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      07-23-2019, 05:25 AM   #23
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I live in sun city az, and just bought a 2006 3.0si with 12,500 miles, car is pristine.
Car had full service with new bridge stone run flat tires. is late build car with black engine
covers. tail pipe is not even black.
I will be trying to fix rattle in latch area on windshield.
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enjoy it and post pics
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      07-25-2019, 02:11 PM   #24
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Today, i've done a carbon covering of the steering wheel which was severely scratched.

Was harder than I thought and I'm not entirely satisfied with the result but will be enough for this summer.

I may end up painting the spokes in piano black this winter so I sanded down the spokes using 180 then 400 grit + water.














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      07-29-2019, 11:56 AM   #25
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Received new ///M logo, total cost for wheel refurb is 20

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      08-13-2019, 10:51 AM   #26
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Some pictures of the finished paint and wheels in hypermetallic

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YUM YUM Just gorgeous!! I love lemon merengue pie. Add a light colored top.
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      08-15-2019, 08:04 PM   #27
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I like the color
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      10-19-2019, 04:51 AM   #28
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Efthreeoh I sent the car for the chassis overhaul today, will be able to report next week.



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Efthreeoh I sent the car for the chassis overhaul today, will be able to report next week.



We look forward to the report
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      11-06-2019, 12:15 PM   #30
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Got the car back today, took a lot more time than the week in vacation but the weather was stormy so no problem on my side.

The car is not much lower but I think the stance is perfect not to scratch everywhere. The ride is nice and smooth which led me to think the original suspensions were shot (@100000miles, seems normal) so I don't have a very good point of comparison. The car is very planted, a lot less harsh on small bumps, and very predictable.

The brakes on the other side ... everything was changed new calipers, lines, rotors, wheels hubs and calipers supports sanded and repainted... My mechanic advised that the brakes are breaking in, it is right ! They will have to bed in to give a good feedback. Now the attack is weak but he said a few hundred miles and it will be good, better than stock. I think the rotors looks quite cool with the grooves.

My mechanic will send me pictures of the conversion soon.





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      11-08-2019, 03:26 PM   #31
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Some pics of the work done, being a english daily driver, the car needed some work and my mechanic delivered !

old parts :


replacement : struts, springs, bump stops, top, discs, calipers springs, lines, higher class than OEm but not too extreme (budget constrains)


Severe rust on original parts :


Caliper brackets sanded and repainted with high quality caliper paint, same for the wheels bolts:




Spindles sanded and treated with antirust black:








Finished work, hats off to my man
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      11-27-2019, 08:07 AM   #32
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Some news

discovered last week that the car had still its crash emergency kit located under the passenger seat in a black box with a green cross. It is a nice feature, the complete surgeon kit which was the intended customer it seems

only sterile until 2010 bit who cares








Had a big fear too because my roof stopped working, I immediately think I need a new motor, fu** but there was no sound at all and a amber light. A litte internet search reassured me , the shop broke my microswitch when replacing the rear shocks. I found the switch in the boot laying around.

Save this link it may be useful, once repaired, the roof worked like a charm.
https://www.bmwrepairguide.com/bmw-e...switch-repair/

Today I used a black friday deal to buy the full scorpion exhaust, will come in 15 days I'm super exited, looks good, will make a nice sound but not obnoxious at all. It is a full exhaust catback for the price of a supersprint rear silencer only, made in UK. Saw them in person last week, it sealed the deal, it is solid and high quality, no shiny thin metal but industrial pipes.






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      11-27-2019, 10:02 AM   #33
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Some news

discovered last week that the car had still its crash emergency kit located under the passenger seat in a black box with a green cross. It is a nice feature, the complete surgeon kit which was the intended customer it seems

only sterile until 2010 bit who cares








Had a big fear too because my roof stopped working, I immediately think I need a new motor, fu** but there was no sound at all and a amber light. A litte internet search reassured me , the shop broke my microswitch when replacing the rear shocks. I found the switch in the boot laying around.

save this link it may be useful, once repaired rook worked like a charm.
https://www.bmwrepairguide.com/bmw-e...switch-repair/

Today I used a black friday deal to buy the full scorpion exhaust, will come in 15 days I'm super exited, looks good, will make a nice sound but not obnoxious at all. It is a full exhaust catback for the price of a supersprint rear silencer only, made in UK. Saw them in person last week, it sealed the deal, it is solid and high quality, no shiny thin metal but industrial pipes.





I'd have some small concern that the rear stiffening plate has to be cut to get the exhaust to fit. The mod takes a good section of the plate out.

Otherwise, the car looks great! I hope you are enjoying it!
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      11-27-2019, 12:49 PM   #34
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Ditto - car looks great!!

Hey - why do I start humming The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" whenever I read this thread?
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