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About allan

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    6th Gear
  • Birthday 02/07/1954

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    Allan Hughes
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    Horowhenua, Foxton
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    E46 325ti manual
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    M54B25 fitted, manual conversion, sport body kit, sport interior leather seats..

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  1. allan

    Looking to buy a welder

    Tig vr's mig if intrested https://www.fairlawntool.com/blog/mig-vs-tig-welding/ https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=pro's+con's+mit+%2Ctig+welsers&rlz=1C1GGRV_enNZ784NZ784&oq=pro's+con's+mit+%2Ctig+welsers&aqs=chrome..69i57.12236j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Take your pick seems to be a good selection. https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=tig+welders+for+sale+nz&rlz=1C1GGRV_enNZ784NZ784&oq=tig+welers&aqs=chrome.3.69i57j0l5.8363j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  2. allan

    E90 Rear View Mirror deteriorating

    Found these on ebay if any help https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=auto+dimming+rear+view+mirror&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xauto+dimming+rear+view+mirror+e90+bmw.TRS0&_nkw=auto+dimming+rear+view+mirror+e90+bmw&_sacat=0 these
  3. allan

    E46 M3 GTR Bonnet

    Never a true state ment
  4. allan

    My E46 V12 6speed swap

    Put the part number in on Pelican site and it came back with $28.25us . Check out the link https://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/PEL_search_2016.cgi?command=DWsearch&description=11241288925
  5. allan

    My E46 V12 6speed swap

    A mute point now but also was used on the M73 and M73N these were 750ilp,750ils models and as you mentioned the S70 in the 850csi BMW fans has them as Bearing shell, blue 11241288925 prod Jun 87. 7series E32 ,E38, 8series E31
  6. allan

    The ultimate chick magnet

    The Oxford dictionary had this defination of a chick A newly hatched young domestic fowl.chicken ‘dozens of fluffy, chirruping chicks hatched out’ No accounting for taste these days haha.
  7. allan

    The new BMW M2 Competition.

    The side on view is the only one that is any were near decent. The front looks like an upside down smiling chesera cat with a lip infection. The rear bumper has had slots hacked in it and filled with something red. The rest of the rear has too much going on also So it has 400 odd ponys are they ever going to be all be used? Are BMW eco friendly or what with those fuel and Co2 emission good grief were is all the tech stuff to make it economical to run.
  8. allan

    Road Toll Not working

    To those who have posted on this subject my i ask do you know how you would react in a accident pending situation, freeze or react. One would hope to react but how do you know how it will unfold for you. This by simple having gone through it all before and experiencing it ie loosing control car goes side ways. What do you do until you have experienced this you have no idea what so ever other than feet off the pedals turn the wheel into the slide and correct the slide.This coming from a book or instructor so if you have never had it happen before how do you know how i t will unfold. Their will be no quick solution to this problem and people will continue to have accidents my hope is that the powers to be will increase the amount of time in practical driving situations with the use of simulators or the like. Road improvements would help but it is only one of a number of issues concerning this problem.
  9. allan

    BMW Recall

    MMM a nasty situation to find ones self in for sure. On the positive side no one or items where affected other than the car. It still leaves a number of the big questions Why springs to mind straight away. Your info on having to spend 10 minutes telling them your location is a bit on the noises. As when a 111 call is made on a land line that connection is locked and can be tracked. No doubt with the tech these days it can be done with a cellphone to . Hope you get a good out come and that round of golf to.
  10. allan

    Random (BMW) pic of the day

  11. allan

    Engine specs - Measurements / Weight

    These have some info not sure it's what you are after http://www.dukeengines.com/advantages/weight-size-shape/ http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=730757
  12. Mars

    Hi Alan,

    I have a 2007 750i

    Wanna change the radio frequency from Japan to Oceania or Europe & i read Jochen's post on the same

    It says when the Radio turns on press the 'M" button - where is that "M' button ??? I don't see it anywhere

    Is it the Main i drive round knob he is referring to ... could you Please help ...


    1. Mars


      Another option i have is - I have an older 2005 NZ 750i  which has its own radio unit capable of recving nz stations - can that be retrofitted into the 2007 750i
      if so, where exactly in the boot is that unit ? is it part of the amplifier unit or is the radio tuner a seperate unit
      On the same note even the Nav unit in teh 2007 is a PCP card & i have a NZ nav unit but with a DVD in the old car - can those be swapped as well to the 2007 750i

    2. allan


      Hi not up to speed on the idrive but that is were you will find the necessary info either in the radio or setting part have a play around until you find the correct area.

  13. should be able to use the wires from the auto shift unit. if you haven't removed them Or Fuse 27 with a green 'black wire to one side of reverse switch. Other side blue yellow wire to connector x428 attached to main fuse holder, on top of it. Then on to rear PDC module pin 12 if you have PDC or ground it.. best of luck
  14. Research, research have said it before and say it again a little time spent doing it can be of great benefit.great result Now do it once do it right springs to mind might be a bit more expensive but oh that peace of mind comfort, smile on your dial when it's all done. .
  15. allan

    BMW 428i M-Sport Gran Coupe

    A bit if reading material may give you an in sight of the model. https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=428i+m+sport+gran+coupe&rlz=1C1GGRV_enNZ784NZ784&oq=428i+m+sport+gran+coupe&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.11360j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8