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Allanw last won the day on July 19 2017

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About Allanw

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  • Birthday 11/07/1978

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  1. Allanw

    Quick rant thread.

    Because people really want manuals? Apparently it's so they "feel" like an autobox. And as far as Autos being a bit dopey - they always will be - They can never know what I'm thinking - I don't even know half the time!
  2. Allanw

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    When do we get pics of its new found glory?... not that we can see the clutch, but the bumper and visible things? Have you got a phone that doesn't run on steam yet? I still have it on my profile avatar!
  3. Allanw

    BMW Parts Liquidation - Ladies Mile

    S85 crate engine???
  4. Allanw

    Jane - My Green German Girlfriend

    Good work! It makes a MASSIVE difference. Our manual 525i was REALLY easy to stall before they were done, but not after, and that mid range improvement is very obvious (maybe more so in a manual too) Regarding the 150kms though - at 115 kms, mine were so worn/hard, that the Vanos pistons dropped out under their own weight. Most M54's will have poked seals from much lower mileage/years. Yours have probably been poked for years already. The original BMW Orings were NOT the correct spec for the environment, and I'd be surprised if they weren't knackered after about 5 years, regardless of mileage. Always worth doing, from what I've seen.
  5. Allanw

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Wow... no fire at least... You've got a LOT longer out of that clutch than I ever thought possible. It'll feel WAY better when it's done though... that bite point is way too high! Maybe you drive like a Nana???? Not the 4000rpm clutch slipping while reversing from the gargage kind either
  6. Allanw

    Shipping from NZ to USA

    Did you check Micks Garage Graham???
  7. Allanw

    Servicing parts

    Milland in NZ. FCP or ECS in the US. I often use Micks Garage for general servicing items (brakes, filters etc) There are quite a few euro places that ship from the UK, and the shipping os usually better than from the US.
  8. ^^^ My Cappuccino would go over 9K, similar 100 bhp PER LITRE, but turbocharged... and didn't have big end issues... ...maybe the M5 should have been a 3 cylinder 🤣 10 was just too many... Maybe I'm not overthinking this enough, and you need MORE cylinders! 4,999cc V10 (M5) divided by 657cc I3 (Cappuccino) is about 7.6, rounded up means 8 cappuccino engines for the same power: The M5 needs to be a 24 cylinder!
  9. Allanw

    Official Tools for Hire Thread

    GOOD jumper cables and a second, running, car There are a LOT of modules hidden in modern stuff! It doesn't run when the engine is off, but the electric auxilliary cabin heater in our VW Tourans draw 80 amps at full power... but on a winter morning, the cabin is hot, before the engine is up to temperature
  10. Allanw

    Random (BMW) pic of the day

    And the grilles are bigger than the windscreen?
  11. Allanw

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    You could duct tape 8 of them together, and still be slower than an E60 M5.
  12. Allanw

    Wheel speed sensor issues

    Brand new ones used to be pretty cheap on mafshop.de - I got one for about NZ$600 landed??? from memory and a few years back!
  13. Allanw


    I remeber you posting pics on here of some salt cured bacon many years ago... I've done it a few times since! Amazing, compared to the shitty bought stuff. I didn't even smoke it though... mostly becasue it got eaten before I had a chance!
  14. Allanw

    Official Tools for Hire Thread

    It is. 😉 Just buy it - it's super useful anyway. https://www.xcar360.com/bmw-scanner-1-4-0-car-diagnostic-interface-tool-code-reader.html US$19.99 shipped 🙂
  15. Allanw

    Could be a Bargin 135i $1 Reserve

    I think they'd want an asset, not a liability, for collateral.