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Old 08-10-2013, 11:40 AM   #2521
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Mmm I'd say so drop seems like your getting to the root of it now. Did you say you weren't losing any water now
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:31 PM   #2522
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Mmm I'd say so drop seems like your getting to the root of it now. Did you say you weren't losing any water now
As far as I can tell there is no water loss.

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Old 08-10-2013, 03:10 PM   #2523
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Dave jim shaun dropbop I'm so sorry I have not replied to any of your posts, my phone is so slow! I'm 2 pages behind everyone else and it didn't even tell me anyone had posted! I'm still on page 125 where dropbop tells me he will take his bumper off tomorrow n then let me know how to do it!

So I still have no idea how to take it off as I havnt been back through the posts yet!

Useless phone!!
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:40 PM   #2524
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here you go andyos rear bumper bolt locations , you can just see the battery leads as a guide to there locations and it will be the same on the opposite side
Andy, dave posted this for you

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Old 08-10-2013, 03:44 PM   #2525
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Ok picture didn't show in the quote...

Basically, in the boot there are 3 nuts on each side facing rear starting just above the level of the spare wheel cover.

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Old 08-10-2013, 05:52 PM   #2526
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Aw yeh mate I found them thanks dave / dropbop
R they the only 6 bolts I need to remove?
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:06 PM   #2527
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yep just them six and give it a quick pull and it will be free i had to pull mine back when i bought it, drivers side rear had popped of the runner and it was sticking out on the side, you might wana get someone to give you a hand or have something on the floor to put it onto once its free, from there you can strip the inner support of and have a good look to see whats what and where

fitted a black headcloth and all the side pillars trim today to mine what a difference, you never think of how your going to get a headcloth home once you take it out its as big as the inside but i got it home, ive found a 4 door 330 m-sport in the breakers near me drivers seats ragged so the full black interior is a no no but the rest was mine for 40, gutted the front pillar trim is bonded to the window edge couldn't get that out but i bagged the msport trim of the sills instead, any ideas on a dye i can use to match it to the trim on the pillars anyone ?
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:20 PM   #2528
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Cheers Dave I'm taking it off caus the cars getting wrapped
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #2529
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nice have to see some pics what wrap u having ?
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:31 PM   #2530
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Dark grey - iv recently pulled the old wrap off (that was a matte grey) pic below
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:47 PM   #2531
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well ill be honest looking at that i would have never known it was wrapped looks great need to see the new version for sure now
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:53 PM   #2532
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Cheers bud my mate and I do it takes ages but hey its worthh it :p

Had loads done to it tbh n its due for airbags soon
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:27 AM   #2533
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Got my obd2 adaptor this morning... plugged it in and got the following codes

P0170 - Fuel Trim (Bank1)
P0303 - Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected


For the P0170 I will first clean the MAF sensor with some MAF sensor cleanor and see if that helps. But that code could be part of the misfire (P0303) too, so will probably sort that one out first, clear the codes and if the P0170 comes back I know its something else.
- http://www.obd-codes.com/p0170

I actually thought there would be more codes logged, but if thats all there is, im actually pretty happy with that.

The misfire is an easy one to fix if its just the leads/plugs (im sure the PO never bothered his arse changing them and they look old too!)

The app on the phone is pretty good.. finally got to see actual coolant temp.. was sitting at 78c.

Gonna install the PC software too.

Definitely saved me 75 Euro if I brought it to BMW dealer
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:51 PM   #2534
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:10 PM   #2535
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Hey Drop glad to hear you had only a few codes come up on the obd reader, im going have to get one of them soon have a look at ordering 1 tonight, wouldn't worry about the engine temp to be honest, but i was expecting it to be cooler with it running with no thermostat in there ? had it been running for a while on the spot ?
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:34 PM   #2536
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Hey Drop glad to hear you had only a few codes come up on the obd reader, im going have to get one of them soon have a look at ordering 1 tonight, wouldn't worry about the engine temp to be honest, but i was expecting it to be cooler with it running with no thermostat in there ? had it been running for a while on the spot ?
Its really good for such little expense, its the best bit on my car atm lol

The temp was sitting on the 2/3 line today. I have the journey recorded showing where the coolant hit 100c. It went up to 117c. Car was driving for about 15 minutes.

On the map (attached) I started where the green flag is, went right dropped of my mates kid from Hurling trianing then went home.. (all the way to the left of the map). The colors are the speeds I was doing during travel. The red is motorway, was doing about 70mph for 2 or 3 minutes, just as I left the motorway the needle went up.

Im suppose to be driving to Dublin (80 miles) to bring the kids to a birthday party on Sunday but a bit nervous to so it now. With the gauge only at the 2/3 mark I could feel a loos of power. It felt like it was struggling quite a bit, more than its usual with the misfire. When its at normal temp it drives quite well (even with the misfire) and gives power when needed.
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yeah that would be normal temp rising after coming of the motorway, less air coming in through the front, but for no thermo fitted im still surprised how hot its getting, im wondering if there's a way to activate the electric fan in the front to help a bit more around town
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:16 PM   #2538
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yeah that would be normal temp rising after coming of the motorway, less air coming in through the front, but for no thermo fitted im still surprised how hot its getting, im wondering if there's a way to activate the electric fan in the front to help a bit more around town
I didn't have the A/C on, maybe if I keep it on that might keep the fan on a bit more.

When I say I removed the thermostat, what I did was remove the part that holds the spring and the disc by twisting it out. Should I remove anything else from it,does the plastic bits need to come out as well?

I'm still waiting on my wages so cant go and buy a new one just yet (the cons of being a freelancer lol), so if I was to drill a hole to let more water get threw would you think that might work?
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:31 PM   #2539
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The more that water can flow the better I would have thought I'm sure I've read somewhere there is a way to bleed the system to eliminate air from it to cool it's best


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Old 08-14-2013, 02:26 PM   #2540
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Couple of screen shots, not sure if they will tell much but thought I would post them anyway.

I think I read somewhere there is a place on the engine block to drain water.. gonna do a few searches and see what crops up.

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