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aja540i

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About aja540i

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    5th Gear
  • Birthday 07/30/1978

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  • Name
    Andrew
  • Location
    Auckland
  • Car
    2007 e61 M5
  • Car 2
    2014 Leaf 24G
  • Car 3
    1978 e21 320i

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  1. Bugger that, you can sleep in a car but you can't race a house!
  2. Who special orders something like that, does 1200km in it and then sells / trades it?
  3. So, it STILL has a manual gearbox, but they have taken out the paddle shifters and put in a clutch pedal. I don't understand the point myself. Don't get me wrong I love a good manual, but thats exactly what the SMG3 box is, and sure it is not perfect for every situation but I wouldnt be either if I had to push a pedal and move a stick fast enough to keep up with that V10!
  4. Cardwells in Albany, they are pretty cheap in the grand scheme of things.
  5. I feel more sorry for the car than the owner, it didn't deserve that!
  6. I wonder what condition the Eventuri intakes are in?
  7. Jetski, I'd put money on it being a Jetski!! 😉
  8. I wonder where they are getting their inspiration... F'ing terrible.
  9. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    It was on ramps at the time but if I had my arm in a different place it might have involved a trip to A & E!! All back together now, test drive was ok but I have a warning light for the SLS, code comes up as left side height sensor so I might have to swap it out for a spare and see if that fixes it! Also sounds like it has an exhaust leak now so I might have to chuck a new gasket in it.
  10. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    Had a bit of a moment when one of the air spring couplers popped off and dropped the car about 60mm while I was under it! I like to think I shat myself with dignity!! 😀 Replacement clip found in a box of bits, fitted and coupler replaced, seems all good now so back under I go.....
  11. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    Once by the previous owner, Monroe OEM spec. Not great, but certainly not the worst.
  12. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    Ride height sensors back in, wheel speed sensors back in, brake calipers bolted up, sway bar back in, next up tighten the driveshaft bolts, put wheels back on, put the car on ramps and tighten all the suspension bolts, then chuck the exhaust back on!! Should be all good for a wheel alignment booked for tomorrow morning, I have to say I am looking forward to driving an E39 touring with mostly refreshed suspension again, its been a while! Then, 1500 km round trip to visit family next week, towing a trailer with a dog kennel on it! Kind of a "what will break next" roulette wheel.🤔
  13. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    Rain didn't happen so subframe went back in, mostly done, just a few minor details like the brakes to bolt back up!! Then hoping I can get a wheel alignment over the weekend!
  14. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    Sub frame reassembled and ready to go back in, so tomorrow night will be; Re-fit handbrake cables, lift subframe into place, bolt up driveshaft, bolt up subframe, attach air springs, attach sway bar, attach exhaust, attach ride height sensors, attach brake calipers, put wheels on, put car on ramps and bounce it up and down, tighten suspension bolts, adjust handbrake, do a skid! Or it will be raining so I will watch some old project Binky on you tube.......
  15. aja540i

    E39 oil burner

    4 new Meyle HD subframe bushes in, unfortunately that concludes the "spare time" portion of my Saturday!
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