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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
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    No. 76

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    Cars, motorsports and the family.

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  1. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Break Open The Piggy Bank - M4 CS

    Some pretty cool late model / low KMs M cars going through Mannheim's auction next week. Just found this beauty listed on there, only 455kms, that's Four hundred and fifty five!! Wow. Linky dink is here... https://www.manheim.co.nz/passenger-vehicles/000000000005361773/2018-bmw-4-series-m4-cs-2d-coupé?referringPage=AuctionListing
  2. E30 325i Rag-Top

    E36 tax starting

    A lot of this comes down to local market variations in the naming of cars, for example the E30 had an 325iS in the States, which was badged as the M325i in Nu Zilland and called a 325i Sport in the UK. The the SAFAs did something completely difference and I can't remember what they called it! There were definately two different models in the UK market, 318i coupe and then the 318iS which always had the M-Sport kit, interior, etc. Again, may well have been different in other markets.
  3. E30 325i Rag-Top

    X5... hmmm... thoughts anyone?

    And it's not even a wrap so you can't peel it off and make it a better car either. Mind you, it would be very easy to spot in the car park!!
  4. E30 325i Rag-Top

    The new BMW Z4.

    Many of the vents and fins on the front do serve a purpose - either cooling vents, or aero vents. Some of the REALLY flash vents even open and close depending on things like temps, speed, etc. I think the ones you are referring to feed into the front wheel wells, which in conjunction with the side-vents (air skirt or whatever name it also has) smooth the flow of air around the wheel and down the side of the car - which has a noticeable decrease in the drag coefficient. That feeds into the be-all and end-all of car design at the moment - the fuel comsumption and emissions values.
  5. E30 325i Rag-Top

    retrofit 6WA cluster to F3x

    If you're going to go so far as to strart changing the cluster over, then it's probably worth the bit extra to go to the full digital TFT screen and dials, a lot more impressive!!
  6. E30 325i Rag-Top

    The new BMW Z4.

