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3pedals last won the day on February 28

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About 3pedals

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    7th Gear
  • Birthday 10/28/1956

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    E36 328 5 Speed Manual
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    Selection of genuine M-Sport and M 3 bits
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    E53 X5 3.0D 6 Manual
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    BMW R1100 S
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    Look 595

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    Yachting, tramping, surfing, classical music , hifi and lots more.

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  1. 3pedals

    Break out the Brie and Champagne

    Great to see a world cup with fresh talent at the top even if it means my Dutch and German relatives weren' there
  2. 3pedals

    Induction charging

    Dirty hydrogen is a product of the oil/ gas industry and it is used for combusion and industrial processing like urea for fertiiser where cheap is important and dit=rty doesn't matter, High purity hydrogen is readily availbele in Europe at over 100 refuelling stations and with 1,000km range on 10kg of hydrogen at 2 euros a kg H-FCEv's are a reality,. Califiornia is also investing in filling stations Fusion has nothing to do with hydrogen fuel cells and H FCEV's are in the market place now at reasonable money . Burning hydrogen is just about as dumb as suggesting a battery powered long haul freight tuck
  3. 3pedals


    2-4 nights a week indonesian, thai, indian curries ad variations on them thats my contribution - every meal every night is fresh - no processed foods an no food bags
  4. 3pedals

    Induction charging

    Yeah, that was clear in the original launch material , but the comment still applies
  5. Won't be mine, will be biking in the south and skiing Mt Hutt
  6. 3pedals

    Induction charging

    So that just means you have to pay a stupid price for the convenience of being wasteful - just goes with the (new) territory. Other manufacturers are going the other way and reducing the charge management componentry in the cars to make them more affordable.
  7. School holidays - off mountain biking and skiing - no bites
  8. 6 cylinder E39's have a rack - streets ahead of teh slusshy V8 steering box
  9. 3pedals

    Induction charging

    Because 15 to 20% of the energy get lost in the transfer - its about convenience for the stupid rather than smart and efficient, just how hard is it to plug something in and leave it there for a while?
  10. harsh - ouch! and a scooter in your avatar as well - better ditch that? incidently the X5 came out of Hawkes bay so it seems there are few people in the bay with a bent for for a shift. I met the guy who actually ordered my car and he told me alla about the hissy fit he threw when he found out it was a manual - refused to take delivery threatened BMW NZ but then he lives on the north shore what would you expect. Had an E39 manual - the one with rack and pinion steering traded the ponies for precision , just couldn't put up with that sloppy vague steering of the 34/39 V8's
  11. Nor were manual E36 328's and X5's are even rarer especially Diesel NZ new - only 5 sold in the country.
  12. You can extend that to the Manual version of just about any model and the answer will be the same: we who have them are not parting with them.
  13. 3pedals

    E53 Bits please

    I know it's not a project car but two things you really should do - : Fit the powerflex radius arm bushes at the front. Fit the whiteline sway bar at the rear. Transformational!!!!!!
  14. 3pedals

    E53 Bits please

    58's are okay - the good thing is they are an 18 and not a 17 real poverty wheel - there are plenty of sets of 58's being swapped off , just beware of tyres well past their useby date being as "as new"
  15. 3pedals

    M52 vs M50

    In that case its the M52 because it produces more torque but the performance index will be based on power.