How I bought her (autotrader add pic)
I'm on it kieran i'm on it.... :P
So i took the car home and had a good wash! and ther was very very little rust a as said the door patch which is only really small and a tiny bit on the boot lid! Oh and put my bigger wheels on that i bought for cheap when i had my 316 saloon (first beemer ahhhhhh )
I then jacked the car up and looked for what the nock could be... couldnt c much and therefore came here for help! Everyone as usual were VERY helpful! I thought it could be shocks but people thought RTAB's so i changed them (what a fcuk about!!!!! snapped 2 draper extension bars) anyways they wer shot so replaced with powerflex after hours of trying and snappiung and pulling and drilling and scraping knuckles i finally did it! (The 3 bolts holding the arm on were SEIZED TO FCUK!)
I replaced the gaitors inside the car and replaced number plates the old ones were nakkered! (will one day put my personal plate on and will be pressed but when i dont know :P)
I called up my mate as the exhaust was still loud took it of and welded a couple of holes in the mid section (i know dodgy but its still fine now )
Next thing was leather interior that i got for £50 of my mate as he scrapped his bmw after a small crash so that was great looked well and all was good!
I did the airbox de-restrict mod thingy ma bobby
Anyway the RTAB's didnt do it :( still nocking :( so thanx muchos to sam (metroreg) for GIVING me a set of rear shocks! again the bmw ones that were on were shot! Went on easy and still not fixed but did improve the ride! Damn still not fixed though!
Next thing after putting that on the burner my mate was selling his car and had a set of fairly tidy sport front seats so we swapped over and swapped lights as i do think E36 lights look dated (personal opinion) so i got some of his that kind of if you squint resemble E39 lights and are all one unit! so that only cost another £50
On that day i also sprayed my grill surrounds black happy days!
I signed onto bimmerforums one day to find ralf was selling a set of black and creamy/silver sports leathers and i had a plan to do full interior like that so i bought them! I THINK i only payed 70 for them bad boys! and they were IMMACULATE!!! Thanx ralfy baby
I took my rocker cover off and sprayed it black
The car went on a 2000 mile trip to very south france and back and did superb!
Then again another right place right time i logged onto bfuk to find a set of vaders.... :O and thats not all.... it was a straight swap for a set of sports leathers thanx gabriel (mistuko (i think thats the spelling)) for that
So i am not obsesed with seats just upgrades/bargains at bargain prices!
I was trawling a scrap yard (as most boys out there will know is always fun) and found a immaculate armrest! so centre console and rest sorted all for 15 notes YESSS
Moving on.... I finally found the nock from the rear turned out to be something as small as the mexican hat or bump stop had moved slightly and the spring wasnt sat on it properly :( so i just slid it back in place and all is perfect VERY VERY HAPPY
So thats were i am now! and i have bought a set of springs and dampers thanx to kieran (E36meerkat) also new bulbs and new wipers and tinting spray for lights these will be updated and some piks will be put on of the car and progress i dont have many piks but will upload what i have in a min
Have to wrap up now topgear and the girlfriend wants the laptop back :( under the thumb much? if iv missed anything i will update!
Sorry poor quality photos there of my phone. Also the only thing I don't like is the chrome rings in the lights hence the tinting spray order :p
Well guys my osram lightbreakers arrived today while I was working So I was straight out to fit them while it was dark!
Thing is guys my lights seem wonkey I ajusted them a fair bit but to no avail :( I will post a pik and you guys tell me... Is one side meant to be brighter than the other? It seems excesive if it is and the lights wer moving when I ajusted but didn't seem to make the light in the pik any better :(
Got a pik for you guys sorry I know my car at the min is filthy and I do have my *cDoRuIgFhT* wheels on the back.... But it will get washed tonight and I will put more piks up!
A few piks for you guys after a quick clean and my normal wheels back on
And it isn't a tractor anymore
Hey guys another quick one finally got my wipers sorted! I find wipers are one of those things that just gets put of all the time! Even though they save your life!
So I ordered a set of Bosch aero wipers and I must say I'm impressed they came from GSF who made a quick delivery and fitting was easy (as you would expect from a wiper)
Anyways it no longer squeeks and I am actually looking forward to the next downpour.... Am I a freak?
If you want piks of wipers then please ask I never took any tho as it's only wipers :p
Well guys the postie deliver more treats for me today disks and pads as mine are warped and worn.... And my light tinting spray yey
Posably the cheapest thing I have bought for my car so far....
I bought these as I got heavy handed with a hammer when I was doing my shocks and might of slightly disfigured one :p
well guys changed that bolt I have a few piks :p
my new tax disk has now been ordered a few days late :S but never mind its taxed now happy man although it is a expence i could of done without! But has to be done and im free for another 6 months
right guys long time no update! done a few things but unfortunatly no pics as of yet but if required i shall get! so a quick list?
i sprayed my headlights and fog lights with tint spray nice and dark! but the spray came of a bit at the bottoms.... never mind i was wanting the stock lights back anyways so expect that soon.
also have took the vaders out ready to be refurbed in black and put my black sports leathers back in
got a new cat converter and fitted it and what a PITA took me forever to get the bolts from manifold to cat of! damn! but sounds 100x better!
gave it a full service and changed fuel filter as well which has made the car feel much better!
finaly got the discs and pads put on as well which is great the last discs wer so warped it was rubbish!
also managed to pop one of my drifting tyres so i got a couple of part worns fitted on them
i think thats it for now guys from what i can remember anyways!
