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About Drea//Mer

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    Kieran C
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    e36 328i Sedan
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    e36 318ti Compact
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    e36 325i Sedan

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  1. Drea//Mer

    Potential 1989 B11 Alpina

    Looking forward to seeing this one in person.
  2. Drea//Mer

    E36 owner come to say hello

    nice car, good to have another 328'er on the forum πŸ˜„
  3. Drea//Mer

    e36 drums to discs

    I hope you're not talking about the alpina! Im gonna try change the rear arms over tomorrow, if it doesnt go well i might give send you a txt ☺️
  4. Drea//Mer

    e36 drums to discs

    This is my point, it failed at this particular place for worn shoes, but if i do the conversion and take it for a wof elsewhere they would never know it wasnt discs from factory. When looking up the vin in several different systems it shows the car as having discs. The guy at supercheap auto insisted to my partner that the car had discs and that she didnt actually want the brake shoes she asked for. I understand the braking system is very important to get right, i've taken calipers on and off before and bled brake lines etc, but if i do end up doing the swap i will have my work checked over properly.
  5. Okay so i failed a WOF on worn brake shoes, and destroyed a fair amount of stuff trying to get the brake drums off in the replacement process. Its going to cost several hundred dollars replacing the brake shoes, brake cylinders brake drums and some of the spring kit components so im wondering if it be easier for me to convert to a rotor / caliper setup in the rear? I do have a complete rear end setup that i pulled out of an automatic 318i, diff, wheels, crossmember etc that will almost be a bolt on replacement (i think) but i was wondering if i need lvvta certification if im doing a brake drum to brake rotor swap... the cars came from factory with both options. I'd like to see the wof inspectors reaction when i bring it back in with rotors itead of drums. Does anyone know if this will need cert?
  6. Drea//Mer

    E36 tax starting

    That car does have an odd combination, every 318is i've seen in person has the full motorsport bodykit; but this car does have the twin cam engine so it is better than the standard 318i...
  7. Drea//Mer

    E36 Key Codes

    havent pulled the switch off yet, its still making contact right now so i assume the switch itself is fine, just something inside the tumbler or maybe the shaft that connects the tubler and switch has snapped causing the key to not turn the barrel & actuate the switch. From what i have read i cant remove the ignition tubler without turning it to position 2 and using a hairpin in the wee hole to release it, not possible from where it is now. I'll have to try pulling it all apart frm the back.
  8. Drea//Mer

    E36 Key Codes

    yup. I gave the tumbler to the locksmith today and they were able to cut an acurate factory key and give me the corresponding key number πŸ˜ƒ I'll be transferring the chip from the old key into the casing for the new to deal with the ews issue. My problem now is im pretty sure the ignition barrel is broken, neither key turns it and its locked in "acc on, run on" position. I'll be attempting to wire a push button setup like this: http://bmwz3diys.weebly.com/push-button-start.html My only fear is the steering lock randomly engaging while i drive, is this possible if the ignition is doing weird stuff?
  9. Drea//Mer

    E36 Key Codes

    My only key for my e36 318i has become so worn that the other day it slid right out of the ignition tumbler leaving the car stuck in the igniton on position. I had to stall the car to stop the engine. My local lock smith tried copying a key from the old worn key, resulting in a key with missing teeth that will not work in any lock. He told me if i can find the original key code he can lasercut it from that.. Where would i find such a code? We tried calling our local (Dunedin) dealership but they were less than helpful and actually quite rude. Is there a vin number to keycode lookup table? Failing that i will be taking a door tumbler in with the correctly ordered wafers in for the locksmith to decode by hand... If there is no publicly available vin-key lookup surely there is a wafer number to key number conversion chart? Im probably going to be replacing the ignition switches with a push button start setup that replaces the cigarette lighter, but i really want a working key.
  10. Drea//Mer

    My new car - yet another e36 328i

    Finally got around to getting my gauges transferred from old car to new, i designed and 3d printed a gauge cluster that basically snaps into the interior and surrounding panels. I had to cut the original sunglass shelf off the cigarette & button thing, which i did carefully with a coping saw, the cluster has plastic tabs which slot behind the cut down piece, and a lip which slots into the OBC unit above. At the moment im monitoring water temp and air / fuel. Plan to change the tachometer out in future.
  11. Drea//Mer

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Fun times with e36 door locks.
  12. Drea//Mer

    M3AN E36 M3 PLOG (Project Log)

    i think the lip is quite cool to have from a collectors point of view but it looks a little over the top for a street car... but if you're making copies i'd definately be interested! i much prefer the lip + splitters look you have in your signature
  13. Drea//Mer

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    New front pads and rotors installed today, also fitted new waterpump, thermostat & housing, coolant level sensor.
  14. Drea//Mer

    Free International Shipping on Amazon!!!!!!

    well my order arrived super quick, very happy πŸ˜œπŸ˜‰ pretty slick for 90usd shipped. took 5 days to get here So im guessing 'cause they are from 'murica the passenger side goes on the drivers side? or do the slots actually point backwards?
  15. Drea//Mer

    Free International Shipping on Amazon!!!!!!

    Oh wow i hope this stuff actually ships out! So i jumped on the brake rotor bandwagon and snapped up a set of these: Power Stop EBR419XPR Front Evolution Drilled & Slotted Rotor Pair But when i went to find the matching rear rotor set they wouldnt ship to nz 😒. So i found these for the rears: ACDelco 18A1579 Specialty Performance Rear Passenger Side Disc Brake Rotor Assembly ACDelco 18A1578 Specialty Performance Rear Driver Side Disc Brake Rotor Assembly Not exactly a big brake kit but they should be all i need for a brake upgrade... Ill source new pads and lines locally.