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    1995 E34 525 Touring 2001 E39 530i Touring

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  1. Sten

    E39 Touring Psssssssssssssssssssst

    We'll soon find out. I rang Aerosus but have ended up emailing them to see if they'll sell the clips and o rings separately. I've had a look through the box of spares I got with the car and found two clips along with the old airbags. One looked to be slightly different so I've tried that and it seems to be working though I haven't driven anywhere yet.
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    E39 Touring Psssssssssssssssssssst

    New clip arrived, fitted but didn't feel like it was positively locked into place. Put the compressor fuse back in, starts to pump the car up then the hose lets go with a bang. Now I'm puzzled! Anyone come across this problem before? Airbag has been replaced with Aerosus 165639 by PO.
  3. Sten

    E39 Touring Psssssssssssssssssssst

    Excellent thanks, I'll give that a whirl. Think I'll put a jack under the sill as well, just in case.
  4. Afternoon All, After a trouble free 800 mile round trip to the Isle Of Mull last weekend (32mpg overall btw) I was reversing up my drive yesterday and I could hear a hissing noise. Having evicted the dogs to discount either of them, I could hear the noise coming from under the forward section of the load area. Took the cover off and the noise was air leaking from the brass fitting on top of the airbag - I pressed on it and it jumped off with a bang. Obviously the car dropped on that side and flagged an alarm. It looks like the plastic clip that secures the brass fitting has lost it's tension, and it's not listed as a part on RealOEM. I found a new pair on Evilbay which I've ordered, having fiddled with the clip the suspension is back to normal but I'm not risking using the car until I've replaced it. Does anyone know of a 'safe' way of releasing the pressure from the airbag/reservoir, I don't want to damage anything.. The airbags and reservoirs have been replaced by the PO (@andyrt200) along with a whole load of other stuff.
  5. Sten

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Technically yesterday, picked up my 530i Touring and enjoyed the drive home. The car is a real credit to @Andyrt200 he went above and beyond even post sale.
  6. Sten

    Key no longer locks/starts car. EWS fault?

    Did you get this sorted?
  7. Sten

    The e34 rear sill thread

    Saloon and Estate sills are the same. I got the outer sills from Eurocarparts, their part numbers 884110091 for the n/s, 884110101 for the o/s although it looks like the o/s is out of stock. If you can find a pair made by Klokkerholm they're decent quality and fit fairly well, I think that's who made the Eurocarparts sills. Be prepared for a weldathon as documented by Five-oh and myself earlier in this thread. Good luck!
  8. Sten

    Part number required.

    The clips are these ones (no affiliation) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500pcs-Car-Body-Push-Retainer-Pin-Rivet-Trim-Clips-Panel-Moulding-Assortment-Kit/174661341218?hash=item28aaa09022:g:buYAAOSwxOleafTR Apologies, 51491946195 appear to be the clips (item 18 below) though I just used a couple of fixings from the above kit to fit the panel back on.
  9. Sten

    Part number required.

    I think they may be 51718102299. I bought a box of assorted BMW trim clips off EvilBay, have a look at item 174661341218 as that looks to include the two 'tie wraps' you were originally looking for.
  10. Sten

    Part number required.

    Thanks - that's listed as part no 16 in real.oem, it shows two of them in the picture and I'd assumed it was a different clip - it does list quantity=2 though and having seen a pic of it now that's definitely the correct part.
  11. Sten

    Part number required.

    It's 32411112282 - I've just replaced the same hose on my 525i, along with every other hose while I had the inlet manifold off to replace the starter motor. You can re-use it if you haven't cut it, lever back on the tab and you can pull the end of the tie wrap part out. They're silly money from BMW, it's part number 17 on the diagram below although real.oem shows it without the mounting clip. ( https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=HJ52-EUR---E34-BMW-525i&diagId=11_4813 ). I couldn't find a part number for the two plastic clips that hold that hose in the metal brackets, it would be part number 18 but it's 'greyed out'. I found that my replacement hose won't sit in the other side of the bracket that also holds the fuel lines, it was a Gates hose but looked exactly the same as the original.
  12. Sten

    1995 E34 525i Starter Motor removal

    Thanks, that's useful info. No access to a ramp sadly! Starter is the old type with the extra support bracket on the rear, the exchange Bosch ones are indeed shorter currently at £104.93 from ECP when you take the surcharge off.
  13. Sten

    1995 E34 525i Starter Motor removal

    Thanks Gents, it's out - a combination of 1/2" 16mm socket with a 3/8 adaptor on a long extension with a 1/2" adaptor and a 3' Snap On breaker bar on the nut, with an E12 socket and 3/8 Tommy Bar to hold the other end. Off to my Auto Electrician to check it out and refurb as necessary.
  14. Morning All, Any tips on removing the Starter Motor? I've removed the Intake etc and I can see the two E12 Torx headed M10 bolts that hold the damn thing in but I can't undo them. Are they just ridiculously tight? I've tried the correct E12 torx socket on the bolt head but there's no wiggle room to get any purchase on them. Other end of the bolt appears to be a 16mm nut - pics show one bolt head and one nut. This is all part of a longer saga which I'll post as a topic when I get it running again. Barry
  15. You have a PM.. Mod from another site was kind enough to provide the link, you'll need a switchable ADS interface similar to this one as well:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-INPA-Ediabas-OBD-ADS-Interface/264851324724?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649