Ah. Yeah, I'm still learning a lot about BMWs after a lifetime-ish of Hondas. And you're not wrong, I wouldn't know until I saw for myself. I just heard that the timing chain guide job is a real pain in the ass though, and if done by a shop is expensive as hell. I'm hoping I won't have to deal with that for a while… Read more
Oh yea I forgot to update y’all on that. We managed to get its low ass on a lift and from there it was a relatively straightforward extraction process that didn’t require drilling anything but the bolt itself. I also replaced the fan yesterday, it was missing an entire blade and that fixed the very rough idle it had… Read more
I don’t think it’s the timing chain guides, the guy who sold it to me said it cranked and ran but sometimes wouldn’t start which is why it was sold to him. However, I’m actually fearing that the timing chain guides on my two tone E38 are going bad in the passenger bank. It’s ticking, tapping, and sometimes even… Read more
Actually, it was a owned-since-new car by the 2nd last owner and one day it stopped starting consistently. The guy just decided to sell it to the guy who sold it to me so he could buy a new 7 Series, and the only thing the seller did was swap the interior and take off the plastic engine covers. If I were to piece it… Read more
My childhood friend-for-10-years-turned-girlfriend-a-year-ago is already raising an eyebrow at me, but is glad I'm happy and being productive as long as I don't royally fuck up in the more necessary aspects of life lol.
I wanted to put out a thing about my going to Chicago this year but my parents packed our schedule unfortunately (still fun trip though, after all it marked my dive into German motoring). It's been an interesting year in every aspect imaginable but I'd say the past few months have been the best.
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That's the plan. The body is completely perfect and I'm not exaggerating at all. The guy who sold it to me swapped the black interior with his intact but kinda beat beige Interior and didn't completely reassemble it and the engine is mysterious.
That’s the thing. I haven’t the foggiest damn idea. Engine bay is very dirty/wet with miscellaneous fluids and the interior is in shambles. I'mma piece it all together eventually and then we'll see for sure, but yeah otherwise it looks perfect. No rust either.
In what universe would pulling the engine out of a BMW be easier than making do with a 90° drill? Or working from underneath/removing the front clip?
I don't think we can weld it at my school so the second option is sounding like the moves. My only major fear is that we might fuck up the drilling part and then the car would really be dead. We'll see on Monday, I'm hoping for the best but this is going to be a long ass anxiety filled weekend
Removing the front clip could possibly lead to more broken things because, well, if the damn bolt can break I wouldn't be shocked if more stuff broke doing that. We might take off the underbody plastic cover and try to do it from underneath but I don't know right now, it's stuck at school for the weekend and I go back… Read more