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  1. Drove my e46 to work today.... It's still at work.... Turns over beautifully, but won't start. Disconnected battery for 1 minute Tried in P, N, foot on brake, foot on gas (and both/none) RPM gauge above 0 (though below 500) Temp gauge slightly above coldest despite sitting all day It did make a strange whirring noise that increased with RPM in the last few minutes of my drive (sounded like a turbine. Fan clutch is new) I may have ever so gently kissed the car park ramp with the under carriage (low cars...) Radio works Never had any issues starting in the past Can't get to the CPS to check it I should probably pull a plug to check for spark and fuel Key is fairly new
  2. @HardBall66 I’ve actually got one I’ve been meaning to install
  3. 3x examples, there’s more there as well https://www.trademe.co.nz/1469671144 https://www.trademe.co.nz/1469831446 https://www.trademe.co.nz/1468379752
  4. There are also ZF (don’t know the model off the top of my head, but it’s the most commonly available one) gearboxes that’ll bolt up to an m5x. Getrag 260 (m20) and 240 (m20) kinda bolt up (I think 1 or 2 bolts don’t line up), but are tilted 10*, so I’d avoid them. An M30 getrag 260 or an M10 getrag 240 wont bolt up at all. There is also a getrag 250 that will work. (From early m50 e34s I believe) An m20 flywheel can be made to work on an m5x, just check the clearance of the engine facing side (might need a machine) and the starter gear. Are you after a single mass or dual mass flywheel? TLDR: you want a getrag 220, 240 (m40) or a 250 (and technically a 420g as well) or a ZF from an e36.
  5. Just over 200,000KM now
  6. @NZ BMW yes, pop the lower back seat up, 4x 10mm nuts and it’s right there.
  7. Replaced the fuel pump. All sorted. Thanks to @_ethrty-Andy_ for coming along with a pump.
  8. The whirring was when it was running. The starters engaging fine and the engines turning over fine. I’ll head in today with some proper tools and check the voltages and under bonnet fuses/relays
  9. I'm not sure where to begin, other than "M POWA".... https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1469139554.htm
  10. Thanks for the kind offer @kiwi535 but I’m already on the train. (I should have checked sooner). I’ll come back armed with tools, multimeter and a scanner this weekend.
  11. Not with what I have on me. I’m catching the train home as I haven’t had dinner yet. I’ll get some proper tools and parts and tackle it over the weekend
  12. Checked all the fuses in the glovebox relating to fuel pump, DME, immobiliser etc
  13. Fuel pump doesn’t seem to be priming (holding the top of the plug/pump and there’s nothing)
  14. So do I It's also 6 floors up in a car park building with fairly tight turns and ramps... I'll go have another go, check the fuel pump and fuses and report back
  15. Don’t use it in your e34, do it properly, m5x gearboxes are easier to find than m20 boxes. As to the value, I’d say around $400-500 but then again it’s only worth what someone wants to pay.
  16. M30 filters still available
  17. Inherited some NOS filters. I can use the air filters but not the oil filters, so they're for sale. Perfect if you want genuine West German parts. 11421256402 x2 Fits older M30s (e12, e23, etc) $20 each or $15 each for both ($30) 11421731635 Fits e32 750i(L) Includes washers and O-ring $20
  18. (Speed)Bump
  19. Time to get realistic about selling my e28. I'll update this as things come to mind. As much as it pains me, I need to sell this, as it doesn't quite fulfill what I want from a daily or a weekend car (IE. jack of all, master of none. Not sensible enough for a daily, not silly enough for a weekender). Also it should be keep original, which again doesn't fit with my OEM+ end goal for my cars. If I had the space I would keep it, but I don't so it needs to find a new loving home. I have several spare parts that I can include via negotiation (I still have another E28), including a spare getrag 260 (needs some attention, won't go into 5th) Asking $6.5k ono (fairly hard to value) Project thread here: Car jam here: https://carjam.co.nz/car/?plate=mo9445 Facts: Fresh WOF and Reg last month Converted to manual with a getrag 260 (started by PO) 162XXXKms Bronzitbeige Metallic Perlbeige interior 3.64 medium case diff rear sway bar (my understanding is 525e's didn't have them factory) Manual sunroof that works NZ New Pros: Low KM, mostly original, quite tidy Classic black plates Incredibly tidy interior for it's age, no rips or tears Hasn't left me stranded (unlike my E46 haha) Central looking works perfectly Cons: Clear coat is a bit sad in places Some scratches and dents, character if you like Rust on bonnet vents, sunroof, some on the doors (these are all "they all do that"), comparatively it's low rust Input shaft bearing (well at least that's my diagnosis) quite loud under load. ICV doesn't really work, I assume it did at one point though Needs the correct thermostat housing for the dash temp gauge plug Work done within the last 2000km: Fuel filter and some fuel line Oil filter Oil change Fresh coolant Air filter Intake elbow Tail light gaskets Transmission mounts Transmission output shaft and selector seals Redline MTL Valve adjustment New spark plugs 1 tyre Front sway bar links Battery Accessory belts (both) Rocker cover gasket (to be installed) Lower rubber shifter boot Clutch fork pivot pin Clutch Slave cylinder Heavy duty clutch Throw out bearing Pilot bearing Resurfaced single mass flywheel Various shifter bushes Ignition switch (brand new, but US model so no fancy indicator park lights, could be modded back in)
  20. Have a look here, two options: http://racehead.com.au/products-page/
  21. @m325i any idea how much it'd cost to import some?
  22. I'll have some e46 msport ones for sale shortly.
  23. When you run out of time to fix your daily because you've spent too much time on projects, and you have to pay someone to install a part so you can get a WOF
  24. Hit 163000km in the 525e, but my biggest fan died, so now I've got to pull the dash apart to get to the heater fan
  25. @HardBall66 have you got one?