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  1. Technical Guides for BMW E24, E63, E64, F12, F13.
    As the winter draws in - find a couple of rain-free days now to waterproof the soft-top!
  2. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
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  3. E34
    Hello everyone, at the beginning I would like to apologize for my English. I bought a BMW a few years ago, the E34 is my dream model. I would like to rebuild the car to look like a brand new. I set up my country "Zrzutka" it's something like a dontaion? Tip? In short, a website that allows you...
  4. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi, one of the headlights is particularly cloudy. I've heard about the sandpaper method, so gathered all the gear and gave it a shot. After using 3 different grits, and some meguiars stuff it was barely any better. How long do I need to rub on each grit? Can the inside of the headlight get...
  5. E38
    I thought it was about time I posted up some details of the partial restoration of my 1998 E38 740i. I bought it in August 2017 doing a straight swap for my mint condition 330ci. The guy thought I was crazy but I have always wanted a V8 E38, I was bored of the 330 and whilst the 740 was rough...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, As well as being an E36 owner and improver, my day job is as a freelance magazine writer. I work with many classic car magazines including Practical Classics, which is the biggest circulation 'hands-on' classic car mags. I'm always on the look out for new restoration stories to feature...
  7. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi I was wondering if anyone might be able to help. I'm wondering what the best method to use would be to remove the boot spoiler on my e24 635 csi. From the parts diagram, it looks like it's stuck on and as it's no longer available, I'd like to try to save it. Any help or guidance greatly...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello friends, I have finally decided to bring back to life my first love! I am the second owner of this 1979, 4 speed manual, 120k kms, Bmw 320/6. She has been sitting, completely forgotten, in my mum's garage, for almost 25 years and now she needs a lot of TLC... I would really appreciate...
  9. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi Everyone, I have decided (possibly a major mistake!) to try and restore my 1998 840Ci back to its' former glory. This is aimed directly at Timm, absolute top website and info mate, you are a real star, you mention getting round to attacking the rust issues on your 8, I hope it doesn't turn...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    My E36's head gasket gave out this weekend and with it's MOT looming, I've decided to fix it myself. And whilst I'm there, renew the water pump, coolant hoses, fan coupling, auxilliary belt and pulleys etc. It's just clocked up 74k - is there anything else I should consider doing whilst it's...
  11. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    I want to restore the paint on my BMW e39. Any recomendations for a professional in N.London, Herts, Beds or Essex who can provide this service (for a good price) ? Thanks, Jonathan
  12. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Greetings all, I've decided that I'm going to bring my old M Reg 518i back from the dead. It's been in my family since new and has done about 289k miles.......all on the original engine! If I can get it to be a runner, that will be the first obstacle, then cosmetic restoration will be...
  13. General BMW Discussions
    Looking for some recommendations for a one stop shop to get my E46 320cd back to nearly new condition after a bit of neglect in the last year or so. All the work doesn't have to be done by the same company but I do need them to co-ordinate and be my single point of contact. If I had the time and...
  14. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hello All, Wondering if anyone out there has any experience in restoring an E30. Problem: l have a 1991 E30 318 Convertible Has anyone managed to get hold of replacement from fronts? And rear replacement arches? I have contacted several suppliers of insurance approves aftermarket panels...
  15. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi all I bought a E65 735i several years ago and loved it! Then sadly I fell ill and the car has been laid up for the last couple of years and now I would like to get the put back on the road. Can anyone suggest a good garage in the South East that will be able to pick the car up on a trailer...
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    as above want to sort my headlight lens out there not so much misty although a little bit, more so like pit marks minute stone chips sort of thing was wondering what ideas anyone has got to clear this ?? 3000 -1000 grit sandpaper maybe then polish...cheers in advance
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi I've had an absolute nightmare of a few days. I'm at the beginning stages of resurrecting my 1991 E36 320iSE saloon . I've been trying to find a different sort of front wings for it they have an air intake slot just above the arch. Can anyone please help towards a possible UK supplier Here's...
  18. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Guys / Girls, I have a 645ci and the chrome window surrounds are looking a bit tired / tarnished. Tried some 'Simonize' chrome / plastic polish but it's not had much effect. However it just looks tarnished and not totally 'gone', see pic. Any suggestions on restoration or replacement parts please ?
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