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  1. Wanted, E39 Bonnet in Titanium Silver. Nice condition with no rust, please. Preferably South of England - I am in Brighton
  2. How much for the bonnet? Can collect this weekend Nick Froome
  3. Hi, any news about the SLS looms Also, is the bonnet available and whereabouts are you based? Nick Froome
  4. I have dealt with this situation dozens of times with customers' W124 estates. The way to deal with this is to prevent the car being written off The reason insurers write cars off is that bodyshops generate a standard repair quote based on new parts at retail price and the total exceeds the threshold at which they write the car off. If they value the car at £2230 then the threshold is going to be somewhere round £1000 If you can provide the insurers with a quote to repair for less than their write-off threshold value you should be able to have the car repaired and it won't be a Cat D as it's not been written off Using secondhand parts a front wing shouldn't be too expensive, nor should a headlight. The M-Sport bumper will be the most expensive thing I imagine. If you can find panels in the same colour as the car this will reduce repair costs as the bonnet shuts, etc, won't need to be painted The insurers should work on a VAT-exclusive price so I'd think a quote of £1100 + VAT should see you having the car repaired I'd do two things: ask what their threshold is as a percentage and work back from that. Also produce a file with copies (not originals) of the bills for work done on your car, and printouts of examples of other cars on the market with asking prices. Use these to drive up their valuation. Whatever they say, insurers have to take into account replacement value Three more things: don't let the insurers take the car away - you might never see it again. Don't accept their first offer as it is just that - an offer. And remember the insurance can't write the car off without your agreement. It's your car, not theirs, till you accept a payout Whereabouts in the country are you? I am sure people on here can recommend a good bodyshop local to you Nick Froome
  5. They join the loom that runs down into the spare wheel well and end up at the SLS compressor. If they can be teased out of that loom & sent complete that'd be great
  6. Have you started stripping the car yet? I am after the two looms that go down to the SLS sensors in the back suspension. They come up through the floor under the panel directly behind the rear seat. They then join the loom down to the SLS pump in the spare wheel well I need the plugs and as much spare cable as possible - at least enough to get into the car so I can join it inside the car
  7. Carly dongle + Carly Pro software will at least communicate with the car. I cleared all the fault codes, rechecked and none related to the SLS had reoccurred. But the display in the binnacle remains: Selflevel Susp Inact I contacted Carly support who offered no useful comment so wonder if this is an expensive toy with no real use? Nick Froome
  8. Thanks for the update. Will report back
  9. OK, bought a cheap WiFi dongle. My iPhone connects to the dongle OK but the dongle won't communicate with the car. I've tried Carly Lite and EOBD-Facile but both fail to communicate with the ECU in the car Any suggestions? My plan at this stage is to buy the Carly dongle and see if that communicates OK. If it doesn't it can go back. If it does I'll probably buy the full Carly software to go with it Any suggestions on clearing the SLS fault? I have a suspicion the fault will clear and the SLS will work OK after that
  10. Many thanks. Still like to hear some other recommendations...
  11. Since replacing the subframe bushes I have "self-levelling susp inact" in the cluster. I have been thinking about getting a cable and using my Mac to run diagnostic software but I'd need a very long USB cable as I don't have a laptop... So, suggestions please for a useable iPhone / ODB interface setup for the E39. Can these be used to clear fault codes and diagnostics? What's the best setup? Car is a 2002 E39 525 Diesel Auto Touring Nick Froome
  12. Since replacing the subframe bushes I have "self-levelling susp inact" in the cluster. I have been thinking about getting a cable and using my Mac to run diagnostic software but I'd need a very long USB cable as I don't have a laptop... So, suggestions please for a useable iPhone / ODB interface setup for the E39. Can these be used to clear fault codes and diagnostics? What's the best setup? Car is a 2002 E39 525 Diesel Auto Touring Nick Froome
  13. My car is just coming up to 170k and I am in the same position. The big question for me is, is it worth spending the money on a car this old? Parts will be well over £1000 If you're going to have the work done by a garage your final bill will be more than the car is worth Nick Froome
  14. If you can live without electric adjustment, Demon Tweeks sell a lumbar support with a bulb to pump it up http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorsport/seat-accessories/real-essential-inflatable-lumbar-support-with-pump I have a similar version in the Sparco race seats in my 2002 - it makes a big difference Nick Froome