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greenelekta last won the day on November 2 2019

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    Alpina B10 V8S Touring, M5 Touring Elekta, 530i Sport Touring, Z3M Coupe, Z4

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  1. greenelekta

    Fitted new folding mirror gears

    New garage project sounds much better/interesting than mirrors! Wood or brick?
  2. greenelekta

    Fitted new folding mirror gears

    Nice idea Kevin, but the bases are much bigger. But could be a good project for you?
  3. greenelekta

    Fitted new folding mirror gears

    Bought this set of gears from ebay. Says for e46 and e53 but the large gear is the same as e39. Just needed a rub with a file to clean each end up. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222049458167
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    Fitted new folding mirror gears

    Dan, you need to remove the mirror glass then the black surround held on with 4 screws and then the painted cap to access the motor and gear cover that is held on with three screws
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    Fitted new folding mirror gears

    I bought a pair of electric folding mirrors off Dan a couple of weeks ago knowing they needed some attention. So this morning I fitted them with new gears. The original gear has plastic teeth that strip. The replacements have metal teeth so problem solved. Its a bit fiddly but easy enough. All back together now with freshly painted caps in Sterling Grey ready to fit my Touring, but that will be another day! (pictures in reverse order)
  6. I don't know what would cause that but changing a worn gear is pretty easy. I used t his guide to get mine apart
  7. Yes, I've seen the ones on ebay but just wondering if someone has actually bought/fitted some they can recommend.
  8. Can anyone recommend where I can buy the correct gears for e39/e38 folding mirrors? I bought a pair from a German Ebay seller but they are wrong! If you've bought some that fit please let me know where you got them from.
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    Your e39 is to old to be tested on tyre pressure sensors, so if not working its not a fail. That is what I was told by my MOT tester so should not be an MOT issue for you.
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    Late e28 535i project

    Original wheels are included
  11. greenelekta

    540i touring. "The Improvening!"

    Yes, only 6 the same as you. I have these left over in my box of bits but also can't remember where the came from although I did take the headlining out a couple or years ago so the grab handle explanation makes sense.
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    Late e28 535i project

    Looks worth saving https://www.classic-trader.com/uk/cars/listing/bmw/5-series/535i/1986/202054
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    540i touring. "The Improvening!"

  14. greenelekta

    540i touring. "The Improvening!"

    Excellent job with some nice fillet welding!
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    540i touring. "The Improvening!"

    Its a RHD problem, my LHD has plenty of clearance