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  1. So after my grief with the N46 in my 318i I decided to turn it into a project car. The car is a 2004 318i auto msport wagon with 130,xxx kms. It will be getting a m62b44 non vanos v8, mated to a 420g 6 speed manual, and a m3 rear end. I'll also be upgrading suspension and brakes, and setting the car up for flex fuel to run e85. Cosmetically it will get some upgrades, but nothing too over the top. The goals for this project are; #Do as much myself as possible. #No compromises except on budget. #Make something unique. #Learn as much as I can in the process. So lets get started - heres the car; First job was to completely strip the exterior of the car. Everything came out, engine, trans, suspension, subframes, fuel tank, even the fuel lines and brake lines. Up on stands and ready to do some work With everything out I set to work cleaning the underbody. This took ages because I'm a perfectionist. I used degreaser and a waterblaster, and eventually degreaser with a rag to get the real stubborn areas. There was no damage to the underbody but because I'm increasing the power output I wanted to strengthen it. I made strengthening plates out of 2mm steel. A huge thank you to forum member @Karter16 who posted me paper templates to make them from. I bought myself a cheap gasless mig welder and taught myself to weld. This enabled me to make plates like the one below. There are 6 plates in total, 2 for the front subframe mounts, 2 for the rear subframe mounts, and two which are like spacers. Welding is really difficult, but I managed to weld in all 4 of the subframe plates. First I used a grinder with a flap disc and a drill with a wire brush, to get the places to be strengthened back to bare metal, then I coated the area with weld through primer. I coated the back of the plates in weld through primer also and then I welded in the plates. Then I used the grinder to grind the welds back. I then coated the bare metal with crc rust converter primer to protect it - I really like this product. https://www.crc.co.nz/Rust-Converter/6895-2548b7ca-2a00-4114-b2e1-17eb0e6a576b/ Then I used a Vht top coat, followed by seam sealer, and finally Septone stone shield rubberised coating. I coated the whole cleaned underbody in Septone stone shield. Its black, but looks green in the photo for some reason. The side skirts were removed to clean and paint behind and then reinstalled with new clips from Schmiedmann. The inner arches were cleaned and painted, and the cleaned plastic pieces were reinstalled. The cleaning process takes ages. Inner arches before cleaning and painting; And after; While all this was going on I was accumulating parts. All suspension and brake parts I sandblasted in my mates sandblaster. This took many days, and would have been more cost effective paying a professional, but I want to do as much myself as possible. Then they were expertly powdercoated by forum member @aja540i who really does a nice job. Here is a pic of the before and after the sandblasting; And a pic of the same part powdercoated and assembled;
  2. After weeks of successfully ignoring the classified, I finally cracked and messaged @qube about the car. He was extremely patient with my questions, at first general, then specific, and finally random as it became increasingly clear that I was very keen on the car. I had a yarn on the phone with @EUROHO, whose enthusiasm for the car tipped me right over the edge. My father-in-law and I flew up from Vellington last weekend, and Kyu picked us up from the airport. We chatted with him and his dad in a supermarket carpark before shaking hands and promising to treat it right. They were both gentlemen, and it was a pleasure to meet them. We filled up at a motorway services on the southern motorway. I was impressed that when we got home the obc still promised 150km of good times in the tank. We stopped at Good Union in Cambridge on the way - a lovely church that has been converted into a great pub/restaurant. Apart from a leg stretch in Bulls, we knocked the drive out in one from there, and had a great drive, SH32 from Cambridge down to Turangi was a lot of fun.
  3. Hey guys, So about a year ago I picked up a 1995 525i auto touring with 275,000 kms (now has 302,000 kms) which has been my daily driver and now turning into a project car. The car is in alright condition but does need some love to bring it back to its former glory. It will be getting a manual transmission from a second e34 sedan that I own. I'll also be upgrading suspension, brakes, wheels and eventually tinkering with the motor once I decide what I want to do (m60 v8 vs turbo m50b25 open to opinions). Cosmetically I would like to clean up both the interior and exterior to what should be original condition and maybe some minor upgrades, but nothing too over the top. Exterior paint is in pretty rough condition with the clear coat peeling in many areas. Inside, the leather seats have torn where you sit (already bought replacement seats), headliner is sagging, and steering wheel is fairly worn, instrument cluster lcd has gone out, would like to install factory radio or something similar back in. The goals for this project are; #Do as much myself as I can. #Learn as much as I can in the process. #Teach others what I've learnt in the process. #Build a pretty neat car by the end of it. Obligatory pictures below! Oh and if anyone has any ideas or parts for sale that might help me out, please shout out!
