General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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Kadafi39
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1569 posts since 30/10/09

5 Nov 2019 16:45
Yeah, that's what I was trying to point out, it might be coming in to the car from the speaker, but that is definitely not the source of your leak, theres no point sealing the speaker because that wont address the actual source of the leak.

As I said its more likely your window seals are letting in water and/or your drainage gutters are blocked.

Blocked drains are quite a common issue on the E and F generation 3 series.

Check for leaves, twigs etc in the drains.
sydneyking
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4585 posts since 26/9/09

5 Nov 2019 16:49
toocan wrote: The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, said: “Green number plates are a really *positive* and *exciting* way to help everyone recognise the increasing number of electric vehicles on our roads.

Look at me in my eco-car and you plebs in your old fossil burners…What a fucking twattish idea that's just going to get cars keyed. Hopefully this cunts.

A lot of people can only afford 1k or less on a car its not like for most its a choice.

That being said I saw a Merc eqc yesterday and got proper car envy
toocan
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736 posts since 7/11/07

5 Nov 2019 16:58
Not sure on Beemer but porsche have membranes on the door panels inside, could be that thats gone bad?

https://www.google.com/search?ei=2qrBXZ6qDNee1fAPrp6xiAc&q;=car+door+membrane
swede
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8126 posts since 21/3/09

5 Nov 2019 17:20
Kadafi39 wrote: Yeah, that's what I was trying to point out, it might be coming in to the car from the speaker, but that is definitely not the source of your leak, theres no point sealing the speaker because that wont address the actual source of the leak.

As I said its more likely your window seals are letting in water and/or your drainage gutters are blocked.

Blocked drains are quite a common issue on the E and F generation 3 series.

Check for leaves, twigs etc in the drains.

drains are fine, have checked them. yes i understand but window seals aren't 100% waterproof anyway. if the speaker seal/foam seems damp and damaged (as poorly shown in the 1st pic) surely it is worth replacing?
swede
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8126 posts since 21/3/09

5 Nov 2019 17:20
toocan wrote: Not sure on Beemer but porsche have membranes on the door panels inside, could be that thats gone bad?

https://www.google.com/search?ei=2qrBXZ6qDNee1fAPrp6xiAc&q;=car+door+membrane

yes I already mentioned the vapour membrane in the first post
Kadafi39
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1569 posts since 30/10/09

7 Nov 2019 11:15
swede wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: Yeah, that's what I was trying to point out, it might be coming in to the car from the speaker, but that is definitely not the source of your leak, theres no point sealing the speaker because that wont address the actual source of the leak.

As I said its more likely your window seals are letting in water and/or your drainage gutters are blocked.

Blocked drains are quite a common issue on the E and F generation 3 series.

Check for leaves, twigs etc in the drains.

drains are fine, have checked them. yes i understand but window seals aren't 100% waterproof anyway. if the speaker seal/foam seems damp and damaged (as poorly shown in the 1st pic) surely it is worth replacing?

Yes mate i'd definitely replace it, but at the same time I would want to find the actual source of the leak as its clearly letting in more water than intended for it to be damaging the membrane.
swede
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8126 posts since 21/3/09

7 Nov 2019 12:06
fair enough. will look to get a new window seal while I am it too
Gaz
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2547 posts since 20/10/05

7 Nov 2019 14:29
Beginning to sound like a pricey repair tbh. Couldn't you just hand the car back to your grandparents?
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

7 Nov 2019 14:31
Selling it to deuce would make more sense.
schtoop
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12973 posts since 9/4/07

7 Nov 2019 16:35
just had a new window-screen put in last week, put on the wipers and there must have been a leaf/twig or something on them as theres a 5cm curved scratch, anyone recommend the best scratch remover for light scratches?
FrIEND
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13438 posts since 27/11/03

8 Nov 2019 11:43
‘Window-screen’. Laughing out loud

Maybe you need to step away from cars….


swede
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8126 posts since 21/3/09

8 Nov 2019 11:49
Laughing out loud
MrW
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2557 posts since 1/8/11

8 Nov 2019 12:13
Laughing out loud

Bit of toothpaste and a soft cloth should work if it's only light marking.
deuce
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13714 posts since 21/1/08

8 Nov 2019 12:57
FrIEND wrote: ‘Window-screen’. Laughing out loud
Laughing out loud
quest
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3266 posts since 11/7/11

8 Nov 2019 13:14
Laughing out loud
schtoop
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12973 posts since 9/4/07

8 Nov 2019 13:24
fuck, long day
stoney
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17418 posts since 22/1/05

8 Nov 2019 14:23
Anyone know the ins and outs of company car tax and electric /hybrids ? For example if I got an electric jag or a hybrid range sport, is it more beneficial to get it through work than finance myself ? If anyone can point me to a good website or whatever, ta.
2925mark
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2000 posts since 18/10/07

posted 8 Nov 2019 14:46, edited 8 Nov 2019 14:46
schtoop wrote: just had a new window-screen put in last week, put on the wipers and there must have been a leaf/twig or something on them as theres a 5cm curved scratch, anyone recommend the best scratch remover for light scratches?

Glass polish can be applied by hand: G-Techniq's stuff is good. Failing that, you may need a dual-action polisher (again!)
stoney
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17418 posts since 22/1/05

8 Nov 2019 14:54
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-7236585/amp/Electric-vehicles-exempt-company-car-tax-year.html

Looks like from next year all electric cars are zero benefit in kind rising 1 percent by year after to encourage take up
stoney
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17418 posts since 22/1/05

9 Nov 2019 07:37
Tesla Model X or Jag I pace ?