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Old 26-01-2012, 02:00 PM   #111
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Is that not edd and his mop in your avatar?

Looking really good mate. (car, not you in your avatar)
I'd say yeah, but Edd isn't as folickly challenged as me, oh and there's not Farecla G3 flying around everywhere.
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Old 27-01-2012, 10:42 AM   #112
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Absolutely stunning!!

Exactly what mine SHOULD look like
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #113
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1 step forward and 2 steps back today, had an annoying rattle to deal with, so when I got home from work I decided to check the heat shields around the brakes, bingo it had sheered of from one of the bolts at the bottom, took about 30 odd minutes to remove and no more rattle.

No biggy but on the downside whilst the car was up in the air, fresh oil was evident on the bottom of the engine tray, typical E39 trait- power steering hose is perished/leaking and in need of replacing.

Should have some more goodies arriving in the post shortly, so updates accordingly.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #114
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Loving that Rob!! Very nice indeed, and that colour's really come alive now hasn't it!!
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Brief update today, been eagerly waiting for some side mouldings to be delivered for a week or so, these I purchased at a very reasonable price from a car being stripped on another forum, had no idea what condition they would be in, but was pleasantly surprised.

Pleased with the look and breaks up the panel nicely, also works with the shadowline trim, just need to sort the bumper mouldings now.





Next addition will be the tints, gone for 5% limo black for maximum security from prying eyes.
Was originally going to have a local company apply the tints and got a very reasonable price, but had a think about it and decided to give it a go myself and sourced the tints for 30.00 all in.



I can't guarantee the language will not be offensive when it comes to applying them, but will report back regardless.

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Door mouldings look great Rob, coming along very nicely mate
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Next addition will be the tints, gone for 5% limo black for maximum security from prying eyes.
Was originally going to have a local company apply the tints and got a very reasonable price, but had a think about it and decided to give it a go myself and sourced the tints for 30.00 all in.



I can't guarantee the language will not be offensive when it comes to applying them, but will report back regardless.
I also tried to apply tints to my car ( e39 ) but rear window -1 me -0. Ruined 6 meters of good tint

PS.: car is coming together very nicely , but I prefer colour coded mouldings on standart bumpers.
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I also tried to apply tints to my car ( e39 ) but rear window -1 me -0. Ruined 6 meters of good tint

PS.: car is coming together very nicely , but I prefer colour coded mouldings on standart bumpers.
Rear glass on the touring opens seperately so should make life easier.

Bumpers are being replaced for Sport models.

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Couple of faults and tints.

Gave the car a good run out the last couple of days, 150 miles to and from Milton Keynes.
During the wet slushy weather the ABS light came up on the dashboard, following morning it had gone, so put this down to the damp conditions and a sensitive ABS wheel sensor.

Car up on axle stands and opened the sensor casing, gave a good spray with brake cleaner, re-insulated where the wires enter and a liberal coating of WD40, hopefully this has done the trick.



Also had a leak from the PAS resevoir.





Drained the resevoir.



Removed the pipe and checked for any pin holes or splits, all appeared in good order, so must be the rubbish clips that BMW use, replaced these with some decent jubilee clips and no more leaking.



Load area tints completed, just need to do passenger windows and rear glass now.


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Old 08-02-2012, 05:36 PM   #120
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looks good mate!
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