Gave her a wash and a wax today just a quicky on my dinner hour also put two new tyres (eagle F1s) on the front ready for the ring trip with plumb! Can't wait for that also done alot of things recently which I will update when I'm not on my phone. Here are some pics of her washed and waxed using meguiars nxt gen wax which by the way I would recommend came up a treat! It's in my works car park but will find a better location and take a few more pics later!
Thanks for looking guys will update again later today
well guys since my last proper update a few things have been done! erm right cant remember them all now....
well i have bought all new exhaust hangers from the rubbers to the clips that's made my exhaust hang better as i lost the clips before in a stupid way... straight down the drain so had copper piping wrapped around it a few times holding it up :P
erm serviced again full lot fuel filer plugs air filter oil and filter etc.....
also FINALLY replaced the front tires which where the cheapest of cheap crap with eagle f1s and the grip is superb as well as the road manners themselfs so much improved the road noise i haven't listen'd for it yet as had music on etc!
erm MOT has also been done :( failed on a ball joint so being clever though... ah i know while ball joint is getting done and its the only thing wrong il replace both ball joints along with the lollypop bushes and the track rod ends anyways long story short the garage (which i trust) rang me and said the track rod ends where being a right pain and they could leave them or risk trying harder which could mean new bottom arms anyways my luck as always new bottom arms needed! so mot instead of costing £20 cost closer to £400 but on the plus side the steering feels BRAND new! i mean what a diffrence! oh and a advisory on the light tints! so makes me more inclined to get the standards back!
Also just taxed the beast for a further 6 months! and i THINK that's all there is that's been done! may have been more if i remember i will update again i'm sure there is but cant think!
oh and a wash and wax today made the car look great i should of got better pics my iphone pics are rubbish and in a rubbish place but never mind!
thanks for reading
Well guys as most of you know the old girl has just made a long trip to germany and back, I wasn't easy on her either if she wasn't of the red line she was doing 120mph on the motorways! And she is still going strong never missed a single beat! Not even a murmer!
It managed 5 laps of the AMAIZING nürburgring and did a fairly quick time considering it was my first visit. It got 10:23 I think it was, that was with three crashes on the track as well I think a pre tens would of been within reach! Also me and mark (plumb) in his m3 attacked some beautiful twisty roads over mountains and in the forest! Me, mark and our cars had great fun on those roads!
I took a few pics on the trip I will add but a few
Good mpg I thought
Sorry about the sideways pics
So it was a great weekend! Amaizing doesn't even sum it up!
So I have ordered a service kit from Opie oils seen as she was so well behaved it's gettin it's service 2k early at only 4000 miles and when I have time a wash and fresh coat of wax!
Thanks for Reading
Right guys but of an update! As some of you know my dash lights went out and checked everything that links to the lights and couldn't find the problem! Anyway I bit the bullet and put it to the auto leccys! So they checked everything i did and couldn't find a thing wrong so he reckons its a short somewer but before he looked for the problem he unplugged the thing behind the glove box (insert proper name where thing is :p) and plugged it back in after a while and boom fixed it! And said of it happens again he will find the short! But it's fine still and cost me £15 so bargain!
Also got my private plate on I took a couple of pics earlier but they don't looks the best and forgot to turn flash of and you can just see the plate :p haha I will get better another day!
Thanks for looking guys!
Just got to Edinburgh on a weekend away and though I'd get a couple of snaps of my car
Sorry about the filthy car....
Few more pics guys and home cross country along the twisties and was great fun
Again sorry about the dirt etc :
Just been to halfrauds and purchased some new front speakers! Don't know if they are good in reality but sounded half decent in the shop and about the same as online average price what you guys think of these anyone used them? I was going to get a kappa set up but money is tight and I was there so bought em £35
Thanks comments welcome
A few pics I gave it a quick clean as it was filthy and decided to take some pics in route home from work enjoy
Thanks for looking guys and again comments welcome
She's looking forward to her service tomorrow
Well iv just moved house (or moving next week) but if I keep this a wheel refurb a nice ice set up (nothing major) and a front end spray and two new doors and do my vaders when I get a chance
I really like the idea of the aqua metallic 328 sport individual which I'm really leaning towards now with a full b6 shock and eibach spring set up also with the champaign and black interior again some half decent ice but nothing major jut clarity and try to get it as clean as pos ie no rust and deap paint! But it's finding a good one :( oh and of corse with a 328 comes the standard m50 remap and bbtb! I just need more speed and better engine noise! Not to mention a smoother engine! I love my car but I crave speed and ain't had it for a while!
Just a quick one it's a old pic zoomed in
I have some fantastic news after much persuading I have persuaded becki to sell her TiTy and take on the old Beemer we are keeping the car how great is that!!!! Boom! Score! Over the moon! I may go give it a polish and wax today! Going to get it mint guna take a few hundred out of her TiTy money and get the body work top as well then it will actually be immaculate
thank you so much again simon mate your a top top bloke very kind of you i owe you a pint if im ever in the area i will be in touch!!!! if not a coffee at the pod and a bacon sarnie!