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  • mike.bmw
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    Nice work, as always. I learned the hard way that the tumblers fall out when the key is removed. First time rebuilding a lock and I wasn't prepared for that. :)

    I believe most US models got the single piece hood insulation, with the exception of the 318i/is which received 3 piece hood insulation glued to the hood.

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  • D.Martijn
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    As some of you might know, I was missing the iX specific washer bottle for the SWRA system.
    Turns out, I was able to find on in Germany a couple of days ago!

    Yesterday it arrived, I am missing the cap and the red label but the container that I received with the wash system has this on fitted. So no need to buy them new.
    In the retrofit manual from BMW, they state if you don't have the stud to secure the container, you need to drill a hole and use a bolt to secure it in place.
    I've found some weld on studs on Ebay, which I might try and weld into place to make it all look even more OEM :)


    I also received my once piece hood insulation. Here in Europe, these only came with M3s and diesels. But I've read some models in the US also got them?


    On this picture it was still a little wet from cleaning the pad. It's not as black once dry. Not sure if I should try and paint/dye it again?
    I still need to order the clips from my dealer in order to fit it to the hood of the Touring

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  • D.Martijn
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    double post..

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  • D.Martijn
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    Today I got a message from the dealer that the rebuild kit arrived, I went and got it and immediately started on the tear down.
    Pretty straight forward, you just have to be a bit organized when removing the old tumblers and putting them in the right order.






    Drivers side lock together, with the regular locking finally working again, I guess I was lucky that the double locking still worked for this long


    Both new locks


    Since I had the door cards removed to fit the new locks, I decided to fit the new tweater I got in a lot of parts a long time ago. However, I remember switching the drivers side door loom with an other one that had the tweater wires fitted, I got both driver and passenger side looms.
    But it turns out the new passenger wiring loom I had is missing the central locking wiring. So I decided to remove the tweater wires and fit then in the C404 plug at the A pillar. I think it was pin 20 & 21.






    And since I was busy with working in/on the interior, I also fitted the new gas pedal bushings, the old ones for the spring were pretty toast.
    Used some silicon grease for fitting them

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  • D.Martijn
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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
    Every time I see this car, I want a touring
    Thanks man! I mean go get one haha I won't hold you back

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  • 2mAn
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    Every time I see this car, I want a touring

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  • D.Martijn
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    Originally posted by Chris_SF View Post
    Your car looks great! My rear boot is also very squeaky...can you document what you end up doing to get it to stop rattling?
    Thanks man! As for the rear boot lid, there are two stops/guides on either side of the lid at the corners. See it there are touching the main chassis of the car. so there is some pressure on the lid when you latch the lid closed.
    Make sure that the hook that latches also is adjusted properly and the lid can't flop around in the latch itself. I think I got it pretty close now but only a test drive will tell.



    It's been pretty quiet on the E30 update wise. I haven't driven it a whole lot to be honest.. I now have two weeks off from work and I started looking at the central locking.
    A while back I noticed something falling inside my driver side door when locking the car, this meant that I could from then on only double lock the car (before I could also lock it by turning it 45deg, but I double locked it pretty much always..)
    I've never been able to really use the passenger side lock but after some research I think I know what my problem is, me. lol
    Since I always double locked, this made the passenger side and trunk lock unusable to unlock the car. However, when the car is unlocked I can lock it with the passenger side and trunk lock.

    But not knowing this prior to removing the door cards today, I had a look at the passenger lock and then I remembered something had broken off so I removed the drivers side doorcard as well.
    After looking inside the drivers side door, I found the following parts from the lock assembly, that can't be good ;)

    New rebuild kit ordered from the dealer, as I have a passenger side kit already on hand, I think I'll rebuild both locks just to be sure.


    I've got a couple things planned as well like a transmission rebuild and the quick ratio steering I posted a while back.
    But that won't be until the weather starts getting worse/colder again, since I won't be using the car anyway.

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  • Chris_SF
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    Your car looks great! My rear boot is also very squeaky...can you document what you end up doing to get it to stop rattling?

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  • D.Martijn
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    It's been a while..
    Today I've made my first longer drive (160km) again after getting back from the Alps roadtrip in September of last year.
    The iX drove beautifully, although I'll have to readjust the boot lid as it's rattling a little bit.

    Couple pictures



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  • D.Martijn
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    Last week I got contacted by another member (also from Belgium) with the question if I could 3D print some parts for his E30 project.
    He wanted me to print the fuel line clips that hold the fuel lines fixed above the fuel tank.

    After getting the clips, I took them to work with me and after hours I scanned the profile on the CMM.
    I remember mine were also pretty broken when replacing the fuel tank a year, maybe even 2 years ago.




    After some modelling in Solidworks.. I decided to make the bracket one single thickness + used a nice draft on the center section so I didn't need to print supports.


    And a quick test making sure it works before printing several others


    Happy with the finished result

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  • D.Martijn
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    Originally posted by mike.bmw View Post
    Those are super cool. Based on all your refurbishment, they should last a long time.
    Thanks Mike! I sure hope they do, although it's more of a 'must have' part rather than an usefull upgrade :)

    I also received some small extra parts today.
    When testing the system I notice that the valves at the washer jets leaked quite a bit so I got some new ones.

    As well as some bushings for the gas pedal as it's quite stiff and squeaky

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  • mike.bmw
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    Those are super cool. Based on all your refurbishment, they should last a long time.

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  • D.Martijn
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    Last parts to refurbish for the SWRA system were the rubber wiper blades.
    Took some fiddling to get them fitted. There is also a spring metal plate in the wipers picture here




    And fitted, after the first try I noticed I had them positioned wrong on this picture






    Video of it working:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi4q...ature=youtu.be

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  • jeenyus
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    Also grateful you reminded me about mouser.com. That website is amazing when you find what you are looking for.

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  • D.Martijn
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    Originally posted by mike.bmw View Post
    Your touring is looking great! Are you using a new camera?

    Just to echo with jeenyus said, excellent job tracking down the wiper components and finding a suitable replacement. It's nice when you can actually get in touch with a knowledgable person at a company.
    Thanks man, Not sure how to explain it, but washing the E30 made me more excited again? (Than having to look at a "dusty old car") Hopefully this covid thing goes away soon so we start driving around again in our classic cars..
    Still using my Google Pixel 3 :)

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