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  1. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1512806063.htm?rsqid=31059e065698405daad1fb6f7d035165 @_ethrty-Andy_ some ideas for yours in there? camo, nudge bar, and black tiger claws. Though, surprisingly, still looking a bit MILD.
  2. does the first one feature broken chain guides? Or are you talking about the M62 in general?
  3. UPDATE: yes, I was wrong. because that cool one that we saw on here a few months back, is now FOR SALE! https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1437664883.htm?rsqid=0d8fdbbf5cda4842984cf45c25cb43ac
  4. Hey Bimmersporters. Coils getting you down with misfires? Need some in your shed/toolkit to use for troubleshooting - figure out which coil is knackered before you buy a new replacement? Here's three used but functional genuine Bosch OEM coils just pulled from my N62B44. They were running fine, though getting old. Bosch part number is 0-221-504-100 (boot is 1-220-703-201) manufactured Nov 2003. They're the one with clip fastening, may suit later M54's also - best you do your research. Anyway, $50 for three including GST and freight to anywhere in NZ. They'll come in shiny new Bosch boxes. Just to be clear, they're used coils, no warranty expressed or implied. Can provide a GST receipt if needed. There are two lots: Lot 1 - SOLD! Lot 2 - $50 incl GST and shipping anywhere in NZ
  5. fixed that for ya! Can generally skip the e36 and head straight to GO, collect an e46 (better again I'm sure you'd agree) for less money than today's e30.
  6. LOL! strapped on the Beer Goggles, and somehow whisked home on the Beer Scooter.
  7. so you missed out on his pearl "that was easier than picking up a drunk fat girl at the bar", then.
  8. once you've done the rears, you'll realise you need to do the fronts soon. The rears are very easy to do, particularly if yours is not a Touring. the Touring has a shitload more interior bodywork you need to disassemble/reassemble to do the job. here's a fun video to show you just how easy it is on the sedan. Sadly Jerry has now sold his e46, but he'll tell you how it is. No BS. He's awesome.
  9. USD40 to FL. search 'myus.com visa promotion'. get your FL address and box with premium service (and discounts) 2 years for free. Make purchase from ebay, delivered to your FL address. have a month's leisure (free storage), before you have any other deliveries aggregated, and shipped to niuzillund at very reasonable rates, from a variety of carriers. enjoy watching your parcel's progress using iOS app 'PARCEL'. easy.
  10. Oh, I'm good at guessing... and I'm an artist. With the amount of blank canvas you left me, I can draw a fine landscape. Oh, you were looking for a sunset!? I've no personal experience with the 335, other than a lot of research. I've looked into them in detail and considered them for me. Seems that most people rip the cats off, add a tune, and then run into major code and drivability issues. I decided a 335 is not for me at this time, I'm not after a tweaking project and the 3 series is too small for me as a family car. YMMV. It would seem to me - applying common sense - that the best place to start is to get one running like a swiss watch on completely stock config with all remedial maintenance resolved first, then start the mods with a clear plan. Good luck with your search. If you're expecting folks to read between your (scant) lines, you shouldn't be surprised with the poor signal to noise ratio elicited, wildly differing views, and suggestions that don't meet your needs!
  11. that should help, good to know what you're looking to acheive.
  12. If I owned a machine shop and had a bloke walk in looking for a 'bullet proof' engine, I'd politely suggest other specialist race engine builders. Terms like "bullet proof" would often originate from intended use such as thrashing the arse out of it on a skid pan, possibly stretching the maintenance thin (such as aforementioned running without doubling or quadrupling oil and filter changes in light of heavy usage), and generally wondering why previous engines have failed. aka "walk away very quickly". ON the other hand, if a new customer walked in for a conversation about intended goals and usage, history, looking for recommendations and asking what he could reasonably expect, and having a discussion about budget ranges to acheive an understood goal, things could be different. The former would likely damage reputation of my business. The latter could become a long-term customer.
