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  1. That’s so rough. He always came across as such a nice guy and his car was always so mint. I had a weird feeling about his name when it was released, sorry to see it was right. Sincere condolences to all of his family.
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    I'm currently running at 18l/100km for the trip above, I just want to know if it will be the same or worse to go slower..
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    Can anyone give me a truly accurate steer on V8 fuel consumption in truly urban driving? For example, I have a 9km commute populated with speed bumps and traffic lights galore with an average speed of about 26km/h. Don't tell me a diesel is better.
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    Quick Questions

    Question: Are the water pump, thermostat and radiator common across M52bxx motors? Quick answer before I try and decode Realoem/bmwetk. Finally thinking about my touring.
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    SPOTTED! The official thread

    A 2009 Alpina B7, Nz new apparently. And for sale? Wheels looked too big and ride height too high. Looked like a roller skate.
  6. 'E53 with Bluetooth and phone prep, will that work on a modern phone, eg, iPhone 7? Or is it a lot of faffing about?
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    Early bluetooth

    Interesting. I had an ‘04 AMG with Bt and that flatly refused to connect to an iPhone 4s.
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    Fun Cars for Under 5k

    Yes. 6V92?
  9. Agree, Daytona is my favourite, but I’d go that blue over silver or black.
  10. There was a tidy 3.0 ‘vert on TM recently. Nz new, 140kms (from memory) and had an asking of $15k. I thought that was cheap.
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    E32 750i parts at Pickapart

    Anyone want some E32 750i parts? http://www.pickapart.co.nz/webpage/WebPage.asp?Ref=10381&VehicleID=62502&SeriesID=177 Just checked VIN and it says Bronzit Beige E28 525.......
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    E32 750i parts at Pickapart

    It comes back as an e28, but it is clearly a 750, makes you wonder about a chip shop in its past.....
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    WTB: S50 starter

    Geez, this really is the car that keeps giving isn’t it? Hope it settles down soon.
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    BMW M5 Alpina B10 V8 1999

    That's quite some appreciation considering I nearly imported one for $11,700 landed about 10 years ago with 80km on the clock.
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    Grey Thunder - 1990 e30 316i

    I was wondering. Our e30 has a great horn, as does the 36. Picka part?
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    Fun Cars for Under 5k

    They were and had a great sounding motor too.
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    Fun Cars for Under 5k

    Someone has an old Mt Cook Landliner? Impressive.
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    e36 spoiler

    It’s boston green? How far apart are the mounting holes?
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    E36 328i Factory manual coupe

    This was bought new by a mate of mine in 1996 in London. He brought it to NZ with him when it was 18 months old and I bought it from him in 2010. Has 126.000 miles (202kms) on it and runs perfectly. Clutch and shocks were replaced at 160,000kms. I used this as my daily until 2013, then got another car, but couldn't bring myself to sell it.... Last year (March) I got a new warrant and fixed a few bugs, flushed oil and coolant etc for a $900 bill and since then have driven it regularly, hasn't missed a beat. I also replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter at the same time. The air con needs regassing (I was going to get the Repco refill kit) and the stereo (factory Sony with CD changer) has decided it will only play through the left speakers (assume the plug is out in the back of it). I also have a new cabin air filter for it, but don't have the time to get all of the little things attended to. It had some paint touch ups done by a professional painter a few years back, all of the areas he touched are now stuffed. Boot, bonnet and top of drivers door. Hood lining is sagging, not too badly, but will need doing at some point. Has 16" motor sport alloys on it with Super cat tyres on it with plenty of tread. This is the one that was mentioned in a thread last year with a possibly higher horse power ECU, but who knows? There's probably stuff I've missed, but there you go. I want $4,500 for it. For this, it will come with: A perfect condition boot with Msport spoiler A good condition drivers door. An M sport front bumper (purple, but good nick) A replacement hood lining in good condition
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    E36 328i Factory manual coupe

    That’s funny, I was looking at it the other day thinking it didn’t look right. I will talk to the installer.....
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    E36 328i Factory manual coupe

    Monroe’s from memory. You mean delivering the car and parts? Have to figure it out. Rear seats fold, so you could get a bit in, but they are quite bulky bits.
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    E36 328i Factory manual coupe

    #Herbmeister I’ll deliver it to Wellington. #Smithyinwelly it was available, I thought long and hard about your wagon.... Kyu, you can drop the quotation marks. It cost $3.5k, but I’d say limited prep. It lasted about 11-12 years, every surface he painted is damaged. The rest is in good nick and would come up great with a proper cut and polish.
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    Just a Breitling and a Longines for me. On pain of torture by the wife.
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    Nice looking piece of meat. I ran the same set up recently with gas and a smoker box to do ribs etc. but decided to try charcoal.
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    You mean like my new toy?