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1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by E21noob » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:56 am

Thegs wrote:Love this 80's color, to bad there aren't to many around anymore. Love the wheels, you have some more specs of these? Good work on the upgrades, hope to upgrade mine soon to PU bushes as well.
All I know is that they are 17" BBS RM (?) replica. I'll have a look and see if I can find more specs and let you know.



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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by E21noob » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:05 am

Got my hands on a high pressure warm water thingy, to get things cleaned up before paint:

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More bits getting painted:

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Rear shocks assembled:

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Reminder of how they came off:

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Burning out old bushings:

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One of the rear trailing arms was rusted through:

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Luckily found a brand new old stock online for cheap, but now I need to figure out how to change the bearing etc over.

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Unsure if I should replace the bushings with the new poly ones from strongflex or leave the orginal unused ones. Advice appreciated.
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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:20 pm

Nice work! Are those new bilsteins? Or did you overhaul the old ones?
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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by E21noob » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:31 pm

New bilsteins all round :) Got them from W&N.

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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by E21noob » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:41 am

So got on with moving the bearing and driveflange over from the rusted trailing arm to the new one........

Rust holes in the old one:

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Pulling off the flange:

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Driving it out:

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All out:

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This is where the fun stopped. Stopped taking photos too it seems.. Turns our my new trailing arm is different to my old one! The outward facing bearing is larger than the inward facing bearing :(

Bloody annoying - never picked up on that there are different types.

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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by Jeroen » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:54 am

Bummer! Didn't know that either but it appears that all 320's as well as the 323i have a different setup with two different bearings indeed.
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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by E21noob » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:11 am

Ah I see, thanks for checking.

I guess these things are part of any project like this :)

I guess I'll just post it up in the for sale section.

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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by E21noob » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:05 am

Front struts with new shocks, springs, rubbers and top mounts assembled:

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After everything is fitted there seems to be a little play in the top mounts - normal?

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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by Jeroen » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:02 am

Nope, there should be no freeplay on the top mounts as they will produce a loud metal to metal knocking sound once installed. You need to check what the cause is: wrongly installed or freeplay on the bearing. Where did you get the top mounts from?
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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by E21noob » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:25 am

Bugger...I'll have to take another look. Pretty sure I assembled it all correctly.

Got these from fcp:

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-st ... 31110195my

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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by Jeroen » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:52 am

Ahhh they sell Meyle I see. Sadly that is the cheapest Chinese cr@p available on the market today so that may be your issue.
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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by E21noob » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:56 am

Crap. Yes they are meyle. Didn't know they weren't good quality.. The bmw ones where so expensive here (€190 for a pair) so I got these. Guess I'll take another look at the ones I have and see how bad they are..

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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by Jeroen » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:58 am

If the old ones aren't dried out to bits and there's no freeplay on those bearings perhaps these are better. But check out what the actual cause is, first!

Re Meyle see viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5185&p=242453&hilit=Meyle#p242453
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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by E21noob » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:47 pm

Thanks man, will do.

I did pick up on that thread, but somehow missed that about meyle.

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Re: 1978 318 Pastellblau - Norway

Post by Jeroen » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:04 pm

Well I just cleaned up this E21 suppliers list and it is now comprised to one page, makes it easier for all of us!
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