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  1. Deano1968

    E30 Air Conditioning System

    Feeling the heat? I have for sale an air conditioning system out of an M20 engine car. Not sure what or if anything different is required for a 4 cylinder. What you see in the pictures is what you get. The only other part not pictured but included is the dashboard air conditioning switch. Not 100% sure all the wiring is there, because it's hard to tell what is included in a standard loom, and what is air con specific. $250. I'm in Hamilton but planning a trip to Auckland in a couple of weeks if that helps with delivery. Cheers. Dean.
  2. Deano1968

    E30 Air Conditioning System

    Coming up tomorrow to Auckland if that helps someone out. Have to let me know today though.
  3. Deano1968

    E30 Air Conditioning System

    Hi Nick. Pretty sure it will be out of a PFL. Are there any differences between PFL and FL configurations? I can check the accessible items against my FL car if required. I bought the unit as a spare for my car, but my air con seems to be working well since it's re-gas and it's just taking up space in my shed. Yes, it was working prior to removal. Lines appear to be in good condition. You're welcome to have a look. Send me a PM for my number if you're interested. Cheers.
  4. Deano1968

    E30 Air Conditioning System

    Going to be in Auckland on 19 or 20 January so can deliver if you're keen.
  5. Deano1968

    WTB: S52B32 89.6mm Stroke Crank

    As the title says, looking for a 89.6mm stroke crank out of an S52B32 engine. Cheers.
  6. Deano1968

    WTB: M54B30 Crank

    Hi. Looking for an M54B30 crankshaft. Cheers. Dean.
  7. Deano1968

    WTB: S52B32 89.6mm Stroke Crank

    OK, done some research and the S54B32 crank is not suitable. Looks like the M54B30 crank may be the easiest option.
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    WTB: S52B32 89.6mm Stroke Crank

    Just done a little more research and it looks as if the M54B30 crank has the same stroke.
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    WTB: S52B32 89.6mm Stroke Crank

    Hi Murray. No haven't tried overseas yet. Thought I'd try local first. Not that familiar with these engines or their availability. Any idea whether the S50B32 crank is the same, and if it is more likely to be more available in NZ? Cheers.
  10. Deano1968

    M20 885 Head

    Looking for an M20 885 head in good condition. One that isn't cracked or has been overheated. Happy for it to be bare. Cheers. Dean.
  11. Deano1968

    M20 Engine Breather Hose

    Decided to replace the engine breather hose on my M20, the one that goes from the rocker cover to the throttle body. Bought a new Febi hose and it was too short on the throttle body end. Pictures below of what the new hose is like compared to the old one, and how little it goes onto the steel fitting. Thumbs up to Gavin at Euro-Italian. He got in two other hoses including genuine BMW and they were the same or worse. I've had to use the short hose but am not happy. Has anyone else had this problem? Cheers.
  12. Thanks Geoff. Unfortunately that won't fix my problem. On my car the bottom aluminium knuckle is hitting the extractors (when taking left hand bends hard). When I get some time in the next few weeks I'll head up to Brent's to sort through his stock to see what I can adapt. I'll let everyone know what I find. Cheers.
  13. Hi. The previous owner of my 325i E30 fitted extractors. When I take left hand corners hard, the extractors hit the bottom steering knuckle. It may hit in other places but it is very hard to see. I can however see where the aluminium steering knuckle has been rubbing on the extractors. I have checked the motor mounts and they seem fine. Can someone provide some advice on the best way to fix this problem (slowing down is not an option). The car is fitted with the factory steering rack and I do not want to change it at this stage. Cheers. Dean.
  14. That's a good question, which I don't know the answer to. I'll most likely change it, and see if they notice it for the WOF. I'm thinking that if I use factory made knuckles (from whichever car) without grinding or bashing anything then they should be safe. This could be one of those questions that you don't really want to know the answer to.
  15. Can't bring myself to hitting the extractors. I'd have to remove them to do that anyway which I want to avoid. Think I may replace the engine mounts. They're original items and may be contributing to the engine movement, and will then replace the steering knuckles with something smaller. Seems to be the tidiest, although not the least expensive, way to fix the problem.
  16. Cheers for that. I will look into it.
  17. Thanks Sam. Any idea what year or any particular model?
  18. Thanks Brent. Was hoping someone could put me onto replacement knuckles with a smaller OD.
  19. Hi. Looking for a complete and working cruise control kit to fit my manual 325i. Cheers.
  20. Deano1968

    E30 Radio Fault Code E99 Help

    Yes it is. Found out the E99 code is telling me to push the reset button on the head unit. It still has the "load" problem though.
  21. Hi. I have the business radio in my E30. It has the 10 CD stacker. Not long after I got the car the radio kept bringing up "load" on the radio display and would not play the CD's. Now it brings up error code E99. Can anyone tell me what this means or where I can find an explanation for this code? Cheers.
  22. Deano1968

    E30 Radio Fault Code E99 Help

    Hope not. Still be interesting to know what the code says.
  23. Deano1968

    E30 Air Con Recharge

    Hi. Just bought an E30 which is fitted with air con but it doesn't work. The last owner never used it. I'm assuming that at the very least the gas has leaked out. I have spoken to a few car air conditioning businesses and they tell me the only option is to upgrade the system to run R134a. Can someone tell me if this is my only option? I found the following article which suggests something different. http://www.rtsauto.com/how-to-recharge-the-ac-in-your-car-eg-used-will-be-e30-and-how-to-use-ac-manifold-gauges-and-pull-vacuum/ Cheers. Dean.