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Tomorrow i will remove front/rear door panels.
There is 3-4 parking dents in this car. Most of those are in right side.
I have safe parking spot in my home and business, but those dents are from previous owner time.
There is smart repair service availabe in my city, have to try it.
 

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Discussion Starter #143 (Edited)
Some progress yesterday.
Now car is prepped for smart repair service.





Rear seat is like new.


Rear quarter panel was easy to remove.


Parking dents


Sticker from door panel

 

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Discussion Starter #145 (Edited)
Stunning car, well done. Your attention to detail is fantastic :thumbup:
Thank you :)

Yesterday smart repair (PDR Paintless dent removal) was completed.
www.miracleteam.fi / Atri Aalto was the master.

First he fixed all the parking dents i found day before.
This job was approx 2 hours.
Most difficult was right door dent which was under side mirror.

After dents were fixed, we took another view for right side and found 2 more.
Those are now fixed too.

80% of dents disappeared like those was never there.
2-3 dents was so deep he had to tap from outside. So there is little bit of wet/dry sanding +polishing job for me.
No need to re-paint anything which was the purpose of this job. I want to keep original factory paint.



Next step will be put everyting back inside, rear seat, side panels etc.
 

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Interior is now assembled, i accidentally broke right inner door handle cable connection, so i had to order genuine new from BMW.



 

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Time to paint brake calibers & exhaust system carriers

First was time to sandblast parts


Fresh set of exhaust system carrier bolts & nuts from BMW dealer


Exhaust manifold carriers painted with 2K primer + Hammer anti-rust black paint.
New set of bolts.


Brake caliber carriers sandblasted, painted with 2K primer + Black brake caliber paint




Front calibers painted


Rear brakes assembled
 

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Brake painting ready.

-New Brembo front pads
-New ATE brake pad wear indicator front
-New Brembo front brake lines.



 

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Discussion Starter #151 (Edited)
Oil service time

There was only 1772miles / 2853km driving after 2019 oil change.

Engine oil Castrol Magnatec 5W-40
Filter original BMW
Cabin filter Mahle, activated carbon model.





 

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Small update time

Couple of photos underside











Time to install wheels and drop car down



Wheels installed and back in driving position

 

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It's not very frequent to see one with an oil pan bone dry like that. Nice. Have you sorted it already or is it still the factory one?
 

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It's not very frequent to see one with an oil pan bone dry like that. Nice. Have you sorted it already or is it still the factory one?
Previous owner told me there was little oil leaking from sump, so he paid for shop to replace sump gasket.
 

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Small update from Finland.

-Very careful wash after machine polishing.
-Overnight drying before waxing.
-Collinite 915 Carnauba paste wax.

We are waiting summer tempeatures here.
I will enable insurance in May if weather is good.

 

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Awesome, really good to see people taking care of their old cars. I admire your passion for the e46! You should start a youtube channel.
 

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Goverment inspection passed today with zero notifications, as usual.
Inspection engineer told me that car is like new technically.

 
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