Shanes E92 335i

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Shanes E92 335i

Postby Shanusascarabus » 24 May 2017, 23:41

Ok so we have a members car section.. only just seen this..... I'll start a little diary of my first ever BMW here.... so lets start 2-3 months ago on a drunken business trip i put a silly bid in for a 335i on ebay.... nothing out of the ordinary... apart from this time i won x_x
Here's the original eBay snaps I got while still intoxicated =))
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Re: Shanes E92 335i

Postby Shanusascarabus » 24 May 2017, 23:51

One of the first things i noticed on picking the car up was a slight listing from the rear, shown here with a picture of both sides of the car...
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Re: Shanes E92 335i

Postby Shanusascarabus » 25 May 2017, 00:01

So I decided to buy new dampers and ancillaries for the rear suspension..... while that was on order I thought now might be a good time to remove all the Msport badges from my SE car :roll:
No pictures of it de-badged but I did get a few of the wheels.... I'm not one for aftermarket alloys but I do think these wheels really suit the car... however those faded M badges had to go...
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Much better and although not genuine BMW wheels the badges really set the wheels.. and the car off

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Re: Shanes E92 335i

Postby Shanusascarabus » 25 May 2017, 04:01

Next my expected package arrived packed with goodies...
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So that another job ticked off the list....
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Re: Shanes E92 335i

Postby Shanusascarabus » 25 May 2017, 04:16

Next up interior... as I said before the leather was absolutely filthy...
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So start cleaning using a hand held steamer firstly....


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All came up rather well so time to tackle the scratches and worn bolsters...

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Not perfect but what a transformation
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Re: Shanes E92 335i

Postby Shanusascarabus » 25 May 2017, 04:38

Had a little snoop around the engine bay looking in general to see if any problems were hiding under the covers... nothing major really...
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Cylinder 6 spark plug and coil was a little rusty but was just on the surface..

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Cylinder 2 or 3 had a little oil in there.... all cleaned up to see if it was just a spillage as the padding under engine cover was wet... hopefully it's just overkill from a previous top up.

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Plugs look... well like plugs...however things look a little wetter around the front of the engine.... Maybe the famous oil filter housing gasket maybe ??
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This will need a clean up and investigating further... however it's not a problem..... it's not losing excessive oil
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Re: Shanes E92 335i

Postby Shanusascarabus » 25 May 2017, 04:47

The only problem I actually have had with the car was ao2 sensor issue...
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Easy job...... not !!!
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Job done so I thought.... New errors came up though...
Bank 2 errors this time... so fit this.....
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Turns out i damaged the bank 2 sensor when blindly tightening up bank one.....All lights off and running sweet now
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Re: Shanes E92 335i

Postby M60NJP » 25 May 2017, 06:46

Great work................particularly losing the fake M bades!!
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Re: Shanes E92 335i

Postby Gus247 » 25 May 2017, 08:34

M60NJP wrote:Great work................particularly losing the fake M bades!!


This!! lol - coming along nicely bud. Wheels definitely look loads better for losing the badges... :)
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Re: Shanes E92 335i

Postby lizzie » 25 May 2017, 12:26

Nice write up


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