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About amdaman

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  1. Thanks for your help, I got a wire brush in there from a Dremel today. Supercheap had a multi pack of o rings and one size was 20x3.5mm which was a nice snug fit. The difference was I put some rubber grease on this time. The thing is sealing now. I've missed driving it. The R8 can stay in the garage! Thanks again.
  2. So I took the pipe off again this morning and one oring was snapped and the other was a wierd shape. No idea how or why. The other pipe was fine. So the oring spec appears to be 20x3mm, can I just pop down to repco and get these or do I have to get them from BMW?
  3. I was going to ask about the sealant, this is what I was going to try after cleaning it. It was aftermarket from Pelican Parts so maybe that explains it although the pipe was very hard to get in, I had to put a dab of wd40 on the orings to get it in. I'll get some more orings from Winger then. I've just started taking the car apart when I got in today after work and the manifold is almost off after 45 mins.. So much easier when you've done it before.. The injector clips came off so much easier as well. I'll do the rest on the weekend. Cheers
  4. Hi - the plastic pipes that go into the block that sit under the intake manifold. I lubed the o-rings up to get them in the housing.. I did think about the wire brush but getting it in seemed like a struggle. I used a pick and mini scraper and it took a while. I think I slipped a disc too (lol) .. I'll see what the pressure test says then, will I have to buy some new o-rings if I'm going to do this job again? Will the intake manifold and throttle body gaskets be ok too? They were all new. Thanks
  5. Hi, I had to change the coolant pipes under the intake recently on my 530i because they had started to leak at where the pipes entered the block. When I removed them the plastic had fused to the block as the pipe was removed so I had to scrape away all the plastic and mangled orings for quite some time. Anyway the new pipes came and fitted, topped up and ran using the bleed screws initially. Went on a drive and the heaters started to get warm again which was great. Got back and it starts p155ing fluid from the hose connected to the thermostat housing! Even after I turned off it was hissing and spraying water in that area! What have I done wrong? The only thing I can think off is I didn't get all the old plastic out of the housing so the orings aren't sealing? A friend has suggested an airlock and will bring his pressure tester up. I'm trying to keep it from the scrapyard as I like driving it but it's testing me.. Is there anything else I can try before I take the manifold off? I'm trying to avoid that if possible as it wasn't the most fun job (especially those injector clips). Thanks
  6. I've got one on order already, was hoping I could get one for today though (Sunday) cheers though.
  7. Hi, Has anyone got one of these in the Wellington region that I could collect? Cheers
  8. It's a 530i.. Aren't they the same though? What's the part number? Cheers
  9. Hi - mine cracked when replacing the gasket.. anyone have one laying around? p/n: 11121432928 Cheers
  10. If it is an SS Commodore I’m pretty sure it wont take you long before you start missing the M!! I recently sold my M3 for 22k (it wasn’t as immaculate as yours and had 165k but it was very good) I had also done the big ticket items such as subframe, VANOS seals, disc, bolts, SMG pump and Inspection II. I couldn’t be @rsed to wait around for a few extra K I could have probably got for it though. It was on the market for about 4 weeks and only one person came to look at it (dreamer) the other bought it. As said I think the audience for this car is pretty small but they are out there and they will buy it, its just a waiting game.
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    Might be in touch at the weekend. Cheers. Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  12. amdaman


    It's a tidy car mate. There are tidy ones for a lot less with a lot less mileage out there though. If you decide to drop the price by a few K let me know Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  13. Bringing this out tonight if anyone in the Wellington area wants a look
  14. That looks cool, if i wasn't selling my car I'd have this. How does it differ from the Dynavin? Was it difficult to fit? Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  15. Fitting the front tyres and having the alignment done today. Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
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