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    #31
    Another thing I did was order some new headlights. I want something better than the sealed beams. I'd love to get the 5.75" Nolden LED headlights (I got the 7" version for the Defender), but at 424 EUR each I think that's more than I want to spend on headlights. So I decided to get some improved halogens for now. The Euro smileys look great, but I've also read a lot of people aren't that impressed with their performance. So I was going to get some Cibie H4s. But then I ran across the Hella Bi-Focus H1s which look like a better option, so I ordered those. Came out to about $169 shipped for a pair of low beams and high beams, & 4 bulbs from Amazon.

    Low beams: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B005OUM0RM/..._vE4rCb749V5CJ

    High beams: https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Bulbs: https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    There are some pix of an E30 with these headlights here: https://www.motoroso.com/HRsprings/P...oject-U94?ajax

    It looks like the low beam doesn't come with the socket for the city light. It's Hella part number 9FF 085 642-001, but I also found it as BMW part number 62148680130.

    It also appears that the headlights don't come with sealing caps, but I think the ones for the E30 pre-facelift Euro Hella headlights will fit on them. The low beam cap is 63121381189 and it looks like the 3-pin connector housing for it is 61131378410 with pins 61130007441. That connector also comes on various other BMWs such as for the auxiliary fan on an E36. The high beam cap is 63128357401, which also happens to be the cap for the E36 fog light, and the 2-pin connector housing is 61131378401 and takes the same pins as the other.
    Last edited by Andrew325is; 02-01-2019, 07:18 PM.
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      #32
      I think one or more of the fuel injectors may be stuck open because when I ran the car before I could smell gas and when I lifted them up to replace the coolant sensor for the ECU and replace the gasket on the sensor/thermostat housing a bunch of fuel squirted out. So I ordered new ones. They're the new design. Bosch 62415. These are the correct ones for the M20. They were about $35 each from RockAuto. I found cheaper remanufactured ones on eBay, but those are for the M50 and I read if you use those then the OBC and MPG gauge won't work quite right.

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        #33
        You don't see a brand new one of these every day. :) The old one is probably okay, but after cleaning it, it still seemed a little gunked up and I thought after 29 years it wouldn't hurt to replace it. It could have been replaced since then, but I haven't dug through all the service records to tell.

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          #34
          Here's the new Hella Bi-Focus H1 headlights. The sealing caps I took from a pair of E36 fog lights fit onto the high beams perfectly. The caps for the low beams are on their way from a dealer in Denmark.



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            #35
            I refinished the Euroweaves. :) I painted the centers Nogaro Silver and the lips Diamond Silver, which is the correct BBS bright silver color (VW color code L97A). I painted it over a white sealer (Glasurit 285-18). It was a little challenging. It took a lot of hours scuffing them and repairing little nicks/curb rash. First I painted them with the sealer and then bright silver. After that I masked off the lip and painted the centers. Then I unmasked them and shot them with clear.







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              #36
              Originally posted by Andrew325is View Post
              Here's the new Hella Bi-Focus H1 headlights. The sealing caps I took from a pair of E36 fog lights fit onto the high beams perfectly. The caps for the low beams are on their way from a dealer in Denmark.



              This is epic.
              I was seriously considering this upgrade given the cost of replacement Euro smiley headlamps (and my unwillingness to refurb my current set). But given that they do not come with sealing caps on the back, made me decide against them.

              Very interested how they look with the citi light installed!
              If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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                #37
                I painted the new front 'is' air dam. :)

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                  #38
                  Awesome Sterling. I see so few of these Silver e30's, yours is a real gem.

                  Question, how did you paint your iS lip? Did you do it yourself or did you have it painted somewhere? I have a brand new one in box, primed, and I want it painted but not sure the best way to go about it.
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                    #39
                    Originally posted by Nairb View Post
                    Awesome Sterling. I see so few of these Silver e30's, yours is a real gem.

