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  1. Thanks for this, a really cool story!
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    Jane - My Green German Girlfriend

    I’ve had a slow leak in one of my tyres over the past few weeks, and finally got around to getting it fixed this morning. One screw and one nail, both lodged into the same tyre at opposite ends. Took it to Thorndon Quay Beaurepaires, who fixed it free of charge. Highly recommend
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    Jane - My Green German Girlfriend

    More than happy to help, @Olaf! With all the software downloaded, it’d be a 5 minute job with your E46. Just message me with a time and place etc
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    Mystery M-Coupe

    Good spot. As you were
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    Mystery M-Coupe

    Just noticed this tonight...
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    Jane - My Green German Girlfriend

    149,400 kms. After hearing the horror story of another member's E39 overheating, I couldn't drive Jane without staring at the coolant temp gauge. After realising that I would get the same utility from staring at my left thumb, I decided it was best to do something about the ridiculously buffered temp gauge that comes in these cars. With the advice of @Allanw, I bought a cheap OBD2 scanning tool, and set about adjusting the temp gauge ranges. This was actually a lot harder than I anticipated. It took me about an hour to get all of the software downloaded onto my laptop (user error), and a lot of the forums that have discussed re-coding these gauges were written from an E46 perspective. In my naivety, I assumed that since my E39 shares the same M54 as the E46, the process would be identical. It turns out that the coding side of things is completely different. This took another long while of internet trawling before I was finally able to get it done. As a result, instead of my temp gauge telling me I'm at 'normal operating temperature' from about 75C to 115C, it is now reduced to roughly 85C to 95C. One of the best mods I've done for my mental stability (and for the engine's sake of course), and highly recommend it for anyone with this era of BMW (E38, E39, E46 etc.). If anyone wants any help with this I am more than happy to help. Increased accuracy of our temp gauges is objectively a good thing; it gives the driver more notice when their car may be overheating or running too cold, AND hopefully prevents people booting their cars before they're actually at 'normal operating temperature'. More accuracy = greater chance of survival of these engines/cars and I am all for that! I also checked for error messages, and was pleasantly surprised by the lack of any current fault codes! She treats me well, this old girl does.
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    E81 130i 2008

    Saw this at Victoria Uni last week! Unfortunately I didn’t get the number plate, but just managed to sneak in a pic. Pretty sure it only had a single exhaust, so 120i? My mate was slightly puzzled when I audibly gasped and whipped out my phone to take a photo of a 4 pot 1 Series, but after explaining the rarity of these cars he was a bit more understanding...
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    New-ish member in the 'Tron

    Welcome! I see one beautiful E39 in that photo 😍
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    Dog Parks in Auckland

    Dog pic?
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    Official Tools for Hire Thread

    Looking to recalibrate the temp gauge in my M54 so that it is actually of some use; does anyone around Wellington have the software to do this? I think you need PA Soft 1.4 but I could be wrong. Thanks!
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    BMW E38 M7... kind of

    That interior is delicious
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    Jane - My Green German Girlfriend

    @NZ BMW Do it, you won’t regret it.
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    Jane - My Green German Girlfriend

    147,800 kms Got the windows tinted earlier this week at Tint Magic Whanganui. $320 and really pleased with the result. Good colour and a quality job done on the E39, which is notoriously hard to do well. Would recommend them for anyone in the area 😁
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    My new SS Commodore... in a sharp german suit

    Nice! Did the ARB bushes fix your clunk?
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    Two written off i3's up for auction

    Happened to see two i3s yesterday. I knew the tyres were skinny, but I didn’t realise that were THAT skinny. You could swap them with bicycle tyres and nobody would be able to tell the difference