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About E30 325i Rag-Top

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    Jon the Pom
  • Birthday 04/14/1969

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    Jon Tyler
  • Location
    Cockle Bay, Aucks
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    E30 325i Convertible
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    Alloys, lowered, re-trimmed in half leather plus stereo upgrades.
  • Car 2
    F31 320d xDrive M-Sport
  • Car 3
    E46 330d Sport Touring
  • Race Car
    E30 320iS
  • Race Car Number
    No. 76

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    Cars, motorsports and the family.

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  1. E30 325i Rag-Top

    The Real Wheel Deals 2019 (Genuine BBS)

    Mate, you seriously have wheel issues!!
  2. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Mini Cooper ABS control unit

    Hello Lola, yes your MINI is a BMW version . Not many MINI owners on here, there is probably another forum that specifically covers both generations of the MINI. To answer your questions, yes you would fail a WoF for faulty ABS. I would suggest that it would be hard, and expensive to repair. Your best option cost wise might be to look for a working used part from a wreckers. @BM WORLD have you got any MINI bits?
  3. E30 325i Rag-Top

    $1 Reserve F10 M5

    There was an interesting test case where a trade-in sold by a dealer "as is where is" was adjudged to still be bound by Consumer Guarantee's Act. I believe the logic applied was that it was still sold by a dealer, though the business and off the lot. Hence it should be covered by the CGA. If you take that same scenario to a Trade-Me Auction then I would suggest it would also apply if the conditions are the same. However, if it is somewhere like say, Turners or Mannheim, then I believe that then does not fall under the CGA and it truly is "buyer beware".
  4. E30 325i Rag-Top

    S54 M-Coupe Anyone?

    Except that within the VIN standard there is still the option to use the "0" designation for no MY code, which I believe is used unless the car is going to a market where the MY is mandatory information. So for example most NZ new vehicles would have that set for their MY.
  5. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Upcoming lumbar and massage retrofit

    Is your car NZ new or an import? The level of equipment that is provided ex-factory, even on the high-end models, is amazingly low. To bring the cars up to the NZ specification requires pages of features to be added, that is before you even start getting into the additional options that can be added on top. I guess the reason being is that the same models are sold all around the world, so there will be countries that are happy to take lower base equipment and then up-sell the features.
  6. E30 325i Rag-Top

    S54 M-Coupe Anyone?

    How do you mean? The registration by year part? I think it is only the americans and their "its a '67 Chev" type designations that are different, and even then it's more a Model Year type thing. Annoyingly I see a few people are trying to put the Model Year thing on their BMWs when selling them, which is BS when there are three lots of updates each year with BMW and MINI.
  7. E30 325i Rag-Top

    S54 M-Coupe Anyone?

    After a used car dealer brought in that thirteen year old Merc from Singapore the rules were tightened up on what constituted a "brand new" car, and the maximum age of the car is supposed to be two years and still qualfy as a "new" car.
  8. E30 325i Rag-Top

    SPOTTED! The official thread

    I have seen what is most likely the same car (there can't be that many Blue 3.0CS in and around Mt Welly) in the area, but I don't believe it is linked to BMW HQ as I haven't seen it in the car park before and it definately isn't part of the BMW NZ fleet of classics.
  9. E30 325i Rag-Top

    WTB: e30 front ARB 20mm in good nick - FOUND.

    No problem mate, just hope you are fully recovered now and back in good health.
  10. E30 325i Rag-Top

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Not content with having the wife’s E46 and the E30 racecar in bits, I decided to take the E30 convertible apart!! Have had a timing belt and camshaft seal sitting in a box for 3 years so decided to finally get on with it before it snaps. Only ever done a belt with the engine out before, bit more challenging with it in the car!!
  11. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Bmw E91 overheating fun

    Was Pelican one of those previously excellent specialist suppliers that have been bought up and merged? On another note, how big is that box for such a small part and a sticker? Must have a good postage deal!!
  12. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Not 1 but 2 Manual M240i For Sale!!

    Manuel - common Spanish name, also common mis-spelling of manual, especially on TardMe.
  13. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Not 1 but 2 Manual M240i For Sale!!

    That's a pretty cool shed full of toys the guy has there, two boats, an HSV and performance bike plus the M2. Jealous. There are a few manual M2s around, and a couple of M2 Competition manuals as well. Get your rowing boats while you still can!!
  14. E30 325i Rag-Top

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    That's a cool, lo-cost performance upgrade!! Not sure it would be healthy in the long run though? As the sun was shining this morning and the traffic is very light with holidays, etc I decided to pull the convetible out of the garage for the daily commute. Happy Fri-yay!
  15. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Bmw E91 overheating fun

    If you are dealing with a BMW authorised dealership, which I think you are then the amount of margin the dealer has to work with is not that great tbh. If the 10% discount were off a new vehicle then they have well and truly dropped their pants in terms of what they are making on the deal. If it is parts you are referring to then that is still a very sizeable chunk of any profit they would have made being given up. Whilst there is not 100% coverage of NZ with stock of runflats, I would imagine that were the case on less common sizes of non-run flats as well, particularly the big, low profile, high-performance tyres required for an M3. So an over-night supply from a central warehouse (as would be the case from BMW NZ as the parts warehouse carry the runflat sizes) would be likely case there as well.