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  2. Jacko

    Quick rant thread.

    +1 whole 130 is on superpro bushes, no issues and they obviously put some thought into the design of them (compared to others ive seen/used)
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  4. M3AN

    Quick rant thread.

    Ouch. Try SuperPro, Aussie company and they have some good original thinking when it comes to bushes. Am using their RTAB and FLCA poly bushes on the M3 and am happy. Prices were very reasonable when I got mine a few years back.
  5. The team at @HELLBM have a lot of experience at this, up in Silverdale. Forum supporters/sponsors too. Might pay to give them a call.
  6. gjm

    Gissa job!

    Looks like we're moving to Oueroa. (Look it up!) Once I know the road a little better, it'll be about 20 minutes to work.
  7. Jacko

    Quick rant thread.

    How have they failed? torn? any voids in the PU? Weird.
  8. Driftit

    Quick rant thread.

    They lasted a season in my old E30 race car. I was not impressed.
  9. Does there need to be a valid / playable disc in the slot for it to show as an option in the menu? With other BMW ICE systems you only get the choice of available options. Also, I can't remember if MDs had a region coding / format thing on them, might need to be Japanese format for the disc to be recognised by the system.
  10. Looking forward to the M version...
  11. aja540i

    Quick rant thread.

    Bit pissed off to see that the Powerflex bushes I put in the front control arms of the M5 have shat themselves after about a year and 5000 km, guess I won't be buying any more Powerflex bushes ever again!
  12. Well folks I've finally been converted and bought my first ever BMW after driving them for a long time with work Sadly mine is a Jap import so no Nz radio or navigation yet but do want to look into it I was lucky enough to find one that had an Msport Body from what I believe Would love to get into coding with the carly system but not to sure on an OBD adapter we can get here in NZ Looking at doing Halo rgb mods but want to make sure i get the right stuff first Photos to come as soon as I give the beast a clean as not happy with the dealer detail lol with the arctic white paint
  13. NZ BMW

    BMW Scooters

    Well, I hope it will be tested at the Nurburgring.
  14. Maybe I need to skip the wagon hunt and get Brent's 335 if it's still there.
  15. So... its been a while since I have been here and I guess I should provide some updates! So another year or so passed with the car just sitting in the garage most of the time, and being bought out for the occasional show or cruise. After 4's and Rotors 2018 I decided the car needed a bit of a change up.... and hence the process of beginning a wrap came to mind. Now, 90's touring cars are amazing looking machines in my mind, and most are sponsored by cigarettes or alcohol. The only thing that I could think that would work well with the red would of course be the classic white and red Marlboro livery!!! I do have to say that putting the wrap on took a hell of a lot more time than I ever thought! Wrapping around the door handles was tricky and we didn't get the job perfect, however it looks great in photos and definitely turns some heads! I managed to pickup some ratty old rims, that I quickly gave a coating of white paint to and chucked my semi slicks onto. I do have to say they turned out far better than I could have imagined! Then came the day of Chrome Expression Sessions, and the car ran perfectly! Not a drop of oil used, and it handled fantastically all weekend! Was interesting to see that the car wasnt as slow as I expected against everything else that was there down the straight too!
  16. Hardly on the way out. Variable compression, cam shaft less, multi turbos, opposed piston engines, there is a bright future for new advance ICE engines. Combustible fuels are still extremely effective and economically viable so will continue to evolve like they have done for 100 years. Electric battery cars are a relatively new technology to run in parallel on the market, more options the merrier. People can buy what they please, if you prefer to pay electric car road costs and increase your power bill verses buying fuel an electric car is a perfect A-B city daily driver. Once batteries can be the size of a regular fuel tank and take minutes to recharge they will gain popularity, but battery technology isn't anywhere close to that, just look at the size of a Tesla battery or how many heavy batteries these electric car conversions require. Not to mention what happens when they get damaged, massive lithium fires! Hydrogen fuel cells will likely take over where batteries fail, but time will tell. Some critics say they are too dangerous due to hydrogens explosive nature but the current hydrogen cars have very small tanks built into the strongest part of the chassis with various kevlar and carbon fiber materials, arguably safer than lithium batteries that are easy to puncture and expose to oxygen. In the meantime some people will buy petrol and diesel cars while others buy electric ones while new combinations continue to come onto the market like hybrids. A little known fact is the rare earth metals required to make electric car motors and key components are mostly mined in China, this means they can regulate the global market making it difficult for supplies, not good for big business interests. It will be fascinating to see how that pans out.
  17. Driftit

    BMW Scooters

    https://www.autoblog.com/2019/05/24/bmw-city-scooters/ Can you get a DUI on one of these?
  18. Today... 328 didn't start Computer says cam position sensor Zebra says $15 Dave says 'yes' 328 starts Win 👍
  19. So, cam position sensor... thank God for computer diagnostics... that would have been one of the the last things I checked for a non-start. A trip to Zebra and $15 later new sensor secured. Lucky because it was the only 6 cylinder E36/34/39 that they had which share the same sensor. Unlucky because that 320i had been in a front end collision and the hood wouldn't open or stay up by itself. Lucky because I'm skinny. Replaced the sensor and the car started immediately, nice. Having said that it now throws a different CPS code (#65) which is 'always present' (meaning it fails the POST) but no noticeable symptoms. I'll drive it a bit and see what happens... I'm not bothered if it causes no problems, it's probably marginally out of range on the expected resistance. At this stage I'm considering this exercise a win. And it was a sunny day in May.
  20. http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-2162609370.htm
  21. 325's. I was looking two weeks back. Was over a dozen of them. Quite a few Motorsports too.
  22. Nope - just spotted while browsing
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