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aja540i last won the day on January 9

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About aja540i

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  1. aja540i

    Quick Questions

    Also if you put it back together without the clock spring and steering rack both centered. the next time you turn full lock it will ruin your clock spring!
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    The new BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M Competition

    In spite of this being more powerful, faster, more fuel efficient and better off road than my M5, I WILL NEVER WANT ONE!!
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    WTB Banjo Bolts

    Trade parts 151 Wairau rd, North shore
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    the real scary stuff will be when machines no longer need humans to teach / control / program them. Once AI is learning for itself it will very quickly out perform humans in whatever field it happens to be in, that is when we will see some quite highly skilled members of the workforce no longer required, but i think (hope) it is still a while before that will become commonplace.
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    E32 750i parts at Pickapart

    Something "fishy" perhaps?
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    BMW M5 Alpina B10 V8 1999

    OK, worse reputation might be a bit overboard, but that V8 should be bulletproof and it just isn't, if i am going to have to do an expensive rebuild every 100,000 km then i would much rather spend my money on the V10.
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    I expect aspects of my job will be done by software/ AI / robots, but i am not worried about being made redundant, i have a very diverse job description that involves everything from answering the phone to maintenance and repairs on machinery, product development, troubleshooting, quality control, driving and more, it would require several very capable and expensive technologies to replace one worker, just doesn't add up. By the time it becomes cost effective i hope to be retired anyway!
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    BMW M5 Alpina B10 V8 1999

    The V8 has a worse reputation than the V10, then they supercharged It......no thanks!
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    E39 540i touring

    And yet a couple of years ago It took me a year to sell mine, and only 2 people test drove it!
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    Two written off i3's up for auction

    No, but have you seen how narrow the tyres are? Its a bit concerning that a car that cost north of $70k a few years ago is now uneconomic to repair because of fairly minor damage. I wonder how long it will take the insurers to catch on and bump the premiums accordingly?
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Replaced the expansion tank in the M5, including the rubber mount that had mysteriously disappeared.....
  12. There is a good chance yours is knackered at that mileage, but probably still useable, i would plan on doing it at the same time because if it is shot you will have no car until the part arrives and have to pay more shipping.
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    Fun Cars for Under 5k

    Can i change my vote? Definitely get this!!
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    Fun Cars for Under 5k

    I think the e36 318is in manual is an underrated car, just enough power that you can actually use it all without dying, safe enough for a first car (airbag models) and reliable and cheap enough to keep on the road as a daily driver. Also a great car for someone who wants to learn a bit of DIY. I also really enjoyed my Honda City turbo but i really wouldn't recommend for a first car, complete death trap! and i doubt you can find a decent one anymore. Its been a while since i was looking but the early new minis must have fallen into this price range by now and there are a few manuals around.