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  1. I’m my list of events to visit. There was amazing video “Close to the edge “ which followed Guy Martins race at IOM TT. Worth a watch if you haven’t seen it already.
  2. Seems E46 M3s not selling easily at the moment. Been a few good examples of late just sitting.
  3. Great example of how to market a car. But equally would be satisfying for next owner to bring it back. Question is would be is it cosmetic bits or some serious work and costs. but ffs … at least give it a clean.
  4. So for people with e46s that want them a bit harder to take. 1, enable the factory alarm even if it’s just set to flash lights. Add Bonnet switch at least. Needs enabling at your fav BMW agent. 2, consider disabling internal obd port or get the product that adds a siren that activates on the dummy port. The siren can fit where the original hands free speaker used to be located. 3, mongoose or similar tracker which has a disable circuit. Mobile app will tell you if car is moved. Choose something like fuelpump or dme power to disable. 4 , payback circuit 😀, add an old spark plug coil to your fake internal OBDI port on the bus transmit. , will blow the …. out of any of the devices that tries and circumvents the EWS.
  5. It’s a true one old lady owner from new. Had just over 100,000 kms during this photo last year. Always garaged and Mazda serviced . 😀
  6. There was a black e46 m3 in Wellington with one years ago. Never saw it towing though or a bike rack. Mind you. Have a two bar on the wife’s suv. The back bumper is almost the only panel that doesn’t have parking dings from other peoples inability to park. However, for the sake of a picture mums 1987 mazda 323i had a tow bar and did tow a trailer on the dump run every now and then. Also saved the back many times going off the marks on the towbar from the parking warriors.
  7. https://www.dummyobd.com/shop/bmw-dummy-obd-port-with-powered-siren/ Something else to consider on top of tracker / alternative immobiliser. Still leaves the one under the bonnet. But that is easy to cover.
  8. for our household it’s looking like an additional $3.5 k per year , but might be able to offset 1,500 with working from home a couple days a week. kind of glad the car doing 20,000 plus kms a year is a turbo diesel running 6.5 L / 100 km verse the other option was looking at which would have be closer to 12 L / 100km. looks like we will be up for $20k per year to run / park / service the two vehicles.
  9. Bmw NZ still using castrol when my M3 is serviced. Are they using shell for newer models here now ?
  10. Perhaps go with the s007a again. These replaced the re11 of which have been the best tries for grip and longevity on my e46 M3. Got 50,000 kms and that included 3 track driver training days. Replaced those with PSS where I did two sets of rears and one set of fronts in the next 50,000 km. That was with no driver days. Now running PS4S which is a great all round tyre, but expecting wear to be similar to PSS. however , would have gone to re71rs if they were in country. Listed on Bridgestone site.
  11. Castrol is the BMW Oem oil for NZ.That brand sounds like some kind of oil sold to small garages. If DIY super cheap has Castrol and frequently runs specials. Double check, but I think your after 5-30 oil. https://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/p/castrol-castrol-edge-engine-oil---5w-30-a3-b4-5-litre/299206.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiA9OiPBhCOARIsAI0y71CVzFOgamY6BCi5zEA8EjJEFxJegCpkeqyz7XRo1kQWZMJIdzGQzT4aAoC0EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  12. https://nam3forum.com/forums/forum/main-forum/e46-2001-2006/2844-smg-to-6mt-conversion sorry….. old post
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
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