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    Hi Team sorry for the lack of update, have a had a few 1st bday parties to attend past few weekends and have managed to tee up an affordable work shed to move into,went half with a good friend. So busy moving all the toys into the workshop. Also managed to pick up a spare parts car which came with a spare motor and box too. Some of you may have seen the Hamann PG2 for sale with the hole in one barrel, yes i couldn't help myself. So though to myself how am i going to fix this on the cheap. Brought some 3 piece Jdm wheels so have also started stripping them to hopefully get the Hamann centers bolted in and have a lower offset. Also got a finished lsd diff refurbed from the man himself Kayne Barrie. Can't wait to stick this sucker in the car. So thats where everything is at the moment, will start attacking the motor in the next few weekends.
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    Agree with @SmithyInWelly and @Eagle - a bonus that it is a members car and local 😊 I've had a couple of E39's - they are such a great balanced car! Approach it as an 18 year old car that will require some maintenance at some point but it is a hell of a lot of car for the asking price. If I was in the market, @str8_6's endorsement would be enough for me to purchase. Good luck!
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    Hi Boston, The vehicle you linked to is my car. Happy to arrange a time to show you. There are no leaks, I’m pedantic. Power steering hoses have been replaced as well as recent thermostat housing and thermostat. This was replaced as the o-ring on the sensor was weeping. There is service history and history of transmission service. Previous owner of 10 years used this as a long distance car and had another car as their shopping trolley. This isn’t a worn out high mileage car. I bought it sight unseen, from a Wellington based owner, drove it home and it instantly reminded me why the e39 was one of the best. The 3 litre is the best pick for daily driving. I’m only selling as I can’t have three cars on the driveway.
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    Hi Team – although I've enjoyed owning my 3rd 540i – I'm bored two years in and looking for something different to drive. Have my eye on a W210 E55 at the moment. It's been awesome on long runs from Auckland to my place in the Hokianga and I'd like something similar (E55 fits the bill) Any thoughts on valuation for a 2003 540i with 132k on the clock? Is stock apart from BBS wheels and aftermarket stereo. I have maintained it at The Toy Shop with annual services. Recent work includes 2 x coils, cam covers and alternator. Michelin Pilot Sports all around installed last year. Condition wise I'd say 8/10. I know the market pay what it will pay, I note that a 2002 540i that looked rough with 200 plus kms sold for $5250 recently. My thoughts on this example: $9000 Any thoughts or interest welcomed. Ace, Mr D.
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    Hi everyone, For the past eight or so months my 6-cylinder e46 has been making a ticking noise which has gradually started sounding more like a tractor and less like a BMW. The problem started after I got new tyres put on her although this could be entirely coincidental. She’s driven fine over the last couple of months even with the noise, however ever since it’s become winter the problem has gotten worse. When the engine is cold the revs fluctuate as if the car is about to stall (she’s an automatic), and this is a problem I’ve had before although this time there is no engine light on. When that happened last time one of the hoses were replaced and this was around 9 months ago. The ticking noise increases as you accelerate, and temporarily disappears after a long drive. I’ve attached a video with the noise with the hope that someone recognises it and has some good news for me. She’s due for a service in 3 months and I’m hoping this isn’t a massive issue. Thanks in advance! 161172F6-5829-4286-952F-AC03F152E312.MOV 1BAEF5EA-B73B-4DC5-8DD8-19F0655FD41A.MOV
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    Can you pinpoint the noise? Ear against a long screw driver would work. Sounds like the lifters but other things like drive pulleys\tensioners, DISA valves etc can get noisy. Do you know when the was oil was last changed and what grade? Sounds like you have a possible vacuum leak with the bad idle which would be the first thing to check when you take it in.
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    Nor were manual E36 328's and X5's are even rarer especially Diesel NZ new - only 5 sold in the country.
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    Haha - you know me too well! Thought this would be in @TermiPeteNZ driveway by now - just to complete the set 😏
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    I'm pretty sure it is you Greg... you know you want to 😆
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    Yup agree a PPI from a reputable garage is highly recommended also! Or if it was me I would just pull the trigger 😁 Man this is so tempting...
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    Wheels alone worth $1500 and with michelin tyres $2000 maybe a bit more. Its too bad because people wont see the value added from the wheels and tyres.
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    Yep but i will say PPI would still be a good idea esp if you don't work on your own cars.
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    Ive been looking for a fun car for a while. Something RWD but with the comfort to do decent distance. I've never had a BMW before but a friend who is well into them convinced me to have a go in a 335i. So short story ive just bought a 07 one from a dealer after being blown away by a test drive. Should pick it up either tomorrow or Thursday (its getting a service, groom and the air con fixed) So excited
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    Well that blow that reply out of the water Good on you Aaron good luck with the sale.
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    Typical NZ new non msport facelift spec (like mine) which has some good options. Good colour combo too. K's is lower than the average one but service history as more important. May of been used in traffic most of its life, lots of short trips etc and its still an 18 year old car regardless. Id be asking for any service history Around those k's are when the cooling system start to fail - mainly water pump, thermostat, expansion tanks. Transmission has hopefully been serviced otherwise its well overdue. Suspension should be acceptable at those k's but no guarantees, you'd probably feel to the difference in handling you replaced shocks etc. Other little things like belt pulleys and tensioner are usually showing wear and various small leaks from old hoses and o-rings are usual present to a degree. Vanos seals are probably worn which isnt a major but doing them typically improves <3k rpm torque esp with the shorter diff ratio Im sure the Wellington guys will know who to recommend.
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    Thanks Kyu. I showed it to the wife yesterday. I’m keen.
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    I have an almost complete interior for a 1968 BMW 1602. This includes front seats, rear seats, dash, headlining, rear doors cards, one front door card. I am happy to seperate but would like to sell the seats as a complete set. The dash is in very good condition with no cracks, includes all the chrome pieces that sit below the dash in these early model cars. I have lots of other small interior/exterior parts, including badges if you re looking for anything specific. Located in Christchurch. PM me if you are interested. Asking $1200 for the lot. Negotiable. I will try and get some photos of the dash and better photos of seats.
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    The seat belt stalks are connected to the brackets currently. Not able to cert like that but I will install the 50x50mm square plates to the tunnel before cert.
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    Quite a few of us on here with them. Maintenance is hell but driving them is wonderful
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    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Eu2OyWIFrjSPpF_h5C7QE7j9Z5QtIlh7/view version 4.8!! bloody hell this is a hell of a write up though! I havent read it through in detail because I dont have an E60 but wow!!
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    I had one the other day where an ignition lead and o2 harness were tied to the exhaust. Worked out well