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by Candycj1
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: electric seat issue - one side only
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: electric seat issue - one side only

Phew - delighted to report this was just one of the connectors under the seat not being plugged in firmly - I think consequently when moving the seat fully forward it stressed the cable just enough to break the connection. All good on the passenger side now - the recline motors make a lot more noise...
by Candycj1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: electric seat issue - one side only
Replies: 1
Views: 88

electric seat issue - one side only

Every time I think I take a step forward something else comes up. As per the parts wanted ad, I 'fixed' my headrests yesterday, or rather found the driver side is missing part of the gearbox (hence the ad), but fixed the passenger side by trimming the cable sheath back - after which everything seeme...
by Candycj1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Electric headrest gearbox
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Electric headrest gearbox

Probably a long shot but having gone to do what I assumed to be the usual repair to the driver headrest, I discovered part of the gearbox is missing - the bit where the cable connects in which I think also has a cover on it; the main drive gears are still in place. Consequently the cable is spinning...
by Candycj1
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Centre console removal
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Centre console removal

Happily seems I simply hadn’t pushed the OBC connector in far enough - fitted properly and all now working correctly. Just as well, am in no mood to take that console out again any time son!
by Candycj1
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Speaker pods - how are the two parts connected?
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Speaker pods - how are the two parts connected?

For others’ benefit it does seem like they do simply screw together using just these two brackets - doesn’t hold the two sections together as rigidly as I’d expected though keeps them together and allows enough flex to get the bolts for the front section down through the back of the cockpit. Looks m...
by Candycj1
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Speaker pods - how are the two parts connected?
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Speaker pods - how are the two parts connected?

hi all - I took the shelf and pods out for a retrim / spray - the two sections of the pod (the bit that houses the speaker and the bit that covers the back of the headrests) were held together (loosely) by two s-shaped brackets. Having had the two parts separately restored I’m trying to figure out h...
by Candycj1
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Centre console removal
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Centre console removal

Candycj1, brute force was the only way, being careful about the black undertray (it flexed alot more than I thought it would). The round wiring connector I managed to pull apart but the half connected to the metal bracket, I bent back to make more room. The hand brake was a problem but lifting it u...
by Candycj1
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cabin fuel smell
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Cabin fuel smell

different car I appreciate, but on my E9 I noted that when I had the windows open I smelled fuel. I eliminated everything engine related by running the fuel pump without the engine on (jumper the relay) and checked for leaks/ smells under the bonnet. With everything cold any leaks won't evaporate s...
by Candycj1
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cabin fuel smell
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Cabin fuel smell

From what I can remember, there's a small short black rubber hose (~2 inches long) above the intake by the throttle body (close to the firewall) that may have a leak. Even if the gas evaporated you may be able to see a stain on the intake. Hope you find it, good luck thanks - will do some forensics...
by Candycj1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cabin fuel smell
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Cabin fuel smell

thanks - the car's been in storage since December and hasn't been started since hence i thought there must be a quite visible leak given the strong smell in the cabin without the system being under pressure (other than residual). Even after airing the interior, the smell is back the following day...
by Candycj1
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cabin fuel smell
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Cabin fuel smell

86_6series wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:20 pm
I would check the lines going to the exterior pump and filter.
Thanks will try and take a look - but awkward to get underneath he back where she’s parked at the moment!
by Candycj1
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cabin fuel smell
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Cabin fuel smell

Hefeweizen wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:34 pm
Maybe the O-rings at the fuel injectors or the FPR?
Thanks - can’t smell any fuel under the hood nor see anything obvious around the regulator - if it was injectors (or the perisher) should I be able to smell fuel in the engine bay?
by Candycj1
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cabin fuel smell
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Cabin fuel smell

Hi all Common thing i know but looking for advice on where to check / in what order. Car's been in the garage for 6 months though visited / accessed regularly for some interior work (retrim & electrics) - been putting off sorting the fuel smell until the interior was back. Seats are now back so now ...
by Candycj1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Centre console removal
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Centre console removal

Interested to hear more about how you got the ashtray base over the shifter and tunnel connector - wriggling, technique or brute force? I did mine a couple of weeks back and that was exactly where i got stuck too. Eventually went the brute force route - was sure the base would crack. In the end it d...
by Candycj1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: OBC Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: OBC Questions

Randall - i have a spare working OBC I can lend you for the cost of return postage to rule out a fault with the unit. Usually the screen goes dark (light board replacement) or it bleeds (screen replacement) - yours could be a wiring fault or a problem with the unit. PM me if interested... Cheers James
by Candycj1
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 48
Views: 3137

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: 863

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: 445

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: 95438

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: 6296

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: 1174

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: 6296

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: 2754

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: 6296

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: 271

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.....