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duncan-uk last won the day on July 9

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    I like drawing with crayons and I try not to go outside the lines

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  1. I've had a note left on my old Saab years ago but had only just got it so wasn't ready to sell. Bought my 525e by posting a letter through the door and have left my card before but to no response. Hope your on the mend!
  2. duncan-uk

    Bleeding e39 530d

    Think they must be as I have a cream sealed box full of cable. Yes I've just tried a smear of petroleum jelly. Slipped right on [emoji846] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. duncan-uk

    Bleeding e39 530d

    Any tips on getting the bottom hose to sit nicely on the thermostat too - really struggling to get i seated.
  4. duncan-uk

    Bleeding e39 530d

    Yes i've got the screw by the PAS reservoir but under the pollen filter is a sealed box full of wires. The heater itself is in the passenger (on RHD cars) wheel arch area, is that correct?
  5. duncan-uk

    Bleeding e39 530d

    Thanks clav I’ve no egr stat (manual) nor seem to have something under the pollen filter but will double check.
  6. duncan-uk

    Bleeding e39 530d

    Do this recently and not sure I got all the bleed points. Can anyone confirm how many and where? Thanks Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. duncan-uk

    Your retro Fords

    Lots of cool South African models too like mk3 pick ups with v6 motors and the xr6 with 3.0 v6. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. My first boss had a mk2 Ghia and then my second a green mk3. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. duncan-uk

    Your retro Fords

    Not sure what pics I have but mum and dad had in my youth Mk3 cortina x2 Mk4 cortina x2 Mk5 cortina Sierra 2.0 Ghia Mk1 escort 1.3 Mk1 fiesta Ghia 950 Mk3 escort xr3 first car I crashed. Started it in gear and hit the garage door.... Mk4 xr3i first car I did the ton private race track of course Mk3 fiesta 1.1 pop plus - wouldn't make the ton Mk6 escort - horrid P100 cortina pick up Mk3 escort 1.8d vans. Grandad had. 2.0 Ghia mk2 Capri and escort mk4 1.6 ghia With that history it's odd my first car shared with my sister was an Astra and I only had Vauxhalls until I went Saab. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Sir I salute your nerdyness [emoji3] im going on vague recollections of cars my dad had and knowing a lot of Ford kit can be swapped about rather than a working knowledge. I concur on the mk3 Granada. Dad had use of this 2.9 ghia and the brakes were awesome. My my grandad was looking to replace his mk2 Capri 2.0 ghia (wish we still had that) with a mk4 escort at the time and dad was extolling the virtues of the abs. You couldn't have it on an escort auto ghia though seemingly
  11. Did any sierras come with ABS? If so i would have thought some sort of retrofit i would assume be possible as the underpinnings are much the same i think? Although i'm thinking it was perhaps some sort of mechanical system - my dad had loan granada with it (E plate i think)
  12. duncan-uk

    E39 how should the bonnet / hood open

    Pop out section? You mean the lever/ catch or the pins?
  13. duncan-uk

    E39 how should the bonnet / hood open

    I have similar, doesn't pop open but i don;t feel its a stretched cable as if someone pulls it as i look at latches the release somewhere in the middle of the levers travel. My issues have arisen since changing the bonnet (it was fine before) I've tried adjusting the pins but feel its as if the catches are to low as the bonnet is quite tight on the lights gap wise but fits ok (it was a used OE) I still feel its the pins some how.
  14. This is an interesting point and perhaps why I struggle with autos. They never seem to do,quite what I want.