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  • Birthday 10/24/1989

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    Michael
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    Auckland
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    Soarer V8 UZZ32 No.32/873
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    4.3 V8 upgrade, 6 speed paddle shift, rebuilt everything

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  1. Michael.

    Random (BMW) pic of the day

    That's the one. It's almost always there, sometime on the other side of the road. A few interior trims are falling off inside and it's always covered in leafy debris. Kind of odd... owner must not care at all or isn't able to look after it for whatever personal reason.
  2. Michael.

    Bartholomew the F11 535i

    Have you given your previous cars names by any chance?
  3. Michael.

    Random (BMW) pic of the day

    Keep seeing this 850i slowly rotting away in Ellerslie, it's always parked there, barely moves! Sad! Decided to take a picture while doing some air intake temperature tests on my car.
  4. Michael.

    2014 M3 with high kms - should I buy?

    I have a BMW! 318ti with no engine. M54B30 going in soonish.
  5. Michael.

    2014 M3 with high kms - should I buy?

    Definitely worth it Life isn't fun unless you have a BMW to work on.
  6. Michael.

    S85 rod bearing replacement

    Yeah I agree completely. And once it's built and sold it's out of their hands for well they are treated. The life of the engine is always going be shortened by: Driving hard during cold starts Wrong oil grade / additive specifications Unsuitable fuel types Infrequent oil changes, duration or mileage Air and oil filters being neglected, or not OEM spec. Track racing is naturally hard on an engine and other stuffff
  7. 3uz-fe ones? I deal with a guy in Russia that has some capabilities, but seems rather limited. Aren't you doing such on newer diesel Toyotas or other stuff too?
  8. Yeah exactly. I kinda learnt the value of a proper ECU having some fuel tuning done on the Toyota recently, just with a basic AFC unit, so by tweaking the fuel inputs it also alters the ignition timing, bit of a double edge sword in that regard, can only get so much out of it, but it worked well for the cost. If only Toyota ecus could be reflashed like BMW DMEs!
  9. Michael.

    S85 rod bearing replacement

    Interesting. Would it be safe to say the bearing cops more pressure with less surface area? Or is it more along the lines of less surface area equates to higher temperatures on the bearing surface?
  10. Michael.

    Impressive Engineering

    Is it just programmed or does it actually see the colours to solve it with AI
  11. Michael.

    S85 rod bearing replacement

    Fascinating. I guess there is only so much oil can do when dealing with a 11 year old well used machine that has the most race like engine in a 'common' road car. It would be interesting to see how good one of these engines would be if perfectly treated very time it was warmed up, driven, had oil changes etc.
  12. Michael.

    S85 rod bearing replacement

    How many layers of the bearing had been worn down? Looks like a few!
  13. Michael.

    M TOY M3

    Hahaha I knew you'd go back soon enough
  14. Michael.

    E34 M5

    Does seem overpriced. Red valve cover and red brake calipers are a bit of a RED flag for me. Wonder what other stuff is on it that shouldn't be!
  15. Michael.

    The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe

    Nicer than the concept pictures for sure! But it does look a lot like a stretched and squashed 2 series coupe or something though... not very E31 8 series like which was significantly different from the rest of the BMW range in 1990. I guess they wanted to play it safe like all brands do, just making the same looking cars with different proportions and body styles. BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Lexus are obsessed with that brand model uniformity. I get it, but as far as new designs go, it kills anything creative
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