What have you done to your BMW today?

What have you done to your BMW today?

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monthefish

19,909 posts

199 months

Friday 18th June
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helix402 said:
monthefish said:
Wouldn't say waftastic being a 320i, but nice car all the same thumbup
I’m sticking with waft:

To really waft in vehicle terms, you really need a surfeit of power so that the journey feels effortless. thumbup

g3org3y

Original Poster:

17,227 posts

159 months

Friday 18th June
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JakeT said:
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.
I'd expect it to be a Vanos engine, I think it was introduced in 1992.

M50 is a fantastic engine, just watch that waterpump.

cerb4.5lee said:
One of my old neighbours had one and I always enjoyed listening to it start up and drive off. A lovely noise. thumbup
It is oft claimed that the 320i was the pick of the bunch from an aural point of view.

monthefish said:
helix402 said:
monthefish said:
Wouldn't say waftastic being a 320i, but nice car all the same thumbup
I’m sticking with waft:

To really waft in vehicle terms, you really need a surfeit of power so that the journey feels effortless. thumbup
I suspect sitting on 15s, the ride will be better than 99% of modern BMWs!

Court_S

5,299 posts

145 months

Friday 18th June
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cerb4.5lee said:
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
Most BMW 6’s make a nice noise in all fairness, especially the older ones without PPF’s etc.

mattman

2,538 posts

190 months

Friday 18th June
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Found a new (to me) local indy to carry out a minor service and fit new brake pads all round. Got a clean bill of health too.
Great service, reasonable rates and job done when they said it would be - highly recommend for anyone in the Hampshire area as they are around the corner from Marshall BMW main dealer.


rfsteel

461 posts

138 months

Saturday 19th June
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Collected the M5 from the bodyshop after 2 weeks, having had the bumpers, bonnet, lower doors and sills painted along with the usual E39 crusty bits addressed.






PS It wasn't CS Auto that did the work, I used Canada Coachworks near Byfleet, Surrey, can highly recommend their work.

JDB96

751 posts

63 months

Saturday 19th June
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Ditched the runflats for Eagle F1s. Oh my god what a difference!

The car decided to repay me for this gross disregard of its factory spec by breaking one of the headlights. Both dipped and main beam on the drivers side no longer work. Not the bulbs or fuses. fking thing bangheadbangheadbanghead

Court_S

5,299 posts

145 months

Saturday 19th June
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rfsteel said:
Collected the M5 from the bodyshop after 2 weeks, having had the bumpers, bonnet, lower doors and sills painted along with the usual E39 crusty bits addressed.






PS It wasn't CS Auto that did the work, I used Canada Coachworks near Byfleet, Surrey, can highly recommend their work.
That’s rather lovely. I have a massive soft spot for the E39 M5.

nomis36

319 posts

132 months

Saturday 19th June
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I’ve spent 2 days on my e92 330d removing the rear subframe to replace the 2 impossible to access flexi brake pipes, new diff bushings and fitted stock M3 subframe bushings.
Absolute walk in the park..........I’m kidding nobody am I? An absolute st job removing the subframe bushings, never doing that job again!
Car feels great now so worth the aching joints and muscles.

bodhi

6,582 posts

197 months

Saturday 19th June
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Had it dropped off after spending the week being serviced and having the wheels stripped and refinished Ferric Grey, just a quick pic but I'm awfully pleased with the result - in fact I'm struggling to believe they are the same wheels.


