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  1. I see. In mine, not only the seals are perished, they have shrunk on a couple of corners and water gets in there too.
  2. Just looked it up. Sound good, but how good is that to remove when I finally replace the seals? That’s what put me off using silicon seal.
  3. Hahah Goes both ways really. It’s good to know everyone’s point of view on what it seems a very divisive subject 😄
  4. I would like to clarify everyone that I’m not here to tell everyone to start using car covers. I’m using one at the moment due to the issue with seals and the fact that I’m unable to get a garage for the time being. It also conceals the car from public view. I appreciate that many of you are against it, but you have to consider that many car owners disagree as well and I think everyones point of view need to be considered. Like everything, there are arguments against and in favour and it also depends on everyone’s personal circumstances. The use of the car cover is temporary and for this winter only. Using a silicone sealant was considered, but I was unable to trace some leaks. So, in order to make my life easier when replacing the seals and having to clean the old sealant, I though of using the cover. In regards to the condition to the paint, it isn’t great anyway as the car has spent a considerable time outside in Portugal (hence the perished seals) and the dash is badly damaged because of it.
  5. Well, I can’t replace them until spring (one of them still out of stock) and I’m not going to drill floors because water can also get into places that are not visible. it’s not always a one size fits all solution.
  6. I did mention in my video that the reason for a car cover is due to perished windscreen seals that let water in. I also mention about leaving in gear/park and move the back and forth occasionally to reduce the risk of flat spots on the tyres.
  7. Yes, the rubbish ones do that. This one doesn’t.
  8. So what would you do if the seals are perished and let water in like mine?
  9. As I mentioned in the video, the windscreen seals are perished and let water in. Without the cover, there would be a puddle of water on the footwells and boot.
  10. Hi all, Not all of us have access to a garage, so the only choice is to keep them outside and doing the best to mitigate the effects of the bad weather: Maintaining a classic during winter - BMW E12 in hibernation https://youtu.be/y9WlVXgpz_c
  11. Hi all, I’ve made a video on importing a car, is this case a 40+ year old classic from Portugal to the UK. Hopefully it can serve as a guide to anyone interested in doing the same: Importing a car from the EU to the UK: https://youtu.be/35CbH9gmqA0
  12. Hi everyone,A couple of weeks ago this car was driven for the first time since 2008. But bad, but a lot of work needs to be done:
  13. More work yesterday on the 1974 BMW 520 E12. Oil & filter change and looked at the spark plugs. They’re the wrong ones and gap was too wide. Went for another mini drive and idle still crap. New ignition parts to be ordered (dizzy cap, rotor arm, condenser and plugs) valve clearance to be adjusted and timing to be check. Only after all that is sorted the. I can start the carb tuning… which I still need to learn.
  14. The inspector is coming in a few days, so I’m getting the old girl some attention:
  15. Yes, bought new in SA in 74 and imported to Portugal in 79 where it remained until the Summer of this year.
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