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    2001 E53 X5 4.4i SPac

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  1. Cheers Faizal - I don't want to take any chances since it is an EML error so taking it straight in tomorrow AM for diagnostic - and another (very) small job …. but cheers dude! Reckon it'd be handy to have one in any case - have you had much use out of yours?
  2. Cheers Brent - got an EML warning in the M5 after fuel level has been a bit all over the place ….
  3. What's the best place to buy one of these?
  4. Howdy Steve and welcome to BimmerSport - good to see another E53 owner on here Looks very nice in black and with those rims. Yes the dark 'anthracite' hoodlining marks your vehicle as a Sports Package or 'SportPac' which usually means sports steering wheel, seats and suspension. Yours is also the facelift model judging by the nose and the date - so you'll have the better xDrive 4WD system and the more powerful N62 engine as well. @Tom Delahunty up here has a similar vehicle and might be good to compare notes. I've thoroughly enjoyed my 2001 (pre-facelift) E53 4.4i SportPac with 227KMs on it, but spent a fair bit of dosh on overdue/'bound to happen' maintenance -even with a mechanical breakdown insurance (MBI) plan. If you don't have one of these, look at getting one. Jono at MTF Mt Victoria here in Welly (ph 027 22 44 295) can arrange one for you - BMW Car Club members are eligible for a decent discount too. I've just downloaded a manual in PDF form - lots of other things to spend on This is my beasty here ...
  5. Love those 135is
  6. I don't mind the blue either - I like interiors that are a bit different. I didn't spot the adjustable ride height! Yes that was a ~$US500 option and can alter the height 1-2 inches apparently. Looks like it has three levels. That's cool Good spotting Nathan!
  7. What's your thinking with the switch? Just time for a change?
  8. @Tom Delahunty @Tom Delahunty ….
  9. Hey Jarrod and welcome from the Welly crew. Very nice coupe Recommend you also connect with @Mr Hyde and compare notes with @#E91FUN too as he is plotting his 335i modding pathway …. FYI we have recently revived the BMW Car Club down here - regular events for members and BimmerSporters - let me know if you are interested in finding out more …. Pete
  10. Welcome Nas from the Welly crew - how could you not need a M-car? Looks awesome and I bet that it's a bucket of fun!
  11. Welcome Phillip - yes good score on getting the 3l very nice. Like the silver on red. You should catch up with @Breaker and he can give you a run down on the BMW Car Club too - we do a decent few runs around the lower half through the year for Club members and BimmerSporters ….
  12. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=1501739773 1998 264KMs $5K no reserve Like this a lot
  13. Nice but high KMs example of the 4.8is - with some questionable accessorizing https://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=1506581325 271KMs $11,500 NZ new
  14. And it's usually on a non-M, and of course a 320i :\ I love the passion for the brand this shows, but the brand also in general represents refinement and performance.
  15. Yep - BMW Genuine kit is $US608 and UPS expedited freight is $US260 = $NZ1223 plus Customs fees and GST of $244 = $1467 Less the brake fluid/other consumables (~$85) this means I've paid a premium of roughly $395 for local supply …. quite aside from the premium of going BMW genuine. Been interesting to look at the difference. The other thing is that there's risk in managing the parts sourcing/importing yourself. If you get the wrong stuff (especially on heavy ~40kg stuff like this) ….. you can easily blow any savings you may have made. I'm not a DIYer - but if I was then sourcing the parts at good prices I'm sure would be part of the fun