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Striker 11-05-2006 01:19 AM

Half of my engine room done
 
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Well guys, finally making some progress on my car, had to start hiding from customers and their cars, just kidding.

Thanks a billion to Dave AKA "bmdoubleya" for coming over to my place and for helping me to get this done. His Chop, Cut, Rebuild kinda guy did an outstanding job painting my engine room, well at least half of it.

My car was oil sprayed a few years ago and since it does not see winter for regular sprays, the oil hardened and this guy painstakingly cleaned it, prepped it and painted it.

We only did half of it since he took so much time to do it perfect, I love this guy, in a car way that is :D

Some progress pics.

Cleaned and air drying.

Striker 11-05-2006 01:23 AM

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Tweaking my HVLP spray gun for test firing *uzi*

Striker 11-05-2006 01:25 AM

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Duck he is shooting.

Striker 11-05-2006 01:26 AM

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Wow.

Striker 11-05-2006 01:29 AM

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YIKES, we have to clean and paint the other half.

Ummmm, Dave, you wanna come by tomorrow for a visit *wave*

Thanks Dave for all the help, I will finish your car soon by the way *th-up*

Striker 11-05-2006 02:03 AM

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My car has only seen 7 years of winter so is 99% rust free, however, the few spots it has are in some really weird places.

This one is just next to my fuse box, my only guess is that someone placed a brake fluid bottle there while topping up and it leaked.

Striker 11-05-2006 02:04 AM

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I just cut a quick patch and tack welded it in.

static 11-05-2006 09:32 AM

looking good! Trying to get the best of whatever good weather is remaining?

Striker 11-05-2006 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by static
looking good! Trying to get the best of whatever good weather is remaining?

Good weather, it snowed here this morning Alex :eek: I can work in my garage right through winter, but prefered to spray paint the car outside because I dont want overspray all over in my newly renovated and painted garage. I have lots of tools and electronic equipment in there as well and would hate if they got oversprayed.

The engine bay was the only area I wanted painted before I pulled the car into the garage for the ground up work to commence.

How is your car doing BTW?

Dropped325i 11-05-2006 05:57 PM

looks good, i may have to do this if i change the outside color on my car, not looking forward to doing all this work :)

paul christians 11-05-2006 07:01 PM

If you only lived closer I come and help you out too.....

jeremy 11-05-2006 07:33 PM

did you guys not prime or atleast sand the surface first? looks good.. but i wonder if you will have adhesion problems...

static 11-05-2006 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Striker
Good weather, it snowed here this morning Alex :eek: I can work in my garage right through winter, but prefered to spray paint the car outside because I dont want overspray all over in my newly renovated and painted garage. I have lots of tools and electronic equipment in there as well and would hate if they got oversprayed.

The engine bay was the only area I wanted painted before I pulled the car into the garage for the ground up work to commence.

How is your car doing BTW?

Thanks for asking, car is ok. Trying to make it a bit more civil, it's my only car after all. In process of putting some more sound deadening at the rear (stupidly i taken off and threw out the asphalt in the trunk some time ago)
I am experiencing some weird noises coming from rear, maybe you can help identifying those?

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...d=1#post595984


Alex

Striker 11-06-2006 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by paul christians
If you only lived closer I come and help you out too.....

Thanks Paul, I know you would Dude *th-up*

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Originally Posted by jeremy
did you guys not prime or atleast sand the surface first? looks good.. but i wonder if you will have adhesion problems...

Jeremy, that side was chemically cleaned, sanded and scuffed with automotive scuffing pads prior to painting. Some parts were sand blasted and primed.
The guy who did it is a pro at a big dealership, so I am sure he did a great job.
I dont think it will have adhesion issues, I am more concerned about melting the paint with the turbo throwing tons of heat on that side :)

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Thanks for asking, car is ok. Trying to make it a bit more civil, it's my only car after all. In process of putting some more sound deadening at the rear (stupidly i taken off and threw out the asphalt in the trunk some time ago)
I am experiencing some weird noises coming from rear, maybe you can help identifying those?

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...d=1#post595984


Alex

Alex the fact that you have installed the IE bushings at the rear and removed the sound deadening material in the trunk will increase cabin noise for sure. If you intend driving the car in winter the IE trailing arm bushings, they will run dry and will get worse. I will be using OEM bushings there because they have to pivot and would wear less and is less noisy.

The fact that you mentioned vibration which ceases with the clutch in, almost indicates that it's a drive line issue.

The scraping sound you are hearing can be the drive shaft center bearing which, if bad, will cause vibration and noise as well. This is more noticeable under acceleration and coasting. Did you change it before the installation?

I am sure Charlie will be able to identify it easily.

jeremy 11-06-2006 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Striker
Jeremy, that side was chemically cleaned, sanded and scuffed with automotive scuffing pads prior to painting. Some parts were sand blasted and primed.
The guy who did it is a pro at a big dealership, so I am sure he did a great job.
I dont think it will have adhesion issues, I am more concerned about melting the paint with the turbo throwing tons of heat on that side :)

cool... you never know these days... lots of people just clean and go...then wonder why there paint is peeling off...:D

a clean engine bay makes the car IMO...

who is your painter? where does he work?


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