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avtovaz last won the day on April 12 2014

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    e39 touring & E36 compact rally

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  1. avtovaz

    washer jet problems

    Ive a e39 523 year 2000. The washers have gone funny, if i press the button on the end of the stork that usually does the intensive wash, i just get a quick spray from the detergent bottle, and the wipers go. If i pull the stork towards me, just the wipers go. Ive taken the shield off to get tot he washer bottle, and im getting no live to the pump when i press the switch. Ive checked fuses 2-4 and they are ok. Anyone any ideas please?
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    Check your jacking points!

    looks like i got off lightly recently, only a 18" patch i put in!
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    Stones and front brakes?

    i have a e36 road rally car, i removed the guards as they hold stones and reflect the heat, i dont know why they are fitted?
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    M54 Engine Question

    mine was using oil, leaking oil, and then started with limp mode... changed teh ccv, and its ok now, its done about 120k my m54b30, 115,000 when i fitted it to my car, think its had a bad life looking inside of it, but seems to be going strong... my car was a m52b25 , used the ecu loom exhaust and on wayne chipwizards rollers its 231bhp... non lost!!!!
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    touring 523 reversing light feed

    well i remembered something today when i messing with it, when you first put it into reverse it beeps, then realises the PDC is faulty then dosnt activate it again. BUT the first time i heard it there was a relay clicking... So maybe there is a relay that has a live to it from the reverse... Ill have another look tomorrow! thanks for the reply!
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    touring 523 reversing light feed

    i dont think it does, i could not find a wire or a reason for it to other than the pdc which seems to be switched by the ecu?
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    touring 523 reversing light feed

    because on the toruing the wiring is in the roof!
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    touring 523 reversing light feed

    right, if im going to have to do that then i need to replace the wires for the rear wiper while im there... didnt want to have to bother really but as ill be there... The sensors i bought, cheep kit, but they fit into the bumpers, had to cable tie the wires to make sure they stay home, and it seems to work very well... If one sensor goes, i think you can buy more but i could be liek 7-8 kits before paying for 4 sensors that seem not to work very reliably... I think this could be a really good mod.
  9. I need to find the feed for reversing lights on the touring. Reason is ive fitted some cheep Chinese PDC instead of the bmw one, this was becuase the sensors are so dear and the Chinese kit was £16 delivered! Ive fitted it all and it will work fine, the sensors fitted the bumper, everything is ok and working, but i cant get a feed for the reversinglights. Now, there is the old PDC unit, but i think the ECU and PDC has a chat and sees that everything is ok before it activates the PDC module, so the yellow and white wire i thought was for reversing lights isnt into the module. So where to then? I dont want to have to strip out the headlining and find it up there as the lights are in the tailgate. thanks!
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    clutch into first

    maybe thats the difference in a self adjusting clutch and a 2.8 one, ill check the part numbers out. i think there is only 2 sizes of slave ones for the m52 and ones for the m20, so i cant see that being any different, same with the masters too i think. thanks
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    clutch into first

    you mean maybe i just need a longer rod?
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    clutch into first

    they are fixed, 2 rods, like on a e36. The only thing someone has said to me is that on the end of the rod there is a little plastic bush, and mine was missing. Ill have to try bleeding it again too, but it seems strange that its like this, the starter motor too! Its all standard parts that i think should work ok. Car has done 500 miles now, nothing has fallen off so it cant be too far wrong !! Hopefully going to get mapped this week too, it should go well then!
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    clutch into first

    no ideas?
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    clutch into first

    Sorry! Its a duel mass, both the 2.8 and the 2.5 flywheel looked the same when i put them side by side but the 2.5 had a little less play in the duel mass. The clutch was unsprung, i remember thinking that was strange! No air in the clutch, i will re bleed it actually just to check, i do have a braided pipe to fit too and get rid of the valve too. thanks!
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    clutch into first

    I have changed the motor in my e39, it was m52b25tu, now its a m54b30. The box is the same from m52b25tu as before, the flywheel is m52b25tu, the clutch is a Sachs Clutch Kit for a 528 on a year 2000. When i had the car in bits, i had a m52b28tu flywheel from a z3, i put this next to the m52b25tu one and it was the same looking. The m52b25tu was a self adjusting clutch though. Now all works well, apart from, when i stop and go to put the car in first, it wont go easily, its easier to go for second then put it into first. Car being warm or cold its about the same. The clutch is a little heavier than the old one, and it bits lower, but its not on the floor or feels like its dragging. Is this normal? I also noticed that the starter sounds funny, its almost like its got the wrong teeth to it, but its started the car for the last 3 weeks ok. I cant work that part out, as its the box, flywheel, and starter from the m52b25tu. Any ideas please?