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    3.2 Carrera Targa Supersport
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    BMW E39 525D Sport Touring

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  1. Hi Matt, thanks. I'm just off away for three weeks. I'll contact you on my return.
  2. Speedo works ok but the odometer and trip have stopped working. Any ideas on the cause and whether it's a diy fix or send to a specialist?
  3. All tinware blasted and powder coated. Gearbox vapour blasted and stainless steel heat exchangers to match the stainless rear box.
  4. Thanks. It was a lot of hard work, but the vapour blaster and the Platers did an excellent job. The two multi ended rubber fuel and metal hoses under the manifold were difficult but the blaster was able just to hit the metal parts and the Platers didn’t use the initial acid dip but just a good degrease. That’s why I’m keen to find something which will preserve the finish.
  5. Thanks guys, that's three products which might do the trick. Need to clean the engine down now. I know its all been out and cleaned but when I had the parts cleaned and plated or the manifold parts vapour blasted I sprayed WD-40 over them to protect whilst they awaited the engine builder to put together. It was several months as some parts had to be sent for machining and the bores were re-Nikasiled. I guess a light spray of degreaser and a gentle rinse would do the trick. Apart from the distributor, are there any other parts that would be worth protecting from water.
  6. Has anyone used this to protect from rust and tarnish? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jenolite-Rust-Shield-400ml/dp/B07MTH1QDJ/ref=asc_df_B07MTH1QDJ/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=205202764240&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5956594991713078837&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1007222&hvtargid=pla-701471163983&th=1
  7. Just had a complete engine rebuild and I had all the pipes, fuel rails, brackets and fasteners vapour blasted and yellow zinc plated. Has anyone found a way to protect all these plated parts so that don’t tarnish again? Richard
  8. I've been thinking about the lack of an internal filter on the Dansk version and trying to work out how the OE filter functions. Looking at the replacements ones it just appears to be a round screen on the locking ring. Has anyone had a good look inside an OE tank and can enlighten my darkness!!
  9. Chassis pipes at the rear needed replacing as someone in the past had bent one of the pipes and flattened it slightly and creased it. Unions to plastic underfloor pipes would not budge so tried to get the pipes off the tank but the return pipe union was severely corroded and would not budge and has now broken off. So need a new tank!! Obviously there is the Dansk aftermarket one but does not have an internal filter and will need painting to match the OE finish. The alternative is to find a used one from a Breakers. I have found a 1985 Turbo tank for sale at £480 and it looks in reasonable condition, but would need a close inspection to ensure there are no corrosion and likely pin holes. But I think Breakers do provide a guarantee that their items are fit for use. Not sure what to do. Anyone had a similar experience? Or has anyone got one that they would like to sell?
  10. Yeah, I'm looking at all the car trim seal suppliers and there are numerous types available which should suit the purpose. I don't have access to the car as it's down at my Indy. How does the seal work? Does it face seal up against the inner surfaces or edge seal?
  11. The existing OE section only has the U grip section not the hollow rubber bit on top. Did it fit OK? Let me know how much you’ve got left please?
  12. Has anyone found a suitable aftermarket seal to go round the oil cooler shroud. OE version is over £100!!! It looks like a simple U type edge seal but I can't find anything that looks similar. Also how does the OE version actually fit? I've tried to open the U section up but it is impossible. Does the shroud plate just push into the U section?
  13. That's reassuring to know as I've just ordered them from Porsche. Pricing wasn't too bad at £380 each.
  14. The Indy had it bead blasted and it looks good now. Thanks guys.
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