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  1. kiwi535

    Gear box rebuild Wgtn

    i might know someone who has had a getrag rebuilt in welly....
  2. 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.
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    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.
  4. kiwi535

    Removing mud flaps

    they not clogged up torx are they????
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. would that sort of torque make the clutch a difficult proposition?
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. kiwi535

    Where did the E39 M5 thread go?

    seroius question folks.who is the person(s) to do a real ppi on one of these?
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    Where did the E39 M5 thread go?

    omg i think i have found my favourite bmw colour
  15. kiwi535

    E23 M745i rhd m88 power

    did it stay in NZ?
  16. kiwi535

    My new SS Commodore... in a sharp german suit

    you doing good things Richard
  17. kiwi535

    New BMW in the South of the North

    i have had three i think 1 in the middle of nowhere on the way to Napier in the middle of the night.I had a couple in the 535 when the tyres were very worn. If you get an inflation kit make sure you know how to work it!Is there a space saver type spare availabale.I think i would go that route
  18. i only got 70.The older e 9 ,10,etc really threw me.Many incorrect guesses there
  19. kiwi535

    E46 320d Motorsport 5sp Manual

    i had a 120 d mnual it was a 6 spd though.I got a "80 percent" remap as i wanted to have the option of retaing some economy.Nicer to drive,would rev quicker than stock.I foound that the 120 was fine as long as you kept it on boost.If you came up to a very slow corner then tried to accelerate there was just nothing there...I got in to the habit of changing into 1st for very sharp uphill hairpins! My remap was about $900 i thought it was worth it.It made the 120 d quite a snappy performer.Apetrol 2 litre would have better top end performance,but on road "rolling" performance was very good.If you are going to keep the car for a long time i reckon get a remap if you can afford it.
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    New BMW owner.

  21. kiwi535

    TV mode for NZ

    ok this may not be any good for an E61...just tryin to help.
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    TV mode for NZ

    given that tv turned didgital in 2013 i would guess the answer is yes.As suggested above talk to tone of the converter people. a quick google turned up this....