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Post by DSGRNMCM » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:56 pm

Went to get fuel, before we get on the ferry tomorrow (Early muster, for an 0800 sail..) and the Airbag light has come on!

I figure as I disconnected the door airbags (Probably didn't need to) it has thrown this light, Tried using the Torque Pro app, but it didnt even register it. Any ideas on how to clear it?
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Post by bigwinn » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:39 pm

Busy day today

New wishbones and lollipop bushes
Arb bushes
New discs and pads

Thanks to PDJ for being on call to tell me to hit it harder when a ball joint got stuck! :headbang:

Only thing that failed was one of the disc retaining screws got stuck- back to that tomorrow to drill the b’stard out

Looking at the bushes that came off, especially the lollipops, they were a bit flaky- deffo expecting a change in handling
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Post by LittleZ4 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:13 pm

Fitted some new grills as mine were flakey and needed constant attention
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Post by patriot66 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:08 pm

bigwinn wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:39 pm Busy day today

New wishbones and lollipop bushes
Arb bushes
New discs and pads

Thanks to PDJ for being on call to tell me to hit it harder when a ball joint got stuck! :headbang:

Only thing that failed was one of the disc retaining screws got stuck- back to that tomorrow to drill the b’stard out

Looking at the bushes that came off, especially the lollipops, they were a bit flaky- deffo expecting a change in handling
Wow ! A very busy day there Stuart :o
Has the disc retaining screw rounded-out ? If it's still intact then the following couple of tools will usually do the trick :thumbsup:
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Post by bigwinn » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:22 pm

patriot66 wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:08 pm
bigwinn wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:39 pm Busy day today

New wishbones and lollipop bushes
Arb bushes
New discs and pads

Thanks to PDJ for being on call to tell me to hit it harder when a ball joint got stuck! :headbang:

Only thing that failed was one of the disc retaining screws got stuck- back to that tomorrow to drill the b’stard out

Looking at the bushes that came off, especially the lollipops, they were a bit flaky- deffo expecting a change in handling
Wow ! A very busy day there Stuart :o
Has the disc retaining screw rounded-out ? If it's still intact then the following couple of tools will usually do the trick :thumbsup: 90581-1.jpg43245.jpg
Tried the impact driver- no dice
Think tomorrow I’m going to try to drill it out- then get some mole grips on the stem once off

Enjoyed it all- still going to sort the rear brake pipes and CDV delete

Surprised how easy these cars are to work on-
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Post by patriot66 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:43 pm

bigwinn wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:22 pm
patriot66 wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:08 pm
bigwinn wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:39 pm Busy day today

New wishbones and lollipop bushes
Arb bushes
New discs and pads

Thanks to PDJ for being on call to tell me to hit it harder when a ball joint got stuck! :headbang:

Only thing that failed was one of the disc retaining screws got stuck- back to that tomorrow to drill the b’stard out

Looking at the bushes that came off, especially the lollipops, they were a bit flaky- deffo expecting a change in handling
Wow ! A very busy day there Stuart :o
Has the disc retaining screw rounded-out ? If it's still intact then the following couple of tools will usually do the trick :thumbsup: 90581-1.jpg43245.jpg
Tried the impact driver- no dice
Think tomorrow I’m going to try to drill it out- then get some mole grips on the stem once off

Enjoyed it all- still going to sort the rear brake pipes and CDV delete

Surprised how easy these cars are to work on-
The trouble with the disc retaining screw is it protrudes through the back of the hub flange and corrodes from the back. A blow torch usually breaks the bond. Smother the new screw in Copperslip :thumbsup:
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Post by Z4C_er » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:17 pm

Z4C_er wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:11 am You could probably get rubber caps to block off the holes. I'll have a look.
I've ordered these:
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Post by Jamezee » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:32 pm

Discovered how to change a headlight bulb.

Open a flap, pull a spring etc etc...........

in the WHEEL ARCH :rofl:

What a ridiculous design.

Lets put a silly flap in the wettest place on a car.... no wonder the lights corrode inside.
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Post by Jamie-innes » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:12 pm

Finished off my install of carbon fibre trim :driving:
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Post by Weston Matt » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:58 pm

Jamie-innes wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:12 pm Finished off my install of carbon fibre trim
Looks very nice. 2 questions?
How do you get your plastic trim to look so good and do you have any issues with the vents heating the back of the screen?
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Post by Jamie-innes » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:17 pm

Weston Matt wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Jamie-innes wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:12 pm Finished off my install of carbon fibre trim
Looks very nice. 2 questions?
How do you get your plastic trim to look so good and do you have any issues with the vents heating the back of the screen?
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Thanks mate :wink:
And to be honest it had a full valet about 2 months back and i haven't touched it since so I can't help you there, must be some sort of plastic conditioner maybe?
And RE the vents, unless it's blowing cold I just have those vents turned off usually :thumbsup: don't want to overheat the screen lol

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Post by Jakg » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:58 pm

bigwinn wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:39 pm Only thing that failed was one of the disc retaining screws got stuck- back to that tomorrow to drill the b’stard out
On my Z4 I used a chisel at an angle to tap it round.

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On my E91 that didn't work so I ended up hammering a torx socket in

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Both likely easier than drilling.

Both times I was using proper tools - never had this on other cars and it's happened to both my BMWs!

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Post by bigwinn » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:39 pm

Jakg wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:58 pm
bigwinn wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:39 pm Only thing that failed was one of the disc retaining screws got stuck- back to that tomorrow to drill the b’stard out
On my Z4 I used a chisel at an angle to tap it round.

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On my E91 that didn't work so I ended up hammering a torx socket in

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Both likely easier than drilling.

Both times I was using proper tools - never had this on other cars and it's happened to both my BMWs!
Tried using centre punch etc- no joy and they are proper mashed now- drill time tomorrow
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Post by True-Blue » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:57 pm

Made it levitate.... :?
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Post by Nictrix » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:11 pm

Jamie-innes wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:12 pm Finished off my install of carbon fibre trim :driving:
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Looks good, is it wrapped or carbon fibre skinned?
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