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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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    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

    Sport front shocks renewal

    You'll be fine My previous 530i saloon ran D2 coilovers on 19" alloys with 275 tyres, no rubbing at all I'm running 275/35 tyres currently on my touring with 9.5" rear Style 37s and I have 5mm spacers on them too, making the offset 19 and again, no rubbing and the rear is lower than standard too
  2. d_a_n1979

    New E39 owner. 523i SE Touring

    I can highly recommend Grinspeed in Leyland; he's my pal and that's where I get all my work done. However, he's usually very busy, so would need to book in advance The suspension job isn't that bad; the rears are easy and very much a DIY with basic tools and a trolley jack/axle stands. It's all very accessible etc. The fronts are more fiddly, but again doable on the drive with the right tools and spring compressors.
  3. d_a_n1979

    Should my E39 have a telephone?

    Speak to BMW Cotswolds on this forum; see if they can help you and you'll get the forum discount too
  4. d_a_n1979

    Sport front shocks renewal

    The Sachs sport dampers are what you need; they're what I've used to replace my Mtec 2 shocks also. If you're doing this, might be worth doing all the top mounts, drop links and maybe add Eibach Pro kit springs too They don't go too low, but will make the car handle much better
  5. d_a_n1979

    Sport front shocks renewal

    You’ll want Sachs for a like for like replacement or OEM BMW Not sure re your part numbers as it’s a diesel, but I’m sure the 525D shares the shame suspension as my 530i. If you look back a few pages on this section, you’ll see wherein asked for the part numbers when I replaced my suspension (albeit mines a touring with different rear shocks to a saloon, I think). It’s in my projects too as well. However, you need to confirm what suspension yours has first, you’ll get this info via RealOEM. And yes, there’s a big difference between SE and Sport suspension
  6. d_a_n1979

    E39 lowering springs ?

    Fit the coilovers; set ride height to what you want, set damping rate to what you want, get a fast road set-up done (obviously tracking & alignment too) and then leave them alone Shouldn't need to be adjusted unless you're really fussy, or they haven't been set up correctly in the first place
  7. d_a_n1979

    E39 lowering springs ?

    If you're cars an SE; I wouldn't use anything lower than the Pro kit; you'll kill the shocks in no time at all. If it's a Sport or on Mtec II sport suspension; then you'll be fine with the Sportline kit. Quite a few folk run these on OEM shocks or uprated Bilstein B8s with no issues etc. If you're wheels aren't spaced out, you'll be even more fine, but I do know that the fronts can rub a bit when a cars lowered, but that's usually on more aggressive alloys/tyre widths etc However, once you add up these kits together; you're spending more than decent coilovers (D2s, BCs, APs etc); so maybe look into those as well. AP are more basic, simple ride height adjustability and that's it, but D2s and BCs both have ride height and damper rebound adjustability and both are very well made/used a lot on the BMWs and have an excellent following
  8. d_a_n1979

    My E39 540i Touring - An ongoing project / build

    They look stunning pal Get some better pics up of them when you can and obviously, when they're fitted
  9. d_a_n1979

    Wanted: PDC sensor for E39 sport

    @Sandip Sorry pal; the ones I've got are the 90 degree ones, not the straight ones However, these are what I used and recommend; they're only £13 and with a 2 year warranty! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-PDC-Parking-Sensor-E39-E46-E60-E61-E65-E66-E83-X3-X5-3-5-Series-66206989069/261795140919?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&epid=652993716&hash=item3cf434d537:g:OU8AAOSwzpFbIdYY
  10. d_a_n1979

    Wanted: PDC sensor for E39 sport

    Think I have a few in the garage pal; brand new/aftermarket ones, not OEM BMW but they're the ones I recommend via eBay with 2 years warranty Let me look tomorrow and will confirm
  11. d_a_n1979

    E39 > E60 hub conversion

    No worries; so are E60 brake discs required or how do you get around this? Or am I missing something here; are what you mentioned separate parts?
  12. d_a_n1979

    Best place for E39 parts

    As Clav has already said Ask BMWCotswolds on here too; they're a forum sponsor and their page is at the top of the home page Also try C3BMW and BMWmotormec on eBay
  13. d_a_n1979

    E39 > E60 hub conversion

    I've had a look around but haven't found the definitive answers/list of parts needed to do this to an E39 So what's needed (which parts specifically)? Also; will the E39 brake discs fit back with no issues, or do you need to use E60 brake discs once the conversions been done? Cheers
  14. d_a_n1979

    2002 E39 2L Petrol

    Are they deffo the cause, that's if it is burning oil, or could it be the CCV that's blocked and needs sorting, or does it just need a damned good run?!
  15. d_a_n1979

    2002 E39 2L Petrol

    If you can't hear the pump priming then agree; I'd say it's a goner.. I'd personally sort that and then anything that needs to be done for your version of the MOT and then get it though; sort all the other bits afterwards. It looks lovely inside and it's clearly been looked after until recently. I'd give €450 for it and sort the rest; it's worth a lot more than that fixed up I'm sure