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    Post by Geeman on Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:49 am

    Bloody car.

    Some ex-owner managed to cross-thread No.1 spark plug. Result? No thread in the cylinder head and it's losing compression past the plug. What we thought was a simple coil-pack has turned into a semi-nightmare.

    Remedy? Helicoil the head in-situ if possible. Problem? Can't get a helicoil kit that goes deep enough (spark plug hole is VERY deep on an E36 M3).

    This could end up in us having to take the head off. A 12hr charge for that minimum. As you can imagine I'm not a happy bunny right now.

    At least I get to cruise in the E28 for a while...!


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    Post by mrgarf on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:26 am

    loving the e28 Smile sorry its a bigger problem than we thought Sad


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    Post by Geeman on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:56 am

    Problem nearly solved.

    The head's been re-threaded and an insert has been placed into it (better than a helicoil!) so it could be back up and running this afternoon!

    Yipee! Very Happy


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    Post by MkIISimon on Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:01 am

    Crikey Gee, I didn't know you were having a spot of bother with the old M3. Have you got it all sorted and the compression right now? Fingers crossed
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    Post by Geeman on Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:05 am

    Still up on ramps and off the road... 10 days and counting. Rubbish.

    Waiting for a Vanos re-build kit to arrive. Ordered on Friday - still waiting.

    The longer I'm away from it, the more out-of-love I'm feeling with it.


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    Post by MkIISimon on Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:57 am

    Hang in their buddy, you'll feel the love once you've sorted the engine and squeeze your right foot gently towards the floor on the loud pedal!!
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    Post by mrgarf on Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:15 pm

    keep strong buddy


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    Post by Jezz on Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:57 am

    Mend it sell it


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    Post by Geeman on Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:06 pm

    As of yesterday, it's fixed and running fine again! Cool

    The bloody TT is off the road now with a cross-threaded sump plug! Grrrrrrr!


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    Post by Geeman on Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:24 am

    Just finished polishing the outer rims on these and got the centres completed yesterday. Not sure if I'll keep them and put them on the M3 though. Not sure if they'll suit it.

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    Post by MkIISimon on Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:42 pm

    They're sweet, I really like them. I think they'll look spot on, on the M3. What size are they?
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    Post by Geeman on Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:44 pm

    They're 8x17 ET20 - same spec as the Style5's I have (two sets of!)

    Will be throwing tyres on them this weekend and trail fitting them to see what they look like.


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    Post by MkIISimon on Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:46 am

    Mmmmmmm, I look forward to seeing the pics of the trial fitting. What ET does my E90 have, is it the same? I'm away for the next two weeks in Oman for a bit of sunshine and relaxation so won't be around on here but I'll pick up any messages when I get back.
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    Post by Deano on Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:00 pm

    The clubsports have come out really nice G,if they dont suit the M3 they will look great on Si's 3 series me thinks. Cool
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    Post by MkIISimon on Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:00 am

    Bingo, that's exactly what I was thinking Deano. The only thing that I'd need to check is whether they'd get lost in the arches? The M-Sport rims that I've got on it at the minute are 18's and they only just look big enough? I do need to do something on the wheel front, either new or get my current ones refinished.
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    Post by Geeman on Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:34 am

    To be honest, I think they'd be too small Simon.

    Off to pick them up from the tyre fitters now...


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    Post by MkIISimon on Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:18 pm

    That's a shame as they're such a lovely wheel, but cheers for being honest Gee, I was kind of thinking the same. I'm looking forward to seeing them on the M3 though, I think they're going to rock.
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    Post by Geeman on Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:00 pm

    They don't rock on the M3. Not liking them at all to be honest. They were rubbing on the rear too... lol

    So they're back off again and the M3 Contours are back on while I sort the BBS's out.

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    Post by mrgarf on Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:45 am

    i actually like them on the car , give it a racy look


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    Post by Geeman on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:18 am

    Here are a couple of pics - a long time coming!

    Updates = de-lensed, BBS Style5's, lowered springs and new top mounts, face-lift front end, Momo TypeV35 wheel, new OEM leather gear-knob & gaitors.

    Nothing much left to do to it now. Anything else would detract from the car I think. Just cosmetic updates from now on (dent removal, etc.)

    Happy with it! Cool

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    Post by graeme on Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:51 am

    oooo i like that!
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    Post by SimD1978 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:01 pm

    Nice work Gee, love it !!
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    Post by Deano on Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:36 pm

    Very nice G,me likey a lot. Cool
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    Post by Jezz on Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:54 pm

    Like it mate


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    Post by Geeman on Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:39 am

    Cheers for the positive comments chaps!


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