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  1. Finally after all my years of waiting I`ve got myself a post `00 M5.(build date 05/01) Fresh Bilstein with a Tubi exhaust system. A few cosmetic items to sort out then it`s of to OCD for its makeover Le Mans Blau with all the facelift options available. Though there were no major mechanical alterations to the E39 M5 during its entire production run, there were a number of equipment alterations that appeared with the 2001 model-year M5 (from 9/00 production). These include:-Revised headlight design incorporating illuminated "Corona" rings -Revised tallight design-Park Distance Control sensors in the front bumper (previously in rear only)-Thicker three-spoke M steering wheel identical to the one fitted to the E46 M3-Grey instrument faces -Solar sensor for standard automatic climate control-Revised navigation/audio unit with larger (6.5-inch) monitor-Rear head protection airbags added-Second-generation M Mobility tire repair system in place of earlier version-Available M Audio System with special tweeters, Kevlar/carbon coaxial speakers and two subwoofers behind the rear console-Alcantara headliner included with Extended Leather interior (previously only included with Complete Leather)
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  3. If it's a 4M40 or the later 4M41/2 (?) then I would use a much thinner oil, combined with a bit of petrol, to get the combustion really going well as you burn the thing to the ground. You'll be happier in the long run...
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  4. Finally got around to putting the wheels on the E39
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  5. From a skeptical buyers viewpoint, I'm always wary of things being sold with known faults, is it simply the owner doesn't have time, or do they know more they don't want to let on... So I'd bargain down accordingly. I don't think that's the case here, but expect the cost of fixing the issue would be recovered by a stronger sale price when issue free.
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  6. Put the throttle bodies together
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  7. 5+ years later, an Update!! Last year I managed to pick up a mostly complete M30 conversion package from another E30 enthusiast. After having much difficulty getting engine management sorted few years earlier, I sold on the b28 and turbo gear. M30B35 I picked up was in pieces so decided the refresh as much budget allowed. I kept the bottom end together, cleaned up the sump, block and had the head checked over. New gaskets, seals and headbolts. New water pump, thermostat…etc Couple pictures: Removed M20b25 and trans from car over the weekend, relatively painless process. Left the loom intact for now, but will likely remove as the wiring was pillaged during my megasquirt episode. Unfortunately hoist tipped and damaged drivers guard - after removing the engine without issue! Cracking into cleaning and removing anything unnecessary from the engine bay and prepping for respray this weekend. Also ditching the power steering in favor of a manual rack, didn’t mind it in my old M325i so happy to do this now. More updates to come!
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  8. Ah, righto, I was totally Mis-directed by the thread title. And it doesn't matter how well looked after it is, by any metric you choose to measure, the 4M40 engine is a shitty old diesel.
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  9. I..... errrrr...... bloody kerbed a wheel. arghhhhh! Oh well, in to get repaired next week I reckon. Wet conditions, not used to pulling in to three empty parallel parks, in a rush... bam. Never in my life have I done that before - steels or alloys. And an RF lamp warning indicator came up. So I checked it out, got the RF side light working again... and the warning came back. Found my high beam plug disconnected, reconnected it, and all going sweet. Net cost: Nil. Nada. Zilch. Still recovering from grinding my lovely rim against the kerb. Wow.
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  10. When I worked at a BMW dealership, well before the internet & cheap copies were available, they wouldn't well M badges etc, unless you could prove you had a M car
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  11. Its been a while, I sold my E39 BMW 530i Motorsport around a year ago, bought a Nissan Skyline 370GT, which I have now traded on a 2007 E60 530i Motorsport (LCI Model)
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  12. Will be selling some stuff off it soon
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  13. Well I live and work in DC. I went to the inauguration. It was not busy at all. I was right up the front on the lawn of the Capital Building. Listening to the ignorant chants of some of the strangest people I have ever been surrounded by. I could have easily set up a picnic blanket and sat down if I wished. You can't believe a word Trumps administration has to say. The people surrounding us were muppets. The kind that believe whatever anti democrat/liberal fake story that pops up on their social media feeds. There was still a bunch of goons talking about how Hillary has a child porn ring right here in DC.... The crowd booed and cheered like they were watching a football match. They cheered Bush like he was a hero returning from saving the world. These people are born into their political parties. But here's the thing. I see far more shared fake news and facts from clueless kiwi and aussies than I do from anyone in the US. The number of those who think they know all the facts from reading some bias website that they have been linked to by some BS social media platform is unbelievable. So many of you stop checking the "facts" once you agree with what is written or see something you like. It was only a few days ago someone from this forum shared an article about Tanks rolling through Arlington, Virginia (down the road from me) to take out a Muslim terrorist cell on Trumps orders.... If you can't be bothered checking your facts. Don't bother having an opinion.
