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gjm last won the day on September 16

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    CHB, twixt Waipuk and the beach
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    1990 325 Baur
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    EGR delete, and more servicing than you could shake a stick at
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    1990 Mercedes 500SE
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    1991 Mercedes 190E-3.0

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  1. gjm


    Looking to add to your collection of 'sold'?
  2. Gavin is brilliant. Always helpful, normally has parts, organises fast delivery, and offers very good pricing.
  3. Sadly, asking price is no guarantee or even guide of anything. Adverts are often sparse on detail, folk don't know what they re selling, wouldn't know an iS from a SE (or an ordinary spec), and then are 'extravagant' with the truth. I've seen remarkably good cars at lower prices, and truly horrible examples at megabucks. Buying sight unseen isn't necessarily a bad idea, but there needs to be rapport between buyer and seller.
  4. I had a Chevrolet C10 pickup in that colour, about 25 years ago. Used to go drag racing in it - had 'Clockwork Tangerine' signwritten on the back of the cab.
  5. I've not looked - is there likely a single ground commoned for both sides?
  6. 2001 E46 318i. Sometimes - not every time - when using the indicators (very un-BMW like ) they will flash fast a few times, then flash at normal rate. Sometimes they'll flash fast and not slow before cancelling. Sometimes they will flash at the correct rate. I don't think they have flashed at normal rate, and then started to flash fast but it's possible. This happens in both directions - left and right. No towbar fitted or towing electrics. Doesn't appear to be a pattern as to when it does(n't) happen. Might be a hot day, a wet day, early morning, when having been driven briefly or for a while. To be honest it's kinda funky! Fast flash to attract attention, then a slower flash. I quite like it, but it is wrong. What's the most likely cause? Dirty relay contacts?
  7. I like Z4s. Great cars, in my opinion. Just not very practical in rural Hawke's Bay.
  8. Early Apfelbeck-designed 16-valve diametral cylinder head for M10-based engines, designed for F2 racing. Sometimes called a 'radial' valve engine as like valves do no sit next to each other - an inlet valve sits opposite an exhaust valve and the close adjacency helps keep things cool. These engines, known as the M12 and M12/1, made up to 160hp per litre, normally aspirated, in the late 1960s. The built engine with opposing intakes looks more like a V8 than a 4-cylinder.
  9. Here's something quite special..
  10. Zero safeguards. Never transfer any $ to someone you don't personally know. However, 'normal' legislation around private buying should apply.
  11. I think runflats are factory original fit. You can change to 'normal' tyres, but you'll probably find you don't have a spare wheel.
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