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    Posted: 15 Nov 2015 at 1:49pm
Hi all .just getting all involved to see what your all doing if anything to your BMWs over winter .for me just so its perfect for shows next year...first rear rubber spoiler removed front and side skirts re vamped from stone chips .front seats re upholstered and all underneath waxoyled ..this is all being done by c.l autos in Braintree just a mile from mine .these guys are for me the best restoration guys around and are at n.e.c classic show next year and have been previous years .let us know how your all doing be a great thread to get updates on all your cars .
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Clean up and repaint battery tray
See if i can pick up a non-rusty chrome front bumper somewhere cheap
Try to make one working KEH-5030 radio cassette out of two

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Winter wheels
Try to keep it clean through the rain and snow and slush !
Darkness gone, go Darknes2, go Frozen, go Tronic
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Hi nick good stuff ...your e46 just as much pride as e30 .
Unfortunately my fiesta diesel won't get same winter treatment it will be lucky to get a wash lol.
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All season tyres on already - Michelin crossclimates
Karcher chassis cleaner & wax protection underneath
Pressure wash & wax the rest of car
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Winter wheels shod with winter tyres went on at the weekend.  Timed extremely well as it happened ;)
Replaced rear springs beginning of October so seeing as the wheels were off took the opportunity to give the underside a good wax oiling.  Keep her regularly cleaned and waxed so ready for the winter. ;)
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Nice to see were all taking care of our pride and joys
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Car in at Prestige German Cars on Tyneside for some pesky items to be fixed, like windows and alarm system, central locking, sill fitment etc, having calipers removed and sent away to Bigg Red to be electro-plated, and sending steering wheel to Royal Steering Wheels for recovering
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E36 M3 Evo convertible Dave
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Hi Paul
How did it go at PGC ? I'm still deciding whether to make them my 'Go To' place for my two toys
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So far so good Nick, although its still there, picking up the calipers from them on monday so I can send them away, hopefully they will be returned within 2 weeks, ordering new alloys from BMW and have those fitted next year, along with new colour coded Reiger splitter, and while thats being done am going to get them to sort out the undertray which needs new bolts, and whatever new parts are needed. JON MORGAN seems a very decent lad to deal with and his knowledge of BMW's is unrivalled, will let you know the results when I get the car back.
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I have a 96 328 sport. My winter work has already started.

Remove front arch liners clean out all nooks and crannies and lag with wax oil.
Replace all 4 Calipers , fit my new Mtec drilled and grooved Discs with Mintex friction, replace handbrake shoes.
Next job is fit 2 new lower arms.
Powerflex both anti roll bars, rear bushes, and rear and front stabiliser link bushes again with Powerflex.
Last and most expensive is to have drivers seat bolster replaced then both front seats to be dyed . Centre console arm to be recovered to match my Red interior.
Get the minor dent man to remove a little ding on the o/s arch.

Then drive it to death next summer!!! Can't wait.
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On my E36 vert i've already/continuing to do

Remove towbar - Done
Clean rear arches - Done 1
Check which parking sensor/s are suspect - To do
Replace rear springs, (found a snapped one) - To do
Strip split rims and get dipped and powder coated - Done
Rebuild split rims - To do
Consider selling Vert - :-(

On my 540i

Wash it and kiss it and cuddle it and drive it
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540 is a great car Approve

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Originally posted by Cabrio Cabrio wrote:

540 is a great car Approve



Most definitely dude. I would never of thought an E39 540i Touring would get as good mpg as it does. Im well chuffed with it.
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Went to cl classics sat done a fan job on my car and rest of winter just need under bonnet foam and all done .will upload pics when I get it back in couple weeks .keep up good work all
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My work started 2 years ago, while parked up (on the street) a driver reversed into my E30 M3SE splitting my front bumper, fortunately I was sitting in the car otherwise I think she would have driven off!

