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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By postal
When my dad worked for a charity, they would get...

When my dad worked for a charity, they would get brand new company cars tax free - it's a charity - drive them for 14 weeks or 5000 miles, whichever came first (usually the 5000 miles), and sell them...
Forum: Australia 05-08-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,610
Posted By postal
The wisdom still counts :) I'm on the market...

The wisdom still counts :)

I'm on the market for a new car now and it get so f*cking frustrating seeing all you americans posting about "this crazy guy on CL asking $20,000 for an F10 M5 with 35k...
Forum: Australia 05-08-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,610
Posted By postal
Umm... you're posting in the Australian thread....

Umm... you're posting in the Australian thread. An e46 M3 with ~160,000km will be worth $30,000+. And BMW Aus is typically a 600% markup on parts shipped from EU/US. That isn't hyperbole, parts are...
Forum: Australia 03-25-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,889
Posted By postal
In all honesty, a bit of both. I could find $30k...

In all honesty, a bit of both. I could find $30k for an e46 M3 in good condition (it is a fantastic deal after all), but you know what they say about Lamborghini: if you can afford to buy two you can...
Forum: Australia 03-25-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,889
Posted By postal
I just spent the last 5 minutes saying to myself...

I just spent the last 5 minutes saying to myself "I can't afford an M3... I can't afford an M3... I can't afford an M3... I can't afford an M3..." over and over
Forum: Australia 03-25-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,889
Posted By postal
So... f*ckin'... tempted... But I think I'll...

So... f*ckin'... tempted...

But I think I'll hold out for a 330Ci. If I'm not going on a track with it, I don't think an M3 be worth the extra maintenance costs for me.

That'll sell right-quick...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By postal
you bought a 318i. "Better than standard" means...

you bought a 318i. "Better than standard" means "costs more than you need to spend while giving zero improvement". I know this from experience (Hi-5 318i e46 buddy!). Our 318's are definitely not...
Forum: Australia 02-22-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,565
Posted By postal
whenever I think about buying an Audi, I simply...

whenever I think about buying an Audi, I simply remind myself of this picture:
http://i.imgur.com/OQOfLr3.jpg
That's the back of the engine (you know, up against the firewall). Good luck servicing...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By postal
yeah, but a) my car lives on the street where I...

yeah, but a) my car lives on the street where I don't trust a soft-top to not leak, and b) I'm a redhead and verts (along with beaches and summer days) are some of our many natural enemies. You've...
Forum: Australia 02-12-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By postal
man, if it was a hardtop I'd fly down tomorrow to...

man, if it was a hardtop I'd fly down tomorrow to buy it.

Good luck!
Forum: Australia 01-30-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By postal
I think there is actually an exception built into...

I think there is actually an exception built into the new NSW rule for hail damage - not certain though.

They called today and said that unless there was something wrong that the first inspection...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By postal
They changed the law in Jan '11 in NSW. A...

They changed the law in Jan '11 in NSW. A write-off MUST be scrapped and can't ever be re-registered anywhere in Aus, so I think it is the same as a total-loss. The idea is to clamp down on...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By postal
NSW. I just checked the regulations: "A...

NSW. I just checked the regulations:

"A vehicle is a 'total loss' when it's damaged value plus the cost of repairs is greater than its undamaged market value." All write-offs are statutory...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By postal
I could see the cost of a respray of the metallic...

I could see the cost of a respray of the metallic paint for half a car being 1/3 the insured value easily. But I was under the impression that they will write it off at about 1/3 to 1/2 the insured...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By postal
What will this cost to fix!?

So my friend borrowed my car and was driving along foreshore rd when a truck in the right lane decided to move into the left lane. Bastard truckie did a hit and run, and my friend didn't get the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By postal
Thanks. My first attempt will be to just tighten...

Thanks. My first attempt will be to just tighten the existing hose clamp. I degreased it and managed to tighten the clamp by about 2 revolutions without much effort, so I it was a little loose. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By postal
so, turns out it was simply because the fluid...

so, turns out it was simply because the fluid level was too low. Why it is too low is another story (so. many. leaks...) The mechanic said he could order replacement hoses ($600 each; I think not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-26-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By postal
Had exactly the same symptom appear yesterday....

Had exactly the same symptom appear yesterday. I'm going to a mechanic tomorrow as I think I'd be over my head to try and solve this.

In my case, power steering works very briefly and then quits,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,322
Posted By postal
I think you need to budget $2k per year for...

I think you need to budget $2k per year for maintenance. But that goes with most cars.

I'm happy to do simple stuff like VCG/plugs/shocks etc, but when p/s goes (for example - that happened to me)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By postal
I may have already discovered this :looks...

I may have already discovered this :looks sheepish:

And if that doesn't get it free, then if the car drives, steers and breaks OK then its obviously wedged firmly in some place that doesn't...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,907
Posted By postal
My manual says that anything with LL01 written on...

My manual says that anything with LL01 written on it is EXACTLY the right spec. All those numbers and letters are just decorations on the bottle :)
Forum: Australia 08-06-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,091
Posted By postal
I get ~330km from a 60L tank in my 318i...

I get ~330km from a 60L tank in my 318i (18L/100km) :(

But I live about 10 min from work and it's all down Paramatta Rd in peak hour.

On the other hand, if I don't go on "fun" drives then I...
Forum: Australia 08-05-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By postal
For the most part, the bits that are likely to...

For the most part, the bits that are likely to leak oil are all on the top of the engine and not too hard to get at. Some stuffing around is required to access bolts at the top-rear, but they can all...
Forum: Australia 08-05-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By postal
I'd suggest getting something after the mid-run...

I'd suggest getting something after the mid-run redesign in '02, but if you're smitten then I'd be wasting electrons (we've all been there ;))

European services are expensive because of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-17-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By postal
my guess? 2 months ago you had kittens trapped in...

my guess? 2 months ago you had kittens trapped in your engine bay. Now they're cats. They meow louder when you go faster for obvious reasons. Maybe try a dog? A big one like a german shepherd is...
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