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About _ethrty-Andy_

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    Lower Hutt
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    '91 E30 325iS 5spd Cabby
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    '03 E53 X5 4.4i
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    '87 E30/2 M52
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  1. thanks for sharing. Miss my calypso V12 swapped touring. that dark blue is very nice tho
  2. _ethrty-Andy_

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    wow thats very tempting.......
  3. $8-10 a liter is normal price. thats why 320i arent very economical, because they burn more oil than they do petrol
  4. Driving back to Wellington from Auckland in a couple days. not fussed if sport or non-sport bumper. must be silver otherwise will just fix up and repaint what i already have. anything available ? text preferred, 0273079322 edit: whoops its the right front im looking for
  5. i think they are on my car. They are specific to M3 and need the king pin and all.
  6. I always find it funny when people get excited about tax refunds. If you'd like a bigger refund in 2021, you can pay me $30 a week for no reason, and ill give you back $1500 or so after a year.... Ill get to use your money interest free in the mean time!
  7. yep, two more days in quarentine in auckland and then im free. I see you are back too now! when did you move home ?
  8. Thanks for that. I have an X5 M62, E30 M20 and E30 M52 all needing oil and filter changes waiting for me in when i get back to the Hutt!
  9. ohhhhhh boy.
  10. it will have no mechanical lock (thats what you are overcoming when you do it) and will back out. im sure your one experience of one car is better tho.
  11. Up until January this year, I used to work at a ZF authorised repairer in Toronto. We did do the seals frequently, but is not included in a standard service, and a full fluid exchange is never recommended. The filter is built into the pan, and are one time use. once you crack the drain plug, it cannot be done back up again. if the oil coming out smells like burnt caramel or has excessive flakes around the magnet then dont waste your oil and seals, you are about to be rebilding the whole thing anyway.
  12. farkin awesome mate, i cant wait to see it in the flesh at this years E30 Megameet in Ohakune, if not sooner!!
  13. i got mine from Mag and Turbo in the Hutt many years ago, but id imagine any mag and turbo branch would have them. You do need to go to a non-hex head though, eg a locknut style. Also, worth noting that they should not be aluminium, especially so if your car is going to be subsequently certified.
  14. its a brake disk Glenn. there is no BMW specific procedure compared to any other mass produced vehicle.
  15. yes you are right about usb to serial adaptors not working. they dont. your car was built way before usb was a thing, and the software for your car cannot support it. Glow plugs will make a cold start hard, but are never needed on a warm start, so sounds like your issues are else where. My engine was owned by @melowpuf before be, and he replaced the intake manifold gaskets with a cut out profile of a Lion Red box (Lion Brown would have been better but too top shelf for him i suspect), so i assume a sound seal here is also not the end of the world. I revert back to my previous post. its a fuelling issue you have. you might need to look at getting your injection pump rebuilt. while you are at it, you might like to look at porting and upgrading it so you can up the boost as well, if you are that way inclined. once it is a sewing machine when warm, then look at your hard start, if it is still present. you say you replaced the glow plugs already, so the only other component is the glow plug relay.
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