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13 minutes ago, Gabe79 said:

Replacing transmission fluid on my 530i. I read all kinds of recommendations for the US, but what is good to use here? I'm a fan of SCA.

Depends on your exact transmission but i definitely would not use that (not full synth for starters). Valvoline MaxLife ATF fairly cheap and commonly used overseas (transmission dependent)

Ive always used the specified Fuchs from BNT for all transmissions ive ever done.

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12 minutes ago, Eagle said:

Depends on your exact transmission but i definitely would not use that (not full synth for starters). Valvoline MaxLife ATF fairly cheap and commonly used overseas (transmission dependent)

Ive always used the specified Fuchs from BNT for all transmissions ive ever done.

Sorry, I even had this open and forgot to add to the post... I have a A5S 325Z/ZH 5HP19 on my car.

EDIT: Reading the BMW fluid document, looks like this is a better bet:

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/Product/Penrite-Automatic-Transmission-Fluid-FS-1-Litre/396371

Penrite ATF Full Synthetic (although the Semi-Synthetic also meets the spec)

 

BMW Trans Oil Chart.pdf

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Yep plenty of oils that say they meet the spec. ZF lifeguard is probably the proper choice but not cheap. I'll probably use full synth Maxlife for mine soon but that mainly because i got a lot of it

Any of the good brands should have it in 20L containers which are much cheaper for the $. I don't know what method you are using for the oil change though,  

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1 hour ago, Eagle said:

Yep plenty of oils that say they meet the spec. ZF lifeguard is probably the proper choice but not cheap. I'll probably use full synth Maxlife for mine soon but that mainly because i got a lot of it

Any of the good brands should have it in 20L containers which are much cheaper for the $. I don't know what method you are using for the oil change though,  

I quite like Penrite, I use HPR5 for my engine. I might just go with them. I might check out BNT tomorrow if they have larger quantities than 1L though.

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Is there any one out there with one of these kits in NZ? https://mthire.com.au/products/dm11-a1458-bmwc for hire?

Can probably butcher up something similar, but anyone have the real deal and rents it out?

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The guy that’s rebuilding an E46 (I think) M3 from close to scratch has built his own and might lend it out? I’ll try dig up the post, he did it with his father who appears to be somthing of an engineering genius.

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31 minutes ago, EUROLESS said:

The guy that’s rebuilding an E46 (I think) M3 from close to scratch has built his own and might lend it out? I’ll try dig up the post, he did it with his father who appears to be somthing of an engineering genius.

Is this the thread you’re thinking of?

 

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Yes, thanks, in particular this Post shows the extraction tool, and a few posts later he shows them using a hydraulic press to reinsert them, I suspect the OEM tool allows the job to happen with the subframe in situ though, where as his required complete removal.

 

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Thats the thing, I wonder if the E46 bush dimensions are the same/similar? Ill flick him a PM

Good thread here http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1158856

Im putting pu bushes back in so the install is easy(er).

 

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5 minutes ago, Jacko said:

Thats the thing, I wonder if the E46 bush dimensions are the same/similar? Ill flick him a PM

Good thread here http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1158856

Im putting pu bushes back in so the install is easy(er).

 

Check the parts on realoem? It’ll tel you all vehicles with that part. 

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Different p/n to E46, same as an e9x, might be the same diameter though :/ 

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32 minutes ago, Jacko said:

Thats the thing, I wonder if the E46 bush dimensions are the same/similar? Ill flick him a PM

Good thread here http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1158856

Im putting pu bushes back in so the install is easy(er).

 

I have sleeves and a kit like that for an e39 front bushings. There are eBay kits too for cheap that should last one or two uses without issue 😀

 

edit. I bought the bmw part for the sleeves, but I’ve read of people having good luck with exhaust piping for sleeves too. Nothing wrong with that setup either. There is a good write up for this on the beisan systems page for an e39 bushing but it should be very similar to that setup you linked. 

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The Aus tool company above will rent to NZ $121AUD+return freight per week

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On 07/10/2017 at 4:36 PM, Jacko said:

Anyone had their average fuel consumption widget not work? it just reports 0.1l/100km. Reset the trip odo, have done a few hundred k's, still 0.1. Everything else works, no error messages... It know how much its using as the instantaneous widget works, and it obviously knows how many k's its done, but wont populate this doofa?

FWIW - Reset it by disconnecting battery for another job, and its fixed :D 

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Morning all,

My 97 E36 M3 radiator is damaged, it's not leaking but the performance would have to be compromised.    

As I'm about to order some parts from the US, should I be adding a new radiator to my US order ?

or is there a recommended NZ company I should look at.

As always I'm looking to at least update/upgrade so full alloy is on the table, but I'm not looking at spending $1000 US

If you've been through this process your help would be appreciated  

Cheers Mark

 

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Hi team, can anyone tell me if the standard SA sump guard for E30s protects the steering rack as well as the sump? Cheers!

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2 hours ago, sweetm3 said:

Morning all,

My 97 E36 M3 radiator is damaged, it's not leaking but the performance would have to be compromised.    

As I'm about to order some parts from the US, should I be adding a new radiator to my US order ?

or is there a recommended NZ company I should look at.

As always I'm looking to at least update/upgrade so full alloy is on the table, but I'm not looking at spending $1000 US

If you've been through this process your help would be appreciated  

Cheers Mark

 

I got a rad from Silverdale Radiators. Fast delivery - looks to be a quality product.

Check the cost of shipping one from the US.

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CSF or OEM approx $300 US

One of these added to my parts order adds $50 US to shipping

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23 minutes ago, sweetm3 said:

CSF or OEM approx $300 US

One of these added to my parts order adds $50 US to shipping

+ Duty/GST/Levy/Handling fees add another $150+NZD

 

 

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6 hours ago, sweetm3 said:

If you've been through this process your help would be appreciated  

Let me know what you're planning before you pull the trigger. I also need a new one.

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Will do Dave

 

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Looking to finish off my engine bay restoration but I'm stumped as to which radiator to buy.

Attached is my current one inside my M528i E28

I think one of those switches is a temp switch for the aircon radiator fan...I'm not sure about the other one...what replacement radiator will accomodate these sensors?

also do all radiators just have the expansion tank nipple you have to screw in yourself?

TIA

 

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What economy should we expect from a 1997 E36 318Ti automatic?

I didn't expect it to be anything like as good as the 318i manual, but it is much, much worse. :(  66 litres used in 650km.

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5 hours ago, gjm said:

What economy should we expect from a 1997 E36 318Ti automatic?

I didn't expect it to be anything like as good as the 318i manual, but it is much, much worse. :(  66 litres used in 650km.

Average on fuelly.com Is 9.6 L/100km. A couple of them have been repowered though! ;)

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3 hours ago, aja540i said:

Average on fuelly.com Is 9.6 L/100km. A couple of them have been repowered though! ;)

I guess ours isn't quite so bad by comparison... 10.1(ish) L/100km.
That's a spot check on economy though so I'll keep an eye on it. ICVs and so on can make a difference.

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