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    2011 Nissan Leaf G
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    2001 530i Msport

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  1. Gabe79

    E92 335i coupe

    Gorgeous car. Good luck!
  2. My windshield has a nice crack in it from a large rock on the road today. I’d be keen on that letter too...
  3. Gabe79

    Weird sound from Engine

    Hey mate, that sounds like "Take me to a BMW specialist garage!" Bellars on Constellation Drive, or BM Workshop in Grey Lynn might be helpful.
  4. Gabe79

    M54 valve cover

  5. Gabe79

    E39 530i for $15k !

    I just logged in to post this! I have one of those too, maybe I should sell for $10k!
  6. Gabe79

    840Cia E31 Gear Selector - Bowen Cable

    Ah, my bad. I didn't get that from the first post. Good luck mate!
  7. Gabe79

    840Cia E31 Gear Selector - Bowen Cable

    A handful of them if you google 'bmw 25161421432' you get some hits in the US, and in Europe. Looks like you can get one for ~50 euro.
  8. Gabe79

    E39 Pixels or lack of :)

    15€ DIY with video Instructions http://www.pixelfix.net/eng/bmw.html or call Eurosurgeon in Auckland and pay more for someone else to do it for you.
  9. Gabe79

    E39 Fuel Injector servicing, good option?

    That's pretty much the setup InjectorTech lists here: http://www.injectortech.co.nz/injector-services.htm
  10. Gabe79

    M54 valve cover

  11. Gabe79

    E39 Fuel Injector servicing, good option?

    I saw some refurbished ones from FCP euro which cost a bit more than getting mine refurbished. But then I never have to buy injectors again... but then it’s a lot cheaper to get them done local after shipping. Everything else in the car seems to be original, except for the bad lowering job... choice choices.
  12. Looks like it's a lot cheaper to get injectors serviced locally than buying them from the US. Is that even a valid thing? Or should I just suck it up and buy from FCP Euro? Replace all six is my inclination. Any opinions on http://www.injectortech.co.nz/ or http://www.nzefi.com/fuel-injector-servicing/ ?
  13. Gabe79

    Mixing Diff Fluid Brands?

    If you're keen on it, and the shipping is the only thing stopping you, write to them and ask for lower shipping. Say you were looking at the Rowe kit, which has semi-reasonable shipping, and there is no good reason the Red Line kit should cost more... Or, just wait till you're doing an order anyway and chuck it on. It'll add very little to an existing order...
  14. Gabe79

    Mixing Diff Fluid Brands?

    Grab the kit with the Red Line oil in it. It's a few bucks more.
  15. Gabe79

    Mixing Diff Fluid Brands?

    Alright, I have to correct myself a bit. I haven't priced the diff drain/ill plugs locally, so this is an apple to oranges comparison of Penrite diff fluid at SCA versus E39 Diff service kit from FCP Euro. 2 Litres of diff fluid at SCA comes out to $58 (It was a tad more when I compared directly last week, seems to be cheaper now, whatever) versus $53 for the Diff service kit, which includes the plugs. In my existing order, this kit added just $10 to my total shipping cost. Looking at it by itself, the kit, including shipping to Auckland, comes out to $100NZD total. If this is the only thing you're buying, you will probably break even, or maybe even come out a bit ahead buying locally depending on how much them plugs cost. That said, as soon as you stack on some other items into your FCP cart, it'll be extremely cost effective buying from them... It looks like the same exact kit would fit your car too, it's the same diff plug part number, and same oil part number. If it's a $50 shipping cost difference from Auckland to New Plymouth... time to move to the big city!