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  1. We've had some discussions in the past about the total emissions impact of EVs versus ICEs... This study is very interesting. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/25/electric-cars-emit-50-less-greenhouse-gas-than-diesel-study-finds “On average, electric vehicles will emit half the CO2 emissions of a diesel car by 2030, including the manufacturing emissions,”
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    BMW e46 Key Replacements

    PM me your VIN and I can link the right key for you.
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    Bmw E39 possible ews problem

    A lot of people around here go for EWS delete. I happen to have the bits (All you need is an AK90+) and have done this a bunch of times now, so for me, coding a new EWS is easier than a delete, which I've never done. The same equipment lets you code keys too, which is a nice bonus skill/ability to have in my book.
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    Bmw E39 possible ews problem

    The EWS/transponder and the door remote are two different components, albeit in the same key. In aftermarket keys, they are completely separate parts of your key, where on the OEM keys, the transponder is built into the key electronics. That the remote works means nothing for the EWS being working, or not. That said, coding a VIN to an EWS module is trivial, and EWS modules are cheap as anything from wreckers. You're a bit out of the way for easy assistance though... Good luck!
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    Google Home

    It's openly stated (by everyone barring google/Amazon) that these record always. Do the GCSB guys also advise against fitness trackers like the US military does now?
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    Quick rant thread.

    Imagine the bonus returns! The speed camera gets you for speed, and for having the German plates on!
  7. Check realOEM. The ones I linked in the other thread are for my 530i. In any case, you just need to do trial and error. Sold by and fulfilled by Amazon is what you want. Play around till you find free shipping rotors that fit your car.
  8. Free shipping from Amazon... Bosch rotors.
  9. Yes there are. I just checked. Follow the instructions on the first post. It won't show the free shipping till the end. The rotors I linked show as free shipping for me.
  10. Check this thread out
  11. Good luck. Please keep us posted on the outcome.
  12. That's true. Even when you get the disputes tribunal involved, in all likelihood, the best outcome will be to actually get your money refunded. I haven't seen the application of punitive fines in cases like this.
  13. It's all cost-benefit. They do nothing, and most cars don't come back. The few that come back, they give them a run around, and 'offer' to pay their MBI excess. It's a good gig, and probably costs them a lot less than it would cost them to have every car actually checked, and repaired, as needed. Worse case, they take the car back, refund the money, and sell the car again to the next sucker who comes along, without having done anything to the car, if they can get away with it.
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    E28 Dilemma

    He is up here, near me. It's not a long drive. If you PM me, I can link you with him.
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    E28 Dilemma

    A very good friend of mine specializes in rust repair and recertification. I can put you in touch if you'd like.
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    $50k F10 M5

    Gorgeous car, but ... Oh the maintenance bills...
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    Quick rant thread.

    I hate that so much. I usually reply with, "What's your best offer?"
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    Removing adhesive from paintwork?

    Try this guy? https://www.bunnings.co.nz/de-solv-it-125ml-multi-purpose-cleaner-spray_p00172055
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    Swann Insurance: yay or nay?

    That's literally the same situation I am in, actually. I'll give them a call.
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    Swann Insurance: yay or nay?

    How do they determine daily, versus non-daily driven? My 530i has seen ~6k km in the last 18 months... I wonder how much cheaper than Tower Swann might be.
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    Anyone use an outdoor car cover?

  22. I see a lot of threads talking about uneven tyre wear and seems there are a lot of shops to take a car to and end up with uneven wear still. What's a good place in Auckland, North-Shore-ish preferred, to take to get my e39 530i aligned now I've changed tyres and wheels? Thanks!
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    eNet cable and software

    Link to the cable by chance?
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    Where did the E39 M5 thread go?

    That's Max/Deborah's M5. A controversial vehicle.
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    First ever Monster truck Front Flip

    You cannot convince me he meant to get that second flip off. That was a total fluke! That first flip, on the other hand... Mind, both looked awesome!