Adam W in MN wrote:I’m a fan of how far this car has come along. And great choice on the interior with the green pattern.
Can hardlywait to see the install.
I had failed to update my sig after the motor went in and I did the math on the displacement. 529i is more accurate. Both are silly.Foonfer wrote:Wait just a sec - Wasn't Maytag labeled as "527i" just a few days ago? When and how did she get the bump to "529i"?
I've been thinking of your issues with Pearl Beige, and my conclusion -valid only to myself- is that white with Pearl Beige is about the worst combination, a serving of plain steamed potatoes without a speck of salt. On that topic, the move to dark upholstery is a definite improvement. Love the Black Watch tartan doorcards - Not sure if the intent is to propagate the pattern to the seats as well, hopefully it is.
Not a fan of the shiny BBSs though. What can I say. Kind of bittersweet to feel like we're approaching a season finale...
Me too.mottati wrote:Wow i love those seats!
Thanks David!!davintosh wrote:Awesome work Charlie, as usual. Especially on the seat adjusters! And those seats have got me thinking again about returning mine to its original cloth seats in Anthrazit.
Just out of curiosity (and the inability to recall if you have it noted elsewhere in the thread) did you do a similar rebuild on the window motors on either of your cars? Slow windows is one of those projects that I just can't force myself to get around to, and looking for some inspiration.
Putting silicon on the felt works. I used Molykote 111 to good effect for all this. It works great on plastic and has great heat characteristics: https://www.fmv.se/FTP/datablad/M0743-0 ... OMPUND.pdfdavintosh wrote:Thanks for the reminder; I should have known that guy would have a guide (and a $70 kit!) for lubricating windows.
I had already cleaned & lubed the regulator and the metal & nylon guide parts and cleaned up the switches, but the one thing he did that I didn't think of was putting silicone grease in the felt channels; that still sounds a little goofy to me, but might be worth a try. He also makes a good point about using plain old moly grease on the regulator to prevent wear. I had leaned toward using synthetic grease to keep things moving in cold weather, but it makes sense to use moly where it's metal against metal.
Bumping my questionAdam W in MN wrote:Looks great! Did you consider installing rear headrests while you were doing all the prep for the seating project, why or why not?