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    EWS emulator coding

    ah quite right, yes the Bosch stuff is a bit of a pain. i have a stack of Bosch DMEs here that are basically useless untill someone comes up with a solution, id say the time is passed and noone will now tho.
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    Valve Stem Seals for '07 550 with 4.8 V8

    not on the V8, but you are correct for the I4 engines. BMW pull the engine on V8 E60s and X5s
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    Just bought an e34 540i

    get in my dm's bear in mind all style 66 are E39 fitment and require spacer rings so they are hubcentric when fitting to E34. E34 are finniky about this at the best of times. my price is $80, you will probably pay more for them. remember to budget that in.
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    EWS emulator coding

    just delete the EWS all together. flash it out from the DME etc.
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    Official Tools for Hire Thread

    yep im interested. yep have a few here, garage type cant tow with them or anything.
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    Official Tools for Hire Thread

    Many of us have specialist tools in our arsenal that in many cases have costed a fair amount of money to obtain. Instead of buying your own, prehaps there is someone below that has what you need that you can hire from! Those with tools and gear to be added to this list, please send me a PM with what you have, and Ill update you onto the list. Please include if you are willing to ship or not Please note, Bimmersport or the OP is not responsible for any "he broke my such and such" disputes. As a general rule, it will be expected that if you break it, you brought it. Both Parties would be expected to sort out by themselves! *If a mod can sticky that would be great??? -------------------- Gaurd Rollers Polley (Troy) - Hamilton, can Ship Evo30 (Ruel) - Auckland OBDI & OBDII Scanners (please include brand) EthrtyAndy (Andy) - Carsoft - Wellington, can Ship Airbag light Reset Sonic_attack (Rod) - Auckland, can Ship S50B32 (not B30) Vanos Cam Locker, Beisan rattle kit tools (S50xxx) M3AN (Dave) - Auckland Spring Compressors/Clamps EthrtyAndy (Andy) - Wellington, can Ship Ball Joint Splitters EthrtyAndy (Andy) - Wellington, can Ship Engine Crane EthrtyAndy (Andy) - Wellington
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    FS Genuine BMW Bonnet Badge

    genuine about $90 at BMW and will last another 20 years. dont bother being tempted into the ebay knockoffs, youl get a year or two max out of them
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    Valve Stem Seals for '07 550 with 4.8 V8

    wouldnt be too upset about that price. though would talk to a BMW specialist and/or main dealer as well who have the correct tools for the job. bear in mind it is a fools game going to the place with a $20 an hour less labour rate when they spend twice as long to fix the problem. All the V8s need to come out through the bottom of the car so they can be worked on, there is no room in the engine bay to complete this task. bear in mind you are also paying for the fact the car hoist is tied up with your engineless car on it for a period of time that the bay could otherwise be generating revenue.
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    its not that i cant do it. i could, and used to frequently when i didnt have to worry about just myself, more than just one person is viable both in time and economic sence to cook at home. these days i'd just end up with a pantry with two dozen expired packets of sprices, and a fridge full of shrivelled brocolli, capsicums and funky looking meat. if i wanted to live amoungst nature projects i would have become a biologist. as i said above, spoilt for choice around where i live.
  10. just worth buying and replacing regardless of if its your fault.. they are common to fail. when the radio does its quirk, press the horn and see if that goes.
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    i have owned this house for 4.5 years, have just spent $35k here including a new kitchen, in total i have cooked maybe a half dozen times, even bbqs i provide the BMBBQ Trailer and the gas and delegate the cooking. spoilt for choice with places out around here, many places are very cheap during the week to get you in the door. Would be different if i had a partner of course. Its just not economical to cook for one, without having to have the same thing for dinner 4 nights in the row.
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    Importing a TV to NZ experiences

    yep i have that. $1 to rent a movie. People feel odd doing that and say thats expencive, but quite happy to pay $15 or whatever it is for netflix.... if you are watching more than 15 movies in a month, you really need to evaluate your life decisions.
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    E53 Bits please

    looking for the following for my E53 please: cargo cover in black. light control module for tow bar. some nicer wheels than my style 53s which are probably the ugliest wheel they came with. North Island wide is fine. may also consider sportpac and/or M parts if price is right.
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    SOLD E30 Genuine Alpina wheels SOLD

    id dollar reserve my cabby if they actually sold for that price though.
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    Gissa job!

    i disagree with your first sentence. i know for fact your second sentence is not true. More and more of my job is visiting the same data centre sites on a weekly if not monthly basis, so much so its easier that i have my own access card to most of them now, and I'm sure you know the performance it takes to get those.
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    E53 Bits please

    have the 58s sorry. 53 on my mind being an e53 of course. spare is a 57 so probably came on those, apart from the 4.4i in the engine bay, its otherwise as poverty pack as they come. would be happy with either 69s or 87s as you suggest, 63 seem to be the go too but whatever. the reason is my front tyres are shagged anyway, rear tyres are brand new thanks to previous owner. should be able to upgrade for not to much. truth be told, a pair of style 58s with as new tyres i would also be happy with. While i like my E53 and have decided to keep it, it will never be a car i get passionate about. it just too good-er nick to sell. probably will hang the keys to my Transit up for good in the next 6 months or so, so will be useful having something a bit bigger around.
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    E30+E34 parts

    sounds good
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    E30+E34 parts

    ill take the rack spacers please. can i flick you some currency instead of coldies, i don't trust Fastways to get them to you cold, intact, or indeed there at all. ta oh twentyseven 30793 double too
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    e30Rear Screen

    think i have one in the roof if needed. where about are you?
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    thats if your eyes don't burn out by looking at the front of a hilux
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    Approximate cost of rebuilding M52B25

    pay attention to where the expansion tank is on your car, as thats where the difference is. You can simplify the cooling system by fitting a rad with a built in expansion tank, you ditch about 3 hoses. upgrades include fitting an alloy thermostat housing and an alloy Z3 M radiator in place of the OE item should you choose to do so. I hate the BMW plastics. Also remember your heater core is a part of your cooling system, and an often overlooked item in a cooling system overhaul.
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    My New Trolley

    saw Kerrys Kia a few weeks back. I couldn't believe what 60k could buy in a brand new car. astonishing the kit that it had. Its a good job he didn't turn the stereo on. i suspect i would have been giving ASB a phone call.
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    WTB: Style 32 - 17 inch

    style 32 the world i say. yep used them, pretty sure they are the set that are currently on my E30 coupe. but its hard to say as i have had so many sets. they are the best looking BMW wheel for our era of cars.
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    S62 Ergen Motorsport Headers

    ha swaps like that, the "loss of power" isnt relevant, as its a far better engine than was ever in there in the first place. Much like the silly point people bring up about superchargers "parasitic loss"
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    Old 3 series BMW's as a first car

    Yup sure, thats an option, but i wrote the above since 99% of the cars he will be looking at wont be owned by bimmersport members ha was talking in general terms