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Thread: What did you do to your E38 today? *retired for new year

  1. #76
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    I would agree on that glass removal part


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    I finally took on the job of painting the front bumper and headlight trim in my car. Seriously, it is the first thing that I have "painted" since probably middle school, but I wasn't about to pay a body shop $500+ to do it. I was so worried I would ruin something during every step of the process but I think it turned out pretty good! I took pictures of the whole process here:

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    E38 1998 740iL DM24826 - Arctic Silver Metallic / Gray - 185k
    Retrofits/Modifications: Bi-xenon lights with angel eyes and city lights, 750iL grab handles and rear interior lights, facelift kidneys, Euro front plate, 2001 tail lights, auto wipers, auto headlights, interior and exterior illuminated door handles, Steptronic, "Max AC" IHKA panel, comfort exit/entry, LED high beams, rear seat foot rests, footwell lighting, Avin Avant 4, Monsoon rear deck subs and door woofers, wireless charging, hydraulic trunk (coming soon)

    E38 2001 750iL Sport DD74513 - Titan Silver / Black - 175k

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    just finished installing a new old stock type back window sunshade works very nicely quietly and smooth with a push of the button; also, finished installing new rear quarter sunshades a couple of days ago with the new clip parts update modification, all is good now with the sunshades all5 of them working perfectly feels great to have it all up and running.....

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    Paint! Having hopefully solved the rust bubbles sitting under the boot lid I have to finish the edge that was hidden by the wall!


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    Working sun shade install this morning before work.





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    Quote Originally Posted by chemmech View Post
    just finished installing a new old stock type back window sunshade works very nicely quietly and smooth with a push of the button; also, finished installing new rear quarter sunshades a couple of days ago with the new clip parts update modification, all is good now with the sunshades all5 of them working perfectly feels great to have it all up and running.....
    What is the new clip parts update? This is my next repair.


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    '98 E38 740IL, '01 740i
    Finally finished the mechanical parts in my trans swap, now to run the one wire to the egs from the shifter then she's ready.

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    TRPCHGE - '01 740i Black/Black 230k'ish - Power folding mirrors, Mk.IV Nav, 16:9, M-pars, Sport seats, Sport wheel, Steptronic, Euro rear fog switch, 2.50" X-Pipe, Shadowline, E53 4.6is Cluster, Lacewood interior, Chromeline, 3.15, Bilstein B6+H&R Stage II's. - SOLD 06/21

    BSKCASE - '98 740il Arctic Silver/Black 175k'ish - Face-lifted, 3" Projectors, Shadowline, 01 Tails, Hydro Trunk, Sunshades, 750il Full interior retrofit, Sport Seats, Steptronic, Face-lift Steering Column, X5 Steering wheel, E53 4.6is Cluster, Euro E66 Piano black/Chrome Grab-handles, Chromeline, Suede Pillars/Headliner, Auto wipers/Lights, Lighted Handles interior/Exterior, Dual battery retrofit.

    WIP: Custom Style 42 18x9.5" ET12, 18x10.5" ET8, 3.15 LSD Rear diff.

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    ...oh the updated part I sort of made that up, but the clips that just fit like a glove are the same ones that hold the rear window left and right door larger sunshades up the ones on the top of the door sill, found like 2 for $13 off ebay (bought 6 of them) vs. the ones that they actually sell for the new system that are priced at around +$100 on the parts sites for 2 of them, I removed the trim and screwed them in just like factory, the screws heads have to be ground very flat 0.090" there is next to no space behind the trim pieces I used m4-0.75 machine screws I just used the existing mount holes in the trim pieces, I also used some 180 grit sandpaper in a coffee cup to set the shape and ran the bottom edge of the clips back and forth to achieve the best arc to match up with the trim pieces arc in that area.....

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    the old quarter window sunshades had the hook and latch then the new quarter window sunshades have it reversed... so trim pieces or sunshades I chose to have sunshades.....

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    Replaced the sunroof module and motor. The old one likely shorted out from the windscreen drain issues. Nice to be able to open and close it with one button push vice the half-inch movements of before.

    Developing a “punch list” to get done before May. Should be easy enough but finding the time with kids activities... In no particular order:
    1) sunroof gasket
    2) trunk gasket
    3) redye leather
    4) redye plastics
    5) replace left headlight washer
    6) polish chrome/aluminum trim inside and out
    7) left rear window regulator
    8) left rear quarter shade
    9) paint repair and correction
    10) replace floor mats
    11) polish glass
    12) polish headlights and tail lights
    13) replace fog lights
    14) left rear shade
    15) right rear shade
    16) detail engine bay
    17) detail passenger compartment
    18) replace headliner
    19) replace SAS Y-pipe
    20) ????


