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About Crozzy

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  1. Crozzy

    WTB OEM Coolant

    Yep, all sorted now, cheers mate!
  2. Crozzy

    WTB OEM Coolant

    Does make it a bit of a pain for people that work weekdays during their open hours such as I do. Checked Google to see if they were open, and kind of assumed them being open meant they were fully operational, but I understand them needing to give staff time off. Just wish I had known before hand - partly my fault for not calling in to ask I suppose.
  3. Crozzy

    WTB OEM Coolant

    Yeah sorry, that's kind of what I meant, 10L worth of coolant I know right! Didn't think it'd be that hard but apparently they can't do it. Ended up going to Repco and getting Penrite green coolant. It's approved for use by BMW so should be a suitable replacement, even if it's only until I decide to replace it later down the line with OEM stuff
  4. Crozzy

    WTB OEM Coolant

    Hey guys Long story, but, I was planning to change out my thermostat, waterpump and coolant over the long weekend. I've got all the other parts sitting here, but I just went down to Winger BMW and low and behold their parts department is closed on the weekends so I can't get the coolant. Bugger! So due to poor planning on my part, I'm left to either buy aftermarket coolant or save the maintenance for another time. I'd really like to go OEM on this one, so by any chance does anyone in Wellington have about 10 litres of BMW coolant they're willing to sell to me? A long shot for sure, but can't hurt to try! Cheers
  5. Crozzy

    New BMW Owner from Wellys

    Thanks for the info guys, much appreciated. I've been to Winger and priced up the coolant/waterpump/thermostat so that's the next project once work starts up again in the new year. I managed to score a decent (albeit also high k's) second hand shock from Pick a Part just to get me through a WOF and running for now, I'm looking around at new shocks to redo all of them, after the engine is happy. I'll do the mounts and such then too. Currently she's overcooling on the motorway (sadface) so really want to address the thermostat first. Ran the codes on the scanner at work (forgot to say, I'm a heavy diesel apprentice) and I'm getting code 123 for Electronic Thermostat Control which I'm guessing is due to it not closing properly, should be sorted with the replacement. There was a couple old misfire codes too, but I cleared them and drove for about 100kms to do some chores, scanned again and haven't come up again thankfully, may have been old. I'll check the plugs when I get a chance anyway. Then I need some new rear tyres, these ones are a great manufacturer but the left rear is very unevenly work, bad alignment, and there's no chance the other is going to pass another WOF, so time to retire (pardon the pun) them soon. But if a list to get through, but we'll get there! They weren't very helpful with the history of the car sadly, I'll have to give it all a look over once I get the change.
  6. Crozzy

    New BMW Owner from Wellys

    Thanks! Wow, lots of great info, really appreciate that. Planning to visit Winger today to price up the coolant stuff. Not gonna lie, I was considering using other coolant as oem stuff is typically more pricey, but if it's a reasonable price as you say then I'll use that for sure. Will try make it to that meet if I'm back from my holiday in time. How do you subscribe to subforums? (noob) I've spent more than my fair share of time on realoem the last few days, brilliant resource, thanks for the tips. And finally, yes she's on 002s, the rears are getting low, but an excellent tyre and definitely impressed me at the viewing to see them, made buying it easier. Thanks for the warm welcome guys, appreciate it. Have a good new years
  7. Kia ora guys, Just bought myself a new (well, new for me) 1999 328i (E46) for Christmas. She's definitely seen her fair share of the country sitting at 322k, but I must say she's in really good nick. No electrical problems at all! [that I've noticed] I used to have a '98 318ti E36 which blew a headgasket not too long ago. I know they're the cheap bmw of the family, but I loved the way it drove and was a major influence on me buying this one. Showing her age on the outside, missing badges and such that I'll replace, but under the hood she's very tidy. Well serviced and the previous owners cut me an awesome deal on it, being the festive season and all. That being said I'm planning a coolant system refresh soon as they couldn't tell me if it had been done and I'd rather the piece of mind. Anyway, just stopping by to say hello, and you may see me around on here with newbie questions and such if I can't find the answers myself. Thankfully, I've done a bit of lurking already and it seems there isn't much you folk don't know about these vehicles! Churr Final note, possibly a stupid question but she needs a new right front shock for the wof (current one's leaking). Is oem the best option or is there aftermarket options. Not looking for anything fancy, just want to get her on the road legally so I can really see what she's got.