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NZ BMW last won the day on February 23

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  1. Interesting to hear the costs on the bearings and then this pops up on my YouTube recommendations today: No idea if he’s doing everything you should be doing but does not seem to be too major for a once in a life of the car fix.
  2. Two 30kg bags, sure I can make it.
  3. Oh well, it’s all the same until the end of March anyway.
  4. Yeah a lot of the freight I’ve seen out of the USA for the discs is laughable. Micks garage out of the UK actually looks pretty good. VAT refund still exists in the EU and it’s easy to do at the airport. I have an extra bag to spare when I travel so I was going to pick up a pelican case and just bring that back with me, easy as. But why bother if I don’t have to! On the topic of Brembo and made in China. China made in and of itself is not a bad thing. All I’ll say is the manufacturing of some of this stuff is pretty basic and I would imagine pretty variable. Some of it might as well be made of chocolate.
  5. Hey Team, According to my mechanic I’ll need new rear brakes in about 4-5000kms. Since I will be in the UK for a week or so in early ‘19 I want to pick them up there (epically the discs) and bring them back with me. Anyone know a good place in the UK to source items like this? Also any recommendation on brands? I was thinking of going with Brembo, Pagid or something like that. On a side note a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit a brake disc manufacturer in China. They were making parts for a range of brands including some well known ones. Apparently another common thing is for the factory to supply a sort of partially finished product to some big brands for final finishing. In a lot of ways that makes me lean more towards BMW branded or Pagid as I believe they completely control their own supply chain... Thanks the any advice.
  6. NZ BMW

    Damaged M3 at Turners

    Sad thing is that this car was registered here in April of this year.
  7. NZ BMW

    e60 M5

    I watched this and thought that this is normal for a European car at over 100,000 miles with dubious service history.
  8. NZ BMW

    is this a real Schnitzer?

    Paddle shift looks interesting, anyone know about that?
  9. NZ BMW

    My new SS Commodore... in a sharp german suit

    Yeah I looked on the site but I couldn’t see what the actual list of benefits was... which MBI and how much?
  10. NZ BMW

    My new SS Commodore... in a sharp german suit

    Is there some kind of discount you can get via the BMW Car Club?
  11. NZ BMW

    Jane - My Green German Girlfriend

    Good work on keeping the 81s I had them on my silver E39 and loved them. Still regret trading in that car.
  12. NZ BMW

    Daily Driver opinions

    I really think a better way to weigh it all up is this: All that petrol money for the 335i tied up in that Honda. Tsk tsk.
  13. NZ BMW

    a 4 door M3 CS for sale now

    They sure do look cool though.
  14. NZ BMW

    Diesel on the road = a bad day

    Does insurance cover this kind of stuff? Might be worth just asking to get the tyres, wheels and anything else that might have been caused sorted for the cost of the excess.
  15. NZ BMW

    BMW diesel fires in Korea!

    Diesel is the fuel of Satan and this proves it. 😆