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Old 02-06-2021, 02:42 PM
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Yeah, ReD is looking mighty fine!
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Old 02-06-2021, 03:07 PM
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Safely back in the garage with it's fresh code for a failing electronic thermostat. I have the parts on the shelf for a full cooling system refresh but am waiting to pick up a Xover tube. Can't decide if I want to go all out and just do an OE style (give me a chance to do the timing cover gaskets) or one of the "cheater" tubes.
I am in almost one month since mine threw the same code. I tightened those terminals in the connector and it hasn't come back since. Might buy you a little time before tackling the timing cover gaskets and cooling system refresh at the same time.

Red looks brand new. Fantastic
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Old 02-06-2021, 06:48 PM
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Once I get the bumper repaired (might wait to spring) mine needs a good detailing and exterior treatment. Going to do some research. Anyone in the Niagara region have good recommendations?
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Old 02-07-2021, 01:12 AM
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That is a great price! I'm coming to Texas! Do you know what coating he used?
Cquartz UK 3.0 is what he used on ours. Don't quote me on price for a particular vehicle, but he is by far the most reasonable I've found while still caring about the work he turns out. He's done our x5's, my dad's 535d, and my mom's Infiniti qx70.

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Few vehicles have ever turned me green with envy, mind you my uncle switches Bentleys every few years and non of his have made be desire what another man has more than your X5. Kudos sir, that thing is the absolutest of tits!
Many thanks. For something that isn't worth much money, it feels special to me. Especially with the work that has gone into it. And I do appreciate that enthusiasts usually share that sentiment.

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I am in almost one month since mine threw the same code. I tightened those terminals in the connector and it hasn't come back since. Might buy you a little time before tackling the timing cover gaskets and cooling system refresh at the same time.

Red looks brand new. Fantastic
Thanks fellas. She's never looked this good in my ownership. Ceramic coating just adds a depth to the paint that is hard to achieve any other way. And I've certainly never paint corrected it to this level. Beyond my skill.

I'll check out that terminal OB. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 02-07-2021, 03:50 AM
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CW - Cquartz UK 3.0 is what I used on mine - it's pretty good to work with if you are looking at doing it yourself, for touch-ups etc.

Today I finally tackled my ZF 6HP26X transmission service - changed out a bunch'o'seals (here's the old stuff...).



Had a bit of trouble with the bridge seal - I found the new one wouldn't sit correctly in the transmission body. Crawling out from under the car, I found the new seal had an extra key or tab on it that prevented it being fitted correctly...



In the end I used an X-Acto knife to cut the tab away - it then fitted fine. It was certainly the correct part - it is a genuine ZF part and has 6HP26/28/32/34 stamped on it.

Transmission (still) working smoothly - although the 2-1 slam is very pronounced. I've reset the adaptations and tomorrow I'll find a decent section of road and run through the adaptation procedure.

All-in-all, not a tough job but backbreaking without a lift. And it's messy - Lifeguard 6 fluid everywhere!
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I am in almost one month since mine threw the same code. I tightened those terminals in the connector and it hasn't come back since. Might buy you a little time before tackling the timing cover gaskets and cooling system refresh at the same time.



Red looks brand new. Fantastic


Did you have any symptoms with that code?
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Old 02-07-2021, 11:40 AM
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Did you have any symptoms with that code?
No symptoms, engine sat perfect at 95C. The code was P1620. The only issue was the CEL.
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Old 02-07-2021, 01:10 PM
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Darn. My x is showing symptoms of t-stat not closing completely. I figured it would be the opposite problem of loose wire but i can't find a local replacement of my tstat and with temps -9f right now my car is "grounded"
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Got a flat today in the RR and couldn't find any punctures so I made it into a little Mohammed and Papa shop.
The leak was at the bead on the inside and after they dismounted the tire, we found the issue.....

They did a temporary fix with a super glue type mixed with powdered aluminum.

It freaking worked!?!?!?!?
I'm now waiting on a new rim and tire while trying to figure out how to hide the beer keg sized object

This is the 2nd set of rims I will have cracked in 2 years. (Don't tell the wife!!)

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Old 02-08-2021, 11:55 AM
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No symptoms, engine sat perfect at 95C. The code was P1620. The only issue was the CEL.
Mine is doing the same. Sits right at 199f according to ibus on the dash. No other symptoms. Will check out that harness pinning.
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