  13. Hi gang I know this has been covered many times before as I have seen it. I wasn't paying attention, and never thought I'd be in the position of barn finding, buying, and getting a car back on the road. Yes, I've tried the patent search bicycle, to no avail. I have no google foo today. So the story is: If one finds a car where the rego has lapsed (and it wasn't put on hold, still has the original plates); it was last rego'd and WoF'd about 2.5 years ago... what costs am I looking at to get the car back on the road? Thanks in advance. I need to establish costs before I approach and negotiate a deal. Aside from WoF, Rego, Inspection costs, I know it'll need brake fluid, diff oil, engine oil change, trans oil change, prolly a battery... And no, don't ask me what it is. If I seal the deal, I'll start a project thread. Cheers.
  14. +1 on Penrite. Buying the 20L drums of it s a very economical way of buying good oil.
  15. Now here's something I didn't know: you can check expiry of rego with this handy tool: https://transact.nzta.govt.nz/transactions/CheckExpiry/entry and joy of joys - despite no label on the car, it's still registered! w00t!
  16. Argghhhhhh my eyes! I cannot unsee that. Can anyone say riceroni? BRILLIANT! So much for "graphics professionally done". okay, end rant.
  17. think I'll take the e46 there tomorrow morning. it could do with a sudsing. Is there still heavy water restriction in wellington, or is that just sprinklers?
  18. it's there in carjam, but the report was generated 3 years ago...
  19. have a look at your Power Steering Cap. It'll specify if it's CHF-11S (which is not compatible with Dexron III ATF!). If you're unsure, you could call BMW and they should be able to tell you what the right oil is, based on your rego/VIN number. HTH
  20. Hi Stevo, welcome along! If you do a carjam on your rego number, get the last seven digits of the VIN, then enter them into an online BMW VIN checker such a BMWVIN.com. that'll give you all the option info for your X5. You can get the correct manual from your local BMW dealer (typically on order), and they usually seem to go around the $100-120 mark (depending on your model). Alternately look for a full set used (including the leather folder) from ebay in the USA, you'll probably find that'll run you about USD35 plus freight... the differences with the NZ manual (which is probably a European version, in English), are minimal. Hope that helps. Nice wagon, BTW!
  21. thanks for the responses, chaps. I think I'll get a PPI done, with permission (wearing my own PPE) to get under the hoist with the car. It's been dry-stored in a garage. It'll certainly need a RF headlamp and fog lamp, and a left door mirror glass. Tyres look okay. Brakes rotors have a very mild dusting of rust - probably come off with 15 mins of driving. The main question will be, as Brent says, what's found on the inspection - any damage. It's certainly an un-molested example, quite a rare thing these days. I'd prefer if at all possible to maintain it on its orig plates. With luck, it's rego is on hold. Perhaps I should stump up for the carjam report on it. cheers!
  22. Hi Paul, if I use an auto machine wash it's *only* the Caltex 'touchless' wash, there's no brushes and results are pretty good - for an automated machine. Coin wash (or tokens) is called Smart Wash (errr yeah) and is found at the Z on Constable Street in Newtown. I reckon your Pajero would cost you about $15 to do, unless you work really, really fast. Basically 1.5 minutes per token, you select what comes out via a dial. Easy!
  23. yesterday, I took the e60 to the coin-operated carwash, and washed away the berries and birdsh*t that had accumulated over the past few weeks. I lavished upon it the wheel wash, pre-soak, tri foam wash, and high powered rinse. I did brandish my Auto Glym wheel brush at the wheels. 4 tokens, ten bucks. After a quick chamois off (I'm DEFINITELY going to get one of those rapid towels from @Barryn soon), I gave it a quick light wax, and used my scone-grabbers to buff it off. I guess being constricted on water use in Wellington is a small price to pay for such wonderful weather. Now the e60 is looking good, and I'm avoiding trees.