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  14. I spent today connecting up the Power steer lines, fuel lines, refitted the radiator and hoses. Also mounted the remote oil filter and started to make some of the oil lines. Car is back on its wheels as I'm taking to a mates workshop tomorrow to start making up the oil tank.
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  15. Finally got my E30 going!!!! Thanks heaps to Jon at Auto38 for the ECU, turns out I had most definitely fried mine. Put the new one in and it started immediately. Next step: WoF!
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  16. Today I went test driving cars, and I hoped in 2007 120i. As usual, I pushed the seat right back, which seemed a natural fit. There can't of been more than 10 cm between the front of the back and the back of the front. For me, that counts the Bmw out sadly. On a side note we are looking into 2014ish Ford Focus Sport.
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  17. Just want to update this post. With the help of Andrew and his mad skills we have made progress on this one off project for myself!!! I will let the photos do the talking and let Andrew chime in on his methods of replicating this for me! apparently the original I had was a little too beat up, so scanning didn't net the required results so Andrew ended up measuring and drawing it: CAD drawing production sandblasting finish I can only be credited for sourcing the aircraft leash lol. Almost identical to original
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  18. Running on itbs. They sound awesome
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  19. Thread Title...Pajero Oil Recommendations or a big fat Cry-wank about NZ's oil grade recommendations for a farm hack?
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  20. There was an error with an order I made for the bearings. They sent me enough, if I had a 4cyl motor. Wellington had a couple of nice days over the weekend (rare!) so I thought I'd paint the block while I wait for more bearings. Any reason? Nope At first I didn't like it, but it's growing on me. For $20, why not. Next steps are obviously assembling the block, deciding what I'll do about a clutch and wiring the Link ECU to the 1.3 harness I have. The last part is a bit daunting, I've never been very confident working with electronics, but I'll figure it out, red to red, black to black, right? Someone is coming out to assess the land for a garage in the next week so hopefully the whole process won't take too long. Once that's done the B25 is coming out and I'll build the motor on a stand before dropping it (and the trans) in. Oh yeah, car is manual. forgot to mention that. I'll probably add to this over the next few days as I remember things and do stuff. Progress will probably be a bit slow to start with, but once the garage is built it will be a full time project
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  21. Just bought my first BMW a couple of weeks ago, best decision I've ever made, So much fun! Had a Diesel TT i brought from the UK, so the 135i is definitely a step up! Was my friend who got me looking at them and so glad he did! Probably won't be doing too many mods, got some gloss black grills on the way, and maybe a remap in the future but the power difference compared to the TT is definitely enough to keep me happy for a long time before I need more!
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  22. Came into the country from Ireland in 2011. Owned by a friend for the last 4 years until now.Finally in my hands. Great list of options. M- Sound System and love the leather inserts on the seats and door panels.The nappa leather is embossed with an ostrich leather pattern. ======================================== Vehicle information ======================================== VIN: WBSDE92010BJ11884 Type code: DE92 Model: Мotorsport (EUR) E-F-R series: E39 Series: 5 Type: LIM Steering: RL Doors: 4 Engine: S62 Displacement: 5.00 Power: 294 (400 hp) Drive: HECK Transmission: MECH Paint code: 381 - LE-MANS-BLAU METALLIC Upholstery code: O5SS - PRAEGELEDER/SILV Prod.date: 2001-05-17 S210 Dynamic stability control III S216 HYDRO STEERING-SERVOTRONIC S249 Multifunction f steering wheel S261 Side airbags for rear passengers S265 Tyre pressure control (TPC) S302 Alarm system S354 Green windscreen, green shade band S403 Glass roof, electrical S415 Sun-blind, rear S416 Roller sun visor, rear lateral S423 Floor mats, velours S428 Warning triangle and first aid kit S430 Interior/outside mirror with auto dip S441 Smoker package S459 El. front seat adjustment w. memory S469 Integrated child seats S473 Armrest front S488 Lumbar support, driver and passenger S494 Seat heating driver/passenger S500 Headl.washer system/intensive cleaning S508 Park Distance Control (PDC) S520 Fog lights S522 Xenon Light S534 Automatic air conditioning S555 On-board computer V with remote control S602 On-board monitor withTV S609 Navigation system, Professional S632 Preparation BMW Handy (Motorola) S672 CD changer for 6 CDs S694 Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer S710 M sports steering wheel, multifunction S752 Individual audio system S775 Headlining anthracite S785 White direction indicator lights L812 NATIONAL VERSION GREAT BRITAIN S850 Additional Export tank filling S853 Language version, English S863 Dealer List Europe S877 Omission of non-combined operation S880 Operating instructions, English
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  23. My pleasure Ron, contribution had at least one use, in that it got you to tell us what engine is in the Pajero, which is possibly useful information when suggesting oil grades.
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  25. Yup goes from tanker style handling to M3 handling at a push of a button 👍
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  26. @Gabe79Here's my experience.... In May/June last year I was on the look out for an E39 Motorsport. After driving a 1998 528i that I had purchased from my father after he purchased a 2000 540i Motorsport for himself... I wanted more! I was struggling to decide between the 530i and 540i. 540i Pros: More power/torque, V8 wank factor/fanboy Cons: Costly timing guide issues, uses more fuel, higher maintenance costs in general 530i Pros: Smaller engine/alloy sub frame = less weight over the front end for better handling, nicer steering, better fuel mileage, cheaper to maintain. Cons: Less power, a bit sluggish off the mark. I decided to go for a 530i I kept a close eye waiting for the right car to come up. Suddenly a 2002 540i in Silver popped up with 199kms (don't expect to find these in low kms unless you want to pay a lot) After looking at it, driving it and finding a few unmentioned issues... i thought f**k it, i'll just buy a 540i. Got it home and spent a whole day cleaning it and made a list of things that required attention. Issues: -Both front seats had the issue of twisting when adjusting certain ways - i fixed this myself at no cost, google/youtube is your friend. This was an issue for 2001- 2003 E39s -Spare key had a flat battery - replaced battery and reset both keys following a sequence - google/youtube -Minor interior issues - all fixed using new parts or parts from wrecking yards -My 540i had the auto dimming wing mirror lenses, they fail and bleed liquid, very expensive to replace - ended up fitting the normal blue lenses. -Kidney grilles are loose and don't sit flush to the bonnet - yet to replace. I have kept a document of service history.. July 30th 2016 – 205,654kms -Valve covers pulled, stripped, painted, new gaskets/bolt grommets fitted. -Replaced positive jumper terminal casing on valve cover -Fuel filter replaced -Air filter replaced -Oil filter replaced -Timing chain tensioner replaced -Spark plugs replaced -Engine oil/filter changed – Total 9000 10w-40 -Differential fluid changed, new crush washers used. -New front rotors, front pads and rear pads. Bled system with new fluid. Labour performed by myself. August 23rd 2016 – 207,342kms -Windshield replaced by NOVUS under insurance. August 26th 2016 - 207,521kms -4 New Tyres 2x 235/45/17 2x 255/45/17 -Wheel alignment. Labour performed by The Bling Company, Te Rapa, Hamilton. September 15th 2016 – 210,744kms -CEL – Misfire on cylinder 5, Coil pack on Cylinder 5 failed. -Replaced with new unit, cleared error code. Item purchased from Repco. Labour performed by myself. November 27th 2016 – 215,126kms -CEL and a small ticking noise, I killed the engine straight away. CEL = Intake cam over advance. Removing lower oil pan revealed small pieces of timing chain guide had started to break away. – Common issue with M62TUB44 engine. Researched repair procedures, decided to replace other items, gaskets, seals, water pump, thermostat, coolant hoses/pipes, oil separators, all intake seals, tensioners, pulleys, belts, vacuum hose etc whilst everything was apart as well as rebuilt both VANOS units using the Besian procedure. Labour performed by myself January 16th 2017 - 218,XXXkms CEL- Oxygen sensor bank 2 - cleared the code - hasn't come back. So... A few tips for the timing guide procedure if you were to ever head down that road.... -Research, I spent about two weeks doing researching everything single little thing - I was lucky to have another car to drive. -Spend time confirming part numbers and making lists of the parts you need and tipple checking. www.realoem.com is good for this -I highly recommend replacing other items whilst you're in that deep. -You definitely require the special timing tool kit for the M62. I managed to rent a kit. -I bought the crankshaft holder tool and the Vanos press tool. Other tools, torx and e-torx sockets, seal picks and a left hand torque wrench -Take your time and label/bag up all items. Have a clean working surface when doing the Vanos rebuild. -Thourolghy inspect and clean oil pick up as you will find tiny bits of chain guid -Have a laptop out in the shed for easy access to forums/help -Be very careful removing plastic parts as they can be brittle - replace if you think it needs replacing -Take special care installing alternator with new seal as I pinched mine which caused a small coolant leak. $65 from the dealer instead of $14 from Pelican for the same part.... -Buy a cheap scan tool cable that plugs into a laptop - they work well just for pulling codes and clearing them. -Once you have completed the job successfully. I recommend changing the oil and filter within a few hundred kms just in case any debris/tiny bits of chain guide were still in the engine. In conclusion: It's a massive job, I reckon I spent about 50 hours doing this - a lot of pissing around triple checking, cleaning, torquing etc. There's a lot of info on the internet about all this, as well as some good youtube videos. You can do this job quite a bit cheaper if you only want to replace the timing chain associated items. I'm a fussy prick though and will be keeping my 540i for as long as I can. I f**king love it. She's done 221kms now and still running perfectly. Doing the Vanos rebuild was well worth the time, no more vanos rattle and a noticeable increase in torque down low. Wreckers/Pick a part can be great for replacing those pesky interior items. I have learn't a a lot, spent a lot of money but had some good fun. I am about to do the exact same procedure on my fathers 540i just for peace of mind. Happy to rent out my vanos press tool and crankshaft holding tool for a small amount. Fee free to PM me if you have any questions. Could also scan and send my invoices of parts/cost if you really wanted.
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  28. I'm in a different sand pit... you go and play in yours and I'll stay here and help people
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  29. Admire your great attention to detail. If you need advice or a repair kit for the subframe cracks give us a call.We had 40 kits of our own design made about 2 1/2 years ago and have 5 left. That means there are 35 E46`s out there with or reinforcement without any problems.
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  30. Hi everyone This will be my third BMW after having an E30 318ci back in 2007, then an E39 528i, and now I've just got my hands on an M Sport E46 330i. Loving the car and am looking forward to bringing back to pristine condition. Cheers
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  31. Major fail, timing chain guide failure, deep gulp and now empty pockets. At least picked it up prior to total engine melt down, so that's the third major issue addressed, now transmission rebuilt, cooling renewed and now last major timing chain to sort. Pretty much tickets all the major fails for an E38, oh maybe front suspension might fall apart yet. Ah character.....
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  32. You need to get the water pump, thermostat, bolt set, genuine coolant and any other associated faulty components. After installation the system must be vented (bled) correctly or the pump will fail again.... $1800 - $2000 job
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  33. Just a little preview of what ive been working on... decided to shift all the running gear from one car and into another (street legal) Will update the project thread once I iron out some kinks and get the interior/ pretty stuff finished
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  34. 2min about 1.2ks or a 14min walk use to do the sth ak to ak city 30-60min loving the short trip have to go via clevedon for a coffee before work just so I can drive the M3 on the back roads
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  35. Ad states it has had just one owner since 2002 (when it was only a year old), so likely to have been pretty well looked after. Only an enthusiast would buy at a year old and keep for 15 years.
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  36. You obviously did which is why you don't own it... just like the person who offered $17k doesn't own it either . It is for sale but I won't be giving it away. Now if you came up with what I countered with then you could turn it into anything you want haha (I am being somewhat sarcastic here). Took it for a 300km round trip 'Sunday drive' to the Shannon/Palmy North - someone please remind me why I'm selling this again .
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  37. A friend of mine is offering for sale his factory built race car by Mini BMW. He says this about the car: This is a generation 2 right hand drive , turbo charged vehicle, a genuine Mini Challenge Cooper S R56 JCW as far as I am aware the only one in NZ Most of the MIni Challenge race cars are older left hand drive R53 supercharged that have had a very hard life . if you purchased it new in the UK it would have cost $100,000 NZ The vehicle has done 4000 km and is like brand new. It is road legal with an LW certificate and has been issued with a motorsport authority card .It is registered and has a current WOF .It is set up as a targa car and ideal also for the tour .The car is very straight and never been crashed 250 - 260 hp weighs 1000kg . Homologated roll cage; Racetech seats and harnesses ,Trackit GPS Monet rally computer, six speed transmission. JCW aero kit rear diffuser high-downforce adjustable rear wing , AP Racing ABS brakes, KW rebound , height and camber adjustable coilover suspension, Sparco quick release steering wheel, inboard jacks system (very cool) Quaife LSD sump pan Vorshlag adjustable camber plates , adjustable strut brace , 3 sets of wheels and tyres all near new and genuine mini Lots of spares too many to list . This a very cool car and would make a great club car, targa car, tour car, great car to syndicate with a couple of enthusiast like minded people ! 30 k has to be a lot of bang for your buck being so unused and like new . David Goodwin 0272484243
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  38. Had a play with Bead roller, not perfect but it will do. screen capture
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  40. Bit of paint stripping with a wire disk on the drill, coat of primer and a few coats of aluminium colour to match the body colour.
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  41. So I thought this is probably the best place for me to keep chucking up photos I take of my baby and keep my project thread for updates on whats happening with the car. I got out tonight with a mate and we managed to take some pics of the two e36's together, loving the fitment of the AC Schnitzers! This thread will probably keep on getting more added to it now that my car is good looking enough for me to justify taking pictures of it
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  42. Nothing extreme, it was in one of my E30 325i's, manual. Long story short, wet day, put the car in second instead of fourth going around a corner and slid into the curb and buckled one of the wheels! Basically since then I've done all my test drives and most people get an inspection done prior to buying anyway. In regards to the sale, its already sold subject to finance and inspection from a guy in Hawkes Bay
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  43. That's all normal. You just need to pay your gremlin tax to keep them away a little longer.
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  44. Fixed, thanks to my handy pipe 'n tube bender. And now the gear stick has character
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  45. Hey fellow E60 owners and congrats on your purchases Chris - like the aftermarket alloys and understated body kit. I-Drive - if your car is a jap import and you want NZ Nav then typically you will need a conversion job done (with hardware changes) by someone like EuroSurgeon - it's not just a case of getting the local DVD. I got my radio localised by recoding (cheap) and had the Nav done and all up it cost $750 from memory. The Nav is Ok but won't be as up to date as your phone. Not long after I had mine done the whole computer died - it looks like the cooling unit on the back of it had not be refitted - either by EuroSurgeon or by the muppet (previous owner/car yard presumably) who tried to fit a band expander. Luckily I had AutoSure Extreme cover and the failure was covered - otherwise it would have been best part of $2K for replacement and fitting/recoding. So - just be careful and if you don't need the Nav then maybe don't worry about it. After getting the unit replaced by Autosure via Jeff Gray BMW I only had the radio re-code done and left the Nav as I didn't want anything more to go wrong. A replacement I-Drive will match the car original spec - Japanese!!! OEM Bluetooth kits work well but are ~$1K so I've never bothered with that - have a Bluetooth visor unit that I can switch between my 2 BMWs Much cheaper and works fine. If you don't have a service history showing coolant and oil seal stuff being sorted then be prepared for a bunch of stuff possibly. Don't know how different this is for a 530i. Usually no expensive parts involved but can be a lot of labour changing oil seals in difficult places. The cars might be solid but the plastic and rubber in them just doesn't last more than 10 years. Highly recommend having a Mechanical Breakdown Insurance policy on your vehicles - I have them on both and they have easily paid for themselves within the first year of ownership- which is good (and bad). You can buy policies for vehicles you already own from MTA Mount Victoria - Jono.White@mtf.co.nz or 027 22 44 295. I do wish the V8 had a better exhaust note but sorting that properly with a performance exhaust would be an investment I don't want to make after what I've spent on the car. Sam - glad I've warned you off the muffler delete - I'm sure it could be done with better results using a dual pipe approach rather than the dumb basic single pipe PitStop did for me but overall it was just *horrible*. Overall I love my E60 - the lines, the cabin quality, stereo quality, space and the performance when you give it some welly. After driving @treone's M5 (wow!) I seriously intend to get an M5 but need to own my 545i for a while longer to make sense of what I've spent in getting it sorted. Anyway - enjoy your E60s! Pete
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  46. The box of parts did finally arrive after many delays. Now I could finish up the engine. Oil baffle modified. Bolted back one, along with the e34 m50 oil pickup, and sump. Installed the cam sprockets and timed the engine. All buttoned up.
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  47. some videos if you are bored dealing to a few fast cars
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  48. Simple fact is that America is a mess, Trump is a wildcard and I am very wary of him, but Hillary would have just trotted out the same old crap, lots of talk no action and the gap between rich and poor in the US would have got worse. My only hope and say hope as I really dont know what will happen, is that Trump will shake things up, hopefully in a positive way. Anyway the corporations and the elite rule the USA so whatever may happen could quite easily be curtailed by them. "Yes that is my Tin Foil Hat, why do you want to know?"
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  49. Update #4 This week has been one of cleaning up parts for painting, cleaning up underneath the car, doing some prep for repairing the front right RACP mount, etc. Last weekend while I was sick Dad cleaned up the muffler and gave it a polish... Before: After: After discovering the crack in the front right RACP mount, we dropped the fuel tank on Tuesday (more of a mission that we were expecting - none of the hoses were keen on letting go) in preparation for welding. While I was at work, Dad sand-blasted one of the control arms to see how it would turn out: It cleaned up really nicely - so will sand-blast the other one as well and paint it the same aluminium silver colour we did on the brake callipers. On Thursday after work we removed the upper and lower control arm bushings in the trailing arms using a puller set and a socket. Unfortunately not all of them are going to be as easy to do that way. On Saturday Dad and I spent the day cleaning up underneath the car, cleaning the front right mount in preparation for crack repair, sanding parts ready for painting, and also removing the main bushing in the trailing arms (we went for the "use a hole saw to cut out the centre of the bushing, and then use a hacksaw blade to very carefully cut the aluminium shell of the bushing. This allowed us to relieve the tension enough to get it out fairly easily with the bushing puller, and a hole saw blade that was conveniently the right size ). I took the section 1 and 2 of the exhaust home to work on cleaning up in my spare time after work, etc. Below is an in progress pic showing one of the cats in the process of being cleaned up. Next steps are to work out what subframe reinforcing plates we go with, or whether we fabricate our own. I'm also thinking that it may be worth doing the BMW structural foam in the front mounting points as well (This thread: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=440530 has a great discussion on how to do this).
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  50. Hello fellow BMW lovers! Yes... that's right, better late than never... I'm from South Africa and have been in New Zealand for roughly 9 and a half years... now a full Kiwi. I've been crazy about cars all my life (since a little boy) and now at the age of 22 that passion still runs deep inside of me. After I finished uni two years ago I found myself working at a company with a name well known across NZ in the motor industry... Armstrong Prestige. I've been a full time Sales Groomer there for two years now and my roll is to get everything (from new stock to sold cars) in mint (showroom) condition, as well as the odd delivery up North every once in a while. I absolutely love working there and have driven some pretty spectacular cars in that two year period... from the little Audi A1 right through to the latest full blown Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Cayman GT4, Audi R8, RS7, RS6, RS3, McLaren 570s, Ferrari 458 Italia, F430, RR Ghost, RR Phantom, Bentley's, Merc SLS AMG, C63s AMG, E90 E92 M3, F80 M3, F10 M5..... just to name a few (the list could go on forever, but I'll stop there for now). I've built some good relationships with a lot of our top customers. What's my goal... to move up into Sales and sell some damn cars. My 1st car was a 95' E36 328i (a Christmas gift from my parents). Bought the car stock standard, the mods started when I started working. The engine remained stock standard (apart from the K&N Air Filter). As for the body, I turned it into a full on M-Sport replica... bumpers, side skirts, E46 M3 18" wheels, angle eyes, clear indicators all round, as well as a full leather interior swap from a E36 318i M-Sport that was traded at my work, but before they could wholesale it away my boss gave it to me for $500... the whole car, low km's in decent condition... so a steal of a buy really. I owned the E36 328i for roughly just more than two years... until I started itching for something newer... and along came my 2nd car, an 06' BMW 130i E87 M-Sport (which I bought for myself). The 328i is now my dad's again. I've been in the 130i for almost a year and damn it is a fun car to drive. With a 3.0L Straight 6 under the hood what is there not to like about it. I've done a few small mods here and there to it but over all loving it just as it is... actually I'll continue to do things here and there to it. Details for those who want to know about the car listed bellow. 2006 BMW 130i Le Mans Blue Metallic 1st gen idrive Heated seats 18" 135i M-Sport wheels (17" M-Sport previously) Black line tail lights BMW Aerodynamics package boot spoiler BMW black grills BMW Performance alcantara gear knob boot & hand break boot 1M bi-xenon headlight upgrade (only E87 in NZ with 1M headlights as far as I know, I might be wrong) LUX H8 V5 LED Angle Eyes Genuine black ///M rear emblem (bought on EBAY from a German based BMW dealership for $70... $150+ if bought from Jeff Grey BMW (now Winger BMW) Tinted windows K&N Air Filter That's the list for now... and sorry for the massive new member intro. Enjoy some photos bellow
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