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dirtydoogle last won the day on July 8

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About dirtydoogle

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    3rd Gear
  • Birthday 01/05/1989

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    Hawkes Bay
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    E36 328i/2
  • Mods List
    Kicked the clutch
  • Car 2
    E36 316i
  • Car 3
    E53 3.0d 6M
  • Race Car
    E36 325i

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  1. dirtydoogle

    M44B19 misfire at idle

    You're certainly it's a miss and not broken down engine mounts? The 4 cyl mounts are fluid filled
  2. dirtydoogle

    E70 30d Dollar Reserve

    My e53 is far better inside than that e70 with the same miles My work e53 is also far better inside than that e70 and it has well upwards of 400km on the cleck. Must be kids or fat people
  3. dirtydoogle

    Valve Stem Seals for '07 550 with 4.8 V8

    I have an excellent snapon tool for these horrid jobs, works with the majority of motors. It is a very involved job, I would say that quote is reasonable
  4. dirtydoogle

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Decided it is more cost effective to replace the m43 head with a known good one, and faster. Cleaned one of my spare G220s in the dark and wet. Great fun
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    2001 318Ci

    Hit it with an arc welder to de-calcify
  6. dirtydoogle

    BMW Running cost

    So 25c/km in repairs? Fantastic... What were the larger repairs? I've not had to do any repairs to my X5 in the 8 months I've had it, purchased at 240km now done 256km.
  7. dirtydoogle


    We cook together. It's romantic and stuff. Beef cheek and Guinness pis tonight.
  8. dirtydoogle

    2001 BMW 320i Ticking Issue

    Start simple. Check for exhaust leaks and vacuum leaks Your noise and bad idle may or may not be related. Screw driver to the ear or a tube/hose to pinpoint noises
  9. dirtydoogle

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Washed the X5 after work then went for a tootle in Donald.
  10. dirtydoogle

    Where have all the Manual E39 540i's gone?

    We have a manual one for work also, well north of 400km on it, all it does is tow a three axle trailer with two side by sides, it does 100k a year. My X5 was originally HB too, our work one Christchurch I think. The steering was the only let down with my old 540, but you learn to live with it. That m62tu is a total peach though, incredible torque from idle for a small engine
  11. dirtydoogle

    Where have all the Manual E39 540i's gone?

    Should have kept my nz manual msport 328. But the stigma of copying you was greater tham I can handle. I can't see myself selling the X5, nothing put there can replace it.
  12. dirtydoogle

    Quick rant thread.

    I had one the other day where an ignition lead and o2 harness were tied to the exhaust. Worked out well
  13. dirtydoogle

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Correct. Some of the drains were completely blocked down to the block so if I don't bin this pile of junk I'll pop the sump off and clean it out I acid washed the head this evening, and hot washed it. Easy peasy
  14. dirtydoogle

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Doing some crack for dinner
  15. dirtydoogle

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Made some delicious fudge and a nutritional milkshake with the m43 during my lunch break 30 minutes in and I realised my E-torx set is at a mate's. So I haven't taken the head off yet If it has a cracked head I'll probably just park it in a corner and pretend I don't own it, or I could put a manual m44 in it or m42 and it'd still be a pile of garbage I'm doing super well at being an adult and the missus is super happy about this