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About Breaker

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    3rd Gear
  • Birthday 03/09/1972

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    Bombay, Auckland
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    2001 E38 740i MSport
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    1999 E38 750i
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    2011 E550

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  1. Breaker

    1999 E38 750i Individual

    Managed to score some genuine low mileage replacement tail lights for $50 each. Bargain really. Nothing much wrong with the old ones but certainly not as dull and in better condition so they can move to the parts cupboard.Some before and after pics.
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    A much better option for the Volvo I bet Olaf. And yes they also mentioned I was a quart short of oil !
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    Exactly, too scared covering their arse more then is it a safety risk, wrong agenda altogether
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    There was a couple of Stubbs from tubing on the inside wheel well left, plus some evidence of leaking although dry of where they had drained on the inside well. Yip only noticed due to the new parts, comments like ‘suspension must have been bad if you replaced all that’, like I was an idiot for maintaining things, like most NZers I suppose. Not commen for them to actually see something good before it’s a death trap
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    Had the day off to get a few things done. Started with wheel alignment post the suspension upgrades. Off for a warrant, VTNZ. Ok here we go. much discussion from the team there on the new suspension. FAILED, requires LVV cert, WTF. (Replaced Self Leveling Suspension and deleted it) Also failed excess smoke, brake bias. ( has been sitting around a bit). Stupid notes about the spare wheel not being bolted down. Righto, minor argument at the time, off I go somewhat steaming. Changed the oil (was going to do it anyway), few emergency stops on the brakes. Bit of LVV website printing, back I go. into the revert line, everyone vanishes . into the office, say I want to challenge the findings thanks, in my nicest management tone. Please wait by the car sir. 5 mins later, nice manager comes out and we have a wee chat, he knew all about it. To his credit said he’ll have another look, on it goes over the pit. 2 of them prode, shine the lights around, ask me about the replacements and then are worried that all the control arms are for a different car. FU summaries my update to them, in general terms. after much umming and erring, me waving the standards about, they decide it’s acceptable and recheck the brakes, How are they I ask? Perfect no problem now sir. Ok how’s the excessive smoking ( I’ve near even seen smoke out of it)? Revs it a bit, yip that must have fixed it sir. Great, Warrant passed then, yip. So once it’s on the window, I ask how do I go about avoiding this next time and get told it’ll be fine because it won’t be all shiny and new any more, oh yeah of cause the dirt clause, missed that in the WOF Requirements .... I need a drink. At least I can drive to get one
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    E90 330i 2005 154k - $5k

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    E90 330i 2005 154k - $5k

    The owner is a current GM with us and looks after his stuff, moving to Australia though so it’s going. Recently sold a Good Harley and has a 5.7l Jeep to move as well. I’d say better then most for sure
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    E90 330i 2005 154k - $5k

    Work colleague selling his 330i, I know he looks after his stuff and has the money to do it right. Would be a great buy for 5K https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1993604787.htm
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    Happy to take you for a run in it Glenn so you can get a feel on it 👍
  10. Breaker

    1999 E38 750i Individual

    B12 pro kit all in, replacement rear suspension arms and links while I was there. Definately a firmer ride but still very compliant, really nice feel. Needs an alignment now to finish off. First impressions are it’s nicely aligned to the natural balance of the car and will make it more of a B road runner which was what I was after so currently very happy. Drops a few cms so looking sharp
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    Quick rant thread.

    We’ve been waiting to move into our new place that was finished in October that we bought in December but council haven’t completed the 224c yet. Council are definitely the problem. In the mean time the poor builder pays the interest on his ‘investment ‘ just driving up the prices, bloody ridiculous
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    BMW E38 M7... kind of

    $58k USD sold. This or a mid level new 3 series, I know where my money would go
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    BMW E38 M7... kind of

    This is currently for sale, tracking over 40k USD, some estimates it will go up to 70k it was super low Mileage to start with and every element was addressed. yes I am jealous as hell, and no I wouldn’t pay that for it, unless I had a boot for of cash turn up from somewhere 💰
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    Yip EDC and SLS currently so both will be deleted. Ordered the Bilstein with the lowering springs yesterday. Just a inch or so drop so very subtle and in line with the 750 style. Will update when done
  15. Breaker

    BMW M5 Alpina B10 V8 1999

    Alpina are targeted for rapid transport and a more luxurious feel then the std BMW models which are more sports focused. That’s their target market, agree the older ones in the small models do look a bit tacky. They are best in B5 and B7s when they make more sense. Would loose a left arm for a B12 E38. In saying all that the newer D3s are pretty nice.