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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by hornhospital » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:36 pm

This is why I own some "beaters" for daily drivers. They're just as much fun to drive as a pristine example, but the anxiety is gone. It's impossible to drive for everyone else 100% of the time, and yourself, too. Mind you, I do everything I can to avoid contact, but if it happens, so be it. Another dent isn't going to matter.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by OnTheFritz » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:57 pm

I think I'm the kind of person that would buy a beater and get so attached to it that it becomes just as important as the pristine car :P

Anywho, the process has begun. Dropped the car off at a shop owned by a great family friend who we met through kart racing. It also just so happens that he's an adjuster for the insurance company of the people who ran in to me, so that'll be nice and easy! At his first glance, the car is well below the threshold for being totalled, which is a relief. Now the waiting game begins..

Anywho, now I have a decision to make regarding my pinstriping. It will get redone with the rest of the body work and paint, and I need to make up my mind on what colors to have. I'm unsure if I want to have the blue and white stripes re-applied, or if I want to change things up and go with 2 gold stripes :-k I really like both, which makes that much harder. I'm open to suggestions
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by DRPM635CSi » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:51 am

Definitely go gold stripes on that colour scheme you've got going on there. Or better yet go the full house John Player Special Gold Leaf racing colour scheme!

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Jono B good » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:51 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLuaPZWkvZ0 I just had to post this, so sorry about your shark man.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by OnTheFritz » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:54 am

DRPM635CSi wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:51 am
Definitely go gold stripes on that colour scheme you've got going on there. Or better yet go the full house John Player Special Gold Leaf racing colour scheme!
Believe me, that JPS livery is definitely an inspiration! I'm definitely leaning toward gold though, I think it'll add that extra "pop" or "pizzazz" or <your favorite term here> :P
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLuaPZWkvZ0 I just had to post this, so sorry about your shark man.
LOL all is good, man. Replace the stereotype with any random person and you have an accurate depiction of many drivers in my area (and I'm sure elsewhere as well) :roll:
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Jono B good » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:54 pm

Yes my home town as well, it seems everyone thinks the roads are built just for them, and there are no other cars on the streets. What I learned in driving school, 25 years ago was it's the other driver you have to look out for. I have been blessed with zero accidents caused by my driving, over my 25 years or so of my driving history. Thank God for Young Drivers of Canada. [-o<
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Jono B good » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:36 pm

Yesterday I took the battery out to install OEM battery tie down clamp I sourced from the local wreckers, and cleaned out the battery tray zero rust! but I started feeling around in the subframe located next the battery tray and found tons of gipe, acorns and tree litter etc, and removed about a 6" by 6" cube of crap from inside there. I also reinstalled a refurbished AFM I adjusted the swipers by doing the bend on them to new substrate and also cleaned the other noteworthy contacts. Much better and smoother acceleration. Less shudder on the initial throttle. YAY! =D> Now if only I could get the damn idle above 500 RPM Sonja would be a happy car.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Jono B good » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:44 pm

Ordered ignition coil from BMW dealership today, so many parts incoming from Dingolfing... =D>

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sharkfan » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:24 am

Lubed up the ever-so-slightly bonkers brake bar mechanism found on right hand drive pre-1985? cars - I used the spray on High temp Lithium grease so fingers crossed it will last a little while.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by wattsmonkey » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:04 pm

sharkfan wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:24 am
Lubed up the ever-so-slightly bonkers brake bar mechanism found on right hand drive pre-1985? cars - I used the spray on High temp Lithium grease so fingers crossed it will last a little while.
I wonder if this is different from the stuff I'm using on my throttle linkage rose joints (the sticky ones!) What are you using here Kevin?

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sharkfan » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:16 pm

I stopped using grease on those as it seemed to get cooked and harden so I use some engine oil dispensed from an oil can instead.

I use 3-in-one oil for the throttle cables on each car; disconnect from the throttle linkage, hold upright and let gravity do its thing.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by wattsmonkey » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:44 pm

Thank you! Yes, cooked grease is exactly what I’m getting (and not in a good way!)
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Brucey » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:41 pm

aerosol SFG (semi-fluid grease) is the stuff for this (and throttle linkage parts)

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by wattsmonkey » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:04 pm

Brucey wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:41 pm
aerosol SFG (semi-fluid grease) is the stuff for this (and throttle linkage parts)

cheers
Like this, Brucey?
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GRNSHRK » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:50 pm

Got my battery tray restored :shock:

This "project" has been a long time coming, the battery has been long since been relocated to the boot (trunk, for you Yanks #-o ) and it ain't goin' back under the bonnet [-X

So, the color doesn't quite match, but that's a project for another day, although I did just order a rattle can of matching Cypress Green [-o<

Pix show before and after =D>
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GRNSHRK » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:56 pm

So, while I was having some fab work done, I decided to use this new (to me) "resource" to make a sheetmetal panel for the front license plate filler panel, one that I could bolt on, and thus remove as well, if/when the "men in blue" stop me again :-({|=

The pix show how he made this panel, with studs welded in place, and the final product with the filler panel glued on =D>

Yeah, off a bit on one side, go ahead and shoot the installer :roll:
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Jono B good » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:48 am

Wow filler panel is nice where did you source that unit? I have my L6 booked for alignment assessment tomorrow at my buddies specialist alignment shop.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GRNSHRK » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:29 pm

Well, those filler panels were made by a few different sites and also attempts were made by privates to mold these, alas that was many moons ago :(

I bought mine from BavAuto, but they haven't shown these to be available for years :-({|=

Best bet might be trying flea bay [-o<

At least I can remove mine now =D>
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Jono B good » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:51 pm

Thanks I will check out "flea bay" :D lol
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