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About d_a_n1979

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  • Birthday 08/02/1979

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    Preston, Lancs
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    Cars, weightlifting/powerlifting/strongman (training, coaching and competing), hifi, technologies
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    Company Director/owner - Niche Digital recruitment

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    2002 E39 530i Sport Touring - Japanese Import

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  1. d_a_n1979

    Hot/Burning smell and smoke - from where?

    There'll be a hairline crack in the cover; or the bolt area has cracked; or the gasket has been pinched...
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  3. d_a_n1979

    Hot/Burning smell and smoke - from where?

    They unfortunately have a tendency to crack more than they warp; so ideally you want to remove the top dress cover and go over the rocker cover with a good torch to see if you can see any hairline cracks. They can also crack at the bolt holes; so again check there
  4. d_a_n1979

    Hot/Burning smell and smoke - from where?

    After reading all that; I'll still say it's more than likely the rocker cover gasket that's leaking; from the very rear corner or one of the half moons and being burned off Get an extendable inspection mirror and a good LED torch and have a good look around; you'll soon see what's going on
  5. d_a_n1979

    BMW Connected Drive - Problems purchasing

    Probably best in the F1x tech section pal; it's a bit lost in here @Sandip / @duncan-uk will probably move it
  6. d_a_n1979

    Can power folding mirrors become out of sync?

    Yeah; sounds like the cog might be missing some teeth! As said; take it apart and lube it all up first, whilst it's still on the door and see how that goes. But if it's still doing the same, it's time for it to be fixed (or replaced with a known working one), which is what I did...
  7. d_a_n1979

    Can power folding mirrors become out of sync?

    It has; that's when you press the button to reengage them Hopefully it'll sort itself soon enough Have you checked the switch pack to make sure it's properly plugged in; it prises out, so you can soon pop it out to check etc
  8. d_a_n1979

    Can power folding mirrors become out of sync?

    I just did as I said above and had the battery undone for 30mins or so; reconnected and all was fine
  9. d_a_n1979

    Can power folding mirrors become out of sync?

    I'd open them both out; they should click back into situ then If they don't; undo the battery and let the car reset for 30mins, then reconnect and try the mirrors again If need be 'help' the one that you think is having issues and they should work properly If not; it's time to remove and investigate!
  10. d_a_n1979

    Can power folding mirrors become out of sync?

    Glad you remembered; I've a memory like a sieve!
  11. d_a_n1979

    Can power folding mirrors become out of sync?

    It's easy; door card off and 3 bolts It's more faffy getting the clips off; other than that it's straight forward
  12. d_a_n1979

    Can power folding mirrors become out of sync?

    Yes; that should get the cogs back into alignment properly
  13. d_a_n1979

    Can power folding mirrors become out of sync?

    ^^^ This; but also WD40 will have rid of any water in there; but any grease too! It's not a lubricant... Open up the mirror; take off the small covering cap that covers the motor and spray lithium grease in there liberally and see how that goes... Cannot remember who it was on here; they bought an old folding mirror off me recently, took it apart and did the same (replaced a cog too); but greased everything up and they worked fine Worth trying
  14. d_a_n1979

    530i transmission 'bump'

    IMO the 530i is the best out of all the I6 engines in the E39 range I also much prefer it to the V8s; prefer the ease of the engine, how easily and cheaper things can be fixed, but still using top parts but also the style of the engine is so smooth and quiet etc
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