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About arcon

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  • Birthday 10/19/1976

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    2001 320i 2.2L
  1. Hi all - I will probably have both my rear tyres fail the next warrant. I currently have Bridgestone Potenza 050 17", don't know much about tyres though. What would you guys recommend in the 200-300 price range per tyre (don't need run flats), to give a good balance of performance & quiet.. Stick with the same or can you get better for the money?
  2. Thanks that fixed it... I'lll make sure to always leave it running for a few mins lol.
  3. Yeah that's what happened. I washed it out in the cold, then drove it back in in about 10 secs and powered down. As you say it whirs but doesn't attempt to fire. So to clarify I should just keep it whirring until it starts...? Foot on the gas..?
  4. Tbh its an unusual sound that I'm not familiar with, like it just whirs fast lol, and there's no ooomph noises that you usually get when it attempts to ignite if hat makes sense. Everything was off while washing... battery was replaced 2 years ago would be surprised if that's it... but I'm not mechanically minded so not sure how to check the battery anyway. And yes it has petrol in it
  5. So after washing my 2001 320i it now won't start lol. It whines on ignition but can't quite fire up. I would usually take it to Burger but he doesn't do call outs AFAIK. I'm in East Coast Bays, who would you guys recommend who can come see it?
  6. Wow I thought genuine would be way more expensive.... The insurance company defaults to aftermarket parts without telling you, which is pretty dodgy considering they charge luxury car owners higher premiums for more expensive parts.
  7. Hi guys - bizarre random question. Does anyone know the cost (excluding labor) for a brand new genuine BMW windscreen and also the cost of your average aftermarket one. This is for a 2001 320i sedan, no rain sensor. This is in relation to an insurance squabble lol.
  8. not specifically but the most recent mechanic told me it was a bad connection.
  9. My SRS airbag light keeps lighting up, over the past few years its been repaired 6 times by two different mechanics (well known shops to these forums). Each subsequent time it fails they've repaired for no charge like they should, but its actually wasting my time now. Maybe they're not qualified if its a wiring issue - can anyone recommend an auto-electrician or should I just take it to JC...?
  10. Haven't used my car in 4 days, today tried to start and no go with several attempts. It just makes this funny loud click sound twice and the lights blink on. Dash lights as usual - red battery and oil and orange engine as it normally is on ignition, but no other warning lights. Everytime I put the keys in the aircon turns on and is reset to factory defaults which is odd.... is it likely a dead battery or worse...? I will have to call someone out obviously as i don't know how to test for sh*t lol.
  11. i've had it scanned today while i was getting some other work done. it all looks good and they couldn't reproduce stall or rough idle (maybe if they left it for 3 days lol, but i needed it back). the cam & exhaust sensors were all replaced by JC 5 yrs ago. its not causing any issues at the mo as i use it everyday...
  12. was a quick fix - took it to Burger's on Wairau, was wiring / poor connections to airbag.
  13. same seat (driver's). just mentioned "belt tensioner repair", don't know specifics.
  14. ok this is the 4th time this has happened in as many years. airbag light on for no known reason. last 3 times i took it to the same shop, was always "seat-belt tensioner needs repair, $200". yeah 3 times for the same issue is enough lol. so i was thinking to actually take it to BMW but... uh... not sure i trust them either as far as value. any recommendations for reputable places on the Shore that could sort this...? thanks in advance.
  15. thanks for the feedback and referrals. i will get it scanned pronto, but done locally as i'm in Milford on the Shore. actually getting a WOF tomorrow at Bridgestone, not sure if they have bimmer scanners though lol.