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  1. Is that an SU jet adjusting spanner on the keyring? (Who remembers them?)
  2. Dealer. See the tag on the key....
  3. I've currently got Re003s on the front and PS4s on the back. The PS4s feel a little more planted - but not much in it. What is noticeable is the extra road noise from the RE003s.
  4. You can spray MAF cleaner into the MAF....
  5. The Bangle bustle. I agree, never liked the tail treatment.
  6. ^ +1, especially the part about chopping up through the trees using the rotor blades....
  7. Facelift E36's with the motorsport body kit all seem to have mesh, same as the M3.
  8. Go for the known good ones. I managed to split a 14mm 3/8" drive Snap-on socket, and they don't do free replacements any more... It was a 12pt socket, but undoing a brake caliper bolt with a standard wrenching bar? Not impressed.
  9. Pickup, and wear on the edges. Regrind, then....
  10. Track day pads always surprise me on the road when they don't stop first thing in the morning. I went back to oem pads for trackdays after I discovered that not braking hard means you go faster. i went through a stage of ABS into every corner. It's not quicker and the pads almost catch fire...
  11. +1 Mine are still going at 100k plus
  12. Try Demon Tweeks in the UK. Set of Koni adjustables is about NZ$800 plus shipping.
  13. We've had a gen 1, 2 and currently have a 3 (2008) All bought at about 60-80k Gen 1 was an import, no troubles, still going well with it's current owner. Only gripes were the gearbox software (basic in the extreme, going up steep hill won't change down, then you kickdown and it tries to rev to 10,000), and I had problems with the drivers seat not providing enough side support Gen 2 was an NZ new Sport. Had a diff whine when we got it (fixed under warranty) then developed a noisy 3rd gear. I think a problem with gear hardening. Better gearchange though, but still a 4 speeder. If you're going to offroad it look underneath at the frame around the fuel tank - it's low! Gen 3 is the best so far (NZ new Sport again). Stiff suspension - you can throw it around, but not like an E36!, 5 speed auto box. But the one thing the boss hates is the lack of space between the seats for a handbag. No real problems with any of them, except the Gen 2. My impression was that that model had gone soft after the previous one. I really like our current one - great car for touring in. PS a 2.4 metre long piece of 100 x 50 almost fits diagonally across the car in a Gen 2. Until you close the rear door, when it tries to escape through the windscreen.....
  14. 2 things to watch on the Golf - the DSG box, and the high pressure fuel pump, which runs off a lobe on the cam and for some reason wears it's buckets out in less than 80ks, in some cases. The pump is about $800.... And a DSG repair is a bit more.
  15. 1500bhp for qualifying engines. 1bhp/cc. Totally awesome. But I am surprised that they didn't use any kind of clean room. I used a rudimentary one in 93 to build a race chevy V8. (still blew up - over-revved by the driver :-( )