  4. Just in 2008 335i e91 62ks msport package bkack leather sport seats idrive 20" wheels one needs repairs or replacement Miltek cat back exhaust system cts catless down pipes and filters etc all only 2 months old bare engine is sold all other parts available 021433600 brent@bmworld.co.nz
  5. http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1291456118.htm $48K ono 106KMs Pictures are a bit meh ... but awesome car!
  6. Per title, wanting to buy an E30 Touring. Any condition, let me know what you have Cheers (and yes I know I missed out on the white one recently...)
  7. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1339658347&permanent=0 On Trade Me. Reserve met. Interior pix added............ M40, 5 speed manual. We have owned the car since 2002, 15 years. 172 312 kms when we bought it now at 312 000kms 4 tyres are all new this year. All servicing kept up to date. WOF till September Reg till July owners = 4 1. BMW NZ 92-96 2. Jerry Clayton BMW 96-97 3. private 97-02 4. Dawsons Catering Limited 02-current Don't know what it's worth and there aren't any others to base a price on. On Trade Me. Reserve met. Interior pix added............ Plates available for additional consideration.
  8. Hi Bimmersport, Want to stand out from all the other wagons on the market? Want a E36 that is different to the rest? Look no further than my beloved E36 Touring. A perfect car to keep as-is or start working your magic on. Due to work being less than 2km from me, I need to downsize and unfortunately that means the techno-violet touring has to go! Specs: -M52B28 with a Getrag 220 -239,XXXks (Will go up as its my daily) -Factory M-Sport (New diffuser on the rear) -M3 Mirrors -New clutch, master and slave cylinder 2 months ago -Interior is in great condition! Minus small tear in driver's seat -All electrics work perfectly -Polk audio front speakers -ZHP type light up shift knob -Digital Voltmeter -Has had new crank, cam & temp sensors, changed TPS, cleaned ICV. -Armrest and....cupholders! -17" ACS wheels -Subtle lowering -Monsoon guards -Does not come with the strut brace, will come with standard OBC Plenty of power to get you round. Makes a nice noise on overrun.The only issue is when it gets to temperature, the idle hunts. Has taught me to heel toe so take that as you will. I have my next car lined up so need this gone ASAP If you have any questions, fire away! Can do a deal if you don't want the wheels. Will come with 3 months registration for the new owner Located in Auckland More details on TradeMe http://www.trademe.co.nz/browse/listing.aspx?id=1301945762&/listing?rfm=1 Thanks!
  9. 1999 BMW 528i Touring - UK Import - $2,800 reserve, $4,000 buy now Advertised on Trade Me... http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1309572208 Phone James - 021 2870730 216,868km (ODO is in miles) Factory headunit - if you pay asking price I will throw in the stereo: Brand new WOF - Rego will have 3 months when sold Removable Westfalia towbar All leather seats - no major cracking, just some scuffed edges Load cover and cargo net in very good condition Air suspension in rear w/2 new airbags in recent years Sunroof w/new seal recently All electrics work - windows, seat lumbar, cold aircon Front tyres near new, Rear tyres only 50% - WOF says 7.7mm, 4.2mm M5 front bumper and spotlights New clear lights and lenses Rare Type 49 BMW wheels LED Angel Eyes Car drives extremely well, lovingly maintained over the years but have no time or space as have upgraded to newer model. Note: 1. Check Engine Light is on. I've checked the code with a Peake reader and they are: O2 Sensor Control Limit - Cylinders 1-3 and 4-6 O2 Sensor Adaptation Limit - Cylinders 1-3 and 4-6 Most likely points to a vaccum leak 2. Fuel transfer pump needs looking at - basically it runs out of fuel at 1/4 left in tank. Both not hard or expensive jobs, I just don't have time to look at them.
  10. Hi guys, looking for some cross bars for e46 touring roof rack, ideally Thule, or compatible for Thule bike rack to be mounted on. What is out there??
  11. Hey guys! Trademe/facebook and walking in to random dealerships for the past 2 weeks have failed me so i thought id flick a post up here and try my luck! I am looking for a 335i wagon in black or silver. Facelift or prefacelift not to botherd. Must be motorport sub 100kms and in mint condition. I am in need of a car asap so if you have anything i may be interested in then please PM me! Cheers!
