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  1. Olaf

    E28 Dilemma

    if it's firmly in "hobby" and not "speculative", surely a lengthy rebuild of the white one is not an issue? good point about the red vs white. you'd need to find storage for the white one immediately and dismantle it, if you're buying the red one. or double storage if you're going to reshell the white one into your bronzit beauty. It's a tough position.
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    E28 Dilemma

    PS: I think we all told you to buy the Red One. Is it sold now?
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    E28 Dilemma

    this. your re-shelled 525e will be worth about what, $7k? And it will always be a replicar. A great ///M535i goes up in value. Add a couple of Tom Cruise images into your sales ad for the 525e and it'll GO. It's all down to committment. If you can find a good panelbeater who will do it as a downtime job, it'll take a few years and cost less. Perhaps in the Wairarapa?
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    E39 2000 540i Msport

    looks superb, Adrian. My photography took on a particularly nocturnal phase while our bairns were young, that was the time I could get out without impacting domestic situation. Ready to shoot with you whenever you like.
  5. go hard. that they were looking to leverage YOUR mechanical insurance to repair/resolve their merchantable goods issue was the first indicator of trouble. My suggestion would be to steer your lawyer towards return of goods and full refund, plus your legal costs. Appears - based on their behaviour - that further work on compromise just draws it out/weakens your position. Let us know who the dealer is, too. Help avoid doing business with them. PS: if you must have a compromise position, it's that they transport it to Winger BMW in Wellington, and pay for the resolution there.
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    Quick rant thread.

    I have a copy-writing Service πŸ˜‰ GST receipt provided!
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    Quick rant thread.

    can be frustrating, aye. both as candidate, and hiring manager. find a good one, and the pain is minimised. Which field, Cory?
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    E46 Compact

    this is an awesome and well-sorted car. good luck with your sale, Allan πŸ™‚
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    E46 Compact

    @eliongater
  10. Early days, yet. I'll give my thoughts after a decent drive, really only commuting at the moment.
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    E92 335i with M3 bits.

    interesting they've given you more toe - beyond the spec - at front and rear. Is this a compromise between 335i and M3 spec?
  12. Absolutely not. Day after buying, it's the car dealer's responsibility to put it right to the buyer's satisfaction, or reject the goods. Dave's advice above is bang-on. Giving away your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act needlessly for what? https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/consumer-guarantees-act
  13. 21 August 2018. 170338kms CEL came up while I was bedding in the brakes. Quick check this afternoon, they found the intake boot had come loose - big air leak, over-fueling, running rough. All sorted now, codes cleared, running like a Swiss watch. πŸ™‚. Thanks Page European!
  14. Welcome, Chris! Beaut cars, and a great drive. Winger BMW recommended I keep my keys in use in rotation, so they dont get a chance to go flat. HTH.
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    E60 540i losing coolant

    You want a BMW specialist, someone intimately acquainted with the N62. It's a complex motor, and needs all the right gear for re-timing valvetronic if the heads need to come off. Hopefully it's not your coolant transfer tube (becoming a recognised issue with the N62). MBI should cover. Here's a hint. http://www.bimmerzone.com/product/PRT-AGA-PIPE-N62.html Best of luck. Let us know how you get on.
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    Having a tidy up

    talk with ethirtyandy... use the bimmersport goodbastardexpressservice.
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    Having a tidy up

    Willdo, thanks Eli. I've just bought new belts, my thermostat and waterpump were replaced 2-3 years ago.
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    Having a tidy up

    damn! I just bought a new fan thermostat. Would have bought your leccy fan immediately if I'd known.
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    Where did the E39 M5 thread go?

    awwww maaaan, don't make me consult my owner's manual! πŸ˜‰
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    Where did the E39 M5 thread go?

    can you do that?
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    Where did the E39 M5 thread go?

    indeed, I've heard tell of Singaporeans leaving their engines running, doors locked, with A/C running while they're shopping.... low mileage, high hours, high heat soak, high humidity.
  22. Welcome, Boston. Look forward to seeing you at the cars and coffee this weekend. You’ve scored a beaut e39, and sounds like you’re heading in the right direction to keep it that way πŸ˜€
  23. Went out and did the bed-in on an early-morning drive today. Successive cycles of around 80-100 down to 10... cool downs, then rinse and repeat. Feel has markedly improved. Measured temps at start of cooldown (LASER thermometers are the coolest of toys tools, eh?), found left rear rotor 10 degrees (33%) hotter than the others, wondered about a lazy caliper. Seems to have come right on the run back to Wellington. Now just a (fresh, new) CEL to check.
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    E32 Misfire 735il/cylinder down

    did you also check for vacuum leaks and split intake boot as @Eagle suggested?
  25. 17 August 2018. 170,166km. Replaced front and rear brake rotors (genuine BMW) & retaining screws Replaced slider pins and boots front and rear Replaced front and rear pads & sensors (Hawk Performance HPS) Replaced handbrake shoes and hardware (OEM Pagid) Flushed and replaced brake fluid Replaced sunroof seal (Genuine BMW). Out tomorrow morning to bed in the pads.
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