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  1. kiwi535

    Just bought an e34 540i

    and some will say its not a good set up with a square set up you can rotate the tyres front to back to even out the wear.
  2. kiwi535

    Just bought an e34 540i

    dont tell me they are metrics still???
  3. kiwi535

    Induction charging

    where does clean hydrogen come from then?
  4. kiwi535

    Induction charging

    its mainly because hydrogen is still a byproduct of the oil industry.Unti we hit the magical fusion, hydrogen will be in short supply.
  5. kiwi535

    Gissa job!

    sh43 beckons! I got my fingers crossed for ya too mate!
  6. the manual e39 540s would probably have been the E39 versions of the 535is...there werent many of them to begin with either. I drove one and although a very nice car it wasnt as engaging as the E34 imho
  7. manual e 34s were not exactly common.
  8. kiwi535

    Octane rating question

    my old 535 which they said 91 was ok ran nicer and even got slightly better consumption on 96 (I think then) i used to run 91 just trundling to and from work.96 i f iwas was gonna be DRIVING
  9. kiwi535

    My New Trolley

    This(and manual gearbox and useable torque) is the main reason that got me into a BMW initially.When i bought the 535 I Drove from Auckland to Wellington picked up the family and then up to Napier without any long stops.The Wellington to Napier leg was appalling weather(cars were pulling of the road in heavy rain) but the 535 just lapped it up
  10. kiwi535

    My New Trolley

    this reinforces my view that most people view cars as mobile infotainment systems which require as little driver input as possible. What a sh*t headline Better?
  11. kiwi535

    Help me name these wheels plz!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nice lookin wheels alright
  12. kiwi535

    Help me name these wheels plz!!!!!!!!!!!!

    https://www.driftworks.com/forum/threads/rondell-0021-staggered-alloys-17-5x120.257707/ only 400 pounds albeit one year ago
  13. kiwi535

    Wheel Alignment Query

    you have got to complain...if yu dont they think they are fooling you and or dont even realise that what they are doing is crap,though i think they know that already but get away with it time and time again.At least ask for your money back and tell them they wont be touching your car again
  14. kiwi535

    E30 Ignorance - $40k - $65k Really?

    cant argue with that on Flickr
  15. kiwi535

    SOLD: 1993 E34 550 Touring $4K

    i think a guy in chc bought it.I am pretty sure he did a follow up on it and had done a few thengs to get it running right
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    Diesel programming

    even my 120d manual chipped was an awesome wee car.Consumption was 6.5 l 100 k around twon,but that was not really much stop start,but it never really varied much from that.On the open road you could get 5.5 without really trying.6 spd manul very high geared it wasnt really paractical to change into 6th unless itwas dead flat under 110 km hr.On road performance was really good prolly equivalent to a 3 l petrol in normal driving.The "power band is small only 2000 rpm to 4500."But you dont get that high rev performance of a petrol.The power is kinda flatand you gotta keep it on boost .RUC is 6 c a kilometre.I had the 120d for about two years it never needed anything but oil and tyres,but it did get a good run every work day.I beleive thats important for a modern diesel.I seviced by the service indicator which was about 15k apart.I think it still lives on this forum somewhere.The only reason i sold it was it was a bit small interior wise for me.I am 190 cm,but it literally cost half the ammount to run than my e34 535. a 123d would be better still.(esp if it was chipped and manual) this was mine
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    Mugello Moto GP

    consistent is Jlo forte..the whole race he was in the 1 :48 till the very end...even Mr consistent couldnt hang with him. Analysis.pdf
  18. kiwi535

    rubber band for tyres

    i just dont get that fad....although rather mild in comparison i just dont undersatd why people buy G wagens and have 20 inch wheels on em.....I just dont get it.As na urban vehicle they would just suck
  19. kiwi535

    Help needed...

    good luck with it.!And the job hunting!
  20. kiwi535

    Quick rant thread.

    jeepers i dont run that sort of pressure on my 265.65/17 LT tyres.!Some do but the ride is horrendous
  21. ruc will come in for electric cars if they become too popular
  22. kiwi535

    E87 120d

    when i had mine (manual) it was very consistent 6.5 l per 100 k round town and on a trip 5.5 l per 100 k easy.I didnt do stop start kinda stuff but that 6.5 l never really changed much with different use. edit...i see you are welly based so my day to day trip was commuting from wellington to lower hutt.I dont recomend a diesel unless you are going to do longer trip.Mine was chipped
  23. the 74.1 mm wheel bore is common on aftermarket wheels for BMW s though
  24. kiwi535

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    winters comin...you dont want a five series with a dodgy battery in the winter......
  25. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1632034209.htm?rsqid=06514b71b6994dcdb6dd5fe99cd85b39