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#1 of 2735 Repair Scratches
May 08, 2001 (9:42 am)
I am wondering if folks have any recommendations for repairing scratches on paint. My bumper got scraped and I want to see what I can do.
#2 of 2735 Try 3M Scratch Remover...
May 08, 2001 (11:15 am)
You can get a bottle at PepBoys or Kragen, or just about any auto parts store.. assuming that the scratch is not too deep...
Works good for little rock chip scratches...
#3 of 2735 by sng
May 08, 2001 (12:47 pm)
Any recommendations for chip fillers?
#4 of 2735 I'm thinking of purchasing 1991 525i
May 10, 2001 (10:37 am)
I have the opportunity to purchase a 1991 525i. Its a pretty clean car and only has 108K miles on it. My concerns are the high cost of repairs/maintenance (?) and the use of premium gas (considering how much it costs at this time). I've heard that some repairs are typical with bmw (like upper brushing or control arm?) I'd like to know if there are any other major repair items ($$$) that I need to be aware of. Is it necessary to use premium fuel or will mid grade work? Any comment/suggestions?
#5 of 2735 Headlight Covers
Jun 03, 2001 (11:45 am)
How does one remove the headlight covers on a 97 528 to clean the inside?
#6 of 2735 Headlight covers
Jun 03, 2001 (7:34 pm)
In order to remove the headlight covers, first, you must have PATIENCE, if not, you will wind up cracking the two plastic tabs that seperate the clear plastic from the assembly.
There are two screws located behind the whole headlight assembly. Unscrew those. Also you must remove the plastic "filler trim" under the headlight assembly from the outside.
The whole headlight assembly will then pull forward from the car.
On the top of the assembly, you will see two plastic clips...these are the ones that can break easily if you do not take your time. Carefully pry them up a LIITLE with a small screwdriver. The clear plastic will seperate from the assembly with a little coaxing, as there is a gasket that seals it pretty tightly together.
#7 of 2735 5speed5
Jun 04, 2001 (6:01 am)
Thanks for your help. I will give it a try and take your warnings seriously.
#8 of 2735 Door Seal Noise
Jun 09, 2001 (1:47 pm)
I have a 98 528 I bought used and certified last October. It had a creaking noise originating in the windows. The dealer told me this was a design problem with the door seals and replaced the seals in the front doors under warranty. Now 8 months later the noise is back in all four doors. Since I couldn't see any difference in the seals before or after the replacement, I am now questioning whether they were replaced or simply lubricated. Has any one had this problem, is there really a replacement seal design and if so is it possible to get replacements after the original warranty is expired.
#9 of 2735 zibodo
Jun 11, 2001 (4:37 am)
I just starting to hear a noise coming from the driver's side door on my 1998 BMW 528iA and brought my car in to WA of BMW in NY. They replaced the door seal and I have yet to hear the noise again.
#10 of 2735 Door noises
Jun 11, 2001 (6:19 pm)
I have a 97 528 and I had creaking noises coming from both front doors. It sounded like it was coming from where the vinyl is folded under along the edge of the door. (The first step is always isolating the noise.)
I finally put some grease on a piece of hard paper and slid it between the door frame and the vinyl. The noise was gone. I have usually been able to eliminate rubbing noises this way.