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Everything posted by dj1233

  1. There are a couple of Indy's in Reading & one in Camberley called TWG. I;ve only spoke to them for advise before, but not used their services. Are very helpful and knowledgeable.
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    Chrome Window Exterior Trim Rejuvenation?

    If you ever get any water spots/limescale the best thing to use is Poorboys White Diamond Glaze (good on paintwork too for a lighter coloured car).
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    Continuing saga of fumes in the cabin

    You can get to these without removing anything (the internal ones located in the boot). Lift up the boot floor and they are on either side, as you mention one on the battery side and the straight opposite too. All you need to do is be able to get to the plastic tips on top and they come out fairly easy. I replaced mine last year as i had a failed one which flooded the boot floor.
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    Damn alarm!!!

    Has the bonnet sensor been made in to a circuit again? EG there is a wire completing the circuit or it will appear open and set the alarm off.
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    Chrome Window Exterior Trim Rejuvenation?

    Polishing them would bring the shine back. Autosol metal polish or something similar should do it.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    It's one of the few places i'll take the car as the guys there know their stuff. They tend to do these precise & right, rather than 'that'll do' it's kinda within spec.
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    Sicario 2

    Saw the trailer for this and looking forward to seeing it! The first one is difficult to follow as it set the standard high for a follow on.
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    Tailored car mats?

    Lived with this for a week now and the mat has not moved at all. The clips do the job well so i can't complain.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Got the tracking done today as it's been a year or so. I knew the front was out as i had replaced the lower control arm, but thought the rears were ok, but apparently not!
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    Tailored car mats?

    Still doesn't work! Velcro is dead on each section. Rubbish design for a floor mat.
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    Tailored car mats?

    I think so, yes. As i say when i lift up the mat only the backing from the strip on the mat comes off due to the connection of the lower block being stuck down so well. My remedy for this will probably be some stronger double sided tape (carpet) on this section to try and fix this. Although i'm not sure this will work as it does take some effort to disconnect the interlocking clips.
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    Tailored car mats?

    Applied it today and it clips together very strongly. To the point that it peels the stick side from the mat and stays stuck together. i've put a strip on each side as i think that should be enough.
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    Approved Used Warranty about to expire

    I always consider what could go wrong and weigh up the warranty cost vs cash in the bank. For £900 a year, that's a big component to go wrong - i'd prefer to keep that cash and repair what does go wrong.
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    Tailored car mats?

    I have this problem too, i was looking at alternatives to velcro and found this; https://www.hookandloop-direct.co.uk/3m-dual-lock/sj3540---general-purpose/25mm-x-1m-black-sj3540-250-3m-dual-lock-tape-detail Edit, i've found the Sj3550, which is better for less money; https://www.amazon.co.uk/3M-Scotch-3550-dual-lock/dp/B00D6OI99G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529610066&sr=8-1&keywords=SJ3550 Ordered this and will see how it goes on Monday.
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    Ordered than new 530e yet?

    How has someone kept a Creme Egg since April and not eaten it?! Shocking behaviour . At least if it was a petrol pump nozzle a bit of squirt would get rid of it.
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    Have you checked your battery? Sounds like low voltage issues, or possibly IBS
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    Stalk Noise

    A slither of paper is enough to do it.
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    Screen not working, help needed!

    You need to find out why the fuse keeps blowing a short in the wire?
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    Rear Window Anti Trap

    Does it work with the global opening and closing from the key? Hold down the lock button and see if that creates any movement.
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    Detailing advice - claybar?

    The advantage of a clay bar over the mit is being able to see when the surface is clean as the clay bar will look clean.
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    What's this button for?

    Have you pressed it?
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Oil & filter change and air filter change. Also checked intake to turbo sealed and no leaks, plus any boost pipes i could also access got the once over. Checked PCV was clean & working too. Then finally checked discs & pads, marginally warped and getting close to min thickness - new pads and discs in a few weeks.
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    Parasitic drain

    What fuse rating is in this one?
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    520d M47 help

    1. Give it a good service, good fuel, throw in an injector cleaner and go for an Italian tune up. Might be the car hasn't had it's legs stretched in a while and isn't working @ 100% 2. You can remove them if you want, there's pro's & cons to it. Probably best doing glow plugs & controller as well with it off (mmay as well clean EGR valve too) 3. Probably just the outside air temp sensor is faulty. Wouldn't affect the air con as that works from an internal sensor (if you have climate control) that it would read from. DPF regen is linked to engine/coolant temp only. Check your thermostats are working correctly ((if temp doesn't get over 70 degrees, they're knackered) 4. Probably just a stick switch, remove, clean refit and try again.
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    '05 525d No Power

    Does it show how long ago the DPF last did a regen?