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Waved 'bye-bye' to the E36 318i 5-speed. 😢

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New oil and other fluids for the 320i, also a fresh wheel alignment.

I need to detail the interior, it's dusty...

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Alignment sorted Thursday 

Passed a warrant today no issues, always a good thing

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Found this delightful mess in the M5 tailgate wiring, 4 exposed wires and 1 completely snapped, i'm surprised anything back there was still working!! I guess that's the rest of my weekend ....

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Good to see nothing changed since the boot lid wiring loom issues the E36 had then >_<

Why change a good thing eh BMW?

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Cut, soldered, heat shrinked, and taped my afternoon away, sacrificed an old E39 wing mirror loom, finally the tailgate glass opens again!!DSC_0518.thumb.JPG.38785cda6d5e1cbd859522778d719b6a.JPG

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Yeah, read up on the E36 problem and fix, it'll happen again unless you take specific measures.

Do BMW have a repair loom for this on the E61? They do for the E36. Looks like the same problem.

 

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It looks like there is a repair loom available, i will be making enquiries about them next week. It is actually pretty easy to get at once you know how, but in the meantime i have made it functional and it should last a little while at least. I am also expecting that the other side will need doing.

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I did this :D 6.396s

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Sonax Profiline CC36 ceramic coating, looks as shiney as wax, and not even bird sh*t sticks to it! 

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Finally fixed the siren battery back up battery fault code on the 130i, only took 2 years of it bugging me :D

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Drove my new to me, moderately tickled, 335i back from Hamilton. Stoked to be back in a BMW, such a nice car to drive. Bloody good at passing too 😅

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AWESOME!  Look forward to seeing you at some events soon.

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What's up with the watermark on the pci Kelvin? Looks like you paid the service station for a staged pic. 😎

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cool, double slat kidney grills!

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4 hours ago, M3AN said:

What's up with the watermark on the pci Kelvin? Looks like you paid the service station for a staged pic. 😎

His camera needs gas?

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6 hours ago, M3AN said:

What's up with the watermark on the pci Kelvin? Looks like you paid the service station for a staged pic. 😎

Never thought of it like that, lol. its the watermark of my blog/site. Tasteslikepetrol

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Put in a new thermostat and gasket housing ring, what a bitch that ring was to remove.

Didn’t have to remove the whole plenum this time though so that saved a couple of hours.

Now she gets up to normal operating temperature and doesn’t run as rich anymore.

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7 hours ago, BreakMyWindow said:

Put in a new thermostat and gasket housing ring

It's a bit of a job for sure... my needle runs back at 11 o'clock now and oil temp a bit lower too... more to do I think with removing all the leaves and crap out in front of the radiator... plus a new radiator...

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