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d_a_n1979 last won the day on June 15

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About d_a_n1979

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    Bigger than you...
  • Birthday 08/02/1979

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    Preston, Lancs
  • Interests
    Cars, weightlifting/powerlifting/strongman (training, coaching and competing), hifi, technologies
  • Occupation
    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 ?

    Don't really know all that much Stu; but know that none of my cars have had any issues with it missing; my 1st 2 were damaged anyways; snapped where it's bolted to the airbox etc (obviously been removed without being looked over properly etc)
  2. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    @stu08 IIRC the resonator is just that; it dulls the sound, shouldn't cause any running issues Are you sure everything was tightened up properly, as to not let any further air in after the MAF; your issues sound like it might have been running lean a bit, maybe? I've fitted the Z3/E46 330i air intake section on all my 530i E39s and never any issues...
  3. d_a_n1979

    My 540i/6 Oxfordgrun

    That's stunning
  4. d_a_n1979

    Air Con 'Bombs' - Recommendations Please!

    They do have both names; think they do the same job though When was the last time you changed the micro filters Keith? If they're not fresh, they can cause the air to smell also!
  5. d_a_n1979

    Dampers - stock or upgrade

    If it's just an every day road going car; stick with OEM spec (ie Sachs etc) If you're thinking of lowering it at some point, could be worth looking into Koni or Bilstein B6s/B8s etc I've recently fitted all new Mtec II spec Sachs dampers to my E39 530i touring and it made hell of a difference in comparison so the old ones. I will be fitting Eibach Pro kit springs to the front of mine at some point (when I get time); but for now, the OEM Sport Mtec springs and new dampers make the car handle really well
  6. d_a_n1979

    Air Con 'Bombs' - Recommendations Please!

    Autoglym one for me; works really well https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autoglym-Air-Con-Sanitizer/dp/B003ULXB0W/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=autoglym+air+con&qid=1560859165&s=automotive&sr=1-4
  7. d_a_n1979

    E60 2006 M Sport - Advice on LED Rear lights

    Welcome to the forums I've moved this to the relevant E60 tech section where you'll get better, more relevant answers.
  8. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Looks like they're out of stock currently on the gloss grilles: https://www.schmiedmann.com/en/bmw-E39/kidneys-outside-mouldings-etc-pg269-catn-ol
  9. d_a_n1979

    Should my E39 have a telephone?

    All sim cards come in a 3 piece holder now; full size, micro sim and then nano sim. With the age of your phone, it could be that it needs the full size sim, but may also need to be in a credit card sized plastic holder. So have a look and see where & how the sim connection is located and you'll have to see if a) the SIM will sit where necessary and b.) whether you'll need to fashion an adapter for it to fit properly. GiffGaff sim card comes in a small plastic holder now; it used to be the size of a credit card etc
  10. d_a_n1979

    E61 - Four wheel alignment.

    Moved to the E60 section for you pal where you'll get better coverage and answers from relevant E60 series owners Re the alignment; all sorts can cause this to be out (suspension bushes/arms/tyres etc), so it is best to get it all checked over thoroughly etc I've just had a Hunter alignment done on my E39 touring and it made a massive difference. You could see the tyres had a little bit of uneven wear on the fronts, mainly, the alignment has got the wheels to where they should be now and it handles so much better too. If you can, take it to your local Hunter alignment place and see what they say and then take it from there
  11. d_a_n1979

    Top gear mk3

    Enjoyed it Natural humour and they gelled well together; no Chris Evans ego and no Le Blanc 'stiff reading off a placard' etc... Plus Fred's a local lad; so I'm biased
  12. Either way; looks an uber clean car and would be a good motor for someone; dirt cheap too IMO https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/01-BMW-E39-530I-AUTO-M-SPORT-INDIVIDUAL-IMPORT-FSH-XENON-2-TONE-LEATHER-DE-TACH/323835959486?hash=item4b662098be:g:-ewAAOSwSyRcxhOB
  13. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Got them from Schmiedmann pal Wouldn't use any others TBH. These fit perfectly and are super tight!
  14. d_a_n1979

    530i Manual - Feels 'Flat'

    OEM MAF or after market? How is it with the MAF unplugged? Fuel filter; how olds that? Any codes?
  15. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    They look well: