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by Candycj1
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 48
Views: 2458

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

somehow missed this, guess i've not been looking at the saloon but will from now on - great to hear he's on the mend....
by Candycj1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: power steering filter
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: power steering filter

just checking on this guys, when adding a magnet to the reservoir as per Brucey, does that go on top of the second 'mushroom' filter as described below? Also just for fun, any ideas how one of my car's POs will have done this to the lid? (i have since replaced it....) https://beta-static.photobucket...
by Candycj1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Silver Grey Speaker Pod Restoration & Paint Color
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Silver Grey Speaker Pod Restoration & Paint Color

thinking about doing the same with mine - that brown tint the grey ones take on with age is weird (and ugly) - interested to see the before and after pics....
by Candycj1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Power seat switch decals (Installation Guide now posted)
Replies: 30
Views: 95067

Re: Power seat switch decals (Installation Guide now posted)

Hey Mo

Only just got round to fitting these - look great! Of course make the memory switch look bad so have now ordered a set of those from you too, looking forward to getting them!

Cheers
James
by Candycj1
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery spot in the toolkit box
Replies: 63
Views: 5408

Re: Mystery spot in the toolkit box

There are correct length 12/13mm ring spanners available for that slot - I'll pop up a picture later. it is the open-ended 12/13 spanner that is too short, surely? There are only three double-ended ring spanners and they are all present and correct...? cheers You might be looking at the wrong pic B...
by Candycj1
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel expansion hose / new tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: Fuel expansion hose / new tank?

There are a number of polyethylene repair methods (if the tank is indeed, poly) using a mildly heated soldering iron and some filler stick. So you may want to hang onto that old tank and experiment with it. If it's metal, well, nevermind. Yep it's a plastic unit - and since the replacement I bought...
by Candycj1
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery spot in the toolkit box
Replies: 63
Views: 5408

Re: Mystery spot in the toolkit box

Aha - and in the post 87 kit the medium ring spanner is 'too short' like it is in mine :D

Don't suppose you have a spare long green screwdriver and window tool you'd sell Ron?
by Candycj1
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Where does jack go?
Replies: 9
Views: 2594

Re: Where does jack go?

Hoping this old thread is stilling watched - does anyone have any info / pics on how the jack, wrench and chock are supposed to fit in cars that have the first aid kit cubby hole? When I got the car the bits were under the spare wheel and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to fit them in tha...
by Candycj1
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery spot in the toolkit box
Replies: 63
Views: 5408

Re: Mystery spot in the toolkit box

Hi Bert As you seem to be the guru on toolkits I have a couple of questions you may be able to help with (tho anyone else with input please add too!) I've been trying to complete my kit - was mostly empty when the car came to me but its almost there now. It had the small green handled screwdriver bu...
by Candycj1
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Fuel vapour expansion tank
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Fuel vapour expansion tank

as posted in the interiors I discovered some drill holes in my vapour tank causing a fuel stench in the boot! ordered one from ebay but its gone missing in the post - anyone her have a spare they're willing to part with? My car is an 88 UK model but I would imagine the expansion tanks all the same.....
by Candycj1
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Call for donations
Replies: 24
Views: 1583

Re: Call for donations

happily done - keep up the good work!
by Candycj1
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel expansion hose / new tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: Fuel expansion hose / new tank?

Well, got the tank from W&N and very happy with it - the old one really was in a bad way. Treated myself to a new rubber cover for the filler nozzle too - old one was brittle and mucky, new one soft and supple and well worth the tenner it cost! BUT... ...still had the fuel smell in the trunk. Hadn't...
by Candycj1
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rich running / CTS Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Rich running / CTS Replacement

Gave the contacts a good clean but tbh they looked ok to begin with - sadly made no difference. still starts fine and pulls ok cold but after a minute or two will stutter under acceleration as if missing a cylinder. Suggestions on what to check next? As an aside the connector to the other sensor on ...
by Candycj1
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Gemel Serpi Star ND5
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Gemel Serpi Star ND5

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.manualslib.com/manual/945763/Gemel-Serpi-Star-Nd-5.html&ved=2ahUKEwjd5vLgkc3dAhXEyoMKHSh5BQQQFjAAegQIBRAB&usg=AOvVaw0VP9hjHJ9Vxf7cJq1ZfvT6 hope that helps. thanks Ken - actually i have that manual in hard copy (came with the car) but ...
by Candycj1
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Gemel Serpi Star ND5
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Gemel Serpi Star ND5

thanks Bert - agree new is probably best but can't help wanting to try and fix stuff! Mainly wanted to know what the module / component was that it was connected to on the bulkhead under the light cover, wasn't sure if it was part of the alarm or part of the car..!?
by Candycj1
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rich running / CTS Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Rich running / CTS Replacement

thanks for the advice Brucey - i had wondered if somehow the replacement had stopped working as it seemed to have reverted to the same state as before; bad contacts / connection would explain it so i'll get some cleaner on it and see if that fixes it before messing with the ecu...
by Candycj1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Gemel Serpi Star ND5
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Gemel Serpi Star ND5

Hi all My car came to me with the above alarm installed - previous owner didn't use it as it apparently drained the battery (though he hardly used the car anyway - has covered about 100 miles in the last 5 years, mostly to and from MOT station for its annual ticket). Alarm was turned off at the unit...
by Candycj1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rich running / CTS Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Rich running / CTS Replacement

yay, good result! fingers crossed it stays 'fixed'.... :wink: cheers Brucey i'm pretty sure when writing that you knew it probably wouldn't... ...after i came back from a 3-4 week break she *seemed* ok on starting but a couple of miles in suddenly started to stutter again; this seemed to coincide w...
by Candycj1
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: cigarette lighter socket
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: cigarette lighter socket

Anyone have insight into how this fits in? With the OBC replaced and the new socket sorted i want to put the console back but can;t do that until i figure out how the socket is supposed to be held in. Have seen others on here also refer to the socket dropping through the console but not seen any ans...
by Candycj1
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Owner Manual - Cover
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: Owner Manual - Cover

sorry, pasted the page link rather than the image! should be ok now...
by Candycj1
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Owner Manual - Cover
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: Owner Manual - Cover

gte619n wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:22 pm
@Candycj1

Do you have a picture? That sounds like the manual in my E36...
sorry for late reply, been off the grid for a month!
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by Candycj1
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Sports seats silver grey leather wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Sports seats silver grey leather wanted

Probably a long shot but before i head to the trimmers anyone have a decent set of sports seats in silver grey leather for an 88 Euro 635?

Thanks
by Candycj1
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: UK trimmers?
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: UK trimmers?

Thanks i'll send them some pics and see what they say - they're the other side of London to me so would take an hour and a half to get there!
by Candycj1
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Owner Manual - Cover
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: Owner Manual - Cover

Were they all white like this one? I had a couple of E28s many years back, both had this same one. My recent E24 came with a black leather (BMW embossed) holder instead - previous owner didn't know if it was original or not. As the car is highline / shadowline i'm wondering if a black leather holder...
by Candycj1
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: UK trimmers?
Replies: 3
Views: 389

UK trimmers?

Hi all Anyone recommend a good UK (pref London area) trimmer? The bolsters on my silver grey leather sports seats are utterly shot (worn right through in several places) though the main section isn't too bad. The rear seats are fine except for a tear on the right side. There's also some restitching ...