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  1. What suspension knowledge did BMW gain to stand from RR considering all LR had put out prior to BMWs ownership was live axles? I had thought the post live axle L322 RR/Disco 3 had raided the BMW parts bin, as detailed in your post. Taking this thing from factory 28-29" rolling diameter to 33" would make it a real slug, its bad enough going to 31s on most 4wds on stock gearing.
  2. Spotted this whilst browsing X5s. Not my thing, kinda see the appeal for novelty value, but what a flog trying to pass this off as a genuine 4wd by comparing to Surfs etc. Bloke prob doesn't understand how gearing works. Get this beast up Muriwai Beach in soft wet sand, coupled with no low range and the added load to turn those bigger tyres, she will cook the trans in no time. Sounds good but.
  3. No it is alright to say man made, as it implies a negative connotation to men, which is more than acceptable in hypocritical leftist ideology. Now if the shoe was on the other foot.
  4. Probably a better buy than something with one third of the mileage with next to no preventative maintenance carried out with big ticket items needing to be replaced in the near future. What fuel figures do you get? Mine was consistently 6.2-6.7 l/100km regardless of city or highway. Nice cars and better than the underwhelming 4 cylinder petrols. Are you also selling your 500se?
  5. This doesn't make sense, considering run of the mill BMW engines have their fair share of expensive issues. M62, N62, N42 none of them at the high end of the performance spectrum but have well known inevitable issues which will cost more than the value of the car to repair.
  6. Sorry, you may have interpreted that wrong, I'm not calling those who purchase EVs clowns, it is directed at those who are put on a pedestal with a voice telling us what we should do, but are far from doing that themselves - politicians, uni lecturers/reserchers/gullible students, mainstream media, influential people in larger corporations etc. I see regular articles or opinion pieces like this, whether true or not, as a way of planting the seeds in the minds of the public that ICE = bad, and EV = good. Install enough guilt in the population and it will be easier to expect motorists to buy EVs and roll out taxes in the coming years for those who are still using petrol/diesel cars. This elitist attitude assumes motorists fit their idealist model, as if one 200-250km charge will last the whole week, and no one needs to carry out several or dozens of weekly business or family/houshold errands.
  7. Would mainstream media print anything to the contray? Would 'researchers' who are likely in the govt pocket come up with different results that don't tow the official line on climate change? It would be more environmentally friendly to run my current 15 year old car for another 5-7 years which returns 8.5l/100km highway than to increase/encourage consumerism and drop $40-50k on an EV for a five year cycle. Just more wealthy, white western liberals telling us what we need to do as a way of virtue signalling to feed their false moral conscience when it comes to enviro/social issues. They will happily guilt trip the majority of the population on green issues while they have no dramas shitting into clean drinking water, using excessive amounts of water (three showers/day, two laundry cycles/day, watering their garden on their high six figure - seven figure quarter acre section), daily consumption of meat and dairy (demand for intensive farming), two or more late/new vehicles per household, jet setting on holiday every 6 mth - 1 year etc. These clowns are the epitome of hypocrisy and fail to put their money where their mouth is, but expects everyone else to tow their line.
  8. He said he also owns a c63. W211 E63 is in the same boat as the E60 M5 in the way of non existant resale and excessively high repair costs when the shtf. Can pick both up for low $20k these days. A lot of car for the money. Give it two years and the twin turbo v8s will be in the $30k territory.
  9. Check out the Ozbenz Facebook page. Not a bad page, similar to this site - mostly real enthusiasts, not f**kwits wanting to drop them on 20s for the stance and other tacky mods. Have you run into any dramas with your C63 regarding the head bolts and camshafts? Autohaus in Auckland gave an approx figure of $14k for camshafts, lifters and head bolts for the M156 engine. Which has put me off buying a w211 e63 and made me look at the e55 instead. Which I will may purchase before Xmas if I find the right one.
  10. As people know in the trade everyone has a hard time finding competent tradesmen. To make it quick... Working a fly in fly out on a flexible roster (most are two weeks on/one off, four on/two off, six on/two off) from Western Australia earning well into six figures. Flight allowance included. Accomodation included (shared work house). Shared vehicle included. Work will mosty consist of diagnosis and repair of truck cab, chassis and engine wiring. Trailer re wires. Competence in air conditioning fault finding and repairs a must. Flick me a PM cheers.
  11. Koken is probably the best value for money as far as socket sets go on the market. Probably over kill for the weekend mechanic, where the horrible junk outa repco would suffice. My boxes are full of koken and snap on. Have a snap on 1/2" drive metric socket set 10-32mm which was about $800. For the same price I could get a comprehensive koken 1/2" set plus a 3/8" one. Throw away the koken ratchets and replace with snap on 80 tooth for best of both worlds. Ive managed to crack several snap on 1/2" and 3/8" drive sockets... but no Koken ones, which are a fraction of rrp. Go figure. Luckily they do a no questions asked warranty.
  12. Aren't those standard rims only on the pre facelifted 728i? I don't think seen any 740 or 750is with those rims. Id be happy with 16" basketweaves.
  13. Yeah last time I saw it was down Featherston Street. Def beats jap sh*t ute/van as a company car. I could manage mid 8 l/100km in my old E34 540i akl-wgtn being sensible and going with the flow.
  14. Yeah cool wagon and could be worth the tlc to bring it up to scratch as not many around. Painters wagon sounds about right. There is a house painter in Wellington who used to own this with the number plate PAINTR or similar... Parents had him do work on the home when I was a teen and he had it back then. Around ten years ago. Last time I saw it with the plates and gear in it would have been a couple of years ago.
  15. It looks as though the wood grain has been mis matched. Something is off about it. I thought the higher end later w210s had a darker wood grain near piano black trim, which looks more fitting. I'm not a fan of wood grain at all, but have come accustomed to it after owning several 116,126,140 Mercedes. My current W140 doesn't bother me as it is so dark it's not really noticeable. A viable M5 alternative for the day. No so much now. Along with the RS6 and C55, are worth bugger all. Funnily enough a VX manual 5.7 Clubsport from the same era is E39 M5 money, while a good example of the 300kw GTS are listed in the $30-$40k territory.