What have you done to your BMW today?

What have you done to your BMW today?

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ben5575

4,185 posts

187 months

Sunday 21st February
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Warm weather, wet roads, a full tank of Momentum and the MDM setting.

What great little cars these M2Cs are smile. So much fun.

Toltec

6,532 posts

189 months

Sunday 21st February
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Charged the battery.

MannyLon

1,318 posts

172 months

Sunday 21st February
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ppf for the M Coupe:

https://youtu.be/FE_zgyIohPM

liner33

8,479 posts

168 months

Sunday 21st February
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Had a service done on Friday on my m235i , local specialist charged me £165 for oil change/inspection, was £100 cheaper than local main dealer who has messed up the last two anyhow its a 2015 car with 22k on it now

Only 6000 miles since last service in Feb 2019 and I changed the oil myself last year


Toltec

6,532 posts

189 months

Sunday 21st February
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Picked up the shards of door mirror when the glass just decided to spontaneously detach from the backing as they unfolded this morning.

parabolica

5,637 posts

150 months

Sunday 21st February
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Finally picked the z4 up from my dad’s workshop after I had to leave it there a few weeks back after replacing the starter motor. First time it’s run since late Dec; bit lumpy to begin with but soon back to normal on the drive home. Out this morning to check it over and it was soaking inside. Thankfully it’s a breezy sunny day here so opened the roof halfway and wiped everything down and left it to dry out. Seems to be all good now.

g3org3y

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16,899 posts

157 months

Sunday 21st February
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E91 is absolutely filthy and the X5 is getting there too. Debated washing the cars today. Very short debate...biggrin

Also spotted a 2006 130i for sale in the village where I work. Manual box. Heated seats too. Non xenons though and a dodgy aftermarket stereo. 5.5k

Not sure I need another (N52 engined) BMW...

Court_S

4,871 posts

143 months

Sunday 21st February
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Busy few days faffing with cars...

The 125i still consumes most of my time. Wing mirror is painted and refitted after the tt in a white van hit it, OE diffuser has been painted gloss black and fitted, wheels have been refurbished, sealed with lots of FK1000 new centre caps and M gel badges. I spent a few hours yesterday washing 12 years of crap out of the wheel arches.

Both got washed today and topped up with quick detailer. The little 125i has really got under my skin.





I also discovered the hard way that bird st and cabriolets are not a good combo....a fresh bird st hit the wind deflector and sprayed all over the clean interior shoot

LanceRS

1,774 posts

103 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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I found out which bit of my exhaust was knackered. Annoyingly the manifold and system themselves are absolutely fine but the flanges where they join are a corroded mess. I shall be bloody annoyed if I have to replace the whole lot because I cannot join the two together.

PGNSagaris

2,537 posts

132 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Bigger stoppers for the 130i...love this car so much



New coilovers to follow too ...

g3org3y

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16,899 posts

157 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Ironically it's bin day...rolleyes

Deep Thought

28,906 posts

163 months

Wednesday 24th February
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g3org3y said:


Ironically it's bin day...rolleyes
What happened there?

g3org3y

Original Poster:

16,899 posts

157 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Deep Thought said:
What happened there?
See first post of the thread. frown

danneth

789 posts

153 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Cleaned it




roadie

339 posts

228 months

Thursday 25th February
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PGNSagaris said:
Bigger stoppers for the 130i...love this car so much

I had the same brake calipers fitted to the front of my 130i too and the same issue with the stickers. To me the sticker in your picture reads as W/// and not M\\\! I removed the stickers and left the calipers plain. I like your discs - I went with plain TRW 2 piece discs. Here's my setup after nearly a year during a suspension refresh.



I removed the rear bench of my 130i to clean underneath. It is amazing how McDonalds chips can exist in their original state!

g3org3y

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16,899 posts

157 months

Thursday 25th February
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g3org3y said:
Deep Thought said:
What happened there?
See first post of the thread. frown
6 Series suspension now sorted. Now time to get the bodywork repair dealt with.

g3org3y

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16,899 posts

157 months

Friday 26th February
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Drove the 6 to work today. Surprising amount of compliments about it (from non car people in actual fact). Testament to the Bangle styling that a car of 15 years old still looks fresh today imo.

Deep Thought

28,906 posts

163 months

Friday 26th February
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g3org3y said:
Drove the 6 to work today. Surprising amount of compliments about it (from non car people in actual fact). Testament to the Bangle styling that a car of 15 years old still looks fresh today imo.
Good to hear its roadworthy again smile

Yes, i really like the 6. There were never that many about thus i can imagine they do turn heads now.

I've a soft spot for a 630i to replace my 330i.

I keep an eye on this one but it feels a little expensive - borne out by the fact hes been advertising it since 31-10-20.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202010315...

I might go poke him after lockdown. I like in NI so local options are limited. If i take the head staggers it might be worth heading to the mainland for the right car at the right price.

oldaudi

925 posts

124 months

Friday 26th February
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What did the respray on the stratus grey come back like?

Court_S

4,871 posts

143 months

Friday 26th February
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g3org3y said:
Drove the 6 to work today. Surprising amount of compliments about it (from non car people in actual fact). Testament to the Bangle styling that a car of 15 years old still looks fresh today imo.
I think Bangle’s designs have aged well (other than the 7 which was ugly then and hasn’t got any better).