    Media release 19 September 2018 The new BMW Z4. BMW has a rich history of roadsters that have stood out as icons of pure driving pleasure. And now another is about to join the hall of fame in the shape of the new BMW Z4 – a premium open-top sports car boasting a classic fabric soft-top, an emotion-packed body design and a puristic, driver-focused interior. The two-seater has been systematically designed for maximum agility, thrilling dynamism, plus supremely precise steering characteristics with instantaneous response. The new BMW Z4 combines its sporty on-road prowess with a wealth of highly advanced, top-class equipment features on the driver assistance, operation and connectivity fronts. The Paris Motor Show will host the show premiere of the new BMW Z4 in October 2018. It will then be launched in March 2019 with a choice of three model variants, including a BMW M Performance option. The new BMW Z4 M40i is powered by a six-cylinder in-line engine delivering 250 kW. The BMW Z4 sDrive30i and BMW Z4 sDrive20i, meanwhile, take to the stage with four-cylinder units producing outputs of 190 kW and 145 kW respectively. Exterior design: a pure aesthetic wrapped in a new design language. A clear and precise design language and a number of signature details serve up the defining features of the new BMW Z4’s emotionally rich, pure-bred exterior design. The two-seater has a low-slung, sporty, compact appearance whether the soft-top is up or down. With its new-look mesh-design BMW kidney grille and – for the first time – a vertical headlight arrangement, the car cuts an unmistakable figure from the front. The new BMW Z4 is equipped with LED headlights as standard, while the optional Adaptive LED headlights add a matrix function for the non-dazzling high beam and cornering lights. The elongated bonnet with arrow-shaped contour lines directed at the kidney grille straddles the wheel arches in the “clamshell” style so characteristic of classical sports cars. The joins at the bonnet’s sides merge into the upper character line that runs back along the flanks all the way to the tail lights. A second character line emerges from the large Air Breather rearwards of the front wheel arch. This interplay of surfaces mimics the flow of air sweeping along the new Z4, while the boot lid’s integral spoiler, slender L-shaped light units and diffuser set the tone for the car’s muscular rear end. There is a choice of nine exterior paint shades and the fabric soft-top comes in Black as standard or Anthracite with silver effect as an option. It is electrically operated and can be opened or closed in ten seconds, even when travelling at up to 50 km/h. Interior: clear driver focus with a high-class aura. With its driver-focused cockpit design, lines that surge forward with dynamic élan and trim finishers restricted to just a few areas, the cabin of the new BMW Z4 paints a picture of unadulterated driving pleasure. Electroplated detailing adds to the roadster’s sophisticated ambience, while the clearly structured arrangement of the controls focuses the attention even more on the driving experience. Both driver and passenger settle into model-specific sports seats with integral head restraints. The optional draught stop fits flush between the fixed rollover bars. And a storage space behind the seats, cupholders under the centre armrest cover (which folds open in two sections with a longitudinal split) and large door pockets add further practical features. Boot capacity is 281 litres whether the soft-top is open or closed – an increase of more than 50 per cent compared to the outgoing model. Mighty engines, systematically enhanced chassis. The engines available for the new Z4 benefit from myriad detail upgrades and promise a pulsating brand of power delivery. They send that power to the road through the latest-generation eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. Hard at work in the BMW Z4 M40i is a 3.0-litre straight-six unit featuring M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology. The 250 kW engine generates peak torque of 500 Nm and propels the roadster from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. The line-up of engines is completed by a pair of 2.0-litre four-cylinder units. The variant in the new BMW Z4 sDrive30i has 190 kW and 400 Nm, which enables it to complete the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 5.4 seconds. In the new BMW Z4 sDrive20i, meanwhile, maximum output of 145 kW and peak torque of 320 Nm translate into a 0 to 100 km/h time of 6.6 seconds. The chassis technology in the new BMW Z4 has been designed across the board for supreme agility and handling dynamics, and comprises a newly designed double-joint spring strut axle at the front and a five-link rear axle that is making its debut in a BMW roadster. This particular combination strikes just the right balance between sportiness and ride comfort. Another feature on the standard equipment list is variable sport steering with adjustment of both power assistance and steering angle to suit the situation at hand. The Adaptive M Sport suspension, M Sport brakes and electronically controlled M Sport differential (all part of standard specification for the new BMW Z4 M40i) elevate the car’s sporty handling abilities to even greater heights. With these chassis systems on board, selecting COMFORT, SPORT or SPORT+ mode with the Driving Experience Control switch changes the car’s responses particularly clearly. Wide array of driver assistance systems enhance comfort and safety. The class-leading variety of driver assistance systems on offer further underlines the highly advanced character of the new BMW Z4. The Collision Warning, Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function and Lane Departure Warning system all come as standard. The list of options includes Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, distance information, the Lane Change Warning System, Rear Collision Prevention and Cross-Traffic Alert, plus the Speed Limit Info system – for the first time in a roadster – the BMW Head-Up Display. Active Park Distance Control and the rear view camera come to the driver’s aid when manoeuvring or parking. These two systems form part of the Parking Assistant, which takes care of steering, acceleration, braking and selecting gears both when parking the car and exiting parking spaces. The Parking Assistant’s range of functions additionally includes the Reversing Assistant, which makes light work of backing up over distances of up to 50 metres by steering the vehicle along exactly the same path it has just driven along in a forward direction. Intuitive operation and perfect connectivity: BMW Operating System 7.0. The display and operating system for the new BMW Z4 has also undergone further improvement. The roadster is available with BMW Operating System 7.0, which stands out with state-of-the-art digital functions geared precisely to the driver’s requirements. BMW Live Cockpit Professional brings consistently designed, context-based and customisable graphics to the fully digital instrument cluster and Control Display, each of which have a screen diagonal of 10.25 inches. To ensure perfectly intuitive and need-based operation, the driver has a choice of using the Control Display’s touchscreen functionality, the iDrive Controller, the buttons on the steering wheel or voice control. Ends. *Please note: this is an international media release without adaptions for the New Zealand market. Final model range, specifications and pricing will be available closer to local launch.
  7. Really? From the photo you have posted you can see what looks to me like the end of the chassis rail bent through 45 degrees and crushed. That doesn't look too easy to replace correctly. The link to the parts catalogue is helpful, but you really need the full repair manual that shows exactly how things are to be removed and replaced. Was the accident not recorded, I would have thought it would have been with that amount of damage? Isn't it funny how many people manage to hit things smack bang in the middle of the car... but can't seem to steer around it, even with ABS??
  8. E30 325i Rag-Top

    CHEAP (?) V12

    Don't start that one again. Although a big old 7 series like this does scream "drug dealer car" so maybe a body or could be the stash? Let's go halves and find out which one! As for the Toyota V12 being cheap - if you think BMW Original Parts are expensive, Toyota can take things to another level for the less common stuff. And that was even with a hefty discount!!
  9. E30 325i Rag-Top

    BMW Model Cars

    Hey Glenn, what scale is the M3 GTR model? I would be very interested if it is in 1:18th scale.
  10. E30 325i Rag-Top

    CHEAP (?) V12

    Everything about that car screams "money pit" to me. Possible head gasket issues, leaking oil and pretty much neglected everywhere else.
  11. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Unicorn E46 330d low kms cheap!

    And don't forget it's got a tape player in it!! Luxury!!
  12. E30 325i Rag-Top

    X5M razor style key on all F-series

    Cool, you got the right one. I should have known that frequency, lol.
  13. E30 325i Rag-Top

    BBS reps and E30 fitment query

    I would be more worried about fitment and rubbing than pot holes. Unless they are real cheap rubbish made from recycled plastic they should be more than ok for everyday road use.
  14. E30 325i Rag-Top

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Considering it's a 32 year old race car that's had at least two big (and many small) accidents it's surprisingly solid. Couple of spots that need attention, which you tend to find when it's completely stripped. Definately not "riddled with rust" as you put it. Worst part of the car is the rear end, hence the boot lip, which was stitched on from an '83 NZ New 323i that I never treated properly before painting.
  15. E30 325i Rag-Top

    X5M razor style key on all F-series

    Ah, right. Didn't click on the link, just read your post. Yup, that is cheap for a spare key. Not sure that frequency is the right one for NZ New remotes though, is that the exact one you have ordered?