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About allan

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  • Birthday 02/07/1954

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    Allan Hughes
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    Horowhenua, Foxton
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    E46 325ti manual
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    M54B25 fitted, manual conversion, sport body kit, sport interior leather seats..

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  1. allan

    F80 m3 seats into E92 M3

    Hi not up with the lastest bimmers so bear with me an F80 is a sedan as an E90 is. The e92 is the coupe model what does that relate to in the f series if any.The reason as you have found is the f80 will not have the mechanism to tilt or raise the seat forward. Can you not use the mechanism from the e92 seats.No doubt every thing is electric which adds another complication to it. As Nick has touched on the f80 and e46 have converted a set of e46 Msport sedan seats to fit a Ti by mixing and matching the parts required although these ended up being manual adjusted. As for weight I believe their was some were around 12.kg odd difference between the electric and manual seat. Best of luck with it can be a pain in the you know were let us know how it all turns out.
  2. allan

    A car for Miss M (pt26, or something!)

    Hi have a look under the passengers seat at the wiring and how well it is secured for the seat belt tensoner and passenger mat these are known to course the problem you mentioned.
  3. allan

    E53d X5 pusher fan question

    HI no expereience with these but you are correct using bmw fans 03 x5 E53 3.0d June the part number comes up as 64546921382. Using the info button it was only used on the M57 and M57n 3.0d. The petrol one had 64546921381 as a part number but was used in the M54 3.0, M62 4.4 N62 M62 4.6is and N62 4.8is. Pelican parts has both listed as complete units only shroud, motor and fan cover around the $563 US mark. Would be using a meter and checking the circuit and other items as that looks like it could get expensive real quick.
  4. allan

    BMW Diamond key replacement

    If you go the battery replacement route make sure you get the correct battery and the treminals are at the correct angle so they slot into the holes in the circuit board. Have a look on ebay and their are complete blank keys for sale. Only need to get them cut and swap over the transponder.
  5. allan

    E60 550i Exhaust mod

    Thought their was a wreck up for auction Manheim or such not long ago.
  6. allan

    E60 550i Exhaust mod

    something like this
  7. Both Brent and Glenn have years of dealing with bm's in every state possible so would heed what they have to saw. But try BMW fans its a parts cat and will give you some idea of what goes were. http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E60N/Europe/530i-N52N/R-N/apr2007/browse/bodywork/. Also use the search section believe someone else tryied what you are doing and it did not end well. But best of luck with it.
  8. HAVE YOU TRIED THESE GUYS NZAD NZ Automotive Distributors Ltd Website Directions 28d Moselle Ave, Henderson, Auckland 061 0800 556 923
  9. allan

    E28 Dilemma

    Try these guys thesurgery@thesurgery.co.nz +64 (0)4 232 7543 Appears they have a 73 3.0CSL being restored.
  10. allan

    E46 Compact

    NZ new rego Jan 2002 as a 316 colour Topaz blue. Work carried out all certified. Engine transplant N42 4cyl out M54B25 in 6cyl 2.5ltr, 5 speed manual gearbox. Drive shaft shortened and hoops fitted a diff up grade to medium case 3.15:1 ratio, brakes and suspension 325 m sport also.M sport body kit side skirts, door kick panels, front & rear bumpers, rear PDC, Clear park and side lights, 2004 red tail lights and tinted exterior mirror glass with wide angle section. Interior seats upgraded to leather M sport, cluster rings fitted.M sport Multi function steering wheel with cruise and radio control, Hood lining A,B,C pillar trim has been changed to the black M sport. Dash trim and door trim is Black cubic, auto dip mirror, torch in the glove box.Centre console M sport with fold down arm rest also zhp gear lever. This was a project car have all receipts for moneys spent body has 221,300k motor 134,300k's $6,500.00 The link will explain what has been done any questions please ask car located Foxton https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5p1h6fr4k3pmes/Tim up to date project 3 (3).ppsx?dl=0 rear end.doc
  11. allan

    E46 Airbag Light

    OK problem solved reading the last post also be aware their was a problem with the wiring to both the passengers seat sensor and the seat belt tensioners.This also coursed the air bag light to come on something to do with the wiring giving up and braking a replacement loom was made available not sure if still covered.
  12. Pelican show two a Siemens $99.50Us and genuine for $167.50 these don't have the motors.If of any help a superseeded part number 51357184745 is being used. When replacing the one on the e39 advised to clean the guides and spray .them with Teflon to provide a smooth surface for the glass to slide over
  13. Try these they are from BMW fans parts cat. Check the part numbers and click on the i. for more info it will let you know what other models used the parts as well http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E38/Europe/728i-M52/R-A/may1999/browse/engine/cooling_system_fan_fan_coupling/#1712058_1 http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E38/Europe/728i-M52/R-A/may1999/browse/radiator/radiator_expansion_tank_frame/
  14. allan

    2001 318Ci

    Welcome to the surprises that e46 have for you. The back mounting securing clips brake real easy as they get old and the front one not far behind as you are now aware. Three ways I have seen people fix thises. 1.combo silicone sealer and cable ties, 2. A friendly wrecker and get them for free 3. cough up the $$$ and buy them new. As for the clock issue it can be displayed on both the cluster and radio at the same time as mine was but by fiddling with the right knob on the cluster as you mentioned it can be altered.