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About HardBall66

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    2nd Gear

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    Otaki, Kapiti Coast, Wellington
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    1997 528i Touring
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    1997 523i (parts car)

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    Restoring my E39 Touring, Meeting BMW owners in greater Wellington area.

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  1. HardBall66

    CAR SOS 2002 Turbo

    Thanks for posting, I enjoyed that.
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    Books and Manuals

    Hi Glenn, I PM'd you. Cheers.
  3. HardBall66

    North Island East Coast Roadtrip

    I second that. A great road with very little traffic.
  4. HardBall66

    E39 Touring Sand Beige Interior

    Thanks guys, however I'm looking for sand beige. I already have the front half swapped out from a sedan and need to find the rear half.
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    E39 Touring Sand Beige Interior

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    E39 Touring Sand Beige Interior

    Hey folks, I'm looking for an E39 Touring sand beige interior. Specifically from the B-pillar back, but would consider buying a whole car if anyone knows of a Touring being wrecked - especially if it still has its factory xenon headlights.
  7. HardBall66

    Taupo BMW track day 10 March

    Hi, Yes, I did. It's on the BMW Car Club Facebook page in the Videos Section. Will look to tee up a Youtube channel in due course, but will have to tread carefully as some people are not keen to publicly show their cars on the track due to insurance concerns, etc. If you're not in the Facebook group, let me know and we'll work out a way for you to view it.
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    E39 Pixels or lack of :)

    I used Pixelfix and was reasonably satisfied with the results - their kit & instructions were great, my ability to follow them properly - not so much! 😨 Allow yourself plenty of time & make sure you have all the tools & materials lined up beforehand (I overlooked the acetone).
  9. HardBall66

    Taupo BMW track day 10 March

    Hi all, I'm on the Wellington club committee and we're putting together a video from the day that we'd like to use to publicise the club's activities. If you attended and do not wish to have you car included, please PM me with your model and rego and I will ensure it is excluded. Oh, by the way, if anyone has some video from the day it would be great if we could include it!
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    E39 pixel repair. Who still does?

    Cool, thanks - looks like a new ribbon for me.
  11. HardBall66

    E39 pixel repair. Who still does?

    So it's sometimes not dead pixels, but only the lamps? Tell me more - I had been intending to replace the pixel strip on my E39, but it would be good if it turns out only to need a new lamp.
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    I changed to second gear at 100. I didn't even have to push the clutch in.
  13. HardBall66

    Stranded: E46 330ci

    It's a good idea to change the fuel filter periodically too - the one on my E39 sprang a leak and according to the stamp hadn't been changed for 10 years.
  14. HardBall66

    Is this the end?

    It may end up on Turners Damaged/End of Life if it's an insurance write off. Edit: Just made it into 2nd gear - yay!
  15. HardBall66

    E39 facelift front bumper

    I'm picking up my 2000 model parts car probably this side of Christmas, but I think the front spoiler is broken. @mattmannz I see this is your first post - check out the Wellington community - we have some great get-togethers & it's an opportunity to suss out who might have parts here and there.