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  1. Dash lights stop working the other day I noticed when moving the car about. Simple fix. Loose connection. It’s also developed a misfire on cyl 4. Pulled the cap which looks ok as well as the rotor but might buy another. Plug was fowled so cleaned and re gapped. Same. I notice if you let the lead arc at the cap to create a bigger spark it seems to smooth out so will pull and check leads soon. Shame as they are only a couple of years and only done 2-3k miles. They are magnacore items which I thought were a good upgrade so will have to check if they really are the problem
  2. Quite a few bits done. Finished the ignition last week. Seems the dodgy ignotion switch was the cause of the dim battery light while running. Been trying to work that out for over a year. Had alternator checked etc. Was driving me mad. Rear bumper finally installed today and started to do the rubber stripping as well.
  3. Can anyone help with the removal of the ignition switch. Mine seems to be either loose or faulty. I remover the lower cowel and several bolts that appear to be holdi v the upper cowel in place but it won’t come free. I can see what looks like loaction pins with washers that seem to make it impossible to remove. From what I can see the ignition switch is held by a grub screw which I believe is loose but I need to access the barrel to check it.
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    Ignition switch removal.

    Cheers to tim. New ignition switch installed and car running nicely.
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    Ignition switch removal.

    Nevermind
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    New bloke with E12 M535i

    Seems your M3 has suffered the same fate as my GTA. Been off the road 4 years now with no hope of it being finished any time soon. My E12 still has a lot of welding to be attended to on the floor. At least from the rear doors back it is now 100% solid.
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    New bloke with E12 M535i

    Looking great mate. Did a lot of the same work to mine a few years back. Disappointingly it looks oh so rusty again but hey ho. Should have powder coated.
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    Help with Reference Photos on e12 m535i

    Excellent news. Knew he’d come through
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    Help with Reference Photos on e12 m535i

    Yes try Tony C/Tony BMW. He knows all
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    Help with Reference Photos on e12 m535i

    At least you'll have a lovely car when it's done
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    Help with Reference Photos on e12 m535i

    Wish I could help but sadly my dash hasn't been out otherwise it's the sort of thing that I normally do for future reference.
  12. Bumper corner arrived this weekend. Time to build it up
  13. Cheers Tim. Just got to clean it up and fit. Perfect
  14. The only BMW I've ever owned and will probably ever own. Never selling.
  15. All back together. Running much better. Adjusted throttle and stop so idles smoother. Pretty pleased with the white as well so might continue with the smaller rusty brackets. Really want the correct red fan for itso if anyone spots one can they let me know.
  16. High temp paint then high temp lacquer as not 100% on the colour so didn't want to commit to powder coat just yet like the plenum and rocker cover. Bit of a test for both colour and quality of paint.
  17. Managed to get 20 minutes to pull the fuel rail and injectors as the new 8 x 13 hose has arrived so I can make up the lines.
  18. To be fair it was only on the hidden bits that go under other pieces. ( holes where the rubber clips fit) This is only to get the really big chunks of rust off. 10mm etc. I wouldn't use it on the showing face and I'm literally just breaking the loose bits off
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