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Post by kos » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:02 pm

ok as promised some pictures

the shocks and springs were the first job we did, new top mounts, new pads/perches etc
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the exhaust as it came from the dealers

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and powder coated black

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the the system dropped down, you can make out the old welding sleeves. what we did is chop just after them, chopped a bit of the new back box and used the new BMW supplied clamps

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the clamps

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the original heat shield would rattle with the bass thumping, so it got binned and replaced with this

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and then we fitted up the exhaust and made sure it was sat straight. while it looks like it may sit a but low, but thats how they are.

the new heat shield which is stuck on was silver so a quick squirt of some VHT black paint to make it less noticeable

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Post by kos » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:03 pm

now the brakes, when fitting up the suspension we fitted some new front calipers. the brake lines supplied by goodridge we wrong so i got the HEL ones (TUV approved to all good then )

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the brake pressure regulator removed, cleaned, 2 new switches in and new accumulator fitted and put back into place

a bit of a fiddly job to do but combined with the new calipers, brake lines the brakes are vastly improved now. they brake linkage bar could do with 4 new nylon bushes but its 4 more hours of swearing to remove 1mm of slack/play in the break pedal. hardly worth it in my opinion and that of 2 e24 specialists

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all fitted up ready to go back in
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Post by kos » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:03 pm

now the brakes, when fitting up the suspension we fitted some new front calipers. the brake lines supplied by goodridge we wrong so i got the HEL ones (TUV approved to all good then )

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the brake pressure regulator removed, cleaned, 2 new switches in and new accumulator fitted and put back into place

a bit of a fiddly job to do but combined with the new calipers, brake lines the brakes are vastly improved now. they brake linkage bar could do with 4 new nylon bushes but its 4 more hours of swearing to remove 1mm of slack/play in the break pedal. hardly worth it in my opinion and that of 2 e24 specialists

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all fitted up ready to go back in
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Post by kos » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:04 pm

now on to some of the service items

new dizzy cap, rotor arm, plugs & leads

old vs new, the old one was date stamped 93, 19 years old

check out the corrosion and condensation, i knew it was on its way out but fuck me, it was bad !!

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the rotor was date stamped 98, 14 years old and equally bad

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the leads were a PITA. new ones from the dealers ?200 vs ?60 from Euros. the Euros ones were damaged so the mechanic sourced me a set from another motor factors. again not perfect. they do not come with the lead holder so i had to use my existing bent one ( its a job on the list "to do" in the near future ) and they were fractionally longer. plus the coil lead only had one end with a 90 degree plug. so i raided a spare set i had from an m40 breaker and took the coil lead and it conveniently had the cover good for the coil. job jobed

the rocker cover was taken off, all clearances checked over, checked the oil spray bar and all is good.

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then re fitted my new powder coated rocker cover


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old vs new again

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and before any one says it, i know the heat shield looks a bit pony so that will be sorted soon

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Post by kos » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:04 pm

also i had the heater motor re powder coated as well as a replacement splash guard

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and done

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Post by kos » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:05 pm

and the audio

sound deadening

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and you can see the refurbed spare wheel

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the new floor will be made in a weeks time, and this will also have a layer of foam on it to help it fit flush

the box

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1000/1v2 mounted on the back
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300/4 on the side, not where i originally planned it but no harm done

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i'll be having the cover panel made next week with the floor, so all you'll see will be the 2 subs. this will be trimmed in new OEM carpet. i bought he last of the stock from BMW AG

all the other side panels re fitted, some are held in with clips, others are glued in and as previously posted a couple of new pieces fitted


also, while i'm here my tool kit is now 99% complete. while it looked complete i was missing a couple of NLA parts

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Post by kos » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:07 pm

so, with all the work done, sonunds in MOT's and taxed i got it back home and washed it. on the way home i felt a vibration from the brakes :?

now, this seriously fucked me off. what i then did was decide to put some miles on it, i had a sneaky feeling that due to lack of use the pads were glazed. i only had the vibration in stop start traffic when they warmed up. so on to the motorway i went, wound the car up to a 3 figure speed and stamped on the brakes a few times ( all done when there was no other traffic around ) this seemed to have cleared up the braking issue. onthe way home i stopped of at a mates who's an e24 specialist as well and knows a few tricks with these cars. he adjusted the steering for me to get rid of the play it had. now he then took it for a drive, he said its one of the nicest driving e24's he's been in for a long time. stops and drives as it should, suspension is just right, so my patience and research paid off :D

so, that night i took a drive up town and took some pics.........

and the pictures from the other night

its currently on 17" staggered alpinas but these will make way for the 17" ACT splits

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Post by tschultz » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:56 am

Lookin' good!

