What have you done to your BMW today?

What have you done to your BMW today?

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Mark-insert old BMW

16,304 posts

176 months

Saturday 22nd June
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yes

McGee_22

6,877 posts

182 months

Saturday 22nd June
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M635CSi used as a Prom car for my daughter.

Deep Thought

36,160 posts

200 months

Sunday 23rd June
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McGee_22 said:
M635CSi used as a Prom car for my daughter.
^^^^

Some great memories created right there. beer

Court_S

13,530 posts

180 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Mark-insert old BMW said:
Caught a train up to London and collected a rare old saloon, in the shape of an almost rust free E36. There are a couple of small cosmetic scabs and the jacking points were repaired a few years back but, as far as E36's go, it's in remarkably good shape. The mileage is also very low at just 45k or thereabouts and some years it cpvered literally a mile between tests. Given how little it's actually been used, it definitely benefited from an Italian tune up today and by the time we reached home 253 miles later, it was running and driving without fault. The interior is in amazing condition and despite the smokers pack, it's never actually been smoked in.

Best of all though, it's a super rare 318is saloon so has a 1,9 twin cam, M sport suspension, M sport steering wheel etc.

Oh and does anyone know how I can find out the radio code for a BMW Business RDS radio cassette?



That leather looks to be in incredible condition!

I can’t remember the last time I saw an E36 saloon.

Mark-insert old BMW

16,304 posts

176 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Court_S said:
Mark-insert old BMW said:
Caught a train up to London and collected a rare old saloon, in the shape of an almost rust free E36. There are a couple of small cosmetic scabs and the jacking points were repaired a few years back but, as far as E36's go, it's in remarkably good shape. The mileage is also very low at just 45k or thereabouts and some years it cpvered literally a mile between tests. Given how little it's actually been used, it definitely benefited from an Italian tune up today and by the time we reached home 253 miles later, it was running and driving without fault. The interior is in amazing condition and despite the smokers pack, it's never actually been smoked in.

Best of all though, it's a super rare 318is saloon so has a 1,9 twin cam, M sport suspension, M sport steering wheel etc.

Oh and does anyone know how I can find out the radio code for a BMW Business RDS radio cassette?



It's funny how much they've dated. Especially when parked and surrounded by modern stuff. The E36 is so small by comparison. The whole interior is incredibly nice condition. I guess that's from not having anyone sit in there for years at a time? laugh Even the headlining has remained in place!

That leather looks to be in incredible condition!

I can’t remember the last time I saw an E36 saloon.

MightyBadger

2,536 posts

53 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Mark-insert old BMW said:
Caught a train up to London and collected a rare old saloon, in the shape of an almost rust free E36. There are a couple of small cosmetic scabs and the jacking points were repaired a few years back but, as far as E36's go, it's in remarkably good shape. The mileage is also very low at just 45k or thereabouts and some years it cpvered literally a mile between tests. Given how little it's actually been used, it definitely benefited from an Italian tune up today and by the time we reached home 253 miles later, it was running and driving without fault. The interior is in amazing condition and despite the smokers pack, it's never actually been smoked in.

Best of all though, it's a super rare 318is saloon so has a 1,9 twin cam, M sport suspension, M sport steering wheel etc.

Oh and does anyone know how I can find out the radio code for a BMW Business RDS radio cassette?



Good work. that looks ace.

pmorg4

738 posts

119 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Mark-insert old BMW said:
Caught a train up to London and collected a rare old saloon, in the shape of an almost rust free E36. There are a couple of small cosmetic scabs and the jacking points were repaired a few years back but, as far as E36's go, it's in remarkably good shape. The mileage is also very low at just 45k or thereabouts and some years it cpvered literally a mile between tests. Given how little it's actually been used, it definitely benefited from an Italian tune up today and by the time we reached home 253 miles later, it was running and driving without fault. The interior is in amazing condition and despite the smokers pack, it's never actually been smoked in.

Best of all though, it's a super rare 318is saloon so has a 1,9 twin cam, M sport suspension, M sport steering wheel etc.

Oh and does anyone know how I can find out the radio code for a BMW Business RDS radio cassette?



