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NZ_InFerno

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  1. My white 130i had had the rear wiper deleted. Looks quite good. Rear wiper doesn't work on the other two 130i, read plenty about the fault and didn't think there was a cheap fix available. You got a link?
  2. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/listing/2613704071?tm=email&et=45&mt=F909EDC8-3C14-49CC-9D87-FCE0B397F44E Another 2 door, wonder if its the one which had stripes on it that was on trademe for ages.
  3. Wonder if there is a prize for owning 3 ?
  4. Auto box is good if you want an auto. Manual box is also good if you want a manual. So far I prefer the manual box, the 130i is a very engaging drive if you want to pedal it a bit and I like the manual when driving it. If my commute was different I'd probably prefer an auto, just depends what you're used to or like driving. My auto 130i has 220ks on it and still shifts nicely.
  5. Yeah came with the car, even has M coloured stitching on it. Its oversized and probably a knock off but it does the job. Awesome, that's what I was hoping it would just pop out.
  6. How easy is it to get this piece off? Mines quite scuffed so need to get a replacement piece for it. Or Alcantara wrap it to match the mirror...
  7. Same ? Be so good to have a working car again! Now I just need to be allowed to drive it ?
  8. Hmm that's makes it a bit trickier, guess I'll see what happens this week.
  9. Fcpeuro order from the 25th March is in country, apparently will be delivered tomorrow. Will be stoked af if it happens, don't have a working vehicle atm.
  10. Big thanks to KwS for coming round and doing quite a few tests, narrows down the faulting components considerably.
  11. Will definitely try that out. Have also given the car a good clean in a couple of places that I hadn't got to yet, cup holder and air vents. Cup holder had some sugary beverage spilled inside which my detailing spray cleaned up nicely. Air vents had faded in the sun, gave them a couple of coats of trim treatment and they're looking much better.
  12. Yeah they drop to idle or in-gear equivalent. Something I had been looking at was pulling it out and checking the sensor. I had priced up a replacement pedal or sensor too which isn't too bad. Just wanting to see if anyone has come across a similar fault and can point me in the right direction or cause, as I'm not really sure what it could be ?‍♂️
  13. That has been replaced recently. How do I do those things?
  14. Got a 2006 Manual 130i with the following issue: When changing gear, mostly from a cold start, and shifting into second, the accelerator totally stops responding. It doesn't rev at all or accelerate. It has also cut out on other occasions on the motorway at 100kmh between 5th/6th which is super sketchy ?. Have been smashing the accelerator and no response on a few occasions. I've been driving it every day to work out this issue. If I turn the car off and on again, after it happens, its fine and can drive it for a half hour or more with no issues and it doesn't pop back up. Today it happened again, and popping the clutch in and out the accelerator came back so seems like something going on with the clutch or gearbox. Previously when it's happened I've changed gears but still had no accelerator response. Just sits at 1000 rpm in 2nd or higher rpms in higher gears. It seems very odd that it kills the accelerator totally though, any ideas what the fault or cause could be?
  15. Took out both Solenoids on Thursday and cleaned them with degreaser. Cars been running fine since getting it back, this didn't seem to make any difference but will see how it goes. These were BMW Solenoids too, so might be originals. But unfortunately another problem I was having, which I thought was part of the engine issue, has been made more obvious. When changing gear, mostly from a cold start, and shifting into second, the accelerator totally stops responding. It has also cut out on the motorway at 100kmh between 5th/6th which is super sketchy ?. Have been smashing the accelerator and no response on a few occasions. Since getting it back I've been driving it every day to work out this issue. It has does it once at motorway speeds but mostly its at the start of a drive and then if I turn the car off and on again its fine and can drive it for a half hour or more with no issues. Today it did it again, and popping the clutch in and out the accelerator came back so seems like something going on with the clutch or gearbox. Previously I've changed gears but still no accelerator response. Just sits at 1000 rpm in 2nd or higher rpms in higher gears. It seems very odd that it kills the accelerator totally though, any ideas what it could be? Other than this, it has driven fine and I've taken it on a few drives with no other issues lol.
  16. All good. They fold open, I was surprised when I discovered it as I thought they would pop out. The strip they're on slides out afaik so not a big deal to replace just a pain.
  17. I've swapped Solenoids over before so it's not a big deal, pretty easy to access.
  18. Well the black 4 door does have new Solenoids, guess I can pillage from that lol. Nah they can't be removed. All one piece in that rail.
