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Herbmiester last won the day on December 4 2017

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About Herbmiester

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    John Herbert
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    Upper Hutt
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    E92 335i Coupe
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    Intercooler, Charge Pipe.

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    BMW's shooting, hunting and fishing.

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  1. Herbmiester

    Giti Sport GTR3

    Good looking wheel. Good tyre test as well.
  2. Herbmiester

    Heaps of E46 M3's on TM

    You will be in for a treat.
  3. Herbmiester

    Heaps of E46 M3's on TM

    Not saying they will have the same value as a GTR or Skyline but the depreciation curve could well be similar. The N54 cars have some real tuning potential and the Flat Peak crowd will if they are not already be on to this. Coupe, Sedan or Wagon just more to choose from. The young cars guy I talk to have little to no interest in the M cars and that is, from what I can gather, because they dont have turbos.
  4. Herbmiester

    Heaps of E46 M3's on TM

    330i is a long long way away from a 335i when it comes to performance and that is the difference. When the flat peak crowd see that you can get one for 12k and realise how easy it is to up the boost and get 400HP they will be into them. I see the 335i taking a similar path to Supras and GTR's, lower performance BMW's like 330is will suffer the depreciation you have mentioned because in reality they are not very fast.
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    Thats exactly what they did to me, two shipments seperated by a few days they combined them and then I had to pay GST. W*nkers.
  6. Herbmiester

    Heaps of E46 M3's on TM

    Nah, I paid 15k, for my 335i and I still see sub 100k cars for over that. 335i is close to the bottom of the depreciation cycle.
  7. Herbmiester

    heaps of fun for 15k!

    N54's are not that unreliable, the problems are well known, charge pipe, HPFP, ratling wastegates etc. Just be ready to walk away from a car that needs too much work.
  8. Herbmiester

    heaps of fun for 15k!

    Sound is good, performance is better. Too easy.
  9. Herbmiester

    heaps of fun for 15k!

    130 hmmm, 135 sounds better.
  10. Herbmiester

    Thinking of buying a Porsche

    Good question I might sell the 335i and get an E36 Coupe so I still have a BMW.
  11. Herbmiester

    Thinking of buying a Porsche

    I also have new rotors and hopefully soon an LSD.
  12. Herbmiester

    Thinking of buying a Porsche

    ISOFIX is of no consequence in the decision making process.
  13. Herbmiester

    Thinking of buying a Porsche

    Yes to all of those things especially the HL covers.
  14. Herbmiester

    Thinking of buying a Porsche

    Porsche purists will probably hate me but I am thinking about getting a 996. Preference is for a manual 2002+ car. Wary of the IMS bearing issue so a PPi would be mandatory and I would also likely budget 3-4k for it to be replaced. I have driven a Tiptronic and it was surprising responsive but I think manual is the way to go. I have been watching this one but its a bit far away. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=1717665359&tm=email&et=202&mt=A0E8D214-C433-4C48-9F58-6BD4673E9C54&rewritten=true
  15. Herbmiester

    MHD flash app. Anyone tried this yet?

    The only way to get your oil temp lower is a bigger or extra oil cooler. I have tried the BMS valve all it does is open earlier its not fix for multiple laps on track days.