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About YevJenko

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    2008 525 Motorsport e61

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  1. BMW Airbag Recal

    has it been covered which models this affects? Also a point to ponder - as a lot of our cars are imported from Japan where it can be hotter (and colder) than here, i wonder if there is an increased likelihood of the bags going postal?
  2. Insurance

    If you do this, your cars won't be insured when you are not driving them - e.g. when you are parked at the side of the road etc. You will only be insured for damage to others resulting from collisions you cause. Nothing else.
  3. Another newbie in Wellington

    So the cable finally came and play time began. Have now successfully coded the radio to NZ/Euro standards, which worked straight away for rds, but you have to wait 15 mins for the tuner to be able to access the full frequency range and I thought I'd f'd it up. But it works, so happy beemer owner. Also managed to turn off the stupid Japanese reverse Gong, but that was in a different place to what the other forums said. They're are so many ECU's to read, it's going to take a while to find the other things I want to change Smithy if you still need the cable you can borrow it (plus laptop if needed) when you want. Pm me.
  4. Another newbie in Wellington

    My tire pressure warning did not go off, even when the tire was completely flat. And I had checked the system status too in Auckland... I'm pretty happy with the Membats. In fact looking at the cracking in the front two Michelin's I'm going to get two more this week. They are about half the price I could get Michelin's fire and two thirds the price of the Bridgestone and Pirelli options. They are only a bit more than the useless ling long rubbish.
  5. Another newbie in Wellington

    Thought about regular tires, but my missus world not agree with getting the compressor and goo out to fix a tire with kids in the car (she was already pissed at me that it didn't have a spare), so I went for Membat's for around 315 each Although Euro surgeon and auto gravity do the conversions, they are both in Auckland and I'm in Wellie. Hoping to see if I can do something myself, maybe following their instructions... We'll see.
  6. Another newbie in Wellington

    So... Didn't quite make it to Wellie... One of the 4.5 yr old runflats blew in Paraparaumu, about 60k from Wellington, at 7pm. The problem being that it blew on the sidewall so no driving that bad boy home (stupid no spare). And the tow truck can only take 2 passengers, not a family of four. Luckily I borrowed a Honda rattle box of a friend up the road in Raumati and managed to get the family home, although my 8 yr old boy was upset at not being able to get the new car home (chip of the old block that one). Got Tony's tire service to beat an online quote so now have the car back today running two Spanish membat runflats on the back. They seem like good tires so will be changing the fronts as well. Kiwi post say my cable and NCS expert will arrive Monday so I'll see what I can do with the keys, Japanese speech recognition and radio. Anyone know what we can do with the Jap navigation system?
  7. Another newbie in Wellington

    Road trip on hold for a day as my daughter got sick in the night. Oh well. Another day in the hot pool
  8. Another newbie in Wellington

    In Taupo. Hitting the hot pools. Going well so far, tyres scalloped/feathered but the car seems so well set up on the Motorsport suspension. Really eager to turn in and hold the line. Need to sort out one of the keys though. Unlocks car fine but doesn't seem to detect that the key is in the car (comfort access option on this car), other key is fine though.
  9. Another newbie in Wellington

    I just don't get the time to ride out really. This is nice though. Wellington here I come
  10. Another newbie in Wellington

    While I have the best of intentions... I don't get to do it much on the 'other site' either
  11. Another newbie in Wellington

    Cheers all. Bimmer day tomorrow
  12. Another newbie in Wellington

    Me too. And comparing it to the Audi. Although we are staying in Taupo so not quite as bad. It has only done 100 km since coming into the country in Dec last year... Nervous!
  13. Another newbie in Wellington

    Thanks Olaf. I'll check in and see. Have young ish minions though, but we'll see
  14. Another newbie in Wellington

    I'm sure we can figure it out with Dr Google and the folks in this board. If you can wait that long. You may need to get it into your fave mechanic sooner though. Who do you use?
  15. Euro plates

    The intent in the law is that you do not draw up a plate on a4 paper with someone else's number. I had a quick read of the Land Transport Act 1998 amended and can only find these items that really relate to what we are discussing section 265 Surrender and seizure of registration plates and facsimile plates of the lta 1998 amended states that (1) The Registrar may order the surrender of— (c) facsimile plates. (3) An enforcement officer may seize and destroy any facsimile plates. (4) For the purposes of subsections (1)(c) and (3), facsimile plate means any thing that is not a registration plate but is made to appear as if it is a registration plate. I'll continue looking in the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986 when i get time Like i said I've been running my German plates with the D and euro stars symbol for about 9 or so years and have had 0 problems so far. That includes VTNZ warrants, and a few enforced stops to contribute to the local road fund with the blue-uniformed revenue-collectors on both islands. Nobody seemed to care.