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  1. Engine/gearbox mounts, ball joints and alternator

    Recently the alternator hit the chassis when I changed direction, a good indication that the engine and gearbox mounts might need some attention. Unfortunately the alternator bearings were damaged...
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    Re: M52TU Alterantives

    I've used an 'EWS Emulator' on a non TU M52 to sort an EWS issue where the units was out of sync. I need to look up exactly what it was but it was similar to this:...
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    Re: M52TU Alterantives

    There still an ODB port on the loom? Could try plugging in some diag tools see if the DME has thrown any codes. I've used INPA and Carsoft on E36's.
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    Re: M52TU Alterantives

    Has EWS been disabled? If not they can go out of sync / bad and cause a no start. There are ways around it.
  5. Thread: cabin size

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    Re: cabin size

    Im a bigger/taller driver and the Sportster is pretty roomy. I've not been in a Roadster but I have been in a caterham 7 which was waaaay too small.
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    Re: Clutch slave cylinder

    Best place for BMW part numbers is: https://www.realoem.com/ - this is an online version of BMW parts catalogue. For E36 you need to select the 'Classic' catalogue.

    A 1994 E36 325i manual:...
  7. Thread: Project Binky

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    Re: Project Binky

    That ep come out quick! :)
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    Re: Potential Cabrio/Hunter owner

    No worries, I know it's not what you're after :)
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    Re: Potential Cabrio/Hunter owner

    If you're interested it seeing a Sportster I'm north of Winchester.
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    Re: High level LED brake lights and indicators

    nice, that clears the spare well :)
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    Re: Spare wheel cover...

    I have the factory wheel cover on mine, the fit as mentioned is not the best but it's OK. I no longer keep the spare wheel under it though so it would be better as boot space. However that would need...
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    Re: Rear view mirror stand

    Both mounts look good :)

    Nice use of tech the tech!

    I made rear light holders for my Sportster in fusion 360 and then 3D printed: https://www.msportster.co.uk/3d-print/nggallery/page/1
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    Re: High level LED brake lights and indicators

    Nice install, I like the brackets :)
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    Re: ... and now a Sportster owner.

    Very nice :)
  15. Re: Tyre width preferences for 15" rims on a Ford based Sportster

    Mines a BMW E30 based Sportster but as I understand there's some shared stuff on that one, its a 2005.

    I'm using the TSW BBS replica wheels that were on the donor 15x7J, but I sized the tyres...
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    Re: Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres

    I have 205/60/15 Continental EcoContact on the Sportster, tyre choice has reduced a lot in the last 10 years for that size, but these work pretty well. I used to get Yokohama's as they had lower tyre...
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    Re: High level LED brake lights and indicators

    Nice, works well :)

    Safety is the main reason I added the 3rd light, plus with the Sportster being so low it's at easier to see lights higher up.

    I had thought about trying to integrate into...
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    Re: High level LED brake lights and indicators

    I'm still suprised they were SVG legal at that angle.
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    High level LED brake lights and indicators

    Installed a 3rd level brake light 9 years back as a ‘temporary’ solution to make it clearer when I was using the brakes. I’ve been meaning to install something cleaner that’s not partly covered by...
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    Re: New Brake Fluid Reservoir / Expansion Tank

    Thank you, that's an really useful tip - you're right never seen that one in a manual :)
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    Re: New Brake Fluid Reservoir / Expansion Tank

    That's a nice bit of kit, I'd not seen that one before. Good choice for anyone that doesn't want to change the tank.

    I've been through 3 brake bleeders over the years (including one suction type...
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    New Brake Fluid Reservoir / Expansion Tank

    Recently tried to flush the brake fluid with a pressure bleeder. It uses a chain to hold a top on the fluid reservoir/expansion tank. That doens’t work at all well, didn’t hold well, brake fluid...
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    Fuel Injector Rebuild

    In 2005 when we build the car we had the fuel injectors out, added new o-rings and gave them run in an ultrasonic cleaner. They are now 33 years old and are overdue for a refresh. Found this company...
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    Oil Filter Housing Plug Replacement

    The M20 engine leaks oil, this is one of the places it started leaking from recently. The housing which the oil filter connects to and the oil cooler pipes has a plug. This plug has an o-ring which...
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    Re: MOT Failure Excessive Brake pedal travel

    Nice, glad you got it through the MOT! :)
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