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Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/22/18 9:31 a.m.

Unknown on exterior gouging. 

For the crack, i scuffed with 80 grit, wiped with laquer thinner, jigged it with clamps and zipties, and used plastic epoxy. Its what art taught me with grilles, so i assumed it was good here.

And, 19.8 mpg last tank.

759NRNG
759NRNG SuperDork
9/22/18 9:34 a.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

Unknown on exterior gouging. 

For the crack, i scuffed with 80 grit, wiped with laquer thinner, jigged it with clamps and zipties, and used plastic epoxy. Its what art taught me with grilles, so i assumed it was good here.

And, 19.8 mpg last tank.

no codes?

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/22/18 10:23 a.m.

Secondary air injection codes, but intermittent. Havent investigated too deep yet, because duster.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
10/20/18 5:46 p.m.

I think this will be BEAUTIFUL. 

The z06 wheels looked like ass. So i traded bare wheels for a full set of sawblades with fair tires. Ill use my machined adapters and probably roll the fenders.

Im really digging the look.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
10/20/18 6:50 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

I've seen them on E36 but never E39.  That's gonna be sweet.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
10/20/18 7:08 p.m.

With the large hub bore of the e39, not many wheels will fit. Vette wheels ain't even close. But with the machined adapters i think we will be good. 

Ill be the first to do something uet again. 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
10/21/18 4:10 p.m.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/21/18 4:24 p.m.

Yeah that’s nice 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
10/21/18 4:38 p.m.

I didn't expect to like that, but I do. I like it a lot.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
10/21/18 4:40 p.m.

Ill torque them tomorrow and turn it around to put the other two on. Something i ate for lunch didn't agree with me....

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
11/13/18 8:15 a.m.

So, ive been busy.....

Ill update soon for real with actual content. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/27/18 6:46 a.m.

Anyone interested in this at break even price? I like it, but just haven't really connected with it and its time to reduce the fleet of extras. 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
11/27/18 6:53 a.m.

Is the engine light still on?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/27/18 6:55 a.m.

Nope. Redoing the vacuum line routing on the secondary air injection solenoid fixed it.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
11/27/18 7:26 a.m.

Ugh.  Text me later i’m curious

Dead_Sled
Dead_Sled Reader
11/27/18 8:11 a.m.

I shouldn't have opened this thread this morning indecision

I wonder if the color and the fact that it's a wagon outweighs the fact that it's a BMW for swmbo... 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/27/18 8:12 a.m.

In reply to Dead_Sled :

Run it by her. But Patrick has first refusal. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/27/18 12:54 p.m.

In reply to Dead_Sled :

Patrick has decided to pass. You're up!

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr UltraDork
11/27/18 1:12 p.m.

Refresh my memory...  how much is the asking price?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/27/18 1:30 p.m.

3500ish

(Ive got right at 3600 in it, but 3500ish sounds reasonable. Maybe even be more negotiable.....)

stafford1500
stafford1500 HalfDork
11/27/18 1:49 p.m.

I will put the word out to some BMW folks I know...

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/27/18 2:25 p.m.

In reply to stafford1500 :

Thanks! I'm going to be taking the next week or so to get it all cleaned up and shined up and buffed out and ready to go for the next guy before really trying to sell it. I made the decision for it to leave the stable this morning, and posted it up in this thread first. I'd love to see it continue on in the grm family

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/27/18 4:27 p.m.

God has a sense of humor. 

I decided to sell this, and the first gen mazda 6, in the right colors and options, goes up for sale near me at way less than normal price around here for running examples in that mileage range.

Now i just need this to go away. Its Christmas time, which means nothing is selling though....

stafford1500
stafford1500 HalfDork
11/28/18 8:41 a.m.

I have passed the info to a guy that will spread the word...

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/28/18 8:45 a.m.

In reply to stafford1500 :

Awesome.  Thanks!

My folks think I'm nuts for wanting to reduce the fleet of extras and just daily the truck for a while. I cant say they're wrong, but mazda6.....

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