    2001 750iL DD74441
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    Replaced my sway bar bushings and links.




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    Question should I use the Dinan sock or leave it off


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    Quote Originally Posted by franco90 View Post
    Lol guess what am I doing
    Wait a second... if your phone is on that piece of plastic.... HOW DID YOU TAKE THE PICTURE?!?!

    On a less goofy note, how much of a difference do you notice with the Dinan CAI?

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    8-year Anniversary and she's back and with some good news too!

    Fresh MOT ( until 1st of March 2022 )
    Left front spring replaced, car feels soft again without any clunking noises when driving over bumps.
    Oil filter including oil change, and all the other filters regarding driving security and easier MOT passing.
    And my mechanic even gave them fog lights some black spray paint for apparently easier MOT passing..
    I mean, now i have an excuse to buy 2 new fog light lenses. Going to post that too somewhere in march i believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordmanMg View Post
    Some paint correction in a process
    Looking good!
    Just keeping it reliable and looking decent.

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    Ah well, a day after the anniversary the rear shock decided to almost break entirely. So got me now 2 brand new KYB shock absorbers and 2 new KYB springs, hopefully they are going to be good but i think everythings going to be an improvement in which state the car is right now..so
    Started taking the interiour apart and ready for taking the coilovers out. Later today i will try to manage taking the broken side out for now, depending of my time of course. We'll see how that will go, shouldnt be that hard since last october my mechanic replaced them with used ones.
    New parts ( 2nd spring still packaged ) :
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    BMW 725 tds e38 2.5l '97

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    '98 E38 740IL, '01 740i
    Finally got my 01 back running correctly, and cleaned her up for now will be doing paint touch-up and correction hopefully this summer.

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    TRPCHGE - '01 740i Black/Black 230k'ish - Power folding mirrors, Mk.IV Nav, 16:9, M-pars, Sport seats, Sport wheel, Steptronic, Euro rear fog switch, 2.50" X-Pipe, Shadowline, E53 4.6is Cluster, Lacewood interior, Chromeline, 3.15, Bilstein B6+H&R Stage II's. - SOLD 06/21

    BSKCASE - '98 740il Arctic Silver/Black 175k'ish - Face-lifted, 3" Projectors, Shadowline, 01 Tails, Hydro Trunk, Sunshades, 750il Full interior retrofit, Sport Seats, Steptronic, Face-lift Steering Column, X5 Steering wheel, E53 4.6is Cluster, Euro E66 Piano black/Chrome Grab-handles, Chromeline, Suede Pillars/Headliner, Auto wipers/Lights, Lighted Handles interior/Exterior, Dual battery retrofit.

    WIP: Custom Style 42 18x9.5" ET12, 18x10.5" ET8, 3.15 LSD Rear diff.

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    Installed my Chromeline parts and my new Lacewood wood kit. Completely changes the car. Still need to do the front doors, and repair some of the wood pieces

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    TRPCHGE - '01 740i Black/Black 230k'ish - Power folding mirrors, Mk.IV Nav, 16:9, M-pars, Sport seats, Sport wheel, Steptronic, Euro rear fog switch, 2.50" X-Pipe, Shadowline, E53 4.6is Cluster, Lacewood interior, Chromeline, 3.15, Bilstein B6+H&R Stage II's. - SOLD 06/21

    BSKCASE - '98 740il Arctic Silver/Black 175k'ish - Face-lifted, 3" Projectors, Shadowline, 01 Tails, Hydro Trunk, Sunshades, 750il Full interior retrofit, Sport Seats, Steptronic, Face-lift Steering Column, X5 Steering wheel, E53 4.6is Cluster, Euro E66 Piano black/Chrome Grab-handles, Chromeline, Suede Pillars/Headliner, Auto wipers/Lights, Lighted Handles interior/Exterior, Dual battery retrofit.

    WIP: Custom Style 42 18x9.5" ET12, 18x10.5" ET8, 3.15 LSD Rear diff.

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    Parked it next my newly acquired 02 Imola X5 4.6iS Dinan S2!

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    Replaced the center link, idler arm, tie rod ends. The idler arm bushing was toast, bought a new arm and didn’t feel like pressing in a new bushing. Now for an alignment.





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