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Pzero last won the day on May 2

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About Pzero

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    Near Brighton
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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 ?

    Gotta tip my hat to you pal, had nothing but E39's for 11 years myself, but never once noticed that! Can only assume mine must be blocked too, every time I wash it I stuff some blue roll in the corner of the filler recess to soak up the water which always pools there. I'm investigating that one tomorrow!
  2. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Polar Seal - 'hydrophobic' as they claim, or snake oil? Not used it myself, is it, as their description of it would suggest - almost like a spray on wax result? I have tried used Polar Blast for pre-wash recently, not yet formed much of an opinion on it yet as only done one wash and car wasn't too filthy to begin with. Then I foam wash with Demon Foam, cheaper and always been happy with result. What with work and 4 year old, I rarely get time for a proper waxing afterwards, so curious about Polar Seal.
  3. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Wow man, that's a whole world of difference, fantastic improvement! Not had to restore any to date, but often wondered if these kits were much good... That's kinda proven that point though! Bearing in mind recent discussion referring touring tailgate lights which always go dull and mine are no exception, I've half a mind to give it a shot with this 3M kit, followed by a lacquer to delay the inevitable fading again.
  4. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Sup, slate green buddy. Wasn't my first choice of colour, but the car was right other than that so bought it. It's grown on me though, really like it now! My lenses are ok, but adjusters crumbled to dust. Between us we could make one good pair of headlights and time share them?
  5. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Automatic Gearbox Centre in Hove. Service was great, really nice guys and will be my go-to for any gearbox issues (not that I expect / want any!) for as long as I have an auto, based on yesterday. https://www.automaticgearboxcentre.co.uk/
  6. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I had an advisory on my front bearings too, looking to get it done in the near future, will be interested in hearing how your experience with it goes Falco!
  7. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yeah that's about the price they've quoted me. Mine's a spring chicken in comparison, turned 111111 a few days ago. Would have taken a picture of such an occasion but was doing 70mph at the time!
  8. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    A good scrub up today ready to go into an auto gearbox specialist near me who I've not used before. After replacing that split transmission oil cooler a few months back, no idea how much juice I lost before I fixed it, and to my knowledge the box oil nor filter haven't been changed changed before, so time for a freshen up. This place comes highly recommended, but is it just me who worries like the old cartoon expectant father pacing up and down outside the delivery room when handing the car over to a mechanic you've not used before! As much as I like to do my own wrenching, free time and getting the car sufficiently up in the air on my sloping driveway to drop the gearbox sump is not really an option.
  9. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I was kinda enjoying the science of it all Thanks, I'll give that a try.
  10. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Bought her a new outfit. I'm not furloughed or otherwise off the road, on the contrary I'm keyworker and haven't stopped since the apocalypse began. Used to have 1-2 work from home days a week previously, lucky if I've had one a week since March. Problem is that there is a new housing estate being built about a mile from me here on the South Downs, and they dug up hundreds of tonnes of chalk when they started. Trucking it away was slow to begin with, even more so in recent weeks, and the wind carries loads of it from this giant white temporary mountain over the whole village. Every time I clean my car, 24 hours later it's coated in the stuff. It's even worse if there is rain or condensation forming overnight on the car, which then dries off and leaves nasty chalky deposits, looks shocking. Proper vexed about it, cleaned the car today - twice in the hope of reducing them a little - with little effect on the countless spots. . So it's this tasteful off the shoulder number (with matching car sponge with hole in on the roof around the antenna to spread the weight of the cover) until this building crap is over. I'll put up with the ballache of getting it off every day at half five in the morning over watching it get worse and worse. So, anyone know any sure fire ways to get rid of water stains? I've heard limited to mixed results for vinegar. Also, I hate the smell of vinegar
  11. Pzero

    E39 Touring Tailgate needs more oomph

    Careful taking the plastic hinge covers apart, there is a tiny pin on one half and a slot on the other half at the bottom end of them. It'll make more sense when you do it and see, just take them apart carefully.
  12. Heh, no problem man. Checked the handbook for the car, no mention of the double stage locking for that glass section in there either. Wonder why they did it. The second press required ensures it's sealed good and tight against the rubber surround, like when I close the tailgate and it latches then pulls itself tight automatically. Maybe they omitted the auto part for the glass section to keep costs down, or avoid complexity / space taken up by components behind the tailgate trim? Whatever the reason, glad you got it sorted
  13. Taken a while to get around to this, actually installed it last year. Kenwood DMX7018DAB. Note that the lower front inside of the opening for the headunit requires slight modification, as per Dennis' post above regarding a DMX125. Maybe all Kenwoods? Shame about the silver surround of the screen, but that's Kenwoods fault! Infinitely better than the terrible plain blanking plate this car came with and other such surrounds that I've seen on others, good job D.
  14. Same type as shown in the last couple of pictures in the guide which Rosie linked to above, referred to in same document as version 3
  15. Pzero

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yeah, dealt with them before, and was expecting to find them this time. As a result I had already got a dozen new ones before doing this job as I expected to lose at least one pin or have one of them break. Oh well, at least I know that if I have to go in there again then that time will DEFINITELY be plastic ones to remove.