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Gabe79 last won the day on August 7 2018

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    2011 Nissan Leaf G
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    2001 530i Msport

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  1. Gabe79

    2001 530i e39 metallic red

    Nice colour! Got some internal pictures? Cheers!
  2. Gabe79

    $1 Reserve F10 M5

    Hi Glenn, thank you for that. I double checked it and indeed you are correct. I've missed out on some opportunities due to my misunderstanding, alas.
  3. Gabe79

    $1 Reserve F10 M5

    It's an auction... buyer beware. Even if that dude was a dealer, auctions are as is, where is in this country.
  4. Gabe79

    e39 front calipers

    In theory the 540i one should fit a 530i (and vice versa) can you PM/post some pictures? Does it have a part number on it?
  5. Gabe79

    e39 front calipers

    Looking to try my hand at rebuilding, and painting some calipers... Looking for a pair of front calipers that'll fit an e39. According to realoem the part is the same on the e38/39/53/83 LCI. Cheers!
  6. Gabe79

    S54 M-Coupe Anyone?

    The problem with the VIN approach is that VIN isn't used in Japan. The vast majority of our cars coming from Japan, makes that method tricky. It can be black magic deciphering year of manufacture versus model year for a Japanese made car from numbers alone.
  7. Gabe79

    E39 What brake fluid?

    Thank you. That makes things really easy.
  8. Gabe79

    nick murray nz youtuber

    😞 That's my disappointed face.
  9. Gabe79

    nick murray nz youtuber

    I like cars, I like BMWs... link with "cute frenchie" please?
  10. I've read we need DOT4 Low Viscosity, but can't find any such examples in Repco, or Supercheap. Fuchs seems to make something that fits that specification though. Penrite has a DOT 4 ESP, but I can't found that for sale in NZ. Castrol's website suggests I can use this: Castrol Brake Fluid DOT 4 Or should I go buy some from the dealership? EDIT: The MSDS for Castrol Response Brake Fluid Super DOT 4 says it is lower viscosity for ABS applications...
  11. Note that if you get the CCV kit from FCP EUro, these come with too.
  12. Agreed. Time consuming, but not hard. I was an even greater novice when I did it too... Lots of videos online on how to do it, 50s kid has a good video on this, as does Nathan's DIY Garage, and Shop Life also has a good one. Spend a few hours watching videos, take lots of pictures as you go, get a few boxes to group parts together in and you should be good. EDIT: In addition to the hoses and the CCV, if you're taking out the intake manifold and it's been awhile... consider getting new gaskets for the manifold, and get the full CCV kit that includes the throttle body gasket too. If your oil filter housing leaks, this is a good time to replace that gasket too...
  13. Gabe79

    Tow Vehicle

    I'm sorry, but have you considered selling the boat? You'd have so many more car options then...
  14. Gabe79

    Beauty NZ New E39 540i M-Sport

    I'd like to think it'll get the buy now price.
  15. Gabe79

    Rough Idle Diagnosis

    I had nearly this exact same problem description. It was a vacuum leak. There was a good crack on my valve cover. Highly recommend you find someone with a smoke machine. I spent months with the problem, then a mate found the crack (it was a large crack...) in 5 minutes.