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Everything posted by dirtydoogle

  1. Last test I saw was around 45nm. So about as useful as dragging your foot on the ground
  2. Beautiful. If only I had a car to fit them to
  3. Not a BMW at all, but put a new clutch in this new brakes and such and started detailing it for my uncle. I missed my one during the first 10 minutes of driving. And then I remembered a sorted e36 is more fun. I also got some red cloth e36 sport seats and started a clean up on those. I'll go get a pic
  4. The breakaway torque on them is unbelievably low. Completely useless. The only "cheap" lsd was the old OBX units but they stopped making them for bmws, could modify them to work nicely (Honda guys still do)
  5. New, unused. Located hastings $40
  6. I have ADS interface set up in Hawkes Bay that should talk to it.
  7. It will be a getrag 220 and yes all the m5x motors will fit. You will need to unbolt the box and move it back and install a 6 cylinder shifter though.
  8. Yeah they leak everywhere, not uncommon for leaks to go under windscreen either
  9. Those universal cups are staked in to place, so technically single use. I have replaced a bunch of them and most engineers can do it
  10. I can go with that Today I order two rear tyres for the x5. And it has decided to split a cv boot up front. Checked it all over on the hoist and then gave it a vacuum, enjoyed the new gear knob, the old one was a bit poo from someone's engagement ring
  11. It is nice but I dont think it's a very sharp price for what appears to be an above average condition, above average km manual 540. It's a shame they're so rare here, a well appointed facelift msport one would be a real nice car
  12. Get a Ctek or similar, will on demand charge and not destroy the battery Removed all the heinous wood trims from the x5 to get them painted piano black. Will have to do the shifter surround also as that's silver. I don't know why it had the wood in there and the silver sport pack stuff all mixed up. Black is good.
  13. That m6 is good buying IMO, obviously a well cared for car, unlike most sub $30k cars of any sort in NZ I dont think the rod bearing issue is anywhere near as bad as it's made out to be.
  14. I have four e36s and I am definitely a moron
  15. Drove the Morris and ate Yorkshire puddings, best day ever.
  16. Thanks Hotwire, I'll avoid that hassle altogether. I see some reasonable reviews on newer Chinavin units running android OS that are well priced. So at least I would have google maps and porn Off to eBay then!
  17. Have myself a standard 16:9 nav unit now, but upon pulling the "chinavin" Chinese pile of junk out of the dash I have found my car was originally fitted with the basic system and has different plugs, Now the question, Can I simply cut the original plug off mine and wire in the new unit? I am aware nav won't work but I want the OBC functions
  18. The IS250 has some issues but the IS350 is a great car. The Mondeo is a nicer car to be in than most of the Japanese stuff by far and would be my second recommendation As Driftit said, most of the reliable stuff has been neglected. So you find a lot of the 1st gen mazda 3s and 6s like to drink some oil, love a good cam chain rattle too. Forgot the Accord, solid option, great car.
  19. A mate found it. Only need the 3.64 crownwheel and pinion from it. And the stereo will fit my x5 and replace the "chinavin" head unit In fairness the lhs has some pretty interesting dents I'll have a n m54b25 for sale soon 😂
  20. Replaced a door handle because I own an e53. And fixed the loose window reg clip while i was in there, because I own an e53 Also got a e39 525 that runs and drives okay for $150. The owner said it didn't run but it ran pretty nice after I put some petrol in. And towed it home because I own an e53
  21. dirtydoogle

    Gissa job!

    Grouse, it's quite nice out that way
  22. Installed a donor car in to the garage Cleaned the 316 which will become the race car chassis Cleaned the x5 too, just because Spat on the 520 and told it I hate it. Opened the bonnet on the morris, nothing to report there
  23. Only a very short term fix and will make a much bigger mess when time to fix it correctly
  24. Pull them off and give the housings to your local friendly machinist. Had some m57y ones done recently all the shafts were flapping like crazy making a mental noise from exhaust leakage. Only cost a few hundred to re-bush
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