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About supertramp101

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    # retro fitting warrior #

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    BOTTOM of A140
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    cars : tech in cars : music : angling : reading
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    service engineer


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    04/525i sport touring

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  1. supertramp101

    E39 seat yellow plug help

    scrap wiring and plugs i used , you can take the pins out of the plugs you need , i was lucky when i got seats i got car loom seat plugs as well i tryed once to try and sort wich terminal required [epic fail] just to many to work out if you need wireing i done a diagram for my 04 touring ( its in my album)
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    528i Radiator oil leak somewhere :(

    the auto box cooler rad i suspect where the pipe goes into the rad it can rub / vibrate and wear through mine was done about 8 years ago just b4 i got it and was done by the steelers , rad was just over £200 but the total bill was just over £800 with fluid and labour ) ouch
  3. i would also do the top mounts as well + new rubber spring mounts i did the lot and with the all the front arms and steering arms
  4. https://www.bilstein.com/uk/en/product/bilstein-b6/ i fitted b8s but (b6s are a direct replacement for sport struts )with https://www.eibachshop.co.uk/eibach-prokit-performance-spring-kit-e2053140_p31223139.htm#.XIPui7jgqUk but i wanted a little drop on the front , the kit above also available for touring 2x springs as for oem springs relacement the steelers is the only place to match up springs, thay are marked with a code in paint 3 strips of paint according to the spec of the car not sure if r-oem lists spring part numbers
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    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    ok thanks dennis it would be nice to have a figure pitty bmw did not think of that when designing the 39 or maybe thay did but it would freak out the dog in the back and yep i know i have been lucky with the xtron SOFAR
  6. supertramp101

    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    had my xtron unit in now about 2 years still working dennis torq on screen displaying engine temp( but iam not paranoid ) / bt fone all good / dab radio still shit ! but thats down to reception / aerial me thinks / fm radio well good after getting power back to the amp 32g sd with all the music i need. focal speakers all round ps dennis any word on the D piller pods ? or have i got to watch a y tube vid or 2 and try and make me own pps apple sure is the dark side me thinks
  7. supertramp101

    BMW X5 is Instrument Cluster Fitting

    not sure how much digging you have done on this one stu08 ? this is simular to the retofit m5 cluster thare is a lot of chat on other forums (old and not so old ) about this. the main problem was/is the oil temp and geting the oil temp lights on rev counter to work this converson was to non m5 engined v8 think also some 6cy have been done also with some sucess from what i have read there is a lot of smoke and mirrors fiddling with the dme files etc combining engine management and other files in it and as to doing this work in uk i do not know of any body there is/was a guy in usa who was looking into this on one of the forums
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    Battery issues :'(

    we use our touring only about 3 -4 times a week and then not many long runs , the battery crocked about 3 y ago when i remove the old one , tha a production date of 04/03 about a month b4 the car was made. so that was the mfg fitted one bosch (with bmw markings). 12-13 y for a battery is ok by my recconing . and was replaced with a bosch also. and all was good and still is
  9. have a look aty this , ncsdummy.pdf
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    ABS hell (sorry)

    there is a way in inpa to calibrate sas , had to do mine a few years ago when i retroed seats and leckie column. it wa s a pita but worked .have a look in tis online see if any info about doing with inpa
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    thanks for that oberlointment, been reading a few posts about this prob we did get it working for a bit by unpluging, died again last week then came back on for a day , then died again looks like thats the boys xmas pressie sorted
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    hi all my boys 530d with sat nav etc has patchy audio meaning works when it wants to # replaced ingition switch , the bm54 unit is getting warm ( so has power supply ) is this problem likey to be the radio unit or the amp ? any pointers greatfull supertramp101
  13. supertramp101

    Tools for doing work

    +1 for that dan i buy for the amount of useage thay will get unless you are going to be doing everybodys car large priced tools is a bit of a waste in my eyes if doing suspension work read up about ball joint spliters / spring compressors etc the normal smaller car stuff will not do , due to the size of the spread of jaws required . i buy some silverline tools good enough for diy . think i got a 32mm oil filter socket for around a fiver on fbay and so on half moon spaners , also handy to have a set of very thin spaners for the drop links , the list goes on i have got to know my car inside out over the last 6 years use TIS (https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/) all the info you will ever need ,and them some also handy is the bentley manual available on the interweb as a pdf 1 other thing get your self some of the rubber jack pads and a jack with a flat pad , i got one of the sudo railway sleepers choped it up into 8 bits screwed 2x togather so you end up with 4x blocks about 300mm high jack pad on each one so if required all 4 wheels of trust them more than axle stands
  14. because the k72 relay in this case is for the mem seats + heat see hear (
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    Replacing headlight adjusters

    the hard way from the back , as stated very fiddly i do engineering as a my job so might have helped !