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Everything posted by Jacko

  1. Wiper Blades..BOSCH ICONS...??

    Meyle look to be the same thing, work well.
  2. Road Toll Not working

    A shitty piece of road design can still meet the standards though, and if its initially cheaper, that's what the client wants most of the time. Auckland is littered with examples of it, along with the stories from the engineers about how what they wanted to do, and what the budget let them do, was very different.
  3. The new BMW M2 Competition.

    Remember when performance engines used to look good?
  4. Road Toll Not working

    In regards to civil engineers and bad road planning/execution. Its 90% about the budget the project has, doing it halfassed is cheaper... Unfortunately its often a very false economy.
  5. Road Toll Not working

    Im all for letting Darwin get back to his regular job. We shouldnt have to have campaigns to tell people to wear their seatbelts.... Also agreed on the transport planning situation, what we have now is very scary (wife is a roading engineer) and will likely see a whole bunch of CE companies go bust and/or the skilled people leave the industry/country while plans for our nationwide gluten free monorail are drawn up.
  6. Botany Motor Worx Ltd

    Curious with this as well, who is the recommended go to now? I was very happy with Glenns service, have the 330 booked in for a service with BM workshop, is there anyone else out there that has the bimmersport stamp of approval?
  7. Quick rant thread.

    Snapping off the bolt extractor flush, into the head of bolt that snapped off flush, in the toyotas block. Looks likes its been helicoiled in the past, and now the helicoil wants to wind out. Yay.
  8. Road Toll Not working

    Much of my daily journey is through north Waikato, and I agree, Friday evenings are bad. Drunk/Stoned drivers all over the place. Ive *555'd and followed three of them, who were really bad (public road pinball..) for a few km while giving details to the cops, cops never catch them (and if they turn up the next day at the persons house, have no proof they were driving while shitfaced)
  9. E81 130i

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1607174464.htm?rsqid=fd873a663feb4000b0982a2603a75dc6 Uk import? I dont think japan got the 2 door hatch either (or if they did, rocking horse)
  10. E81 130i

    Not that I need another N52, that would just be greedy, but whats wrong with Singapore? (Vs Japan/UK/etc)
  11. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Nice, got to remember this, the regular crowd of windscreen repairers are useless.
  12. https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben-parts/schwaben-silent-block-tool-set/024979sch01a/ Remove and install rear ball joints on E38, E39, E60/61, E63/64, E65/66, and E70's Removal and installation of ball joints and bushings on rear control arms on E36, E46, E39, E60/61, E63/64, E65/66, E70, E83 and E85/86 Z4's Removal and installation of rear subframe mounted differential bushings on E36, E46, E83 and E85/86 Z4's Removal and installation of rear differential mounted bushings on E36, E46, E9X, E60/61, E63/64, E65/66, and E85/86 Z4's Used once, pretty decent quality, has some handy sizes (fits a bunch more than whats listed) $100
  13. Road Toll Not working

    I wonder how much of it is more modern cars not scaring the sh*t out of you when doing medium level dumb ideas, stability control, slushboxes etc combined with a NVH levels that allow you to play on your phone in total comfort? Kinda similar train of thought to that roading experiment where they got rid of all the speed limits, and the accident rate dropped as drivers got a lot more aware and cautious about what they, and everyone else, was doing. Wonder what the accident rate world wide is doing?
  14. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Gave it a much deserved wax, as a nice break from pulling the sump off the toyota...
  15. Car Detailing Products

    Has anyone played with the uber expensive waxes? Does wax costing triple digits stack up?
  16. Road Toll Not working

    Prime candidates for seem to be SUVs, and from my sample while driving: everyone who drives a new ford ranger Judging from the sample set "whos crashed into me and neighbours fence in the last 12 months" 1x Suzuki Swift, 1x Mitzi Canter Truck, 1x Vt Holden, 2x Honda Odyssey, 1x Honda Accord.... After the first few crashes, AT put in a new 50kmh sign. The Suzuki actually crashed into it, and it did slow the car down before it hit the fence, so good job there.
  17. Road Toll Not working

    Drivers are the issue. There are some inept numpties on the roads. I do 1500km a week, I seen some sh*t
  18. https://www.kommentools.com/products/bmw-rear-suspension-subframe-bushing-tool-set-for-e87-and-e90 This tool set used to remove and Install front and rear bushings in the rear subframe. Applicable: BMW E87 and E90/91/92/93 Used once, very high quality (would suit a workshop). Makes doing the subframe bushes very easy. the adjustable section is awesome for doing bushes that nothing else fits as well. Note the pictures not quite right (old?) adjustable section is far more trick (like the e53 one on kommen site) Cost $600+ landed in NZ, $400
  19. NZ's cheapest M3

    Are there any legit used car dealers left in NZ?
  20. Project twin e34's

    Are there two Jackos?.. Or did I buy and sell an E34 with being aware?
  21. Quick rant thread.

    Changing the angel eyes bulbs in a 1 series requires removing wheel well liners. Or, dislocating wrists, dropping the bulbs and then removing the wheel well liners to get the bulbs back.
  22. BMW 130i - Birds B1 Dynamics etc etc etc

    Nah they go in pretty easily, rattle gun helps in removing them from the hub. Just be sure to make sure the rubber bush on LCA is at ride height before you torque it up (otherwise the rubber gets loaded up and it effectively changes the spring rate (and kills the bush)) . I just noted where the hub sat in relation to the wheel well when on the deck, then jacked up the hub to that point before tightening.
  23. Decided to blow some money at the old girl - Birds B1 Dynamics full kit - Bilsteins/springs/swaybars/quaife LSD (about time on the LSD front!) SuperPro Bushes on everything, including rear subframe, new spring pads/tophats/bumpstops/shock mounts/Meyle HD links etc etc and everything inbetween E92 M3 LCAs etc New SMF and Clutch, deleting the SAC and CDV, new centre bearing and guibos New Waterpump and thermostat (232k on the clock of the original, and got a canbus com error with it last week) Upgrade/Rebuild shifter And decided to say F work for a few weeks and do it all in the carport Might be a lil bit interesting pulling the gearbox with the car on jack stands. The only thing left to order is the tool for the subframe bushes, still screwing around with either just buying it (and probably selling it) or just making something. Pics to come!