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Water Pump Replacement

Posted by Jon Evans 18/01/2003 at 23h09


  • loss of coolant
  • evidence of water spray in a circle around the fan - check the bonnet lining and sides of the radiator hoses
  • dampness on the front of the engine underneath the fan (after the car has been sat for a few hours)

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Rear seat removal

Posted by Jon Evans 18/01/2003 at 23h05

This is the procedure for removing the electic rear seats of an E32 735. If your seats aren’t electric, Don Gale has documented the procedure on his web site Gale’s Repair Helps, specifically his Rear Seat Removal page. If you are an E32 owner you should have Don’s site in your bookmarks.

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Door lock barrel replacement

Posted by Jon Evans 18/01/2003 at 21h19

When the bracket holding the lock solenoid broke in my driver’s side door lock mechanism, the only solution was to replace the whole assembly. A replacement was obtained from a scrap yard and I just needed to exchange the lock barrels so that my existing key would still work. This repair procedure covers the removal of the barrel from the replacement lock.

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