D.martijn

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  1. You could also use round needle nose pliers and pry the linkage off of the little joint.
  2. I would use a 2k paint as it'll be far more durable than a rattle can.
  3. I've measured the lenghts on both axles like the BMW workshop manual states. And by doing so you make sure ylu got the correct thickness of washer and it was good on mine. Before installing the bearings I also measured the big tube and shims and both measured the same. So it should be good.
  4. Aah, yes I get it now! Thank you for explaining!
  5. Quick question, my rear seal housing was fairly pitted so I decided to replace it. This would mean I don't need the shim for the seal as the housing is brand new right? Or should I use the shim anyway?
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    Cleaned up the transmission, half done After I took this picture I noticed oil seeping out of the vent plug, decided to drain the transmission until I replace the seals. The oil that was coming out was still very good! Looked almost new Removed the center bearing from the drive shaft. Since I do not have a big enough tube to slide over my wrench, I welded 2 short plates on a long piece of square tubing and drilled a hole through it so I could attach the wrench to the tube. Worked out great! To make sure the drive shaft wouldn't spin, I use a steel L-profile and bolted the drive shaft to it, I then backed the car up on the L-profile using some wooden blocks. The wrench Both pieces removed, I'll first paint the driveshaft black before putting a new center bearing on.
  7. Cleaned up the transmission After I took this picture I noticed oil seeping out of the vent plug, decided to drain the transmission until I replace the seals. The oil that was coming out was still very good! Looked almost new Removed the center bearing from the drive shaft. Since I do not have a big enough tube to slide over my wrench, I welded 2 short plates on a long piece of square tubing and drilled a hole through it so I could attach the wrench to the tube. Worked out great! To make sure the drive shaft wouldn't spin, I use a steel L-profile and bolted the drive shaft to it, I then backed the car up on the L-profile using some wooden blocks. The wrench Both pieces removed, I'll first paint the driveshaft black before putting a new center bearing on.
  8. AAAGH! I got the same brochure, forgot to check it. Thank you!
  9. Would this be also true for the late model Touring?
  10. Yes, The Netherlands is just above Belgium (where I'm from) and the climate is definitely nothing compared to sunny Southern California. When the said car is an original Dutch car, it'll have had it fair share of road salt/snow and rain. I have not yet been to Oldenzaal myself so I can't give you any input regarding any experience purchasing a car from them. As far as I know they transport cars all over Europe, not sure about the US. Just my thought, wouldn't it be more economical to search for an 02 in the US (if that is if you're looking for an 02 of course..)?
  11. Finally finished welding the passenger side floor. Final piece was this panel I made out of some flat sheet by using the remainings of the original floor and based on the replacement panel from Walloth Nesch for the driver side floor And welded in Still need to grind down the welds and clean up the panels. On to the A pillar! Also pressed in the bearings on the rear arms and poured some Por 15 inside of them. (Also did the rear beam) Got myself a nice bit pot of bearing grease With my fingers I applied grease inside the grooves, making sure there was grease coming out of the bearing cage on the other side of the bearing. I then packed the other side of the bearing and tapped it in place with a big socket. When installing the other bearing, BMW workshopmanual states to apply 35g of grease on the tube that sits between the bearings. It also says to measure the distance, I assume to make sure that the tube wont cause pressure on the inner bearing race? You then add another washer and then finally tap the bearing in place.
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    Finally finished welding the passenger side floor. Final piece was this panel I made out of some flat sheet by using the remainings of the original floor and based on the replacement panel from Walloth Nesch for the driver side floor And welded in Still need to grind down the welds and clean up the panels. On to the A pillar!
  13. After sorting the plated parts (at home) I went to the workshop and cleaned it up a bit since all the workbenches were full of glass from blasting. When my brother arrived we looked into pressing in the bushings, with some vaseline and the bench vise this went very easy. And done. I also test fitted the parts on the rear beam but I don't have any pictures of this.
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    Thank you Ed! Especially printing it on 1:1 scale (or close to) really helps. Can't wait to put everything back together.
  15. Thanks for sharing! Is the rubber soft or firm? Just so I know what to look for