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Everything posted by Olaf

  1. I’m a customer and not affiliated in any other way. I think this is a pretty good deal, and they’re pretty reasonable kit for the shade-tree mechanic. let me know if I’m “flamin’ dreamin’ 👍🙂
  2. Olaf

    Quick rant thread.

    awesome! you can join us on the road runs etc down this end of the island.
  3. Olaf

    What's the bet??

    hang on, no choice for "LSD+On it's way out"!?
  4. Olaf

    Life is choice bro thread.

  5. Also the good thing - in my case - is when we’re cleaning up after a job, there’s no mixing up tools. He’s all Bahco, where I’m Aigo, Craftsman, Powerbuilt, Jonnesway, Halfords...
  6. $199+GST is $228.85. yes my spannering buddy has one of these - and a number of other Bahco sets - they’re still rocking strong after more than ten years and numerous timing belt jobs, suspension replacements, clutch jobs, auto trans replacements, brake jobs, and general maintenance.
  7. Olaf

    KwS's not M3, M3 Project (or, the M328i)

    It’s a large shopping-trolley handle for the bootlid, yeah? 😎
  8. Asking $8k8 111kms Needs driveshaft, trans, engine, exhaust. And elimination of that hideous bodykit. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1980686992.htm?rsqid=af9ef603488140d2abc7f3f48b522888
  9. Olaf

    M43 engine

    not so. My M42B16 comes in for no flak, everyone knows it'll pull a sailor off your sister even if it doesn't alter the earth's rotation or do 0-100 in under 10 seconds! Oh what am I saying. It's not quick, takes a long time to get there, but it's a fun ride. (That's what she said).
  10. Olaf

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Gold. Absolute gold! Now, a box of duct tape, call 8 Ubers, and let the magic begin!
  11. this is a rolling M3. brakes, suspension, ARBs, wheels... even sans running gear, you can't expect this to be as cheap as an LCI 318i with a dead engine.
  12. Hey Jun, what sort of money does 300ml of Liqui Moly Ceratec go for down here? (Edit: 300ml bottles)
  13. I read one site that ascribed it to too fine a tolerance from crank to bearing. They advocated the BE bearings also.
  14. Man, that's a beast battery! 950CCA would probably restart a submerged U-Boat 😊 Jun, did you get battery registration (coding) done in the car? If not, I recommend you get that sorted. Charging is regulated by the system according to battery type and age; if you dont 'tell' the car it has a new AGM battery, charging at the old rate may significantly curtail the life of your new battery. Oil? Be very wary on what you use in the S85. In your position I'd be getting oil analysis before running anything that deviates from the BMW Spec (including additive concentrations). Interesting thread here (includes link to BE Bearings website)... https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3876322/1 HTH
  15. Olaf

    Quick rant thread.

    The point of difference is that this is a (high) tax-payer funded tax break, a disingenuous Robin Hood-esque redistribution of wealth, regardless of which party has touted it. Can somone explain to me what the economic benefit from this particular lolly will be, if it's thrown through the air? $500 will easily be soaked up in fuel, or energy, or staple food inflation; fuel of course being a very efficient generator of tax revenue. The $500 tax break wont benefit small business owners, or improve GDP. It'll win votes, though. Sounds like a lot, $10/week...
  16. Olaf

    Quick rant thread.

    there are 3br HOUSES smaller than that! 😊
  17. Olaf

    Quick rant thread.

    great news Chris, congratulations!
  18. Olaf

    Jane - My Green German Girlfriend

    Great job! Mate, I wouldn't know where to start! I'd love a hand with doing my e46, thanks; let's get this on the 'round tuit' list. 😊
  19. Olaf

    Quick rant thread.

    When are you due back, Dan? returning to godzone takes a certain amout of cultural recalibration time, though it has its rewards...
  20. Olaf

    Independents, New Car Warranty, Self Provided Parts

    Strangely enough, your chosen strategy is to not speak with the people who have the ultimate power to say yea or nay the dealership service advisers), and you’ve found complimentary advice that confirms your own bias. Result!
  21. sorry mate, I don't spend much time in this room. my mistake. 😯
  22. Olaf

    Recommended Engine Oil for 2009 E90 335i?