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GoNz0 last won the day on August 19

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About GoNz0

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  • Birthday 17/07/1974

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    Computers & historical aircraft maintenance and restoration at my local aeropark
  • Occupation
    Game server host & Daddy daycare.


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    2010 E61 535d M-sport & R55 Mini Cooper

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  1. GoNz0

    Injector seals?

    Pre planned maintenance is coming up soon. When I got the car I took it to my local specialist who spotted the sump gasket was leaking and said not to bother until the next service was due. Well a year has passed and 6000 miles so it is service time. I am also doing the rocker cover gasket as I have signs of that leaking as well, understandable for a car with 100k on it. So far I have bought everything seal and gasket wise from BMW including the correct instant gasket. The only things I haven't bought are the 6x 3 injector seals consisting of leak off o-ring, main o-ring and the copper crush washer. BMW prices even with discount are heading into 3 figure territory even with forum discount. As Bosch seem to make the injector I looked into Bosch seals, only issue if finding all 3 in the UK is difficult or a downright piss take (£10 for the main o-ring) Autodoc otoh have each for a very reasonable price meaning I can get all 18 for £40 delivered to the UK. I have never been a massive fan of Vitron upgrades or unbranded as they could be the wrong material and cause issues very quickly. So shall I go the autodoc route or does anyone have a better suggestion? TIA.
  2. GoNz0

    feeding car directly from 220v mains outlet?

    I am planning on getting this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B07FS7L9NV/ Another options a pair of server PSU's with power share feature but I can't find that link yet.
  3. GoNz0

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    It's quite sad that I can get the temp up whilst driving without looking
  4. GoNz0

    Ventilation problems

    Most won't go into BMW HVAC faults though.
  5. GoNz0

    Ventilation problems

    You need BMW diagnostics like ISTA or INPA to trigger the flap motors and see what is going on, it could be stuck in a fault mode that just needs clearing.
  6. GoNz0

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    My trailer module was from a 2014 mini, listed as the current part for mine so a quick code in ISTA-P and all is good. Did you code it in after fitting?
  7. GoNz0

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Very aware, I'm planning on fitting a flood sensor hooked up to a buzzer at some stage, it was one of the reasons I wanted an E61 without a sunroof! It showed signs of a spillage into the relay block as the plugs have light corrosion but seems it never made it any further as the exposed well was like new bar dog hairs. I also opened up the relays and internally they show no signs so either a bottle leaked or the dog had a piss in the boot, I will never know as it was done with one of the previous owners
  8. GoNz0

    Auto tailgate - hydraulic pump leaking

    If you do convert let me know what you want for the kit as I fancy a new project
  9. GoNz0

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Finally finished my OEM trailer module install, the Westfalia has it's issues like needing a fog light or it will throw a bulb out warning. I had to make my own short harness from the module to the tow bar wiring from scratch, everything done by the book! Only involved one trip to the minor injuries dept' after cutting through a vein in my finger
  10. GoNz0

    Symptoms like clutch slip?

    This is what made me think it was the warm up program rather than a knackered TC
  11. GoNz0

    Symptoms like clutch slip?

    Warmup program activated below 30 degrees C, when it's active it doesn't lock the torque convertor. As soon as the box reaches 30c it returns to normal so usually in this weather takes 2-5 mins.
  12. Koni special active shocks are the best single upgrade I have made on my car, google them. Oh it put my insurance up 37p yes 37p... I moaned about the £19.50 admin charge so they did it for free
  13. GoNz0

    Soldering Iron advice

    You can push a little bit of foil in the hole with a pin if you need to.
  14. GoNz0

    Soldering Iron advice

    Back when I was a battery engineer we kept the heat on the connector (proper oxy acetylene welding rig) when building charging cables, plenty of flux on the wire then slowly push it into the connector filled with molten solder about 1/3rd full, the copper wicks the heat away so fast that melting the insulation was never a problem. Just make sure to remove the heat source as soon as the cables pushed in. You can put a damp cloth on straight after to pull the heat out faster if you want.
  15. GoNz0

    Soldering Iron advice

    Gas hob will do it. I use a mix of hot air soldering station as well for large items.