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KitsonRis last won the day on June 2

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About KitsonRis

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  • Birthday 10/10/1989

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    Mountain biking, cars, music
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    Data Analyst


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    E34 535i, F21 M140i

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  1. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Was at Castle Combe yesterday for one of their Action Days. Poor pictures as I was at the back of the stand so people could get out for their track sessions. Not many old BMW’s there yesterday which is odd as there are usually plenty of E30’s. The car scene is changing, a lot more kids with cars on finance and sending them to garages to get work done, which is mainly mapping them. You don’t need anymore make cars fast/capable anymore as they are like that from the factory. The art of car restoration and building is slowly going. I should probably go to more classic or retro shows! Next for the E34 is a trip to Whitby next week for a holiday. Will be a nice run out on the 4 hour journey! Try and get some good photos of it too in some different locations.
  2. KitsonRis

    Keeping my car clean

    After washing my 1 series on the weekend, I didn’t use the AMDetails detail spray but used the Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection instead. And as it has not stopped raining since it might be a good test to see if it was this causing my issues. And so far so good, the car doesn’t look dirty! It’s wet but still looks clean and doesn’t have any crap stuck to it like before. Very happy. It is still beading even after 5 days of heavy rain. I will be using that stuff again and then use it on my E34 once that needs it’s next wash. What isn’t clear on its instructions is how often to use the Extra Gloss Protection. I’ve used it in every wash if the girlfriends car - it doesn’t say to use it every time but doesn’t say not to use it every time!
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    Keeping my car clean

    Yeah it beads great, could also be due to the coating too. It looks spotty after it rains and just winds me up. Hers was parked under a tree the other day and it needed a clean. Looked at it today and it’s fine. So annoying! Good shout, I will use the Autoglymn stuff next wash to see if that makes a difference. I don’t mind it being dirty, it’s just as soon as it is used then it is awful and looks like I haven’t washed it in months. The landlord sanded and painted my garage door the other week and that covered my car. The neighbour’s cars were fine in comparison despite being next to their garage doors and had the same. They didn’t tell me they were doing it or knock on the door (gf was home) as I would have moved the car!!
  4. KitsonRis

    Keeping my car clean

    Now this might sounds really stupid but how do I keep my car clean?! Short answer...wash it. The neighbours must think I am obsessed as I am nearly washing one of the cars every week, sometimes they are vistually clean when I do it! But the issue is they only stay clean for a few days, even less if it rains. As I machine polished my M140 last Saturday and it really came up well. Then it rained Monday and it just left it looking awful as where the wtaer beaded it left small dirt deposits all over it, but the neighbours cars (who never clean it) is fine, just the usual not washed look, not like covered in dirt spots. I haven't even driven it this week as I cycle to work. But the OCD in my wants to go and clean it. And now that I have my E34 looking spot on after its repaint and polish I don't want the same happening to that really, although it is kept in the garage under a cover. I am wondering if it is the products I am using making it extra sticky. I have the cars coated in Purity X polymer coating, I wash them using Autoglym shampoo and then use AMDetails quick detailer after the wash. The only difference is that I don't use the quick detailer on my girlfirend's car and use the Autoglymn Extra Gloss Protection and that somehow stays a lot cleaner for longer. My brother even asked me once if I washed it before I visited once as it was clean and had just been raining. I hadn't washed it for a few weeks. He uses the same cleaning products as me and said he has the same issue. However he uses snow foam to clean his car and I don't as I don't have an external tap for a hose pipe/pressure washer. Has anyone got any experience with these products or know of ways to keep them looking cleaner for longer?
  5. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Made a start polishing it. Boot, drivers side and bonnet have been done. Nothing too drastic, just a quick going over with the fine polish and soft pad. will finish the rest off in the week and then coat it again with some polymer coating I previously used on it.
  6. KitsonRis

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Fitted new bottom door trims as the original ones were rotten. Went to BMW to get genuine ones, very pleased with the £70 bill for them. They look and feel better quality than the ones that were removed. Appear more rubbery. Now I’m just about to tape it up to give it a quick once over with the DA before Castle Combe and my holiday later this month. Plus I’ve done my M140i and the girlfriend Fiesta with the DA recently and the E34 is feeling left out!
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    New 2019 1 Series will be wrong wheel drive...

