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wpoll 05-07-2022 05:10 PM

260,000km. Performed another oil service, with INPA checks etc.

Found a couple of error codes for the aux heater (short to ground etc.) but they are listed as sporadic and the heater appears to be functioning to spec. - something to watch.

sidneyj 05-07-2022 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Effduration (Post 1220333)
Any first impressions? I suppose you'll notice it most on a hot sunny day.

Hasn't been hot yet and haven't had much of a chance to drive it.

sidneyj 05-07-2022 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Henn28 (Post 1220324)
Nice. I need a new winshield, again. Huge rock divot at eye level.

Does the comfort glass interfere with GPS signals?

It doesn't interfere with GPS signals.

andrewwynn 05-07-2022 08:38 PM

It was 60F=15.556 c today and I was quite warm in the cabin. I'm quite confident that the comfort glass performs as advertised


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nick325xit 5spd 05-08-2022 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by X5chemist (Post 1220352)
Maintenance reduces sludge. No sludge = no excess heat build up on gaskets. A well cooled and lubricated engine will last thousands of miles. As for other stuff; wear and tear.

I’m just going to point out that poorly maintained engines also generally last for “thousands of miles.” :)

I can’t say that I’ve ever tracked any relationship between sludge and gasket life. Other than that sludge often hides leaks.

X5chemist 05-08-2022 10:00 AM

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I’m just going to point out that poorly maintained engines also generally last for “thousands of miles.” :)

.......but look like this one! :confused:

andrewwynn 05-08-2022 12:42 PM

Sludge on the outside means a very slow leak. (eg. Not really a problem). A problem leak will run down and make everything wet including your garage floor.

LA02MAX 05-08-2022 09:08 PM

Well... I found out that the rear coil conversion is a royal pain in the you-know-what. Removing the air spring was cake, but installing the coil spring was another story. After removing the upper control arms, suspension level sensor, and sway bar end link, I still wasn't anywhere near getting that spring in there when stepping on the knuckle. I also broke my spring compressor trying to do the trick to compress the springs and install a chain to keep it somewhat compressed before installing, so that's fun. After getting annoyed, I threw in the towel for the day with about a billion interior trim pieces, suspension parts, tires, etc. scattered all over my garage.

I guess it's not a huge deal, though... since I'm removing all of this, I'm just replacing everything while I'm in there. Should have new control arms and swing arm bushing kit delivered on Thursday which is something I hadn't planned on doing until later. I'm also waiting on a freakin bolt for the cam oil line to come in since I lost one of them. Special order from Germany so 2-3 week delivery before I can install the second valve cover! ugh. The joys of working on cars.

guntherrex 05-09-2022 01:45 AM

I kept it easy since I don't have a garage :D

I used a headlight kit on the rear lights a while back but the sealer never cured and the result was terrible. So in attempt nr2 I got a 3M kit and followed instructions

https://i.imgur.com/LPqZOdG.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/YDZMnzX.jpg

the finish is pretty good though there's a color difference between the outer and inner still

Fifty150hs 05-09-2022 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by andrewwynn (Post 1220387)
Sludge on the outside means a very slow leak. (eg. Not really a problem). A problem leak will run down and make everything wet including your garage floor.

Like my OPG. :(


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