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  1. Secniv

    FS: R53 Cooper S

    I swear there’s so many time wasters with too much time on their hands trolling TMe 🤨
  2. Thanks to those all that posted comments. I was thinking that few were going to be ballsy enough to put a price on it and it's great to get plenty of constructive feedback. I'll be listing it today, and not be greedy (imo) about it, at below valuation leaving some in it for the next owner (hopefully a forum member). Being a child of the 60's with my car consciousness developing from the 70's I like to follow sales of the cars from that era onwards and continues to surprise me the prices these cars are fetching\asking. However, at the end of the day I'm not in it for just the money, although it allows me to feed my obsession and buy the next icon, as I just like working on them too hence keeping the E30 (for now at least ).
  3. Absolutely have made the request. Thanks for the heads up on that @leichtbau
  4. Ha you sound like my wife. Imho I believe it’s about the car. Having said that I’d struggle buying beige.
  5. Appraisal arrived BMW E36 M3 Appraisal 160920.pdf
  6. Thanks. Will still keep a foot in the BMW world with the E30.
  7. Yeah I blew the budget somewhat 😏
  8. Garage queen.. 245k.. having said that it has had the wheels off a lot!
  9. Some of you may have been following my progress on the E36 M3 here.. It’s had a lot of attention over the past 2 years on top of good bones and attention by previous owners. However it needs to make way for my latest purchase a 911. Mark from Classic Car Valuations will be providing me a valuation but I’m keen to get your thoughts.
  10. Checked and re-torqued under load.. only to finally trace it to a loose exhaust bracket (next to the gearbox). Don’t recall loosening this myself so suspect the guys who welded the bungs in for the pre-cat O2 sensors 🤨 Car is driving very well and warm-up is a lot smoother with little/no hesitation.
  11. So I did a bit of a blue a while back and it's been bugging me since. I drop a bar on the roof and it creased the roof edge. When I got the dent remover guy in to remove some other minor dents he wasn't able to pull it out as it was on a crease line. So I put a claim in with Classic Cover who approved it and I took it in to Prestige Repairs here in Hamilton. There was a bit of other touching up needed with respraying wing mirrors and boot lid, plus stone chips on the bonnet and few other spots around the car. They ended up have to respray the whole roof and down the A and C pillars to blend it in and came up really well although I did have to take back for a little more buffing which they handled promptly. I'll post some photos when I get a chance and it's not raining.
  12. I thought I did but I'm going to go over them again to be sure. Thanks
  13. 3 months gone by quick. Have done a few things to the M3: I replaced all the rear suspension bushes and control arms. Now I’d be pretty pleased about this but there is now a knock from the rear end which I can’t trace (With pry bar and mallet). I didn’t replace the subframe mounts and I’m wondering if they have gone (look ok) with it sitting in the air for quite a while or using the jack on the subframe to lift the rear. Any ideas I’m happy to explore.
  14. I couldn’t think of a better enthusiast to own it. I struggled selling it and still have regrets but my new mistress is helping me overcome my doubts😉
  15. Yes I traded it to chch. Someone will get a bargain.
  16. Well I’ve read and researched a lot about them while building my replica. Does that make me a specialist idk, enthusiastic yes. It’s an interesting arrangement. Ex-factory B3’s used Alpina parts of course (spoilers, wheels, their mod engines, seat coverings etc). Sytner (UK) did conversions and I believe you could order any base vehicle and add the Alpina parts you and your budget wanted. So there is precedence. However my benchmark would be in order to call it an Alpina B3 2.7 It would have the factory build plate and be on the factory registry. It appears to have non of these. An OE engine transplant and a few Alpina parts a B3 does not make imho. Having said all that it looks like a lovely car despite the high mileage but $59k wow!
  17. With some sadness it’s gone 😢 to make way for a new chapter in my car passion/obsessed life.
  18. Funny didn't notice that until you pointed it out.
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    Bosch O2 Sensor

    $100 incl. courier post I incorrectly ordered this for the E36M3 fits other models to as per link. https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-oxygen-sensor-bosch-13231 Will offer it here before I return it for refund. My mistake your gain.
  20. I did a lot of research prior to purchasing and drove 6 or more E60 M5s before going with the B5. I struggled with smg box.. great when flooring it but not so great when not imho. The servicing and issues with the V10 are well documented. Any issues with H1 are those that are related to those normally associated with N62, Valve Stem Seals, Alternator Bracket/Gasket Oil Leak (Replaced), Coolant Transfer Pipe Leak (replaced), Valve Cover & Valve Cover Gasket Oil Leaks (replaced). Alpina specific issues are cracked coolant expansion tank (replaced) and the bearing/seal wear or failure in the supercharger. When dismantling I checked the oil collection and appeared to be in spec at approx 5-10ml. Its true I’ve had to help school local BMW dealer and double check part numbers before they order but that’s probably me 😉. Still help saves delays or expense. Would love it to go to someone who’ll enjoy and take care of it and happy to negotiate. Only selling as I cringe every time I have to put our recently acquired dog in the back seat. A touring version of these would be ideal.
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