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About Paj

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    Paj
  • Birthday 04/26/1972

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Dorset
  • Interests
    Road cycling and BMW's
  • Occupation
    Engineer (Ex Army)

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    BMW 525d SE (E60) Pre LCI

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  1. All sorted now. I've just had a new Luk clutch, dual mass and slave cylinder fitted to my 06 525d at my Indy garage. The slave was leaking and the dual mass was damaged. Clutch plate was ok but worn so changed whilst the 'box was off. Feels nice now but the bite point has moved. RgdS Paj
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    Clutch and dual mass

    I've just had a new clutch, dual mass and slave cylinder fitted to my 06 525d at my Indy garage for £944.80. RgdS Paj
  3. I did a similar upgrade to my pre LCI e60 and it is available for you to read about in my project thread. RgdS Paj.
  4. I was going for a picture in the water but I'd forgot my wellies......
  5. My steering wheel was looking a bit like one from a 200 thousand mile Toyota minicab, so I thought I try a £17 Chinese Ebay special...... OK its not perfect at the moment, but it's very close! I can undo the thread and try again one day. (I would blame the installer (me) and not the product) I then decided to go out for a leisurely drive in the Dorset countryside to remind myself of why I bought this car..... "A day out of Dorset, is a day wasted!!" RgdS Paj
  6. No obvious lost fluid and has just done 600 faultless miles over the weekend. I am edging towards slave or master cylinder issue. I've just never experienced any clutch faults in all my driving years. RgdS Paj
  7. Hi fonts of knowledge, Please help, I have an E60 525d manual that has a clutch pedal that won't fully return to the top position. You can pull it up but this travel is just slack. If I depress the pedal I can't engage a gear. I have checked the fluid reservoir is topped up ok. When the engine is off the gears can be engaged easily. My Indy garage is a bit busy at the moment so thought I'd ask if anyone know what my fault was. RgdS Paj
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    Paj's E60 525d SE Project

    Today I mainly be fitting Poly bushes, front and rear. Really easy to fit and have removed some suspension noise & firmed up the cornering a bit. Mine were supplied by PSBushing.com having used them on my Mini. Pictures below show a comparison of 13 year old versus 13 day old..... RgdS Paj
  9. Today I mainly be fitting Poly bushes, front and rear. Really easy to fit and have removed some suspension noise & firmed up the cornering a bit. Mine were supplied by PSBushing.com having used them on my Mini. Pictures below show a comparison of 13 year old versus 13 day old..... RgdS Paj
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    Budget buffer

    Hi Duncan, If you are working on a budget, I can recommend the Burisch DA polisher kits supplied by GT Air (link below) https://gtair.co.uk/home/404-burisch-hdr2500-dual-action-da-electric-polisher-5060523510092.html Good luck and a before/after picture would be great. RgdS Paj
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    Paj's E60 525d SE Project

    Took advantage of the amazing Easter weather and completed an external detail on my car. Started with taking the wheels off and cleaning them and the arches. Whilst waiting for them to dry I gave the engine and clean with AG Engine & Machine cleaner then some AG Rubber & Vinyl cleaner After snow foam, tar removal, de-ironing, a good claying and several washes she was taped up (Ooh Err) ready for machine polishing (DA polisher for Easter instead of chocolate eggs) and now she has an amazing deep wet look shine.....2 of my neighbours thought my car was Black. She is actually Monaco Blue! How long will it last..... RgdS Paj
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    Snow foam recommendations

    Can I just add that the snow foam lance will affect the results. I've been using the little Karcher lance (the one with a trangular grey bottle) and always had very runny foam. I've now used a Pro-Kleen lance and got amazingly thick foam and greater adjustment too. These results were using the same snow foam. RgdS Paj
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    Paj's E60 525d SE Project

    Finally got round to fitting some new fog lights. Mine were looking sad and had internal moisture and corrosion...... They are simple to replace, first I took the wheel off to get easy access to the wheel arch liner fixings. I then removed the small under tray. The trim around the light pulled off with some jiggling. Then it was just a matter of fitting the new unit... and then refitting the under tray and all the little screws..... .....a bit of plastic cleaning and Bob's your uncle. Might consider some LED lamps for winter. RgdS Paj
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    Interior dash cleaning / restoring.

    Agree with Dan, Autoglym Vinyl & Rubber is really good and can make an engine look good too! RgdS Paj
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    Paj's E60 525d SE Project

    Today I finally had the "troublesome" thermostats changed. I'd only been able to achieve 60degC on the hidden menu, but on the 5 minute drive home from the garage I achieved 85degC. I'll do a confirmation check on my longer commute to work Monday. Parts supplied by Marshall BMW in Bournemouth and fitted by Autotechnics. I would have fitted them myself but they are really difficult to access. The old parts are the originals from late 05, lets hope the new ones last as long..... Nothing planned on the car for a bit as the car fund is empty. As elbow grease is free, I hope to start detailing when the weather improves. She is desperate for clay!! RgdS Paj
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