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About curryinahurry

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    E92 335i MSport Coupe
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    E46 330d
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  1. curryinahurry

    FS - NZ new E46 M3 CSL

    Hey Tom - real sorry to hear about your son. Hope it all works out in the end. Cars you can always buy again!
  2. curryinahurry

    E90 2006 ZF transmission fluid

    I too am still looking for the right ATF for my E92. Have heard from various sources that certain reputable shops uses a Fuchs ATF, and Glenn has recommended the Amtex fluid (but those guys won't sell me any ), hence i'm still on the hunt. I came across the Penrite Full Synthetic BMV. https://www.penriteoil.com.au/assets/pis_pdfs/ATF BMV.pdf It states : "ATF BMV may be used in ZF 6, 8 and 9 speed automatic transmissions where Lifeguard 6, 8 & 9 is recommended" and also: "REPLACES OEM PART NUMBERS ZF No. S671 090 255 (Lifeguard 6), ZF No. S671 090 (Lifeguard 8), ZF No. AA01.500.001 (Lifeguard 9)" I've contacted Penrite NZ and they suggested this one would be suitable. Quite tempting given the lack of options in NZ. Any thoughts / experiences?
  3. curryinahurry

    Where to buy ZF Lifeguard 6?

    Thanks Glenn - Do you normally replace the bolts as well?
  4. curryinahurry

    Where to buy ZF Lifeguard 6?

    Hi Team, I've been wanting to get my trans serviced on the 335i for a while. Done plenty of reading on the type of fluid, but theres no general consensus on the best alternative to the factory ZF LG-6 fluid. So, the question is - does anyone know a good place to buy Lifeguard 6 fluid without bending over at the dealer??? Or a different fluid which had been used with proven success? Thanks, Andrew
  5. curryinahurry

    What grade of bolts for fitting a Towbar?

    Well... its not too difficult to work out. For your E46, assuming you have the torqiest (is there such a word?!) - you have the following: 400 NM of engine torque, Gearbox reduction ratio of 4, Final drive ratio of 3.5, 80% drive train efficiency You'll be putting out 4480 Nm at the wheels. Assuming you have standard sized wheels (0.63m diameter), this equates to 14.2kN. Your bolt will fail in shear rather than in tension. Typically, the bolts will fail at 60% of its UTS. So assuming you only use 1 bolt to attached your tow bar, your bolt needs to withstand 14.2kN of shear force or 23.7kN of tensile force. I don't know what diameter your bolt holes are... so if we go backwards and assume you want to use the cheaper grade 8.8 bolts we can do the following calculation : 23.7 k / (800 * 0.8) = 37 mm^2 This equates to a bolt diameter of 6.9 mm This calculation is very similar for braking... assuming you have standard brakes and your 100 kph stopping distance is 40 m. Applying the kinematic equation of Vf = Vi + 2ad, you'll find that a = 10 ms-2. Approx weight of an e46 is 1500kg. F = ma, your braking force is 15kN (which is less than our approx best case acceleration force). Apply your own safety factor... and you can decide what you need.
  6. curryinahurry

    E92 Remote Key Not Working

    CHeers for that. This is quite a common problem on E91 / E61's where leaks from the tail gate will cause water ingress on the antenna module. Unfortunately for mine, the PCB looks perfect and my FM / AM radio is working well (which are generally tell tale signs) for antenna issues. but you can never tell for sure without swapping for a new one...
  7. curryinahurry

    E92 Remote Key Not Working

    Much appreciated Gabe. The car is NZ new, with the 434 Mhz frequency. Unfortunately we've had my own key and the new key tested already and they're both fine
  8. curryinahurry

    E92 Remote Key Not Working

    The newly programmed key at Express Keys didn't work on my car, then they programmed it to a different car and that worked fine so it shows theres nothing wrong with the key itself. No remotes work for my car at all
  9. curryinahurry

    E92 Remote Key Not Working

    I spent some more time trying to get my remote key going, but no luck Went to express keys and got a new key programmed, but still no luck with the remote. The key definitely works as they sync'd it to a different car and worked perfectly. I've pulled apart the diversity antenna module. The PCB is in mint condition and all connections are good. I've visually inspected the antenna grid on the rear windscreen and everything looks in order. I really would like to get this working as its a major inconvenience having to pull out the backup key to lock / unlock all the time - so if you've got anything suggestions I'm all ears!! Thanks
  10. curryinahurry

    1M Clone Build

    Epic build! Can't believe I've only just seen this thread. Great job so far, and looking forward to seeing more progress!
  11. curryinahurry

    badge removal

    Assuming that its the coloured M stripes that are faded, its possible to keep you old badge and stick some new stripes on. that way you'll keep you badge at the correct location. Just make sure you get good quality decal.
  12. curryinahurry

    Close call

    Yeah, I was very fortunate, i think if it went the other way it'd be a write off. The deposits definitely wasn't bone dry, but not quite dripping with oil either. What are your thoughts?
  13. curryinahurry

    Close call

    So I've recently picked up a E46 330d to drive around the country over the summer. The car has a thorough service history from BMW, so I really wasn't expecting to do much - but the service book doesn't mention whether its had the swirl flaps removed. So I thought I better check by removing the manifold. Couple of hours later - heres what I've found : The swirl flaps are still there - 1 barely!!! The shaft had snapped, but the flap itself is still lodged in there - Very lucky!!! Given its only 1 more week til xmas, I really needed to get this sorted. So I spent the next day making swirl flap blanks. While I was at it, I gave the EGR a clean too! Got it all back together this afternoon and took it for spin. All is good Currently I'm getting around 8.7 L / 100 km, its quite a bit higher than my mates tuned 320d - he gets 900+ km in a tank. Does anyone know whether mines running normal? It sits in traffic most of the time... Andrew
  14. curryinahurry

    E30 Power Steering rack leak

    Happened to my e30 a few years back. I ended up upgrading to an E36 rack. They're abundant, cheap and significantly faster. You should definitely reconsider as it does offer a very significant improvement to the driving experience.
  15. curryinahurry

    Botany Motor Worx Ltd

    Real sad to hear that! You've undoubtedly been the most helpful person on this forum. I'm not sure if the moderators see the same, but I definitely think they've dropped the ball on this one.