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  1. https://nam3forum.com/forums/forum/main-forum/e46-2001-2006/2844-smg-to-6mt-conversion sorry….. old post
  2. Btw, that fakar aerial connector in your hand would normally plug into Bluetooth aerial that is installed under the console rear ashtray . You might not have one. however if you car has a shark fin aerial on the roof that one will work for Bluetooth.
  3. Here’s the install instructions. http://www.carnationsoftware.com/carnation/images/OwnersManualBluetooth.pdf It been 10 years since I last did a ulf / Bluetooth install , but on module startup the pairing pin needs to go to ground and you will see pairing come up on top of screen. At that point you pair your phone and put in the pin written on the sticker on the module. I’d be careful on the pin 17 bit as you’ll find with bmw the context changes between the pins on the module verse PIN number on connectors . Pin 17 on ULF is main power feed so if that is shorted expect a blown fuse. I have a old spreadsheet somewhere so I’ll have a look tomorrow from the original install I did . Mine was removing a Japan telephone module and replaced it with a euro ulf so a number of pins needed to change positions.
  4. Neal

    1996 e36 M3 Evo Sedan

    I think this did a stint in Whitby Porirua early 2000s. Was a few doors down. Owner was meticulous with his cars and this was replaced by a 911 4s a few years later. always liked this colour
  5. What do those journalist at driven know about us BMW drivers, I stalk them all if they keep republishing bulldust like this 🙂 Did I mention my fav song that mentions BM drivers. "Killer's Lullaby" Faithless I'm sittin' at a coffee table, unable to see straight Watchin' parallel lines unwind and undulate Behind the rain-streaked windowpane, the scene's bleak Another train leavin' home, conceding defeat with a low moan Hangin' in A sky, made of stone Everybody's leavin' home, I called my man Jerome To come meet me in the twilight zone Leave your mobile phone at home and come alone I bought him coffee and a snack, settled back, started speakin' He was tweakin' with the peak of his cap While I'm seekin' to discover what it takes to stay sober Not cover my mistakes, try to maybe make sense of the evidence It's over, she's gone for good Why should I lie, singin' a killer's lullaby Identified by the dying ring of her goodbye The last thing you hear before your life disappear Now it just gets worse, like my stomach 'll burst, feel like I've been cursed. With seven centuries of bitter memories And inadequacies, previous he's and she's I'm movin' round this old house for the last time Scene of my past crimes, been here for lifetimes Hearin' the chimes of the old clock that used to mock You got eternity for takin' stock, this place is like a padlock You look shocked. Trust me, nothing ever moves but the dust, There's just us and I'm here to torment and tease And that's how it was for centuries Me and my memories, till you brought the keys Took the couple of Saturdays I moved in runnin' from tragedies and boozing Seven hundred years since I came here You appear, same hair, same quizzical stare I couldn't get near, And the sheer frustration was more than I could bear I was really cursed, thought I'd been through the worst part That was just the first part, just the start Every night I'd be sitting with dread, breaking my heart In case the man she'd been chasin' gets to first base And I just can't escape, I'm in bad shape You making love to someone else is more than I can take And so I make all the movement I can to no avail Scream and yell, sinkin' deeper into my personal hell I'm getting heated, I'm sorry, have another coffee I needed to release my sparrow chest from just a piece of this pressure Unless an escape route is found, I'm going down underground Into lifetimes of pain, it's absurd The heaviest chain is contained is the sound of one word So I'm referred back to hell, huh Just as well, I hate needles an' get twinges at the thought of syringes J (as in Jerome), I'm going insane with shame I dream and watch her makin' love over and over again With what I call a farmer's swain Unintelligent, pea-brained retard who's dick is always hard Oh God, of course I'm jealous, fellows, oversexed flexing his pec's Jesus, what's he going make her do next? I'm mad vex, the way she gently scratches his chest You used to do that to me back in 1253 Pity me, while you lie with your lover I stare and suffer in despair while you ruffle his hair Unaware of who else is there I move quick, I want to try my trick one last time You know it's possible to vaguely define my outline When dust move in the sunshine So I'm tryin' to change, vibrate myself to near-human pitch Which reminds me how I used to come unstitched And switch 'round the house in a blind rage It took years and an ocean of tears to find the key to this cage And write another stage into a new age, it's difficult to gauge But I know that I'll see you again, on that you may depend I just don't know how or when Sleep on, my lost love on gone Jerome took me home under steel skies Knowing I'm prone to dramatize but unknown for telling lies And what I verbalize he can see behind my eyes The why oh why's that identify killer lullabies And he surmised No surprise couldn't hear that Closed my eyes as he steered that old black BM home again Not knowing how and not knowing when.
