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About HardBall66

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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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. Dead link?
  5. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1434453109.htm Quite a rarity. Wish I had some spare coin
  6. How hard would it be to upgrade a standard E39 Touring to M5 spec?
  7. Sounds fantastic! I am planning to go on the Whangamomona trip but would be very keen to hear about anything else that comes up
  8. 1997 E39 528i. You need to send them proof of ownership - pretty straightforward, and shipping from Denmark only takes about 4 or 5 days. The hardest part was Forrest-Gumping my way thru the process to get the keyless entry remote paired with the car. Luckily Youtube came to the rescue.
  9. I'vehad a bit of a play with most of it except NCS Expert - I'm working my way up to being brave enough to use everything that came with the BCables DVDs. INPA is good for starters, and I found Navcoder great for programming my LCM (although there is a (reasonable) extra charge to activate that particular app so it can write as well as read). Googling will get you most of the info you need, and then it's a matter of carefully building up your experience. @Olaf or anyone in the greater Wellington area - I'd be happy to demonstrate for you if you happen to be passing thru Otaki. My wife makes awesome coffee. I can't come to you because it's installed on a desktop & I stick the cable out thru the spare room window
  10. The BCables solution I'm using has has a PacMan adaptor for my 1997 528i and connects to my 64bit windows 7 machine via USB no problem.
  11. I got a second key from Schmiedmann for 140 euro plus shipping. All official and kosher.
  12. I also have it and it works well and installed without too much hassle. I suspect there are later versions of the software which have additional functionality/improved interface, and I probably need to sit down at some stage & nut through how to update this on the virtual machine. It basically pays for itself the first time you use it.
  13. Hi Hamish, welcome aboard! It'd be great to see you at our upcoming Wellington events