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... i am hoping I can ... loosen the allen key screw push down on the 'thumb keyhole' part of handle and get it flush then tighten the allen key screw at same time...
Exactly, you've got it. No need to open the entire door up - only the two-part black access port in the door edge.
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There is a thin spacer around the front screw: if it's in the wrong place it will mess up the alignment
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Cover....



Bolt...

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There is a thin spacer around the front screw: if it's in the wrong place it will mess up the alignment
Exactly - the allen bolt is captive in the DHC - the lock cover must be tight against the seal when the bolt is tightened down.
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Exactly, you've got it. No need to open the entire door up - only the two-part black access port in the door edge.
Zippeee dooo dah great, so still got the 3.0d? mines still alive and will keep her as long as she goes (kinda like the missus) , managed to also get rid of a whacky trembling steering wheel issue when hitting between 80km-110km....which i am sure was also the reason the outer edges of my front tires were being worn away...
Asked the lads at a garage to swap backs to fronts, and am sure lining up the steering wheel to dead straight helped too....so that issue gone tooo

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Yep - never giving up my 3.0d either!

Just serviced the ZF 6HP26X transmission. - that was fun!

Always something to fix....
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Yep - never giving up my 3.0d either!

Just serviced the ZF 6HP26X transmission. - that was fun!

Always something to fix....
Hmmm yes I have had those few occasions where I feel someone had rear ended me and all say its the transmission,, but I have managed to know 'when' it does this thump and adjusted my driving technique to avoid it....
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Exactly - the allen bolt is captive in the DHC - the lock cover must be tight against the seal when the bolt is tightened down.
Will get out my round edged butter knife to pop off the to 2 covers you show and tinker....cheers again
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There is a thin spacer around the front screw: if it's in the wrong place it will mess up the alignment
hmmm ok not got round to trying this....hopefully loosening the allen key screen pushing down the handle cover to its final pace then tightening the screw will keep the cover in place
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Hi all, I did this febi bilstein replacement too and it was tricky but got it to work - sort of??

My e53 recently succumbed to the cold weather and my drivers door handle carrier snapped.

Iíve gone about replacing it with a bilstein equivalent part and all seemed ok. However, it now seems the end of the plastic handle that isnít bolted to the carrier (i.e. the end towards to front of the car) pulls out of the carrier unless the I pull very carefully.

Has anyone experienced this? Iím wondering if I need to replace the handle now too. Maybe the plastic peg on the handle that slots into the carrier (highlighted in picture) is shorn and isnít getting good purchase. Whatís this connection meant to look like? What am I missing here?

Any thoughts/comments welcomed.

Cheers

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