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Interior of car hoovered (full of body shop dust etc); all panels wiped down.

 

Rear door vapour barrier resealed. There was a mushroom growing inside the cavity :lol::shock: 

 

New interior mats fitted

 

Engine bay hoovered and wiped down (more dust)

 

Will get car fully washed and polished (when the weather allows) and will get pics up ASAP; fer noo, these will have to do :mrgreen:

 

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^^^^^^

Looking good Dan. Was the whole front end painted?

 

(That's what I want mine to look like!)

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15 minutes ago, Loadmaster said:

^^^^^^

Looking good Dan. Was the whole front end painted?

 

(That's what I want mine to look like!)

 

Yup; bonnet/bumper/both front wings and the rear boot lid to sort the lock area out (just that section and not the deck lid itself); also had the issues with the sills/inside the rear door shuts and the rear bits on the lower arch/sill area re-done)

 

Looks really well; it's not perfect, the car doesn't warrant that cost, but it looks very clean and shiny indeed 8) 

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On 07/10/2017 at 3:50 PM, slam said:

Finished removing the blower motor, some significant damage to the plastic casing.

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Blimey!!!!

i dropped my Veterans badge into the dash heater ducting a while ago. Fortunately the blower still runs, so I don’t think I’ll be taking the dash apart anytime soon!

Robert

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Another simple, quick DIY this evening. The little fan in the climate control unit of my car is quite noisy so this evening I had the unit out to clean and lubricate the fan. Connected it all back up and could feel air moving through it but couldn't hear a thing - I'd call that a success. May have broken my cupholders though, so that's not much of a success. 

 

Tomorrow I'm going to continue troubleshooting, trying to find my battery drain, and also attempt to resurrect my Webasto unit. Though the weather forecast is pretty hideous so not sure how much I'll actually be able to get done. 

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Left it with my mechanic pal and come home in his racing van :lol:

 

Struggling to get the rear upper arms off (looks to be the original ones); so they'll need to be cut off unfortunately :(:roll: 

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2 hours ago, RichardP said:

Arse

 

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Being replaced right now and covered by insurance.

 

What's happened?

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Rear upper-rear arms fitted (bastards to get off, both had to be cut in the end and they we're the original factory ones as far as we could tell with BMW stamping etc)

 

Front tie-rods and inner knuckles changed too; just need to get the steering wheel straight again, that's tomorrows job as needed to come home to let the wife in as she snapped the door key :lol: 

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8 minutes ago, d_a_n1979 said:

 

What's happened?

Big stone, or maybe even lump of metal.  Fortunately just the windscreen, could have made quite a mess of the bonnet.

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5 minutes ago, RichardP said:

Big stone, or maybe even lump of metal.  Fortunately just the windscreen, could have made quite a mess of the bonnet.

 

Ah; that's the windscreen :roll::oops: 

 

Wondered why the picture looked hazy!

 

Ah well; least it's covered on your insurance :) 

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1 hour ago, d_a_n1979 said:

 

Ah; that's the windscreen :roll::oops: 

 

Wondered why the picture looked hazy!

 

Ah well; least it's covered on your insurance :) 

Yeah, it's the windscreen, not a bird poo on the front seat!  :)

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3 hours ago, Tomrx7 said:

Dropped the car off at the Indies to get the ccv and oil filter housing gasket replaced, done 2 myself on previous cars and couldn't be bothered this time round :)

 

It gets like that sometimes!! lol

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only took him 3 hours and all done, ccv pipes were all broken and he previous owner must have removed and refitted the intake boot at some point but pushed the bottom edge of the boot into the maf housing, lumpy idle now sorted :)

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Steering straightened ;)

 

Washed, dried, gently polished, all trim (as best as I could managed) restored with Megs 'Ultimate Protectant Plastics Restorer', alloys dried and waxed with Smartwax 'Rim Wax', tyres blackened with Megs 'Endurance High Gloss Tyre Gel' 8)

 

It's fairly overcast and dark here; so pics are as good as they'll get off my Nexus 6P :lol: 

 

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Did the dreaded plastic adjusters in the lights today.

Nearside side went fine but the drivers side had the adjuster plastic bolt head things spin on the shaft oh f@#k.

Took the plastic heads off and welded a couple of nuts on each rod.

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Much stronger.

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Passed MOT, no advisories, no messing about heating the cats now it's back to stock.  Yay!

 

Slight leak on at least one of the PAS hoses.   Boo.

 

Slight leak on one of the oil scavenge pumps, probably a split O ring.   Boo.

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Hi all,

 

Here are are a few ‘before’ piccies of the beast!

She is booked into the body shop after 23rd for a week and I’ve got the new bumper & sourced a replacement tailgate.

The rest, I am assured, is cosmetic.

Next week she’ll get a new water pump and idler pulley, and a full service in due course.

I’m planning on changing the gearbox oil in the v near future, and I’ll do the same to the diff while I’m at it.

Robert

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