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  1. 2 points
    On the e28 you could set a 4 digit pin. Easy to over come in hind sight but ahead of its time
  2. 2 points
    the two tabs sticking up are what you press in. e34 tds fuel lift pump by WELSHPUG, on Flickr the o-ring that can cause issues. e34 tds fuel lift pump by WELSHPUG, on Flickr pump carrier unclipped e34 tds fuel lift pump by WELSHPUG, on Flickr e34 tds fuel lift pump by WELSHPUG, on Flickr pump itself. e34 tds fuel lift pump by WELSHPUG, on Flickr
  3. 1 point
    Come on, it can't just be me that (out of exhaustion, not even using pissed as an excuse!) has tried to unlock the house with the car fob before then wondered why the door's still locked? Please don't just be me I'm only 25 FFS.
  4. 1 point
    HandyAndy_UK

    Anybody carry a spare wheel?

    Well I've just changed my planning... the new 236s arrived today so when I pop back to blighty, on will go a set of CrossClimates and the best of the old police 236s will become my spare. The E60/61 spare and remaining 236s will go up for disposal, probably via fleabay... I may get them refurbed first... not decided.
  5. 1 point
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FUEL-PUMP-KRAFTSTOFFPUMPE-IN-LINE-BMW-5-E34-524-525-TD-TDS-NEW-29/322614534736?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
  6. 1 point
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=HG81-EUR-07_1991_E34_BMW_525tds&diagId=16_0305#16141179153
  7. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    520i SE or 520d SE? (G30 or G31)

