Jump to content


Platinum Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

  • Feedback


Everything posted by d_a_n1979

  1. d_a_n1979

    E39 525i

    Low miles, looks very clean & well looked after and with a good spec too; but £5.5k?! Asking a bit much IMO https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E39-Bmw-525i-Individual-automatic-35000-mileage-New-MOT/324027625701?hash=item4b718d30e5:g:9FEAAOSwEy1d4--U
  2. d_a_n1979

    Eibach ARB upgrade kit - E39 touring

    Super, thanks pal
  3. Has anyone on here fitted the Eibach 18/27mm ARB upgrade kit to their touring/wagon and if so, what were the differences you found in ride/handling?Also; do you need to replace any bracketry / clips etc, or does the kit come with everything needed to fit it including bolts/bushes and ARB brackets?Thanks
  4. d_a_n1979

    Eibach ARB upgrade kit - E39 touring

    Re the ARB mounts; are they rears or fronts, or both?
  5. d_a_n1979

    Lambdaintergrator 2 not changing

    @Clavurion Any ideas pal?
  6. d_a_n1979

    Air con refresh

    This, IMO, is paramount. It gets musty from lack of use; so it's worth keeping it on all the time (great for coolness in summer and great for demisting in winter)
  7. d_a_n1979

    Airconditioning re-fresh

    Can do; won't really cause any issues and deffo better to not run it through old filters
  8. d_a_n1979

    Air suspension / Changed No air !

    Meyle HD; they're all you need for an every day road going car I sourced mine via BMWmotormec on eBay for c£120 and borrowed the tool off @jimmy ; took us 2 hours to change all 4, that's after I'd doused them in WD40 a few times a week before and the car up on proper ramps etc These are the bushes: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E39-5-Series-Tourer-Rear-Axle-Rubber-Mounts-X4-Meyle-Heavy-Duty-33311094036/392113678099?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  9. d_a_n1979

    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    Absolutely stunning @RichardP - every credit to you
  10. d_a_n1979

    HID dim beam aim too low

    You haven't seen me trying to attempt something like this
  11. d_a_n1979

    E39 530i Agean

    Lots in the eBay listings as a 'classic car' https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530i-M-SPORT-AEGEAN-EDITION-2003-ONLY-52-000-Miles/133298117847?hash=item1f092fdcd7:g:OEYAAOSwnKFeFhlL Low miles; looks in excellent condition, but a few £k overpriced maybe?
  12. d_a_n1979

    Tiff drives every m5

    A good watch Out of them all; the E34 wins it for me on looks and interior; there's just something about that old-skool look I really like I'd have that, the E39 and the E60 in all honesty, I like them to be NA
  13. d_a_n1979

    93 525ix tourer

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1993-BMW-525IX-TOURING-MANUAL-4X4-525I-X-E34-ESTATE-WHITE-5-SERIES-4WD-LOW-MILES/143512397428?hash=item216a016674:g:ob4AAOSwKKBeH39X Looks a solid car! Never seen one that like that before
  14. d_a_n1979

    02 E39 530i saloon

    Very low miles: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-BMW-e39-530i-Msport-65848-miles-private-plate-removed-original-RX02-NXU/274227439065?hash=item3fd93aa5d9:g:SUsAAOSw61BeLLZI Looks like it's been driven and cared for by Ray Charles. Needs c£1k minimum of bodywork doing IMO, but could be a good project for someone!
  15. d_a_n1979

    Rear brake overhaul

    Thank you Squire
  16. d_a_n1979

    Rear brake overhaul

    Have you got the specs for these?
  17. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Meyle or Febi Bilstein one from BMWmotormec for c£20 IIRC pal Good/lucky save though
  18. d_a_n1979

    E39 530 Touring - new wheels

    18" tyres aren't rubber bands on the E39, they were spec'd from factory and ride very well indeed. But, that's on a Sport. On an SE that's not lowered, they'd look lost IMO For an SE, personally I'd go 17s max and Style 32s at that (just ensure they're off an E39 with the correct centre bore) MV2s don't suit the E39 IMO and need silly wide spacers to get the to fit too When it comes to tyre sizes, as Ray said, use willtheyfit, but also use a tyre calculator to ensure you've got specs within the 2.5% +/- so that speedo and diff ratios aren't messed with too much etc 17 Style 32s look well IMO:
  19. d_a_n1979

    Rear sub frame variations

    Sorry, I meant SE and Sport, just mentioned the touring bushes etc
  20. d_a_n1979

    G30 auto gearbox problem?

    You need to pop this question into the relevant G series tech section further down the homepage @Larkey106 - this is just general chat etc You'll get better, more relevant answers from fellow owners
  21. d_a_n1979

    E39 new seats?

    Stunning 530i Sport James; welcome into the forums... Re wiring, as far as I’m aware no it’s not, so you’ll need the seats with the necessary loom & switch pack(s) unfortunately
  22. d_a_n1979

    Rear sub frame variations

    As far as I’m aware for SE vs Sport, bar the subframe bushes which differ between saloon & touring **As said by Ray below, saloon & touring frames are not the same **
  23. d_a_n1979

    G30 creaking

    Welcome to the forums @Richard Carr Ask your question in the relevant G series tech section further down the homepage. Your question is lost in here with it being general chat and not really car related
  24. d_a_n1979

    E39 touring rear number plate recess

    Thanks, but I think you missed the message above asking for the 2 other part prices also...
  25. Part number: 51138244885 Can you quote a price for this please and also, do you know if it needs any fixings? Reg is SE52 LMV - FYI Cheers