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  1. eliongater

    New e28 525i - won't accelerate!

    Send me a PM if you want to have a drive of my ETA, the suspension is pretty sad (currently deciding how deep down that rabbit hole I go), but it still accelerates fine. Always happy to talk to another E28 enthusiast also.
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    New e28 525i - won't accelerate!

    What's the general state of your electrical system? I know with mine before I replaced the battery all sorts of weird things were happening (RPM gauge moved when you turned the indicator on, most amusing). Check you're getting at 12V at the fuel pump? https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1051022-3000-rpm-R3v-limiter I might be able to sort something on the ECU front.
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    BIG 6 m30 engine

    The engine mount bolt holes on an M30B35 from an e34 do not line up with a B34 from an e28, which means it is not a drop in swap. (Need a custom engine mount arm)
  4. So I picked up my latest project yesterday, it made for an interesting drive back from Napier... Was stolen, presumably thrashed, recovered and then sold to myself at Turners. You put your foot down, the RPMs increase, then drop then start increasing along with your speed. If you floor it the RPM increases as you'd expect but nothing else really happens, then you start to move, in the upper RPM range it seems to be better (presumably everything is loaded up at this point). There is a large disconnect between the throttle/RPM and the speed, feels like driving an auto that you can stall. After the last and particularly slow hill on my way home I could smell what I assume to be clutch (a kind of burnt smell, similar to that of a train braking hard), my guess is the flywheel is stuffed which is proceeding to cook the clutch at lower RPMs. Assuming my diagnosis that I'm up for a clutch and flywheel is correct, what suggestions do people have? Clutch I'm thinking e34 M5 and flywheel I'd like the cheapest (but still adequate option), undecided on DMF vs SMF. This is a road going convertible so not looking for some insane race clutch and ultra light flywheel
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    "End of life" NZ new E92 335i manual (Turners)

    @Michael. based on how we look after cars here, that's probably true...
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    E30 headlight wipers

    I believe I have a set of both E28 and E30 somewhere, will have a look and see if they're the same
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    Tyre Size for E36 M3 M double-spoke Style 22

    @Olaf I'd forgotten about the profile, I only got as far as the width being off, yeah 245/45 is way too tall, even for an 8.5" rim, it should be 245/40 if anything. I second that this tyre guy might not quite understand the nuances of tyres in this situation.
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    Tyre Size for E36 M3 M double-spoke Style 22

    17x7.5 et41? 245 seems too big and might look a bit balloon like, and is fitted to e46/36 17x8.5 wheels. According to this site what you have already (235/40R17) is the OEM size. Changing from that will alter your speedometer reading slightly. Personally I’d stick with the OEM size https://bimmertips.com/oem-bmw-e36-m3-wheel-opitions-specs/
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    E28 car or parts needed

    I should be able to help out for some of those
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    E30 M42 Swap

    That sounds like EWS? Post a picture/the number on the ECU?
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    DISA - Repair kit or unit

    I believe the problem with a complete unit is that it'll eventually just have the same problem. I'm considering ordering this kit. https://www.germanautosolutions.com/bmw_solutions/disa_products/m54_m52tu/m54_disa_repair_kit/product_m54_disa_repair_kit.php
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    Bridgestone Tyres - Buy 1 get 1 half price

    @m325i 4 S being the larger sizes (19" +) or are there other differences? @BozzaFC in this instance I've used 4s to indicate multiple PS4 tyres. Michelin's website has it written as Pilot Sport 4 S (probably for the very reason of avoiding confusion)
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    Bridgestone Tyres - Buy 1 get 1 half price

    @Olaffor arguments sake... that's not really comparing apples to apples. Let's assume the 225s cost $150 each and the 245s cost $250 each, that gives you your average price of $200 per corner, but in reality the rears aren't much cheaper than the PS4s in this scenario. Correct me if I'm way off piste. 225/45R17 $220 per side and 245/40R17 $270 per side.
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    E46 330/5 flywheel/clutch Replacement Suggestions

    Ordered an e34 m5 pressure plate from Rock Auto to test them out, if I don't use it on the e46 another project will end up with it. $157NZ landed. Will see how that goes. Will probably go for the heaviest (and cheapest) speed factor flywheel and clutch kit. I hate flywheel chatter so don't want to go too crazy. Worst case I can take it out and sell it and buy a DMF.
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    E46 330/5 flywheel/clutch Replacement Suggestions

    Rock auto https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/bmw,2001,330ci,3.0l+l6,1370922,transmission-manual,clutch+kit,1993 : Luk DMF Flywheel ~$588.26 Sachs clutch kit ~$227.45 Flywheel and Clutch ~$850.75 (Vs ~$785.71 when shipped separately) Though upon further research these appear to be 330xi PNs. Will investigate further (anyone know if Xi clutches work in RWD?) Also the Speedfactor 9KG kit is a 240mm clutch.
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    is this a real Schnitzer?

    ACS kit, but still not a real ACS
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    Anyone know where to import E46 M3?

