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About Karun

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    Karun Sudhakar
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    1986 e28 528i
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    1994 BMW E32 740i

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  1. Hey sorry for the late response, got caught up with wrapping up my masters. Would love to see your car barry! Kodachrome, that swap sounds great, didn't end up going for the m60? I thought about those too but really loving the m30 at the moment. I also like the idea of keeping the car what it is to an extent and seeing what I can do with it being a factory m30 manual. If I did swap out the b28 I'd probably hold onto it. Or would just keep trying to push what I can do with it, possibly turbo if I can do it cleanly and reliably.
  2. Any chance you had any luck? Also looking for a file or measurements to make one.
  3. Hey, I'm looking for a couple m30 parts to megasquirt my e28 if anyone has a stash. I need an auto throttle position sensor (6 pin) from an e34 or e32, will need the attached plug and some wire to solder to. Also looking for m30 trigger wheel (mounted to the harmonic balancer, front of engine) and associated vr sensor + mounting bracket. Based in Wellington, Thanks!
  4. Would also love to chat to anyone with megasquirt experience on an m30. About to take it on ?
  5. Hey, I'm looking to find someone with an m30b34 or b35 e28 in Wellington to compare notes with. I currently own a 528i and would like to experience them side by side and see if a swap is something id want to consider in the future. I've heard the b35 has buckets of torque but the b28 revs happier which is something I actually really enjoy about it. Would love to meet up, if anyone is keen to see a very healthy b28. The don't seem to be very common. Thanks, Karun S.
  6. For an m30? If you feel like shipping them to Wellington I'd take them.
  7. Thanks! Ya she's great, tests your patience here and there but always worth it.
  8. Hey, ya she isn't so bad. Just something about driving around with it that's making me a little crazy though ? so really looking forward to getting it sorted. Ah that's a shame about the panel beater, disappearing art. I haven't posted the parts list yet because a previous owner of the car actually reached out to me and has been really helpful. He owns a bmw restoration shop in Auckland and so says he might be able to sort me out on parts. So waiting to see what he digs up.
  9. Hey, everyone sorry for such a late reply with updates and thanks so much for all the advice. @Olaf you hit the nail on the head with the advice i needed, thanks so much for all that. I managed to talk it through with the insurance company and it has come to the agreement that i am handling all the repairs for a payout of $4400, which should hopefully cover it. They will not be deregistering the car which was a big relief and gave me a couple options for insurance. I will have to cancel the current policy and open a new third party one while working on the repairs, that can then be switched to full cover again when its done. No change in policy cost too which is nice. So all in all its good working with them. Although frustrating, i understand why they didn't put in the leg work for parts and just wanted to close things. I'd like to make sure its done properly anyway and so don't mind the extra time with it. Getting some more information on one of those older panel beaters would be great actually, especially since experience really tends to show with that and paint. Good to hear about the Datsun, what was it and is it still around? Any chance i'd be able to get in touch with Phil about the panel beater out in Rongotea? That sounded like an option worth exploring. Thanks Again!
  10. I haven't looked internationally, found parts locally but the insurance company hasn't been working very hard to get them. Seem to want to rush into getting it closed. Ya I guess that's a fair point. Sure every car at this age has something. Just don't want it to bite me if the time comes to sell. If it had something tied to it's registration that I have to keep explaining or something.
  11. Hi guys, looking for some insurance advice. I recently got in an accident under classic car insurance with AA, not my fault. The damage to the car was certified as purely cosmetic but the availability of the e28 euro bumpers has made them say it's "uneconomical to repair" I believe I can get it repaired for the payout but wanted any advice on what the implications would be. Does keeping it registered get affected? How does this affect insurance after the fact? Will this affect the cars value? Should I fight this and keep trying to source parts for them myself? I'd really like to hear from anyone with advice on this, especially with older cars and limited parts availability. Thanks!
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    M30 alternator

    Hey, anyone have an alternator for an m30 e28 laying around? Preferably Wellington or can ship. I believe e34 m30s before 92 can be made to work.
  13. Still available? And does it include the strut bar and bracing in the boot? Thanks
  14. OOh ya? Awesome we should get together again sometime. Hows the e30? Ya it would be but you have to buy it in larger amounts so wouldn't be worth experimenting with if it's just one. I could just throw it in a mill and add the weights ya. Might consider doing one large weight for that and then centering it on the lathe instead.
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