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Post by Ed Lyerly » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:56 pm

VERY, VERY excellent looking euro 6 =D>
So sweet in red and love the wheels and stance.
Also excellent photo skills .... love your choice for
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Post by kos » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:07 am

thank you guys :oops:

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Post by M6smitten » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:33 pm

Wow I would love to hear Der Ring des Nibelungen on that sound system!
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Post by kos » Wed May 09, 2012 12:18 am

ok, this week i finally finished off the new wheels

stripped them down, and re polished the lips and the faces and fitted new chrome bolts.

looking forward to fitting these now

the lips were not too bad, but where the bolts sit there was some work required

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new bolts in

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its hard to show but the face of the spokes are polished as well

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to try and prevent them going dull and protect them against rain and other crap from the roads it used a new type of wheel sealant

its not affected the shine at all, so lets hope it does it job

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Post by kos » Wed May 09, 2012 12:40 am

apologies for the crap I phone pics

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Post by ron » Wed May 09, 2012 5:54 am

kos wrote: to try and prevent them going dull and protect them against rain and other crap from the roads it used a new type of wheel sealant

its not affected the shine at all, so lets hope it does it job

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Where did you get this from Kos?
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Post by kos » Wed May 09, 2012 1:24 pm

from elite car care, get all my stuff from them

http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/wolfs-che ... WR-1NT.php

the best way to apply it is with a make up removal pad. i stole some of my girlfriends lol

there's a company called G technique who do a similar product, more expensive but its supposed to be amazing

i'll see how i get on with this and get some feedback up soon. on wheels with a more regular finish, painted/powder coat its excelent

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Post by Ed Lyerly » Wed May 09, 2012 10:37 pm

From the US, I've used this product on bead blasted and polished aluminum wheels with excellent results:
http://www.shineseal.com/index.htm
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Post by kos » Thu May 10, 2012 12:38 am

looks and sounds good. i cant find a UK supplier though

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Post by nagaro635 » Thu May 10, 2012 7:56 am

Looking Great Kos =D>
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Post by Paul Humpage » Thu May 10, 2012 8:08 am

Nice wheels. Shiny 8)

I use this stuff on my wheels and also the chrome on the car. It enhances the shine rather than dulls it and does the usual protection bizzo on the wheels.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-an ... rod_9.html

I like detailing stuff.

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Post by ron » Thu May 10, 2012 8:28 am

They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
'85 M #228
'87 M #367
'88 High line.
'80 735i
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Post by kos » Thu May 10, 2012 11:46 am

i've got the poorboys wheels sealant. i've used it on all my other wheels which have a regular finish but thought it was best to try something different on the polished lips

my products collection for detailing/valeting is getting quite big ! :shock:

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Post by kos » Sat May 19, 2012 12:15 am

The ACT's are on

I've only got a couple of mobile phone pics at the moment

I'll have more on Saturday when I take the car out as its being used to take a mate to his wedding

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Post by Ed Lyerly » Sat May 19, 2012 12:54 pm

kos wrote:The ACT's are on

I've only got a couple of mobile phone pics at the moment

I'll have more on Saturday when I take the car out as its being used to take a mate to his wedding

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Those wheel look fantastic (as does your car) =D>
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Post by kos » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:59 pm

So, back to the audio. As seen a few pages back it's all but I wanted to have a clean looking install.
A cover panel and floor was required and it had to be in OEM bmw boot carpet.
The carpet was scourced and finally cracked on with the job

First up, making a template from cardboard

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This gets done for both sides, the it we mark out a template. Lots of measuring, checking double checking and re measuring

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Then cut !

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The boot floor was easier to do as I could use the original floor as template

Once all cut its mocked up

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Some minor trimming and filing required

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Carpet glue and stanley knife time

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And fit

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Some extra carpet was used to blend into the port and the floor section has gone to the trimmers to have the edging finished in black leather

I had the same job done on the over mats

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And here are some pics of the interior after its be re conolised

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Post by tschultz » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:26 pm

Looks great!!

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