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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by OnTheFritz » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:21 am

Sprayed the tail light housings a nice silver finally! Got sick of having the lights so dim without any reflective paint or tape or anything Also had to repair a chunk of plastic that broke of well before the car came to our care, which turned out reasonably well. I'd say the result speaks for itself!

Oh, I also re-located the actual brake light: instead of being above the reverse light, it's now above the running light. Slightly more lens area and now brighter, so hopefully that makes inattentive rear-end collisions a little less of a worry. I'd like to have both areas lit up when on the brakes, but that's a project for another time. LED bulbs may come sooner; I'm all about the LED life :lol:

Instead of posting 5 pictures and cluttering up space, here's a link to an album instead: https://imgur.com/a/wlZ9CbC
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Jono B good » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:56 pm

Swapped in all new fuses in the fuse box in the engine bay, and installed new trunk roundel, tried to track down fuel leak it seems like it's cold start injector, whether or not it's the line or the O ring unsure as of yet.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by DRPM635CSi » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:12 am

GazM3 wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 2:50 am
Not for the 6 specifically (will fit if need be) but building a useful set of bbs rs from my metrics.
Could you expand a bit on what you're doing here please? I'm genuinely curious about how to make use out of the old metrics. I have my set too, but they're just taking up space under the bench in the garage with no serious intention of ever finding their way back on a car again, but I can't just throw them to Sims Metal for recycling. It just seems wrong. You seem to have found a way of re-making them into something that is at least useable?

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GazM3 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:17 pm

No worries.

The metrics run a 16” centre so you can get made up new inner and outer barrels for the wheels in either 16-17-18”. It’s about 2k AUD for them in 18”. Prob slighly less for the smaller dia. If u don’t want them, I’m happy to buy the old metrics off you rather than scrapping them. They have to be BBS RS007 3 piece. No other metric wheels can be done. I had to manually dril them and removing/reinstallation of about 150 bolts is not for everyone.

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by DRPM635CSi » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:09 am

Ah, I see, sorry that's my misinterpretation. I have the recall replacement one-piece monobloc TRX 415x195 wheels, not the original 3-piece BBS wheels that cracked and were subject to the recall. I thought you might be cutting the centre out of the monobloc wheels and rebuilding them as imperial sizes somehow. My mistake.

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GazM3 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:47 am

I’ve got a spare set of 415 1 piece metrics just in case I have an OEM attack and want to revert to original.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Roku35 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:01 pm

Took off the car cover, stared for a couple minutes and covered her...

Took off the other car cover, stared for a couple more minutes and covered her...

Said "Damn it!" Went to work :)
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Jono B good » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:10 pm

i have a question numbers of builds status for the L6 does anybody have any info for this? I found different numbers from wikipedia to other online bimmer sites ranging from 5000 to 1600 built? What is the official number for the L6? Thanks in advance. :D
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