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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

    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).
  2. 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!
  3. HardBall66

    E39 pixel repair. Who still does?

    Cool, thanks - looks like a new ribbon for me.
  4. 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.
  5. HardBall66


    I changed to second gear at 100. I didn't even have to push the clutch in.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
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    Dead link?
  10. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1434453109.htm Quite a rarity. Wish I had some spare coin
  11. How hard would it be to upgrade a standard E39 Touring to M5 spec?
  12. Sounds fantastic! I am planning to go on the Whangamomona trip but would be very keen to hear about anything else that comes up
  13. HardBall66

    E91 330i

    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.