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    2 x BMW Space Savers Wheels (as new)

    Great to meet you too, I really liked your 330i very tidy E46, just dont tell too many people how little you paid for it.
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    Tire size conundrum

    I put Dragon Sports on my Wifes Skoda and its hardly a performance car but the grip was pretty good better than the worn RE003's. They also seem to be hard wearing. BTW where is Ron these days kinda boring not being told what to do all the time.
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    2 x BMW Space Savers Wheels (as new)

    Ok 11am At Queensgate
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    2 x BMW Space Savers Wheels (as new)

    Yes definitely this weekend I can come to Queensgate if that works.
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    2 x BMW Space Savers Wheels (as new)

    Oh hell I forgot all about this so sorry yes still keen.
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    What's the bet??

    2k cup car.
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    09 335i(n54) Dct FBO $32999

    All for sale items must have a price.
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    550i Wellington

    Suspension is KW V3. Has been Certed.
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    550i Wellington

    This is a members car Boytie. He has just bought an M135i so his beloved 550i is for sale. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1955712850.htm?rsqid=1f8ed23b9ac341dd918425c0a1ff384c
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    550i Wellington

    Nah no need to downgrade.
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    New Bridgestone S007A

    Have seen these listed in NZ for a few months now. Priced some up for my 335i and they were around $50- 70 per tire more expensive than the old standby Re003. https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/review-bridgestone-potenza-s007a-tyres-120317?trackLink=homePageAdvice5
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    New Bridgestone S007A

    I am pretty sure you can order them from BS.
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    New Bridgestone S007A

    Sorry cant find the quote now but Tony's refused to beat it and nothing from Beaurepairs (in a similar performance range) came close. Sizing was 255 35 18 and 225 40 18 pretty standard 335i fitment. Historically I find Bridgestone easy to deal with and they often have the best prices even though they also have a tie up with Tony's. I find Beaurepairs difficult and expensive but that could just be my local branch. I have noticed that once you get above 18 inches a lot of companies options start getting thin, especially for good tyres.
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    Fun Cars for Under 5k

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    Tow Vehicle

    I bought a boat a while back and my Toyota Highlander is on the limit for Towing it. The Highlander has a 2t braked tow rating and the boat trailer is about 2.2t. I have been looking at vehicles with better tow ratings and found that the Touareg, Q7 and Cayenne all have a 3.5t rating. As the are all built on the same chassis and even share some engines I would like any thoughts on suitability, reliability and maintenance issues. I did consider an E70 X5 but it has a 2.5t rating, so I guess its still in the mix.Thoughts?
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    Tow Vehicle

    So I have been test driving, The Q7 's even the early ones are quite nice, the Toureg is a bit small on interior space but again a nice drive (All diesel 3l). I drove utes as well and dynamically they are a long way behind but that is to be expected. I thought the Ranger and Amarok were a way ahead of the Hilux, Colorado and Triton. Amarok's out though as no rear airbags for the kids. Yet to drive an E70 but definitely on the list but it seems like the Q7 has more interior room and its a 7 seater which is a bonus.
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    E36 328i Factory manual coupe

    Hmmm tempting.
  18. Yes did the rear disks and pad on the wifes Skoda, Micks Garage were noticeable cheaper when freight is included.
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    DME Damage

    Looks like the DME on my 335i has gone south. Specifically its throwing a 30BB code which is a DME issue and seems to be related to the MOSFET's that drive the injectors going bad. I will remove the DME and test the MOSFET's. Wondering if i just get one of the TV repair people to replace the MOSFET's on the board as from what I can figure they are a standard OTS item. Any thoughts here?
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    DME Damage

    Yes apparently there is, in fact there are a couple of very comprehensive tech articles going through the whole process.
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    DME Damage

    Doing some more reading it looks like the MOSFET's get over powered by the DME itself and that's why they die. They are rated at uds 250v but apparently receive up to 350v.
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    15k for a 328i?

    This is a nice example for sure but 15k? https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1871669358.htm?rsqid=d8d94555d7714b899b95434cd7f75e1a
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    Catless downpipes for 335i

    2009 with no Idrive, that's interesting.
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    Damaged M3 at Turners

    Damaged e92 M3 at Turners Wellington. One for the keen project person. https://www.turners.co.nz/Damaged-Vehicles/Damaged-Cars-for-Sale/bmw/m3coupe/15942175 Also the have a manual Boxster S as well.
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    Tow Vehicle

    No boat wont be sold. neither will other BMW's just the Toyota.