Wiring loom replacement project

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Pretty much all back now. Apart from the arb and exhaust. I forgot to order the arb bushes and there is currently a nationwide backlog for 16mm Sport part. BMW Sep, Powerlex have manufacturing delays, Superpro 2 wk lead time. Trying to get a secondhand set for now as originals binned.

Also 1 tiny leak on new engine bay back hard brake lines. Refusing to stop despite nipping up.

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@Scooblitz has already had the arb bush problem this year but with the 15mm part. Be warned.

 

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Don't forget to fit the calliper slide pin caps when you're done.;)

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ps. Looking very nice there Rob.:thumbsup:
 

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Have you not got those shocks mounted back to front Rob?
Crikey better check if you think that. I left the assistant in charge of lining things up and he said that was correct - the worrying thing is he's usually the right one of us!
 

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Don't forget to fit the calliper slide pin caps when you're done.;)

Tony.

ps. Looking very nice there Rob.:thumbsup:
Good spot. Did that immediately afterwards actually.

Thought you might spot the caliper steady clips were missing. I need to get a new pair and have some old ones in the deox currently waiting to spray up.
 

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Have you not got those shocks mounted back to front Rob?
Nice long debate here.


On reflection they do indeed look like they are mounted the wrong way round. I usually use Monroe but there seems to be a shortage of them too currently. Don't remember this problem with them.
 

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Shock mounting corrected. Thanks Adrian.

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Secondhand 16mm arb bushes tracked down and cleaned up in my ultrasonic cleaner. Will still be replaced later when I can get new.

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ARB back on.

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Wheels back on and dropped to the ground for the first time in 2 years. Started up first time too.

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Hood currently being resealed. Then it will go outside for the interior to be refitted. That’s not been put back since the new loom. Just one important error code to deal with for a lateral acceleration sensor.

Will also need a good machine polish. And hopefully MOT’d and back on the road in the next 2-3 weeks.
 
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Roof back on. If that leaks I give up. Used 2 full rows of butyl so not just double in corners.

And then... today was the big day. Pushed out of the garage for first time in 2 years. Driver seat fitted outside and then given a brief (very) test drive turning it around on the drive. Not quite time for the road just yet.

Ooh daylight. Covered in dust complete with gentleman’s sausages. James what do you know about that?

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Quick wash and spun round under own power.

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Engine a bit hesitant at idle. But fine when warmed up. We’ll take a look at that in due course.

Next up we’ll get the carpets and roll bars back in.
 

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Best bring things up to date as we’ve been very busy.

Carpet back in.

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Hoovered.

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Vaxed.

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Centre console.

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Air duct/vent and air bag.

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Glove box.

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Passenger footwell plastics.

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Driver footwell plastics & accelerator pedal.

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Passenger storage net.

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Looking more like a Z3 again.

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And the roll bars. Speaker grills removed for a cleanup/respray.

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Next job is taking the sill covers off to do some preventative work under there. Then bumpers & arch liners back on and seats in and we’ll have a complete car. A few mechanical bits & bobs including a full service to do. MOT. Then some detailing to make it all shiney.
 
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