  12. http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1236464017.htm
  13. Hi All, I have finally decided that I am looking to put this on the market, with plans to go to an E92 335i I feel I can't really own two hefty cars (although I'd love to). It's a great car, Drives extremely well and has been very reliable. It is quick as you can imagine, Breaking traction very easy at WOT. I have taken this on long drives across the country and it is an awesome car to drive. It's an 1989 320i NZ New Touring. LVV Certified, WOF and Rego. All parts are near new and have been installed since 5000kms done since the swap. Drivetrain: Engine: 2003' S54b32, At approx 110,000kms. New OEM parts done within last 5000kms (Since and during swap) New coils, Spark plugs, Gaskets throughout, Waterpump, All coolant hoses, MAF, CCV and hose to airbox, O2 sensors. Fully rebuilt VANOS with Beisan kit, Beisan anti-rattle kit, Beisan Oil Disk, Upgraded Cam bolts I have a valve shim kit, may do the adjustment sometime soon otherwise available, plus I have all the valve cam timing tools. Gearbox: 6-Speed Getrag 420g from the E46 M3 Lightweight Aluminium flywheel, 14lbs Sachs clutch kit. Rogue short shift kit. Delrin bushed shifter linkage. Diff 3.73 LSD, Completely rebuilt by Kayne Barry Motorsport. 4x new clutches (~40% lock). Z3M coupe 3 core radiator, 16" thermo switch controlled fan. AFE Stage 2 air intake, custom Fiberglass airbox E30 S54 Ergen Motorsport Headers, Exhaust system runs from headers twin 2.5" stainless to behind the gearbox, then merges into a 3" Stainless system with Vibrant Resnator and Borla rear muffler. Aftermarket oil cooler mounted behind the front grills Walbro 255lph fuel pump, New fuel lines throughout, with new E46 M3 external 5bar FPR mounted in the engine bay. Steering and Suspension; Z3 Steering rack, New tie rod arms XYZ Coil over suspension, 450/670 spring rates Rear Powerflex trailarm bushes, Subframe mounts New rear handbrake shoes New rear UUC OEM E30 brakes, Hawk Pads UUC E30 BBK in the front, 300mm rotors, Hawk pads Braided brake lines Body and interior; Lachsilber original paint, cleans up very well but has some small dings and scratches, notable the front and rear bumpers have some scuffing and paint damage. Genuine Mtech 2 kit Recaro cloth interior Illuminated 6 speed M shifter, E36 Window switches M Sport button Genuine 16' ACS Wheels I'm going to start quite high, I really can't put a price on all the money I've put into this and the list above is no way near complete. I have tonnes of receipts totaling stupid amounts of money for the swap. If you are serious, flick me a PM and we can talk. 25k ono, to get the ball rolling. And yes I'm asking 'e46 m3' money, but this E30 is something else
  14. Hi Guys, A mate of mine is interested in finding an e36 touring. 6 cylinder preferred. Cheers,
  15. Dear all My 2002 e46 325i Touring has been with me for more than 4 years now. During this time - focussing on suspension department - it has had the following: 112000kms Bog stock, non M-sport, 16 inch rims on 205/55/16. got rid of the crappy JDM tyres and went to Toyo Proxes4. 1. 125,000kms - replaced front LCR bushes, LCRs, Endlinks with Meyle HD. 2. 150,000kms replaced front and rear shocks with OEM Sachs standard, strut bearings, bushes (ARB and others), tie rods. Better. 3. Found it a bit pogo-like (trying to stay with the e38 mafia on a twisty road), did lots of research, ended up with a staggered set of Style 194's (refurbished) with 225/45/17 and 245/40/17s. Improved, but a little tilty. 4. Added MSport ARBs front and rear (24mm and 20mm). Replaced ARB bushes again. And had the rear trailing arm busges replaced with Meyle HD and some poly edge bushes to stop articulation. Ahhhh, much better. Still rides comfortably, holds line better, grip vastly improved. BUT A small clunk coming from the rear. Long story short: inspection by Page European yesterday, found broken LH rear spring. SO: Options. 1. Find the right touring spring, and replace OEM. 2. Get a set of Motorsport Touring Springs. Upside is better match to my wheels and ARBs, slightly lower, should be a little stiffer without getting crashy. Downside is that it'll cost more, and more importantly - the valving of my OEM shocks won't ideally match the MSport springs. Still prolly better than worn-out springs. 3. Get some Eibachs. Hmmm. A little low for Family touring duties I think. 4. Get some H&Rs - no, I've read they're just too hard for daily commute (80kms or thereabouts per day at the mo). 5. Coilovers? No, not interested - it's not a racecar, doesn't have to be "super low". 7. Get Konis, Bilsteins, or replace your current shocks with MSport shocks? No thanks, I don't want to take out those rear shocks again, there's a huge amoiunt of interior Lego to deal with, and hate spending twice. What do you think? Glenn - appreciate your thoughts Brent - what do you have in stock for my e46 325i Touring 325i? John - what do you think? do you still have those Eibachs? Ron - what do you think? Thanks in advance guys. It would be awesome if I could get this sorted before next weekend... Olaf.
  16. So I have been looking for information on e34 touring's, specifically the 1996 model, I am wanting to know how many of the 96 e34 touring's were produced, anyone know? Cheers team!
