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On 10/11/2020 at 4:47 PM, Ray112 said:

If you leave it like this, you will have water leak through that screw. So far I did glass struts twice, not the main ones, and to be honest second time it took just 15 minutes for both. Of course I didn't remove roof trim, and I will stick to that way. 

Job completed with 16MM 1.5 pitch tap /tapper (1st). Thread restored, bolt flush and tailgate fully operational :)

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After the trials and tribulations last week of refitting the radiator shroud and thinking I damaged the rad, I went back to the car today having dried the rad out with a hairdryer and left for a few days. And yep it has a weep. The inside of rad was wet to touch and it was defo Coolant. 

 

And check out the level indicator. IMG_20201017_154200.thumb.jpg.5d9176c408abe35867827481c8ea027f.jpg

 

I've bought a second had rad for £26.. It's a punt but its a cheap punt. 

 

I'll also get that waterpump and pulley changed whilst I'm there.

All because I was a bit rough with the fan or the shroud. Bugger. 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Hippy said:

I must admit that I had never realised that there is a drain hole at the back of the recess - and that's after 12 odd years of ownership DOH!:huh:

Guess what, it was blocked!!

 

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!

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Sold & shipped the 'LMs' (well; Thursday I did)

 

They've gone to their new home now :) 

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4 hours ago, greenelekta said:

Finally got round to fitting the folding mirrors I bought of Dan weeks ago along with the correct switch pack. 

Repaired, painted and working.

 

 

 

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Any wiring harness/coding needed for this or it's all there, just need mirrors and switch pack?

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Has anyone got any idea what these two lose black cables are for? My rear windscreen heating does not work or the proximity sensors in the bumper work but doubt it’s for it? Ta 

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1 hour ago, Ray112 said:

Any wiring harness/coding needed for this or it's all there, just need mirrors and switch pack?

 

No wiring harness or coding needed. Along with the mirrors and switch pack you also need to swap the passenger door module for a folding mirror one. Cant remember the part number offhand but Google will tell you.

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13 minutes ago, Adrian1662 said:

Has anyone got any idea what these two lose black cables are for? My rear windscreen heating does not work or the proximity sensors in the bumper work but doubt it’s for it? Ta 

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I'm almost certain they are for a cd changer. 

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37 minutes ago, ger said:

 

I'm almost certain they are for a cd changer. 

Thanks, there probably was one but long gone since the Android is there.

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2 hours ago, Adrian1662 said:

Any idea what the brown thick cable is for?

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Rear heated screen probably.

I take it that these are the 'hinge wires'?

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5 hours ago, ger said:

Rear heated screen probably.

I take it that these are the 'hinge wires'?

Yes hinge wires this one from the left. So there should be a corresponding part inside but cannot see it.  Heated windscreen does not work true. 
 

 

5 hours ago, ger said:

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Just had time this morning to take the rear wheels off, clean, treat with 2 coats of Poorboys Wheel Sealant and replace the centres and M badges with OEM items.

Before....

 

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After......

 

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B)!

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, ger said:

Rear heated screen probably.

I take it that these are the 'hinge wires'?

Fingers crossed for the wire solder trick... 

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2 hours ago, PL523i said:

A good hour with the Moto3 and stripping out the rad and hoses. 

Productive! Very easy to work on these, why didn't I get one sooner? 

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Nice colour. I thought I’m the only one :)

 

Are you doing it in a park??

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Used and abused it for a large tip run (back bedroom ripped out; so lots of very old wallpaper, all the skirting boards and window sill, bag of rubble from various chases and a few damaged floorboards). 

 

Car was absolutely filthy with dust and paint flakes, so it's been hoovered throughout, fully rinsed, snowfoamed, washed, towel dried and alloys cleaned/tyres treated :)

 

Chilling now with the fire roaring and License to Kill on the box :lol:

 

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1 hour ago, Adrian1662 said:

Nice colour. I thought I’m the only one :)

 

Are you doing it in a park??

Noo it's in my back garden

 

Thers not much of that paint left.. It's been vandalised in the past. Poor respray. 

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New (second hand) rad arrived today. Looks OK but have taken to Sheldrake Wells in Ipswich to be pressure tested to be certain. Its. A nissens with a Dec 2017 sticker on it so by the time you chuck some shelf time on there its not had a lot of use. Hopefully it will be a bargain and not a seive. 

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2 hours ago, PL523i said:

New (second hand) rad arrived today. Looks OK but have taken to Sheldrake Wells in Ipswich to be pressure tested to be certain. Its. A nissens with a Dec 2017 sticker on it so by the time you chuck some shelf time on there its not had a lot of use. Hopefully it will be a bargain and not a seive. 

Hope it all works. I must say I thought you watching the racing on an iPad balanced on the engine was inspired - the best I could do was listening to the Greek classics narrated by Stephen Fry when I last worked on it. Calming. 

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6 minutes ago, The Spooner said:

Hope it all works. I must say I thought you watching the racing on an iPad balanced on the engine was inspired - the best I could do was listening to the Greek classics narrated by Stephen Fry when I last worked on it. Calming. 

Cheers, what you couldn't see was the fact I had the audio coming from the sound bar and sub hanging in the garage :)

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New front lower suspension arms & drop links

 

New front brake discs and pads

 

New tie rod ends and inner rods being fitted tomorrow/Friday...

 

See my project for further details/pics if you're interested :lol:  :roll: 

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