E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > The Msport Pair..(Updated 12.3.13)



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-05-2013, 02:12 PM   #45
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

Thanks mate..

Getting there..
Appreciate 0
      09-06-2013, 12:03 PM   #46
Danny.B.
Lieutenant Colonel
26

 
Danny.B.'s Avatar
 
Drives: E90 330d M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: England - Lincolnshire


Posts: 1,569
iTrader: (1)

Give me a nudge when you need a hand with this mate, should be free next weekend!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #47
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danny.B. View Post
Give me a nudge when you need a hand with this mate, should be free next weekend!
Your a true Gent mate.

Awaiting delivery of washer bottle and pump and need to get loom from BMW this weekend.

Then it's just hoping sam gets an frm2!

Its close, but still some final sorting ha..
Appreciate 0
      09-12-2013, 06:31 AM   #48
P 5UML
Lieutenant Colonel
United Kingdom
22

 
P 5UML's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E92 325D M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: London


Posts: 1,552
iTrader: (1)

awesome work so far mate! cant wait to see pics once the xenons are fitted!

recommendations wise...a nice set of 19" wheels would set it off nicely me thinks

but other than that! she is a crackin motor...love the mods so far
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-12-2013, 06:41 AM   #49
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by P 5UML View Post
awesome work so far mate! cant wait to see pics once the xenons are fitted!

recommendations wise...a nice set of 19" wheels would set it off nicely me thinks

but other than that! she is a crackin motor...love the mods so far
Thanks for that mate!

Totally agree with the 19", would love some nice style M359.

Hopefully in the next couple of days will have the washers fitted..
Appreciate 0
      09-12-2013, 02:08 PM   #50
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

Sunblinds fitted:


Appreciate 0
      09-15-2013, 05:05 AM   #51
Chris320d
New Member
0

 
Drives: 320d
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Kent


Posts: 23
iTrader: (0)

Quality project post!

Looks like we may be keeping an eye on this for a little longer though as the list grows haha!
Appreciate 0
      09-17-2013, 02:43 PM   #52
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris320d View Post
Quality project post!

Looks like we may be keeping an eye on this for a little longer though as the list grows haha!
Thanks mate!

Yeah still a few more bits to do..

Washer jets are going in/on in the next few weeks, fitting a cd changer too..

Then its the all important headlights..
Appreciate 0
      09-18-2013, 02:53 AM   #53
dobbo99
Captain
9

 
Drives: e46 M3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: UK


Posts: 854
iTrader: (0)

[quote=Alex.J;14611968]
Cleaned interior, just need a new drivers seat now to finish the interior off to an as new finish..Saggy seat looks awful!!!
[quote]

have you thought about tightening up the leather with a hairdryer? sounds crude, but actually quite effective.

you basically moisten the leather with water (via rubbing with a damp cloth), and then use the hair dryer to dry it. where it dries it will 'tighten' up and should take most of the bagginess away.
make sure you have a good quality leather product for afterwards.

I cant find the thread I originally used to do mine, but found a similar post from another forum

http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showth...ht=seat+repair
Appreciate 0
      09-18-2013, 07:08 AM   #54
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

[quote=dobbo99;14682651][quote=Alex.J;14611968]
Cleaned interior, just need a new drivers seat now to finish the interior off to an as new finish..Saggy seat looks awful!!!
Quote:

have you thought about tightening up the leather with a hairdryer? sounds crude, but actually quite effective.

you basically moisten the leather with water (via rubbing with a damp cloth), and then use the hair dryer to dry it. where it dries it will 'tighten' up and should take most of the bagginess away.
make sure you have a good quality leather product for afterwards.

I cant find the thread I originally used to do mine, but found a similar post from another forum

http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showth...ht=seat+repair
Thanks for that mate!

I have also seen that using a good quality steam cleaner has a similar effect!

I think there are a few methods of doing it rally, but will certainly give it a go..

Does make the seat look in worse condition than it is really, saggy leather looks terrible.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2013, 03:39 AM   #55
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

Not a bad looking driveway hey?




The e91 now with the blinds in and the rear lights finished and the extra it of luxury that is the XF ShootingBrake..
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-18-2013, 02:21 AM   #56
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

Following an ok summer, i stripped its summer wax and replaced it with my winter wax!

