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    2009 BMW 335iM Sedan
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  1. Sorted now. They order me an "enable code" and I pay $270incl. It can stay outdated for that price. Cheers
  2. Hi, Does anyone know how to go about getting this done? TM takapuna mentioned I have a DVD model yet I don't have a slot for a DVD so not sure how that's going to work - the car is NZ new and originally purchased from JC so you'd think they'd know? Currently waiting on service/parts to get back to me - been waiting a week now, called them again this morning and still no answers. Cheers Callum
  3. Hi, Wondering if there's anyone local that sells these? I'm in Auckland. Cheers
  4. Thanks for the advice guys. Putting in Caltex Castrol Edge 5w30 A3/B4 (ie. what repco sells) which is what I've been using on my 06 330i. The main reason I was asking is when I looked through the service history I noticed Burgers used a Castrol Edge Professional oil.
  5. Previous page just says contact BMW to find out.. ie. hopefully fear and uncertainty will lead to the owner paying triple for "BMW oil".
  6. Hi, I recently acquired a fairly low mileage (40,000km) NZ NEW 335i and I'm wondering what engine oil to put in it. Castrol EDGE Professional E 0W-30 has been used in previous services which isn't available to Joe blog. The Castrol Oil finder application lists these as suitable: EDGE Professional E 0W-30 EDGE 0W-40 A3/B4 EDGE 5W-40 Your thoughts? Cheers Callum
  7. The problem has finally been fixed - by cleaning the vanos solenoids. I recently took the car to Steve at Milford Auto Electrical - who by the way is excellent to deal with. He said in my case there were no codes that related to the solenoids but other codes did steer him towards the solenoids - although I suspect what really happened is he chucked in a couple of working solenoids to confirm it was the problem because when he called mine were already in the sonic cleaner and he was quite confident that cleaning the solenoids would fix the problem. Either way.. if you have a problem like this I suggest you first clean the vanos solenoids. It's cheap to get them cleaned and they are easy to get in and out. For what its worth I replaced the coils, plugs and maf sensor before taking it to Milford Auto electrical. Cheers Callum
  8. I'm interested if you've still got them. Pretty sure we actually know each other. I'm Theo's mate Callum (from Auckland). About a month ago I bought exactly the same model as Gab's car. 98 323M.
  9. Hi Ron. I like the sound of your steering setup. I've just replaced all the shocks on my 323M and am about (well once I put the front struts back in tonight) to take it for an alignment at Wairau Alignment & Suspension. I talked to Merv down there about improving the responsiveness a little he said he can shim it in such a way that will produce 1 deg of neg. Do you think that is too much? Its not a track car but I feel the steering could do with being a little more responsive, especially on the open road (it currently understeers). Btw. I have stock M Technic springs.
  10. Aha!! Thanks Glenn.. If you have a working key you will want to do the procedure (as described by Glenn) with the WORKING key first. Once you get to step 9. (with the working fob) the doors should lock then unlock, at this point you need to repeat steps 4-9 for the non working key. This worked for me! Note: This proceedure changes the rolling code which means you must repeat steps 4-9 immediately with any additional fobs if you want them to work with the new code. Only thing I would mention is the first time I attempted this (with the working key) it didn't work on step 9. and afterwards my working key no longer worked. But after cursing loudly I tried the procedure again and it all worked as described. Glenn also suggested that before starting the procedure it might pay to start the car and turn it off again. I did this as well. Thanks again!
  11. Still no success.. bloody thing! Thanks anyway and will give you a call.
  12. Thanks Glenn but still no joy on step 9. The led flashes as you described in step 8. but when I hit 'unlock' the led stops flashing and no locking or unlocking occurs. Perhaps the fob is somehow faulty. I have a second working fob so I know the receiver in the mirror is working fine.
  13. Hi Greg. Thanks for replying.. Your instructions worked up until the last step - ie. pressing the lock button didn't lock then unlock the doors. After I held the unlock button and pressed lock 3 times the led did in fact start flashing (its the first time any proceedure has worked at all so was getting quite excited), but when I press the lock button after that nothing happened. And yeah I aimed the key right at the rear view mirror. I tried it a few times. Can you recall if there's perhaps another step?
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