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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:46 PM
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Posted By c_w
Yea looks like it - looks really nice doesn't it!...

Yea looks like it - looks really nice doesn't it!

Looks like new leather on the bolsters too, issue with that is it is often not as perfectly sculpted/tight as OE (look at passenger left bolster)....
Forum: Forum Meets Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By c_w
Put me down for this :)

Put me down for this :)
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8,313
Views: 912,946
Posted By c_w
https://scontent-lax3-2.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-...

https://scontent-lax3-2.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/25017021_1777159572305756_4719739896581849088_n.jpg MBrennan (Martin) and BMBbabe (Stacey) are stood on the right next to the Phoenix yellow...
Forum: Knowledgebase 09-01-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By c_w
Nobody in the car parts industry seems to...

Nobody in the car parts industry seems to understand springs when you buy replacements. Seems to be a bit of a black art/pot luck. The markings usually refer to spring type/stiffness and is common on...
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-01-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By c_w
Sometimes an oil change fixes it too. I remember...

Sometimes an oil change fixes it too. I remember when I got my car in 2005, when it was cold the spring return from 5th to centre would stick but it's not done it now for years (has had 2 oil changes...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-01-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,635
Posted By c_w
Yea that's probably pushing then! I lock...

Yea that's probably pushing then!

I lock mine with the key in the garage - I think that doesn't set the alarm? Not sure if this might reduce drain a bit.
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-01-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,635
Posted By c_w
How long had you left it for? I find mine is...

How long had you left it for? I find mine is still fine after a month.
Forum: Technical Discussion 28-12-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By c_w
In all seriousness I think they just don't wear...

In all seriousness I think they just don't wear much due to the hardness of the components and decent oil.
Forum: Technical Discussion 27-12-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By c_w
Maybe the valve seat and the shim wear in harmony...

Maybe the valve seat and the shim wear in harmony which is why when you check them there is hardly anything to do :LOL:

When I was finding certain shims tighter or too slack, I'd use a used one...
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 27-12-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By c_w
Yea should be able to put something on the back...

Yea should be able to put something on the back of the holes, fill and then paint.
Forum: Technical Discussion 24-12-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By c_w
I've done (or rather checked) mine twice in my...

I've done (or rather checked) mine twice in my car's ownership (12yrs) and have found the wear to be so slight it's almost not a concern. Only a few needed changing the first time and just one the...
Forum: General Discussion 23-12-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8,313
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Posted By c_w
https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/2278...

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Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8,313
Views: 912,946
Posted By c_w
http://www.z3mcoupe.com/photopost/data//500/4941SA...

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Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 23,918
Posted By c_w
Oh dear___________

Oh dear___________
Forum: Detailing, Valeting and Car Care 11-12-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By c_w
Can't work out what is muck and what is rust! Is...

Can't work out what is muck and what is rust! Is it rusty though whole width of the lip or is that grit of some kind?

Agree the plinth can damage the paint on the boot, when I bought mine in 2005...
Forum: Knowledgebase 08-12-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By c_w
The B8 dampers are a touch shorter than stock,...

The B8 dampers are a touch shorter than stock, but extended length/droop is still plenty, so shouldn't see any issues with stock springs.
Forum: Knowledgebase 08-12-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By c_w
Standard springs will be fine. Will be a good...

Standard springs will be fine. Will be a good upgrade using those dampers!
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-12-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By c_w
Will just be a case of changing the barrel I...

Will just be a case of changing the barrel I suspect, but I can count on one hand the times I've actually used the boot lock manually!

As above the best bet it to get a euro tailgate.
Forum: Knowledgebase 06-12-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By c_w
I would go with 12mm H&R all round. Be...

I would go with 12mm H&R all round.

Be careful with 10mm (eg Eibach), as the depth of the inner spigot on the spacer isn't always enough meaning the spacer doesn't sit properly against the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8,313
Views: 912,946
Posted By c_w
https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1463...

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Forum: Detailing, Valeting and Car Care 05-12-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By c_w
Can't see anything and the link is broken?

Can't see anything and the link is broken?
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8,313
Views: 912,946
Posted By c_w
https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/243...

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Forum: M Coupe Journals 04-12-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 325,060
Posted By c_w
I'm on 12.5yrs but felt that I was late to the...

I'm on 12.5yrs but felt that I was late to the party :lol: seems funny to think that when I bought my car, the newest M Coupes were only 3 or 4 years old!
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By c_w
I can't make it out clearly, the photos in this...

I can't make it out clearly, the photos in this thread are one extreme to the other :lol:
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8,313
Views: 912,946
Posted By c_w
Not an M but looks good ...

Not an M but looks good

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