    Sounds par for the course with car salesman. Will tell you anything you want to hear over the phone, but cold hard reality is often very different. Your best bet us to find a dealer with a petrol G30 as a demo and go and drive it. I would by the 520i but that's just my personal preference, but @E39mad makes some good points. You will be unlikely to get any issues in the first 5 years with the 520d, due to the DPF or Government declaring war on Diesels, the bloke who then buys it afterwards will curse you, but that's not your issue or worry. Buy a 540i Xdrive so there will be a chance for me to own a G30 with a decent engine in the future.
  8. 1 point
    I use DIS but imagine it is the same in INPA. As you say, I'd look under chassis. You should then get a load of choices of which ABS/ASC model you have. My 2000 330i has the Teves DSC MK60 and I am pretty sure my wife's 2002 has the same. HTH
  9. 1 point
    That’s fair enough. It only will need one of these master key, fob, or immobiliser to be lost or stolen to be duplicated. Also the main dealer is being questioned by the police: “The master fob was in the safe overnight officer. Not sure why all those cars were stolen overnight, or why overnight my bank account was placed with lots of money”. I would guess this is why all keys, fobs etc are only at an ‘owner level’ of access rather than a ‘dealers level’ access.
  10. 1 point
    Getting a bit OT but I found 8 faults across DDE, AFS, Speed and DSC on my mate's E60. All due to a chafed sensor wire on the nearside rear. The most amusing was 'Vehicle reference speed or direction of travel uncertain or unavailable'. Look forward to reading how you get on
  11. 1 point
    Loving the colour! My scheduled body shop visit will have to wait. The boat is taking priority at the mo. She needs some tlc & she’s only out for 2 weeks!
  12. 1 point
    ^^^^^ so what your saying is putting it in a locked garage would be better?
  13. 1 point
    I would say that the immobiliser is the pin or password. Therefore IMO comparing a car immobiliser to a computer’s smart card/token authentication is more applicable. Without encryption on a phone or a computer, a password is useless. An immobiliser uses an electronic pin or password and is random unlike a static one on a computer or phone. Therefore if they make the keycode to be static pin entry. Comparing it to a computer then the pin will need to be at the preboot stage and if not encrypted it will then easily be bypassed. The problem with encrypting it at that level will mean a dealer for servicing etc needs to know the pin or have access to the recovery pin, and they can tell everyone, and once the master pin has been leaked then every thief will have the access to that system. Also if the pin code system is broken it may be impossible to start the car even with a replacement ‘pin unit’ because it will be acting like a token or a smartcard computer’s authentication. Therefore the ‘pin unit’ is encrypted to that car, and only to be unlocked with that pin or the master pin. I therefore consider and IMO a pin system to be a futile task. IMO: The current car security system needs to harden Also I have tried to make this very easy to understand, I know that some geeks can debate on the technical or my terminology but I left this out because it will be too geeky.
  14. 1 point
    Well, another long journey has shown the shudder to be cured, following the new tyres and re balanced fronts. Yee ha! Awaiting the arrival of new front door seal, rear window mechanism, wiper blades and maf sensor. The project rolls onwards...
  15. 1 point
    Thanks James.
  16. 1 point
    Very likely to be convertor, lock-up clutch has probably failed hence the cattle grid feeling! By all means run it in to us one day and I'll be happy to confirm this! James
  17. 1 point
    I will check that out, it seems to be in relation to speed, only noticeable at lower speeds. I just 1 + 2 together as i had seen the comment about the Diff leaking lol. I will have a look at them thanks for the recommendation. Thanks for that i will try this tonight, be interesting to see if my sometimes gear changes are due to a service required or old software. I will watch out for that! Bet that was a nightmare. Thanks Alex
  18. 1 point
    You can set a four digit code on the E39 if you have nav, I used to use it all the time.
  19. 1 point
    Doorcards complete. Not too bad for a man with zero qualifications in upholstery. I bought a big sheet of 1/8" hardboard from B&Q, and a couple of metres of polyester wadding from a local upholstery shop (Masons of Abingdon - 01235 520165) I used the old, warped and water damaged door card back boards to mark out the new board, which I then cut out on a bandsaw and neatened up with a file and sandpaper. I then used a holesaw in a drill and a plasterboard saw to cut out the window winder blank and the door handle respectively. I cleaned the old cloth material with a pressure washer while it was still attached to the old doorcards. I then carefully removed all the staples, and put it through the washing machine at 40 degrees. It came up better than I expected. Then I used a craft type stapler to put the whole thing together, incorporating new wadding. I don't know that it was up to the job- it was constantly jamming and/or breaking the staples but we got there eventually. Its quite a fiddly job to get right. You have to stretch the material correctly and straight, otherwise it will show up in the check pattern! Next stop- SEATS. Bye for now, I'm off to wales to go and watch Rally GB.
  20. 1 point
    ...and of course this forum has nothing else other than F10/11 four pot timing chain failures Considering over 90% of them sold are 520d's you'd think there'd be none left on the roads...
  21. 1 point
    This post makes a lot of sense. I had non-RFT Goodyear F1s on my previous E91 and there was quite a bit of steering feel. My F11 is in Goodyear Excellence RFTs. The tyres are excellent but there is no feel through the steering. For me, the car is a motorway/family machine and I really like it. Don't really care about speed or steering feel as that's what my Elise is for. However, I can fully understand somebody changing to non-RFTs to get some steering feel and also smooth the ride a little. Ofc, the spare tyre issue needs to be thought through - whether to carry a space saver or just a can of foam.
  22. 1 point
    It depends what the rear backplates and handbrake shoes are like to determine how long it takes to swap the rear discs and pads. If it's anything like the usual E46 shitbox there will be the standard dramas. It sounds like one of the rear ABS sensor cables has been damaged or unplugged by mistake (it sits in the same plastic box as the pad sensor cable connector) so a quick look at that particular cable may uncover the problem. P.S I f*cking hate E46's.
  23. 1 point
    Well speaking as a mechanic with a valued reputation, telling a customer “it’s nowt I’ve done” isn’t good practice, it’s always best to have the car back to check “it’s nowt I’ve done” nine times out of ten it isn’t anything the mech has done but a good mech would instinctively want to check that! £130 for a little over an hours Work isn’t cheap, I wouldn’t normally get involved with someone else’s mechanical woes but I noticed your a fellow Yorkshire man, HOW MUCH!
  24. 1 point
    rdl

    E39 530i oil leaks

    Many folks have reported that leaks from the oil filter housing do travel along the sump, even as far as the flywheel end, both sides. FWIW, that was my experience too. Since replacing the sump gasket is such a difficult, awkward job (especially if you're doing it on jack stands) it really is worthwhile cleaning the block carefully so it's possible to check for true leak points. A leak point not mentioned in the posts above is the VANOS hose running from the OFH to the VANOS housing on the cylinder head. Mine leaked at the swaged/crimped fitting around the hose end, not the banjo bolt joints. I also had a seep through the electrical socket on the inlet cam position sensor, not the O-ring. Both led me to think my OFH gasket R&R (which was leaking when replaced) had failed after only a year. So based on my experience, I strongly recommend lots of degreaser and then a flashlight (torch, to you?) plus dental mirror to search for fresh oil tracks in all the nooks and crannies. Regards, RDL
  25. 1 point
    Well that would make returning from the pub alot easier.... Just lean on the front door and it unlocks
  26. 1 point
    Also, why not use phones? Place phone in wireless charging area - car recognises it and engine can start? Forces you to put your phone away too. Baffles me how insecure even today's cars are.
  27. 1 point
    duncan-uk

