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About emandru

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    Eduard Mandru
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    E34 525i Touring
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    E34 525i Sedan

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  1. emandru

    Recommendation for economy tyres (245/40/18)

    agreed with most of the comments above. Poor brand budget tires may seem alright in the dry but perform horribly in the wet. You don't need to break the bank for good enough tires but you should consider tires that match the car and keep you safe also. +1 on RE003 and the lower end models of Pirelli's, Toyo's, Falken's etc. I'd say Michelin too but lets be real, non of their tires are inexpensive.
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    E34 parts to save

    +1 on pretty much everything stated above. However, if you dont want that wiper assembly I might be keen on it...
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    E34 SLS leaking strut rebuild

    Yup or it will go out again. Do you happen to have any? :P. Also any experience with any of the shops above?
  4. Hi guys, One of my SLS struts on my touring has started to leak. Does anyone have any experience with shock re-builders in the auckland area? I'm looking specifically at these guys: Suspension Tech: http://www.stech.co.nz/about-us/ Race Shock: https://raceshocks.co.nz/services.aspx Autolign: http://www.autolign.co.nz/# And yes I want to keep the SLS system. I don't want to swap it out. Cheers Eddy
  5. Hi, I was wondering if anyone has purchased the little rubber donuts used to hand the exhuast on E34s and where you guys picked them up from. I've gotten a quote from SPEED in Tauranga and they have quoted 24 bucks per piece and a 1 week wait. Anyone know of options? Cheers Eddy
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    Vibration After New Tires

    +1 take it back to the shop. Not saying that it is the tires but some tires although good quality can be bad (inherent vibration, out of round, out of balance etc.)
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    and a service history that comprises of only WoF certificates.....
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    Auckland Paint Recommendations

    have no ideas but also keen to find out. I have touring that can use some new paint...
  9. emandru

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    pulled the engine out of an e34 to start my m50b30 stroker turbo build :). Going into the touring behind.
  10. emandru

    WTB Engine crane/hoist or recommendations

    Picked up a tool chief yesterday actually and looks to be pretty decent. Def good enough for what ill be doing
  11. emandru

    WTB Engine crane/hoist or recommendations

    Thanks. So you haven't had any issues with the 1 ton cranes sold at sca?
  12. emandru

    Where do people buy their tires? (Auckland)

    second that, looked at hyper and seemed to be more expensive. A part of this too so I want a good installer that wont damage rims and also does a good balancing job.
  13. Hi guys, I've purchased yet another e34 this past weekend to strip parts from it and also remove the engine (after over a year of planning it looks like im finally starting my build :D). I'm wondering if anyone has an engine crane for sale or if anyone has any tips on where to get a decent one for a reasonable price in Auckland. Cheers Eddy
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    Where do people buy their tires? (Auckland)

    I'd be curious to know too^
  15. Hi guys, I was curious to see where people buy their tires and if anyone has any recommendations for a good tire shop (installation and balancing with good equipment). Looks like there a fair amount of options with local tire shops, chain shops and hyperdrive. Cheers Eddy