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#982559 - 25th Jun 2010 9:42pm dave_g's 318is
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this is my bmw 318is mtec coupe which i picked up for £250!it does have cooling issues,and needs a little paint.i reckon this will be anice motor once i've had the work done.

jobs i'm gonna do/get done...

*sort cooling system out(hope i dont need a head gasket!!!)
*both rear quarters and boot painted
*full service

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#982560 - 25th Jun 2010 9:45pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: dave_g]
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still undecided on what rims to go for but i think 18's are the size of choice.

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#982561 - 25th Jun 2010 11:12pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: dave_g]
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Nice one dave happy

you`ve picked a nice project car.

This would look nice with a set of Alpinas wink
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#982562 - 26th Jun 2010 10:26pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: _Ste_]
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might ask my bruv nicely to do me a deal on his mv1's!

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#982563 - 26th Jun 2010 10:34pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: dave_g]
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think i've sorted the cooling issues out,there was an air lock in the cooling system!there is a fault with the fan but thats cheaper than a head gasket by a couple of quid...once i sort this out its time to get the quarters painted and the rest of the car mopped,cant wait to get this on the road!

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#982564 - 26th Jun 2010 10:46pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: dave_g]
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Was going to post about air lock my old BM suffered terrible with it after a trackday.

Looks ace for the money
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#982565 - 27th Jun 2010 1:08am Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: spinking]
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well worth £250 in my eyes,especially now it looks like the engines ok!

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#982566 - 18th Jul 2010 7:06pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: dave_g]
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got my new wheels on at last,an got a guy comin out to do the bodywork in the next week or so,stuff's finally startin to happen!

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#982567 - 18th Jul 2010 7:25pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: dave_g]
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Looks good matey
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#982568 - 19th Jul 2010 5:53pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: spinking]
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tidy profit to be made on this wink
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#982569 - 7th Aug 2010 9:54pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: _Ste_]
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How you getting on with this fella?
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#982570 - 29th Aug 2010 11:12pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: _Ste_]
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its taxed & motd now,had to change both rear springs(both snapped!)and changed the near side front arm and adjust the handbrake.it started to overheat again so im waiting for payday to replace the whole cooling system!

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#982571 - 29th Aug 2010 11:15pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: dave_g]
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Gotta watch these for airlocks mate, have a mate with a jetwash blast it`s pipes!

At least it`s on the road fella, it`s a big start wink
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#982572 - 29th Aug 2010 11:29pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: _Ste_]
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takin the water pump off tomorrow,already took the stat out and think it has the wrong radiator on as the temp switch aint where it should be!

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#982573 - 29th Aug 2010 11:49pm Re: dave_g's 318is [Re: dave_g]
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already took the stat out and think it has the wrong radiator on as the temp switch aint where it should be!


MMMM confused

Chris, you should be able to help on this? (he fitted my new rad which was from a different cc and had to adjust a few things)
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