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About sobanoodle

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  1. sobanoodle

    8TH SLI retrofit?

    Yep. Loaded fsc and activated 8TH before. FSC will cost you a couple of hundreds depending on where it comes from. Need to add 8TH to FA and VO-code a couple of modules.
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    BMW Parts Liquidation - Ladies Mile

    A lot of those Chinese bits are now reappearing all over TM and Facebook. Like M3/M5 style bumpers and grilles.
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    BMW service

    Yes I wish I went genuine. That's precisely why I ordered Bosch instead of OEM. Same same but different.
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    BMW service

    I cheaped out and bought a set of Bosch blades. Wish I went OEM again as they're just so much better and you definitely get more than just a season out of them. unlikely...
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    Time to say goodbye to the M135i

    Thinking of selling the plates too?
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    Time to say goodbye to the M135i

    Number plate is rather terrible too.. I reckon standard issue ones will suit it more
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    Anyone have experience with the N57 engines?

    I was seriously considering a 335i/d F31 but there were none for sale. Not a single 535d F11 either. That was a year ago, not much changed since then.
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    Anyone have experience with the N57 engines?

    My numbers are per fortnight so half of that
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    Anyone have experience with the N57 engines?

    From my own experience with both N55 and N57: 535i F11 - a $100 in petrol would last me about a week, standard daily "city - over the bridge - city" commute with an occasional out of town trip. Or $200 in two weeks. 640D F06 - a $100 in diesel (full tank is actually $90 something) will last me just over two weeks for the same commute. That's about 800km of travels per tank. URC is $0.06 per km or about $48 per tank in my case. $148 in two weeks.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Spent a couple of hours making her look pretty. Took a photo of her sitting there looking rather pretty.
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    Anyone have experience with the N57 engines?

    Have had my N57D30T1 for almost a year now and done close to 15k. Absolutely love it and take it any day over a N55 (had one of those for almost a year too). Pulls like a freight train yet consumes only 5.5-6L on an open road. Central Auckland only is around 9L if you push it around a bit. There is a number of variations of N57 though and as I understand it not all N57 are the same in terms of reliability.
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    Official Tools for Hire Thread

    Took me 15min all up to do the initial flash (8HP) Tells you exactly how long it is going to take.
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    Any coders here?

    F-series only. Carly is more like it.
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    BMW diesel fires in Korea!

    Got a recall letter for mine too. From what I've read on overseas forums this might be a lengthy process if they do not have parts in stock.
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    Bilstein b12 pro kit

    Found it, https://www.autodoc.de Can also do https://www.autodoc.co.uk/ slightly more expensive due to exchange rate differences , EUR vs GBP. Around $1,200 landed in Auckland before GST (no duties for carparts) Plus GST etc: NZ$1,500 all up.