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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Inception(m): 8:25pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:






Wheels it IS!
Give any guy (touch wood) a set of wheels, wheel spanner and jack (don't dare forget boulders with which to 'shock' the vehicle or you will end up going to collect your car from inside the canal where it has rolled into grin) and he will install/swap out your set of wheels. No specialist experience required (touch wood again!)

Inception, contact me for your N1k recharge card. wink


Correct bros grin

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 11:05pm On Oct 29, 2017
Erm! Oga Shagati question o! Did you get the vehicle in that almost mint condition in this Nigeria? And is there going to be any major mechanicals to be fixed in the engine bay?

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by laivwire(m): 12:17am On Oct 30, 2017
Shagati:







Wheels it IS!
Give any guy (touch wood) a set of wheels, wheel spanner and jack (don't dare forget boulders with which to 'shock' the vehicle or you will end up going to collect your car from inside the canal where it has rolled into grin) and he will install/swap out your set of wheels. No specialist experience required (touch wood again!)

Inception, contact me for your N1k recharge card. wink

Boss, I'm following oh. PLEEEEASE I would like to get those BBS wheels follow come wheels you're removing. I'm about starting an e30 restoration. Procurement still in process. Thanks and I hope I'm not too late

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 8:50am On Oct 30, 2017
Inception:

Correct bros grin
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Done!

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Inception(m): 8:52am On Oct 30, 2017
Shagati:


Done!

Well received.

Thanks bro.
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 8:56am On Oct 30, 2017
dumo1:
Erm! Oga Shagati question o! Did you get the vehicle in that almost mint condition in this Nigeria? And is there going to be any major mechanicals to be fixed in the engine bay?

Yes, car was obtained in Nigeria
Engine and transmission run fairly smoothly.
Will check the necessary fluids, filters, belts and sensors. I haven't gotten round to that yet

Obvious work to do is front and rear suspension. They are in bad shape.
Don't worry, you will be updated on progress

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 8:57am On Oct 30, 2017
laivwire:


Boss, I'm following oh. PLEEEEASE I would like to get those BBS wheels follow come wheels you're removing. I'm about starting an e30 restoration. Procurement still in process. Thanks and I hope I'm not too late

Not too late.
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by kingreign(m): 10:26am On Oct 30, 2017
Shagati:


Yes, car was obtained in Nigeria
Engine and transmission run fairly smoothly.
Will check the necessary fluids, filters, belts and sensors. I haven't gotten round to that yet

Obvious work to do is front and rear suspension. They are in bad shape.
Don't worry, you will be updated on progress

I wish you could locate one of the shops doing walnut blasting on intake valves. You'd be glad you did.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 3:50am On Oct 31, 2017
kingreign:


I wish you could locate one of the shops doing walnut blasting on intake valves. You'd be glad you did.
You may point me in the right direction sir.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 3:56pm On Nov 06, 2017
So I returned from a 10-day trip and went to start her up.
Fired up one time.
Good battery, nothing turned on draining the battery.

Good signs all round

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 3:59pm On Nov 06, 2017
Picked up wheels and tyres from Alloy's shop.

Went with previously communicated sizes.

New to me Michelin Primacy 3 Zero Pressure (run flats) wink

245/45 R19 front
275/40 R19 rear

Michelin model modified

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by laivwire(m): 7:35pm On Nov 06, 2017
Shagati:
Picked up wheels and tyres from Alloy's shop.

Went with previously communicated sizes.

New to me Michelin run flats wink

245/45 R19 front
275/40 R19 rear

Rim 19?? shocked That's awesome

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 8:47pm On Nov 06, 2017
grin Nice rims. Can't wait to see how they fit on the german machine.
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 11:04pm On Nov 06, 2017
dumo1:
grin Nice rims. Can't wait to see how they fit on the german machine.

Me and you both bro!

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Osolo1(m): 10:18am On Nov 07, 2017
Quick question please, why different tire specs for the front and rear of the same car? Wouldn't this result in a form of unbalance? Curious to know more. Thanks

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Readonee35L(m): 4:50pm On Nov 07, 2017
Osolo1:
Quick question please, why different tire specs for the front and rear of the same car? Wouldn't this result in a form of unbalance? Curious to know more. Thanks

It won't cause any balance.
It's called Staggered Wheels.

The front wheels are a little smaller with bigger tyres.
The rear wheels are bigger with small tyres .

All tyres are the same in length. So the car will still ride smoothly.

But don't run Staggered wheels on Awd. It will damage your tranny or drive shaft

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 6:19pm On Nov 07, 2017
Readonee35L:


It won't cause any balance.
It's called Staggered Wheels.

The front wheels are a little smaller with bigger tyres.
The rear wheels are bigger with small tyres .

All tyres are the same in length. So the car will still ride smoothly.

But don't run Staggered wheels on Awd. It will damage your tranny or drive shaft
Learnt something today. Thank you sir for taking time out to explain.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Ipfreely: 4:34pm On Nov 09, 2017
Following thread with surreptitious envy

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 9:13am On Nov 11, 2017
Saturday morning work starts!

Suspension work

Prognosis:
Shocks + springs x4
Upper and lower arm bushings
Brake discs x4
Brake pads x8
Brake fluid flush and replace
Rear linkage x2

Nothing more I hope (knock on wood)

Updates to follow as the day progresses

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 9:33am On Nov 11, 2017
Style 95s chilling and they said they can't wait for suspension completion before getting installed.
Told them to calm dafuq down!

My parts guys says he has the front and rear white indicator lights upgrade. He has gone to get them.
How deep is the rabbit hole embarassed

Oya na!

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 9:35am On Nov 11, 2017
Parts are arriving

Wonder who Henry is

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Readonee35L(m): 11:15am On Nov 11, 2017
Shagati:
Parts are arriving

Wonder who Henry is
I see you ride a mazda 6 now.
Such a nice ride.
I like it when people drive rear gems.
I have my eyes on the 015 Mazda 6 touring.
I have a long list of cars to own, even if it's for a short time.
smiley

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 11:56am On Nov 11, 2017
Readonee35L:

I see you ride a mazda 6 now.
Such a nice ride.
smiley

Yup. Had it for almost a year now.
Stress free Japanese (American) motoring.
Not like erm erm........ BMW tongue

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 11:59am On Nov 11, 2017
Breakfast of champions; or so I'm told wink

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 12:08pm On Nov 11, 2017
Old front suspension bits all out
Note the worn down discs, lip and all

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 12:39pm On Nov 11, 2017
Shagati:


Yup. Had it for almost a year now.
Stress free Japanese (American) motoring.
Not like erm erm........ BMW tongue
But you still love them Bavarian Motor Works

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 2:08pm On Nov 11, 2017
Close up of the ball joints
Note the previous 'creative' bushing resolution shocked

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 2:15pm On Nov 11, 2017
Also change the weak boot/trunk struts while we're on a strut changing spree abi? Ok sir.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 2:33pm On Nov 11, 2017
Hood emblem/badge
Old and new

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 4:11pm On Nov 11, 2017
Finishing touches

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 4:13pm On Nov 11, 2017
BOOM! Look changed

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 4:16pm On Nov 11, 2017
Interesting angle of the rear 275 section

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