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  1. You need to remove the air intake duct. remove grey engine trim and the oil filler cap.then remove the cover on the left hand side.
  2. I've changed the title to make a bit more sense of the content.
  3. I think you need to get to the source of the leak, the box may weep but fluid coming out in a matter of hours should be easy to spot! Probably easier with the engine running as the pressure will highlight the leak.
  4. Anyway it's back in service for a bit as the e39 is off for some paint. Looking at sorting the window regulators now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Going to be putting this up for sale soon once ive cleaned it and hoovered out all the detritus from the kids Had this since 2008 and prior to that it was owned by my aunts father from new so a 2 owner family car. We took it over a 37K and its now on 125k or thereabouts. Been a reliable work horse and has not let us down - you may have heard me gripe about a weird power delivery that i could never sold ( i threw maf sensors, pressure convertors, Map sensors, fuel pumps, vac hoses etc at it and still no joy. finally the turbo gave up (less than 500 miles ago) so fitting a new one transformed it - goes like it should now! Basically the PO drove it so gently ( he hadn't clocked the duff maf when we got it) that i think the VNT was sticky and no amount of use would free it off. rear brake pipes replaced, various bushes replaced as and when, recently aligned, new rear dampers etc So it has a very full and comprehensive service history hat i can bore any interested party with. Not a huge spec its cloth and low OBC but black sports leather can be had for £150 - i just never bothered as i rarely drove it. Bodily its scruffy - one arch has a scrape the other some rust coming through despite being garaged from new until we got it and me regularly cleaning out the arches - there is a stud apparently behind which is where it all starts It has various marks and scuffs and some tool keyed it down one side - we took the view it wasn't worth spending money making it pretty seeing as it was my wifes family hack. So its good and bad - a lowish mileage manual touring with excellent history and provenance but a little dog eared but should be an excellent work horse for years to come. If you no a good painter it would brush up well i think. Comes with either 17" hankook ice bear winters on alpina reps or the style 44 7 spoke with goodyear efficent grip both with loads of tread. Selling as its just not used right now and won't be used much for the foreseeable future so just taking up space Pictures will follow post clean but asking £1600 PM me if interested. Pic is it when i got it but current pics can be provided
  6. Try looking at z4m's things like that are over £500! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Wayne carini in chasing cars has one too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Whats the steering wheel like? Also whats the bonnet like?
  9. Is the cluster display not a bulb too? On the e39 I couldn't read the temp on the LCD display. Was the bulb. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Broken or rusty pipe? Is it definitely from the box? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I imagine its the lack of contrition or remorse he has shown. Had he taken some responsibility then i'm sure a "lesser" punishment could have been given out on the basis he was stupid for removing the brake but sadly "accidents" do happen and that he presumably never meant to cause anyone harm. However he came across as an arrogant kid who blamed the deceased and presumably then must be made an example off.
  12. I have two adult size small hi-viz jackets here, bought for the kids when we traveled to France recently. I got sent 4 in error so have 2 spare. Free to anyone who can make use!
  13. But will have more fun!
  14. Bought mine through Cotswold. Wasn't too dear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. My 530d does about 500/550 usually to a tank. Often see 600 + on longer runs.
  16. It's on a y plate. Annoyingly it was held back as is 9/00 build so could have been a x plate and thus under the old system. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. There's no keypad in the car. You code fobs with a coder. I had one but sold it to another member (name escapes me just now but can find it) or an alarm place could code and supply a fob for about £50 iirc. There is a sturdier fob you can use too from a Subaru I think.
  18. Impressed how swift it is compared to the 530d
  19. Now with 12 months MOT, no advisories but tester commented handbrake could be better - couldn't they all! Big clean and proper photos next!
  20. That's a fair few watches [emoji15] I have two and one of them needs a battery!
  21. Have you considered a change of rim? [emoji848][emoji6]
  22. Well if its not rusty its an interesting manual 635 at a fairly sensible price surely? Bin the rims though!
  23. I think thats a bit harsh - the forum is a collection of enthusiasts not BMW trained technicians! Maybe the person with the answer hasn't visited yet.
  24. No way can you change a touring battery fast enough. Gives you a flipping hernia!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk