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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 11-16-2018, 11:32 AM   #21
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It's so beautiful. Looks great. Did you notice any difference with strut reinforcement plates?
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:02 PM   #22
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It's so beautiful. Looks great. Did you notice any difference with strut reinforcement plates?
Thank you. I do not feel the difference to be honest but the main purpose of them is to prevent deformation or even breaking of the strut tower which commonly happens when driving often on bumpy roads, or hitting pot hole mostly in combination with stiffer sport suspension.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:16 AM   #23
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Very clean man! GLWS
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:31 AM   #24
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Very clean man! GLWS
Thanks but I hope nothing like that happens in near future
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:42 AM   #25
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Undercarriage project finished finally. Front fender lines uncovered, few pounds of soil from behind them was brushed away with various types of brushes including paint brush, tooth brush and old trusty apple tree branch. Every slight indication of rust sanded and repainted. Then fluid film again. That thing smells! I planned to spray it into doors and trunk cavities but I has changed my mind. It can be smelled in interior after spraying the undercarriage alone. I cannot imagine what it would be if I kept with the original plan. Reinforcement brace reinstalled using new screws torqued-to-yeld exactly as is said in repair manual.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:00 PM   #26
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Good work there, that sill cleaning/painting project is like from my winterbeater thread.
Really important to clean places, sand + paint and protect.
Btw you are the first person i know who replaces reinforcement plate bolts. I would say it is really good thing.
Maybe i buy new set of bolts for coupe when i install reinforcement plate back.
No rush yet, we have 5-6 months winter left..
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:12 AM   #27
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Decided to use this cold winter time to maintain my maintenance a little bit. I Cleaned ratchets and lubricated with lithium grease, cleaned bits and nuts with brake cleaner and protected with WD40. If you buy similar tool set do not make the same mistake I did and coat everything. Even though it is chrom-vanadium, insides of nuts developed small rusty spots, not talking about steel bits.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:47 PM   #28
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You have an awesome looking car. Very nice mate!
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:13 AM   #29
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Nice car
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:38 AM   #30
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Nice car, any possibility to record the sound of the exhaust system?
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