E39 out, E46 in.
Transported it up from Arrowtown last week, picked it up this week.
2 previous owners. Last owner had it for 12 years/173,000km
Known faults were the remote keys don't work and it has a vacuum leak under the intake manifold as diagnosed by an indy shop in Arrowtown.
A few bits of service history but nothing significant.
Fresh off the trailer:
After talking to experts (forum members) I've started what looks to be a bit of a maintenance mission.
Started with the PCV. It was dated as 2002 so original and very brittle. The oil return line disintegrated in half as I pulled out the dipstick tube. I left the manifold on in a bid to have a driveable car to pick my daughter up from day care in and in my haste I forgot to plug in a few things. Idle was smooth but it was real jerky and had a big dip in the throttle when you initially got on the gas. Scanned it and it came up with cam position sensor fault. So out came the airbox and it turned out I had forgotten to plug in the cam position sensor, alternator and something else...whoops...anyway, seems to be running alot better now. Revs are constant and it's not throwing misfire or rich codes. Did the classic air filter, cabin filter and oil + filter too.
It's pretty oily down here...
Pretty dusty up here..
I went with 5W-40 just because I had 1.5L left over from the 540 so figured I might as well use it up.
New Roundel. I got a cheap one off trademe last time and it wore really fast so went all in on the dealership one this time.
Changed the plates over too. DQZ346 lives on.
Things to do:
- coolant system overhaul
- vanos, valve cover gasket and OFHG
- New Disa valve
- Tints & chrome delete around the windows
- Motor and trans mounts
- Get the remote locking working
- Trans oil and filter
Things I would like to do:
- Bluetooth hands free
- Bavsound upgraded speakers
Feel free to add to this never ending list ?