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What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:10 pm
by EB2429
Haven't seen a thread like this on here, So the idea is to post up what you did to your 1 Series. Types of things to post could be cleaning, maintaining, modifying, piloting it around a track, etc. Post pics if you can. This thread could inspire others to do something similar. I'll start...



Well as the weather was so bad I decided to paint the discs and calipers front and rear in silver and black to prevent the dreaded orange rust from showing through the wheels. And while was at it i fitted the Mud guards, strangely I didn't need to modify the mud guards for the M-Sport (I though it was essential).


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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:28 pm
by marco_polo
Did you have to modify the rear mudguards a little? Fronts will fit straight on.


All I did to mine today was use her in a 'enthusiastic/spirited' fashion. :D

It's been a busy week though, injector refurb, swirlflap-ectomy, new glow plugs, inlet manifold cleanout, new PCV Breather and new air filter.

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:35 pm
by chall5
Snow foam wash

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:41 pm
by Rich196
Finally picked it up from the dealers after having both the turbos replaced! A very happy 1er! Pulling like a train!

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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:44 pm
by EB2429
marco_polo wrote:Did you have to modify the rear mudguards a little? Fronts will fit straight on.


All I did to mine today was use her in a 'enthusiastic/spirited' fashion. :D

It's been a busy week though, injector refurb, swirlflap-ectomy, new glow plugs, inlet manifold cleanout, new PCV Breather and new air filter.
Ahh... that explains it, i thought both sets needed modding.

Only fitted the front to protect the sill and door.

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:54 pm
by ftb101
Just wondered why have you an axle stand under the hub edge?

Also, what paints did you use for the caliper and disc? It looks like you've done a great job. Wish I had a usable garage for this sort of thing...

Regarding your mudflaps, the only modification you need to perform on the front is shaving off a tiny plastic tab. The plastic tab fits between the plastic sill trim and the bodywork on the other trim levels, but it's in the wrong place on the M Sport trim. You may not have noticed it, it is very small and takes just a second to lop it off! It is the rear flaps that require major surgery though...

Edit: just seen your second picture and the plastic tab is in the correct place! I had to shave mine off to fit, weird huh?

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:34 pm
by EB2429
ftb101 wrote:Just wondered why have you an axle stand under the hub edge?

Also, what paints did you use for the caliper and disc? It looks like you've done a great job. Wish I had a usable garage for this sort of thing...

Regarding your mudflaps, the only modification you need to perform on the front is shaving off a tiny plastic tab. The plastic tab fits between the plastic sill trim and the bodywork on the other trim levels, but it's in the wrong place on the M Sport trim. You may not have noticed it, it is very small and takes just a second to lop it off! It is the rear flaps that require major surgery though...

Edit: just seen your second picture and the plastic tab is in the correct place! I had to shave mine off to fit, weird huh?

I carried out the camber pin mod at the same time and was just seeing if I could lower the car a fraction and push the strut inboard at the same time to save leverage on the paint at the top, to do this I thought I needed to take some load at the outer edge of the geometry (worked on other cars). It didn't work as i wanted it to, so I jacked it back up 10mm and left it there as i forgot, and used 3 layers of card and a wrench on the top of the strut.

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My pin was a soft dome and not very pronounced, so i just drilled it after masting off the strut brace and area around the pin (in case i slipped).

I used one of the spare mud guard speed fit plugs to drop into the hole to make it look a little more factory fit.

The paint was black and silver Hammerite 250ml tins and throw away small brushes

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:58 pm
by mareeno
Oil + filter air filter + fuel filter :mrgreen:

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:21 pm
by markbarry1977
I live on an raf base that only flies during the week, I therefore had the worlds best snow playground to test my drifting and snow driving techniques on.

Ace day. Having just recently gone from front to rear wheel drive I have through had to learn to depress the clutch when using the handbrake.

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:49 pm
by muz1990
Walked past it in the driveway this morning on my way in from a night out last night :lol:

It's clean though!

And il be out in it tomorrow night :D

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:29 pm
by mareeno
Hay muz that must have been sum swally next you will be telling us your driveway was longer on the way home :lol:

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:45 pm
by stefan
Sold it!

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:46 pm
by Octavius
muz1990 wrote:Walked past it in the driveway this morning on my way in from a night out last night :lol:

It's clean though!

And il be out in it tomorrow night :D
Night out. Ok, truth time. What's she called ?

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:52 pm
by mikehunt
Night out. Ok, truth time. What's she called ?
Arthur.

:lol:

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:07 pm
by muz1990
mareeno wrote:Hay muz that must have been sum swally next you will be telling us your driveway was longer on the way home :lol:

Not anymore haha! :lol:


And I was out with some friends in Glasgow, went to a jazz bar then clubbing and it was a sh1thot night out :D

Much needed lol, having a few tinnies tonight to take the hangover away ;)