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About adro

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    1990 325i Sedan
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    2000 540i Msport
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    2010 mk 6 Golf Tsi

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  1. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Car is back on the road. Another receipt for the folder... Looking at this photo I'm guessing that left broken mount is what they said they needed to weld up. Went home via VTNZ for a WOF. Got pulled up on the LED halo lights and the headlight adjusters need to be replaced, but it was a pass. I see the notes say the brake hoses need doing soon too. So nice to have remote locking and stereo controls on the steering wheel again. Fingers crossed this drum lasts longer than 40,000 km.
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    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Ah ok that’s good to know. Probably doesn’t need to be done then..
  3. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Yeah, interesting eh. The tech reckons the torque converter hasn’t been rebuilt either due to the fact it hasn’t been painted?
  4. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Cool, can't wait. No mention of the trans cooler or line replacement at this stage.
  5. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    no symptoms really. I felt a shudder every now and again from take off but not often or bad enough to make me worry. At 50-60km/h it would change down a gear...almost like it couldn't make up it's mind what gear it wanted to be in...again, has done it for the 2.5 years I've owned it and never really bothered me...that's why I'm rebuilding the torque converter though. I've never noticed any slipping, or delay in shift or delay when going from drive to reverse etc it's always felt tight 😞 The failure was immediate. One minute fine, next minute going nowhere.
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    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Update: I towed the car to Jon @ auto38 who advised the box was busted. I towed it home, did some thinking, looked at replacement vehicles, looked at replacement boxes, sort council from multiple forum members, then towed it out to Hutt Automatics for them to drop the box and diagnose further. They have advised this morning that the A drum has failed, likely due to pressure spikes from the pressure regulator/valve body. After further discussions about how the car was driving prior to it failing I've decided to rebuild the torque converter too while it's out. Hopefully it's back on the road in a couple of weeks...
  7. Bumping this. Still looking
  8. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Thanks Russell, yeah....that's what I'm hoping for, it's been working like a dream so hopefully not terminal. I think after what Russell went through it's not a crazy concept 😳
  9. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    and then it couldn't find a gear. Booked into Auto38 on Tuesday. In the mean time I scanned it myself, ISTA-D came up with codes 31-EGS: Symptom gear monitoring, 32 -EGS: Symptom gear monitoring 1, 35 -EGS: Symptom gear monitoring 3, 3B EGS: Stall speed and 8- IKE: EGS signal line disturbed. Cleared them, drove it...shifted fine for about 3 mins and then started slipping again in 3rd or 4th and then went back into limp mode, same codes. I've been googling but looks like some serious multimetering is the next step. I'll leave that up to Jon.
  10. adro

    1990 E30 325i SE

    Attended the MG & Constructors car club driver training day at Manfield last weekend. What a fun event. First time driving on the track and had an absolute blast.
  11. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Cleaned and got a coat of some autoglym quick detailer. Clay bar'd the windscreen and applied 'jet seal' to it along with the lights. Noticed someone has reversed into my front number plate putting it significantly out of shape...probably better than the bumper but still. Will have to pop this off and try straighten it.
  12. Has the thermostat replacement made a difference to the fuel consumption?
  13. adro

    Land Yacht

    transformed. Looks great!
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