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    Twixt Tron and Auckland
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    2002 BMW E46 320d Touring
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    EGR delete, and more servicing than you could shake a stick at
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    1991 Mercedes 190E-3.0
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    1990 325 Baur

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  1. gjm

    Random (BMW) pic of the day

    Given the content of recent VTNZ adverts, I assume this is OK on NZ roads?
  2. gjm

    Congrats Graham!

    Thanks Andy. With you heading overseas, someone had to fill the gap.
  3. gjm

    NZ NEW E34 540iA $3900!

    As my daughter would say - sad reacts only. 😭
  4. gjm

    NZ NEW E34 540iA $3900!

    Stop teasing me!
  5. Not at all! And I will confess to considering the possibility of a M57 / manual gearbox swap for the 320d Touring...
  6. gjm

    2002 Touring

    I love them, too. If we had the money... Perfect car for a student. Edit: Gone off the idea. Re-read the ad and "A great opportunity for someone to acquire a rare variation of the fast appreciating..." just stood out. Good grief... Was the ad written by a real estate agent?
  7. gjm

    1-series E81 / E87

    1 NZ owner... How many in Japan? That is cheap. 👍
  8. gjm

    1-series E81 / E87

    I think that all the 4-pots got tarred with the N42 brush, but could be wrong. Hence the question. I'd be interested... Filling up once a week, if then, is so attractive! Drop me a line? Looking to the future for Miss M's next car. Something to eventually replace the E46 318i (M43, not N42!).
  9. gjm

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Ooh! Titanium... 🤤 ❤️
  10. Early days, but considering one of these. It'll be a 116i, 118i or 120i. 4 cylinders. Performance is not an important criteria; reliability and economy are. I know well enough to stay clear of the N42 engine, but that doesn't apply. The models we'd looking at would have either the N45 or N46 engine; I seem to recall that the N46 isn't especially great, either, but I know little of the N45. I understand the timing chain needs to be looked after/replaced, and that VANOS can cause vibration. And that using **good** oil and fuel are very important. Any thoughts? Other than the engines, what should we look out for? Any longer-term owners have experiences (good or bad) they can share?
  11. gjm

    SPOTTED! The official thread

    M2 Competition, in Pukekohe. Rego M2COMP. Good-looking car.