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  1. E34 Manual 535i

    Was this the same e34 from the Welly meet circa 5 years ago? From memory, we met by Chocolate Fish Cafe, did a little drive around the bay and took some pics of the cars. If this is the same car, it was very nice in person...
  2. Thre may be a thread about this car already but a quick search didn't throw anything up. https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1471669184&archive=1 1 Bidder, sold for 11,990.00. Not a dig at seller or buyer (well done to both) btw, just wondered if this was indicative of an unmolested example with service history etc. My insurance renewal just came up. Maybe I'm a little underinsured...
  3. E34 540i Touring - NZ New

    Sold for 3.8k....
  4. E34 540i Touring - NZ New

    The painter that previously owned this car lived in Kilbrinie and I'd see this parked on the street with paint tins, drop sheets and all sorts of gear in the back all the time. It was his daily and work wagon which was kinda cool. I've seen one other in Welly that was pampered, garaged, mint condition, black and manual. Not sure if it was NZ new though...
  5. SPOTTED! The official thread

    Got back recently from a week in San Fran. Pleasantly surprised to see many older beemers in the central city. E28's, e30's, e34's, no 36's spotted but several e46 tourings and many late model tourers. Surprisingly not many SUV models. Saw a gold M4 which looked pretty epic. Shite load of late model mustangs. A few Tesla S's. Massive 4x4 work trucks that seem totally impractical for both carrying tools/equipment and parking...
  6. Looking for a muffler replacement for a '89 325i Touring. Thanks in adv.
  7. E30 servicing in R'vegas

    Hi all, not sure if this is the correct place for this post. As per title, I'm looking for recommendations for a decent service and repair workshop in R'vegas. Ideally with e30 experience. I had been driving down to Welly fairly often last year so I could drop the car in for services while in town. Not expecting to drive down as much this year so looking for a local workshop. Cheers.
  8. Hi all, current og parts are in need of replacing. Muffler is the most problematic but wanting to do exhaust at the same time. Not looking for any drastic change in note or volume as the stock tone was fine by me. Numerous online fodder but hoping to find more user experience references/suggestions. Are second-hand systems worth looking at (considering age etc) and would any e30 exhaust and muffler unit fit or would model and engine need to be matched. Thanks in adv. Rio
  9. SPOTTED! The official thread

    Not sure where to put this but here seemed apt. https://imgur.com/gallery/zql9uGV Hmm, can't seem to get it to display in the post. Someone feel free to repost...
  10. Question for e30 owners....

    Thanks Mark, will check out the link. Had a quick look at the set up in mine and appears to be anchored at the base of the seat. Murphy's.
  11. Question for e30 owners....

    Hey all, been a while. Noob question here but wondered if any e30 owners know if most retractable seatbelt mechanisms from the early 90's will work/fit into an e30? Very slight bit of fraying on the drivers side seatbelt of the wagon. Needs replacing for the wof so only today and tomorrow to source and replace before xmas. There's one on TM but wondered if I could just use a seatbelt mechanism from any model vehicle of a similar era (1989/90). If so I'll just check out a local wreckers. (We're now living in RotoVegas...) Thanks in adv and merry xmas. Rio
  12. Help needed in Roto Vegas!

    Back in welly now, will try and get some pics tomorrow and post something up.
  13. Help needed in Roto Vegas!

    Sorted. Embarrising how simple that was. Thanks again. One question I did have - from the quick search I did online I think the hose from the injectors connected to the fuel flow/pressure regulator??? Anyway, that whatever it is seems, (on mine at least) to be free floating. Should it be attached to something (a bracket?) in the engine bay? Even with my limited mechanical experience, that just seems odd. Thanks again, btw the new site upgrade is great.
  14. Help needed in Roto Vegas!

    Hey Andy/Ben, Thanks for the info. Only thing I wasn't sure about was air in the line, didn't want to cause a bigger issue. Hose and clips are for fuel injected. Will give it a crack! Lol. Thanks again.
  15. Help needed in Roto Vegas!

    Hey there, wondering if any of the Rotorua based members are in town and could help me replace a leaking fuel hose (e30 325i/engine bay hose). Just discoved it today after arriving. I've bought the new hose and clips (seems leak is only the hose that connects to the injectors). After a quick search online, am thinking this could be a little bit above my skill level - well making sure there's no air in the line etc. Plus I have only basic tools (and skills!) here. Have taped hose and that'll prob allow me to get to someones workshop, think it's more pin hole leak. Anyone able to help out or point out a local mechanics that may be open tomorrow (optimistic...)? Flick me a txt if your able to help out or know where I may find some tomorrow 0212133565 and what flavour beer you drink. Thanks in adv, Rio