Pics from winter work on my M Roadster

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Pics from winter work on my M Roadster

Post by boanke » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 11:48

I want to share some photos. Last winter I was fixing some cracked spotwelds in the boot. After that it was necessary to repaint inside the boot and underneath of boot. Ok, I did that. But now the rest of the undercarriage looks awful so I went on with the rest. Unfortunately I was so engaged so I forgotten to take pictures from the beggining, so this is only from the reassembling.
Many new parts was was purchased. And it cost quite a lot of money, but it was worth it all. Should I do it again? Oh yea. I has wash and wax it three times, spring, summer, and one last time in autumn before it was time for put it in for winter. Its a pain to keep it clean and shining but when i have finished it is a joy for my eyes and soul.

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Just a photo after I polished the end pipes inside. I know, some fingerprints outside.

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I put a new grilles of clearcoated alluminium in middle of the front and in the hole for brake wents, took a way that awfull licensplate holder. Maybe bad photo but M color looked so good.

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All of the heat shield was pollished, and attached with new sheet metal nuts.


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Missing the suspension to fueltank, it was up to refinishing.

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Pollishing the exhaustsystem was a little tricky and took a long time, it is pollished all the way from the manifold. some day I maybe take of the manifold to for pollishing.


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I glass blasted the diffhouse and the "end" or "gable" what it calls. They was then painted with irongrey metallic and allumininumsilver metallic and clearcoated.

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Painted and mounted with a new rubber bushing.

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All the chassi parts was painted in a special black chassi paint for trucks an clearcoated. All small parts in aluminnumsilvermet and clearoat.

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My old brake discs was not up to the rest so I were looking in to internet for some new. my choices fell for Tarox, they have good recommendations and they look so good with both slits and holes. For rear discs I did not want they to be as good as the front so I skipped the slits and holes. Completed with Ferodo pads. Better to brake in a straight line then slip sideways.

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My brake callipers and all small parts was glassblasted and painted with irongrey metallic and of course clearcoat. Just that clips that hold the callipers to brake carrier was alluminium silver met and clearcoated. Havent any pics for front axel but one can just see the right wishbone, pity the front axel with original x- brace underneath are looking really good.

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New discs mounted.

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Painted in between the ventilation. I think they look so good.

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Here one can see a little more of front axel and anti-roll bar.

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Just a close up. No rust here. Took the calipers apart and mounted new dustcovers, pistonsealings and new brakefluid.

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Well this was actually the first I did, stripped it down completely, welded the spots that had cracked and did some reinforcement. painted it in that special color that bmw have inside of the car. I dont no the name of the color, I just took a sample to the lacquer traders.

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A lot of new small pllastic clips, nuts and crews are ordered from bmw. A pain to remember where to put them four months after I took them of.
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Post by shantybeater » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 12:01

That car looks like new! What was the reason for stripping the boot?
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Post by boanke » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 12:07

No, just took it down for painting.
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Post by PCSAM » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 12:15

you must be spending a fortune mate .......... its cleaner than clean :D

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Post by shantybeater » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 12:16

Good on you, the car is a stunner!
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Post by whiteminks » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 12:19

Wow that looks fantastic!
How many man hours did that take?
Are you a professional as there looks to be some heavy duty kit around?
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Post by boanke » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 12:23

Tanks. :)
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Post by boanke » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 19:37

shantybeater. The reason from beginning was that I had three spotweld cracks. so I welded them and add some more in. Did some reinforcement on the diff bracket to. Then some followed the other.......
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Post by boanke » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 20:03

whiteminks wrote:Wow that looks fantastic!
How many man hours did that take?
Are you a professional as there looks to be some heavy duty kit around?
Thank you. Actually it was last winter I did this but havent shown it for someone before this year. So i am happy that you like it. I was in my workshop the entire winter, from october to mars nearly every day a week after work and in weekends . I have a very loving wife, so she let me be left alone in my the workshop without interruption. I have been working professional with cars in my youth, but now only for fun but I have retained my tools and machines.
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Post by boanke » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 20:09

PCSAM wrote:you must be spending a fortune mate .......... its cleaner than clean :D

Everything has been disassembled and then cleaned and sanded, loose parts and all under the car. Then painted with automotive finishing in estorilblau; irongrey, Alluminiumsilver and black chassi paint and then clearcoat over the paint.
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Post by pingu » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 21:18

It looks like you disconnected the wiring in the boot lid. I tried that, gave up and just cut the wires :shock: .