So after a clean, clay, clean, polish and wax the results are as follows:




Then Changed the Pads and disc's and Gave the calipers a tickle!


__________________

Last edited by Alex.J; 10-18-2013 at 03:13 AM.
Appreciate 0
      10-21-2013, 01:11 PM   #57
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

Well some amazing news today!

Tested the headlights and all is working and great !

Ballasts, bulbs and levelling all working!

A huge thanks to Sam (tak1986) for letting me use his car to test them, a true gent!

Now on to fitting!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-21-2013, 02:55 PM   #58
Tak1986
Lieutenant
United Kingdom
9

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: UK


Posts: 510
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex.J View Post
Well some amazing news today!

Tested the headlights and all is working and great !

Ballasts, bulbs and levelling all working!

A huge thanks to Sam (tak1986) for letting me use his car to test them, a true gent!

Now on to fitting!
Glad its all working fine! The xenon lights should finish the front end nicely.

Nice to see two tourings on the drive haha.
Appreciate 0
      10-22-2013, 02:31 AM   #59
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tak1986 View Post
Glad its all working fine! The xenon lights should finish the front end nicely.

Nice to see two tourings on the drive haha.
Yeah first time i have seen 2 tourings together haha!

Im really excited to get them on and running now!

Thanks again
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2013, 10:16 AM   #60
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

Todays Huge Update!!!

I have headlight washer jets! I am Now 1/4 of the way through my xenon conversion! Its all underway, they still need to be coding to actually work but the hard work is done!








All in All took me 3 hours to get this done, the cutting took the longest, but looks as it would from factory(almost)

I also fitted LED LCI rear number plates too at the same time, but have no images of this!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2013, 11:03 AM   #61
Josh1a1h
Banned
United Kingdom
51

 
Drives: AzuriteBlack 335i E92
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central North to West London


Posts: 3,836
iTrader: (2)

Great work mate!!! Huge props to you for doing it yourself

Also the detail looks really gd!

What rotary do you use for polishing?
Appreciate 1
      10-26-2013, 11:27 AM   #62
makkan00
Major General
United Kingdom
116

 
makkan00's Avatar
 
Drives: E91 330D
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Essex


Posts: 7,407
iTrader: (48)


for doing it yourself.

Hope all goes well.

PS: I am still waiting for FRM to arrive. Virtual files for the codings are ready
__________________
Appreciate 1
      10-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #63
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh1a1h View Post
Great work mate!!! Huge props to you for doing it yourself

Also the detail looks really gd!

What rotary do you use for polishing?
Thank you! It wasnt as bad as i thought it would be, i was really worried about hacking my bumper to bits, but i got my drill out, stitch drilled it then cut the piece out and filed it till it was nice and neat!

I use a combination of a DA and a rotary, my rotary is a really cheap nasty one just with variable speed and my DA is a Metabo.

I use the DA on the bumpers and the rotary on the rest, with my final finish being with the DA as its abit more predicatable.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2013, 05:33 PM   #64
Alex.J
Major
United Kingdom
16

 
Alex.J's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham


Posts: 1,203
iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by makkan00 View Post

for doing it yourself.

Hope all goes well.

PS: I am still waiting for FRM to arrive. Virtual files for the codings are ready
Thanks Sam!

Thats fantastic, im excited to get it back and installed, especially with a few more features i didnt have before!

It will be in the post on monday for you so should have it for tuesday!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2013, 05:39 PM   #65
dest
Captain
United Kingdom
10

 
dest's Avatar
 
Drives: 330d Msport Touring
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Northamptonshire


Posts: 833
iTrader: (4)

Alex, I've sent you a pm
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2013, 05:49 PM   #66
Digitalize
Photographer
United Kingdom
9

 
Digitalize's Avatar
 
Drives: E91 320D M Sport TiAg
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Weymouth


Posts: 896
iTrader: (0)

Just to let you know, it's not illegal to have a red reverse light, they aren't a legal requirement. I've got the same on mine.
__________________
Matthew Dear Photography
Automotive & Motorsport Photographer
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST