warrenp

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    Warren Preiss
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    Featherston, Wairarapa
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  1. SOLD. Second 318ti still available. $1,700 ono 235,000km WOF and reg
  2. I bit the bullet and put this one on trademe too. Prefer to sell to someone here of course! https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1514664014.htm "Reluctant sale of a great little car. Now have 3 kids so time to move up to a station wagon. Car is in good condition, no rust, just a small dent in left fender and door (supermarket trolley?) barely visible in photo. Very economical and I get about 11.5Km/l in and around town. Have full service history for most of the car's life with manual and BMW booklet. Also still have all the tools. Engine starts every time and runs well. Has never overheated or had any major issue. The M44 engine has a timing chain not belt. 16 inch alloys in great condition with a good amount of tread on the tyres. No issues and the car is a joy to drive. Features: - 5 speed manual - factory alarm system - electric windows and mirrors - radio with CD and MP3 function (via CD) - 16 inch alloys - EFI - Automatic stability control (ASC+T) - Second key Rear parcel tray has been stored in my garage since I've had the car but will go with the car. Available for viewing in Featherston Wairarapa - A minor point is that I removed the stock catalytic converter and resonator (replaced with straight pipe) because I wanted to hear the engine a little more as I found it too quiet and I prefer to hear what the engine is doing while I'm driving - rear muffler is still in place and working. It's not super loud and at 100kph the wind and tyre noise is still louder than the engine, but I will also include the stock cat and resonator with the car so you can have them welded back on if you so wish" Car will have new WOF and rego til end of February. Via www.bmwvin.com Vehicle information VIN WBACG72050AR77477 Type Code CG72 E Series E36 (5) Series 3 Type COMP Model 318TI (EUR) Steering RL Doors 3 Engine M44 Displacement 1.90 Power 103 Drive HECK Transmission MECH Colour COSMOSSCHWARZ METALLIC (303) Upholstery STOFF PINIE/ANTHRAZIT (F7AT) Prod. Date 1999-08-02 Vehicle options S214A Automatic stability control (ASC+T) S243A Airbag for front passenger S255A Sports leather steering wheel S260A Side airbag for driver/passenger S277A BMW LA wheel/double spoke S302A Alarm system S315A Rear window wiper S320A Deleted, model lettering S410A Window lifts, electric, front S441A Smoker package S498A Headrests, rear, mechanically adjustable S510A Headlight aim control S530A Air conditioning S548A Kilometer-calibrated speedometer S687A Radio preparation S818A Battery master switch S850A Dummy-SALAPA S853A Language version English S864A Retailer Directory Overseas S880A On-board vehicle literature English S925A Dummy-SALAPA
  3. HI folks, time to move on from my two much loved hatches due to 3 kids and dog and bikes etc, so getting a 530i wagon. Here is the first of two. 1998 (WBACG72050AR74269). 235,000km. Good points. Engine starts every time and runs great, doesn't blow any smoke or use much oil between changes (less than a liter), doesn't use coolant either. Has new water pump, fairly new thermostat, newish air filter element. BMW 16 inch alloys, with 205 55 directional tyres all with plenty of tread. Has towbar. Manual shift. WOF til 25th April 2018 Rego 23rd April 2018. Aircon still blows cold enough for me but for others might need a re-gas. Not so good points. Rough exterior and interior. Headliner fabric sagging down (I spray adhesived it back up to keep it off my head but not a quality job!). Seats need a good cleaning. It looks its age hence the price. Left front wheel has a vibration that is sporadically felt through the steering wheel at speed - guessing this might be a control arm bushing needing replacing. Has done 235K (I had it since 130K, changed oil and filter at every computer service interval, gave it Q8 Formula Excel 5W-40 fully synthetic at every change up until the last one). Removable rear tray included but isn't currently in the car. Best offer round $1800 and it's yours! If it sells this or next week I'll throw in two spare 205 55 r16 tyres, the Dunlop has almost new tread depth. Can call me on 06 308 8868. Ad for second manual 318ti (172,000km and better condition for $3,500) later today. Info from www.bmwvin.com. Vehicle information VIN WBACG72050AR74269 Type Code CG72 E Series E36 (5) Series 3 Type COMP Model 318TI (EUR) Steering RL Doors 3 Engine M44 Displacement 1.90 Power 103 Drive HECK Transmission MECH Colour BOSTONGRUEN METALLIC (275) Upholstery STOFF JACQUARD M.BE/SANDGRAU (E1BE) Prod. Date 1998-01-26 Available upgardes Spare/replacement key fob Check compatibility Vehicle options S243A Airbag for front passenger S255A Sports leather steering wheel S282A BMW LA wheel, Sport spoke styling II S305A Remote control for central locking S315A Rear window wiper S410A Window lifts, electric, front S441A Smoker package S498A Headrests, rear, mechanically adjustable S530A Air conditioning S548A Kilometer-calibrated speedometer S687A Radio preparation S818A Battery master switch S850A Dummy-SALAPA S864A Retailer Directory Overseas S880A On-board vehicle literature English S925A Dummy-SALAPA
  4. I'm reluctantly selling my second 318ti manual. The one that strangely has a much gutsier motor at 233K vs the other at 150K... I wonder if the engine has some M tuning? $1500 as is, or $2K if I put a new WOF on it. For WOF I am guessing it will need some rear bushes replaced and control arm work on the front. 06 308 8868 or message here to arrange a view. See pics here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1391014047786044/permalink/1803114839909294/?sale_post_id=1803114839909294&ref=br_rs
  5. No worries, I found the code!! I rang BMW dealers until one had a book of codes. So now I am rocking away to 20 year old sound technology... Pitty I can't hook my diskman or mp3's up to it though...
  6. Fixed it!! I had overlooked that fuse number 12 had also blown. Now the original alpine is saying CODE to me once again. Jochen, If you have any idea how to work out what code to put in I'd be most appreciative! Warren
  7. Thanks for replies! Sorry, my car is an e30 325i 1987. And yes, the Alpine stereo just says (or said to be precise) CODE at me. The Model is CM 5905, and Serial number is 145123. I will check as you have advised...
  8. My fiance wanted sounds for our trip down to Timaru and so I tried to replace the uncoded head unit with a working sony, and while testing which wires to connect where I saw a few sparks... Then the stereo power wires stopped giving off 12volts (tested with multimeter) and when I drove down to get fuses, I noticed I was doing 0 kph the whole way... I replaced two blown fuses in the engine bay fuse box (not sure if they were recent blow outs or not) and still the stereo isn't lighting up (the original alpine unit) and the speedo doesn't budge at any speed... Anyone ever have this happen? Any idea what I've done? Are there fuses anywhere else other than the engine bay? Cheers in advance for any replies!
  9. Thanks for replies! I'll try my luck with crc... (after the holiday down south)
  10. Hi folks, I failed my WOF today on (among other small things) an exhaust manifold leak... And I've heard it's best to let these things alone if you can get away with it because the risk of snapping a nut will mean pretty much a new engine, or equally massive job... Does anyone know of a trick on m20's to loosen the nuts? Any way to pre-lubricate them before trying to turn them? What about spraying crc on them every morning for a month? Any ideas much appreciated!!! I also need headlights, right outer (facing front of car) and left middle. Anyone have these parts for sale?
  11. Many thanks for all the very informative replies! Considering all this wisdom, I've decided to spend a few bucks and send the heavy stuff (fridge, freezer, washing machine etc) with a moving company and get a small trailer to tow the remaining fiddly bits (pillows, clothes, computer, stereo, books etc). So now the tow weight should not exceed about half the cars weight. I'm much happier with this idea! Provided we take breaks every hour or so I'm guessing that it will not be necessary for me to get a cooler for the trans. Before buying a trailer I will check that the towbar is rated to handle even this weight (cheers rxsumo). I'll also have Haven BMW in Nelson give the car a full check over. This should make for a far more pleasant trip/adventure... This is truly a great website!
  12. Hi everyone, We're moving house from South Island to North (back home! ) and I'm hoping to tow all the stuff in either a horse float or a tandem trailer with my trusty e30. But... I really don't wanna do this if it's going to ruin (or even damage a little bit) my car!! So here I'm asking for opinions and advice. It will mean driving over the Takaka and Rimutaka hills (600m and 500m each with some steep bits) and towing probably about 600kg of stuff in a trailer that may weigh 700kg... (ie up to 1300kg of weight behind my little 1200kg car). As you all probably know, the m30 2.5 has 170hp and the 4 speed auto has a first gear which is like a low 2nd compared to manual, with 2-3-4 having same ratios as 3-4-5 in the manual. My car is mechanically in order and the engine has 90,000 on a replacement motor. Now if anyone here thinks I could do this without damaging my car (transmission/motor/chassis/brakes etc etc), then any thoughts on how to best go about doing it (ie weight distribution, which gears to use, appropriate speed, how often to stop, what to check in advance etc) would be very much appreciated!!