  19. Well that's depressing news, guess I'm ordering Solenoids. I don't think they tested vanos, I don't have a sheet on it. Talked to the garage owner a fair bit and if it goes again they'll be fixing it on their dime.
  20. Car was dead and wouldn't start. It didn't throw a sensor code until after they'd done the timing and other things and had it running fine for a week. They knew something was faulty but there were no obvious indicators from what they told me, they suspected cam sensor but didn't want to do it without a code showing. Then it popped up. Definitely agree it was weird them doing the timing, but I honestly don't know a lot about cams/timing etc to judge if that was the issue that was causing it not to start or original fault. They also did other work on it, cleaning and inspecting plus going through the electrical loom. So it's had a fair amount of diagnosing/testing done while no codes were being thrown, that wasn't charged for.
  21. Lavished some bits and care on the car today, now that it is back in my possession from the mechanics. For the record it was the variable cam shaft sensor that caused the issue, so that was replaced and the rocker cover gasket as well. Since the car wouldn't start when it was towed to the mechanics they suspected timing chain so checked that out, timing was out so was reset back to stock and all the guides/chain were checked and no issues. Had a lot of labour time spent on the car, diagnosing/testing and fixing. Was charged a fair bit, but could have been a lot more. First thing I tried out was @M3ANs old aerial, car didn't have one when purchased. Fitted on perfectly but looked very odd with the existing aerial base so started unscrewing it off and the screw thread from the aerial broke off inside the base. Managed to remove it from the aerial base on the car with some pliers. So will have a look online for another aerial, currently looks a bit weird ? Also had a good look at the missing tab where I took the roof racks off, think I'll leave it on the backburner for a while as its not doing any harm and I have to purchase the whole strip anyway as you can't buy the tabs for some reason. Next up was something I expected to cost a whole lot more than it did, new plates. Previous ones had damage on the front from being reversed into, and no idea what happened to the rear plate. Anyway cost me $23 for a replacement set, looks much better and nearly hides the front bumper damage from being reversed into. I also had a new set of the euro surrounds lying around so put them on at the same time. Damaged Front Bumper plate above and the fresh plate below Rear plate replacement below also looks much better Next task was something I'd wanted ever since I saw the car, can you spot the difference? ? Luckily I got the colour match spot on, decided to go with the raised centre cap and they look really good. They're also *cough* replicas at 1/5th of the price as genuine Work centre caps are ridiculously expensive. Lastly my Bluetooth USB to 3.5mm receiver was plugged in, connected straight away with my phone and works a treat. Had some assistance for this very difficult install. Also discovered that there has been some headlight upgrades from previous owner, both the daytime running lights aka "Angel Eyes" and the normal beams. She's looking much better now with a lot of the cosmetic stuff taken care of: - roof rack removed - eyebrows removed - new plates - Wheel caps installed - a couple of small missing plastic pieces in the engine bay I still have some things planned out to do to the car. Unfortunately the unexpected mechanical repairs have blown out the car budget, which had a pretty generous allowance for things to go wrong, so will be curtailing future car spending in the mean time while my credit card recovers ? Next step is removing the SuperSprint Exhaust off my black "parts" car, and getting that fitted. Will also be getting an alignment and the wheels touched up, will make a big difference too as it looks like the wheels have curbing on them atm but its stone chips from rocks as the wheels stick out slightly from the guards. These will be happening shortly and dependent on others free time. Two things that were on the car when I purchased it in Dec that I wanted to fix will be on hold. The front bumper, impact damage is much less noticeable with the new plates on and is a relatively minor crack that isn't structural. The head lining is something I want to do but isn't bothering me yet. Its only over the boot space and is not in the way at present. Both can wait. Looking forward to spending a lot more time driving this round, puts a smile on my face. And please no more tows to the mechanic ?
  22. Finally got the car back today from the mechanics, been 6 weeks since it was towed to them. Was a cam sensor that was the culprit, driving home car was running mint. I'd been driving my auto 130i in the meantime and it was surprising how different this is. So much better. Have a few things I'd ordered turn up in the meantime so will chuck them at the car tomorrow.
  23. Dang, I'm likely to need some style 208s soon as well. That's a nice price.
  24. Spoke to the guy working on it, motor is back together and running and now is actually showing a code for vanos/valvetronic. Hurray for Internet sleuthing ? Cam chain and everything else looked good so no worries on that part. Reset lifter/cans as engine was showing poor compression and oil pressure which both came back. He suspects eccentric cam sensor as valvetronic motor has been done recently.
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