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      08-12-2021, 01:06 PM   #111
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The number of maintenance items and modification items is starting to blur.
It feels like a great transition, something that i'm very happy about as I continue to put personal touches onto the car.

One thing that I'm working on atm.

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      08-13-2021, 04:30 PM   #112
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Ok, I'll bite...

Is this a new airbox?

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The number of maintenance items and modification items is starting to blur.
It feels like a great transition, something that i'm very happy about as I continue to put personal touches onto the car.

One thing that I'm working on atm.

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Ok, I'll bite...

Is this a new airbox?
Really great idea! Perhaps something that has cold air ducting to the bumper hole below. Maybe that's something i'll look @ in the future. For now, I will let the future posts of the renderings tell the story.

Back to maintenance and repair!

I wanted to replace this bracket but the price point from the dealership was 40 dollars cad. I decided just to glue it with epoxy and it works just as intended. No need to spend unnecessary money haha

more $ for mods.

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      08-15-2021, 06:37 PM   #114
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Version 01
A bit basic and very similiar to Sport-chrono.

Needs improvement.
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      08-18-2021, 01:20 AM   #115
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Oh boy.... I have some wiring in my future...



This is the canbus adaptor that is sold by 'carsystems . com . ua' and their vendor 'custom retrofit'.

I will be doing a full write-up in this thread for the F10 to E91 Steering Wheel Conversion.
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      08-19-2021, 08:58 AM   #116
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While the front clip of the car is dismantled, I thought it would make sense to upgrade my communication skills.

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      08-21-2021, 11:39 AM   #117
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To continue on the Horn project, they are installed on the oem location. With that being said, some adjustments need to happen with the installation since the Hella horn is larger than the OEM one.





I also re-wired the horns with a new connector. I think it's a MQS style?
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      08-24-2021, 02:57 PM   #118
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With the new horns installed, I tried to put the front clip back on but the radiator support bushing broke off....

Picked up a pair from an E39 on amazon and they fit like a charm. The previous one popped out of the radiator support, whereas these ones are now flush.

I hope it does its job.

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      09-16-2021, 12:44 PM   #119
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Update 2021-09-16, approximately 1-year & 1 month after the initial purchase. The car is on the road.
The following parts were replaced at 197,025 kilometers.

Engine:
Modified 2-Gauge Main Engine Ground Strap
Modified Belt Guard @ Front Main Seal
Modified ATI Fluid Damper Pulley
Modified Coolant Neck @ Upper Radiator Hose
Modified Fuel Pump 400 LPH Walboro
Replacement Coolant Return Hose (Aftermarket)
Bosch Starter Motor
HELLA/oem water pump
BMW Left & Right Front Engine Motor Mounts
BMW Vanos Solenoids
BMW Vanos Solenoid Filters
BMW Belt Tensioner, Slave Pulley
VDO Replacement Fuel Pick-up system

Gaskets:
Oil Filter Housing Gasket
Valve Cover Gasket
Valvetronic Motor Gasket
ESS Sensor Gasket
Coolant Neck to Short Block Gasket
Front Engine Seal
Rear Engine Seal
Intake Manifold Gasket inclusive of PCV system hoses *all flex hoses*
Exhaust Manifold Gaskets + Hardware
Exhaust Manifold to Exhaust Runner Gasket

Transmission:
Clutch
Flywheel
Shifter Fork Stop Pin
Shifter Fork & release bearing
Shifter Linkage Pins x2

Fluids Change:
Power Steering Fluid Flushed with new CH
Brake System Flush with Motul Fluid
Clutch System Flush with Motul Fluids
Engine Oil Replacement with Motul 8100 + New Oil Filter
Transfer Case Flush with Motul Gear 300
Front & Rear differential Flush with Motul Gear 300
Radiator Flush with BMW fluid @ 50/50 mix ratio

Exterior Lighting:
LED Angel Eye H8 Bulbs
LED Fog Light Bulbs
LED Front Headlight Bulbs
LED Rear Signal Lights
LED Rear Brake Lights

Maintenance:
Total interior detail
Total Engine bay detail inclusive of front clip disassembly
Complete under-tray detail inclusive of replacement hardware for rusty bolts/washers
Ceramic Coat/Seal all supporting black Plastics
Silicone Additive for all door seals
Panoramic Sunroof Drainage Hose Flush

Misc Changes:

Interior:
F10 Msport Steering Wheel + Canbus Module
Eonon Headunit w 7" LCD Display
Replacement of Drivers Side Handle with Glasses Holder
Leather Covered 6-Speed shifter cover
Red colored Start Button
35% Ceramic Window tint from Passenger Rear doors and beyond
Replacement Rear Right Window Guide
Replacement Rear Right Window *car was broken into 2020-12*
Replacement Rear Tailgate Door Latch Cover
Replacement Rear interior Screw Covers

Exterior:
New Hella Fog Light Housing
Restored OEM Front Headlights
Replacement Clear Front Bumper Reflectors
Thule Flush-fit Roof Rack
25mm Rear Wheel Spacers
Bosch Front & Rear Oem Windshield Wipers
2x Radiator Support Brackets
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Congrats! Well done and thank you so much for sharing the details. Let us know how she drives.
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Here are some quick photos of the Headlight Restoration project in its completion.

The Before photo, with heavy salt pitting and 12-years of road debris/damage.


And after an untold number of sanding discs and grits later, we have a UV sealed and ceramic coated headlight like this.



It isn't as good as new, but it's almost there.
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Here are some progress photos of the work.

Repairs



Clarity








The process was as follows:

Dry @ 200-320-400-600-800-1000-1200

Wet @ 1200-1500-2000-3000

2x Compounding Solutions

2x Polishing Solutions

1 coat of UV Seal

1 coat of Ceramic
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Here is a quick image of the F10 Steering wheel retrofit.

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Well.... I was on the road last weekend and this happened.....
The car was stuck in 3rd gear going uphill.....


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Yeah.... It was really disappointing as I was confident in my skill to put the car back together. What I didn't anticipate was the signs of old age and fatigue on some of the most basic of parts.

The snap ring had let go on the shifter linkage, disconnecting the transmission from the shift lever. It's a lot of work getting at a failure like this.... and maybe I'm more peeved @ myself that I didn't replace this 3 dollar part when the transmission was out of the car earlier in the rebuild.

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Here is a quick image of the F10 Steering wheel retrofit.

Very nice!
I have that wheel but have no idea how to wire it up.
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Very nice!
I have that wheel but have no idea how to wire it up.
I can help you with it after I finish the installation write-up!
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I can help you with it after I finish the installation write-up!
Awesome. Looking forward to it.
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I tried to replace the valve cover gasket in the hope that it would resolve any issues but unfortunately, it looks like the PCV is toast...

I've had to order a new valve cover....
In addition, I've also ordered the replacement Vanos Bolts. I am rather annoyed that the car has to sit for a bit more but so be it.
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Now that the car is on the road, I wanted to calculate some of the overall expenditures. This is a WIP spreadsheet (work in progress) of all values since July 2020.

It looks like I am quickly reaching, or have already reached spending as much money on modifications, replacement & repair as I did on the base cost of the car.

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