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hotwire last won the day on April 25 2018

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  • Birthday 12/06/1963

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    Grant M
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    Big Smoke -Te Awamutu
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    99 E39 525i
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    78 E12 520i
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    E30 320i
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  1. ^^^^ got a set of Factory sport option Billy's for the E12 a couple of years back out of BMW AG
  2. Yep agree to all above. I did everything including thermostat housing in one hit on mine. Fit & forget. Radiator is the only part not replaced as yet.
  3. You should scan it with live data to see what is happening. Internal module faults can cause all kinds of rogue fault codes. I would bet the module at fault.
  4. No better than the C180 Benz at work at the minute. 117000km, totally clean well serviced engine & the timing chain has jumped the exhaust cam sprocket 1/4 turn. Teeth on both cam sprockets severely worn. To add salt to the wound, Benz want $4.5k for parts to repair!
  5. Yes but they only assembled. The problem is the design santa - get a 6 cyl version - a much better car
  6. Those ignition coils very rarely fail, even at age. Ironically they are usually the first thing to get blamed for poor running. But - the new one is shiny 😊
  7. Yea and the 3 are up near retail to offset the 1 free offer. in this case - 1 at retail to offset the 1/2 price of the second. Marketing 101
  8. Great progress Jon. So be ready for 21/22 season huh😉
  9. ^^^^ Yep!. Try buying a complete M-Tech II kit now
  10. Rodents in cars. Have seen untold over the years & the little shits cause heaps of issues in eating through things. Often wiring is eaten inside inner guards etc - where it cannot be seen but suspicious electrical gremlins & signs of rodents is always a give away. Looks like a nice score by the way.
  11. Yep, the lock should still turn regardless of battery voltage. I have picked the locks on several E9... series cars
  12. ^^^^ This. Japan has humidity just like Singapore. I have seen, worked on plenty of ex Singapore BMW's that are no worse than from any other market. Certainly the same can;t be said for Mercs - with their wiring degradation along with all the external trim plastics.
  13. hotwire

    Import tax

    Certainly going to be interesting on how it will work & be policed. That said, I don't have a problem on paying GST, what has really pissed me is (unless flying under the radar) $399 has cost just that. $401 (if picked) has cost about $520 ish - with the other associated costs added. So it will now cost $461 - as it should.
  14. I would suggest fixing yours or putting a new unit on. A pain to change it only to have it fail in six- 12 months.
  15. Actually had a similar fault on a VW Tourag at work a few months back, Front right brake intermittently grabbing. Turned out a faulty ABS sensor. Not open circuit or shorted but about twice the resistance of spec & obviously confusing the ABS module.
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