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Gavsadler's 130i M-Sport (E87)
28-09-2017, 05:06 PM
Post: #61
Gavsadler's 130i M-Sport (E87)
Standard ride height, may just be if the suspension is loaded or not in the pics.

Today I registered for a skidpan gymkhana next month, so looking forward to that

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28-09-2017, 11:04 PM
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Gavsadler's 130i M-Sport (E87)
Where did you get the interior steam cleaned? The after results look good.


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29-09-2017, 12:28 PM
Post: #63
RE: Gavsadler's 130i M-Sport (E87)
(28-09-2017 05:06 PM)gavsadler Wrote:  Standard ride height, may just be if the suspension is loaded or not in the pics.

Today I registered for a skidpan gymkhana next month, so looking forward to that

Thanks Gav. Skid pad sounds like a fun ideasmile bounce, I'll google one in CT, but with the water restrictions, who knows dunno anymore
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29-09-2017, 01:00 PM
Post: #64
RE: Gavsadler's 130i M-Sport (E87)
(28-09-2017 11:04 PM)corp Wrote:  Where did you get the interior steam cleaned? The after results look good.

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DIY at home, between myself and my gardener/jack-of-all-trades smile bounce

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29-09-2017, 01:57 PM
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Okay okay. You convinced me to hire you.


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30-09-2017, 10:06 PM
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(29-09-2017 01:57 PM)corp Wrote:  Okay okay. You convinced me to hire you.


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08-10-2017, 08:47 PM
Post: #67
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(14-09-2016 10:51 AM)gavsadler Wrote:  Thread revival.

Shoo, I know I haven't updated in a while, but I can't believe it's been 9 months. Life seems to be overtaking me faster than a tuned M5 Rollsmile

Anyway, let me get to some updates seeing as I have a gap.


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Hi

Great write up and thanks for the informative post.

Do you mind sharing the price BMWP intake back in 2010?

Are you planning on doing exhaust in the future?


The intake was expensive, for the sake of not reopening closed wounds, I think including import duty and shipping fees it was the wrong side of R8k (but still cheaper than purchasing locally from BMW).

re: the exhaust - maybe Rollsmile

Back to trying to catchup on the timeline for the car.....

March-2014:

I attended a skid pan Gymkhana event hosted by the BMW Car Club at Zwartkops. I enjoy these events, as it is time to have fun in a controlled environment. I'm not there for an outright competition, and choose to rather experiment and get to learn the car's behaviour in different situations.

Some pics from the event:

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Up against the 1er's uncle:

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Aug-2014:

I had the common issue of peeling of the covering on the steering wheel trim. Based on previous threads, I decided to try a repair using plastidip.

Before:
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I cleaned off all the old trimmings, ready for the plastidip:
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Painted and ready to be fitted:
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Completed:
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Fast forward to May-2015....

Just a couple of pics after the car had a good clean:


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And another leap in time: Dec-2015.

My plastidip efforts on the steering wheel were not working out so well.

The plastidip began to peel at the "high traffic areas" around the buttons and at the 6 o'clock position. Eventually I stripped the trim piece off again, and decided to spray it properly using primer and then satin black paint (Andy also did this on one of his cars if I recall correctly).



Hey man , nice paint job . How do you remove that piece from the steering wheel?


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09-10-2017, 09:25 AM
Post: #68
RE: Gavsadler's 130i M-Sport (E87)
Once you remove the airbag, that trim piece is held in with 2 screws if I recall correctly.

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17-11-2017, 11:30 AM
Post: #69
RE: Gavsadler's 130i M-Sport (E87)
Anything new happening?

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21-11-2017, 09:07 PM
Post: #70
RE: Gavsadler's 130i M-Sport (E87)
I attended the BMW CCG skidpan autocross at the end of October, had some good fun slipping and sliding all over the show.

I'll upload some pics and vids when I get a chance, just the past few weeks at work have been a bit rough.


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22-11-2017, 07:39 AM
Post: #71
RE: Gavsadler's 130i M-Sport (E87)
Some pics and vids from the day.

Please excuse me getting lost on a few occasions. It was quite funny actually. Between trying to remember the course, and listening to my brother-in-law who was trying to navigate and read the map. Multi-tasking fail smile bounce

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Run 2:




Run 3:




Run 6:



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03-01-2018, 11:09 AM (This post was last modified: 03-01-2018 11:20 AM by gavsadler.)
Post: #72
RE: Gavsadler's 130i M-Sport (E87)
Update time:

Together with some stuff for my Ute, I brought in a set of 130i grilles from the UK. They were cheap as chips, so thought it a good idea to have a spare set, and for me to fiddle with.

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During the holidays, I set about splitting them into 2 pieces each, and applying multiple coats of Rustoleum Flexidip to the grilles.

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I am liking the matt look (as done on the X3, where the Flexidip has held up well), so at some point when I get time again, I will fit them to the car.

At the beginning of December, while I was at the scrapyard sourcing a mirror glass for the X3, I picked up a few bits for the 130i as well: some new gas struts for the hatch (off a much newer E87, and also a new boot light.

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(Yes they are dirty, but they cleaned up nicely...)

My clip broke at some point, so the light has been dangling in a miserable state for a period of time:

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New light fitted:

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Then last weekend, I decided to do a quick service on the car. This entailed a new pollen filter and oil change.

Old vs new pollen filter:

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Pics of the oil filter and oil, not too bad for 15000kms:

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I also added some Ceratec as part of the oil change. I'm keen to see if this makes the motor smoother and helps with the noisy lifters from time to time:

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The air filter wasn't too bad at this stage. I cleaned it out a bit and refitted. Will change this later in the year:

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Lastly, my power steering fluid reservoir has been leaking / sweating a bit, so I purchased a new o-ring for the cap. Will see if this addresses the issue. When I refitted the cap, it did feel more positive and like it was sealing better with the new o-ring (it is also one of the most expensive O-rings I've ever purchased, haha):

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That's all for now, driving the car now during the quiet time, and thoroughly enjoying it still. Next on the cards will be a proper detail (once Spiro wakes up from his 2018 hangover - hint hint) Hammerhead

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