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About jeffbebe

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  • Birthday 04/23/1974

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    Jooles
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    1991 E31 850i
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  1. jeffbebe

    8501 NZ New .. value ?

    Mine's always for sale, Paul, if you're looking! Just done a whole lot more work too... New fuel pressure regulators, more suspension parts, headlining and about to refurb the air con (again!).
  2. jeffbebe

    8501 NZ New .. value ?

    That sounds about right but they are a hard sell, sadly. They shouldn't be, as the they are much less of a PITA than many people assume but maintaining them can be costly - particularly when the electronics start to go - as diagnosis is sometimes challenging and you have two of everything (MAFs, DMEs, DKs, etc).
  3. jeffbebe

    8501 NZ New .. value ?

    Completely depends on condition. A mint one with all preventative maintenance done is worth quite a bit ($25-30K) but they can be worth peanuts if there is lots of work to do, as maintenance can be pricey on the 8s.
  4. jeffbebe

    The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe

    I just like the colour!! Saw some gorgeous photos of a green (concept?) M8 with gold window trim. Definitely a piece of me!! Presumably your marketing team will need an original one for their marketing. I’m happy to loan mine in return for a new one. I’ll even post a bit online about it 😜
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    The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe

    @E30 325i Rag-Top I quite fancy the green M8 concept they showed in Geneva, Jon. That blue one looks a bit too lunch like a Mustang in profile for my taste. I’m sure it’ll be a great car but for the same money, I think I’d rather have an AMG GTR!
  6. jeffbebe

    Members old car? 540i

    Not mine. My old one had ACS wing mirrors and is still on the RSII wheels as Martin says. It was for sale in the FB bimmer group a while back. Think they wanted $7-8K. Apparently had a replacement engine. Given everything I did (which was pretty much everything) someone must have thrashed the sh*t out of it.
  7. jeffbebe

    Help save Western Springs Speedway

    Pretty sure that's not the case. My understanding is that council has negotiated that Speedway move out to Waikaraka Park and offered to cover relocation costs. I think the owner is being a bit disingenuous in the press.
  8. jeffbebe

    Help save Western Springs Speedway

    The Zoo has been there a lot longer than the Speedway and the safety and welfare of its animals will be greatly improved without their annual fireworks display. Another location seems sensible.
  9. jeffbebe

    Concept M8 Gran Coupe

    I like the tail, though can definitely see Aston Martin/Jag influence - particularly with the lights - and the high curved spoiler has a touch of M3 CSL about it. The front is back to current styling which is a big improvement on the concept 8er I'd seen. I don't mind it but it certainly doesn't stand out next to the other big sport sedans. Hoping for more from the 2 door version and fingers crossed the rumour mill about the M8 having a TT V10 is true. It'll need something special under the bonnet to justify the NZ price tag, which I hear will be stratospheric for the M8 (the standard 8 is rumoured to be in the late $200Ks). The colour looked glorious in the Geneva motorshow pics. But still - I think we all agree that it's a bit too generic to live up to its predecessor.
  10. jeffbebe

    Jooles' E31 project log

    Waited 4 months for a used rust-free sunroof to turn up from an E31 collector in Canada. Finally got it painted and fitted. Now just waiting on some pesky headlining clips that are (of course) only found on the E31 and E32, so BMW NZ only had 4 in stock out of the 16 I need. Hopefully fresh headlining will be in by Xmas!! Only other outstanding jobs are crank position sensors - which will be a summer job as they're a bit of a mission to change - and servotronic steering retrofit - which I'm in absolutely no hurry to do!! haha
  11. jeffbebe

    540is getting a refresh

    Ron would probably enjoy keeping a trusty auto going for a few more years.
  12. jeffbebe

    E31/32/34 headlining clips

    Anyone wrecking an E32 or E34 sedan with a sunroof? I need 12 more of these clips to reattach my 850i headlining. Would prefer not to wait 2 weeks ex-Germany. Found on cars with sunroofs only (except E34 wagon). Thanks in advance.
  13. jeffbebe

    M70 Crankshaft sensors x 2

    Anyone got any new or good used crankshaft sensors for an M70 (E32 750 or E31 850)? It's a long wait to get them ex-Germany.
  14. jeffbebe

    E38 and E31 V12 Scan tools

    You'll need an old (90s) 4:3 laptop with Windows 95, ADS interface and OBD I (20 pin) plug. Best software seems to be INPA/DIS/Carsoft. Lots of info here - just search E31 and/or INPA - https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?233-Diagnostic-Software
  15. jeffbebe

    New 8-series is on the cards

    Looks very Aston from the rear. Front grille is pretty ugly but it wouldn't surprise me if it gets a more front more consistent with the other models when a production version is made. Hope it comes with a version of the twin turbo V12 that the new M760iL has.
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