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35 minutes ago, PL523i said:

front drop links arrived along with a rod end., All Lemforder. however......, the 2 drop links are different colours. one in black teh other in bare metal...normal?

 

purchased from an eBay vendor and although all bagged up etc am always a littel nervous about such things.

 

Do they both come in Lemforder packaging?

Same length and same shapes etc?

 

Can you pop a pic up

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1 hour ago, d_a_n1979 said:

 

Do they both come in Lemforder packaging?

Same length and same shapes etc?

 

Can you pop a pic up

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Same packaging, similar serial numbers on the bar code.. Just different colours. 

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1 minute ago, PL523i said:

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Same packaging, similar serial numbers on the bar code.. Just different colours. 

 

I'd say they're fine; if you're unsure though, send them back and order via the likes of C3BMW or other tried & trusted resellers :) 

 

Who did you buy them through?

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21 minutes ago, PL523i said:

From these people, seems legit

https://ebay.co.uk/usr/s2_group_parts_ltd

 

Hmmm... Seems they sell everything (from kiln dried logs to car parts)... :roll: 

 

Personally I stick with the likes of C3BMW, BMWmotormec, johnnyboy1, RTGroup etc all on eBay; all tried & tested car parts resellers specialising in BMW etc - worth finding them on eBay and putting them in your 'saved sellers' list :) 

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I have done with a couple of those but they didn't list them at time I was looking, I think you recommended them before. 

I've just sent details to lemforder actually to check. Seems odd that different colours in such a short span of series numbers.. Unless coloured for left/right? Figured someone in here has bought them before. I'm not opening them until lemforder can confirm

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1 hour ago, PL523i said:

I have done with a couple of those but they didn't list them at time I was looking, I think you recommended them before. 

I've just sent details to lemforder actually to check. Seems odd that different colours in such a short span of series numbers.. Unless coloured for left/right? Figured someone in here has bought them before. I'm not opening them until lemforder can confirm

Left and right side are two different parts, which won't fit vice versa. So part numbers must be different. About one being black, maybe old stock vs new stock. Jus see what lemforder will reply. But it looks legit to me.

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On 05/10/2020 at 15:22, Ray112 said:

That indeed is 020!  Would like to hear more details about anything removed etc, because with those bits I removed only way I could get it in was to start jumping on top.


I basically kept removing trim, earth points, sound proofing... etc until it slid in. There was a thread about it on here a few years ago, I just copied that.

There is none of the usual battery support in there any more, only the one over the top , but that thing too big to go anywhere. Getting it out again will be fun...


 

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Discovered a failed drop link and front lower arm :mad: Both ordered via warranty :roll: 

 

It however passed its MOT with flying colours last week...

 

TBF there's only just a bit of play in both, but enough to cause bit of a wobble on braking and at 50mph! 

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1 hour ago, sinner said:


I basically kept removing trim, earth points, sound proofing... etc until it slid in. There was a thread about it on here a few years ago, I just copied that.

There is none of the usual battery support in there any more, only the one over the top , but that thing too big to go anywhere. Getting it out again will be fun...


 

 

Work one armed bicep curls until the day you need to remove it ;):lol: 

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The new fan shroud arrived today. I bought a Gepco item via ebay for £51 delivered. Took 4 days from Poland. 

Quality looks perfectly acceptable but I haven't fitted it yet. 

Just waiting for the tensioners to arrive before putting it all back together. Then I can drive it onto hard standing and fit the droplink, rod ends and fuel filter. 

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18 hours ago, DerekJr. said:

Installed new pollen filters. Easy job. I haven't changed mine since I bought it over 7 years ago (+120k miles). 

I had to clear out underneath as was full of leaves and other detritus. Was grubby as hell. 

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Just over 18 years since being built and it's MOT time again. Pass with no advisories so all good for another year, but depressingly I've only driven 34 miles in her since last year.  :( 

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1 hour ago, RichardP said:

Just over 18 years since being built and it's MOT time again. Pass with no advisories so all good for another year, but depressingly I've only driven 34 miles in her since last year.  :( 

Shocking! Is it because you have 10 other cars to choose from?

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1 hour ago, Adrian1662 said:

Shocking! Is it because you have 10 other cars to choose from?

I have other cars, but not 10!!  Plan was to use it over the summer, but that all went out of the window.  The M1 will be the same, I just took both for a short run in the spring to get things properly warmed up and then nothing since. The E34 M5 I took on a longish trip and a day out up the dales, that has done 2,500km this year.

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3 minutes ago, simufly said:

Fitted and wired up the rear power outlet, and the wiring for the ctek charger.

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What for?

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33 minutes ago, simufly said:

Which the power outlet or the ctek?

Not sure what ctek is but what would you use the power outlet for? I never had a need to plug anything there...

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1 hour ago, Adrian1662 said:

Not sure what ctek is but what would you use the power outlet for? I never had a need to plug anything there...

 

CTEK make very good trickle chargers. Looks like the MXS 5.0 fitted to me

 

Re the rear power socket, can come in handy for all sorts. For me, it'd be handy for when we go away camping & plug the cool box into for the journey there etc 

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