  6. I think last time I looked there was just under 200 road registered E46 M3s in the country. Not sure break down of Coupe verse Convertible but no doubt imports ( like mine ) brought the numbers up. Next 12 months average price ? perhaps $60s
  7. So what are peoples thoughts on the e46 M3s with 200,000kms or more ? Sellable or keep at that point ? Mine will get there in the next year to 18 months. No major jobs done as yet. But driven 60kms per day and BMW serviced. Putting money aside for bearing refresh and thinking either about subframe goop or the usual welded reinforcements
  8. I wouldn’t expect and major jobs to be done at those kms other than a rotor / pads replacement and probably mirror. I didn’t know the manual and smg gearboxes were different until now. up there in price. Back to around 2009 prices. Think I’ll hold out selling mine. At this rate next year would be a swap keys exercise for an older F80 M3 😀 Did anyone see the 997 turbo owner that will do a part way swap on a e46 M3 ?
  9. Those seats look great . Love how they are trimmed.
  10. Yes, Dave Tunlley. They did the most accurate 4 wheel alignment before and after that I’ve seen. Bernard and the boys do a great job. I think between BMW Car Club and bimmpersport we’ve cornered the silver e46 M3 in Welly. Mine on 18s another on 19s and a CSL 😀
  11. imported some 18” versions of these. Now have a Wof
  12. If it helps I’ve just imported a set of tyres via tirerack / FedEx. Process was 12 days door to door with. 8 days was the nz part of its journey. 4 days was getting hold of nz FedEx to pay duty.
  13. I think the are one of the most “go to” track day rims for bmw owners in the USA . The forums are full of group buys. eg https://e46m3.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1720298 I wouldn’t say no to a set.
  14. We brought it new with 3 years free services and 5 year warranty. The car is at 60,000 kms now and other than a factory remap on an advisory it’s just been service / oil change every 10,000 km. We’ve had one service that we paid for which was under $400 so out of lockdown that would be roughly $600 a year for 17,000 kms. Tyres seem to last to around the 500km mark. One issue that we weren’t expecting was speeding tickets . TD are so quiet and revs so low that it’s hard to determine speed .But the Nav system will remind you for fixed cameras.
  15. Brought a 2017 2.2d cx-5 ( current model) . Issues with carbon build up / throttle body issues sorted. Very euro styled interior and drives well. Wife has been doing 17k-22k a year using it for school run , work / motorway and all our NZ holidays. Engine is great , something like 420nm from idle , 130 kw but never needs to get over 3500 rpm. Average fuel consumption has been 6.5l /1000 and roughly 700km between conservative fill ups. Quite often change from $80 for fill up. Driving the torque is amazing on this small engine . Same as 4.4 bmw v8. Overtaking is safe with a real surge around the NZ speed limit mark. Has all the latest safety bits like auto braking, will stop in reverse if child goes behind car and the usual auto everything. Tried a 2016 f25 20d Motorsport beforehand. For the wife f25 a bit high and too firm a ride and no candy apple red. Quite a heavy car but the 8 speed auto was great and heated leather seats were usual bmw quality. Down side of the Cx5. Headrests, as a bit to far forward so some and don’t adjust backwards. Worth while having a drive ( latest model ) and March 2018 on have 140kw- 450nm 2.2 d which hasn’t had any advisories or throttle body checks or bore wear.
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