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andrewm last won the day on September 2 2020

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  1. Selling my wifes car as i have bought her a cx9 and my driveway doesn't accomodate 3 cars very well. Will be sold with fresh VTNZ wof, atleast 4 months rego and fresh oil and filter. One very well looked after bmw x3, washed with two bucket method weekly, waxed every 2-3 months as well as 303 rubber protectant. Car has done almost all long distance runs from Manurewa to far west auckland and back 5 days a week for last 5 years. I was a detailer in a past life and the paint on this for its year is immaculate. We have owned since 2015 and 48,000km and have done the following maintenance - castrol 5w30 every 8-10,000km - drivers door lock mechanism replaced at 150k power steering fluid reservoir drained and replaced every oil change 2x transfer case fluid services with correct bmw fluid Discs and pads x2 with fluid coolant at 100km front lower control arms at 160km transfer case actuator at 135km spark plugs at 50k and 120k air filter x 3 Hankook ventus tires most recently at about 152km new front kidneys to be installed before sale battery around 110km Im sure there is more I have forgotten. The bad - indicator stalk stuck on recently and after i pursuaded it it to undo it no longer turns of when turning the steering wheel, you have to flick it off. Google says indicator stalk can be replaced by itself. - Drivers power mirror has ceased to fold in and out - possible valve cover gasket leak has started, i keep the engine bay clean and see a bit of oil around valve covers. asking $7,000 ono located in Hill Park Manurewa pm for phone number.
  2. If its got synchros its an auto. Granny shifting, not double clutching like you should.
  3. I was going to say why isnt there a category for smg/dct type transmissions but then I remembered how good people are at trademe. If you’ve ever tried to search for a ‘station wagon’ you will understand as you trawl through 90% SUV’s and people movers, most of which arent even dual listed.
  4. Ill test some when it comes out.
  5. There is no ethanol in it, appears to be 98 fuel with an an additional benzene octane booster NMA. NMA is banned as a fuel additive in some countries as apart from being very toxic, has been linked to increased deposit buildup in engines.
  6. If you’ve seen ‘the castle’ you know the quote that goes here.
  7. Looking on trademe prices are all over the place. I have bought a new car for my wife and after running 3 cars for a while im tired of dealing with my narrow driveway issues so time to sell her old one. Not sure the good treatment it has had over the last 4 or 5 years counts for much though. 2006 bmw x3 2.5i msport in white. ~150,000km very good interior apart from drivers bolster and very good paint condition, no bumps or scrapes. bad bits - indicator stalk stuck on and after I freed it, it no longer clicks off after straightening the wheel. I.e you have to click it off - small valve cover leak - drivers wing mirror folding motor stopped working The below probably doesnt affect the value but incase anyone here is interested... Has had oil changed every 7-10,000km, and done almost all hot long distance kms. I bet the engine hours is less than most 100,000km cars. Has had transfer case services x 2 since ive owned it and has had transfer-case actuator motor replaced. Newish name brand tires ($1000) and new front lower control arms both this year. Paint is all original, no repaints and I have owned since 40,000km. Waxed 4x a year, clayed annually and mostly stored under cover. will get photos up tomorrow.
  8. andrewm

    BMW vs E10

    Mobil 98 supreme contains no ethanol. Confirmed in msds and by my flex fuel sensor.
  9. andrewm

    BMW vs E10

    Mobil trialled e10 in wellington. In 2019 they confirmed no ethanol in any of their fuels. I just checked msds and no ethanol listed in their 98. Ill check my flex sensor tomorrow see if it thinks theres any in the mobil 98 in my car.
  10. Id say you’re nuts. But then i bought a c63...
  11. Ive seen perhaps 3 for sale in this price range over last couple of years but never seen one actually sell. While i quite like them you can get the equivalent rs6 wagon with the twin turbo v10 for half that price or a 2014 model turbo v8 rs6 wagon.
  12. Any thoughts on whether this is feasible or not? Seems there are very limited options on high end suspensions and all are coilovers. I am looking at KW ddc and clubsports but I have no need for height adjustability and dont want to get a cert because the wheels are fixed too as part of the cert. Can i just have the collars welded at factory height and then tell WOF people its not height adjustable so i don’t need a cert?
  13. If you don't mind the appearance you can get b grade sheathing ply from 0-$25 a sheet usually. Has been used as the cover for things or on pallets. Has big knots, a few dents and usually some dirt and footprints, check trademe and independent wood sellers.
  14. Building paper/ moisture barrier needs to between the studs and the tin to be effective. This stops water ingress from outside reaching the studs and insulation and any condensation that forms from dampening the studs. Insulation is not a water barrier and instead will trap water, webs of black mould will grow through it nicely. It has a minimal effect on sound and really is just for temperature stability. If you are going to be here long term, paint brush apply clear metalex (like an oil clear stain that is a timber preservative preventing rot) to all the studs then line the walls with 12mm ply so you can fasten anything anywhere. Dont put insulation in. alternatively apply whichever lining but not completely sealing the wall, i.e leave 50mm gap top and bottom so the studs still get air movement. Again no insulation.
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