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14 hours ago, Kepes said:

Definitely not ripco. They charge something like $40 a metre, and they only sell it by the metre. 

Supercheap has it for $12 a metre, mind you they too only sell it by the metre. Might be worth trying somewhere like BNT if supercheap is too far away.

Turns out Para Rubber is the answer. SuperC didn''t have the right size. $10.

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7 hours ago, Palazzo said:

Turns out Para Rubber is the answer. SuperC didn''t have the right size. $10.

Para Rubber sell fuel grade hose? Interesting.

My answer would have been: any hydraulics shop.

 

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40 minutes ago, M3AN said:

Para Rubber sell fuel grade hose? Interesting.

My answer would have been: any hydraulics shop.

 

Yip. Recommended by Super Cheap. Direct match at Wairau, I got the last of it.

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Anyone know of any tyre places open tomorrow morning (Sunday) between Te Kauwhata and Albany? I appear to have a leaking valve on the near side rear wheel. :( 

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Cant decide on changing all the gearbox seals (input/output/selector) when ive got the box out of the 130, or just leaving them. Cars at 230k, no leaks...

If it aint broke, dont fix it Vs. Im balls deep already, whats a lil deeper. 

Thoughts?

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Ok lets say the box did have an oil leak and it was the in put shaft. what would it cost to 

1 take the box out, replace the input shaft and any other seals concerned,guessing its a manual. 

Where you are more than half way their now with the box out etc. A dare sight easier to replace them now as it is only the cost of the seals and labour if you aren't fitting them yourself. Also bet you will be pissed off if not long after you discover an  oil puddle on your garage floor which turns out to be trans fluid.

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Allan's right @Jacko, for the sake of a few bucks do the seals whilst it's out. 

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Looking through the workshop manual replacing the rear crank seal is an involved process! I cant find the loctite product anywhere 

Injector (2) contains the sealing compound Loctite,
manufacturer's number 128357.

Bottle (3) contains the primer Loctite, manufacturer's
number 171000.

 

Any ideas on an equivalent? 

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2 hours ago, Jacko said:

Any ideas on an equivalent? 

None sorry.

Give them a call in Aus and ask, maybe they'll know?

 http://www.loctite.com.au/2956_AUS_HTML.htm

 

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Can anyone tell me if an e46 rear hub/bearing is supposed to have a dust cover? I seem to have gotten it in my head that it should, but can’t find a PN on real OEM and the dust cover I have (front I assume) won’t fit.

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only the fronts have the covers and the rears dont.

See my photos below:

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, qube said:

only the fronts have the covers and the rears dont.

See my photos below:

 

 

 

Thanks, I better get my rc caps fixed if I don’t want exposed nuts

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Less of a question, more a request for confirmation:

Do all E46 coupes come with split-folding rear seats?

TIA. :)

 

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All e46 coupes come with 40/60 folding seats. cold weather package option also includes ski bag thru the centre armrest thing

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42 minutes ago, qube said:

All e46 coupes come with 40/60 folding seats. cold weather package option also includes ski bag thru the centre armrest thing

Ta.  :) 

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What's the considered opinion on 'getting away with something..'?

I'm talking about the third brake light on a 1990 E30. An identical car from 1989 doesn't need one, but a 1990 does.

Am I fooling myself if I think we might 'get away' with not fitting the 3rd brake light to the (new) bootlid for the Baur?

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2 hours ago, gjm said:

What's the considered opinion on 'getting away with something..'?

I'm talking about the third brake light on a 1990 E30. An identical car from 1989 doesn't need one, but a 1990 does.

Am I fooling myself if I think we might 'get away' with not fitting the 3rd brake light to the (new) bootlid for the Baur?

Well, if you get a WoF then you've "got away" with it for at least 6 months. Can't hurt to try. It's not like you're going to get pulled over by a cop or anything.

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Anyone come across a "sticky shift" in an e9x? The 330 occasionally wants to get stuck in 2nd/3rd when slowly accelerating, and wont kick down,  itll bog the engine to the point of nearly stalling. Its intermittent, and being more forceful with the go pedal solves it, just annoying when creeping in traffic. No fault codes are logged. 

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Does anyone know the correct oil filter internal diameter for an M52B28? I got two suggested, one is a 27 (or 28mm) and the other 40 (or 43, can't remember now).

 

'96 E36.

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52 minutes ago, Palazzo said:

Does anyone know the correct oil filter internal diameter for an M52B28? I got two suggested, one is a 27 (or 28mm) and the other 40 (or 43, can't remember now).

 

'96 E36.

It will depend on if you have a plastic cap or metal cap on your oil filter housing.

I'm not 100%, but I think the plastic housing is the larger internal diameter. 

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On 3/24/2018 at 1:32 PM, M3AN said:

Well, if you get a WoF then you've "got away" with it for at least 6 months. Can't hurt to try. It's not like you're going to get pulled over by a cop or anything.

Got the WoF... :)

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1990 E30 318i - rear disc or drum brakes? (Or could they have either...?)
Car is about 120km away so I can't pop out and have a look, and RealOEM doesn't suggest one way or the other.

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6 hours ago, gjm said:

1990 E30 318i - rear disc or drum brakes? (Or could they have either...?)
Car is about 120km away so I can't pop out and have a look, and RealOEM doesn't suggest one way or the other.

I believe either is possible.

My old 318i was a 1990 and had rear disk brakes though. 

Surely it's not a hard question to ask? 

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10 hours ago, nick496 said:

Surely it's not a hard question to ask? 

<chuckes>

You might be surprised! ;)

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E30 - I've got a new sunroof seal. Being a pre-facelift it comes from the factory with a 2 piece seal. I'm replacing it with the 1 piece seal from the facelift.  Where should the 2 ends of the seal meet? Is there a spot that's better than others? Or if anyone with a facelift could please tell me where they join from the factory, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks :~)

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