Lovely! I didn't know they did a 318is saloon. I had a coupe version many years ago as a second car and it was a cracking thing, while nowhere near as smooth as the six pots it's a nice revvy engine that likes to be thrashed. Glad to see it getting some proper use!

Throttlebody

2,368 posts

57 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Got the inside buffed up. Easy work with a low mileage car.


Court_S

13,530 posts

180 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Mark-insert old BMW said:
It's funny how much they've dated. Especially when parked and surrounded by modern stuff. The E36 is so small by comparison. The whole interior is incredibly nice condition. I guess that's from not having anyone sit in there for years at a time? laugh Even the headlining has remained in place!

That leather looks to be in incredible condition!

I can’t remember the last time I saw an E36 saloon.
The must look tiny compared to new cars; my wife’s E91 looks small and that’ll be loads bigger than an E36!

d_a_n1979

9,002 posts

75 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Mark-insert old BMW said:
Caught a train up to London and collected a rare old saloon, in the shape of an almost rust free E36. There are a couple of small cosmetic scabs and the jacking points were repaired a few years back but, as far as E36's go, it's in remarkably good shape. The mileage is also very low at just 45k or thereabouts and some years it cpvered literally a mile between tests. Given how little it's actually been used, it definitely benefited from an Italian tune up today and by the time we reached home 253 miles later, it was running and driving without fault. The interior is in amazing condition and despite the smokers pack, it's never actually been smoked in.

Best of all though, it's a super rare 318is saloon so has a 1,9 twin cam, M sport suspension, M sport steering wheel etc.

Oh and does anyone know how I can find out the radio code for a BMW Business RDS radio cassette?



What a classic! Seats look hardly used cool

Deep Thought

36,160 posts

200 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Mark-insert old BMW said:
Caught a train up to London and collected a rare old saloon, in the shape of an almost rust free E36. There are a couple of small cosmetic scabs and the jacking points were repaired a few years back but, as far as E36's go, it's in remarkably good shape. The mileage is also very low at just 45k or thereabouts and some years it cpvered literally a mile between tests. Given how little it's actually been used, it definitely benefited from an Italian tune up today and by the time we reached home 253 miles later, it was running and driving without fault. The interior is in amazing condition and despite the smokers pack, it's never actually been smoked in.

Best of all though, it's a super rare 318is saloon so has a 1,9 twin cam, M sport suspension, M sport steering wheel etc.

Oh and does anyone know how I can find out the radio code for a BMW Business RDS radio cassette?



Very nice and very rare, as you say.

I remember my boss in BT and i going to test a 318is saloon for him as a company car.

Definitely a rare car now (and was quite rare then!) and that one looks very well preserved!

cerb4.5lee

31,640 posts

183 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Deep Thought said:
McGee_22 said:
M635CSi used as a Prom car for my daughter.
^^^^

Some great memories created right there. beer
I took my daughter to her prom in the 370Z roof down on Friday. I did my usual showing off/attention seeking throttle application as I left, and it sent it sideways! I wasn't planning on going sideways though, but it felt great nevertheless! biggrin

I enjoyed seeing a load of other nice cars there too, and everyone seemed to have a similar idea.


Shappers24

842 posts

89 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Bought my Z4 last year and the wheels were in dire need of a refurb, and were running all kinds of odd cheap tyres. Found these on eBay, genuine Z4M wheels, with nearly brand new pilot sport 4’s on, finally got round to fitting them.



Not without its challenges, with the 16 year old locking wheel nut shearing off. Then treated the soft top to a proper scrub, and a quick bath for the rest of it.



It needs a few bits of paint correction, but it’s not looking bad for its 80K miles. This week is MOT time and it’s going to need suspension work doing.

Court_S

13,530 posts

180 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Shappers24 said:
Bought my Z4 last year and the wheels were in dire need of a refurb, and were running all kinds of odd cheap tyres. Found these on eBay, genuine Z4M wheels, with nearly brand new pilot sport 4’s on, finally got round to fitting them.



Not without its challenges, with the 16 year old locking wheel nut shearing off. Then treated the soft top to a proper scrub, and a quick bath for the rest of it.



