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16 hours ago, hunter said:

I ordered the wrong one initially so have an early tension pulley for sale in the for sale section. I think this fits e36 too. 

Ahh, I've made this very same mistake when I had a 530i

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12 minutes ago, necsis said:

Ahh, I've made this very same mistake when I had a 530i

Yeah was a bit frustrating as nothing in the vendors website pointed to there being 2 types. But hey you learn something every day. Stoked it was able to be resolved so fast locally to complete the job. 

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Today I disconnected the reverse bing wires. So simple yet so satisfying. 

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While investigating a loose feeling in the rear suspension I noticed both rear guide links are shot as well as an exhaust leak. 
will replace the links ASAP as car needs some realignment anyway to correct a crooked steering wheel. 
 

exhaust is a bit of a mystery but the crack is fairly long and not sure how long it has been there. 
 

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Can ya feel any play in the rear wheels ? Loose feeling in the rear is usually the lower rear swing arm balljoints. Good idea to replace these along with the upper arms/guide links in one hit.

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2 hours ago, BreakMyWindow said:

Can ya feel any play in the rear wheels ? Loose feeling in the rear is usually the lower rear swing arm balljoints. Good idea to replace these along with the upper arms/guide links in one hit.

Didn't notice any when i was wiggling stuff around, and I didnt notice anything with visuial inspection - will recheck more closley on this joint 👍

 

For clarity @BreakMyWindow you mean the wheel carrier ball joint? 

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Had the rear guide links replaced this week and rear shocks swapped left to right. 
After Ana alignment at Coombes these changes have made a huge difference to rear end feel. I no longer have the sliding rear end feel and the car is no longer leaning like it was in the rear  

 I also noted a rattle with the back seat out this was a worn rear sway bar link, so replaced this today too. Not a hard job in the garage just tight for tools. 

now to put the back seat back together and save for new suspension 👍
 

 

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Decent box of suspension parts arrived from fcp last week. All the front and rear bump stops, spring pads etc needed in preparation  to refresh the shocks, struts and springs around September. 

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While I save for suspension refresh and collect pets for that. (Full set of New front control arms arrived last week)

me and a mate who is an electrical whizz added an OEM tow bar loom to the car. 

it’s had a tow bar well before I purchased it  but not any wiring. Doh. 

good project, lots to take apart to get it done and that’s what takes most of the time, about 5 hours including a bbq rib break for lunch. 😛

also, like most zealots when taking these things apart, the under side got a thorough clean  

the other half has seen the result and has now decreed I must test it at the nearest garden centre. 🤣 

thanks to @hqstu for the loom  

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positioning of control box and running loom along main harness. this poked throug under the rear seatbelt and was run along the main harness to the LCM, when it was installed using genuine BMW plugs for all LCM connections

 

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give the rear a good cleanb wehile bumper is out, degreaser doing its magic 

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All buttoned up, trailer plug in proper place, doesnt look too bad.

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disassembly of plug to feed through the new chassis hole and for a thorough clean

 

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New hole drilled for loom

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Have trailer, will increase scope of garden projects. Lol

good to see all the lights working  

 

 

 

 

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Exciting times ahead as this past weekend i ordered new MSport2 shocks and springs forthe E39. (with at least 1 shock leaking these are on their way out )- old springs will be for sale after refresh 

Not sure when they will arrive at this stage, but hoping to have install done sept / October as lockdowns allow. 

This will mark a substantial progress point in the refresh / return to build sheet spec project of the car and will leave only the Xenon lights to go. (these are listed on build sheet but not installed o nthe car)

@hqstu is holding a set for me - lucky to have such good mates in the community. 

most importantly i cannot wait toget out and drive!

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yeah maybe aye, its down the list a bit, but if one pops up after ive finished  these bigger ticket items, sure :)

 

 

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