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by John Avis | March 6, 2012
Car is with the auto transmission specialist now. They are going to fit the transmission, including new rear main and torque converter seals, and new gaskets, filter and oil.
by John Avis | March 5, 2012
I fitted the new steering wheel slip ring this afternoon and the horn now works. The airbag warning light is on - maybe that needs resetting?
by John Avis | March 3, 2012
Most importantly, earlier this week my new bonnet badge arrived which I fitted immediately. Looks great.
by John Avis | February 25, 2012
If you saw my first post, you would have seen the condition of the bonnet. It had several large areas where the paint had peeled off and the exposed metal had started to rust. It looked awful and was the main reason this car looked so bad.
by John Avis | February 23, 2012
Finally fixed the sunroof. Aside from breaking certain parts while trying to work out how it all worked, I think the main problem was lack of lubrication. It's working great now.
by John Avis | February 19, 2012
Yesterday I replaced the oil filter housing gasket and bush, and also the cylinder head cover gasket. So far no oil leaks.
by John Avis | February 8, 2012
I picked up a used automatic transmission today for A$250, and need to get it installed now (quoted A$350 + oil). I also got a "final stage unit" hoping it would solve my climate control issue (no fan)... It didn't.
by John Avis | February 7, 2012
Had the windscreen done yesterday. Ended up being $227 including a $29 seal. Beware of cheap windscreen installers.
by John Avis | February 3, 2012
I have now ordered a bunch of parts from Pelican Parts, most importantly a new gasket and bush for the oil filter housing which will hopefully fix the oil leak.
I am a bit of a 3 series fanatic, having owned a couple of E30s and a few E36s, plus a few parts cars. I like the combination of the compact size, good performance and handling, and that they are more sports sedan than an impractical and extrovert sports car. This blog is a place to share my experience and knowledge.
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