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      09-16-2008, 04:01 AM   #1
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I've got my black grilles.....

....just need a car to put them on now!!!

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They're pretty easy to do. Post up some pics when done!

Have you picked up a George Foreman grill yet? Lean Mean Grilling Machine
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      09-16-2008, 04:14 AM   #3
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They're pretty easy to do. Post up some pics when done!

Have you picked up a George Foreman grill yet? Lean Mean Grilling Machine
....says the guy who got someone else to fit his........


As for the George Foreman - best way to make toasted sandwiches
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....says the guy who got someone else to fit his........


As for the George Foreman - best way to make toasted sandwiches

Do you have a DIY for the toasted sandwich method?
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Do you have a DIY for the toasted sandwich method?

.....if you really need it....
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Should hopefully have mine soon then - what carrier did they arrive by?
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That's what I said. Its easy watching someone else who knows what they're doing do it!! No seriously, having seen Teddy do it they just pop out and the new ones snap back in.
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Should hopefully have mine soon then - what carrier did they arrive by?
Parcel Force.

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If the grills are for an e90 - they aren't just pop in/out - they are scrape your knuckles and fly across the road when it gives!
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If the grills are for an e90 - they aren't just pop in/out - they are scrape your knuckles and fly across the road when it gives!
Just had visions of BMW grilles flying through the air in York and you standing there looking bemused.

Chris - when's the rest of the airfix kit.... I mean car arriving then?

PS Saw a nice Elise on Saturday - sounded VERY nice.
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Just had visions of BMW grilles flying through the air in York and you standing there looking bemused.

Chris - when's the rest of the airfix kit.... I mean car arriving then?

PS Saw a nice Elise on Saturday - sounded VERY nice.

.....and I thought Lotus were s'posed to be the plastic wonders....

Been given a due date of end of the month.....don't think they'll delay things as they want the 330i back asap!!!

Of course the Elise was nice..!!! ...haven't seen mine for months, let alone drive it.....looking like I'll have to bite the bullet and sell it to be honest....
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Been given a due date of end of the month.....don't think they'll delay things as they want the 330i back asap!!!

Of course the Elise was nice..!!! ...haven't seen mine for months, let alone drive it.....looking like I'll have to bite the bullet and sell it to be honest....
Oh good, but will you miss the 330i?

Sell the Lotus That would be a shame..... but if needs must. I want a new Carrera 2S but as Mum always said 'I want, never gets'
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....just need a car to put them on now!!!

I did the same thing.
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Easy fit Chris-10 minutes tops,it takes longer to find the elastoplast
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Heya

When I did mine I think I snapped some of the plastic on the actual bodywork that holds them in place, any suggestions on how to repair that ?

On the 335d you have to undo the 4 star shaped screws ontop of where they sit to get at the clips behind, and I think I might have used a bit too much force to try and get them out as I snapped one of the holding bits of plastic !

Bummer, looks like a bit bit of front bodywork to replace all for a bit of plastic!

Oh well they're on, and if I'm gonna be pedantic they don't sit exactly flush one sits a mil or two lower than the other, luckily the one where I snapped the plastic behind still sits in solidly due to all the other clips. Will get a pic up.
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Well I've put the originals back on and a bit of super glue madness :-p
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When I pulled my right side grill out, I cracked it
The other side I was more careful on and since I could use the other grill as a tab reference, I made sure and pulled it out one tab at a time.
Be careful not to drop a screw when putting the mustache on the bonnet. Because the screw wont fall to the ground through the engine compartment. The plastic under engine splash guard/wind deflector, covers the entire underside If you're lucky enough to see the screw dont try to use your magnetic screw finder, as the screws arent metal....ask me how I know
I ended up driving my car onto ramps, getting underneath and banging on the undertray to locate the screw. I was finally able to isolate the screw into a position that I could reach my had over and grab it. That ended up being a stone Did it again, and voila, got it.
A 5 minute job, turned into a 45 minute job
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On the 335d you have to undo the 4 star shaped screws ontop of where they sit to get at the clips behind, and I think I might have used a bit too much force to try and get them out as I snapped one of the holding bits of plastic !

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One of mine was stripped too, but from the factory. So when I tried to get it off, the screw just kept spinning and not loosening. Ended having to pry that piece off Luckily I like the black grill or else I'd have to buy the stock stuff again
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No pics yet??

Here's a few of my shadowline grills to match the shadowline trim...



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Oh good, but will you miss the 330i?

Sell the Lotus That would be a shame..... but if needs must. I want a new Carrera 2S but as Mum always said 'I want, never gets'
Yes.....


Yes.....


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Yes....
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