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      02-02-2020, 08:23 AM   #23
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Some not so common upgrades done so far 👍
For sure the MPE will be a plus!
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      03-18-2020, 03:14 PM   #24
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Fitted these the other week, H&R springs , hav'nt tried them to their full potential yet due to this constant sh1tty weather! but initial findings are good




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this week I had 4 week days off so I started an intensive clean up , started with the brake disc bell's and wheels

using a rotary wire brush to clean off the dirt & corrosion



then they looked like this





then a coating of special aluminium paint and fitted spacers at long last!





cleaned up the wheels and coated them







And cleaned the wheel arch liners whilst I was there!





12mm spacers on the rear, I think I need 10mm like the fronts



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Used this, parcel packing band to slice through the spoiler adhesive





the crap job of removing the tape residue



Off!



Engine bay cleaned too

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      03-18-2020, 03:17 PM   #27
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Part II

so the usual format of boring noisy machine polishing in the garage trying to get out as many scratches etc as I can then it looked like this

















So it was only today with a break in the weather that I had chance to photograph it, I could'nt drive to an old industrial estate or a sh1tty old tunnel full of graffiti in this weather to take 3000 pics so you'll have to settle for outside the house ,for now!


It's on the H&R springs now too


















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      03-18-2020, 05:28 PM   #28
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Your car looks great.
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      03-18-2020, 05:39 PM   #29
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      03-20-2020, 08:47 AM   #30
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Had a nice dry sunny day last week so drove down my well known test road to fully test the H&R springs, they handle nice and flat but have shown up a few flaws with the shocks mainly ,seemed to understeer a bit more on my favourite roundabout as opposed to the oem springs and some lumpen roads had made the rear shocks bottom out slightly ,fronts were fine, but nowhere near like an E92 M3 lowered without shaved mounts and bumpstops, I may look at trimming down my rear bumpstops for this or new bilstein shocks but anyway thats on hold at the mo working for British Airways and this silly corona!

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Was lovely to have the sunroof open, I havnt had one of those for years,not since my E36 days!

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      03-20-2020, 08:48 AM   #31
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Another slight mod, I like the clocks on the pre LCI M2 but whats always bugged me is the white fuel gauge needle! why didnt they make it red like the speedo and rev counter is beyond me! so anyway had an idea that i did to an old E36 15 odd years ago , I could make the needle red myself ,so I did,heres how ,I did'nt want to paint it as it would look rubbish with brush marks etc and if it turned out rubbish I can't put it back oem so I ordered some different colour samples of red vinyl wrap for 99p

Here's my samples ranging from dark to light red, best match was the orangey light red so I used that



Removing the instrument cluster is easy, disconnect the battery , then theres two torx screws at the top, undo those and the cluster pulls forward ,then there are two plugs to disconnect, easy ,and you need the steering column far down and far out to aid access on removal





With the cluster on the table next thing was to remove the four small torx screws and unclip the clear plastic face, easy




next I roughly measured a strip to cover the needle then cut it out with a brand new scalpel , this is essential as a stanley knife simply wont cut it, excuse the pun , then place it over the needle and using some thin card under the needle to protect the cluster face i carefully trimmed the vinyl with the scalpel to suit, no pics as it was quite intense and needed a steady hand!

red needle on before the clear face is fitted



clear face fitted back on





refitting is reversal of removal

Illuminating!




lights off!



All in all im quite pleased with the outcome 99p for the vinyl and a 2 quid scalpel!

Still needs an oil temp gauge mind!

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