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    #46
    Today I went ahead and removed my rear discs to resurface them.
    I did manage to find new used rear rotors, in Germany, that still measure 19mm and have a minimal burr. But I haven't received these as of now and I'm also waiting for a new delivery of some parts.
    Also since the previous owner changed the brake pads and hand brake shoes with their springs not long ago (still have plenty of meat), I decided to only resurface the rotor for now.

    I'll mount the new rotors when the old ones are completely worn (17,4mm thickness)

    There was quite a burr on the edge of the rotor


    Brake caliper removed and sent in the rotor to get resurfaced by my local auto shop, cleaned off most of the rust with a steel bristle brush.


    Little shot of the car sitting on the drive way when we were waiting for our resurfaced discs.


    Got the rotors back, decided to wire wheel the top and side and repaint the sides with heat resistant paint.


    Rotor fitted with some new copper grease on the backside.


    Caliper back in place, new copper grease on the back side of the brake shoes and the guide pins for the caliper.
    Last edited by D.Martijn; 07-06-2017, 10:41 AM.
    1990 325iX Touring - November 2018 R3V Car Of The Month

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    1974 BMW 2002 Touring

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      #47
      Sub'd. Would love to see more interior pics..
      I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

      HOWTOs:
      DB vert plastic bumpers
      OEM Keys
      MTech1 docs

      88 ix Lach/Card
      91 ic Calypso 3.1
      86 Cosmo 2.7

      OEM+ or bust!


      reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
      TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
      e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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        #48
        Originally posted by bradnic View Post
        Sub'd. Would love to see more interior pics..
        Thanks!
        Right, forgot to take some more pictures of the interior previously.
        I'll try to take some pictures tomorrow :)
        1990 325iX Touring - November 2018 R3V Car Of The Month

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          #49
          Got some more small stuff for the Touring. New hose clamp for the cooling hose at the front of the engine and a new emblem for the shifter.



          Originally posted by bradnic View Post
          Sub'd. Would love to see more interior pics..
          Finally got some more interior pictures :)

          When I went outside to snap soms pictures, I noticed little icicles on the front of the hood and grills




          Front driver seat, no rips or tears


          Drivers side door card


          Same on the passenger side, little imperfection on the doorcard but nothing bad.


          Rear seats, It's like they were never used





          Noticed I already put 2455km on it, not bad.
          Last edited by D.Martijn; 07-06-2017, 10:44 AM.
          1990 325iX Touring - November 2018 R3V Car Of The Month

          1980 Volkswagen Golf mk1 1.1
          1974 BMW 2002 Touring

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            #50
            Damn that's a clean interior wow. It looks barely ever used

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              #51
              that is an incredible score. *the* IX touring to have. congrats and thanks for sharing it with us!
              I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

              HOWTOs:
              DB vert plastic bumpers
              OEM Keys
              MTech1 docs

              88 ix Lach/Card
              91 ic Calypso 3.1
              86 Cosmo 2.7

              OEM+ or bust!


              reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
              TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
              e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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                #52
                Originally posted by squidmaster View Post
                Damn that's a clean interior wow. It looks barely ever used
                Thank you! It still looks great, only thing that is starting to wear is the shift knob. I am thinking of maybe replacing it together with the shift boot.
                Not a big fan of the M stichting on it.

                Originally posted by bradnic View Post
                that is an incredible score. *the* IX touring to have. congrats and thanks for sharing it with us!
                Thanks! Feels great to own this iX Touring.
                1990 325iX Touring - November 2018 R3V Car Of The Month

                1980 Volkswagen Golf mk1 1.1
                1974 BMW 2002 Touring

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                  #53
                  This week I received the used, but still in very good shape ventilated rear discs, calipers, rear axles and trailing arms from Germany.

                  There is absolutly no burr on the edge of the discs :D

                  Dust plates on the rear trailing arms got a bit beaten up by transport but they were shot anyways.


                  Calipers seem to be in good nick too, although rusted. I think I will blast, replate and rebuild these and swap them over to my car.


                  Still 19mm thick, yay!


                  Last edited by D.Martijn; 07-06-2017, 10:45 AM.
                  1990 325iX Touring - November 2018 R3V Car Of The Month

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                    #54
                    Love the color and the touring.

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                      #55
                      Today I finally got around to changing the differential, T case an transimission fluids, well.. kinda.

                      I first got the car on jack stands. First time wrenching in our new workshop, no more cobblestones! I should probably give the iX a bath too..


                      Got started with the rear differential, making sure to first undo the fill plug and then the drain plug.


                      I then replace the fluid of the front differential since they both use the same fluid.
                      Fluid level wasn't near the fill plug, also the oil itself looks quite nasty.. was definitely time to replace it




                      After the diff I decided to replace the transmission fluid until I stubbled on the fill plug, it was totally f*cked. Great job previous OP! ...


                      I then got started with removing the front drive shaft that goes from the T case to the front differential.
                      Splines looked still ok, although the grease was pretty dry. Gave the splines both on the shaft and the shaft of the T case a nice thick coating and put everything back in place.




                      Finally I loosened the fill and drain bolt/plug of the transfer case.
                      When I wanted to tighten the drain bolt, it kept on spinning.. Threads are completely stipped out. Great.

                      Tomorrow I'll try and get the transmission plug of with some vice grips, didn't want to bother with it since it was getting late. Already got a new fill plug from my local auto store.
                      I'll also seal the drain bolt of the T case with some gasket maker.
                      Last edited by D.Martijn; 07-06-2017, 10:47 AM.
                      1990 325iX Touring - November 2018 R3V Car Of The Month

                      1980 Volkswagen Golf mk1 1.1
                      1974 BMW 2002 Touring

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                        #56
                        I love your wagon. I really want an e30 touring at some point. Or maybe I'll wait a few more years and attempt to import an Audi RS2. Those are probably already out of my budget though.

                        Good luck with the vice grips and that drain plug!

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                          #57
                          Originally posted by mike.bmw View Post
                          I love your wagon. I really want an e30 touring at some point. Or maybe I'll wait a few more years and attempt to import an Audi RS2. Those are probably already out of my budget though.

                          Good luck with the vice grips and that drain plug!
                          Thank you, I love it too haha ;)

                          I still prefer a E30 Touring over the Audi RS2 though. But then again, I'm probably biased.

                          Thanks, I hope I can get it out! Will update
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                          1974 BMW 2002 Touring

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                            #58
                            all i have to say is, WOW. this car is in pristine condition.
                            Originally posted by dvck
                            I'm going to say this nicely; go fuck yourself.

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                              #59
                              The rear diff fluid looks so fucking gross. Worse than the front diff in my opinion. Good on ya replacing it all. The IX has so many different reservoirs of fluid.

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                                #60
                                Originally posted by itskingsteelo View Post
                                all i have to say is, WOW. this car is in pristine condition.
                                Thank you! Appreciate it!

                                Originally posted by jeenyus View Post
                                The rear diff fluid looks so fucking gross. Worse than the front diff in my opinion. Good on ya replacing it all. The IX has so many different reservoirs of fluid.
                                The fluid had a weird tint because there were lost of small air bubbles in it.
                                When it sat for a while in the catch pan, it looked fine colorwise.

                                And yes, a lot of fluids!
                                1990 325iX Touring - November 2018 R3V Car Of The Month

                                1980 Volkswagen Golf mk1 1.1
                                1974 BMW 2002 Touring

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