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    Jo Martin
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  1. E36's are OBD1until 1996 - usually with the M50 engine, OBDII came with the 328i M52.... - usually... I have seen a hybrid 2.8 with OBD I, no idea if it was factory or not....
  2. You missed the Nankang front tyres...
  3. Same as the post above. iPad packed a sad.
  4. Not bmw packaged but Meyle. The part no matches, it came from MillAnd.
  5. I have one for a 328 that has only done about 40,000km. It was a replacement and the sender crapped out. I'm in Porirua, $50 + shipping.
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    Camaro SS

    I rebuilt one of these in the 90s with a "mild" 454ci. Wheelspin in 4th at 100mph....
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    Quick rant thread.

    I've been running my updated Tom Tom in the UK and it is a complete waste of space. Takes you through every stupid rat run (most with speed humps) and even single track roads - and it's set for main road priority. It got thrown into the back of the car and squaked "in 500 yards..." as a last shot at getting me lost. I converted to Google maps with the in car screen (the rental is a Citroen C3) but it's just as bad. Was told about Waze - what a star performer! M25 it shows congestion , cars on the side of the road, police etc. and has sensible alternative routes. I notice that the setting "avoid difficult junctions" is a default - perhaps this is how it gives sensible routes. Can't wait to try it back in NZ.
  8. They all seem to be 6mm lower (ish) on the drivers side. Live with it, or you could put thicker spring pads in on one side to even it up - they were originally for raising the car in "3rd World" markets.
  9. I've fixed the backlight problem. What happens is when the missing display pixels get "fixed" with strips of tape over the board connector, the display is bent upwards for access. The lighting connections are beefy metal tags, and bending them can separate the pads from the tracks on the board. I had desoldered them and done a really tidy resoldering job - to the pad. Previously there was a big blob of solder, which of course I removed.... Now it has solder going on to the track as well. So, now on to the film connector....
  10. I stripped down my check control unit to fix the pixel display, and removed the display frame at the same time by desoldering the 3 tags that connect to the main PCB. (These tags are for the backlights on the display). Now I've re-assembled it the lights don't work... I've resoldered, checked the lights are actually working (12V across the tags) but no backlights when its powered by the in car connector. Any ideas? PS have got most pixels working, but I didnt realise that the film connector is supposed to be soldered to the board - mine isn't! A repair kit, including the special soldering iron bit and silicon strip, is on it's way from Aliexpress.
  11. Got sick of the slow return on my E36 coupe driver's seatbelt. Tried to find a replacement - it's BMW supplied only: so I googled a fix. Simple - wash the seatbelt in laundry detergent (in a bucket on the seat) and let dry. It removes all the accumulated human remains that prevent the belt from flexing (Yuck!) It nearly worked, so I went further and removed the rear trim panel, cleaned the guide bar for the the belt (also yucky). Then after re-gluing the trim attachment to the side panel (It's only 22 year old glue, really!), re-gluing the vinyl around the inside of the belt aperture (all to make the gap in the trim bigger) it WORKED. I now have a belt that retracts at the speed of a frightened rabbit.
  12. Mike Page in Paraparaumu. Porirua European moved out of Porirua some time ago.
  13. Point of order, chaps, the E36 rear discs also have internal drums for the handbrake emergency braking system.
  14. I found the same, but not with the Coupe 😃. The door is about 2 inches longer, and I don't hit my head on the roof....
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    Induction charging

    Water??? You need energy to produce it, of course, but it's the energy storage capacity, weight and time to refuel that make it attractive over those nasty batteries...
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