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Not exactly my new car as i've had it for around a year, but now I've got it back from Steve at Classic Bahnstormers it drives as BMW intended, and with a partial respray it looks pretty good too!

Next on the list is a set of new tyres and probably a replacement windscreen as the refraction from oncoming headlights on the scratches and swirls are effectively blinding on unlit roads :blink:

I also want a new head unit and after reading a couple of threads on here have pretty much decided on the blaupunkt toronto bt400 - there's nothing on eBay at present, so if anyone know's of one for sale i'd be interested.

But for now i have a 600 mile round trip over the weekend to enjoy :)

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Nice ix! How many miles? What recent work did you have done to it. Awesome cars had a calypso red ix touring auto in the past. 

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Thanks. Mainly front suspension - either replaced or in the case of the shock's, refurbished.

Then there was a lot of other bits such as the tailgate and tailgate glass struts, window motors, thermistors, heater valve, viscous fan.

There were a few dings, scratches and bumps to be removed as well as a bit of welding for the MOT.

Overall its wearing 170K+ pretty well - apart from the drivers seat - which if forgot to mention above - is certainly showing its age. So if anyone has a grey cloth seat in good condition please shout.

 

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Michael,

 

am very pleased to see you have got it back again, Steve's been telling me all about it.  I refurbished mine a few years ago and have never regretted it, they are great cars to operate.

 

Mine's about to undergo more refurb, namely a new heat exchanger, heater fan, brake lines, EH lines, etc, am looking forward to getting it done.

 

What was the final bill from NAgengast for the front shocks?

 

Geoff

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Hi Geoff!

Thanks for taking the time to drive mine and for your thoughts and advice.

Including the carriage it came to around £350 to refurbish the shocks - with a 2 year warranty.

So cheaper than replacing.

 

New tyres fitted this morning so she's just about ready for the winter. They had to clean away quite a bit of surface corrosion on the wheels, so probably due a refurb next year

 

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Thanks and agreed - only previous touring/estates have been E39 and Mercedes W124 (Z3MC doesn't quite meet the criteria) and this is definitely my favourite :) 

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On 12/7/2017 at 11:56 AM, micmatt313 said:

Hi Geoff!

Thanks for taking the time to drive mine and for your thoughts and advice.

Including the carriage it came to around £350 to refurbish the shocks - with a 2 year warranty.

So cheaper than replacing.

 

New tyres fitted this morning so she's just about ready for the winter. They had to clean away quite a bit of surface corrosion on the wheels, so probably due a refurb next year

 

 

My pleasure, the first time I had driven a manual iX. 

 

Re the wheels, before you do anything to them, best to take the tyres off and see if the rims balance.  I recently fitted new summer tyres, I had to find 8 rims to get 4 good ones, much to my surprise 4 rims were out of balance.

 

 

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