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About d_a_n1979

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    Window blocker
  • Birthday 02/08/1979

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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

    M5 Mirrors Genuine or fake?

    Appears to be right; they're the ones saved in my eBay parts watchlist, same numbers as OEM BMW
  2. d_a_n1979

    M5 Mirrors Genuine or fake?

    Ah right. They're bigger than my previous 5 series. But they were non folding...
  3. d_a_n1979

    M5 Mirrors Genuine or fake?

    With them being E38 mirrors, I want to change them out TBH. Just too big
  4. d_a_n1979

    M5 Mirrors Genuine or fake?

    How do you get around that then? I'm thinking my E39 touring has E38 folding mirrors fitted as they're huge (broken too, they don't like to fold in unless manually manipulated too); so looking to replace them. Thought re the mirrors that MStyle sell c£250 These: https://www.mstyle.co.uk/bmw-5-series/e39/exterior-styling/mirrors-mirror-covers-accessories/mstyle-mirrors-electric-fold-saloon-touring.html Assuming they're simply plug n play if the wiring/switches are already installed?
  5. d_a_n1979

    E39 530i Sport touring - rear shocks recommendations

    Thanks; going to stick with Sachs seeing as I've gone with Sachs front shocks FYI for anyone looking for dampers for their touring; these are the Sachs ones needed: https://www.autodoc.co.uk/sachs/781691 Sachs 311952
  6. Drop him a PM pal, he may not see this (click on his name & then press send message)
  7. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    New Bosch boat-sized battery (S4013 Type 19) bought via ECP and fitted (thank god for their St Patrick's Day discount code, cost me £120 instead of £230)! Old weathered and broken up windscreen trim removed, new OEM BMW trim fitted in its place New top mounts, spring cups and rubber perches (top & bottom) ordered via BMW, Sachs Mtec struts & bump-stop kit ordered via a reseller on eBay and OEM BMW Mtec front springs ordered via BMW too; should all arrive in a few days and will be fitted next week
  8. Seeing as I'm replacing the fronts; anyone able to recommend shocks for the rears? Cheers
  9. d_a_n1979

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    What's happening to it?
  10. d_a_n1979

    Regular e39 Power Folding Mirrors

    BMW E46 mirrors IIRC; they'll fit an E39 though won't they?
  11. Look on RealOEM, it’ll be the upper suspension arm on the rear, there’s a straight one and one with a bend IIRC
  12. Cheers, keep me posted. Some pics would be nice
  13. d_a_n1979

    Custom Exhaust Recommendations

    Fully agree; the twin exit back boxes are so much nicer than the OEM Have a look on Google to see where your nearest exhaust fabricators are; the one I'd highly recommend is in Cheshire; JP Exhausts in Macclesfield Probably bit of a trek for you though
  14. d_a_n1979

    Bmw 523i E39 suspected limp home??

    Welcome on in... Simple things first; have you had the error codes read? If not, get that done ASAP!