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What have you done to your car today?

2003 - 2009, roadster, coupe, facelift
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Post by MikeyH » Fri Sep 09, 2022 9:34 am

tug wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 4:01 amNewbie
Agree, fantastic photo. :thumbsup:
Now, Sterling grey Z4 2.2 with cup holders and stubby aerial, sport seats. Roadsters ‘cause they’re great with the roof down.
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Post by Barty » Fri Sep 09, 2022 9:35 am

tug wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 4:01 am This photo should be posted immediately into the sept. photo competition mate. :thumbsup:
Done, good call :D
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Post by colb » Sat Sep 10, 2022 5:16 pm

Replaced the battery clamp fixing to replace the one that snapped the other day
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Post by Barty » Sat Sep 10, 2022 7:44 pm

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Took it to Villa D’Este for a lovely dinner
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Post by Scott Naylor » Sun Sep 11, 2022 1:10 am

Barty wrote: Sat Sep 10, 2022 7:44 pm 2A9A9720-3A85-4841-BC56-1DCC6D78D725.jpeg

Took it to Villa D’Este for a lovely dinner
Quite beautiful setting and car, totally love the colour too. What a stunning photo, one to be framed at home in the study :thumbsup:

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Post by tug » Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:32 am

Also, another stunner for the competition. You've got some fantastic views over there mate. And the background aint arf bad as well. :thumbsup:
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Post by grannyknot » Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:27 pm

Barty, I think the -What have you done to your car today?- thread should be re-named -Barty's build thread- :thumbsup:
Seriously though, in the past year you have done some exquisite work to your coupe, it has been a pleasure to watch.
She's a beautiful thing.
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Post by Barty » Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:43 pm

grannyknot wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:27 pm Barty, I think the -What have you done to your car today?- thread should be re-named -Barty's build thread- :thumbsup:
Seriously though, in the past year you have done some exquisite work to your coupe, it has been a pleasure to watch.
She's a beautiful thing.
Sorry about that, it’s been a bit of a hijack now you mention it :? Thanks for the compliment, much appreciated! I’ll keep the build a bit more centralised to my build-thread :thumbsup:
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Post by spammy » Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:47 pm

Had a trip to Beaulieu yesterday ,have to say ok for old English cars but not for BMW s all the was was a few books that was it , and got the Lords crap on the under side of the car so a clean was in order .now safe and clean back in the garage wont be going again.
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Post by True-Blue » Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:53 pm

Progress update on my E89, should be getting it back tomorrow.

Front end refresh, 74k miles takes it’s toll in terms of stonechips and as much as I love ‘correcting’ paint you can’t polish chips away.

Bonnet striped fully back to bare metal, plus front bumper, genuine new badges from BMW. Going to leave the model designation off and just stick with the three roundels on the front… just had a couple of ‘flatting/polishing’ stage pics come through…. Really looking forward to tomorrow now.

If PPF wasn’t so bloody expensive I’d definitely get it done… have to mull it over.
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Post by jock156 » Sun Sep 11, 2022 4:34 pm

WOW! 👌

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Post by enuff_zed » Sun Sep 11, 2022 4:57 pm

Dave1971 wrote: Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:19 pm
Griffo46 wrote: Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:49 am
Dave1971 wrote: Wed Aug 31, 2022 6:50 am Decided to have a go at relocating the roof motor. It's still the original motor with all the tape and tie wraps still in place so it put up a little bit of a fight. It's in very good condition for 18 years old, just a little surface rust.
Good work, did you tie it down and conceal it? I plan to do this over the winter.
I've had 2 of my previous cars done by the famous Durham Dave and I was going to take this one to him as well but thought I'd have a go myself. I definitely wasn't as quick as Dave but he's had a lot more practice than me. I'm happy with the results though SAM_0120.JPG
That is a very neat looking job, well done.
Just checking, did you cut away a little of the trim and the parcel shelf support?
If not then it is possible to pinch the pipes when it all goes back together. I cut a section out and as added insurance I usually use a piece of the original insulation to wedge between the pipes and the plastic edges too.
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Post by jamesdi » Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:28 pm

AndyJ1 wrote: Mon Aug 29, 2022 11:12 pm Finished off replacing my offside rear wheel bearing. Took about 9 hours all in including have to do a round trip of 90 miles to get a hydraulic puller from work to push out the drive shaft. Needed heat and the puller to shift it. Later found out the BMW use adhesive on these when they originally assembled the car. No wonder it was difficult to get out. Here’s a couple of pic’s
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One major mishap I had was somehow dislodging the handbrake cable at the handbrake end when re installing the brake shoes😠
Does anyone know if the cables can be accessed from inside the car? Don’t fancy taking the exhaust and prop shaft out to get to the mechanism below.

Good news is that the noise I could hear was the wheel bearing and not the diff. Nice and quiet now.
Which bearings did you replace with? How is the car feeling now? I'll be doing the same job soon...

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Post by Special Kay » Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:04 pm

True-Blue wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:53 pm Progress update on my E89, should be getting it back tomorrow.

Front end refresh, 74k miles takes it’s toll in terms of stonechips and as much as I love ‘correcting’ paint you can’t polish chips away.

Bonnet striped fully back to bare metal, plus front bumper, genuine new badges from BMW. Going to leave the model designation off and just stick with the three roundels on the front… just had a couple of ‘flatting/polishing’ stage pics come through…. Really looking forward to tomorrow now.

If PPF wasn’t so bloody expensive I’d definitely get it done… have to mull it over.

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Wow, mate you are seriously good at this detailing malarkey. :thumbsup:

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Post by True-Blue » Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:26 pm

Special Kay wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:04 pm
True-Blue wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:53 pm Progress update on my E89, should be getting it back tomorrow.

Front end refresh, 74k miles takes it’s toll in terms of stonechips and as much as I love ‘correcting’ paint you can’t polish chips away.

Bonnet striped fully back to bare metal, plus front bumper, genuine new badges from BMW. Going to leave the model designation off and just stick with the three roundels on the front… just had a couple of ‘flatting/polishing’ stage pics come through…. Really looking forward to tomorrow now.

If PPF wasn’t so bloody expensive I’d definitely get it done… have to mull it over.

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Wow, mate you are seriously good at this detailing malarkey. :thumbsup:
This is my friends work, I’ve built up a decent skill set with paint correction and detailing…. But I’d be a liability with a paint gun and an oven.

He’s taken all the paint off of the bonnet back to bare metal, before painting, to get the best possible finish… it was a little disconcerting seeing ‘stage one’ naked metal :o
E89 3.0 DSB & Cream with plenty of toys.

Previous Z4’s : E89 20i, E85 3.0Si (X3) E85 3.0i, E86 3.0 Si, E85 2.5si

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