Excellent job you've done :D .
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Post by bournii » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 21:35

look's amazing got a nice setup there

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Post by swamper » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 23:06

:shock: now that puts me to shame...... fantastic mate 8-)
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Post by Z3MDriver » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 00:39

Woaw - Looks fantastic !

Great work.
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Post by boanke » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 13:37

I suspect that my dampers is not up to date. The car is a little soft. Maybe this can help, what do you think?
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Post by hornel Z3M » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 15:58

Very nice pics. What did you use to polish the exhaust.. :wink:

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Post by Alfie » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 19:16

Incredible work and effort.
I can understand your pleasure with the finished car.
It looks amazing.

But....
How will you EVER be able to take it out on the road :?:
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Post by boanke » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 19:25

hornel Z3M wrote:Very nice pics. What did you use to polish the exhaust.. :wink:


Thank you. I clean them using some car shampo, then it was tons of elbow grease and pollish in different gradient( is that the name when one is finer then the other)? and at last washed it with glass cleaner.
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Post by boanke » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 19:27

Alfie wrote:Incredible work and effort.
I can understand your pleasure with the finished car.
It looks amazing.

But....
How will you EVER be able to take it out on the road :?:
:shock:

A.

thank you for your comment. I have actually been one week i Norway. and have driven it for 500 km this summer, but also washed it and waxit 3 times underneath. And I dont drive on bad roads.
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Post by Citation 650 » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 03:45

Awesome!!!

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Post by MickJ » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 06:44

Fantastic! a real credit to you!

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Post by boanke » Sun 12 Feb, 2012 08:09

Thank you. I am glad that you like it guys.
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Post by Z3cade » Sun 12 Feb, 2012 10:04

when can i book mine in to be done???

I love the shiny diff...

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Post by Badman gee » Sun 12 Feb, 2012 11:59

Wonderful attention to detail.

Credit to you sir.

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Post by Boysie » Sun 12 Feb, 2012 12:19

wow and double wow amazing
I wish i had the enthusiasm as you have, and the space
It puts a diffrent meaning to having a clean car.
I thought mine was clean, compared to yours, mine
looks like it been off road :head: :D
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Post by boanke » Mon 13 Feb, 2012 08:29

boanke wrote:
Alfie wrote:Incredible work and effort.
I can understand your pleasure with the finished car.
It looks amazing.

But....
How will you EVER be able to take it out on the road :?:
:shock:

A.

thank you for your comment. I have actually been one week i Norway. and have driven it for 500 km this summer, but also washed it and waxit 3 times underneath. And I dont drive on bad roads.

I am sorry for this fault, :head: in sweden we dont count in km, we count in mil. 10 km = 1 mil. It was not 500 km, it was 5000 km total out of 2500 km in Norway.
I hope you understand what I mean.
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Post by boanke » Mon 13 Feb, 2012 09:07

Boysie wrote:wow and double wow amazing
I wish i had the enthusiasm as you have, and the space
It puts a diffrent meaning to having a clean car.
I thought mine was clean, compared to yours, mine
looks like it been off road :head: :D
Thanks, Well my workshop/garage is quite normal, its around 600 ft2. But with plenty of fluorescent light it is a plessure to work there. Need to repaint the floor in a light color.

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And I need one like this.

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This is my workshop in our old house, that was not normal. Just repainted the floor.
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Post by boanke » Mon 13 Feb, 2012 09:15

Badman gee wrote:Wonderful attention to detail.

Credit to you sir.

:bow :bow
Thanks, :cheers . With out my very understanding wife I could not have done it. The credit is half hers. 8-)
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Post by Mike123 » Mon 13 Feb, 2012 23:29

Sorry to be a dissenting voice, but if you gave me the choice of spending hours in your immaculate workshop polishing the exhaust system or throwing my amazing car around in the snow on its winter tyres, it wouldn't take me long to make a decision.

