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  1. 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/
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    Induction charging

    https://www.bmwblog.com/2017/04/27/bmw-wireless-charging-530e-2018-inductive-charging/
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
  9. 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.
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    2001 e39 530i - Help Buying?

    Well that blow that reply out of the water Good on you Aaron good luck with the sale.
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    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 😁
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Great, make's life so much easier when one has access to the correct equipment.
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    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 😂
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    E46 M3 Alternator

    If you have the old alternator overhaul it yourself win win you gain the experience and have a spare unit.
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    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.?.
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    Whats it worth

    Time for a change but would like to get some idea of what people think the ti would sell for. For more info try the link it will give you a better run down of the work done. Basically a engine swap to a m54b25 motor, 5 speed manual a pile of m sport stuff bumpers, grills and driving lights, clear indicator, side light, side skirts, late model tail lights red type, MFW, leather seats etc etc. First Rego Jan 2002 new NZ as a E46 316 Topaz Blue first owner female some 9 yrs a dealer next not sure of time, male 2yrs then myself. Has new WOF and Rego current speedo reads 220,000k motor changed 196,000. The motor had 108 when swapped over. Thanks for your input https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5p1h6fr4k3pmes/Tim up to date project 3 (3).ppsx?dl=0
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    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.
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    Whats it worth

    Thanks try the new one
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    Octane rating question

    Although more expensiive I found the 530 sedan i had operated more smoothly on the 98 and gave a little better range to a tank. It would depend on what running you are doing. The 5ers are an open road cruiser not a city chugger.
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    2001 318Ci

    It's a bloody BMW every thing HaHA. Was told BMW stood for Bring Money With.
  21. One nice thing about the e46 is you can remove the front real easy.It gives great access to the engine etc. Found removing the front cross member and struts etc with motor and box as a complete unit was far easier also. As when removed from the confines of the car body was still able to move it around and work on it in comfort. Wish you well with it keep us updated also.
  22. Yea had a look in the the parts cat and it appears the M43 up to August 2001 was cable and the N42 even December 2000 was fly by wire. When you come to remove the pedal module it is on a slide can't remember which way though. What yr is the motor and donor car hope not to far from the year of the touring as bmw is really good a changing things which can be a right pain. http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E46-Touring/Europe/318i-M43/aug2001/browse/pedals/accelerator_pedal_bowden_cable/ http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E46-Touring/Europe/318i-N42/R-N/mar2001/browse/pedals/acceleration_accelerator_pedal_module/
  23. Interesting thought being 2001 it would have been fly by wire already what engine did it have in it before?. As mentioned you will have to use the wiring from the donor car. If the 318 set up was auto you can remove all that wiring and auto control box as it will not be needed with the manual trans. With the manual trans you will need to code the car to make it think it is a manual or swap out the cluster from the donor to keep the system balanced plus all the locks ews etc.
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    2014 M3 with high kms - should I buy?

    Even after changing the yr to 2013, 2017 trade me still come up with 163 bmws around the price range and with lower ks. Sorry can see no logic in throwing 50k odd at some thing that will continue to go down in price at a rapid rate.
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    2014 M3 with high kms - should I buy?

    Research, research and the big question is why, why,why?. With the price range mentioned by other members trade me has these listed only looked at a couple around the same yr but k's far lower. https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/CategoryAttributeSearchResults.aspx?search=1&cid=268&sidebar=1&rsqid=3d344d1b5cc94e2ba35bff578620e851&14=BMW&15=&5=&11=&1=&18=50000&18=60000&13=0&13=0&24=0&24=0&54=&searchRegion=100&sidebarSearch_keypresses=0&sidebarSearch_suggested=0 .
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