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    1990 325i Sedan
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    2003 330i Touring
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    2010 mk 6 Golf Tsi

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  1. adro

    E46 330i Touring

    219,000km Much needed wheel alignment. Didn't get the sheet but he said it was very 'out' . Tyres pumped up to 40psi up front and 36 in the rear, cars feeling great. Here's my photo assistant taking a smoko break.
  2. adro

    Lachssilber E30 M325i

    It was obviously meant to be, and perfect it needs some love, you ( and us) would get bored otherwise. How good is the engine noise!
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    Lachssilber E30 M325i

    I was drooling over the E46 but I’m also drooling over this. 🤤
  4. Guess since they have just spent $13K that’s been built into the asking price?
  5. @Sammo https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/listing/3367769221
  6. adro

    Project E39

    My fingers are crossed for you too. At least it’s not a gearbox.
  7. adro

    E46 330i Touring

    I found a 1L bottle of oil in the back compartment from the previous owner which makes me think the original engine also chewed oil (although the rip in the return tube from the CCV might have had something to do with it). I’m pretty keen to put the genuine valve in. I was so mad I skimped on it on the E39 for it to basically fail on its first startup, seems some parts are just worth paying the premium on. iv topped it up twice this year so it’s not super frequent, and now I’m aware of it I know roughly when to check the dipstick.
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    E46 330i Touring

    Ah interesting. I had the same issue with a Meyle one on the M62. This is an ‘OE Supplier’ from FCP (I bought the kit) but it does look to have some negative reviews, might be worth putting in a genuine one. Thanks for the heads up.
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    E46 330i Touring

    I might be exaggerating abit but I’m pretty sure it’s about that. Yeah everything has been replaced and doesn’t look to be leaking anywhere. OFHG, sump gasket, rocker cover gasket, CCV. No blue smoke or anything out the back.
  10. adro

    E46 330i Touring

    This cars consuming about 1L every 2500km. So I check the level fairly regularly. I’m putting HPR5 in the Golf and in the E46 so it keeps it simple.
  11. adro

    E46 330i Touring

    218,500 km oil change time! Super cheap had a sale in the weekend. I managed to score the last 7L of HPR 5W40 for $91. Thanks to @Mikan for the stash of oil filters. I do like how the Mann filters come with the o ring and crush washer. Edit: I should add that I am absolutely thrilled with where this car is at now. It’s finally at that point where if you drove it and had to guess the mileage you wouldn’t believe it’s done 218k. I also prefer to drive this daily over the E30 now. I think it’s the steering rack that gives it the edge.
  12. $450 Selling a set of 4 style 96 wheels that came on my E46 330i. Specs are square set 8J x 17 offset of 47 http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/96 Wheels are in good condition. Tyres are also OK but on the lower end of life left (will pass WOF) 4 center caps, acouple have had the tabs broken so have been RTV'd on by previous owner. Pickup Wellington preferred but happy to work with pack and send or mainfreight depot drop off.
  13. I spent about the same as my purchase price doing my mods and it seemed a bit stupid at the time, the whole time i was thinking why am I doing this to a 4 door as i'm never going to get this money back, but it was a fun project and end result made it totally worth it. I think if the cars mint like yours, which you already own and you just want a manual, the conversion is still not a bad option. You get to replace a bunch of old parts while you are at it which in theory you would probably have to replace on a factory manual after 30 years anyway (slave, master cyls, clutch, output seal, guibo, short shifter etc). Manual 325 SE for $40k in 5 years time might sound like a bargain?
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