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    1990 325i Sedan
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    2000 540i Msport
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    2010 mk 6 Golf Tsi

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  1. adro

    E46 330i Touring

    Oh yeah I cleaned the ICV and throttle body when I did the PCV. They actually weren’t too bad ✅ Tried to do the fuel filter but obviously original as it had those weird special hose clamps, I’m guessing vice grips? so bailed out on that. The vac line down there could do with replacing. I broke the one that goes into that F connector in the upper elbow straight away.
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    E46 330i Touring

    You know it ?
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    E39 2000 540i Msport

    My pleasure, thanks for tuning in!
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    E46 330i Touring

    E39 out, E46 in. Transported it up from Arrowtown last week, picked it up this week. 211,000km NZ New 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.. ewwwww New stuff 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: - Tyres - Suspension - Xenons - Bluetooth hands free - Bavsound upgraded speakers Feel free to add to this never ending list ?
  5. Hi,interested in the tail lights, can you give me a call

    0212633724, can catch up, I assume they will still fit my car??



  6. I did the same although when coded as manual adjustment I’m pretty sure I lost the use of that dip knob to the left of the steering wheel.
  7. adro

    Land Yacht

    I just bought this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/121144809321 Looks to be the same as in Martins photo. Besian want $35 USD for shipping some O rings ?
  8. Santa came early! Wow, what a haul.
  9. These parts are all located in Wellington. Can ship at buyers expense, none of it is too big. PFL tail lights used condition but not scratches at all. Really shiney $100 Meyle Guibo Brand New $60 https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-drive-shaft-flex-disc-giubo-540i-840ci-740-750-26111229065my Bowa rear brake pad sensor brand new $5 Headlight adjuster, not sure what ones these fit but not my Xenons, new but un-packaged $5 ATE rear caliper piston seal kit x2 Brand new $10 https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-caliper-repair-kit-rear-34211164440
  10. adro

    E39 2000 540i Msport

    S O L D Inbound back to Auckland. The best part of owning this car was the interaction with other E39/BMW owners, thanks to everyone who helped me source parts and helped me trying to diagnose issues. What a trip it’s been. Sold to a non bimmersporter, but hopefully it’s gone to a good home.
  11. Is that $160 for both or for 1?
  12. Yeah it woulda been.
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