It needs a few bits of paint correction, but it’s not looking bad for its 80K miles. This week is MOT time and it’s going to need suspension work doing.
That looks well. Those wheels have really grown on me. (I wasn’t a fan when they were first released).

Mark-insert old BMW

16,304 posts

176 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Looks very nice on those.

Mr Tidy

23,134 posts

130 months

Sunday 23rd June
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[quote=Mark-insert old BMW]Caught a train up to London and collected a rare old saloon, in the shape of an almost rust free E36. There are a couple of small cosmetic scabs and the jacking points were repaired a few years back but, as far as E36's go, it's in remarkably good shape. The mileage is also very low at just 45k or thereabouts and some years it cpvered literally a mile between tests. Given how little it's actually been used, it definitely benefited from an Italian tune up today and by the time we reached home 253 miles later, it was running and driving without fault. The interior is in amazing condition and despite the smokers pack, it's never actually been smoked in.

Best of all though, it's a super rare 318is saloon so has a 1,9 twin cam, M sport suspension, M sport steering wheel etc.
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That looks lovely. thumbup

I took my ARDS test in one of those at Brands Hatch and remember thinking how good it drove!

Deep Thought

36,160 posts

200 months

Monday 24th June
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Shappers24 said:
Bought my Z4 last year and the wheels were in dire need of a refurb, and were running all kinds of odd cheap tyres. Found these on eBay, genuine Z4M wheels, with nearly brand new pilot sport 4’s on, finally got round to fitting them.



Not without its challenges, with the 16 year old locking wheel nut shearing off. Then treated the soft top to a proper scrub, and a quick bath for the rest of it.



It needs a few bits of paint correction, but it’s not looking bad for its 80K miles. This week is MOT time and it’s going to need suspension work doing.
I really love those wheels!

I bought a set and had them refurbed for my Z4 Coupe but for various reasons they never ended up on it.

I put them instead on my 330i, which i think really suited them.


Shappers24

842 posts

89 months

Monday 24th June
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That does look smart on the 330i.

I wasn’t sure if the fit would be any good, but they’re all good with no rubbing. Removing run flats has massively improved the ride quality as well. Given the nearly new tyres, the wheels themselves were basically free, and in pretty good shape with very minor kerb damage.

The previous 108’s were totally ruined

g3org3y

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20,819 posts

194 months

Monday 24th June
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Mark-insert old BMW said:
Caught a train up to London and collected a rare old saloon, in the shape of an almost rust free E36. There are a couple of small cosmetic scabs and the jacking points were repaired a few years back but, as far as E36's go, it's in remarkably good shape. The mileage is also very low at just 45k or thereabouts and some years it cpvered literally a mile between tests. Given how little it's actually been used, it definitely benefited from an Italian tune up today and by the time we reached home 253 miles later, it was running and driving without fault. The interior is in amazing condition and despite the smokers pack, it's never actually been smoked in.

Best of all though, it's a super rare 318is saloon so has a 1,9 twin cam, M sport suspension, M sport steering wheel etc.

Oh and does anyone know how I can find out the radio code for a BMW Business RDS radio cassette?



Very nice - as has been mentioned, rare in saloon form.

If you're lucky and have the manual for the radio (or it might be the service book, sorry can't remember), should be printed in there (IIRC on a small card).

g3org3y

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20,819 posts

194 months

Monday 24th June
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Shappers24 said:
Bought my Z4 last year and the wheels were in dire need of a refurb, and were running all kinds of odd cheap tyres. Found these on eBay, genuine Z4M wheels, with nearly brand new pilot sport 4’s on, finally got round to fitting them.



Not without its challenges, with the 16 year old locking wheel nut shearing off. Then treated the soft top to a proper scrub, and a quick bath for the rest of it.



It needs a few bits of paint correction, but it’s not looking bad for its 80K miles. This week is MOT time and it’s going to need suspension work doing.
Nice upgrade. cool

I keep meaning to ditch the RFTs on my E85, but they've got so much tread (I don't cover many miles), it seems v wasteful! I do hear that the difference is genuinely night and day on the Z4 (it made a decent difference on my 630i).