Restoration of e21

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  1. kevster30

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    Bro beemer04,

    Pls PM your ph no to me. Need to speak to you urgently as BMW Malaysia want to exhibit the mobile tradition of the 3 series!
     
  2. beemer04

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    My e21, 95% restoration completed.

    Guys give up try to post pics but failed!
     
  3. ichiwan2

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    Have your pics loaded on a host site. I use http://e21.tricord.be to host my photos. Then, i link them to this site

    using the img commands on the top control panel.

    you get about 5mb of space on tricords site. Try to keep your picture at about 800x600 pixels and image size of about 80K
     
  4. Lee36328

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    ichi12,

    looks like the master has found a new disciple...

    the force is strong in this one...
     
  5. ichiwan2

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    Looks like the young Paduwan is being led astray. Now considering an e23 735i. See the 7 series section.
     
  6. beemer04

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    Guys after thorough checks noticed the following parts need to be replaced

    1. Steering Rack, tie rod, tie rod end and ball joints.
    This should be a complete set from the rack, rod and ball joint inclusive the steering cover, valve seal and bushes for both sides.

    2. Engine Mountings left and right.

    3. Top Engine and sum gasket

    4. Front absorber struts bushes

    5. Anti roll bar bush

    6. Lower arm.

    The above are priorities parts that need to be sourced

    Other parts are as follows:-

    1. Fan and acond belt
    2. Petrol hoses (for engine bay)
    3. Brake pads (front)
    4. BBS 13" basket weaves hub caps

    Can any of you advised on the prices locally and in SG, the parts is for e21 320/6 1981 power steering assisted.
     
  7. beemer04

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    Guys just obtained quotes from SG, what do you think? Prices quoted are in SGD.

    01) 3213 1 119 226 STEERING RACK COMPLETE NO STOCK
    02) 3211 1 115 229 STEERING TIE ROD COMPLETE $38.00 EX STOCK
    03) 3211 1 125 131 STEERING BOOTS $7.00 EX STOCK
    04) 1181 1 132 321 ENGINE MOUNTING $20.00 EX STOCK
    05) 1112 9 059 249 TOP GASKET SET NO STOCK
    06) 1100 1 260 662 BNOTTOM GASKET SET $65.00
    07) 3213 1 123 776 STEERING KITS $90.00 EX STOCK
    08) 3112 1 123 025 LOWER ARM LH $80.00 EX STOCK
    09) 3112 1 123 026 LOWER ARM RH NO STOCK
    10) 27-770-F FRONT ABSORBER $85.00 EX STOCK
    11) 3411 1 159 249 FRONT DISC PAD $30.00 EX STOCK
    12) 3411 1 119 248 FRONT DISC ROTOR $35.00 EX STOCK
    13) 10 X 950 ALTERNATOR BELT $6.00 EX STOCK
    14) 13 X 840 A/C BELT $6.50 EX STOCK
    15) 3613 1 112 913 BBS HUB CAP $30.00 EX STOCK
    16) 3135 1 115 866 ANTI ROLL BUSH $7.00 EX STOCK
     
  8. ichiwan2

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    Savings look nominal to me. U might want to check locally. Personally, I feel it is not worth the hassle of going to Singapore, haggling with the customs, paying toll, etc. That is unless u have some jalan to bypass all the hassles.
     
  9. -berq-

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    bro,where to source out front and rear shocks?
    if i change the shocks,do i need to change the spring?
    mine sudah stiff oredi.
     
  10. ichiwan2

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    First Division, CSS or Bomin shld be able to help u out.

    Personal preference for Bilstein Sports. Seem to be very well made and can last a long time.

    Springs shld still be OK to use, unless u intend to lower. Lowering makes it look aggressive, but u will have problems with poorly designed humps around my area.

    My guess is that the gap between the fender and tyres at the front is at least 4 fingers wide.

    Springs can be easily be obtained from Speedworks - Hotbits aka Intrax. About RM1,100

    Harder to get - H&R from Speedzone - price incl airfreight -RM2000+. If u decide to go for H&R, make sure that they get it sent with their regular consignment - then, price should be around RM1200.

    DO NOT, i repeat, DO NOT cut your springs!!!!

    Good luck!!!
     
  11. -berq-

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    haha,will not cut my springs wan... :D
    thanxs bro!!will check it out,how bout the eibach springs?
    heard that it goes well with bilstein shocks.
    thanxs!!
     
  12. ichiwan2

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    Don't know if still available. Hotbits are a little soft. U can have a ride next week at the Older Bimmers meet
     
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    owh okay... :D
    is it nicer with eibach or with hotbits?
    n which one is cheaper?hehe
     
  14. ichiwan2

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    IMHO

    1 = H&R
    2 = Eibach
    3 = Hotbits
     
  15. -berq-

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    owh okay.. :D
    thanxs bro!!
    btw,the 1/2/3...on a scale of price or performance?
    thanxs!!
     
  16. ichiwan2

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    preference and to some extent - performance
     
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    thanxs!!
     
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    paint job

    Hi ichiwan2,

    Can you recommend me the place that you do the full stripdown paint job, cheap and good? I'm thinking of doing it on my 1988 E28.

    Btw, you know any good upholstery shop to do the interior?


    Thanx...
     
  19. lutfi

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    bro..i nk bli lampu blakang..kiri kanan ..ade x??
     
  20. lutfi

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    bro absorber e21 323i gas nk cari kat mane??
     

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