    I actually went to order a 125i MSport. The dealer said if I wanted an M140i and of course I would just I couldn’t afford it. Turned out the 125i was over £100 more a more than the M140i. Unless he just wasn’t pushing the deal for the 125i. I saw saw a picture of the new 1 series for the first time the other day, it isn’t half tall! Would like to see one next to the current one for comparison. And does anyone know if it will come in a 3 door? Mine is a 3 door and the dealer questioned why I wanted it (told him I have no kids) and there are lots more 5 doors on the road. I presume it’s some marketing thing that they want more 5 doors out there. But being FWD I would make more of a effort to buy the Megane RS I had in mind first. It was only the fact I went into Renault and said I am interested in the RS and their response was “we don’t sell that”. Quickly left and straight into BMW. BMW = RWD + 6 cylinder (some exceptions allowed!)
  8. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    It was £3k for the body shop work. But the difference it has made to the overall appearance is amazing. Quality of work was excellent. It will be going back to get the remaining parts done probably next year. Yeah give Craig a shout. He certainly looked after mine when he had it. I wanted to get my coolant system and that done this side of the summer but plans have changed now so it will be October time for me.
  9. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Thanks, it is a bit of labour of love but it keeps me entertained and it is fun to drive. Yeah I am in Tuffley. It does get used so you might end up seeing it out and about. I used Craig's Autos down on Bristol Road (it is behind Enterprise). He was very good and knows his stuff about old BMW's. It will be going back to him to get the water pump and that changed, along with checking the valve clearances and the oil spray banjo bolts (he mentioned it to me last time I was there that it should probably be checked). What makes it even more impressive is that I don't have a hose pipe or external tap! I need to put one in which should be easy enough as my garage has water supply for the washing machine. I got it clean and then it is really easy to keep clean. Not sure what polisher I use, it says "Katsu" on the bag so who knows if that is the make of it! Polish i use is Menzerna stuff. Actually placed an order for some more as I need to do my daily car this weekend.
  10. KitsonRis

    Bmw e34 parts

    I have new unused top mounts and brand new genuine front damper lock rings for sale and willing to post. You after any of these?
  11. KitsonRis

    New 2019 1 Series will be wrong wheel drive...

    It would be a right handful! It can be a handful at times as it is. TBH it is awful in the snow! But if it is snowing I just stay at home, sod going to work. If I needed a vehicle that needed to cope with snow or poor weather as I lived in the middle of nowhere I would buy a Land Rover, not a small hatch back. So bring back the RWD!!!!!
  12. KitsonRis

    New 2019 1 Series will be wrong wheel drive...

    Love that picture. I recently bought a new M140i back in September 2018 and the dealer was saying that this would be one of the last, he told me then there were rumours that the new one will be FWD and not a 6 pot. Glad that is is having some power given to the rear wheels. I probably wont be getting another based on this though and told the dealer then. From what I have read the new 2ltr 4 pot engine won't be as powerful as the current 3ltr 6 pot but it will just be "as fast" and just as driveable. As you say, why would I have one when it has lost both of its USP's?! Although this does give me hope that it might be worth more when I come to trade it in than the agreed value seeing as it is a "proper BMW".
  13. KitsonRis

    Temperature Sensors and other coolant parts

    Water pump is the next on the list anyway I think.
  14. KitsonRis

    Temperature Sensors and other coolant parts

    That’s what I was thinking.
  15. KitsonRis

    Temperature Sensors and other coolant parts

    The water pump was going to be done as a minimum anyway, wasn't not going to do that. However I have just been going through the paper work and have found a receipt for it done back in 2013 at 100k miles, so it has been on the car 6 years and covered 23k miles. Does anyone know the service intervals on these for replacing them?