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  1. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    He's talking bollocks For me, with that you've said he's come back to you with, I'd be out and keep looking There are things with that white one that do not add up and aren't right... Save your £££ and keep looking
  2. d_a_n1979

    Parts price quote please

    - Rear E39 M5 ARB; part number: 33552229136 And x2 of part number: 33506779734 - Left & Right microfilter air channels: 64318379620 & 64318379621 GL81412 Cheers
  3. d_a_n1979

    Parts price quote please

    Called and got a quote; thanks
  4. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    Sounds to me you've a healthy enough budget Why don't you contact a few of the companies that import these and see if they can source you one in Japan and get it imported etc I know it'll be a wait; but you'll be starting with a fresh canvas then etc That white one should tick the box; but there are things with it that don't sit right with me, I'd want to see it in the flesh, get the full ins and outs and then maybe make a cheeky offer from there, if it all adds up... IMO the asking price is silly-high and that's why it's been sat around so long; it'll never sell until it drops to c£9k IMO
  5. d_a_n1979

    Paint protection

    Welcome to the forums There's a dedicated tech section to your car further down the homepage/there's also a detailing section; if you post this in there, you'll get better coverage and answers from fellow owners This is just general chat, so it's lost in here
  6. d_a_n1979

    Starting Problem 1975 520i

    Welcome to the forums There's a dedicated tech section to your car further down the homepage; if you post this in there, you'll get better coverage and answers from fellow owners This is just general chat, so it's lost in here
  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174759558243?hash=item28b07b3c63:g:R7sAAOSw1IVgk94X I'm sorry; 'ow much It may be very, very clean. It may be very, very low miles. But it is not E39 M5 money territory That's price as if Hexagon are selling it
  8. d_a_n1979

    Votgland Springs

    Stick with Eibach pro kit springs Get them from this reseller: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230855800667?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE39&epid=11017012735&hash=item35c013f75b:g:Hj4AAOxygo9Q5bpp They're really good springs and suit the car well; as they're progressive, they firm up when you're pushing the car and when driving normally, they're smooth and give a good ride Are you replacing the shocks and top mounts whilst you're remove it all?
  9. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    Probably not enough of them on the roads to do that unfortunately I'd personally be buying on overall condition & maintenance; it's that, that'll cost you more in the long run Stuff like LCI lights and ICE can always be retrofitted, if so required
  10. d_a_n1979

    Effin' Autodoc

    Another reason I try to avoid Autodoc like the plague! I'd rather pay more £££ and not use them! I've had issues with wrong products being sent; wrong items in the right boxes, shipping delays, lost orders and no tracking literally until it's 30mins away etc They are a shower of shite at the best of times IMO
  11. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    Personally; my ££££ would be on this: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202103150153697?model=5 SERIES&radius=1500&year-to=2021&make=BMW&sort=relevance&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=pr54tr&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&keywords=550i&include-delivery-option=on&page=1 But you could always enquire re this one to see if it sold (listing ended which suggests it didn't) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-550i-LCI-E61-2007-/265119968217?hash=item3dba61abd9%3Ag%3AgD0AAOSwbe1fb5Zj&nma=true&si=Qw7vgg4wkrYC%2B8nCOzgT4OTcYiE%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  12. £3-4k max I reckon. Compared to other E39 530i's on ebay its immaculate, but it'll only ever be a c£6k saloon IMO, purely for the low mileage and very clean condition
  13. d_a_n1979

    E38 Parallel wheels

    They need to be 74.1 to fit the E39 hub; so if you get E38 Style 37s, you'll need to get them bored out professionally
  14. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    Something about that car doesn't sit right with me The drivers seat looks knackered for such low miles; those things wear hard too, from recollection Is it me or are some of the rear shut lines not right too? Personally, at the price they're asking, I wouldn't go near it. The UK black one that's on eBay looks a better buy IMO. Looks more genuine I may be wrong; but I'm good at reading my gut and my gut says to me, there's things not right with that/about white one!
  15. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    At the price being asked for the white one, I'd expect any small bits to be done and it as immaculate as possible... The VIN alterations would be of concern too.
  16. d_a_n1979

    E61 550i LCI

    It's a lovely touring and with being a Jap import; it'll be very clean & corrosion free underneath It's been in my eBay watchlist for ages, as DDD says, it's got a lot of watchers, but no ones moved on it yet... Overall it's a great car; as long as it all adds up, it'd be a superb buy, but IMO it is priced high and that's why it's not sold Re the VIN; if you ask them for the last 7 digits of it, you should be able to decode the VIN; they may have already done that, so message them to see if they can forward that onto you etc
  17. d_a_n1979

    E38 Parallel wheels

    E38 Style 37s on my touring; they'd been professionally bored out to fit the E39 hub, as they're 72.6 from factory: 18x8 offset 13 front (8 with 5mm spacer and 245/40/18 tyres, 18x9.5 offset 25 (20 with 5mm spacer) rears with 275/35/18 tyres If you want to run the sizes you're suggesting, you'll have to get a set of each and then make up the fitments you want, sell off what's left over etc
  18. d_a_n1979

    Style 66 9j square set tyre sizes help

    245 40 17 are run by some folk on Bimmerforums, there's enough room for 255s though. Tyre size makes them pricey though, see what Camskill have to offer maybe? Youll get away with 15mm spacers too without issues IIRC
  19. Looks lovely: https://oldcolonelcars.co.uk/listing/bmw-e34-5-seris-525-se-auto-saloon/
  20. Sod the listening malarky like @Yokozuna keeps posting in (big puffery vodka drinker that he is) What are you supping tonight? I'm currently working my way through a nice bottle of Ardbeg 'Kelpie' https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/37885/ardbeg-kelpie
  21. d_a_n1979

    need two good axle stands/car jack

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085GYTTDB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_GBP93SS2GE0YQ2CZKYFD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00C9ZWOC6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_BBY4JS5SK0WKTVT32TN7 More than adequate for home DIY on cars etc
  22. d_a_n1979

    Bluetooth Audio with stock Head Unit - options?

    Grom Audio BT3 kit is plug n play; you just need to fit the mic and wiring into the cabin for the hands free calls etc It replaced the CD changer; so that can no longer be used; but who uses CDs any more? Works with the OEM headunit and steering wheel controls and it's a superb piece of kit
  23. d_a_n1979

    Bluetooth Audio with stock Head Unit - options?

    Do you have a CD changer in the car; or the CD changer wiring? If so, look to the Grom Audio BT3 kit The cassette types and FM types always suffer from interference and aren't that great at all; but they do..
  24. Does sound like more a faulty HVAC control panel. Just need to ensure the replacement is the same SN & part number etc, otherwise IIRC it'll need to be codes to the car from what @Clavurion has said in the past But deffo change the FSU too, it's a 10min job as long as you're able to access the panel in the drivers side footwell OK...
  25. d_a_n1979

    E39 touring cd changer

    Fit a Bluetooth receiver (Grom Audio or the Amazon one) and join the new world Or yes; IIRC they are all the same, so swap out, plug n play