                    Question, how did you paint your iS lip? Did you do it yourself or did you have it painted somewhere? I have a brand new one in box, primed, and I want it painted but not sure the best way to go about it.
                    Thank you. I'm doing my best to make it nice. I painted it myself like the wheels. Yes, it comes primed so it was very easy. I just had to scuff it up with a grey scotch brite pad, then washed it with soap and water, dried it, and then wiped it with prep solvent (do not use lacquer thinner; that's for cleaning the gun and other equipment only). Then I sprayed color on it. 2 coats was enough. And then 2 coats of clear. I used Diamont paint. It's similar to Glasurit 55. It's available from your BASF distributor. Make sure you observe the flash time between coats as stated on the tech sheets. I used a Sagola 4500 spray gun set at about 1.7 bar for color and 1.9 bar for clear. Also, it's probably obvious, but when you paint make sure you use a respirator with fresh organic vapor cartridges and goggles like you use for chemistry class.
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                      #40
                      whens the update with the wheels and lip installed?
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                        #41
                        In about a week or 2. I need to wait for the wheel paint to cure pretty well before I have tires mounted on them. I hope they can mount them without screwing up the lips. I'm getting Dunlops at Discount Tire. I read they have a touchless mounting machine, so I'll have to make sure. Also, we're in the middle of a snowy period of weather and they're summer tires so I need to wait for nicer weather.
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                          #42
                          If you don’t have a spray gun you could probably have them mix up some paint in aerosol cans. Limco paint is fine if you want to save some money. I used Limco clear because I didn’t want to spend $400 on a gallon of Glasurit for such a small job. That would be enough for a whole car. Maybe 2 cars.
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                            #43
                            Originally posted by Andrew325is View Post
                            Thank you. I'm doing my best to make it nice. I painted it myself like the wheels. Yes, it comes primed so it was very easy. I just had to scuff it up with a grey scotch brite pad, then washed it with soap and water, dried it, and then wiped it with prep solvent (do not use lacquer thinner; that's for cleaning the gun and other equipment only). Then I sprayed color on it. 2 coats was enough. And then 2 coats of clear. I used Diamont paint. It's similar to Glasurit 55. It's available from your BASF distributor. Make sure you observe the flash time between coats as stated on the tech sheets. I used a Sagola 4500 spray gun set at about 1.7 bar for color and 1.9 bar for clear. Also, it's probably obvious, but when you paint make sure you use a respirator with fresh organic vapor cartridges and goggles like you use for chemistry class.
                            It sounds like you have experience with this type of stuff, and it shows in the quality of the wheel and iS lip paint.

                            I think I'm more suited to an aerosol can spray. I don't really have access to those things and was hoping to be more cost-effective in spraying my iS lip. I have a Diamantschwarz 318is.

                            Considering my last iS lip was absolutely peppered with chips, scrapes and years of general road grime, I'm not exactly looking for an award-winning paint job on it, just something that isn't noticeably trash. Are there any aerosol paints that you could recommend?

                            I actually just found this spray on Amazon, but I'm not sure if this is reputable.
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                              #44
                              Originally posted by Nairb View Post
                              It sounds like you have experience with this type of stuff, and it shows in the quality of the wheel and iS lip paint.

                              I think I'm more suited to an aerosol can spray. I don't really have access to those things and was hoping to be more cost-effective in spraying my iS lip. I have a Diamantschwarz 318is.

                              Considering my last iS lip was absolutely peppered with chips, scrapes and years of general road grime, I'm not exactly looking for an award-winning paint job on it, just something that isn't noticeably trash. Are there any aerosol paints that you could recommend?

                              I actually just found this spray on Amazon, but I'm not sure if this is reputable.
                              Thank you. I try to do my best. The only paint I would personally recommend is a professional automotive paint. Most distributors will sell to the general public and they often are able to mix some into a spray can. Diamantschwarz is color code 181. You could print out the mixing sheet for that color here and bring it with you: https://coloronline.glasurit.com/index.php

                              There are some fairly decent 2k (2 part) clear coats available in a aerosol such as this one: https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Chemical-.../dp/B0043B7UQY

                              I haven't used that aerosol clear myself, but I've used Spraymax's 2k epoxy primer and it seems good.

                              You can find a BASF distributor near you here: http://refinish.basf.us/where-to-buy/

                              If there isn't one, there's probably a AkzoNobel or PPG distributor nearby. LKQ the auto recycler usually sells AkzoNobel (Sikkens, Lesonal) and I know they mix in a can.

                              Here's the type of respirator you need: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009JNF1I..._8sFxCbKCYJZEQ or https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Mediu...A-NA/207061064

                              Goggles: https://www.harborfreight.com/splash...gle-97140.html or https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Profe...0025/205137846

                              Disposable gloves: https://www.harborfreight.com/5-mil-...rge-61360.html or https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-Disp...0-10/203613737

                              Here's some painting coveralls: https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-XL-H...12HD/203555482

                              Shop towels: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Scott-Sh...5143/202519693

                              Scotch-Brite pads. You can wet it first if you don't want to make dust or you can do it dry and wear the respirator. Don't go too aggressively on the edges because you'll burn through the primer. You just want to lightly scuff up the primer so the paint has good adhesion.: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QXKXS6..._VLFxCb27JT5R9

                              Wipe the part with this before you paint it and follow up with a tack cloth: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PL06OO..._syFxCb3352KE1

                              Tack cloth. Don't get it wet. Just wipe the part when it's dry to pick up any lint and other debris that may have fallen onto it: https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-18-i...-3PK/300242008
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                                #45
                                I painted the rear spoiler today. The clear coat had failed on it and it looked pretty bad. The rest of the paint on the trunk lid looks okay though. I made sure I masked off the rear label.

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