out a chicken run
  15. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    What, mine? When were you local?
  16. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Washed it, dressed tyres and that's it The weekly contactless clean
  17. Can you put a pic up of the connections please pal?
  18. d_a_n1979

    Retrofitting OE xenons to halogen lenses

    Yes; my touring came with xenons but they were fubar'd; replaced with halogen Hella's, they work fully with the self levelling etc and you can see them dancing around when you first start the car up and if the lights are on auto
  19. d_a_n1979

    Retrofitting OE xenons to halogen lenses

    It’s very simple to fit D2S xenons to the halogen Hella headlights, it’s all plug n play and set up properly at an MOT station, the light scatter/beam/cut off is perfect & will pass an MOT with no issues (as long as adjusters are healthy etc) You just these D2S to H7 adapters: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hela-3-1-H7-zu-D2S-HID-Xenon-KIT-Nachrüstsatz-Adapter-Fassung-BMW-5er-E39-C/381741941457?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Theyre out of stock, but @duncan-uk I think I’ve a spare set in the garage if you want then pal. Just need to find them
  20. d_a_n1979

    wing mirror bases

    That’s how my E38 ones were... I scraped & then sanded them clean/flat but my primer & painting skills were shite at best
  21. d_a_n1979

    wing mirror bases

    I did them on my previous E38; but wasn't happy with the finish, so my pal did them at his bodyshop. Went with a satin black and they looked spot on, as close to OEM as we could get really... He said that they need a really good flatting back and then to be warm when sprayed, helps the paint settle flatter then IIRC
  22. d_a_n1979

    Winter wheels. Couple of questions.

    Yeah; I went 38 fronts and 41 rears when it was loaded for our jaunt up to Dunkeld; but that was hard enough IMO, however, my E39s were on coilovers too
  23. d_a_n1979

    Winter wheels. Couple of questions.

    I ran 36 PSI fronts & 38/40 PSI rears on previous turbines with those sized winter tyres. Car felt great & drove well
  24. d_a_n1979

    AlexGSi2000 - e39 M5

    Some proper working going into that Alex; looks bang on
  25. d_a_n1979

    E39 touring pulling under load

    That I don't know pal; it could be that they had already been changed in its lifetime whilst in Japan, but they were deffo OEM BMW as they were stamped Re Meyle vs Lemforder; I always go for Meyle. Had quite a few issues with Lemforder parts on my previous E38 and 1st E39; Meyle & Moog are my usual go-to's