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Allanw last won the day on July 19 2017

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  1. 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!
  2. 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 🙂
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    The new BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M Competition

    in very simple terms... This stuff is pretty much why E39 M5's and the like are going to be expensive toy cars one day.
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    Could be a Bargin 135i $1 Reserve

    I think they'd want an asset, not a liability, for collateral.
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    e46 cooling system problems - help!

    If these are like the late E39 ones, the switch isn't a switch, its a genuine temp sensor. The ECU reads the temp, and sends a pulse width modulated signal to the module - 12V may be the wrong thing to try 😉 The fans have 12v all the time, and the module adjusts the fans speed based on the signal. And they have been known to fail a bit 🙂
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    E38 735i One lady Owner project

    Zebra Manukau, in case it's of use. I haven't seen it, just saw the listing: MANUKAU 07/02/19 BMW 735I 1997 E38 4 3500CC PETROL AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC ELECTRIC BLACK
  7. Allanw

    2003 530i Sapphire Black Touring MSport

    @Mikan Bummer... Nah... it was heating up WAY before the gauge told you it was... the gauge reads "normal" from 75 through to 110 or 115 - then it shoots up pretty quick when the engine reaches about 125 or 130 and the gong happens... the gauge is a lying waste of time - although @Young Thrash Driver has my old E39 with the software re-calibrated, so it's a bit more realistic Also, if the thermostat is dodgy, it may not have opened FAR enough - the flat plate on the back is supposed to block the return port on the rear, and force all the hot coolant into the radiator, and the return into the engine, instead of mixing the two while recirculating coolant in the block as it usually would at "normal" temperatures. The water pump losing drive to the impeller will do it too, as there isn't enough coolant movement. This is exactly why I changed ours to a mechanical thermostat and re-calibrated the gauge - yours would have been getting hot for a little while before you saw it, then suddenly the gauges and gong go off when it's too late 😞 At least you have a replacement option Maybe you should install a new supercharger while you're in there... the old one probably wasn't working anyway
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  9. Allanw

    Fun Cars for Under 5k

    My niece is getting her full license in a couple of months, and has a VW New Beetle, early 2000's. Her's is a 1.8 Turbo manual... but there are 2.slow ones too. They're a bit of fun, somewhat safe, but not really sporty.
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    e39 front calipers

    Mmmmmm... Shiney!
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    E38 735i One lady Owner project

    Good greif, Man! Hope you're OK now. I guess you were keeping that quiet after the chaos you caused Fellow truckies might have come over to give you a slap... hahaha!
  12. Allanw

    S54 M-Coupe Anyone?

    Well, that's easy to fix! Make it mandatory. BMW may do that, but VW don't. The year is easy to look up, because it's right there is the VIN. It seems silly to leave it out, even if it's not a "requirement". Parts ordering would be easier - I know the BMW dealers struggled with getting me the right parts... though that was usually just because they had no idea what they were doing, or how a car worked...
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    S54 M-Coupe Anyone?

    NZ uses "Year of First Registration" which is stupid. It's possible for it to bare no relevance to the actual age of the car. There is no consistency anyway. Common sense would say that using the "Model Year" as designated by the VIN descriptor would be appropriate.
  14. WOW. Looks practically NEW!
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    S85 rod bearing replacement

    The Horizon is one of them... It sneaks up fast