The claim went through and the car was booked in, but decided that as it was going into the paint shop I would get them to freshen up the engine bay and headlamp panel and pay for this myself. For various reasons I've just never had a clear run at removing the engine etc until now.

The bumper, grilles, headlamp assemblies, engine and gearbox are now out (taken out from below the car) so now have to put the subframe and suspension back on, roll up the wiring harness and complete the stripping of ABS pump, fuel and brake lines in readiness for the paint shop on 11th January.

The engine is a bit oil leaky here and there, so have now decided to completely clean up the engine by fitting new gaskets, remove all the yellow passivate fixings to go away for replating, the cam cover, plenum chamber to go away for repainting crackle black, the throttle bodies to be stripped down to fit new o rings and replate the mechanisms. 

Once the car is back I need to refresh and make good the wiring connections all along the front where wiring has become brittle, then apply new loom tape, get the headlamp wash/wipe working - and hopefully BMW will be supplying new seat Fabric to enable the seats to finally be reupholstered. Then just the slightly bent rear wheel to be straightened or replaced.

It could be a while until this set of wheels meets the road again!  


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My X5 has 'running boards' which have been driving me nuts since I got the car - I think I might take them off over the winter.
 
However a quick squint underneath suggests I might be in 'thinking' mode for some time Confused
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Well - busy wee bees then - especially Richard, are you sure you've not missed anything LOL.
There's not much left to do on mine, got mine all done in the summer Confused - Mmm, well a 3 - 4 week, full respray and a bit (which turned out to be quite a lot) welding turned out to be a 20 week job !! 20 weeks to the day Angry I put it in on 24th of March (to be ready for "show-time") missing almost all the shows, anyhow, due to an nasty injury, I couldn't have done most of the shows anyway Cry.

So all I'd maybe like to do now is get the engine bay tidied up nicely to match the rest of the car.
Got an auto lecky coming to see me just after Christmas as the central locking is a bit dodgy / moody, sometimes I have to turn the key/ unlock twice for it to unlock ? I've had a look at this myself a few weeks ago, I have a feeling it may be something to do with the electric mirror switch !! cos, when that's unhooked the central locking works absolutely fine (took me for EV-VER to sus this out) so hopefully he'll get this sorted for me + I need a new electric aerial. and that's all folks Smile so not too much for me to do - other than sit in my garage and look at it Smile
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Originally posted by beelailydude beelailydude wrote:

On my E36 vert i've already/continuing to do

Remove towbar - Done
Clean rear arches - Done 1
Check which parking sensor/s are suspect - To do
Replace rear springs, (found a snapped one) - To do
Strip split rims and get dipped and powder coated - Done
Rebuild split rims - To do
Consider selling Vert - :-(

On my 540i

Wash it and kiss it and cuddle it and drive it


Fitted one spring with help from the wife (shes a mint grease monkey, cook and mother)

Bought wheel bolts and nuts ready to rebuild the fresh coated RC041's over Chrimbo.

Need to wash 540 and give it a nice run (flogging) over the festive period
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Re-furbed wheels built back up with new bolts and nuts,
Faulty parking sensor detected and new one orded.

Still need to wash E39 and take it oot and smack it a rse
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Refurbed calipers ready to fit, along with GT splitter snd new wheels
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This was part of my Christmas job list ....still can't quite work out how some of the bits could have got there ....seen similar before but still a shocker


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What is that .looks like you've emptied bin in there lol.
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It is an interesting mix and must have taken some time to build
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I hope that's not a mouse nest?

Have you checked your wiring? and you might be suprised how much they urinate and deficate - hoping not!!!
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Yes it was mice ....seem to have got lucky regards other damage only some loom insulation missing and all paint sealed so could have been a lot worse
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Mice, must 'ave invited the whole extended family for Christmas at yours Smile

Still keeps rest of your neighbourhood happy knowing they should be mouse free !!

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The rats couldn't get up the drain I guess
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