JakeT

4,213 posts

88 months

Saturday 19th June
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It's been an E36 day today (although I did take my E91 to B&Q to sort a couple of bits out)

Gave it a good hoover (forgot the boot) and a quick wash before the rain came. It's come up really well, and has some delicious details, like the supplying dealer sticker in the rear window, and tax disc holder. The plates are also from the supplying dealer, but have a web address on, so are definitiely not the originals. hehe

The owners I bought it from garaged it every night, and it shows. The condition is great, and there's none of the slime that seems to accumulate around cars that sit outside. They were sad to see it go, and even waved the car off as it went. They kept rubber mats over the carpet ones to keep them nice, too. It comes with three keys, the full first aid kit, tool kit, and torch in the glove box. First job is the tyres need replacing, as they're from 2009, and Pirellis. A full set of Michelins is £240 delivered. The oil is on the max, and clean which tallies with it having been serviced 200 miles ago in 2019. The last MOT noted that the rear pads were wearing thin, so I'll get some rear pads (and maybe discs) ordered up too. But any way, I'll share some pics. The plate K9 EMC has been on the car since it was new, the invoice from the DVLA is even in the history. EMC is the initials of the first owner. smile








g3org3y

Original Poster:

17,227 posts

159 months

Saturday 19th June
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SUPER original, really nice. cool Shame it doesn't have air con though.

helix402

6,362 posts

150 months

Saturday 19th June
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Parked it in quite a tight space:


+picked up an oil filter from the last owner:


JakeT

4,213 posts

88 months

Saturday 19th June
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g3org3y said:
SUPER original, really nice. cool Shame it doesn't have air con though.
I said to the good lady that the one thing I would change is to add A/C to it, as to have A/C in the early 90's was mega cool (pun intended). Buying 28 years on, beggars can't be choosers mind.

MOMACC

49 posts

5 months

Sunday 20th June
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Ran over a screw 100 miles from home.
AA called at 5pm
Arrived at 8pm
Couldn't fit the isofix seat in the truck
Got a taxi at 9pm and home for 11pm

Nightmare of a wait with a hungry toddler.

Tyre was only 4 weeks old too.


MOMACC

49 posts

5 months

Sunday 20th June
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Deep Thought

29,077 posts

165 months

Sunday 20th June
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Bought a cup holder!

My 630i had the optional extra cup holder however the cup itself has been lost by a previous owner, so there was just the little silver bracket.

They're around £400 new and generally make £100 or so good, used on ebay. Got one that was just newly listed for £70. Seems in excellent condition.

No doubt it will piss my wife off where it sits but its detachable and not having it for completeness was annoying me.

Pic of what it looks like in a six series


d_a_n1979

3,151 posts

40 months

Sunday 20th June
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rfsteel said:
Collected the M5 from the bodyshop after 2 weeks, having had the bumpers, bonnet, lower doors and sills painted along with the usual E39 crusty bits addressed.






PS It wasn't CS Auto that did the work, I used Canada Coachworks near Byfleet, Surrey, can highly recommend their work.
Lovely stuff thumbup

d_a_n1979

3,151 posts

40 months

Sunday 20th June
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bodhi said:
Had it dropped off after spending the week being serviced and having the wheels stripped and refinished Ferric Grey, just a quick pic but I'm awfully pleased with the result - in fact I'm struggling to believe they are the same wheels.

Looking good cool

They look lighter than mine though... Unless it's the light/angle etc

bodhi

6,582 posts

197 months

Sunday 20th June
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d_a_n1979 said:
Looking good cool

They look lighter than mine though... Unless it's the light/angle etc
To be more accurate I actually went for Ferric Grey II, which is believe is slightly lighter than the original. However I am struggling to capture the range of shades they go in the various light conditions, from almost silver in the direct sun to a much darker grey in cloudier weather. Will try to get some better pics when I'm out this afternoon.

Not sure who suggesting the Titan Silver / Ferric Grey combo, but I think they were on to something smile

d_a_n1979

3,151 posts

40 months

Sunday 20th June
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bodhi said:
d_a_n1979 said:
Looking good cool

They look lighter than mine though... Unless it's the light/angle etc
To be more accurate I actually went for Ferric Grey II, which is believe is slightly lighter than the original. However I am struggling to capture the range of shades they go in the various light conditions, from almost silver in the direct sun to a much darker grey in cloudier weather. Will try to get some better pics when I'm out this afternoon.

Not sure who suggesting the Titan Silver / Ferric Grey combo, but I think they were on to something smile
Me I think wink as that's what I've got and recommended it on your thread in the other section smile