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NakiTouring last won the day on September 19 2017

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    New Plymouth
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    E91 335i M-Sport
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    Kittyless Downpipes, Silicon Inlets, MHD Stage 1 (for starters), H&R Springs and Shocks, After Market ARBs, LSD
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    VW Polo GTI 1.8T
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    Datsun 260Z 2 Seater

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  1. Haha, you just never know. I was really unlucky with mine, to have the crank bolt come loose, effectively killing the engine. Plus the auto was slipping. $10k in parts alone. But the mileage was almost 170k. The turbos were still fine, but I replaced them while engine and box were out. On the other hand, plenty of peeps out there just clock up the miles without issues. But I maintain that off you want a performance BMW, you either need deep pockets, or be fairly proficient with spanners...or both!
  2. So picked the M3 up from welly in the weekend, love it. Got a bit to learn in terms getting a feel for it and setting it up the way I like, with various adjustments available around the dct, throttle response and edc etc. One thing for sure, it doesn't give the thump in the back the way a tuned 335i does. No doubt she goes hard when the revs are up, but you can understand why BMW may have deliberately kept the boost pretty low on the n54, so as not to sabotage the s65. Re gas mileage, here is what it looked like about 260kms into my trip from BP Mana, near Porirua, to New Plymouth. I haven't been able to verify this with a refill, but even if it's 20 or 30% optimistic, I'm more than happy with it. It crept up to 10.1 litres per 100kms by the time I got home, as the roads got more entertaining and I took a wee detour through some twisty bits 😉
  3. Indeed, but not always with a happy ending...
  4. $6k on a 335i would just be the entrance price...trust me 😉
  5. You don't mention what year and if M-sport or otherwise, but I reckon at those sort of KMs, you wouldn't want to be paying more than 5k. Plenty of things other than just the engine wear with distance.
  6. That's pretty respectable, my 335i was definitely worse than that. Well, I've taken the plunge and just bought an E90 M3, see I'll find out for myself soon enough 😉 Not a big issue for me as I'll be averaging down with the Polo daily.
  7. Strewth, thats probably up there my old 335i e91...but at least there was plenty of entertainment to be had. I'd recommend getting an LCI facelift one, which came out late 08...much better iDrive etc.
  8. So the 335i has gone to one happy camper 🙂 I wonder what will fill the void...
  9. Haha, very good 🙂 Unfortunately I've owned more French cars (2) than Hondas (1). And the 156 GTA I had was one special stroppy Italian. Living in the UK for several years opened my eyes up to the euro's (I had the tatts lasered off while there). But those two motor companies, HMC and BMW, represent what I like most about the auto industry...beautifully engineered atmo engines. Unfortunately in this turbo age, it's all too easy.
  10. Ok, agree with you on the CRX. But the ITR...umm, err, inspired by the engine doner car, maybe? Most Honda fanboys (me included) would rather poke their eyes out with blunt sticks than draw inspiration from frog shite. Now if only Red Bull could get the car to work as well as their new engine... I vaguely recall reading a Wheels magazine about 30 years ago, when the Japanese where getting right into their tech (4 wheel steering and the like), and some high up BMW boffin saying stuff like they'd never build a front wheel drive car. I thought that was a bold statement at the time. But then they had just swallowed Rover (and Mini), so maybe that was the out clause.
  11. I believe they are the 260M wheels, which were painted silver from September 2010 onwards.
  12. Somehow they've taken a handsome car and made it look like a riced out RX8.
  13. Damn, just as well I don't have any spare garage space...
  14. Yep, that one is etched into my mind forever, was very sad.
  15. The crank bolt came loose, which resulted in valve hitting piston 😞 Pretty rare for that to happen, but not unheard of. The gearbox was slipping on the change from 4th to 5th. Probably could have been repaired, but given the mileage, it made sense to swap while the engine was out. I found a box with about 65k on it for a "reasonable" price. The genuine BMW gearbox oil is bloody expensive, but in my research I didn't find an alternative that I could trust, especially as I wanted to up the boost a little - its not worth the risk for the sake of saving 2 or 3 hundred bucks. Replaced the oil pan / filter and associated bolts as well. Likewise with all the engine seals, gaskets, one tIme use bolts etc - I did it all properly with OEM quality and correct torque specs throughout.
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