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Mark last won the day on July 11 2015

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  1. Really nice words Josh. Atta was one of the greats. I didn't know him overly well, but when we did catch up it was always like reconnecting with an old friend - he was an incredibly gracious, humble, funny guy who always had a smile on his face. RIP Atta.
  2. Hi everyone, Haven't posted on here in a long while - but just wanted to let you all know of a fellow BS member who sadly passed away in the mosque tragedy on Friday. Atta Elayyan, known on here as 'crazyarab' has been named as one of the people killed at the Al Noor mosque. He was a regular contributor to the forums since 2007 - many of our long standing Christchurch members knew him and his cars well. The last BMW he owned was this E30 V8. He also previously owned an E36 M3 and a silver Tech II M325i, all which sported the number plate 'CRZARB' Atta was a talented software developer, a member of the All Whites Futsal team, and has a young family. I'm sure you will all join me in sending condolences to his family and friends. Incredibly sad news. - Mark.
  3. Mark

    Quick Questions

    Hi team, can anyone tell me if the standard SA sump guard for E30s protects the steering rack as well as the sump? Cheers!
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Replaced one outer tie-rod, did an oil change and cleaned out the throttle body, ICV, and MAF. Still up on jacks to do other tie rod tomorrow as I was sent a wrong part. 25 degrees today - Time for a beer!
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    FS: H&R E30 Lowering springs

    $150 Reserve - TM Link Lowering springs for BMW E30 - 1983-1991. Have been on my 6 cylinder car. Lowers car from standard ride height by about 35mm. Pic is of my car with these springs in. I replaced the springs as I failed a WOF for being too low, however the new (H&R) springs sit the car at the same height. (Chassis rails sit at 100mm, however steering rack adjustment bolt sits at 95mm) Will just have to find a new WOF guy! Pick up Avonhead, Christchurch. Can't be bothered freighting elsewhere.
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    AC Schnitzer E30 project log

    I got a bit of other stuff done at the same time, but it probably worked out to around $600. There was quite a bit of metal that needed to be cut out and re-fabricated.
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    AC Schnitzer E30 project log

    Bought some new tail light gaskets ages ago but was waiting to get the rust sorted first before fitting them. I don't have a picture of the rust previously but it was an apple-sized piece of cancer that had spread outwards from the bottom RHS of the right tail light. Panel beater did a pretty good job of the repair, blended the paint nicely. Old gaskets were pretty brittle. No wonder water was getting in. New ones fitted, about three times as thick as the old squashed ones. Then went to fit the left hand side gasket and oh no, rust. Should have known. Sanded it back and put some rust converter on it. Will repair further when I find the time.
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    AC Schnitzer E30 project log

    Not much of an update - but got it back from the panelbeaters yesterday. It's now completely rust free. (well, almost... read below)
  9. Mark

    E30 sedan PFL Doors on Facelift

    Pretty sure the rear doors won't fit as the rear arches are different between PFL and FL. Fronts I'm unsure about.
  10. Mark

    need help please

    My 325i does about 12l/100km - running on 98 BP that works out at about 27c per kilometre in fuel costs. Also, you'll get a bloody strong left thigh dailying a manual E30 in Auckland traffic.
  11. Mark

    GEUNINE 4x100 BBS RS 16"

    Price please
  12. Mark

    Moving to Christchurch, good suburbs?

    Do you specifically want to live near the Airport to be close to your workplace? Avonhead and Ilam are good suburbs. Ilam has a lot of students due to its proximity to the University. Avonhead is more family oriented, lots of schools / kindys, quiet cul de sacs and suburban shopping. Not so much in the way of entertainment. If you move a bit closer in to Riccarton you get the benefit of being close to Westfield Mall, and only a short taxi to either Addington with the rugby stadium and bars on Lincoln Road, or to Victoria Street / Carlton Corner where again there is more in the way of bars and restaurants.
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    Stiffer E30 Springs

    On H&R sports (35mm drop) and Koni adjustable shocks.
  14. Mark

    AC Schnitzer E30 project log

    Hi Sam, yep I popped in briefly for the start of that meet but couldn't hang around long. Probably catch you at the next one! Cheers.
  15. Mark

    X5 diesel myth busted ?

    This is too funny. Ron, I can't believe you actually spent all that time gathering data and then put together a colour-coded spreadsheet just to win an internet argument Come on man, go outside, look at the sky, phone an old friend, hug your family - do something normal!