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About HardBall66

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    2nd Gear

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    Otaki, Kapiti Coast, Wellington
  • Car
    1997 528i Touring
  • Car 2
    1997 523i (parts car)

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    Restoring my E39 Touring, Meeting BMW owners in greater Wellington area.
  1. E39 pixel repair. Who still does?

    Cool, thanks - looks like a new ribbon for me.
  2. 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.
  3. Gears

    I changed to second gear at 100. I didn't even have to push the clutch in.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. Unlucky...

    Dead link?
  8. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1434453109.htm Quite a rarity. Wish I had some spare coin
  9. How hard would it be to upgrade a standard E39 Touring to M5 spec?
  10. Sounds fantastic! I am planning to go on the Whangamomona trip but would be very keen to hear about anything else that comes up
  11. 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.
  12. BMW scanner - opinions

    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
  13. BMW scanner - opinions

    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.