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46 minutes ago, Munzy123 said:

These arrived today

 

Ebay? 

 

I'm considering a similar purchase myself. The ones on my car are starting to look a little past their best.

 

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I was considering these seeing as I need the ///M badges as well.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202984620522

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32 minutes ago, Cadwell Parker said:

 

Ebay? 

 

I'm considering a similar purchase myself. The ones on my car are starting to look a little past their best.

 

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I was considering these seeing as I need the ///M badges as well.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202984620522

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2 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

^ Genuine fakes @Munzy123? :lol:

Better not be! From a BMW dealer :) 


Can tell they are genuine - thicker better quality black plastic than the fakes and the biggest give away is that the prongs have 2 different height of tangs to accommodate different wheels I don’t think the fakes have. 

 

The packaging is nice too - they come in bags which are a soft material to prevent damage in transit. 

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2 hours ago, Cadwell Parker said:

 

Ebay? 

 

I'm considering a similar purchase myself. The ones on my car are starting to look a little past their best.

 

20200513-163625.jpg

 

I was considering these seeing as I need the ///M badges as well.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202984620522


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282723435730

 

Arrived next day :) 

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24 minutes ago, Munzy123 said:

 they come in bags which are a soft material to prevent damage in transit. 

 

And there is why you pay more from a dealer. :lol:

 

Cheap ones from ebay never last more than 12 months, so its probably worth paying for genuine ones.

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1 hour ago, Munzy123 said:

This guy is claiming these are genuine bmw. 

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313047299099

 

But has exact same reviews as the genuine bmw seller you bought from @Munzy123

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2 hours ago, marko530d said:

This guy is claiming these are genuine bmw. 

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313047299099

 

But has exact same reviews as the genuine bmw seller you bought from @Munzy123

@marko530d Those a definitely NOT genuine BMW - seller is at it if he says they are! 
 

Biggest giveaway is the price - I did see them from one dealer for just under £40 but they are away until later on. 
 

My new and old ones (pictured)  have a black plastic backing on them not the grey all the copy ones seem to have. 
 

The moulded markings are completely different too. 

The reviews on eBay are decided by the title and category the seller chooses not just their particular item. 
 

All the tricks of the trade ;) 

 

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10 hours ago, apples12 said:

Had all 4 shocks and springs replaced along with front lower control arms.

 

Must have been a big bill for all those bits plus labour! But it would have transformed the drive of the car. Did you reuse the spring seats and top mounts like you were thinking off?

 

10 hours ago, apples12 said:

Been advised wheel bearing on one side is shot 

 

Thats a pity as you need to take the control arm off to get into the last wheel bearing bolt. Going on experience from my E60 and an F07 owner, I would recommend doing the wheel bearing at the same time as the control arm purely because it needs to come out and most likely will put up a fight and may result in damage to it getting it out. However in your case  as they have just been replaced, it should come back out again easily to allow access.

 

Once you do the brakes you will have a that new car feel.

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Got my wheels refurbed :wub:

 

I've always had a thing for new wheels and good tyres ( RC cars and real) but never had such a nice set for a real car, I might not even put them on to keep them as ornamental!

 

£250 powder coated, factory colour, hub face masked and inside or rim/barrel done as well - delighted for that price.

 

Wheels Wizards in Hamilton - guy was great to deal with and helpful with all my questions (nice touch - kept the M Sport badges and glued them back on, wasn't expecting that :) )

 

Even if I get 3 years out them I'm happy to pay that to freshen up the car.

 

Time for a wee wipe down then onto some protection with the Poorboys and dressing the tyres...

  

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1 hour ago, Munzy123 said:

Got my wheels refurbed :wub:

 

I've always had a thing for new wheels and good tyres ( RC cars and real) but never had such a nice set for a real car, I might not even put them on to keep them as ornamental!

 

£250 powder coated, factory colour, hub face masked and inside or rim/barrel done as well - delighted for that price.

 

Wheels Wizards in Hamilton - guy was great to deal with and helpful with all my questions (nice touch - kept the M Sport badges and glued them back on, wasn't expecting that :) )

 

Even if I get 3 years out them I'm happy to pay that to freshen up the car.

 

Time for a wee wipe down then onto some protection with the Poorboys and dressing the tyres...

  

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Wow they look great need mind done asap 

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Fitted a new swivel car seat in rear for my 10 month old. 

 

Cleaned out scuttled drains.

 

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Just don't go near any kerbs or potholes @Munzy123. Great job and yes a sign of a decent specialist if he re-attached the ///M badges, even got them the right way up too!

 

But the real sign of a decent specialist, did he mask off the hub mating face? :lol:

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Dismayed at the amount of bird crap on my recently washed and polished car.

 

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So to take my mind off it, I replaced my yellow grommet that I've been waiting for a dry day to do since the start of the year.

 

 

I'll wash it tomorrow, the littl'un will want to help blast off the bird muck and use the snow foam...

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8 hours ago, Munzy123 said:

Poorboys Wheel Sealant buffed off, tyres dressed and new centre caps on - absolutely delighted with that

 

Looking good. Impressed they kept the ///M badges.  My wheels came back from the other refurb crew devoid of badges :shock: :roll: :evil:

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17 hours ago, marko530d said:

Fitted a new swivel car seat in rear for my 10 month old. 

 

Cleaned out scuttled drains.

 

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Was this difficult to do? Think i'd like to check mine over.....

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17 hours ago, Munzy123 said:

Poorboys Wheel Sealant buffed off, tyres dressed and new centre caps on - absolutely delighted with that! 
 

 

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Look stunning, and decent price too!! :D 

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4 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

The badges are £10 for 4 genuine ones so not exactly cheap, for what they are!

 

No, and if you were to complement them with a set of genuine centre caps as well... :shock:

 

Hence why I'm considering these for now. I'll put the rest of the cash saved into the new battery I'm going to have to buy soon.

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On 5/13/2020 at 5:26 PM, gIzzE said:

I sold mine today. 

 

Was actually really gutted to see it go. But decided to get out now in case prices go into freefall when businesses all go back. 

 

 

You sold your car? 

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6 hours ago, Y15HAL said:

 

Was this difficult to do? Think i'd like to check mine over.....


No, basic tools and a trolley Jack. Bingo 

 

Read this

 

it’s worth doing, as it’s all linked to the dreaded yellow grommet drainage issue. If your scuttle is clean and clear it will help prevent water ingress at the yellow grommet location. 

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On 12/05/2020 at 17:44, BFleming said:

I've ordered some of the Korrosol stuff (it'll get used anyhow) which should be here by the weekend.

It arrived yesterday, so I got busy today. This is typically what I was up against:

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So following the simple instructions, you spray on the BH Korrosol, and wait. Instantly it did this, so plenty of metal particles to react with:

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Hosed off the first application after a few minutes, and reapplied a few times / repeated the hosing off:

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And after 8 applications and rinses, this is what I am now looking at:

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A lot better, but still a way to go. Very easy way to work, spray it on, leave it to do its thing, then rinse. Dry. Repeat. Loving my first exposure to BH stuff.

 

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