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    X5 4.8is - Valley Pan Leak

    no point not using the right tools. because when you use the wrong tools, screw it up, try to solve the problem, and end up buying the correct tool to put it back together again any way, why wouldnt you.
  2. @BM WORLD ave a look
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    SPOTTED! The official thread

    so what happened once they hit the 100km/h signpost and sped up ??
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    Swann Insurance: yay or nay?

    ASB already less than that for the X5
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    E46 330i - Help with coolant flush.

    working on your old 330i today ha. such a shame to pull this car apart, it is very good condition!
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    E46 330i - Help with coolant flush.

    take the coolant you brought at Repco back, and buy genuine BMW coolant from dealer. it is same price/L as the repco stuff so you might as well use it, and is the correct stuff for the car.
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    E30 330D OMG

    i can critisie that build too, so here i go dont read on if you dont want Its not a 330D, that is a M51B25 engine not an M57B30. so its a 325td/tds. you can see it is a plastic cover on top so it looks like a M57 stupid place to mount the amplifiers, how do they dissapait heat in that tiny box? Headliner looks like its been sprayed using a paint can that is 90% empty. i bet it gets flat batteries a lot with a tiny battery like that for a diesel engine. suspension comments as per above. rest is styling which i keep to myself when it comes to others cars, because thats subjective.
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    Project twin e34's

    yeah front is easy to pull off, i modified how it connected on my E34 Touring so that it was about 6 bolts to take the whole front end off (after removing bonnet) and fold it round (wiring bonnet release etc still intact). impossible to get a V12 in there with the front still on. Hammanns are such a good looking wheel in thier own right have never owned a set tho! As for that AMG supercharger. Not sure if im excited or disspointed its going on your car ha, the dissapointment is only the badge on top tho!
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    E46 Compact

    actually........ it would be very good for him! Elijah where you at!
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    E46 Compact

    no problem, use Allans hard work and fit the M54B30 i have here, done 92k
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    well yes that would be an obvious exception.
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    SPOTTED! The official thread

    had the compact there all race ready. And then brought a 318i auto 260km coupe, just been repainted alpine wiess the year before. so nothing special, decided it would be a project as i have always wanted to build up a white coupe. decided there was no point having two cars essentially the same under neath, and for the $8-10k or so to get the car there i decided well if the E30 ever does get put into the wall then i can buy another one and reshell again if it comes to that, but up until that point which hopefully never comes, better to do the way i have done it. also with the compact being dereg, at least with the E30 i can drive to and hopefully home from events etc. As for performance, the compact was quicker with otherwise the same setup. but thats also probably because the E30 coupe has a half cage and a full interior so thats another 100kg i guess. i havent put this car over the scales, but the compact was 1060kg with the M52, M3 brakes full tank of gas and one seat. i would say the E30 would be 1200kg maybe ?
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    if its a sedan, no E36 is worth bothering with yet. coupe wagon cabby then mayyybbbeee worth picking up. would have to be well specced and have all the goodies etc.
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    My New Trolley

    One of the employees at a customer of mine brought one about a month ago, less than 1000km and it was stacked by a truck going into the back of it. gutted. apparently is going to buy another, so i guess you can extrapolate they are happy with how it performed in a crash. Hybrids dont stack up economically or financially on thier own. they only start to become viable when you put a value on perception of customers of your business, or the neighbours, and also that if they didnt sell any then battery technology would not progress.
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    Swann Insurance: yay or nay?

    Yep My cabby is with them, no claims, in fact i would be surprised if anyone ever has, we dont use the cars, and when we do we are extra 'specially careful with them! At the time i took the cover out it was my only car, but i prooved that i had an unlimited use company car which they were happy with. of course, now its not my only car. The X5 is insured with ASB which is pretty reasonable cost
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    one of my fav movies.
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    E36 318i Touring, Manual

    oh very nice, my favourite colour too! glws
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    Individual Estoril Blue E46 Daily

    that looks very nice indeed!
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    PSA: Product Safety Recall - Repco 6T Jack Stands

    thanks for that, will check mine soon (actually about to head out and use them)
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    Deja Vu - NZ Health System

    The NZ Health system does not have a funding problem, it has a spending problem. There is no need for 22 different DHBs each with thier own entirely seperate systems such as procurement, asset management, management structures, etc. There are also far to many funded NGOs that have no accountability of returns back into the community that pays for them. The funding, which has increased every year for decades under both National and Labour, never gets to the front line where it is needed, and thats what causes the illusion people have that it is underfunded. another example is your local private practice is paid something like $80 every year for every single one of thier patients registered with them. This is not to subsidise services that patients recieve (such as gp fees), that is funded seperately and on top. There is no point throwing good money after bad in a broken system.
  21. Yep, i brought it a year or so ago, and reshelled it into a 328i convertible body with a friend of mine, because why not. It is all stock except for a singl piece flywheel (still dual mass weight, but in one piece. you need the weight for the deisel), and wound the boost up 2psi using the boost tap Lance had on it. it walks away from a standard 328i, and thats including the extra 200kg or so for being in a cabby body. Having said that..... The M51 is not a common engine in New Zealand at all, Graham i think you are thinking they are as common as they are in the UK, that is not the case. FInding consumables for it was a whole lot of misses until we ended up importing everything except for the Land Rover water pump which is the only cross compatible consumable, we picked up for $10 in the clearance bin, had aparently been put there over two years earlier. Even the early M57 is uncommon, except in the X5, which wouldnt work for your application. actually..... just get an X5 and be done ha. Edit, we are also metric here, so lets use kW and Nm
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    E46 320d Motorsport 5sp Manual

    expencive trip, i hope you could invoice someone for it!
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    How well do you know your E-numbers?

    93%, the 2002 and 1600 look very similar and i didnt know the 3.0. a bit before my time. All of which are Neue Klass anyway, and have had E numbers retrospectively assigned.
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    M3 front lip e36

    sorry for assuming that since you are an IT guy you wouldnt be browsing with a local IP.
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    M3 front lip e36

    literally the first second and third links that come up if you google it. would you like me to help you put your bib on as well ?