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    320d Touring Dilema?? what would you do??

    Hi Guys

    Newbie to this site, im hoping for some guidance if possible.

    I bought a 320d tourer on an X reg last year, for a song (600) as every panel on the car had been keyed, I love this car, and have spent a fair bit on her already, Ive finally got round to prepping all panels ready for me to wrap her in 3M boston Green metallic flake vinyl, but, before i commit to this....im wondering if i would be, as the saying goes ' wrapping a turd in diamonds'....because i need the following done....

    Lower wishbones & bushes (might aswell be Poly type)
    Rear brake pipes need replacing
    Vacum pipe from turbo
    OSF window regualtor
    Rear high brake light
    Rear wiper motor
    New number plates (as im driving around on show plates - i never noticed)
    All speed sensors
    ABS sensors (they have been cut off for some reason)
    Brake pad wear sensors
    new exhaust (decat to free stress on turbo)

    Im no mechanic, nor boy racer, and ask if most of these could be done by myself, or if anyone in the Maidstone/Snodland area on here has some time free to help me source the parts and help me fit, im willing to pay cash for your time, i just cant afford what a garage would charge, and having someone show me would give me more confidence in taking on future works, as i really dont want to scrap her, i know im asking alot, but, as the saying goes ' the hinge that squeaks, get the grease'.

    Thanks in advance

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    That list wouldn't cause me to scrap a car that I loved, but, is it worth it to you?

    And the only 2 on that list I wouldn't enjoy doing are the rear brake pipes and exhaust - The rest are quite 'easy', but some being labour intensive such as the wishbones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret View Post
    That list wouldn't cause me to scrap a car that I loved, but, is it worth it to you?

    And the only 2 on that list I wouldn't enjoy doing are the rear brake pipes and exhaust - The rest are quite 'easy', but some being labour intensive such as the wishbones.
    Update

    Dark pearl green wrap vinyl arrived
    Brake sensors in
    Abs rear sensors in
    Abs sensor Front ns in
    Lower control arm bushes in
    Steering uj in
    New breather in
    New CCV in
    Rear brake light in

    Still to do
    Rear wiper motor and arm
    Exhaust (full stainless)
    M-sport rear bumper
    Full wrap (body work needs final buff)
    Remap on 1st Nov
    Drivers regulator




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    Nice work.

    Always feels good to actually be crossing jobs off the list, rather than finding new ones to add.


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