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Pzero last won the day on February 20

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    Senior datacentre stuff doing guy


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    2003 E39 525 Sport Tourer

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  1. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    PM you shortly, cheers!
  2. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    You've just reminded me, that's been on my list of things to do like forever. No errors? Care to share a link to where yours came from?
  3. Pzero

    Wheels for my E39

    The style 32's surrounding them... Are they the ones which you are replacing? And if so, will you be looking to sell them? Always loved them, had them on my previous E39's but my current one came with 66's on
  4. I'm after the front right bumper trim, the bit with the PDC sensor holes (not the sensor themselves, just the trim piece which they fit into), 51117894140 according to realOEM. Not sure from the above if the bumper went or not, if it did they may have gone with it, but if still available, price on that single black trim piece please? Edit : Having said that, should have enlarged the picture first! Are they just dirty or terribly scuffed up, not clear from pic? Thanks in advance.
  5. Yes, decided to go that route after ringing around and finding that to get a single read will cost more than buying my own reader anyway. I've read about INPA but don't have a laptop anymore. Then Carly, but ongoing annual fee for it puts me off. Anyone have any experience / recommendations regarding code readers?
  6. ...now, if only I knew what it meant in this case. Don't have a code reader myself, never needed one been lucky until today. Was driving on A road at the time after being in stuck in queues of traffic for a long time. Not sure if I'm in limp mode or not, car still feels about right, changes through gears fine (auto) and although was a bit flatter than usual on a steep hill, knocked it into manual / sport and revs went up fine, reached 65ish in no time with no drama. On the dash beneath mileage etc where advisory messages show ('check oil' etc), nothing relevant displayed. When in limp mode, would there be an advisory there, or is simply the yellow engine symbol itself indication that I am in limp mode? I'll start ringing around tomorrow for a garage locally who can check codes for me, I don't have a reliable indie unfortunately. Not sure if relevant, but fitted new rocker cover and gasket over weekend, no drama there and car driven fine ever since with no leaks or sign of issue until tonight, so hopefully just coincidence. Anything spring immediately to mind for anyone that I could check until I can get codes read?
  7. Pzero

    roof panel?

    I had that panel off recently whilst installing dashcam wiring. I have neither sunroof nor the garage opener which is also an option for that panel. Completely empty space, other than the wiring running along the windscreen edge for the dimming rearview mirror, presuming that you have such a thing. Handy hint - Getting it back in place afterwards is a pain unless you pop the interior light cluster out and reach in through there to hold the locking plate for it in place (it'll make sense when you get it off). I may be incorrect, but I think that if the car was wired for handsfree then there may be a mic up there?
  8. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Valve cover off to do what I thought was a bad gasket. Turns out gasket fine, but the top front two bolt holes in it were cracked instead. Previous owner appears to have known this, judging by the amount to RTV slavered all over it, and I found additional washers added to the bolts in the racked holes, presumably hoping to hold it down more firmly. Sigh. Local stealer overnighting one in for tomorrow, which of course comes with gaskets supplied. So, anyone needs a valve cover gasket, I got the one I bought intending to fit today going spare! And on the bright side, at least it's all nice and clean under the cover, no mayo
  9. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Made sure I've got everything ready for replacing rocker cover gasket tomorrow. First time doing one of these, and looking forward to breaking the CCV hose connector, finding a stripped thread or seized bolt, not noticing my torque wrench click which is useless at low level like 10nm, or any of the other things which can go wrong because just about everytime I've worked on this car for even a 'simple' job, something has gone considerably wrong. I swear this car has an ancient Egyptian curse or something.
  10. Pzero

    Oops !

    Thanks Clavurion. Seen youtube vids of bumper removal with the car on the ground, but couldn't figure out how undertray detaches, and not seen it referred to in said videos, presumed that they had already removed it. By corner parts, is this front inside of wheel arches, or underneath bumper at either front corner? Sorry, not dealt with trays before!
  11. Pzero

    Oops !

    Sorry to jump in on Milos thread, but kinda in the same position myself. Bumper on my sport has been a little out of line on drivers side since I bought the car, finally got time to coming up to jack her up and take a look. BUT... daft question time. My previous E39s were all missing undertrays, and if I had to jack up the front, did so on one of the supports in the front centre of the car with a trolley jack, and lowered it down onto stands. I think I need the undertray detached from the inside of the bumper to get the bumper off, do I not? Seems like a catch 22 to me - Need the tray off to jack the car up, but do I need the car jacked up to take the tray off? RealOEM hasn't shed much light on this, unless I'm looking at the wrong thing. So I guess my questions are - Where is the front undertray attached / where do I need to detach it to get bumper off, and where is a good jacking point at the front with undertrays on? Thanks in advance to anyone who takes pity on this poor undertray noob.
  12. Pzero

    E39 dash cam wiring

    Sup Dan, Recently hardwired a NextBase 412 into my 525 touring, which is running from the glove compartment fuse box. Ran the cable into headliner alongside rear mirror support, along to near side, down the A pillar and had a bastard of a time fishing for the end behind that glovebox. Agro but found it in the end, and fed it in through the open back of the fuse box. Used the NextBase kit which has the piggyback fuse adaptor. As mentioned above, fusebox is tight due to design, but managed to find the ideal slot and not dislodged despite having fusebox down several times since. In the centre of the trim above the glovebox (well, mine at least, I'm assuming that your Nippon export is the same) there is a cut out section, runs from fuse 20 to 26/27ish. Fuse 21 lines up perfectly to fit without catching when closed. Fuse 21 is for rear view mirror dimming, drivers seat adjustment and garage opener. Only live when key in accessory / engine running position. It's a 5A fuse, from memory I think NextBase recommend no higher than 10A? Worked like a charm, no issues. Attached pic of mine below... Final note - the actual body of the piggyback fuse which they supplied is a fraction wider than the body of a fuse. REALLY tight fit, at first I thought it wouldn't fit at all, just took some persuasion.
  13. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    And into my shopping basket it goes. Cheers!
  14. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Mmm tasty. What foam are you using? looks nice and thick!
  15. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    What bank holidays are for, right?