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Terry's E92 330i

I almost don't believe the guy!

So strange.. I'd want to see with my own eyes, have you put your vin into real oem and see what that throws up?
No I haven't, will do that in a min.
I was under the car when he showed me, granted I didn't know what I was looking at but it certainly didn't look like the ZF sump in the service kit I was looking to buy, he also said it was a different material to ZF sumps.
Fitted the bmw performance interior parts today, really like how they look over the standard items and once I've sorted the steering wheel should all tie in quite nicely. Fitted gear knob/gaiter and handbrake handle/gaiter.


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Car needs a really good clean inside and out now but couldn't be bothered today so I'll save that for midweek. Next job will most likely be changing the leaky rear shocks and fitting some springs at the same time, going to look into getting the box serviced too before the road trip in august as it'll pass 100k there or thereabouts.

A pic from out and about last week

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  Nothing & BMW 116d
Lovely looking car this.

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This box was in a alot of 130's and 3's until 2011.
It stayed in the E92's later than it did the E90's for some reason.
This weeks job will mostly be replacing the rear shocks, I knew they were leaking a bit either side from the specialist check up but now it would seem one side has dumped all its fluid and collapsed. Which explains why its felt very skittish on the back the last few days lol

Drivers side has dropped a fair whack as you can see.

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Looks a little wonky from the rear!

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Picking up some new Sachs jobs from euros later and will fit those tomorrow. Didn't want to bother with them till I had a set of springs to fit at the same time but I cba doing all 4 corners before going away in it at the end of the month.
Rear shocks changed today, nice easy job on these with the hardest part being removing the boot panels in this f**king heat! Drivers side was still pissing out fluid when I took it out and basically fell out once the car was in the air as it no longer extended after being compressed.

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New jack making life easier!

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Drivers side after top nut undone, ready to fall out

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All done!

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Drives like a dream once more, no more gripping the wheel like a mad man to stop it chucking me in a bush and no more rattles over every lump or bump in the road. Did forget to put the rubber grommets back over the top mounts in the boot so I'll have to go do that when its not so hot :sweat:

Now it just needs a good wash and check over before the roadtrip at the end of the month :cool:
Went down the unit today to give the car a good clean before our roadtrip Monday morning. It was in a sorry state so there aren't any before pics, car was washed, clayed, polished with Menzerna, tripple and then Sonax Bsd to finish it off.

Obviously it pissed down as soon as I pulled out the garage!

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Levels checked, oil needed a little top up and shes ready to go.

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Lets hope the weather is better in Spain!

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Roadtrip completed!

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Car performed faultlessly for the 2307 miles and I didn't come back hating it like i did the 172 lol that was somewhat down to the clio breaking down but also because the Bmw was the perfect car for this kind of trip really. It even returned a better than expected 34mpg average! Only damage incurred was me stupidly curbing the passenger front on the Eurotunnel half asleep the day we left :tired:

Doing Barcelona to Calais in one day probably wasn't the best idea and when we got off this end the tyre temps dropped back down so much it set off the pressure indicators lol went to Tesco to check them and they had more in than before we left so f**k knows what they were at halfway up France!

Car passed 100k while we were out there so I might look into a gearbox service as the next job, try and keep that in one piece.

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Oh and the back doubles up as quite the cosy little bed when you need a nap 😅

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Did another oil service last week and actually remembered to change the pollen filter this time. Waiting for a local specialist to get back to me with a price for a gearbox service as it seems a bit of a pain to do yourself, once that's done I will carry on with the suspension refresh now its on 102k.

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Made a video of the super exciting day too 😅

Then got distracted by my niece turning up. Think shes ready for her first trackday!

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Looking good bud. Where did you get the m performance gear/handbrake from? I like those, easy to fit too?
Looking good bud. Where did you get the m performance gear/handbrake from? I like those, easy to fit too?
Got them from a guy on e90 post, he works at a dealership and gets decent discount. I’ll find the link in a sec.

Yeah pretty straight forward, just a bit fiddly getting gaiters all clipped in properly. There’s a video of me faffing about with them in here somewhere.

  e92 330i
I know ? I've got a broken front wing now too, it's taken such a battering over winter and I just haven't had the motivation to sort it.
Haha I know what you mean, too cold to sort anything, all become summer jobs.

Did you ever fit the eibachs? Was thinking for getting them but wasn’t sure if they would ruin the ride comfort much.