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Thought I would collate all the bits I have done into one, makes for easier viewing. 

 

So I started with a 525d M Sport with more than a few issues. That's ok I enjoy a challenge. 

 

1) idrive rebooting (didn't know a thing about these cars so went in blind) Fixed

2) Due to idrive not working, It was masking a host of other errors. Unable to reset service indicators/brake warnings. Fixed

3) mileage had been tampered with (maniplutaion dot) Found out the dash has been changed and the odometer was put as near as dam it, Not the car been clocked. Fixed

4) Ambient temp sensor shows -40 all the time. Sensor/plug/loom all checked. Last thing it could be is the dash. OnGoing (need to swap dash out or speak to the wizrd that is Enda.

5) Wiring messed around with under both seats Airbag lights on. Fixed

6) poor remote/radio (the Div amp was unclipped at one end) Fixed

7) Passenger door switch not working Fixed

8) Glow module and plugs not working, Showed as a stored code. Module and plugs changed (twice now) Fixed 

9) Gearbox sump leaking Fixed

10) Poor perfomance/Pickup Fixed

11) Battery drain (weak battery) Fixed

12) Cracked Manifold Fixed

13) DPF blocked Fixed

14) Cat flexi broken Fixed

 

The rest has been cosmetic and bolt on's

 

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Led Number plate lights and private plate went on. 

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Space saver purchased

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Wiring to front bumper repaired

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LED Halo's fitted

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MV2's fitted to replace the Style 128's

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20" Style 312's purchased as well

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Restored my headlights

Glow plug's and Module changed, EGR cleaned. 

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Carbon wrapping started 

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Battery replaced to cure Transmission error and limp mode. (that's the old one, Nice Bosch S5 in there now) 

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Gen 5 (CSL) Spoiler arrived for boot spoiler project. 

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19" M6 style wheels purchased

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Manifold replaced due to crack

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De-cat and DPF delete purchased

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LED reverse lights fitted

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M Colour Grill

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19" M6 style wheels fitted after being refurbed in BMW ferric grey

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Final piece of trim wrapped

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Glow controller replaced again (under warranty) Also VAC pipes and inlet seals. 

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20" Zito's purchased

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And fitted

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Headlight set number 2 restored

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Sanded

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Finished

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Back brakes done, also painted the wheel bolts

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How she sits (08/05/16)

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1 hour ago, JohnP said:

Very impressive!

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Cheers, DPF removal, remap LCi rear lights soon. 

 

Then more preventative maintenance. All 4 front arms, Drop links, ARB bushes and tie rods this week. New shockers shortly after. 

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So I think I might have found the reason my car was down on power. No wonder the cat flexi was blowing, the exhaust gases had no where to go...

 

The internals of the DPF

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looks mint, keep up the hard work. That DPF looks horrific although I don't actually know what they are suppose to look like inside so can't really compare

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1 hour ago, donnylad said:

would love to do my lights, but would shit myself they wouldnt clear back up after being sanded!!

 

will they stay clear for long?

 

Should do for the life of the headlight. As it's the same lacquer that protects the paint, you can polish it, clay it, wax it etc. 

 

I was a little worried before doing my last set but I went down in grade of paper a lot more, it took a lot longer and didn't look nearly as good. See here

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3 minutes ago, HABS said:

looking great :) loving the lighting upgrade and the headlights have come out great 

 

LCi rear lights going on this week, LED indicators to follow. 

 

Boot lid should be done soon too. Told the painter not to rush, now I want it back. 

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4 minutes ago, p3tchy said:

 

LCi rear lights going on this week, LED indicators to follow. 

 

Boot lid should be done soon too. Told the painter not to rush, now I want it back. 

 

all worth it at the end 

 

cant bot wait to start modding 

 

spent £££ on my astra but it was worth doing the time I had it. 

 

Exciting but the Mrs will be on my back soon , telling me to stop haha

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2 minutes ago, HABS said:

Exciting but the Mrs will be on my back soon , telling me to stop haha

 

Exactly the same, Parts get delivered to work. 

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10mm Wheel spacers front and rear, Now the wheels sit like they should do. 

 

Also since disconnecting my BT module, the TV has started working. Not even sure why I tried it but now need to code VIM.

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Front

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Rear

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Updated the original post as I realized I hadn't listed the issues. 

 

Had it Mapped, Now pulls like a train. No idea on the output but it's a million times better and more driveable. 

 

Fixed a water leak. Turned out to be a pin prick hole in the Oil filter heat exchange. Thought it was the outlet from the head and also broke it so lucky I had a new one ready to go on. I was going to replace the heat exchange but a tiny bit of chemical metal has fixed that. 

 

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Fitted the F10 style Grills

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