I can understand others being thrilled by your incredible workmanship, but to me it looks like a pampered lapdog with a pink bow in its hair.

I am probably in the minority.

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Post by Jamezee » Tue 14 Feb, 2012 10:47

Good effort boanke
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I dread to think what goes through your mind when you have to drive through the unavoidable puddle :!: :!: :wink:
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Post by pingu » Tue 14 Feb, 2012 11:59

Mike123 wrote:Sorry to be a dissenting voice, but if you gave me the choice of spending hours in your immaculate workshop polishing the exhaust system or throwing my amazing car around in the snow on its winter tyres, it wouldn't take me long to make a decision.

I can understand others being thrilled by your incredible workmanship, but to me it looks like a pampered lapdog with a pink bow in its hair.

I am probably in the minority.
I suspect you are in the minority on this website, but the majority in the real world :) .

I'm not a fan of concours, but I appreciate the effort. I wouldn't want to be thinking about dirtying the car when I drove it how it should be driven.

Lovely looking museum piece, though :D
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Post by Z3cade » Tue 14 Feb, 2012 13:53

The satisfaction of doing this to a car is worth the effort..

Yes these cars need to be driven but knowing you have an off the production line condition one in the garage makes the experience even more fulfilling... imo.... :wink:
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Post by Mike123 » Tue 14 Feb, 2012 18:05

I have reread my post from latish yesterday evening with some embarrassment. :oops:

It makes me sound like one of the Grumpy Old Men!

Boanke, your workmanship is astoundingly good, and although I still want to drive rather than polish, I am envious of your skills, and particularly the amount of time you have available to pursue your goals.

The world would be a very boring place if we all thought alike.

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Post by boanke » Tue 14 Feb, 2012 18:29

Jamezee wrote:Good effort boanke
:thumb:

I dread to think what goes through your mind when you have to drive through the unavoidable puddle :!: :!: :wink:
I try to avoid mud puddle, gravel, living animal, old women, e.g. :wink: When I cant I take it very easy, very easy. :drive :wave
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Post by boanke » Tue 14 Feb, 2012 18:59

Mike123 wrote:I have reread my post from latish yesterday evening with some embarrassment. :oops:

It makes me sound like one of the Grumpy Old Men!

Boanke, your workmanship is astoundingly good, and although I still want to drive rather than polish, I am envious of your skills, and particularly the amount of time you have available to pursue your goals.

The world would be a very boring place if we all thought alike.
Don't worry, it's fine. :cheers. I completely agree with you, if we all thought alike it would be boring, I want to have my Z3M for my self. :wave
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Post by hornel Z3M » Tue 14 Feb, 2012 20:18

Quite right boanke. I would rather own a quality M than a thrashed one :wink:

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Post by boanke » Sat 21 Apr, 2012 10:23

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This is a delayed birthday present to my self. Coilovers from D2 Racing. Wow. 8-)

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Post by PCSAM » Sat 21 Apr, 2012 11:39

you love your toys don't you ............... :D (mutters to self : I would love his car :squeeze: )
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Post by boanke » Sat 21 Apr, 2012 13:12

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My old clutch house has been replaced whit a new braided one.

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I put a new pressurer regulator on for vanos. Here the old one besides the new.

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And the new one in place. One can here a different in how the engine idle. Now the sound is a little bit smoother.
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Post by Ferdinand » Sat 21 Apr, 2012 21:50

Fan vad snygg den er!!!

Tranlated into english: That's amazing!!!! I bow at your outstanding work - never seen better!!! And I love your garage!!!

Take care of your great looking motor!




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Post by boanke » Sun 22 Apr, 2012 15:21

Ferdinand wrote:Fan vad snygg den er!!!

Tranlated into english: That's amazing!!!! I bow at your outstanding work - never seen better!!! And I love your garage!!!

Take care of your great looking motor!




