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About aja540i

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  • Birthday 07/30/1978

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    Andrew
  • Location
    Auckland
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    2007 e61 M5
  • Car 2
    2014 Leaf 24G
  • Car 3
    1978 e21 320i

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  1. Quick Questions!

    Angle grinder. Never fails.
  2. M Dyno Day March 17th

    confirmed my suspicion that it has enough power to get the groceries home!!
  3. Z3 to E30 rear sway bar swap

    the links have no effect on the swaybar stiffness at all, what matters is the strength of the bar (basically the diameter) and the distance between the pivot point (the mounts on the car) and the attachment point for the links, the longer that distance the less torsion on the bar for the same amount of wheel travel. You will see adjustable sway bars have 3 or more sets of holes to bolt the links to which changes their distance from the pivot point and therefore the effectiveness of the bar. The Z3 bar will be designed to work with the Z3 suspension geometry, i think it will be a waste of time fitting it to the E30, which probably has quite different geometry.
  4. Z3 to E30 rear sway bar swap

    Changing to a thicker bar will be pointless if the 'arms' are longer, the bar may end up feeling 'softer' as it is not working as hard because of the longer arms. Surely Whiteline or someone does an uprated bar to fit? That would be your best bet.
  5. ISTA e61 help?

    Yeah, easy if the plastic cover is not there, but you can't remove the cover in one piece without opening the glass... it's a chicken/egg scenario.
  6. ISTA e61 help?

    Does anyone have a laptop with ISTA (or some kind of software) on it that could pop open the tailgate glass on my e61? I need to replace the switch and i don't really feel like smashing the plastic cover off the inside of the tailgate to get the glass open!!
  7. NZ new 5spd E30 touring

    Was asking $14500.
  8. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1558389725.htm?rsqid=2deb73c2dece42bba1011fd2640d0698
  9. Exclusive Original BMW Accessory for the BMW X2.

    I cant decide if this is an april fools thing or not...
  10. S85 rod bearing replacement

    I used Gough, $49. Includes postage. From memory my copper was about 7 ppm, but lead was up around 28.
  11. Alpina B5 for sale down South

    For the money i think this is a better buy than most e60 M5s, im not a fan of timber in my cars though! There is another one on TM at the moment en-route from Japan with a dark timber interior, oddly has a MPH speedo.
  12. S85 rod bearing replacement

    I have found a willing mechanic (that i trust) and ordered parts from Turner motorsport, about $2500 NZD all up. Once bits arrive it will be off to the mechanic to spill its guts. Only 1 person i contacted apart from BMW was willing to do the work which surprised me, it is a fairly basic bearing replacement and it has been done by a lot of people but it seemed to scare everyone i spoke to. Once it has been done and i do a few running in donuts it will be getting an inspection II at BMW, and i will be doing oil analysis at every oil change to monitor condition.
  13. M Dyno Day March 17th

    Blue line is without power button, red line is with power button.
  14. I did this in my e39, bought an adaptor unit off trade me, worked for volume and skipping tracks, was using a sony headunit with wired remote input jack.
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