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About BrentNZ

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    Rangiora/ Christchurch
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    Holden Commodore
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    Porsche 911 73RSR
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    Audi Q7 4.2 TDI

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  1. BrentNZ

    BBS reps and E30 fitment query

    Yeah I thought they would look good. $1100 incl GST for a set delivered. Just silver with Machined lip available.
  2. BrentNZ

    BBS reps and E30 fitment query

    Hey Andy, Glad to chimed in Just unloaded the container and had some BBS RS Rep's loaded in the following spec's. 16x8 8/100-114.3 +20P 16x9 8/100-114.3 +15P Silver with Machined Lips Thinking 205/45R16 and 225/40R16 but may go 215/45R16. Guards will be Rolled, will run Spacers to get it maxed to outer edge or to match front if need caliper clearance.... this Coupe will have lowering springs, currently H&R but think it needs to go lower... maybe Dobi's. Should I bother with the 225/40R16 or just go 215/45R16? Thanks Brent
  3. BrentNZ

    BBS reps and E30 fitment query

    Hey Rohan, Did you go with the 16" fitment? curious to know what tyre sizes you managed to find. Brent
  4. BrentNZ

    88 E30 Fuel lines x3

    Ok, that makes sense... I will do use the canister still or make an alternative.
  5. BrentNZ

    88 E30 Fuel lines x3

    Getting into another M54B30 conversion, this time into a 88 coupe, it seems there are 3 fuel lines in the engine bay below Brake Booster, I though my 83 had two. Am I correct thinking one is for the filter down the back and will now be redundant, I can use the supply direct into my fuel pressure regulator then into the return line back to tank? Thanks Brent
  6. Doing a restoration on my VDO cluster that has multiple issues and I need one of these... anyone have a broken cluster that may have the part lying around? Thanks
  7. BrentNZ

    Getrag 220 from E36 1.8L M43 fit M54?

    Thanks.. Understood, I do support mechanical sympathy so should be fine.... have one on other M54B30 and so far so good.
  8. Pretty much as per above topic.. Will a G220 from a E36 1.8 4cyc M43 bolt up to a M54B30 correctly? with normal angles? Thanks Brent
  9. IT's ALIVE !!!!! never straight forward, engine out again to sort a couple of things, still wouldn't start, had spark and fuel but wouldn't fire, had the computer double checked for the EWS delete and all was good there. Had my electrical guy back and he looked into the injector firing and we had no power there when cranking, so bridged a wire at replay and vroom So now we can put the interior back in, seats, dash and console back together and go for a whip around the block, clutch doesn't feel perfect as it's very close to the floor so may need to lengthen the rod more to get the engagement up. All going to plan this weekend we will finish off these items and I can get a wheel alignment booked this week ready for cert... Will update after weekend of how the test drive goes.
  10. Thanks all, yeah had read about the suspension travel requirements, also I certed a car last year and I had to supply wheel alignment report within certain tolerances of the factory spec's... like 1/2 a degree I think? Need to make a decision on what size 15" tyre I'm going to change too... 205/50R15 or 205/55r15
  11. I had the car at my electrical guy last week and he wired in the loom in good time so all is working there we believe, he gave it a kick and thats when we have found the starter issue as below. Finally got a chance on Sunday to remove engine and gear box and look into the slave cylinder issue. Basically not enough throw in the push rod we think, fully extended it's not reaching the fork. Have made some measurements and going to remake a push rod that is 30mm longer, should solve the issue. I really should have sorted this before I fitted engine, there seems to be no exact combination to say what length you need as it depends on what Flywheel, clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing and slave cylinder you use. I had the original M54B30 Starter motor fitted which doesn't work as I have a M20 Flywheel, so have sourced a M20 starter motor, I needed a Facelift or 87- model from 320 or 325 as they are the smaller design like the M54... should arrive in a day or two so will install that before fitting gearbox up again. Have developed a small water leak in the front pulley area, traced it back to water pump it seems so will replace that this weekend, as they sit for a while without use they sometimes decide to start leaking I've heard. Purchased a pair of driveshaft loops, since spoken to cert guy and he only requires one on the front driveshaft so will look into the mounting of that once I get the engine and gearbox back in hopefully Sunday. Do need to get a smaller hoop as it's pretty tight there under the gearshift linkages. So still a bit of work to do but getting closer to having it a runner which will be great!, getting sick of taking it places on a trailer.
  12. BrentNZ

    E36 Clutch Problem

    Best place to get the longer throw out bearings from?
  13. Few good bits of progress but a couple of steps backward Got all the pedal box's and mod's done as part of the manual conversion, bleed brakes and clutch.... more on that later. Exhaust all done Bumpers completed and now they at the painters. Front seats reupholstered, ready for collection but easier to leave there so they don't get dirty. Fennix radiator installed and hoses sorted. Pretty sure I have all the other heater, radiator, power steer hoses and earth straps also done, O2 sensors are in as well. Laid out the loom and my connecting harness, seems to make more sense the more I look at it.... working out all the items that can be removed from E39 loom is the hard part. Clutch.... installed reservoir bottle, bled, all seemed good, felt the clutch pedal and it was quite light, got my son to give it a couple of pumps, reservoir kept dropping then I hear fluid piddling out the bottom of the gearbox!, I think the piston pushed itself out of the slave cylinder. So gearbox needs to come out, thinking of trying to do it with the engine in car as it's 95% hooked up, will see if I can get all the bell housing bolts out first. Not sure why this has occurred, new slave cylinder, did have the white plastic thingy on end of piston..... can the fork be installed wrong? I have had to remake my clutch pedal and master cylinder attachment so this could be stuffed up but I'm pretty confident this is good, its like the piston has slipped past the pocket on fork which also seems impossible... wrong thrust bearing? Any ideas? I'm away for next two weeks, home in the weekends and all going to plan I drop it to my electrical guy to finish off the wiring for the 2nd week so can't do a lot till I get it back..
  14. BrentNZ

    Group buy, E30 sump guard

    Based on the Red46 page, they have 5 different ones, based on pictures it varies for the sump bung? or height for clearance of the different engine options. so I'm thinking a universal fit won't work. I will keep hunting locally, If I can find something I'm happy to facilitate a group buy..
  15. BrentNZ

    Group buy, E30 sump guard

    Did this go any further with getting made locally? I need one.