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aja540i last won the day on March 14

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About aja540i

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    4th Gear
  • Birthday 07/30/1978

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    2007 e61 M5
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    2014 Leaf 24G
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    1978 e21 320i

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  1. aja540i

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    They will get replaced when the scratched old rims get sorted!
  2. aja540i

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    ECS. They had a special a while back that dropped them under the $400 magic number.
  3. aja540i

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Replaced nasty old rusty wheel bolts with nice shiny new titanium wheel bolts, must be good for at least a second off my 1/4 mile time!!
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    Thats the one.
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    I have added a Dension bluetooth module for streaming music so I get the notifications through the stereo if my phone is connected.
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    I have the DVD nav working in my ex UK e61 and it is a very dated system now, I prefer to use Google maps on my phone.
  7. aja540i

    Wrapped interior wood

    +1 timber is for furniture, give me brushed aluminum any day.
  8. Just why even bother.... https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/maserati/auction-1979830534.htm?rsqid=14e380c101fd417f921a2b8ebbb2884d
  9. I think it is a case of death by a thousand cuts, the surface area of the bearings is quite small, presumably for packaging reasons when they designed the motor, there is a very small tolerance between the bearings and crank, the motor happily revs to over 8k rpm, the condition based servicing has the oil changes out to 20000km intervals, and it is a naturally aspirated 500 hp motor built to a price point set by company accountants. Also, because it has 10 cylinders and a seven speed gearbox in a North - South orientation and the letter S and numbers 8 and 5 in its name it has terrible feng shui. I believe it can be improved with mirrors... 😉
  10. Mine often runs for quite a while after a long run in warm weather or if I have driven in manual mode (it tends to rev a lot higher in manual mode 😀) my oil temp also nudges 100 quite regularly but doesn't go above that. Castrol 10w60 always in mine.
  11. aja540i

    Car Project - Not my BMW

    I assume the next step is fitting an //M badge? 😁 Looks a heap better!
  12. aja540i

    Scrap car removal Kapiti Coast

    Why would they bother driving all the way there and NOT take it? Seems crazy to me. I have cut up several bodies with a recipro saw and grinder (car bodies, honestly!) and taken them to scrappies on my trailer, usually just covers the petrol cost to drive there but how else are you going to get rid of them!
  13. aja540i

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    So you mean if the thermostat is open then fixing it will improve the economy, I misunderstood you first time around!
  14. aja540i

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    How does it reach temp faster with the coolant circulating through the radiator?