    Strange that they went to the effort of putting arguably the wrong offset Apex wheels on that blue one, they could easily have gotten ones that were a better fit.
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    E46 330/5 flywheel/clutch Replacement Suggestions

    Pulled it apart yesterday. The flywheel and clutch are toast. Could almost freely rotate both parts of the DMF, suspect it was close to grenading itself.
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    PFL E46 Xeon swap

    Just wondering if any one has gone from standard headlights to xeons? And what is required. From a 328ci to a 2000 330ci
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    E46 330/5 flywheel/clutch Replacement Suggestions

    @Olaf, got a price from Winger... $788.65 for the clutch and $1594.94 for the flywheel with a discount and ex Germany eta 2 weeks...
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    1973 Square Tail lights 2002 Parts Wanted

    Try this guy? https://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=290009
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    E46 330/5 flywheel/clutch Replacement Suggestions

    Added a poll and found some more options to buy. The cheapest (NB: all prices are to my door in NZD) is "clutchmax" at $680, but I've never heard of them and it's a stage 2 kit. There's an OEM dual mass kit for $1050 which is appealing (it is a convertible, not a race car, so smoothness and how much it rattles is important ). Next would be the 9KG kit from speed factor for $30 less. Does someone in Wellington have a lightweight flywheel or a standard manual e46 I can listen to/try?
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    E46 330/5 flywheel/clutch Replacement Suggestions

    Any suggestions on a good flywheel weight? I've found the following. I'm thinking see if I can get a speedfactor flywheel and an e34 M5 clutch..? I could look at getting a pressure plate rebuilt, as I've got 2 240mm m30 ones (including an E28 M5) as well as the existing M54 one. Combo Kits: 9KG cast steel, stage 1.5 clutch, Speedfactor, $1065 ($1020 direct from SF) https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/bmw/clutches/listing-1854940188.htm 7.5KG 4140 steel, stage 2 clutch, Speedfactor, $1310 https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/bmw/clutches/listing-1857347947.htm 6.7KG chromoly, 240mm 10 spline stage 2 clutch, NZAD, $1259 https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/bmw/clutches/listing-1857433196.htm ?KG steel, FCP, ~$1149.83 https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-clutch-kit-e39-e46-z3-valeo-52401220 6.6KG 4140, Stage 2, Clutchmax, ~$679.35 https://www.ebay.com/itm/CLUTCHMAX-STAGE-2-CLUTCH-KIT-RACING-FLYWHEEL-FOR-BMW-325-328-525-528-i-is-M3-Z3/132695209764 Luk DMF OEM, ~$1051.17 https://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-BMW-3-SERIES-330-Ci-330I-Genuine-LuK-Dual-Mass-Flywheel-Clutch-Kit-98-02-03/161398726380 Luk DMF OEM, $1254.95 https://www.micksgarage.com/g/flywheels/products/74e91348767/luk-flywheel https://www.micksgarage.com/g/clutch-kits/products/35151344143/luk-clutch-kit SM Flywheels: 6.7KG chromoly, 240mm, NZAD, $649 https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1860130062 3.8KG Chromoly 240mm, RHD, ~$614.74 http://racehead.com.au/products-page/engine-components/bmw-lightweight-performance-flywheel-m50-m52-m54-s50-s52-s54-heavy-duty/ DM Flywheels 21217512474: BMW, ~$806.15 https://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-BMW-E39-E46-E53-Z3-M54-M52-Engine-Flywheel-Dual-Mass-DMF-Part-21217512474/322444504623 Luk, FCP, ~$950.75 https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-clutch-kit-323ci-323i-325ci-325i-525i-z3-z4-e46-e39-e85-luk-21217512474 Luk, Amazon ~$712.79 https://www.amazon.com/LuK-DMF019-Clutch-Flywheel/dp/B000CIAWUS Luk, Micks, ~$817.05 https://www.micksgarage.com/g/flywheels/products/74e91348767/luk-flywheel DMF Clutch Kit 21207531843: LuK OE, ~$501.17 https://www.ebay.com/itm/LUK-624-2333-00-OE-QUALITY-CLUTCH-KIT-SET/302945447803 Luk, ~$715.08 https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-clutch-kit-e46-e39-luk-21207531843 LuK, $535.95 https://www.micksgarage.com/g/clutch-kits/products/35151344143/luk-clutch-kit Valeo, ~$669.45 https://www.amazon.com/CLUTCH-CONVERTIBLE-2001-03-21517521471-52401217/dp/B07CNPL85L/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1543893487 Friction disc: E34 M5 Sachs, ~$215.47 https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-BMW-M5-1988-1991-1992-1993-E34M6-1986-1987-E24-Clutch-Friction-Disc-Sachs/151734118210?fits=Model%3AM5&hash=item23540ee742:g:qJEAAOSwu4BVliXK Pressure plates: E34 M5, Sachs 3082 147 033 $349.73 https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/bmw/clutches/listing-1855850322.htm SMF Clutch Kits: M30 kit, maybe for DMF? Sachs 3000 207 001 ~$293.8 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kupplungssatz-Sachs-3000-207-001/122626916194?epid=1107372964 Some Clutch PNs: Standard m30 21219069010 Later m30 21219069012 M5 21212226428
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    PFL E46 Xeon swap

    @Driftit I've got a pair of entire headlights (and LKM, adjuster setup etc) lined up for cheap here in NZ, just not entirely sure how much/little I need to swap/code. Cheap LED tails sounds appealing though, do you have any examples or should I just browse eBay?
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    2005 118i E87 noisy injectors?

    The consensus here is to avoid those engines entirely.