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SOme of you may hve seen my previous thread after recently buying an 850i.


Well car has been off the road for about a month as I took the top of the engine apart and with the help and advice of the members here and some guides and websites have:

-Cleaned and painted RC's and applyed blue hylomar to gasket faces.
-Tightened banjo bolts.
-Cleaned inside and outside of inlet manifolds
-Cleaned and blue hylomared the intake gaskets.
-Cleaned injectors and put new O-rings on.
-Put some new fuel hose at rear of injector rails,
-Cleaned PCV system and replaced hose.
-Replaced vacuum hose with silicone type.
-Dismantled and cleaned throttle bodies (highly reccomended!).
-Replaced Oil, and air filters.
-Put hub diameter shims on front wheels.
-Took car for ULTIMATE car wash.


Car now drives like a different machine and idles much better! Hub shims have gotten rid of alot of ~70mph wheel vibration, but the rear wheels are corroded onto teh hubs and didnt want to come off so I left them for another day.

There is some vibration under braking which I will look into.


pics to follow.... I love the car!!!
 

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Some pics:






A few quick questions...


How does one remove wheels that are stuck on the hubs?

things still to do:
-Replaces rear suspension top mounts
-Get radio working/swap with head unit I have spare.
-Get new oil cooler.
-Remove AC cooler and replace/fix... get fan working (Oil cooler has disintegrated and parts of the 'fins' have been sucked into the AC condenser damaging it and jamming the fan.)
-Replace Tranny fluid and filter.
-Bleed brakes/fix booster valve.
-Replace pulley bearings.
-replace suspension bushes.

edit:
-Fit HID conversion.
-replace lightstrip main beam reflectors.
-Fit aftermarket exhaust.
-Fit WOkke chips ;)



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BEAUTIFUL :)
Removed seized wheels with WD40 and brute force.
Tap from behind with a club hammer on a part that won't break or use a lump of wood as a driver :thumbsup
 

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Car looks fantastic, love the colour, i mean really love the colour.
 

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Cheers guys..

Yea Id always wanted a black one... reminds me of knight rider, but actually I really like the colour it is. I may take a clay bar to it at some stage.
 

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What a fantastic colour, and those wheels suit it so well!

I've found the best way to get a stuck alloy off is to squirt WD40 on the hub - and then whack the tyre at the bottom with a rubber or wooden mallet, rotate the wheel 180 degrees, and then thump it again - repeat until it drops off.....
 

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Tried the above, but not for too long as I was short on time.

One problem tho:

I had problems getting the drivers side injectors/fuel rail back on and I think some of them are leaking as i have petrol smells in the cabin on the way to work today.

ANy tips for successful fuel rail intallation?
 

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Beautiful car! Allways loved the big 8's great to see someone putting all that effort into one big thumbs up
 

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Just found one of the culprits for fuel smell in the cabin.

I had replaced the fuel hose that go between the metal pipes that go to the bulkhead and the fuel rails with new.... These are leaking.

Hopefully my car wont catch fire one the way home from work tonight before I can replace them.

Was supposed to be high preassure fuel hose however one of them is defiantely swelling under preassure!!
 
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