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d_a_n1979 last won the day on April 24

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About d_a_n1979

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    Preston, Lancs
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    Cars, weightlifting/powerlifting/strongman (training, coaching and competing), hifi, technologies
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    Company Director/owner - Niche Digital recruitment


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    2002 E39 530i Sport Touring - Japanese Import

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  1. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Could be, like I said, spray it with WD40 and if it goes quiet, hey presto
  2. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Kind of agree with this @chicaneuk - alternators usually grumble, not whistle. How olds your water pump, what about the bearings and viscous fan etc? When you start the car; is the whistle there from the off? If so, what about spraying a touch of WD40 onto the various pulleys and see if if goes after that?
  3. d_a_n1979

    The Chancellor (E39 530i Sport Touring)

    No worries; FYI, I sourced my stuff via eBay as it was cheaper than Autodoc, even with the discount they had going, so well worth doing IMO
  4. d_a_n1979

    these chinese radios on ebay

    @avtovaz - FYI; I've moved this thread to the audio section as it's more relevant in there
  5. d_a_n1979

    these chinese radios on ebay

    Plenty of info if you use the search function; look in the audio section too, there are a few related threads IMO; they look good on paper and the website (Eonon & Xtrons) etc, personally I'm not touching them as there are as many poor reviews of them failing and with no leg to stand on, as there are good reviews etc I'm going to go down the mechless Kenwood or Alpine double din route, but simple as not interested in nav or DAB; just want decent Bluetooth music playback, radio and hands-free etc
  6. d_a_n1979

    1998 BMW 528i SE Touring 92k £795

    That's a good looking bus; looks super clean inside too. Like you said, a decent carpet clean and it'll be mint! A good buy for someone prepared to put some TLC into it! GLWTS
  7. d_a_n1979

    TV monitors connectivity

    Welcome to the forums @Nej Stick your question in the relevant E60 tech section (maybe the audio section too) and you'll get better answers there
  8. d_a_n1979

    The Chancellor (E39 530i Sport Touring)

    These are the rear shocks I've used; BMW Mtec spec Sachs: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sachs-Rear-Shock-Absorber-Suspension-Damper-311952-5-YEAR-WARRANTY/173328525001?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 These are the fronts, again, BMW Mtec spec Sachs: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sachs-Front-Shock-Absorber-Suspension-Damper-556834-5-YEAR-WARRANTY/173328527394?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Front top mounts: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-1-3-5-X1-X3-E81-E87-E88-E46-E60-E83-E84-Front-Top-Mount-MEYLE-31336760943/372613490451?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Rear top mounts: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rear-Top-Shock-Absorber-Mounts-BMW-E39-5-Series-Touring-Set-of-2-33521093416/392212036112?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 As for springs; if you want the OEM Mtec springs, go for them via BMW Cotswolds, you can only source them via BMW or 2nd hand (I'd personally go brand new); or look at the Eibach Pro-kit springs, they'll give you a slight drop over OEM Sport ride height (I've got these in my garage and still undecided whether to put them onto my car, I probably will at some point)
  9. d_a_n1979

    The Chancellor (E39 530i Sport Touring)

    Hi pal A lot of info in here:
  10. d_a_n1979

    E39 530d lowering, air suspension deleted.

    A lot of info here:
  11. d_a_n1979

    E39 diff plug

    Can I have a price for x2 please? Part number is: 33117525064 Cheers
  12. d_a_n1979

    What's going on with my headlights?

    Which I severely lack and have hands the size of shovels... Plus replacing them with new ones gives you warranty, peace of mind and ultra clean headlights
  13. FYI @gine39530d Gin, as promised, your own thread pal.. Please put ALL your questions in here and keep them in here... You have so many various threads on the go, they're starting to get lost/clog up the E39 section
  14. d_a_n1979

    Water pump

    I've always used Meyle and with zero issues; used on both previous 530i cars and previous E38 and have one fitted to my current touring Sourced via BMWmotormec on eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-3-5-7-E39-E36-E46-E38-M52-M54-Water-Pump-MEYLE-11517527799-11517509985/273689160520?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 As for the stat, I use Walher; again, via BMWmotormec: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E46-3-Series-320i-323i-325i-328i-330i-Thermostat-WAHLER-11531437040/273373387540?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649