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  1. 2 points
    Car serviced today with thanks to Mark ( @Mashed Potatoes ) Oil and filter done K&N air filter fitted Swirl flaps fitted and all new gaskets etc Software checked and found to be bang up to date Cars booked into my local garage for Monday to have new rear tyres fitted and front lower arms swapped out (bushes gone) Front tyres were fitted yesterday and have been given a good scrub in today going down to the Wirral and back
  2. 2 points
    Did this last year and it's worth changing them all while your there. On a driveway the front took just over half a day, the back a little longer believe it or not. You'll also want an alignment afterwards
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    C110 reports fresh air flap issue, DIS V57 states fogging sensor. In later model (LCi) the sensor is incorporated into the rain/light sensor. The fogging sensor is damaged during removal from windscreen. It has a shelf life (note: week 46 2019) Broken sensor New sensor comes with installation tool. 64 11 970 Replacing fogging sensor Special tools required: 00 9 317 Warning! Make sure rooms are well ventilated when working with adhesive remover indoors. Important! Do not under any circumstances use paint thinner to clean the bonding surface. Expand two-part mirror base cover (1) by pressing from below and detach. Feed out two-part mirror base cover (1) and remove. Disconnect plug connection (1). Note: If necessary, carefully heat fogging sensor (2) with a hot air blower to approx. 40-60 °C. Lift off fogging sensor (2) with special tool 00 9 317 and slowly pull off from windshield. Installation: Bonding surface must be dry and free of dust and grease. Clean bonding surface with adhesive remover (sourcing reference: BMW Parts Service). After cleaning, do not touch bonding surface with bare hands. Pull off protective film completely from fogging sensor (3). Place mounting template (1) as pictured on rain sensor (2). Press fogging sensor (3) in direction of arrow with a contact pressure of ≥15 N/cm2 onto inside of windshield. Note: Firm thumb pressure attains approx. 30 N/cm2. Remove mounting template (1) carefully from fogging sensor (3).
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Took a trip to meet Pete (west mids) and relieved him of a few bits including a wing and bonnet which will solve a couple of niggles. Thanks pete for helping swap the bonnet. Boot tailgate trim now fitted , bonnet aligned, washer system rebuilt and wing stashed waway for another day. Car needs a good clean and polish but the nose is straight again! oh and obc says 48.7mpg. Got to,love these cars.
  5. 1 point

    Bonnet release

    You can adjust the lock angle which determines how the handle comes out. Also lubricate the pin and groove on the locking part with vaseline or copper grease.
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    Rust e39 no hope?

    I've had 80's Fords with less rust than that! I don't think an e39 can rust that badly without there being some reason for it (as already said). I don't think I would bother with that personally.
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    All fixed and back on the road This was all the pieces that remained:
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    It was a pleasure to meet you!
  9. 1 point
    As a non smoker finally found a use for the ashtray.
  10. 1 point
    As long as they do that before their owners! But yes sadly you are
  11. 1 point

    Weird Smell....

    Will give one a bash - thanks
  12. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    Weird Smell....

    I just bought one from Halfrauds and used it with reasonable success on my E39.
  13. 1 point

    Halo upgrade so confusing

    Now what shall I have with that coleslaw? Thanks for you help @Dotcom1970 next step is to get carly or maybe a laptop as I have an OBD2 reader and would just need correct software.
  14. 1 point

    Halo upgrade so confusing

    No, you may well be right - you'll find out when you connect Carly and see what options you have
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    Rust e39 no hope?

    wow, that's a bad one. Having welded up an e39 that was nowhere near as bad as that, I really wouldn't bother. I bet that's the tip of the iceberg. Scrap/break it and spend the grand or so that's going to cost on a less rusty e39. Life is too short.
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    I know you don't.
  17. 1 point
    It all depends how much you want to spend really! Theres many available that come with all the pipework and cable, there all as poo as each other so take your pick. If you want a good system then a mitsubshi is the way to go, Diakin are also very good but very expensive.
  18. 1 point

    E39 M5 Front and Rear Struts Replacement

    Back in now https://www.autodoc.co.uk/lemforder/1256826
  19. 1 point
    The trims were not sitting flush to the A pillar so I decided to replace the clips. TIS is unhelpful..... 51 31 030Removing and installing or replacing left or right gutter strip along windscreen Unclip gutter strip (1) towards top. Important! Replace clips (2) after each removal. Note part number. Installation: Locks (3) of clips (2) must not be damaged. Gutter strip (1) must not be damaged, replace if necessary. Fortunately, I found an excellent Ytube video showing how to remove the trim without breaking the clips. From 8:12 - 10:05 Slide off the peg to remove clip.
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    Nah, people should take more care when removing bits from the car during paint correction work.
  21. 1 point

    S62 Rebuild

    I knew what he was thinking when he first posted. Figure a way of getting the subframes in then it will be the real deal.
  22. 1 point

    illuminated Sunvisor Retro-fit.

    So the wife/girlfriend can check her face on the way to dinner
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    Poor mpg 530d

    I find I get best eco at 65 -70mph on cruise
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    Kit's E34 535i

    The 32s suit the car - it's looking really good now! You're right about not going too low - Sport less 10 - 20mm would be the way I'd go.
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    Ordered than new 530e yet?

    Little Bastards. What a waste of a creme egg.....