Lambert’s belated project thread.

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  1. 9 Jul 2019 at 11:05 PM #101
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    If I ever buy another e46 M3, it will have to be this colour! In the beginning (about 10 years ago) I wasn't a fan, later on it started to grow on me, now, I'd pick this over any other coloured E46 M3!!! It just looks so good.
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  2. 12 Jul 2019 at 8:44 PM #102
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    Hi Sam thanks so much for the kind comments mate.

    It’s a labour of love, as you know with these.

    Maybe I’ll have to bare you in mind if the time comes to move it on.

    ;)

    All the best
    Lambert
     
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  3. 13 Jul 2019 at 4:09 PM #103
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    Hi mate hope your good and well.

    I really couldn’t agree more with you.
    Big thanks for the inspiration on the strut brace.

    I’ve done mine, (centre just for now).

    Here’s a picture today of it bolted back together.

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    All the best

    Lambert
     
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  4. 18 Jul 2019 at 9:34 PM #104
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    Small updates, all be it minor it’s good to keep them logged down.

    It’s the Bmw show this weekend. Very thorough car clean due ahead on Saturday so in the mean time before that I’ve decided to give it a little pampering.

    Been out on the driveway after work with these.

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    Can’t wait for the gathering at Santa pod, done it every year for nearly 10.
    I know it’s not to everyone’s taste but it’s a good day out for us and the boys who convoy up.

    Looking forward to meeting the few who are going.

    All the best
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  5. 20 Jul 2019 at 1:23 PM #105
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    Weathers poor today and I felt rubbish about loosing a good few hours prep regards cleaning, so I’ve been down to get the air con re gassed, which was on my to do list.

    Looks bright and warm tomorrow for the show! Bring it on.

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    All the best
    Lambert
     
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  6. 20 Jul 2019 at 3:01 PM #106
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    Looks pretty clean under there as usual mate! Have you ever thought about deleting the number plate bracket? Or does that go against every OEM fibre of your being? ;):D
     
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  7. 20 Jul 2019 at 9:06 PM #107
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    Thanks Benny cheers for the comment bud, hope your good and well.

    No sadly the oem ocd wouldn’t let me do that haha!

    Still admiring yours tho bud! ;)

    All the best
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  8. 20 Jul 2019 at 9:11 PM #108
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    I suppose that's the thing about a special colour, you want to keep everything clean and simple, to let the Phoenix do the talking!
     
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  9. 20 Jul 2019 at 9:29 PM #109
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    She’s going up for sale shortly aswell so want to keep it all original as poss.

    Thanks again.

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  10. 21 Jul 2019 at 5:47 PM #110
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    Hi all, hope your having a great weekend.

    Really loved the Bmw show at Santa pod today!

    Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the day with me as-well, great turn out and can’t wait to do it again already next year.

    200 miles today, loved every one.

    The M3, is back at home albeit covered in dead flies, the poor girl did me so proud today!

    I’ll give her a good valet during the week ready for it’s mot next Saturday.

    Few pictures from today.

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    All the best
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  11. 27 Jul 2019 at 6:04 PM #111
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    Extremely pleased to have the ole girl pass its mot today with flying colours, no advisory’s at all, the guys loved coming over and having a butchers.

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    Fantastic car and what a proud owner I am.

    I’m hoping for atleast an hour of clear sky’s tomorrow so I can get out on the driveway for a little polishing.

    Cheers guys
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  12. 28 Jul 2019 at 9:08 PM #112
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    Evening guys,

    Hope you’ve all had a good one.

    Managed to get out on the drive as promised this afternoon for some buffing.

    Poor quality pictures now as the suns gone in but here’s a couple of shots..

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    All the best
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  13. 28 Jul 2019 at 9:33 PM #113
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    Fab shine and reflections on your paintwork there :thumbsup: :shades:
     
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  14. 28 Jul 2019 at 9:53 PM #114
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    Thanks Mandy, kind comment.

    How are you? Hope you and the lovely M are well.

    All the best
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  15. 28 Jul 2019 at 10:03 PM #115
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    Hello Lambert
    Couldn't help it, your car looks fab :thumbsup:
    I'm fine thank you, we were at Vanity last weekend, off to Gaydon soon. I'm loving this weather, and all the roof down driving lately :D Dithering about getting bearings and maybe vanos done soon, but I'm on almost 88k so not sure yet...
    Hope you are well
    Mandy :)
     
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  16. 28 Jul 2019 at 10:14 PM #116
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    Thanks again Mandy,

    So glad your enjoying that lovely car with the roof down, very jealous of your cab now as we were blessed with the this week.

    Vanity looked great, enjoy Gaydon also!

    All the best
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    Are you going to any shows this year?
     
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  18. 28 Jul 2019 at 10:21 PM #118
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    Did the Bmw show at Santa pod last weekend, I’ve done it probably 8 or 9 times now annually. Bit sad as I should try others and I know vanity was on the same weekend, which made no sense atall to me!?

    I’ve got a m3 WhatsApp group of probably just under 40 members which we meet monthly in the Suffolk/Norfolk regions. Need to stretch the cars legs abit more really.

    I’m stuck with the proposal of selling it actually if I’m honest to fund a wedding next June, I absolutely love the car like it’s a part of me but I’ve been engaged 10 years now and held off as long as possible lol.

    We’ll see what the future brings,

    Love to meet up with you though!

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  19. 3 Aug 2019 at 9:59 PM #119
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    Hi guys,

    Small update today..

    (Vanos filter!)

    Got all the original oem parts from bmw cooper Ipswich for the little cost of 21 pounds.

    Very easy job todo and leaves a nice feeling knowing the Vanos is happier.

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    22mm socket, Fitting back is as easy as removing, place on new o rings and filter just pushes on the top, rub a little bit of oil on seals before re inserting,

    Torqued up to 20nm.

    Thanks for looking,

    All the best
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    Looking great fella!
     
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