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  1. kiwi535

    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    re the off road ability of an x5...the main limitation to any off road vehicle to real off roading is tyres and ground clearnace.Wheel articulation is important but less important as most modern vehicles have traction control of sorts.As i am seriously lookig at changig 4wds at the moment i actually drove a proper 70 series landcruiser wagon.I just couldnt live with one.Bear in mind they are 80k and the rear suspension is terrible. If you are taling about a track or partly formed road an x5 will easily do it.If you want to traverse mud/grass etc you need decent tyres and then the wheel size comes into play.If you are talking realy uneven stuff or steep climbs etc then you need low range and maybe a lift.I know of a pajero for sale very soon
  2. well done i hopeit wasnt too painfull!
  3. kiwi535

    Gear box rebuild Wgtn

    i might know someone who has had a getrag rebuilt in welly....
  4. a 120 hatch is a very "nice" car.they have nice steering and brakes and would be a nice neutral but pleasimg handling car given that the brakes,suspension,and steering have all been maintained.As far a s a hatchback goes the BMW will not be as space efficient as a front wheel drive equivalent.If you do high Ks a 120d will be quite efficient.My 120d manual did 6.5 l per 100 k aroundd town and easily 5.5 k per 100 k on the open road.Dont forget the ruc is 6 cents a kilometre and rego/acc is more expensive than petrol.Always get a ppi from a bmw specialist if you are buying a bmw.There is a bmw 320 d wagon on here with very high ks....although i dont think it is running at the moment.
  5. kiwi535

    sweet looking e34 touring

    looks very very very good for its age i reckon.The fact that everything thing is there including two keys etc indicate to me(imho) that it is likely to be a bloody good car,because it has very concentious owners.
  6. kiwi535

    Removing mud flaps

    they not clogged up torx are they????
  7. kiwi535

    E28 Dilemma

    they also did the boot on the 535 after a diamante wrote itself off putting a ding in it on sh2.The nice insurance man paid for the stone chips
  8. hmm if i was a dealer and someone came with a rod out the side or something i would be asking some very carefully worded questions...many times
  9. thats all well and good but the dealer may not be aware that these problems exist .They are not all "experts"That does not absolve them of their responsibilties under cga.
  10. kiwi535

    How to tell remap

    turbo diesels are also quite soft straight of idle but the turbo comes in very early and the accelleration can be quite brisk at modest throttle openings.The difference between normal and full on isnt as great as in a petrol engine imho.So to the the uniniiated a turbo diesel can be quite impressive
  11. kiwi535

    heaps of fun for 15k!

    a 130 would be awesome.a 120d was quite a lot of fun.....genuinely nice steering and braking a 130 prolly wouldnt be much heavier(if at all )but with more top end
  12. would that sort of torque make the clutch a difficult proposition?
  13. kiwi535

    heaps of fun for 15k!

    nice,though one of the reasons i sold the 120d was because it was a bit small to get into and out of
  14. well my 2009 pajero is rated at 147 kw and is amazing on fuel for 2.5 ton brick.quite nice on the road has few of the common rail problems an has a proper 4wd system.limited clearance and short wheel travel are the minus points off road.some of your boxes ticked
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