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    2003.525i Sport. Saloon.

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  1. I will be fitting a full DG window set soon. Anyone replaced the small rear door windows, they are bonded in I spotted this removal tool kit on Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/OUkANING-Windshield-Professional-Windscreen-Disassembly/dp/B07BDJ65ZF/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1538846969&sr=1-1&keywords=Automotive+bonded+glass+window+removal+tool# Looking at this stuff to re bond the new rear DG units. https://www.amazon.co.uk/wayside-Campervan-Windscreen-Bonding-Adhesive/dp/B00DHI1WR2/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1538847207&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=masterbond+glass+side+window+adhesive If anyone has tackled this job, please post here. Thanks.
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    An update for you chaps, the project is a non starter, I picked up a full DG set with all the rubbers, guides and seals today for £300, well pleased ! However, I am confident it can be done DIY if the right bits can be found.
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    Nice mint 530i. £2,750 !!!

    This minter popped up on AutoTrader today, 32k on the clock, nice rims, sunroof, Xenons, one of the last ones made, all for £2,750 !! looks like a steal to me ! https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809291001763?radius=1500&model=5 SERIES&quantity-of-doors=4&year-from=2000&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&advertising-location=at_cars&year-to=2004&maximum-mileage=80000&make=BMW&price-to=10000&sort=datedesc&postcode=cf624pd&fuel-type=Petrol&price-from=1000&page=1 Very tempted myself, anyone looking for a nice 525i Sport !!!
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    Factory Xenons to LED

    Probably been asked before. My car is fitted with factory Xenons, they are not bad but wondering if changing to LED's on the high and low beams would be any better ? Would appreciate any links to good bulbs. Cheers.
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    SE Saloon quiet tyres - some feedback please.

    Thanks for the input, most tyres are quiet on new smooth tarmac, how are your P3's on the "normal" UK roads ? What size are you running ? Cheers.
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    SE Saloon quiet tyres - some feedback please.

    Can you let me know your thoughts on interior road noise from these P3's on various road surfaces ? Thanks.
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    SE Saloon quiet tyres - some feedback please.

    Thanks for the reply, would you go as far as to say they are silent on all roads ?
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    How easy to change saloon front ARB ?

    Thanks Dan but I will be sticking with standard bushing, the handling is firm enough, actually too firm, I drive the car sedately and the purpose of project Majic Carpet is to sofen eveything up. I want the lovely looks of the Sport but with the uber comfy ride of the SE. Going double glazing and everything.
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    How easy to change saloon front ARB ?

    Thanks for this, but just to be clear, I was asking about the anti roll bar, not the bushes. Certainly won't be fitting Poly bushes, no need for Poly anywhere for normal road use. They are much harder and will transmit more harshness into the ride defeating the object of my project. Poly should only be considered for a competition build. were you able to get the roll bar out and clear of the car ? Cheers.
  10. Project 'Magic Carpet' is underway and I would like to hear from SE saloon owners who have found nice quiet and comfortable 16 in tyres in 225/55/16 flavour. I drive the car quite sedately so any tyre will be good enough in terms of grip, braking, wear, cost etc so only interested in comments on tyre road noise inside the car at this time. I did a trawl on this some time ago on here and got some good feedback. I will be ready to pull the trigger soon on a new set so I just wanted to throw the question out there again for some discussion from new members or those members that may have missed it. Thanks. B.
  11. Anyone changed the front ARB on a saloon ? Only one YouTube vid on this and the guy had the sub frame lowered, engine support in place and looked like a bit of hassle. Is all this really necessary or can it be wiggled out of the side ? Cheers. B
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    Saloon rear door water ingress

    Thanks for the info and advice chaps, I'll get the tape ordered this week ready for a re-seal job on Saturday. Cheers.
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    number plate bulbs

    Surely the sensible thing would be to have your number plate lights as dim as possible but within the law, dont want to make it too easy for the cops to take your number do we !
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    Saloon rear door water ingress

    The car is normally garaged overnight but it was stuck out in the heavy rain last night. Today I discover water dripping out of the bottom of the rear doors when opened and the NSR footwell carpet is soaking. I am sure I have read something about this, maybe on here so I suspect that this is a known issue ? The car is rust free and I want to keep it that way so what needs to be done to rectify this quickly ? I checked the drain holes in the lower door frame and they seem to be clear. Any advice ?
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    BMW INPA free download ?

    I now have it downloaded onto my Samsung Android tablet and it pairs OK with the £5 Bluetooth adapter I have. Not had time to put it to the test yet but will report back when I do.