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Old 28-01-2016, 04:46 PM   #21
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My body inspection said that there is slight bubbling on the offside rear arch, that settles is! Went to a reputable bodyshop earlier for a quote for both arches back to bare metal, painted and then the arch seal being reapplied and to get the rear bumper painted as it has 2 slight marks so might as well get it all done together.

They quoted approximately £700-£800 for the work. They were busy and I wanted a ball park figure so I didn't get a written quote. Now to look around for good shops and get some prices done! Oh the joys!
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Old 28-01-2016, 05:04 PM   #22
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Looks a lovely car mate, i love your liht up knob but wheels dont do anything for me personally
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Old 28-01-2016, 05:09 PM   #23
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Looks a lovely car mate, i love your liht up knob but wheels dont do anything for me personally
It's a nice little touch, I think all e46 have the wiring in place to have it plug in, I may be wrong on that though! I still have the mv2s in the garage, they need a refurb but they're always an option if I do get bored of them
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Old 28-01-2016, 05:15 PM   #24
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You have got me looking into a light up one for my e92 now lol
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Old 28-01-2016, 05:33 PM   #25
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You have got me looking into a light up one for my e92 now lol
Haha, I'm sure you'll find one!
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Old 30-10-2016, 11:10 PM   #26
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Update

It has been a long time since I updated this thread, a lot has happened so I will try to include all of it in this post!

I performed a suspension overhaul, this included: front and rear drop links, front and rear anti roll bar bushes (powerflex) and front and rear shocks and top mounts. I have lost a lot of pictures I have taken over the months so I now only have these:





Waiting for it to settle again...



I then drove nearly 150 mile round trip to Munich Legends to have a thorough check of the car to ensure everything was good. They picked up a weep from the sump gasket, front brake hoses needed replacement, rear abs rings need changing and they did say drive shats may need changing if the rust is too bad (the rings have been changed and drive shafts were caught early so are fine).

I decided I wanted to have a transmission refresh too, so I ordered: gearbox oil, Diff oil, transmission mounts and engine mounts, I also got the sump gasket and oil for the change.

I then done the brake hoses, simple enough, shocked they were this bad (on the side facing inside so didn't spot the deterioration)









These are a few of the parts previously mentioned thay I acquired, I didn't carry the work out myself as dropping the subframe whilst laying under it didn't appeal to me...





Then I requested the mechanic sent me some pictures of the work (he's a mate so it wasn't like I was being awkward customer from hell)

Sump all cleaned up



The lifetime oil BMW insist you don't change because it isn't necessary...



This was found, over £200 for a replacement so he cleaned it up and put some copper grease on it for me



I refreshed the BMW badges, only have the one photo:





Changed the side repeaters that had faded badly!



I was then sent this picture:



My friend had picked up my MV2s from my garage and was refurbishment centre bound!



Wheels were left to set for about 10 days, then it was time protection:









Wheels all done with new centre caps and M Sport stickers, which were also coated with some Crystal Serum Light.



Wheels were put into the car to go and have the tyres from current wheels swapped onto them and fitted (tyres are almost new pilot sport 4s) one had a puncture when I got here so it was replaced...



Wheels were fitted and also had the windows tinted.



Finally got the rear arches painted, the picture was pre flat and Polish hence the huge amount of peel! still peel is better than rust!



This F10 M5 knob arrived from germany, so I went from this (new gaiter, same style for handbrake one too)



To this:





It feels much nicer to use, weighted and the band at the bottom looks much nicer to me.

That puts the post pretty much up to date for now!

I have parts ordered and plans for the very near future so I will update accordingly!
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This is the wheel thief, that's not my car he's it ting on by the way...

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Old 31-10-2016, 06:31 AM   #28
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Great update buddy. Car is looking great mate. Keep it up mate.😀

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Ordered these on Saturday morning, arrived this morning from Germany!



I will be colour coding these, always found the gaping hole at the bottom of the bumper so glad to have found these! Thought that they were only available for the m3, but it seems not
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Old 31-10-2016, 05:34 PM   #30
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Presented with that joyous sight 5 minutes ago, looks like the the passenger projector lense has detached from something as it is hanging down! fun job for this time of year
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