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Old 18-02-2018, 11:00 PM   #71
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If all else fails, Matty, you can always go down this route....

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Old 18-02-2018, 11:06 PM   #72
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If all else fails, Matty, you can always go down this route....

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Oh now that would really finish it off
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Old 18-02-2018, 11:06 PM   #73
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Reckon Betty would love that, she seems the type for a fluffy boa
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Excellent progress! I did a interior clean on mine (excluding wet vac) recently, and was thinking how to do the wet vac as using the Vax on the carpets is fiddly with the seats in situ. Your results are setting the bar high !

Whats the piping on the rear seat bench by the seat belt sockets for - heated seats?
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Excellent progress! I did a interior clean on mine (excluding wet vac) recently, and was thinking how to do the wet vac as using the Vax on the carpets is fiddly with the seats in situ. Your results are setting the bar high !



Whats the piping on the rear seat bench by the seat belt sockets for - heated seats?


Thanks Arvi all day job but well worth doing, it’s come up a treat! RE the piping, do you mean underneath the seat? If so, I thought it was for seat belt pre tensioner maybe? I.e. if you have an accident they fire and pull the seat belts tight?

Maybe someone can chime in because I’m not sure.
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you can get DIY kits for the Steering wheels but I have no experience with them

The stitching looks complicated until you realise there is a row of stitching on each side that you then stitch together with a third strand


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you can get DIY kits for the Steering wheels but I have no experience with them



The stitching looks complicated until you realise there is a row of stitching on each side that you then stitch together with a third strand








Thank you....... again!
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A fantastic thread and really inspiring to follow you through this.
I have to say you've done an amazing job to bring this car back to its former glory
I've always shied away from the engine bay, but you've definitely shown me its worth it.
Top effort buddy,
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A fantastic thread and really inspiring to follow you through this.
I have to say you've done an amazing job to bring this car back to its former glory
I've always shied away from the engine bay, but you've definitely shown me its worth it.
Top effort buddy,
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Thanks Phil, appreciate the kind words this is the beginning of it, more is to come. I’m hoping to get the car totally turned around with some years rolled back for well under a grand so as much as I can do detailing wise is going to help!

RE the engine bay, I’ll be honest I wouldn’t normally attack bays with that much water however the BMW is pretty well covered with trims and plastics so I went for Snow Foam, high pressure water etc.

Common sense prevails under the bonnet, avoid electrics, cover if possible and a good APC with plenty of old cloths are your allies. You’ll be gleaming in no time

Best of luck mate and get a thread up when you do it

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UPDATE TIME!

New Head Unit

This is short but very, very sweet after the crazy snow from The Beast From The East post and parcels finally started arriving today.

I was so excited about this one that I forgot to take proper pictures, went straight over my mates and fitted it





This is an Eonon GA7165 Android Head Unit designed as a plug and play unit for the BMW E90 series. Fitting was a doddle, It’s simply been plumbed in for now so I have a proper functioning sound system and first impressions are great definitely has a lot more clout than the standard base audio setup!

Nav and DAB will be wired in a couple of weeks but over the moon as I can now stream music!

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