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nick496 last won the day on October 14 2021

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    E30 320i Touring
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  1. nick496

    E30 Touring Project

    Ah nice that one of those is getting saved, it didn't occur to me that the same person would buy both. I ended up going with a local shop in Hamilton to get the Headlining redone on the frame, and the fabric was a fairly close match. I did the removal and install myself. The Headlining on the touring isn't a particularly difficult job, and is touring specific, so I doubt you'll find anyone who has done it before.
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    Leather vs Cloth

    Most of the cloth seats I've seen are ripped, where as only the dried out leather seats have cracked. I think better off focusing on seats in good condition instead of what type.
  3. If anyone is interested in checking out the above touring, I'm happy to tag along in mine if you want something to compare. From memory he wanted to give it chrome bumpers and trim, hence some of the weirdness.
  4. Ordered these for a car I no longer have. Pierburg electric water pump - $450 shipped Part #11517586925 Sump bolt kit to suit manual N52 - $45 shipped. BMW part number 11130396707
  5. I don't think today's modern cars will still be around as much in 30 years as say the e30. Mostly in part due to all the electronics that are in modern cars. It's difficult to get replacement control modules for cars over 10 years old from the dealer, and with NZ having such an old fleet, you'd struggle to get something for your 14+ year old. I think if you're looking to hold onto a modern car you'd best start learning how to repair electronic boards.
  6. nick496

    Quick rant thread.

    Yeah otherwise they'll want you to get thicker hubs.
  7. Sold already. Not surprising at that price.
  8. I'd imagine you'd be looking at either an e36 or e46 m3 clutch and flywheel. More likely to depend on the gearbox and the input shaft to determine the spline count. I'll let someone else weigh in with more details.
  9. These guys https://www.brintechcustoms.com.au/all-products/n52-headers
  10. nick496

    Quick rant thread.

    Everyone knows the road to 0 means the road to 0km/h. Because if no one is driving there won't be any car accidents.
  11. Welcome. Looks to be a tidy catch, and the m40 motor while low on power was pretty reliable for me, was a nice engaging experience in a manual.
  12. I ended up grabbing it. Everything is about what you'd expect for a minimally maintained BMW. Has oil leaks from the valve cover, gearbox is a bit funny to shift into, intake boot is duct taped up to seal a split. Will uncover more once the weather fines up. Plan to check the compression, and the gearbox it has, as the vin decoder returns it as an auto. However it does have working cruise control, so its likely been done correctly.
  13. I've found that with the supercheap auto brake spanners they skip. But my regular teng spanners don't have that issue.
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