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6 minutes ago, Johan said:

 

Worse then stock e34 halogens. And they already have a bad reputation.

 

120 euro but with a 100 core charge on my worn lenses.

I dont think the evo xr have the lhd rhd setting. Which makes life difucult when we go the UK. 


The evo xr are tough to get in rhd the only place I’ve been able to find them rhd is retrofit labs, pricy but they do the job very well! 

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So, despite needing welding work and a lot of paint renovation, sometimes I need to do something fun to the car to reminded myself why I got it in the first place, so, tonight I (single-handedly!) fitted the Sport headliner and A / C pillar trims I’ve had in the garage for a few weeks.

 

Much nicer job than I was expecting to be honest - aided by the fact I have no sunroof to contend with. Really pleased with the result.

 

B pillar trims will be fitted when I fit the sport seat seats - driver’s side seat is currently away having the outer bolsters rebuilt.

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11 hours ago, AdamB said:

Any idea what this plug is under my seats…

 

 

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Could it be for the seat belt pre-tensioners perhaps?

I’d expect that most other things (occupancy sensors / heating etc) would be through the larger yellow multi-plug...

 

 

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19 hours ago, AdamB said:

Any idea what this plug is under my seats…

 

 

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Under seat base is lumbar support motor, of course if you have this function. If you have this function, but it don't work, might be the case. I can check later what connector looks like on mine.

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A little bit of MOT welding at the rear. Front to be investigated in due course but this should see it through a few more tickets. More arch work required at the rear before some finished paint can go on. 
 

This was using the outer sill panels available on eBay, much thinner than what was cut out but are still up to the job provided the inner structure is sound which thankfully mine was. 

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49 minutes ago, LukeH said:

A little bit of MOT welding at the rear. Front to be investigated in due course but this should see it through a few more tickets. More arch work required at the rear before some finished paint can go on. 
 

This was using the outer sill panels available on eBay, much thinner than what was cut out but are still up to the job provided the inner structure is sound which thankfully mine was. 

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Bloody hell :o 

 

What a state! At least it looks like it's having the job done properly :) 

 

It's stuff like this that makes me really glad I bought a Jap import version! 

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Changed my turbo to a early  E60 gt2260v  and decat , but airmass sensor was fckd so went with the Pierburg 09 one and it's made a good difference would recommend it , now to get her mapped  

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On 30/06/2021 at 18:15, Hippy said:

Refreshed / upgraded the rear suspension a few years ago and had always planned to do the same to the front soon afterwards.

 

It's taken me 2 years or so and a few curve balls to finally get all the parts together!

 

Parts include Bilstein B6's, Eibach shorter springs, top mounts, wishbones, drop links and powerflex bushes for the wishbones and ARB.

 

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Really looking forward to getting this done !:D

 

Hi @Hippyam wondering if you have completed this job yet?

 

Since you have all the parts in the pic, did you think about getting the upper and lower shim pads to finish the job.

They are available from BMW at a reasonable price.

These are on Ebay from BMW and I guess our local dealer can order them so you don't have to pay postage.

Lower pad £6.55

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Genuine-Front-Coil-Spring-Shim-Pad-Lower-3-5-6-Z4-Series-31331096664-/194194813142

Upper pad £5.35

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184878513277

Hope that helps.

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@LukeH looks like a lovely job on the sills, that'll last for years :)

I need to pull the covers off mine and do a full inspection. 

Not brave enough yet :rolleyes:

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6 hours ago, duncan-uk said:

130 miles and 53.3mpg. Hit 54.2 briefly but not bad for a 18 yr old diesel with 182k

 

 

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Lol i can only see 50mpg on the dial if I I’m cruise control and I press “minus” going down hill :)

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9 hours ago, duncan-uk said:

130 miles and 53.3mpg. Hit 54.2 briefly but not bad for a 18 yr old diesel with 182k

 

 

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That's great mpg. I have made 45.5mpg average on a 3k roundtrip. Was showing 47mpg before German autobahns started :D Is your manual or automatic?

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1 hour ago, Ray112 said:

That's great mpg. I have made 45.5mpg average on a 3k roundtrip. Was showing 47mpg before German autobahns started :D Is your manual or automatic?

 

Dunc has one of them wobbly sticks up front IIRC :mrgreen:

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Tailgate area trim removed; all areas cleaned (absolutely disgusting); pleased to say the wire looms look in excellent health and theres no corrosion.

 

The plastic clips have all snapped before my time with the car; so 3M trim tape used to hold the sections down tightly; but only used enough to do just that and not permanently glue it down (just in case it ever needs to be removed again).

 

Rear wiper mech all cleaned and greased; rear tailgate latches cleaned & greased too

 

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Took the car on a weekend break to Sussex, behaved faultlessly all weekend.

 

stopped for lunch on the way back today, and when I fired it up all of a sudden I had these lights:

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when I got home and plugged in the laptop, I got the following error which appears to be my abs pump?

 

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I’ve cleared it for now, will see if it comes back. - hope not! (Hoping it was just a momentary electrical gremlin)

 

does anyone know of how to diagnose other than this scan?

 

 

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3 hours ago, AdamB said:

Took the car on a weekend break to Sussex, behaved faultlessly all weekend.

 

stopped for lunch on the way back today, and when I fired it up all of a sudden I had these lights:

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when I got home and plugged in the laptop, I got the following error which appears to be my abs pump?

 

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I’ve cleared it for now, will see if it comes back. - hope not! (Hoping it was just a momentary electrical gremlin)

 

does anyone know of how to diagnose other than this scan?

 

 

 

Just replied to your other comment ;) 

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Started tackling the leaking fuel pipes underneath the car.

Send and return have been removed, heading to a mate’s garage tomorrow to shape the new pipes to suit.

 

Had a bit of a prod at some dodgy looking areas whilst under the car. Made some new holes.

Yey. :rolleyes:

 

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On 24/07/2021 at 00:37, duncan-uk said:

130 miles and 53.3mpg. Hit 54.2 briefly but not bad for a 18 yr old diesel with 182k

 

 

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Mine is wildly optimistic!

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8 hours ago, BarryM said:


Mine is wildly optimistic!

Brilliant. Just wish the beast would return even close to that!

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