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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

    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.
  2. allan

    2001 318Ci

    Dammed if you do and dammed if you don't comes to mind. Would you achieve much by loosen the lower window track and being able to move things a little? . Other than that it might be a window removal or can you lower the window and the regulator into the bottom of the door to give you more room.
  3. allan

    2001 318Ci

    The cable being black should'nt matter just the way it is attached to the door handle mechanismThey appear to have changed Sep 2000 mine are yellow but from a 2002 sedan. Might be easier if you look at trying to remove the door handle mechanism from the car to make refitting the cable easier and know that it want come adrift again. By what you are saying their isn't any room to move. Looking at the mechanism it appears to be held in by one bolt and located in a V shape a the other end. Also their should be some holes that line up with these parts in the door. Play around with the window height to get the best clearance you can.
  4. allan

    2001 318Ci

    A couple of photos that might help what i'm talking about. first locking tab on cable, second part in correct place, third part depressed allowing cable to be removed. Once this is depressed it appears it needs a little help to return it.
  5. allan

    2001 318Ci

    Ok must be something broken or miss aligned as the one i have their is no way the nipple on the end of the cable will come completely out of were it locates because of another part, red arrow in your blue circle even with the outer cable out of its locating place the X or other red arrow. Hold the press left red arrow if this part is depressed it will allow the nipple to be removed.It appears to be spring loaded under white plastic bit check the spring to see if not broken. Has your cable still got its little securing tab or is it broken hence the cable tie to hold it in place.
  6. allan

    2001 318Ci

    Their are two cables going to the door lock one from the handle mechanism you have shown the other goes to the interior handle to open the door. On the lock I have their is a white plastic piece that has a slot and hole for the end of the cable to slid into. Think when I changed the compact one I had to mess around with the window channel to give one a little more room it was a pain. Have a look here any help best of luck. https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiql6DM5pHcAhWBNJQKHRv6BUwQjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3laNmsAbKrM&psig=AOvVaw3jjcK9xm4jwfp-LGu4fUXo&ust=1531218221190235
  7. allan

    Induction charging

  8. Ok time for a change so Tim 325 has to go looking at the prices they are all over the place comments please. First Rego Jan 2002 NZ new as a basic 316, colour Topaz blue New WOF about 2 weeks ago and will have 3 month rego when sold Owners first female 9yrs, car dealer not sure of time, male 2 1/2 yrs myself coming up 6yrs. Current speedo reads 220,900K This was a project car check out the link to get a better idea of what has been done. The exterior and interior has been upgraded to the m sport level with a few extra bits https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5p1h6fr4k3pmes/Tim up to date project 3 (3).ppsx?dl=0 Have other article of exhaust work and other work carried out on the vehicle. A 2.5ltr 6 pot M54B52 fitted with a five speed manual box and a 3.15:1 medium case diff Motor had 108,000k on it at swap over vehicle had 196,000 odd. Since then the seats have been changed to leather.
  9. allan

    2001 e39 530i - Help Buying?

    Well that blow that reply out of the water Good on you Aaron good luck with the sale.
  10. allan

    Quick rant thread.

    What's wrong with that shows the New Zealand number eight wire fix it all has now moved to using plastic cable ties. Thats thinking outside the box for sure 😁
  11. allan

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Great, make's life so much easier when one has access to the correct equipment.
  12. allan

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    MMM milk shake one can expect when your head is leaking . But the fudge is down to sheer neglect surely? Have fun cleaning that little lot up 😂
  13. allan

    E46 M3 Alternator

    If you have the old alternator overhaul it yourself win win you gain the experience and have a spare unit.
  14. allan

    Quick rant thread.

    Are you able to contact the keen buyer and come to an agreement between your selfs. Surely if both partys agree the legal side of this could be sorted with a trip to the local court house or such. Their has to be more than one way to skin this lawyer no doubt he will get paid one way or the other.?.
  15. allan

    Whats it worth

    Had a figure of six and half but at the end of the day the market will decide what people are willing to pay for it.