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TermiPeteNZ last won the day on December 23 2017

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About TermiPeteNZ

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    2005 E60 M5
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    2001 E53 X5 4.4i SPac
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    2003 Mazda Atenza 23S

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  1. TermiPeteNZ

    For sale - 2000 323i MSport

    No worries
  2. TermiPeteNZ

    NewB E92 M3 From AKL

    Welcome Song! bet you're enjoying the V8!!!
  3. TermiPeteNZ

    E60 M5

    I did a muffler delete on my 545i and sounded great on the motorway but the drone was horrific and actually made me feel ill Wacked the mufflers back on real quick!!! So KEEP your stock exhaust...
  4. TermiPeteNZ

    E60 M5

    Hey @Abhi- let's have a pic of your M5 …. Mine's a 2005 Silverstone II ….
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    Glad you've had a good run
  6. TermiPeteNZ

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Score! Look forward to seeing it cleaned up
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    I'm pleased to hear that you're experience with ATR has been good Greg. Looking forward to having it back!!
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    Quite possibly - but in this case I need to work with the MBI approach, and they don't like to (or can't?) roll the dice with used parts.
  9. TermiPeteNZ

    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    So Zane from Auto Transmission Repairs in Plimmerton gave me a call … loads of metal filings in the pan which is a bad sign will require rebuild ; my MBI will cover ~50% of the cost have asked him to email me more details of what he found and what he'll do... he said that my is the older 5HP24 without a bunch of the later improvements ; and he has learned (the hard way) that if he repairs it is best to do it thoroughly and apply the updated components. Apparently these transmissions drive OK even when they very worn - and then bang they crap out. Ouch 😐
  10. TermiPeteNZ

    Greetings from Auckland

    Howdy again Ian Lot's of great advice (and opinions) here on BimmerSport ...
  11. TermiPeteNZ

    New auto sparky and E23 owner

    Welcome Josh! Good on you for saving the E23! Will you kick off a thread for your resto project?
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    Update … at 235KMs now. Additions: replace hatch handle/catch/light unit - (was unlocking randomly) new unit much better sealed design so shouldn't get full of crud like the other. replace right rear ABS sensor (caused rear wheels to lock) replace damaged dipstick full service And next: it's off to the transmission specialist for a trans oil leak. Yes I expected to have to sort a few things but never this list! I've spent twice the cost of the vehicle on sorting and maintaining it in 2.5yrs and 24,000KMs. And that's with a MBI, noting that genuine parts are being used. Unsurprising advice: always buy the vehicle you really want - be patient. I probably should have waited for a 4.6is or 4.8is for my keeper. service history is a BIG deal - buying a tidy vehicle that hasn't had all the stuff in my list done means you'll probably need to do it if you can, get a MBI!! Autosure has been brilliant. Also work with a garage that is Autosure-approved so you're not passing jobs between repairers. if you can DIY you'll no doubt save a bundle don't buy it, fix it all up and then flog it because you're annoyed. Unless you're just so annoyed you don't enjoy it.
  13. Code reported as ABS sensor and that's what it turned out to be. $280+gst plus labor to diagnose and fit.
  14. Hi peeps My X5 is back in the shop again - got the brake light trifecta again. This is round 3(!) after previously having the ABS control unit repaired and then replaced after it failed again. But this time, after reversing out of a parking space and then moving off at low speed i noticed a juddering from the rear of the vehicle and resistance. Pulled over and turned it off, and then got off the main road. Was OK on the short drive home. Did it again then next time i did a short trip to the supermarket, but this time the brake system lights all activated and the judder stopped Nursed it in at low speed to Driscoll Motors this morning for them to look at. The bit of reading I've done points to this maybe being ABS Master Cylinder rear release valve sticking 😕 Ideas? Anyone had this issue before?
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    New member

    @Den can probably provide some advice on 1Ms They're an awesome vehicle and holding their value extremely well …. And welcome to Bimmersport!