What have you done to your car today?

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Post by Buckz » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:18 pm

Thought this forum would do well with one of these threads!

lots of us do random small things to our cars everyday, let's share them here! these threads have been very useful in other car forums I often frequent, this this needs it too!

today I have dipped my grill black, left the chrome surrounds as is after doing some photoshop.

end result is -;

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I like it a lot like that, done 4 thick coats of rubber dip!
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Post by Ducklakeview » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:25 pm

Just about to go drive it! It really could do with a wash, but I'd rather be behind the wheel ;)

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Post by RichBergh » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:31 pm

Mines had a full hit valet, decontaminated, buffed and polished! Not bad for 14 years old!

Also got round to fitting my 20mm spacers on the rear
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Post by Spock » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:08 pm

I changed the gearbox oil. Drained out 0.75l of black oil and pumped in about 1.2l of amber nectar. The car is on sorn at the moment so it won't get properly tested for a few weeks.

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Post by Rusky » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:30 pm

Driven it and bought a cigarette port adaptor so i can run in the dashcam and still have a charging port. Oh and been notified that the media bridge for bluetooth phone and music streaming is at the post office. Emailed a company about gearbox tuning (smg) Also looked at exhaust options.
3.0l Silver SMG, whippy and ginge fringe/ Sound gen mod/ Media bridge fitted (bluetooth and audio streaming) / Clear third break light/ Hard Top/ Eibachs springs and DLV back box/ Roof motor in the boot/ plus lots more.

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Post by Rusky » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:32 pm

Oh and booked it into BMW to get the cloudy headlights sorted ( free of charge)
3.0l Silver SMG, whippy and ginge fringe/ Sound gen mod/ Media bridge fitted (bluetooth and audio streaming) / Clear third break light/ Hard Top/ Eibachs springs and DLV back box/ Roof motor in the boot/ plus lots more.

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Post by Buckz » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:47 pm

Rusky wrote:Driven it and bought a cigarette port adaptor so i can run in the dashcam and still have a charging port. Oh and been notified that the media bridge for bluetooth phone and music streaming is at the post office. Emailed a company about gearbox tuning (smg) Also looked at exhaust options.
Problem is that the port is always on even with engine off so your cam would be eating away at your battery? Unless you've got some voltage monitoring going
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Post by NickDE » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:51 pm

Put the Z4C on the CTEK. It is not getting enough use at the moment as the E46 has the winter tyres.

E46 - ran a full Carly diagnostics and cleared fault codes. Also checked out the battery as it seems to lose charge real quick. Once i pulled the boot floor, side panels and various fixing brackets out I found two issues. First is that the battery is sitting in about 2cm of cold water :o . Second is that it is a BMW battery. As the car only went to BMW for it's first three years I assume it is still the one it was built with 17 years ago. I think that may explain why it is starting to get a bit weak :?
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Post by idej_jedi » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:51 pm

Didn't get chance to do anything on mine...ended up doing the Mrs' :headbang:

Ah well, there is always tomorrow. ;)
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Post by Rusky » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:56 pm

Bukz yeah i noticed i just pull the adaptor which has a big blue neon ring so obvious when its on.
3.0l Silver SMG, whippy and ginge fringe/ Sound gen mod/ Media bridge fitted (bluetooth and audio streaming) / Clear third break light/ Hard Top/ Eibachs springs and DLV back box/ Roof motor in the boot/ plus lots more.

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Post by G600 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:58 pm

Rusky wrote:Bukz yeah i noticed i just pull the adaptor which has a big blue neon ring so obvious when its on.
There's a fuse box diagram on here somewhere that shows which fuses are only on with the ignition, it's really easy to wire into one of the unused ones, I added another lighter socket so I don't have to worry about leaving my phone charger plugged in.
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Post by Rusky » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:26 pm

cheeers G600 i may end up doing that.
3.0l Silver SMG, whippy and ginge fringe/ Sound gen mod/ Media bridge fitted (bluetooth and audio streaming) / Clear third break light/ Hard Top/ Eibachs springs and DLV back box/ Roof motor in the boot/ plus lots more.

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Post by goldbcfc » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:46 pm

washed it today :driving:
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Post by Number5 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:40 pm

goldbcfc wrote:washed it today :driving:
I thought you were going to say "Sold it". Any viewings this weekend ?
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Post by zedwheels » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:55 pm

The sky was blue and the sun was out so went for a little run! Bleeding freezing. :cry:
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