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  1. whiskychaser

    Any British Leyland fans here?

    The Marina had an excellent hand brake and the speedo was ridiculously easy to disconnect. Early ones had a slight issue with the gear lever - some pin broke and the lever would rotate as far as the glove box. You could still get the gears if your aim was good though Happy days
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    Can you diy troubleshoot air con?

    Used to have RS24 in mine. R12 set up with no mods. Worked great. Local guy used it on older coaches
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    Can you diy troubleshoot air con?

    The aux fan and compressor clutch should kick in when you press the AC button. IIRC, there is a sight glass but I never found it much good. If you think it is pressure related, you can always try bypassing the pressure switches. Wiring diagrams are here: http://www.wedophones.com/BMWManualsLead.htm
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    E34 TDS Auto Sluggish acceleration

    They default to economy mode. Tried sport mode? It lets the engine rev a bit higher before it changes up. Not sure what sort of improvement it will make with a diesel though
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    Been dismissed at Work

    From the wording you mentioned it does not appear that you are being accused of gross or even serious misconduct. You haven't worked there long enough to have any rights so they could have asked you to leave because they don't like your face. Sounds to me like you have your priorities right - you are looking after your wife and she is backing you. Put it behind you and enjoy your holiday.
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    Post Brexit Result

    While I disagree with the leavers, every country has the right to self determination. So if the govt had negotiated an interim deal where we took control of our laws, immigration and fishing waters, there may have been cause for some celebration. It has not. As Piper said, we have just got 3 more years of uncertainty.
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    2002 e39 losing auto gearbox fluid

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DT42-EUR-01-2002-E39-BMW-525i&diagId=17_0106 Don't have your car details so that is just an educated guess. Put in your own VIN at www.realoem.com to confirm.
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    Hit & Run Help !

    If there is only one road, are there any businesses or shops on it? They may have CCTV...
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    2002 e39 losing auto gearbox fluid

    Clean it off, run it and find where it is leaking. Hopefully, it will not be where the bellhousing mates up PS. If you are losing ATF fast, the gearbox could get hot. Overheating kills auto gearboxes. So it is critical you keep and eye on it. Leaking from the front of the bell housing indicates the main seal may be gone. That's a gearbox out job. Once out, you would want to ensure that the lay shaft isn't wobbling about or you will be doing it again.
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    M54 - Engine Idle Speed

    Tried turning the fan off when mine was just over the blue. It dropped back to 650rpm exactly as you describe. I think the Intelligent Battery Sensor controls the idle and increases it a little when you have the fan on. Once the engine warms up fully, there isn't the same resistance. And as it has been charging for a while too, the idle can drop. I put the slow warm up down to the cold weather.
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    Check control messages

    OK. Had a quick look at the German messages you can get in the cluster. EGS regelt does not appear but ESD and ASC regelt do. First one may be just a dry joint in the cluster. Again, change it to English to have a better idea Edit. ESD is actually the LSD and I doubt you have one. My memory is not serving me well either. It is not the cluster at fault but may be dry joints in the check control module itself (located in the fuse box). This is in German but you will get the gist easily enough: http://www.e34-welt.de/tips_tricks/Reparaturanleitung CCM e34 e32.pdf
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    Check control messages

    You have got the language in your cluster set to German. IIRC, you put the key in the 'aux' position and press the right button for about 10 seconds until the next one come up. Stop when you get to UK English as it has US English too. To cut a long story short, EGS is the transmission control module and regelt can mean to lock. You probably don't have a LSD on the auto and may be spinning up a back wheel. Do it long enough and the EGS will take its ball home, probably dumping you in a high forward gear. If it does that, you will lose the gear display in the cluster. But all will probably be forgiven if you just cycle the ignition
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    M54 - Engine Idle Speed

    Picture says 1000 words. Nearly hot and hot
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    M54 - Engine Idle Speed

    FWIW, my 330i auto idles around 900rpm when stone cold and 650 when fully warmed up.
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    Customs duty AUS to UK

    May sound a bit expensive if the C&F value was only £140. But £25 for duty/VAT and £10 to clear it isn't bad at all