What have you done to your BMW today?

What have you done to your BMW today?

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helix402

6,294 posts

148 months

Friday 16th April
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Took the personalised No plates off and put the original ones on. They look rubbish.

g3org3y

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16,942 posts

157 months

Friday 16th April
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Court_S said:
g3org3y said:
How many weeks has it been since I had the 6 Series sorted?

Parked up at work (staff carpark) and someone has very helpfully reversed into the front left wing. Fortunately they left their details with reception.

*sigh*
What an absolute pisser but at least they left details.

Have they done much damage?
Super_G said:
Sucks but good to know human decency still exists.
It was the chap who delivers certain paperwork to the surgery on a daily basis. Left a decent amount of red paint on the 6.

I think the majority will polish out but a smart repair may be required. Will have to clean up the area over the weekend and have a good look. cry



Court_S

4,971 posts

143 months

Friday 16th April
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g3org3y said:
It was the chap who delivers certain paperwork to the surgery on a daily basis. Left a decent amount of red paint on the 6.

I think the majority will polish out but a smart repair may be required. Will have to clean up the area over the weekend and have a good look. cry
That’s annoying.

Hopefully it not be too bad after a clean / polish.

I damaged my 140i last week through my own stupidity...bike on the roof and a height restrictor was a bad combo. I missed it trying to get my boy excited for a ride and didn’t spot blue (of all colours) metal against a blue sky. Lead to a shagged bike rack a scuff and a dent in the roof. The scuff has polished out and I’ve got the worst of the dent out but I still need to get the local PDR guy out. I was absolutely fuming.

nomis36

287 posts

130 months

Saturday 17th April
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Fitted my 50th birthday pressie to myself on thursday, never had a personal plate before but i like it.
Also, dropped my Quaife ATB equipped diff off at the transmission specialist to have the bearings replaced........again! He did it a couple of months ago and it only lasted a couple of weeks before developing a different whine. All very strange. Anyway, he's doing it this week and hoping the bearings are faulty so he can send them back and get his money back and compensating for his time.
For the meantime i've fitted an auto diff to my manual so it's quite low geared now, 6th feels like 5th! It does feel perky though!

E63eeeeee...

528 posts

15 months

Saturday 17th April
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Took it out for an ice cream. Realised how much it needs a wash. Remembered I don't like washing cars. Came home and parked it where I can't see it. Fully expect to repeat this process tomorrow.

MikeM6

3,514 posts

68 months

Saturday 17th April
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Had a great run out in mine, plan to enjoy the morning washing it as the weather should be good, but the thirsty bugger will want some superunleaded again!

Nik Gnashers

523 posts

122 months

Saturday 17th April
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Finally de-badged it (M140i).
I hated the m/// side/wing badges which always caught on wash mitts / wax aplicator / etc.
The rear M140i badge I was 50/50 on removing, but glad I did, the rear looks so much cleaner and 'balanced' now.
Wish I had done it moons ago now .....

JakeT

4,145 posts

86 months

Saturday 17th April
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Nik Gnashers said:
Finally de-badged it (M140i).
I hated the m/// side/wing badges which always caught on wash mitts / wax aplicator / etc.
The rear M140i badge I was 50/50 on removing, but glad I did, the rear looks so much cleaner and 'balanced' now.
Wish I had done it moons ago now .....
Good work. My least favourite thing about these cars is that they're an M140i. if they were badged as a 140i I wouldn't mind it so much.

DVandrews

1,187 posts

249 months

Saturday 17th April
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Put the summer wheels back on the 440i, they look a lot better...

Court_S

4,971 posts

143 months

Sunday 18th April
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Nik Gnashers said:
Finally de-badged it (M140i).
I hated the m/// side/wing badges which always caught on wash mitts / wax aplicator / etc.
The rear M140i badge I was 50/50 on removing, but glad I did, the rear looks so much cleaner and 'balanced' now.
Wish I had done it moons ago now .....
I much prefer them sans the badges. I tend to hate badges anyway.

Pizzaeatingking

445 posts

37 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Court_S said:
Nik Gnashers said:
Finally de-badged it (M140i).
I hated the m/// side/wing badges which always caught on wash mitts / wax aplicator / etc.
The rear M140i badge I was 50/50 on removing, but glad I did, the rear looks so much cleaner and 'balanced' now.
Wish I had done it moons ago now .....
I much prefer them sans the badges. I tend to hate badges anyway.
Same here, I ordered mine without the wing badges and model badge on the rear. Much cleaner imo

RicoOS

57 posts

25 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Decided to give her the first full birthday detail of the year, full polish, followed by full wax with nice polymer wax, she will get a 2nd coat of wax tomorrow.


Court_S

4,971 posts

143 months

Thursday 22nd April
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RicoOS said:
Decided to give her the first full birthday detail of the year, full polish, followed by full wax with nice polymer wax, she will get a 2nd coat of wax tomorrow.

Looks well; the E46 is still one of my favourite BMW’s.

DVandrews

1,187 posts

249 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Court_S said:
RicoOS said:
Decided to give her the first full birthday detail of the year, full polish, followed by full wax with nice polymer wax, she will get a 2nd coat of wax tomorrow.

Looks well; the E46 is still one of my favourite BMW’s.
The E46 and E39 were the pinnacle of BMW styling, Best looking by far.

g3org3y

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16,942 posts

157 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Oil changed on the X5. Think it sounds quieter now (may be placebo!).

DVandrews said:
Court_S said:
RicoOS said:
Decided to give her the first full birthday detail of the year, full polish, followed by full wax with nice polymer wax, she will get a 2nd coat of wax tomorrow.

Looks well; the E46 is still one of my favourite BMW’s.
The E46 and E39 were the pinnacle of BMW styling, Best looking by far.
There's a real understated elegance to the E46. I did enjoy owing my 'Shed' 330Ci, my dad is looking after it now.

RichardM5

1,561 posts

102 months

Thursday 22nd April
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DVandrews said:
The E46 and E39 were the pinnacle of BMW styling, Best looking by far.
Totally agree, gave my E39 a good wash today, the sun really shows off the blue in Carbon Black.


nomis36

287 posts

130 months

Thursday 22nd April
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RichardM5 said:
Totally agree, gave my E39 a good wash today, the sun really shows off the blue in Carbon Black.

E39 M5 lick

DVandrews

1,187 posts

249 months

Thursday 22nd April
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My old E39 M5



Edited by DVandrews on Friday 23 April 17:18

MarkJS

605 posts

113 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Took it for a bit of exercise through the Yorkshire dales.


Court_S

4,971 posts

143 months

Friday 23rd April
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RichardM5 said:
Totally agree, gave my E39 a good wash today, the sun really shows off the blue in Carbon Black.

That’s rather lovely; my all time favourite M5.