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  1. Its a NZ$500,000 car before the flood damage. As long as it wasn't salt water, then it could well be returned to its former glory.
  2. Z3 - E36/7 Pro's - Tops off driving - Lovely curved lines - Suspension can be made very nimble cheaply - Quickest steering rack ratio in any BMW - No room for the kids when out for a cruise - Easy to work on - Parts are easy to get new or used off E30 and E36 - Plug and play cruise control retrofit for M52TU and M54 models Con's - The plastic cooling Y connector at the back of the M44 block (1.9L models only) - All the M54 issues for the 6 cylinder models - Scuttle shake if you push it really really hard in the corners - Boot floor cross member/diff mount failure in high powered hard driven models (2.8L, 3.0L and M's) - Peeling leather on the dash if its an extended leather model.
  3. Hi Looking for a rough Z3 to clean up as a project car: - 6 cylinder models only (no 1.9L cars) - Live rego Regards Murray
  4. Is there an "activate" option that will exercise the unit. Had a sticking valve on a ABS unit in a E36/7. Activating it a couple of times cleared the fault.
  5. Welcome Peter. Good luck with your manual conversion.
  6. Hi Do you have the clown nose on the bottom of the rear view mirror? If so, you have the IR system that uses the receiver in the mirror. If not, you have the RF system that uses the receiver in the "C" pillar. See below link on converting a IR system to a RF system. Good learning about the system in there. It does not matter which key you start the programming with.
  7. Looking for an engine stand to fit a M54 engine on. I'm in Timaru and can travel to CHCH and Dunedin to pick up. If its further afield, it'll have to be freighted.
  8. Thank you for your suggestions Should have listed my resources in the first post. I have the following on hand: - Bentley Z3, which covers the M52 and M54 engines - Haynes 3 series (Sept 1998 to 2006) - TIS. Not the best flowing app in the world, maybe my Kiwi brain is struggling with the conversion to Germany thinking and how they put thing into order.
  9. Hi There is an old M54B25 sitting in my shed and winter boredom has got the better of me. Going to pull the engine apart and put it back together a couple of times as a self learning task. Would like to learn the correct way of doing things and tolerances/clearances etc. Depending on what I find (and my skill) it may never run again. Have a couple of workshop manuals that cover the basics but looking for more in-depth books. What are your favorite engine rebuild books for BMW engines.
  10. They are on the Daughter's 323 (E46) and the rear tyres rub a bit when the car is loaded. Should have ET47 on it, but they came with the car. Tyres are 205 60 15's two new Membat (fitted yesterday) and 2 near new Super Cat's (less than 4,000 km). Would work a deal for cash plus a set of 16" BMW wheels with new tyres that are the correct ET for the car. The car is in Timaru and the purchaser would have to pay the freight for both sets. PM me if interested
  11. What's the going rate for a set of 4 AC Schnitzer Type 2's, 7xJ15, H2, ET30, #36113653 ???
  12. Welcome to the forum, always good to see another Z car owner on here.
  13. Sorry, getting off topic here. Thanks guys for showing me the love over owning two of the same model car. How many of you would like to be able to say that you own two (2) 1 of 1 cars in N.Z. of your favourite BMW model?
  14. The plugs were recently replaced and they were checked over the weekend to confirm that they are still tight then removed to check condition. They all looked good.
  15. HiCar:- 2000 E46 323i (M52TUB25 engine)- 120,000 kmSymptoms:- Slight dull knock from engine at idle- Cylinder 6 is off the scale (1.5 to 2) on INPA rough running graph, all others are very even (<0.5).Expected cause:- Run big end (con rod) bearing on #6Question:- How hard is it to remove the sump (oil pan) and replace the big end (con rod) bearings with the engine still in the car?Thanks in advance.