Question about Swedish traffic:
I go to Malmö very often and I find very strange, that in a country with people very concerned about traffic safety but why is it that most people i south Sweden almost never use their indicators when changing lanes, turning left og right, parking og doing whatever??? I absolutely hate ignorance like that :head:

Tack ska du ha, det är roligt att du gillar den. Det har varit mycket jobb att få den detta skick. :D

Tranlated into english: :lol: Thank you for your kind words, I am very pleased that you like it. It has been very hard work to get it in this condition. The garage is unfortunately my old one, my new garage is unfortunately 20 square m smaller. About people that not using their indicators I am :head: . It must be stupidity, it is very annoy to wait in a roundabout for a car that is not given any indication to where he/she is going, one think straight forward but then they just turn right. (for using right lane drive). :-x Maybe if you are in Malmö we can meet, I just live 110 km from Malmö. pm me and I send my phone number. http://www.zroadster.net/forum/posting. ... 2&p=321530#
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Post by aceman » Sun 22 Apr, 2012 20:59

Boanke, absolutely stunning car an absolute credit to you sir.

with regard to your new vanos pressure regulator how did you set the pressure of the new one or did you not adjust it and fitted it straight out of the box so to speak. I am curious as it has been mentioned in the past this can effect the infamous vanos growl so what exactly have you noticed it has done to your ///M.

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Post by boanke » Wed 25 Apr, 2012 07:30

aceman wrote:Boanke, absolutely stunning car an absolute credit to you sir.

with regard to your new vanos pressure regulator how did you set the pressure of the new one or did you not adjust it and fitted it straight out of the box so to speak. I am curious as it has been mentioned in the past this can effect the infamous vanos growl so what exactly have you noticed it has done to your ///M.

Thanks in anticipation. :D
Hi Aceman, the pressureregulator was preadjusted out of the box. The different to before is not that great. but it idle a little bit smoother. I have not done a test drive because it is up and with out weels I am on to change to my new coilovers.
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Hi again, it was a long time since I updated my gallery. You know my delayed birthday present ? This is what was in the grey box. So here is some new photos on my lowering project, I hope you like them.

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Here is the first front coilver installed it is only to put it in and fasten it on top.

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The other side is up and ready.

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Here you can see that there is a gag upp in the "strut" is it call that in english? I made two pluggs of a sponge.

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At first I only had ordinary topmounts and the caster angle didnt come right. I called back to the shopp where I bought it and told them that it did not fit. Salesman was wery accommodating and sent me two 3D topmounts for no cost. I put them on and caster angle was fine. The new 3D topmounts in picture.

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Here is some pretty good pictures like it was when it was all done.

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This summer we did a trip to Italy and the Alps. When we had packed all our stuff rear wheel rubbed the edge on fender, so I had to adjust the ridehight. I think you can see a little differents in gap between wheel and fender.

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Just to showw how it looks from behind.

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I also put on a stubby aerial. As allways please feel free to comment.
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sviru
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Re: Pics from winter work on my M Roadster

Post by sviru » Wed 14 Jan, 2015 15:03

nice job :shock:
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Davejue1
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Mansfield

Re: Pics from winter work on my M Roadster

Post by Davejue1 » Wed 14 Jan, 2015 18:31

Reincarnation of an old thread but wow what a car! Can anyone better that? Looks like the owner no longer faquaints the forum. Shame, would have been nice to see some up to date pics. :)
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Del
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Pics from winter work on my M Roadster

Post by Del » Wed 14 Jan, 2015 19:03

When I first saw this thread a few years ago it made a real impression on me. It was like watching one of those "nut & bolt" concours renovations. The car looks as if it had just come off the production line. :)

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Re: Pics from winter work on my M Roadster

Post by jonzee » Fri 16 Jan, 2015 12:51

What an absolutely beautiful car, A credit to you sir well done.

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Koolflyer
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: Pics from winter work on my M Roadster

Post by Koolflyer » Sat 17 Jan, 2015 09:56

I must have missed this post, so glad its been brought to the front again. Nice to have a good workshop and tools to get stuck in......and a very understanding wife! A fantastic effect and beautiful looking motor, definitely a source of inspiration for when it gets a bit warmer :bow
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chill4x4saph
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  M roadster S54

Re: Pics from winter work on my M Roadster

Post by chill4x4saph » Sun 18 Jan, 2015 13:03

excellent!!!..., very nice work!

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