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Mikan last won the day on November 26 2017

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  1. Wind Flaring for Roof Racks

    Pmd mate - I'll keep Kyu's thread pure.
  2. Wind Flaring for Roof Racks

    Like this one?
  3. SPOTTED! The official thread

    I saw it last week in tawa town! Thought it might be this one given the area https://www.thesurgery.co.nz/detailing/travelled-through-time-for-a-great-detail/
  4. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Changed out the driver's door window regulator. Actually changed it out on Saturday, then again on Sunday while I worked out why the new (aftermarket ) regulator wouldn't work, and finally today, when I sucked it up and got a used regulator from a wrecker. The used part might be 15 years old, but at least the drive pulley isn't made of cheese.
  5. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Yup, only hot, and only at low revs (generally coming off idle from stop-start traffic).
  6. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Thanks mate, yup, oil checked and changed for a thicker weight. Have replaced oil pressure switch, but not level sensor - do you think that would impact pressure? Have had a gauge on the engine, and blocking vanos off did show an increase in pressure, so we hoped that refreshing the (petrified) seals would get it over the line. Jon at Auto 38 who has been slowly working through the list of remedies from cheap to ruinous for me said he saw enough metal in the (three month) old oil to suggest that the true cause was main bearing wear.
  7. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Sadly not.
  8. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Got the vanos seals done. Idles very smoothly now, and hopefully I have seen the last of this jingly little fellow.
  9. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Thanks man! Was surprised, but pretty much no discernable difference to the eye at all. It's is nice to be able to drive over a bridge expansion joint without holding my breath though.
  10. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Booked a tow truck for it tomorrow morning. Pic for @Young Thrash Driver
  11. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Sure thing. I'll grab one after work when it is is a bit lighter.
  12. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Took the e39 in to Jon at Auto38 to install new rear shocks (and mounts), and sort out some bugs with the front end after the front shocks were replaced by a less cultured hand in December. Also replaced the oil pressure switch in a (sadly unsuccessful) attempt to stop a STOP: LOW OIL PRESS warning from sounding after any time spent at idle. As always, great service and chat from Jon.
  13. SPOTTED! The official thread

    Great afternoon wandering around the twin rivers car show in Christchurch today. This pastelblau 2002tii was my mvp.
  14. New Member

    Good God man. Welcome. Pictures. Please.
  15. Wairarapa recommendations

    Plenty of nice drives over the hill. If you're in Masterton, I like the dreyers rock loop - out through te oreore, north up whangaehu valley, over dreyers rock and back south through mauriceville and opaki.