My first modification to any car! Spent hours agonising over wheel sizes and styles. Eventually found these on http://www.bmautosport.co.uk. Lots of nail biting waiting for them to arrive next day delivery. Was chuffed once I fitted them though!
Breyton Softline 18". Pretty rare, and unlikely to find another one if I damage these. :-ss
I have a local chap coming over tomorrow to do some paint correction, sort out scratches etc with a two stage machine polish. Weather permitting, he is going to be working on the car for 8 hours - but has his own gazebo if the worst happens.
The good bit is that he has a 2000 Titan Silver 1.9 Z3 of his own (but not a forum member).
Will do a write up when he has finished (with hopefully really shiney piccies).
Time for a quick piccy - looking much nicer with white side indicators and new bumper lenses. Just got to lose those nasty amber bits in the headlamps asap (angel eyes are on the shopping list!!)
Today I had Mark from http://www.theshinefactory.co.uk working on my driveway for 8 hours giving my car an 'Enhancement Detail'. Top notch work, and a really nice chap too. Spent a lot of time talking me through what he was doing and explaining how to do it. Would recommend him to anyone.
Absolutely transformed the car. It was so shiney in the sunlight this afternoon I needed sunglasses (no exageration either).
I really hadn't appreciated what a difference claying could make. This was then followed by over 6 hours of machine polishing and then a final protective coat. Can't remember the names of half the stuff he put on the car, but it's damned impressive.
Piccies below to show the shine (taken just as the sun was going this afternoon so not the best quality).
OEM wind deflector fitted this morning (well it was my other Christmas present to myself!)... Really makes a difference, was much warmer this morning at speed (may have strayed a little north of 70 on the dual carriageway )
This I like to think of as Ore-gone Got an hour this evening to fit the smooth leather door cards. They also have the leather handles. A couple of scuffs on them, but will sort them when I get the seats bolsters sorted.
Looks so much nicer than the original dotty Oregon...
So, time to tackle the air bag light with my new Bavarian Dominator B800.
It comes supplied with both the OBDII and round connector for under the bonnet. Tried the ODBII socket under the dash, but it doesn't like that, so on with the adaptor and into the round socket in the engine bay.
Scanning for the fault it came back with...
> Seat belt buckle switch passenger
> Seat occupancy detector, passenger, coding data
Tried a reset, but made no change - same codes. Out with the seat it was then.
With the seat leaning forward so I could access the wiring, I disconnected/reconnected everything.
Plugged the scanner in and it removed the fault for "Seat belt buckle switch passenger", but not both.
Much head scratching, and then went to have a look at the old seat and realised that the new seat didn't have a Seat occupancy sensor installed :head: So I took the one of my old seat and fitted to the M seat.
Plugged the scanner in again, and fault cleared and airbag light now off!
So basically I was a complete numpty, and didn't notice I hadn't plugged all the connectors in when fitting the seat!
Still, the Bavarian Dominator was well worth the £40 in this case.
The chrome gear knob in my car was always tatty, and I had to glue the plastic top back on. Been looking at getting a better, shorter knob for some time and settled on the Clubsport shorter, heavy version.
Also the exhaust tips were shot when I bought the car, so have had my bare pipes on display for the last year. D-reame was selling some large tips for a great price, so I bought them.
A little bigger than I was expecting, but I think they look great.