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Funkyflynz last won the day on April 13 2017

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About Funkyflynz

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  • Name
    Lee Paterson
  • Location
    New Plymouth
  • Car
    E46 M3
  • Car 2
    2005 BMW 530D
  • Car 3
    2x E36 coupes - 318.
  • Race Car
    E36 328 Coupe

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  1. Funkyflynz

    Going drifting

    The 328 had no radiator, my guess is expansion tank blew or the radiator blew. Trans lines had been cut and all the oil was gone. Motor seems to run ok, compression test shows all over 200psi, but im swapping the motor out, more on that later.
  2. Funkyflynz

    Going drifting

    So after a ride in a mates championship winning drift car and a little taste of driving on the track with the M3 I decided to give drifting a shot, I sold something special from another project which hurt a great deal but I now have a budget which should cover buying, building and repairing a car and 6-7 events. The goal is cheap and cheerful drifting, but as im not what I would call a good driver this is thinly disguised as "driver training" to my wife ;-) Phase 1 - Buy a base... There was only one car to start with in my mind, na E36 coupe. I have always been a fan of them and they are cheap! Once the decision was made I had a 328 silver coupe in my quiver, amazed by how cheap it was the search continued for another as a spare, within a week I had a 318 with a blown motor. Spend - $300 total. Next up, Cant be bothered waiting...
  3. Funkyflynz

    Another e36 - My 328 Beater

    Love this thread, good stuff bud.
  4. Funkyflynz

    SUXG4S - E46 M3

    Quick update, that little bit of track time got me hooked so the M3 has spent a large part of the last 6 months parked up as I work my way towards a drift car, with the odd 6 hours drive here and there :-) , after missing the group trip over the Gentle Annie I was determined to check it out. I did treat it to a front set of Pilot Super Sports and a Sparco bucket, which made a world of difference!
  5. Funkyflynz

    Looking to buy a welder

    That's a great way to go, I paid $500 for an own your own bottle, the one advantage being its a swap bottle so I never have to cert it. But its about $140 to swap for a full one from memory. I rented one off BOC for years, but cringed every month when I had to pay rental on two bottles.
  6. Guys, Planning to take the 2.8 and manual ZF trans out of an E36 sedan and drop it into a E36 coupe. The question I have is does the pedal box, clutch master cylinder, clutch lines, shifter etc from the sedan bolt straight into the coupe shell? FYI I have two coupes I can use, one is a 328 auto, the other is a 318 auto. not sure if it makes a difference when doing a swap like this? Appreciate any help. Lee
  7. Funkyflynz

    New Wellington member, absolute noob

    Nice, looking forward to this build
  8. Funkyflynz

    SUXG4S - E46 M3

    I tried stage 1 and 3 of the burble over run, while it sounds cool on lift off and downshifts i would also backfire when upshifting, i found this annoying and almost as if it was slowing the engine, so i removed it. Just running the shift lights, sports memory mode now. 6 flashes in total, 24 to go :-)
  9. Funkyflynz

    SUXG4S - E46 M3

    Had a great time at Powercruise Taupo back in Nov, 100's of cars various types and having the opportunity to roll race down the straight was pretty cool. Spent most of the time hunting GTR's. Being first time on the track with the M3 meant i was also able to get a good feel for the car and it highlighted an issue with understeer, the 225's on the front aren't a cheap tyre but theres simply not enough grip, im going to have to sort that out. Had a ride in a series winning drift car too, that was quite the experience, thing was violent! Interesting event in your interested in cars of all types.
  10. Funkyflynz

    WTB M3 E46

    Good luck with Alpine white mate, my favourite but hard to find. Have you had an E46 M3 before? theres a few things you want to check for other than km's and colour.
  11. Funkyflynz

    New member New Plymouth

    Nice catch mate
  12. Funkyflynz

    SUXG4S - E46 M3

    Just rubber marks, genuine racing strips :-)
  13. Funkyflynz

    SUXG4S - E46 M3

    Brought a set of 17" 335 M Sport Rims to have a bit of fun with, reducing the rolling circumference will also help with torque Photos might be a give away as to what happened next
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    M TOY M3

    Nice one, what do you put the additional power and economy down to?
  15. Funkyflynz

    SUXG4S - E46 M3

    Have been playing around with BMWFlash and Ecuworx software, man its amazing what the community has put together out there. Ive flashed the DME to enable shift lights like the CSL, disabled cat warmup, cat protection and tried the build journal burble overrun - stage 1 and 3, all this for about $30 worth of software and a $20 cable. Plus i can put it back to stock anytime. Worth a look if you have an E46 M3