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  1. I picked up a fast road clutch from here http://www.clutch-specialists.co.uk/ when mine slipped and just under £200
  2. you can however you won't be able to start the car with it...you can buy a second hand key an reprogram it to lock an unlock your car
  3. Kieth how much? And what was the final bill? I found one from CG motorsport http://www.clutch-specialists.co.uk/produc...cat=0&page= what you think?
  4. Tbh I had similar problems and more than likely its a few things giving you problems of which I've had too. Firstly the oil sensor is knackerd and needs replacing can pick them up for about £60 from C3. if you can see oil around lower part of the oil filter housing sounds like seal is gone and needs replacing. this is pretty cheap think i picked mine up for under £10. If you say oil was caked on around the sump could also mean you oil sump gasket has gone....not sure how much they are on your model but on the 330 they are about £25 tbh the prices on realoem are pretty good indications. I would also check what kind of labour it may take as on the 6 cyclinders it requires the engine being support of the engine mounts to get access to the sump.
  5. Sorry to hijack the thread however my clutch is on its way out and just wanted to know what clutched everyone else has replaced them with??
  6. Its been a while nice to see I'm not the only one to have problems however you have start think these cars are getting older now so parts gonna fail.......how do you think they make you buy new cars?????
  7. Get a Haynes manual...offer some good advice.
  8. Could be a combination of a few things could be the PCV plus the rocker cover gasket has gone and oil is leaking into the sparks and check if there are oilround the spark threads and burnt residue on the end of the plugs when removed.
  9. I'm still lovin mine...hehe...you can get it shipped directly from the states but I'm not sure what customs charges you might pay???
  10. Basically these cars are quite hungry for oil and the the thinner the oil the the quicker it will burn, evaporate into the engine system despite the CVV being in place. These engines recirculate unburnt gases back into the inlet manifold to be burn off thus reducing emissions output......if you want your oil to last use a thicker grade of oil.
  11. mit one fatal flaw in that plan the car is most likely deadlocked
  12. that does sound like a pulley is squealing......did you ever have the car sitting for a while by any change say for about 2weeks without being driven? normally it's when moisture gets in and starts to corrode causing the squealing....the problem is once you it's in you'll never get rid of it unless you change the offending part.
  13. tbh I'd say your rear trail arm bushes are starting to go and need changing soon
  14. tbh I would have thought it would not be more than 2hours labour plus the price of parts and vat on top....depends on the cost or the regulator
  15. hmm not sure about that....it could be the water pump or it could also be an air leak of some kind. I'd get a second opinion to be sure.
  16. That does not look too good but it can all change tbh
  17. anyone else going a bit later? I won't be leaving north London till about 11am-12pm
  18. Bringing me sleeping bag, beer, food, coal and stuff to burn!
  19. Think we can do a who's bringing what list??
  20. hello pare, just like everyone has said hot air is gonna cause you problems as it reduces the engine performance...thing is it's gonna be hot and dusty there in the philippines anyway so I would keep the standard closed airbox....if you want uprate the filter get a drop in one like a K&N which fits inside the standard airbox
  21. Not that hard m8 to take the door card off....just remember to undo all the torx screws that hold the door card into the door....think there is about 3 or 4....then you will need to unclip the mirror switch and take it out. Slowly pry the card out so you can get access to the handle and disconnect the handle mechanism. once done you should be able to remove the door card from the remaining plastic fixings holding it in....the only thing you need to be careful of after is removing the srs airbag from its bolts. When I removed my I unbolted it with the battery off, although you cannot completely disconnect it you can move it out of the way...this you should now allow you access to both the regulator and bother runners.
  22. SI you laugh now......it seems when things go with beemers they seem to go more or less the same time...just sods law I guess....should be sorted before pod though whatever I do...
  23. thanks for the relies hopefully will get this sorted this week before pod......not sure what to do as time is limited
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