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  1. Hey everyone, I'm looking to buy 18" APEX ARC-8 Wheels, but I'm definitely open to other options. Thought I'd see what is out there before buying brand new. If you have something suitable please let me know. Cheers Dom
  2. Dom.

    Official Tools for Hire Thread

    Thanks again for the chat @B.M.W Ltd. My interest in cars is fairly recent and I'm still learning, so I really do appreciate people like you going out of your way to give me advice. @M3AN Thanks again for the offer. After giving it some more thought for now I'm going to hold off on flashing the car until I've done a bit more research and sorted any potential issues with the battery or other components.
  3. Dom.

    Official Tools for Hire Thread

    Hey! Thank you for the offer and sorry for the late reply. I was intending to use the charger to fully charge my car battery before flashing (although it might be best to replace my battery altogether - the low battery light comes on within a couple of minutes of turning on the ignition if the engine is not running... if anyone has advice on how I can tell if the battery needs replacement I would appreciate it!), and then to maintain it while I flash my ECU and TCU. I picked 10A from my research on other forums, but what Glenn has said appears to be correct from looking at the xHP manual: "We also recommend a proper voltage supply during the install. (“Long-Flash”) The car can draw up to 30 Amps during the flash, so we recommend a supply able to deliver at least 30 Amp@13,8V. (e.g. Maas SPS-30) The voltage supply needs to be connected in the engine bay. DO NOT connect directly at the vehicles battery. A normal battery tender or charger does not help to stabilize the voltage during the process. It can only help to pre-charge the battery in advance. • The very first flash on your vehicle will “Install” xHP on your car. This procedure takes approx. 30 min. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND using a vehicle charger for the first flash. After installing, the following flashes will take no more than approx. 5 minutes. These flashes can be carried out without a charger, but you do not want to see voltage levels below 12V when starting a flash. xHP will display your battery voltage in the car information section. It is NOT possible to flash the TCU while the engine is running." Meanwhile MHD recommends anything above a 12A charger but is not very specific.
  4. Dom.

    Official Tools for Hire Thread

    Does anyone happen to have a battery charger (10A or higher) that I could hire to use when I do the XHP and MHD flashes? Located in AKL. Cheers
  5. Appreciate the help - have ordered one and will update with a link to it if it works
  6. Exactly what I was looking for - thank you. I'm only looking to use it for MHD and xHP at this point as well. Don't suppose you recall how long shipping took?
  7. Hey everyone, I'm just wondering if anyone has a link to an OBD2 cable which will work to flash my '07 335i (preferably sourced within NZ) - just looking to see if anyone has had any luck with cheaper alternatives, or am I better to buy a more expensive one from Bimmergeeks / one of their competitors? Cheers
  8. Dom.

    2007 M Sport BMW 335i Standard Mags

    Just found these on trademe https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/wheels-tyres/alloy-wheels/listing-1919437301.htm?rsqid=03e6aaaa1aec48ba86978e5a35c9e9ff
  9. Dom.

    WTB E46 3 series Manual

    Oh damn that timing haha
  10. Dom.

    WTB E46 3 series Manual

    Hey guys, just posting on behalf of a friend on the off chance that anyone has a decent car for sale. Budget is up to 8k, preferably lower. He's only really interested in manuals. If anyone has seen anything or has anything in that price range please post here
  11. Dom.

    BMW noob from Auckland

    Haha thanks for that
  12. Dom.

    BMW noob from Auckland

    Cheers for the info guys, especially the thing about the alarm
  13. Dom.

    BMW noob from Auckland

    Thanks for all the advice, I'll be sure to keep it in mind
  14. Dom.

    BMW noob from Auckland

    Cheers for the advice I've been thinking about what I want a bit in the past couple of days and I'm starting to think that getting a cheaper one for now probably isn't a bad idea. On the other hand, if an e90 comes along for a good price in the meantime then it might be hard to say no to that