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    2005 E46 M3 ZCP manual
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    1989 E30 M3
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    2003 Z4 3.0 manual

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  1. OP6

    Removing adhesive from paintwork?

    Used to use fingernails, turps,petrol etc. Polish afterwards.
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    Used to be 3 times a week - Thai and Indian curries and a Mexican night. Now my wife is too ill to cook it is approx 3 lunches and 7 dinners per week
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    Tyre & rim swap z3 to z4

    It will work but I am not sure on those rear 245"s, there is a lot of room in there on the Z4, assuming it hasn't been dramatically lowered. We have 215's all round on 17's. You can but try.
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    BMW 323i E21 1980

    I think this has been repowered with an M20B25 already and being an E21, probably 150kgs lighter than a 6cylinder E30, so power to weight ratio would similar to an E30 with an M52B28 if not a bit better. These cars rust, you can fix them and then they will rust again. I pretty sure I have seen this car in Christchurch and it wasn't pretty. This is a car that needs to be viewed and driven before bidding, unless you can get it for about 3k. My guess is it will sell for 6K
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    M20 B25 value

    Ok, I will start the ball rolling and suggest that on average an M20B25 with about 200,000kms, and all ancillaries on it, is worth $1000. Add to that the cost of an E30 sump, at about $150 then total would be $1150.00
  6. OP6

    Quick Questions

    Before you get too deep, try rotating the headlight switch.
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    E30 Seat Repair Christchurch

    Try Patrick Upholstery in St Asaph St.
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    E30 325i 2 door

    I reckon it is do -able, a bitza 325 manual coupe is worth 6 to 8k. Buying a coupe will set you back about 3 to 4k, I assume the labour is free, so the difference will be at least 2k. Best bet would be to find a 320 coupe and that might mean no cert required.
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    Bad vibration on highway speed

    Check your engine and gearbox mounts.
  10. OP6

    78 E21 located in Gore

    It is a 1978 model and the vinyl seats were pretty common, however it has the facelift doors, the early versions had chrome mirrors mounted below the window line on the door skin itself. Also the door pull on the drivers side is missing a bit and the passengers door pull needs adjusting. Pod filter done and battery transferred to the boot. Provided there is little rust this car could be worth around $4000. Expect a 4 speed gearbox.
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    Price check - 15 inch E30 M3 wheels

    Those are not the rims that were originally pictured on that T.M listing. They were genuine M3 rims but had the centre caps on so could have been 15's or 16's, or they just got a photo from google and put that up. Must have changed the photos in the last couple of days. The original photo was exactly what I was after, damn.
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    Low KM, NZ New E46 M3

    Well, there you go. Guess I shall be having a peak sometime soon.
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    Low KM, NZ New E46 M3

    "June 2005 production ... definitely one of the last ones. That'll have CSL headers and Cats - bonus! Tom, I never knew that, where did you find that info?
  14. You are not overfilling the radiator?
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    Least desirable BMW?

    I do agree with all of the above, dislike the X1, the 2 Series Active and the first Gen GT's. However, that is in NZ. Overseas in a completely different environment they look much more acceptable, eg the I3 in San Fransico, or London, just looks as though it belongs. The early GT's which look really awkward here in NZ kind of made sense in Europe and the US as do the X6's Some of the BMW designs are only now starting to grow on me, - the E65 and the E60 for example. Also the E90 ain't pretty but with the right wheels or Motorsport package does't look as bad. But looking back on the topic, -" least desirable BMW's," at this stage the E36 series is the winner for me, the Tourings are ok and the M3's are very nice, but we are talking about least desirable and I have difficulty in accepting that in the future the E36 will ever be as popular as the E30 or even the E46.