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Everything posted by Breaker

  1. Yip at this stage I’d get them again
  2. I have Primacy on the back of the E38 and to be honest have been really impressed with them, they have had a fair bit of stick as well, I have RE003s on the work Falcon and find them slightly noisier but a great grip tyre andlikely will look to keep again as I run 35k a year in this. The 740 has burnt through rears in the past, at 6k for one set . These are standing up well in comparison. Closing on 10k and still plenty of life. my talent runs out before the grip has so far also ....
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    2006 S8 Audi V10

    Your right Mike, ultimately I think I like the idea of a small turbo go cart but my reality will be something bigger, more of a good GT with good spec. Jags interesting for sure. I don’t have kids to worry about hauling but like a nice wagon for styling, SUV out. Just not me and don’t need it.
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    2006 S8 Audi V10

    Yeah I tend to get restless, possibly impending move to Auckland may also land the S8 as the daily .... not what it’ll be best at. Time will tell. The 38 will stay Sunday driver duties no matter what. Trouble is once you start the options are near endless from turbo N54s in every disguise, shape and type to 535ds which are also tempting. Plenty of time to work it out
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    2006 S8 Audi V10

    BMW ‘pushing’ engineering again, they seem to have a thing for buggering up V8s, from the M62 to the N62 and now the N63. Likely look at a LCI N62 08 or 09 as they’ve got that one more sorted ... with a mech warranty of cause.
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    2006 S8 Audi V10

    Couple of new tyres Potenza S001s for the fronts before Xmas, $1050. normal annual service, WOF etc. everything else has been great, spare a fiddly issue with the window washes on the drivers headlight needed some sorting and a new cable tie. Had a couple of runs up to Auckland recently. Avg 11.8l per 100ks overall off the trip computer. Getting 11.2 on the open road trip up and back, get stuck and slowed with holiday traffic along at 80 it soon comes back to 10s so can’t complain. We’ve had it for a while now so might look to move back to a 550 or there abouts. Plenty to think on. Sitting at 162ks now
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    2010 E87 Lci 130i Msport

    Couple of days for decent wheel cleaning, full car decontamination, machine polished and sealer on. Pleased with the results. Colour pops really nicely now Usual new car replacements of fluids and filters, air and cabin complete. Hardwired detector in also. CIC sorted and music loaded to the HDD. Bosses plates on, Ready for service thinking of a rear roof spoiler to close it off ..
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    badge removal

    It’s always the little things, nice job
  9. Sorry to hear Graham For Naki Choices are grand, pretty much anywhere in Naki to NP is 60mins, opens up the whole district We’re in Inglewood, weathers a bit more dire to be fair, personally I’d pick somewhere from NP upto Urenui if your looking for some land, weathers better on the coast, bit warmer as well. Check out the Taranaki Regional Council page for annual weather info, it’s pretty changeable across the region, so worth checking out. feel free to hit us up if your after a chat or cuppa if you have to come over for a look
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    New member New Plymouth

    Welcome Phillip, great looking Z4. We really need to have another Naki meet up
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    New Member

    Nice catch on the E34. As Pete says we Naki bound have joined a few Welly events. Well worth it.
  12. Personally never seen a 740d E38 in NZ. Plenty of pics in UK and Europe. Definitely rear beast here
  13. Crack into it lads, you’ll love it. Was tempted myself ....
  14. Love the question, Is that for both of them , 😂
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    Most expensive non-M3 E30 so far?

    Pretty special condition for a great non M3 car, but not super special other then condition and mileage as a measuring stick, could you buy another? Probably not, but does that mean it's worth the coin, maybe to another collector. Personally something that's more special and individual would be my go to
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    Madness, mint condition but still boring 318 so the market for it will be very small. Comparable you can get a 325 for that, although they are climbing on the back of E30 tax
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Riced up the 38, well as much as I will. boot spoiler. Gets a new windscreen on Wednesday to fix the cracked one
  18. Yip, price is coming down nicely on these and 550s are starting to drop as well
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    Aussie Police buying BMW for highway Patrol

    You can buy a gun locker for the E38, OEM. Finish out the Mafia look
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    Ultimate E38 M7?

    I'm definitely an mpar bloke, took me ages to find mine
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    Ultimate E38 M7?

    The drivetrain changes here for me are the ultimate goal. Anyone got a E39 drivetrain lying about they want to get rid of? https://petrolicious.com/articles/this-engine-swapped-six-speed-sedan-is-the-m7-that-bmw-never-built
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    Ultimate E38 M7?

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    E34 M5 NZ NEW

    I have often lusted after a 535 and one day the garage will have one, you have to put contact to its age and style. Functional and aimed at delivering the best driving experience for the class in its time, true classic. Always.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Instructions from Grant (Hotwire). Sells the relay, wiring, camera, everything you need. $230 https://www.trademe.co.nz/1409521166 >Remove R/H number plate lamp assy. >Remove the boot lining >The aperture will require some slight enlarging to house the camera – it will be pretty self evident. A bead of silicone behind will secure it in place. >Connect the camera number plate wires to the car wiring. (I prefer to solder connections if possible) Make sure the resistor sits out on it’s own – it gets quite hot. >Run the cabling (two leads) down to the right hand hinge area. It needs threading through the conduit into the boot. This is a bit of a process but it will go through. I usually feed a guide wire carefully through, taping the cables to it & drawing them through. Make sure there is no tension on the video lead terminals as they are pulled through – secure the cable to the draw wire behind the terminals. >Leave the connector plugs in an accessible position within the boot lid incase of having to revisit in the future – unlikely but possible. >Once inside, run the leads to the back of the car then across to the L/H side. Trims will need to be removed. >The video module (VM) is the first silver box you see behind the trim, Has two plugs – white & blue. Remove this, from memory the CD changer too, behind a felt liner on the very inside of the guard is the radio tuner – another silver box > Connect the camera power supply (red) into the purple/white in the radio harness. Connect the earth (black) into the brown (earth) wire in the harness, along with the brown earth wire from the relay. >Connect the red relay wire to the L/H reverse lamp. It is white/yellow in the E39, I would say it will be the same in the 38. >Remove white & blue plugs from the VM – depress tab & slide over the release lever. Once removed the inner block needs to be removed from the case. There is a tab to release on the leading edge & the block slides out. Do one at a time so as not to confuse. In the blue plug find vacant slot for pin 17 – insert the white relay wire – make sure they push fully in. reassemble the plug. Repeat on the white plug & insert the yellow video wire into pin 13 slot, the braid into pin 14 That’s all connections done, key on, into reverse & camera will come up on screen. Reassemble as required.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Put a reversing camera in the E38, thanks to Hotwire for a great package and instructions. Great to have and integrated into the 16:9 screen.