What have you done to your BMW today?

What have you done to your BMW today?

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Court_S

5,299 posts

145 months

Monday 14th June
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Changed the white shifter bush on my 130 tonight whilst swapping the trim over. It wasn’t that bad to do and I didn’t even lose the retaining clip.



New bush in and the shifter refitted.


4004

56 posts

18 months

Monday 14th June
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monthefish said:
A small (but effective biggrin ) mod I made to my M6 Gran Coupe:
Huh, so there was no velcro-attached leather flap from factory? Thought it was there on E-series chassis at least. Talk about "back in the old days engineers made the cars, now it's all done by marketers and accountants hurr durr".
Ditto on the trimmers - most will make big claims about "using OEM materials" or some such, but very few actually deliver.
Quite surprised how cheaply you can get a bit of merino nowadays..

nomis36

319 posts

132 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Court_S said:
Changed the white shifter bush on my 130 tonight whilst swapping the trim over. It wasn’t that bad to do and I didn’t even lose the retaining clip.



New bush in and the shifter refitted.

Has the new bush made much difference? I’ve been meaning to do this for a while but not got round to it yet. Where did you get the bush from?

Court_S

5,299 posts

145 months

Tuesday 15th June
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nomis36 said:
Has the new bush made much difference? I’ve been meaning to do this for a while but not got round to it yet. Where did you get the bush from?
Yes, it’s virtually eliminated the slip in the gear change. Feels much better.

The bush was from my local dealer. It was a a tenner or so. Get some spare retaining clips just in case because they’re very easy to lose.

curvature

85 posts

42 months

Tuesday 15th June
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I machine polished and put a ceramic coating on my 640d 2 weeks ago and today I had to clean it after leaving under a pigeon's nest in Manchester.

The ceramic coating definitely works.

Deep Thought

29,077 posts

165 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Coilovers have arrived for the 630i

woohoo

Getting them fitted next week, along with 10mm spacers, extended bolts and new centre caps for the alloys.


g3org3y

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17,227 posts

159 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Took the X5 to the specialist to get that noise diagnosed.

Ford Focus C-Max courtesy car!

bodhi

6,582 posts

197 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Mine's in for a service and having the wheels refurbed, and I must admit the courtesy car I've been given is very agreeable:



Only a 200 so no ball of fire, and as a bald middle aged man I look interesting with the hood down, but with the weather it's been a very pleasant way of moving around.

g3org3y

Original Poster:

17,227 posts

159 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Courtesy car envy. weeping

cerb4.5lee

19,652 posts

148 months

Wednesday 16th June
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g3org3y said:
Courtesy car envy. weeping
hehe

You have definitely been short changed sadly for sure(and I like Fords). cry

Court_S

5,299 posts

145 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Fitted my Mishimoto intake pipe. Had to settle for blue because black was out of stock but it had 20% off so I can live with it.



I’ve also had my retrimmed parts back from Royal which have been fitted. Along with my wrapped trim.


monthefish

19,909 posts

199 months

Thursday 17th June
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bodhi said:
Mine's in for a service and having the wheels refurbed, and I must admit the courtesy car I've been given is very agreeable:



Only a 200 so no ball of fire, and as a bald middle aged man I look interesting with the hood down, but with the weather it's been a very pleasant way of moving around.
That is the weirdest courtesy car I've ever seen? hehe What age is it?

bodhi

6,582 posts

197 months

Thursday 17th June
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monthefish said:
That is the weirdest courtesy car I've ever seen? hehe What age is it?
I will admit I was quite shocked when he dropped it off - his usual courtesy cars are Minis, but on occasion he will drop off something from his personal stock if one isn't available. Over the years he's dropped off a 335d (yes, mapped), his wife's SLK, and various 3 Series, including a 330d SE I ended up buying from him. Work is always to a high standard and my car gets picked up from home, bit of a no brainer when I need work done smile

It's a 2004 with 68k on the clock and one lady owner. It is absolutely immaculate, and I am currently trying to persuade the wife it would be perfect for her smile

g3org3y

Original Poster:

17,227 posts

159 months

Thursday 17th June
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cerb4.5lee said:
g3org3y said:
Courtesy car envy. weeping
hehe

You have definitely been short changed sadly for sure(and I like Fords). cry
It has been sitting in the drive since I drove it back yesterday. The neighbours' curtains will be twitching, they know we only buy/have BMWs. hehe

Surprisingly good ride tbh. I probably won't be trading the X5 for a C-Max just yet.

JakeT

4,213 posts

88 months

Thursday 17th June
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Err... Bought another one.

E36 320i coupe. 57k, loads of history, and two owners from new. Early model with the M50.

Auto, which is a bit of a shame, but the good lady will be using it too, and she likes an auto.


helix402

6,362 posts

150 months

Thursday 17th June
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JakeT said:
Err... Bought another one.

E36 320i coupe. 57k, loads of history, and two owners from new. Early model with the M50.

Auto, which is a bit of a shame, but the good lady will be using it too, and she likes an auto.

Lovely and waftastic, is it a non vanos one?

monthefish

19,909 posts

199 months

Friday 18th June
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helix402 said:
JakeT said:
Err... Bought another one.

E36 320i coupe. 57k, loads of history, and two owners from new. Early model with the M50.

Auto, which is a bit of a shame, but the good lady will be using it too, and she likes an auto.

Lovely and waftastic, is it a non vanos one?
Wouldn't say waftastic being a 320i, but nice car all the same thumbup

helix402

6,362 posts

150 months

Friday 18th June
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monthefish said:
Wouldn't say waftastic being a 320i, but nice car all the same thumbup
I’m sticking with waft:


JakeT

4,213 posts

88 months

Friday 18th June
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Thanks, Helix. It’s a single VANOS one I believe on a K.

I know a 320 is Not going to set the world on fire, but the M50 is a great engine.

cerb4.5lee

19,652 posts

148 months

Friday 18th June
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JakeT said:
I know a 320 is Not going to set the world on fire, but the M50 is a great engine.
One of my old neighbours had one and I always enjoyed listening to it start up and drive off. A lovely noise. thumbup