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    E46 M3 SMG
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    E36 328i
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    1963 Morrris Mini

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  1. Been listening to Kovacs of late, signing style has elements of Shirley Basset , Amy Whitehouse and a bit of Grace Jones....... Grace Jones used to spend plenty of time on the turntable but I digress. Anyway , Kovacs, sounding like a soundtrack for a bond movie
  2. Used Yello to demo the car stereo sometimes. Have about 10 DSP maps which can be recalled via a controller. Some maps are trying to emulate home hifi but I have a couple which allows the amps to exercise their full dynamic capabilities and let the sub go more towards SPL This track has some great left to right panning and nice bass. Give it volume and smile.
  3. Sold it. Been a fun 11 years and 160,000 kms. Hopefully the nephew enjoys his new e36 328i
  4. Replaced coolant in e36 328i. Was under car last night with it sitting on two axle getting to back engine engine drain. Hear tell tale low frequency rumble and move quickly. Sure enough small earthquake hits with a joilt(3.8) as iI’m moving out from under it. Car moved a bit on stands but all good. Let coolant to drain and contemplated getting back under the car again for quite a while ! Added a spare wheel and trolley jack into the mix.
  5. Most likely has a vics module if your hearing announcements.
  6. Thought it was a fantastic build and was shown over the car last year. The rear arches being a highlight. Was also talk of e90 M3 v8 transplant at the time Price reflects opportunity and hard to compare with e46 M3 pricing which has bottomed out. Give it a few years and these will start heading north again.
  7. Had both 325i and 328i nz versions of 325i had no cat and the engine loved revs ( smoother at high rpm than 328i and none of the early bore issues of 328i) Try a de-cat and tuner motor sport chip or dinan Chip.
  8. Took the primary child seat out of the wife’s e36. Rasie you crumbs, bit of an old biscuit, water remains ( I hope it’s water) a few lollies and a stick collection.
  9. On the radiator front the wifes e36 328i did a similar thing last weekend. Noticed the coolant coming out from somewhere near the top of the overflow tank. The tank was replaced last year. I bought a new radiator cap and took off and put on and re-tighten the top hose into it and did a basic top up with water. Cooling system was now holding pressure. Went or a drive and found it needed further coolant. Put car on step part of driveway nose up. Turned on heater and bleed system. Got wife to do a couple of short drives and rechecked ... all good. Will replace the water with anti-freeze this weekend.
  10. Dealer ordered airbag when I went in for a service. Arrived a couple of weeks later. So both recalls done now. Curtain airbags next ? ....what’s the chances....
  11. Battery quote is not out of wack with a factory 90 ah AGM battery. Cheapest agm in NZ is roughly $330 for a reconditioned one. People spend $1000s on go faster bits but neglect the cars power supply. Just saying.
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    Andy , Stubie aerial mounted in your rear headrest with a standard inline 20db booster could work. Would have good height and should work through softtop. Booster something like
  13. Have a Alto before they became Nilfisk. Was a high end consumer model. First on went back on warranty. Second one has done two pressure regulators. Would recommend if using one for any length f time flow plenty of water through flow through them post blasting session. And don't leave them sitting for any length of under full pressure. Been 6 years now on same pressure regulator but I certainly won't buy this brand again.
  14. Baby boomer ... there was some fact to what he was saying though. But there were popular generalisations for each gen. Apperatenly Igen are well balanced and I'm inclined to agree with some of the interns and grads of late.
  15. Went on a behavioural management course the other day. Guy was saying that Gen X was the angry generation, and often has intolerance for younger generation....... What the fcuk does he know ..... some people need to take a concrete pill and hardern up ..... Gen x btw 😀