    Warning - Silly Questions Alert

    Welcome! an 03 touring will be an e39 - there are a few 04's about, BMW generally release the touring a bit after the saloon.
  28. 1 point
    khile

    LCI Cheap

    Hi all just a quick heads up Motorhog doncaster are listing lci rear lights for 50-60 each which i think is a bargain just though id let you all know and grab a bargain
  29. 1 point
    Paddy O'Furniture

    Job advice

    I think if I was having to travel that far for an interview I would have booked a Premier Inn and left the day before. Then, even with the breakdown, you would probably have still made it.
  30. 1 point
    Update Eight 23/10/2017 There comes a time an E34 owner must do the dreaded.. sill cover removal and this weekend was our turn. Again.. Remember the longer you put if off the worse it could be.. or couldn't be.. 22782180_10214457162360623_1925019757_n 22773409_10214457162640630_1238907348_n 22834351_10214457162680631_776851132_n 22781996_10214457162280621_929352444_n 22834696_10214457162760633_243967340_n I can't stress enough how important it is to clean behind the wing it will most probably put years onto your car. All rust is wire brushed away with a wire attachment or stone attachment then soaked in rust converter just for peace of mind. 22811564_10214457162720632_364175830_n 22834648_10214457163400649_1997007771_n 22773444_10214457163000639_218143275_n 22811404_10214457246802734_833284871_n One small hole appeared about the size of a small cotton wool bud so we filled the hole with rust proof and smeared some Corgo quick steel after another going over it was as good as new.. It's nice when you find no real horrors. Red Oxide Time. 22752879_10214457164000664_773639574_n 22752434_10214457163920662_2120182015_n 22752879_10214457164000664_773639574_n 22809915_10214457163640655_2016748984_n Why the red oxide was setting we set about removing the wing and see what was lurking.. 22782173_10214457164440675_1357659192_n 22773667_10214457164520677_368839156_n 22752803_10214457164480676_25755952_n 22811257_10214457164600679_1592842196_n I seem to have not taken any photos of the cleaned up stage lucky the little bits cleared up great much like the sill apart from a small cotton bud size hole which was treated the same way as before. Red Oxide. 22811313_10214457165160693_380118831_n 22752671_10214457165080691_35343594_n Final Stages. 22752262_10214457165720707_1113935840_n 22752758_10214457246602729_1621079403_n 22773486_10214457165440700_896349646_n 22810019_10214457165600704_850055033_n We also saved the bottom of the wing. 22834477_10214457246322722_2133844838_n On a whole we are really happy with the first sill It could have been so much worse all the rust has been removed then socked with rust converter for good measure then coated with red oxide and then Hammerite Hammered black. 22752881_10214457166400724_171616742_n All For Now Comments Welcome As Always
  31. 1 point
    mike.

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    received the carly adapter today and bought the app to regen the dpf. not took it on a run yet for Regen but I have after nearly 2 years of e60 ownership managed to code the mirrors to fold/unfold when locking/unlocking which was worth the money alone. also coded the passenger mirror to tilt when reverse is engaged
  32. 1 point
    +1 to the power of infinity If anybody should know, I think AutomaticTransmissions is the person BTW, you should become a forum sponsor
  33. 1 point
    wakey

    2008 e60 535d M Sport LCI

    Just an update I'm placing this car as 'provisionally sold' to a forum member. Due to our locations and logistics its not possible to conclude the the sale for a couple of weeks and of course it's subject to viewing etc. If anything changes in the meantime or for some reason the sale doesn't go through then I'll post up and refresh the advert. In the meantime thanks to all for the positive comments
  34. 1 point
    NWJW

    Petrol warning light...

    I can tell you from experience that if the range is showing - - - you won't be going much further......
  35. 1 point
    Marc_86

    Petrol warning light...

    I call it the three dots of death - your in no-mans land when the range finder goes to . . .
  36. 1 point
    ColinE39

    That rust thing...

    I spent £2500 on fixing rust on my two E39's. Cut out and weld new metal, it's the only way.
  37. 1 point
    You have Tim on speed dial right?
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