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    E39 525d

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  1. Tim, do you have a rubber boot for an e39 xenon headlight? This sort of thing.
  2. jonbill

    No electrical power (of any kind)

    Is there a fuse or relay panel near where the hose came off?
  3. In this price range, Mr2 Mk3 roadster is a winner. I've got two, cost about £3k for them both.
  4. jonbill

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    For the first time in a long time, I did some work on my e39. New rear brake kit. Nice and cheap, quality seems OK and at least its nice to have a handbrake again. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F271170560350
  5. jonbill

    Newtis issue

    Works for me. The site's cert is incompatible with some very old browsers though. Some hints here: https://letsencrypt.org/docs/certificate-compatibility/
  6. Insert it into the fuel line near the tank. Possibly there's a seal in the pump that leaks a bit and let's fuel flow back to the tank when it's off. A good test might be to wait 5 seconds with the key in the "on" position before you turn it to "start".
  7. Maybe the new pump allows fuel to drain back towards the tank. A bit hacky. But maybe an online one way valve might help. KKmoon Inline One-way Non-return Check Valve Fuel Water Gas Air Vacuum Aluminum Valve 8mm https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QPYSXPV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_5j0.Db6FZJXT4
  8. jonbill

    Engine breather

    Smoke from the exhaust?
  9. jonbill

    Continuing Saga of Blip at 1500 rpm .

    What are the fault codes?
  10. jonbill

    TPS 1983 528i

    Yes I would expect it would. The spark map will vary the ignition advance depending how open the throttle is. And varying the advance will vary idle speed. (based on general knowledge - I know nothing about your model!)
  11. jonbill

    02 sensors constant error code return

    What fault is it returning? I've had a few cheap o2 sensors from ebay, both narrowband and wideband and none of the worked for more than a day or so. Bosch, Denso, NTK are good IME.
  12. jonbill

    BMW Assist and accident information

    I think they will, but will then claim it back from their insured. This is the point of the legal mandatory 3rd party insurance. My son hit 3 parked cars, drunk, a few year ago. The insurance paid out £9k to the owners and my son had to pay the insurance company back.
  13. jonbill

    Radio signal.

    Just a thought, do you have a double USB adapter in the cigarette lighter socket? IME they generate a lot of noise.
  14. jonbill

    EGR bits for E39 530d Manual

    I didn't notice mine smelling any different after deleting the egr
  15. jonbill

    EGR bits for E39 530d Manual

    I've got the bits from mine, but it's auto and different as you say. Why stinker? Does it mean you're suffering from fumes? Surely that just means you haven't blanked the exhaust manifold end well enough.