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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
  • Car 2
    1999 E38 750i
  • Car 3
    06 Audi V10 D3 S8

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  1. 1999 E38 750i Individual

    Got replacement genuine speakers from Brent at BMWorld, $20each and in excellent condition. Perfect fit and sound is spot on. I heard it was tricky getting speakers sorted as well so getting off Brent was a perfect solution.
  2. 1999 E38 750i Individual

    Replaced a chunk of the rubbish plastic window washer piping in the bonnet. Was leaking all across 5 points, replaced most of it, the rest will still likely need doing to complete, but at least it works now. Replaced the rear 4 speakers, thanks to Brent for BMWorld for some quality parts. Sound greatly improved with speakers that don’t have UV rot in them. Gave it a clean to round off the weekend. Already locked a few thousand kms under it, seems to like the running currently. Touch wood.
  3. The only upgrade that made sense

    Fantastic Kyu , looking forward to seeing it. Looks brilliant in white. Looks an awesome package.
  4. Quick rant thread.

    People in the right hand lane on the motorway, ablivious of the world around them then you give them a flash to pass and they just slow down 😟 Is it to much to ask to move over?
  5. Beautiful 750iL for sale

    It’s a really nice example, compared to some of the tacky US wheel combos I’ve seen it’s rather understated. Not sure he’ll get near that money though
  6. Car Detailing Products

    One of my favourite toys, you won’t regret it
  7. Car Detailing Products

    I’ll check them out as well, cheers Jacko
  8. Car Detailing Products

    Yip that’s me and I use them, mainly Gyeon and some Valetpro. I’ve been using Gyeon prep and bug tar remover etc as go to, along with cannon foam. Mencerna Powerlock is my go to sealer with a nice wax on the top, I find it gives up to 12 months solid sealer protection. Topped up with the wax. No vested interest either, apart from wanting a dam fine finish. And hating swirls and marks. i would like to try the Ammo solution but it’s a stretch to far in cost with freight and hassle and you really need to use the products together I believe, hence my current line up.
  9. Car Detailing Products

    Since your in Auckland I suggest you see the team at United Car care/ OCD, great for products advise and top notch. pretty much all the brands you mention they have, also online shop as well
  10. 1999 E38 750i Individual

    Good thought it had crossed my mind, there’s a bit more tyre on the BBS but I think I’ll give it a try
  11. 1999 E38 750i Individual

    Definitely part of the attraction and no disk drive so only 60mm deep which is handy with E38s and the HVAC issues
  12. 1999 E38 750i Individual

    Ok, last couple of weeks have been centred around the head unit upgrade and I put a E46 steering wheel on. Might alter this in the future but for now I like the feel of this wheel. Purchased a Avin Avant 3 unit from the US, arrived super quick. Spec’d it out with reversing camera, Apple CarPlay, Maps on SD card. Comes also with Ibus connection, Steering Wheels Canbus connection, SIM card port and its on web phone connection, USB ports X 2, SD card slot running on Android 6. GPS and it’s on wifi hotspot. I went with this as I wanted the factory look connected to the Ibus for OBC inputs and utilising the DSP and factory setup, (with all its problems and age, but hey it’s ‘unique’) Have been running it the last week and finished the install today. OBC and coding is very cool 😎. Being able to cycle speed into the IKE display is great, it’s also the GPS adjusted speed identical to the speed on my radar detector. Having all OBC controls and monitoring I also like, it’s easy to use as well. Coded the indicators to flash 3 times like a real modern car as well. Big step forward, lots of other built in coding as well you can use, welcome home lights, setup DRLs etc. Android 6 platform seems very stable and has been working great, mainly running music through Apple Carplay and display on OBC then Google maps, using the live web connection for traffic updates and advisement, been excellant so far. Response and speed of operation has been very good. Had a couple of times where the unit seemingly has booted up twice after initial start up but no other operational issues. Takes a while to install running harness to the boot and the camera into the boot lid, overall it’s very durable and the quality looks good at an install point. Having the unit even seems to have brought the DSP amp back to life, we’ll see how long it lasts, might need replacing or at least a good inspection by a techie, above my pay grade. So suitably happy to bring the old girl up to the latest standards and the results so far. Next on the list is the bumper and bonnet replacements. Replacing the ribbon that gives the PIXEL issue in the main display as well, see what the weather comes up with tomorrow.
  13. No I personally think the 330e is they way to go, more range of electric. Plug in hybrid. Lighter due to the motor configuration and power output being aligned to 330. where as the 335, 535 hybridactive are not plug in. Discontinued 335i hybrid after 2015 for the 330e only. We drove a 535 ActiveHybrid and it was bearly noticeable in changing between power and petrol drive train. Was very nice, Trouble is with the extra weight, you mitigate most of the savings of the hybrid so it was a what’s the point discussion. Although most ActiveHybrids come in great spec as well. BMW seemed to throw the kitchen sink at them. downside of the 330e, big price tag. My take is if you want pure performance then 335/ 340 Petrol, commute - good performance and driving in E lanes, 330e.
  14. Complexity and weight increase and not that much performance gain over 335, if you want hybrid or electric benefits go 330e.
  15. Welcome Jed, lovely M3 you have, beautifully kept as well. That red really pops doesn’t it !