Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

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The rear coils where still on the car. So I took them off.

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Topbearing

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The other side of that. Pretty much dead.

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Some bad spots under the car:

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Sanded, brushed and in the rustico.

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Wonderful detailed work again buddy!
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Thank you, Jeroen. I will get this topic updated all the way this week.
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:thumbsup
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And on! In february 2016 I took some stuff to the powdercoater and got it back a few days later! See my tanks and subframes!

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The tank was a surprise. No rust at all, so it came out like brandnew. But as I unwrapped the tank, so idiot worker at the powdercoater ducktaped the opening for sandblasting, but forfot to remove it before powdercoating. #areyoustupid?

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So that went for repairs.

The fuelunit taken apart and I had it rezincked. It came out really nice!

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Put together again and soldered the wire to place. New gaskets are ordered.

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The hose that ran over the tank had a little suprise aswell. Of course, after almost 30 years it is solid as a rock, but the surprise was in how it ran over the tank.

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Over the othe hose and clamp. Dents the hose but looks alright.

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But then the otherside… it is squeezed for about 80%. Now I get it, why my fuel pump is always making noise when I need power. It is sucking for petrol….

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So, new hoses on, and like they did in the factory, some tape over it.

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This time right.

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Connecting tube installed

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:playcar
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New and old stabi. The new red one is the Eibach anti roll kit:

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The stabi links are gone.

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And installed

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Steering rods. Both are worn, so I got two new ones.

Old and new

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Lots of wear and nog grease anymore.

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The new one is a little different

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It has been tempered with before. The lockingplate is broken and someone has hit the steeringrack itselve for a few times…

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It must have been some nono. How hard can it be? You screw on the new rod and bend the lockingplate. Instead of doing that, you take a hammer and start hitting away more than an inch from the spot you should hit…

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:wha
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For the swingarmholders I used e36 rubbers, because they are more solid.

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Swingarms on.

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After that I assembled the front legs. A squeeze of motoroil in the leg, Bilstein B6 in and de central but on.

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I did not have the proper tool for locking the nut. But I do have a welding machine and some scrapmetal. So now I have this.

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Works like a charm

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All the components before the spring goes on.

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And done.

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Installed.

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:cheers
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Once the legs where on, the strut could be installed.

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After that I installed the new bearing on the driveshaft. The old one was worn and died.

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I got the hold of a couple ABS sensors fort he rearside. NOS for just a small part of the dealerprice. So I ordered the frontside ones aswell. All new and fresh!

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And just for fun, this picture:

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I placed the old and leaking shock on one of the old tyres. The oil inside the shock is pretty aggressive…
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No reactions... not interesting? I am sorry, but I can't afford a M3...
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Finished the tank in februari 2016. New petrollines.

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Pressurething on:

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And in place

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Driveshaft with new bearing

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:shake
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:thumbsup
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