  17. Hi there, trying to track down an e91 330i touring. Doesn't seem to be a lot (if any) floating around on trademe. Prefer >100k kms. >$20. And leather. Any ideas?
  18. Looking for an E34 525i Touring, anyone have one for sale or know of any? Preferably 1990-92, Manual Transmission, Upper North Island/ Bay Of Plenty. I am located in Rotorua. Cheers
  19. My Pride and Joy is up for sale. allot of money has been spent on it recently as i never intended to sell it is a 1993 e30 touring it has had a recent drive line swap for all the best bits it has a m20B25 engine which runs perfectly attached to a 5 speed gearbox which is in perfect condition, also short shifted. it is connected to a freshly rebuilt LSD with new bearings and seals. disc breaks all round with good wheel bearings. no curbing on any of the wheels and decent tyres. H&R springs all round with good shocks. I fitted a ultra racing rear sway bar and whiteline front swaybar with new bushings this improved the handling enormously I also fitted new powerflex control arm bushes and diff bush which improved handling also. interior is complete and has dark blue leather front recaro sports seats in very good condition. has new speakers all round and a fusion head unit. tinted windows (legal) new badges and euro plates very good solid car, drives like it should with plenty of power mechanically very good paint work is average photo from when i got it, i am overseas at the moment can have the new bonnet painted for the right price. the last owners damaged the other bonnet swapping the engine so i got a nice new one put on
  20. Hi all, Have an excellent condition 1997 MSport 328iT for sale. All the details are on Trademe - http://www.trademe.co.nz/838278744 $9700 ono Cheers.
  21. So far out of my league / price range, but maybe someone here would like it? Apparently 1 of only 2 NZ new. http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-784767094.htm So much car. So much (to me) money and yet, the advertiser still can't write a grammatically correct listing, or even check their spelling!
  22. Took my car into valet on my way overseas and asked for a deluxe car wash. They did an incredibly thorough job, including washing the insides of my stock amp which is now dead. sh*t. I've been wanting to upgrade anyway, so figure now's a handy time. Here's my design, keen on feedback: First MiniDSP 2x4 taking balanced inputs from Dynavin FL/RL and doing a 2 way active crossover for fronts, full range for rear (passive crossovers) and one left for the sub. Second MiniDSP 2x4 doing the same but for the Right channels. Both sub L/R get summed together at the amp. Then I've got a Soundstream TN4.900D doing my fronts and a PN4.520D doing the rears. Both nice and small amps. Currently have a PN1.650D monoblock doing my sub and love it. At this stage I've still got the stock speakers, but am buying 4 Stereo Integrity TM65 6.5" drivers. If one either side up front sounds good enough I'll see if the other two fit in the roofspace at the back. Don't think I've seen any wiring diagram mention these speaker locations (most of what I've found is for the Sedan). Parts I don't have figured out yet are the passive crossovers at this stage... so may ditch the rear set all together. Would like some suggestions on some tweeters for the front too, and possible some mids, although I don't want to go too crazy. No big fibreglassing projects for me though please. Once was enough!
  23. Anyone interested in a new project? This engine has a suspected blown head gasket. The cooling system is becoming over-pressurised; but the radiator, water pump and thermostat are all good. The car has not overheated, and is still driving beautifully. Aside from this engine issue, the car is in great condition. There is a spot of rust inside one of the rear door surrounds, but aside from this the body is rust-free and in excellent condition. The interior is good, although the driver's seat is getting pretty worn. The wagon is an auto, it reads 238000km on the clock, is WoF'd until November and rego'd til April 2015. I have owned the car for 9 years, and have loved it. It is a really great car to drive. I have kept it well maintained and am sad to see it go - but I need a bigger car (and have bought one already), and I am not up for the repair mission this wagon needs. I have taken the stereo out (for the new wagon), but have included the Panasonic stereo (which I took out of the new wagon). I am trying for $2000ono. Car is based in Grey Lynn, Auckland. Contact Duncan on 021-621-937
  24. Hey Team, So im new to this, so feel free to point me in the right direction... I have a 1996 E34 540i Touring, the automatic transmission's oil cooler has failed, while driving! I lost drive and oily water came out thru a breather, I placed the car in Neutral, turned off the engine and coasted to a stop. The cooler has completely failed with a total oil and water mix. Obviously i need a new cooler and trans / cooling system flushed, but want to know the best practice for this kind of work... What other parts should i look at replacing while i'm at it? (filter, etc etc) Trick and Tips for doing this job? Best value for money on aftermarket cooler? Thanks...
  25. Hey guys, Dad's car is up for sale, If you know anyone who would be keen get at me Haven't been on the forums in such a long time, hope this is posted in the right section :/ Any way contact the numbers in the auction for more info! Thanks! http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=647456858