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used about a quarter of a tank of BPs finest blowing cobwebs out of the M5, good to remind myself why i put up with its drama sometimes!!

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Haven't done anythingof note today. 

But this week on the race car I have done the RTABs, made a new hard clutch line, almost finished the interior loom, new rocker cover gasket and repaint, will be doing the oil pump nut this week. 

The mongrel old m50 sounds lovely with its straight pipe Flaxmere spec exhaust 

X5 got its at least once a week wash. 

 

Put new radiator hoses on the morris, will rebuild the generator and replace the spring shackle bushes this week too

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Today I removed the engine and diff from the 328i I picked up a couple weeks ago. Shells of to the scrappers this week

Managed to find and pickup up some cams I was after too, now to set some time aside to put together this b30

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Well needed engine bay detailing!

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First M3 finished. Not 100% happy with it, but I'd say a reasonable 7/10 attempt. It was intended as a kind of practicse before I attempt the more expensive / detailed kit that I bought.

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318Ci:
Took it for the airbag recall
Cleaned up the 18x8.5 rims (and near-new tyres)
Refitted the 'big' wheels

All in the name of getting it ready for sale. Kind of a shame as it is a nice car, but it doesn't fulfill the design brief for Miss M - they have some BIG speed humps at Uni and this doesn't much like them.
And it's not as if I'd planned to buy this one at this time anyway!

Oh - took it CJ in Hamilton today too, and had the airbag recall sorted.

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Wasn't today, early Saturday evening I unwillingly took mine on a short offroad expedition...... Think it needs a bit of a wash and a polish to clean it back up 😁😁😁

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2 hours ago, Baz vdB said:

Well needed engine bay detailing!

What products did you use for this Bas?

 

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Well that was easy. 

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I'm guessing that was to do the oil pump nut and you dropped the subframe instead of pulling the engine?  I need to do this myself and wondering if this is easier than pulling the engine - which is very easy on these cars (when you have no A/C to worry about).

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You are correct. I have a hoist which helps but still pretty easy to do 

Around an hour with a cuppa in hand to get the sump off 

I imagine you could do it with AC in place if you really wanted to

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Second M3 finished. This one was a bit easier, firstly it's a 1:18th scale so the model is larger, and second it is a pre-built die cast model. All I had to do was to stick the "JPS" logos on (as these are not on the original due to the ban on cigarette adveritsing - and it doesn't look right without). However, as I had taken some time to build up the courage to put the stickers on, the glue had gone a bit funny between the stickers and the backing paper - so there was a bit of fiddling about that had to be done!

 

 

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Helped push a Z4, just about blow a foo foo valve

man are they heavy 

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30 minutes ago, sweetm3 said:

Helped push a Z4, just about blow a foo foo valve

man are they heavy 

yea you wanna try pushing a x5 4.6is for about a 1 km , 315wide rear tyres , they just don't roll

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fitted a Powerflex suspension arm bush in the front of the M5,  will do the other one tomorrow night which should go a lot quicker than the first! The rubber bushes were totally flogged and the ball joints are getting a bit loose so i will have to put a pair of new arms on my list for Santa.

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1 hour ago, aja540i said:

fitted a Powerflex suspension arm bush in the front of the M5,  will do the other one tomorrow night which should go a lot quicker than the first! The rubber bushes were totally flogged and the ball joints are getting a bit loose so i will have to put a pair of new arms on my list for Santa.

I've found that one suspension bush a day is about my limit, too!

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I usually just collect them on a shelf... it's much easier!

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1 minute ago, Allanw said:

I usually just collect them on a shelf... it's much easier!

You can have the old ones for your collection...:)

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23 hours ago, aja540i said:

fitted a Powerflex suspension arm bush in the front of the M5,  will do the other one tomorrow night which should go a lot quicker than the first! The rubber bushes were totally flogged and the ball joints are getting a bit loose so i will have to put a pair of new arms on my list for Santa.

I should know better by now! the nut on the second balljoint decided to strip, so it was a PITA to get off and now i have to get a new locknut. 😡

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On 8/20/2018 at 5:18 PM, M3AN said:

What products did you use for this Bas?

 

A MTM foam cannon with Adams car shampoo plus the brushes from my wheel bucket. Dressed the plastics with Carpro perl after.

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Whoops, meant to be selling wheels not buying them! C5DD2601-C7EF-4A89-9417-AA4CF40727F6.thumb.jpeg.fbcb85b9d29a6663af79075b48a64400.jpeg

 

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^ thats not me guys. I dont have a second account pretending to be “Lucan”..

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Sounds like your "disease" is catching though.

I must confess I seem to have bought a few more sets of wheels since drinking coffee with you on Sundays... Coinkydink..? Maybe, maybe not.

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Oyea I sold my 540i yesterday too. Back down to 2 BMWs :(

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