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Everything posted by NZ_InFerno

  1. Is that a stock brake disc upgrade? Got a link?
  2. Both of mine used to take a few mins to get to 85-90 and then sat there no matter how I drove them.
  3. I know we're clogging up the thread but does everyone run 98? Or noticed any efficiency/differences on 95. I've always used 98.
  4. I'm averaging 9.9l/100kms pre lci manual on 98, mix of town and open road. Absolutely not driving for economy either. I do see 8.5l on the motorway cruising.
  5. Woops that should have been AA. I rang them and they were quite happy to adjust to 12k with my explanation.
  6. Mines 12, insurance values for them at AA top out at 11. Had to special request, at least they cover mods.
  7. How well do LCI lights go on pre LCI cars? Is it plug and play or more involved?
  8. As someone who's been watching 130i prices closely for the last two years they're definitely on the way up again, looking at trademe prices today reminds me of when I first started looking at them. Most average stock ones around 9k-10k. The odd outliers but generally consistent. Last year they definitely fell down a grand or two, so a bit cheaper, and then covid came with a flurry of cars and that extra supply and price competition kept the prices down. I'd say most of the cheaper ones have now been sold. Doubt you'd get a manual 130i that's been well looked after or with mods for less than 10k now.
  9. Took some photos from the strip I pulled off @M3AN . It doesn't have a gasket but two different sized bits of rubber each side. Can see the totally broken clip and one with two tabs remaining. Covered in pollen but hey.
  10. It sits in there with multiple clips, I thought it would slide out but you need to lift it straight up. I started from the boot end and lifted it out clip by clip. Every clip has three tabs on it and guarantee you will break a tab on each plastic clip pulling it up. I broke a tab on every one of mine, and the replacement strip already had tabs broken (from removal presumably) but still had more than enough to lock it back down solidly. I believe you can buy replacement clips or at least they have their own part number on realoem.
  11. Ordered some cosmetic parts for the car recently, first one was something I'd been after for a while and it showed up the other day. Replacement strip on the roof in white, my one was missing the flap that covered one of the roof rack mounts. Hard to find part so getting one in white was a great find and at a nice price shipped. Missing tab which you can't replace ? New strip fitted really tidies up the car.
  12. For both? Was just reading up about it and seems to be 75w80 for gearbox and 75w90 for diff.
  13. What oil did you use for your gearbox/diff fluid and how many litres? Want to do mine so its all minty fresh.
  14. Wish I'd bought this one, can't own all of them lol. Think we need a 130i meet up with so many around.
  15. Has gone to a new home, still on the forums though ?
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    new purchase

    I knocked a few hundred off since it's gone to a good home, probably the cheapest one in the country. Glad it'll still be on the forums receiving plenty of love ?
  17. Yeah they require trimming still ? We weren't sure which part of the bushes needed doing until it was pulled apart. Had to take about 4mm off each one using a bench grinder, they slotted in nicely. Big difference, feels very nice now. Quite amazing what a relatively inexpensive part/s makes to the driving experience.
  18. Installed the shifter upgrade kit from ECS Tuning plus new transmission mounts. Also installed new front and rear driveshaft couplings/guibos since the driveshaft was coming out to get to the shifter bushings. Forgot to take photos but here it is all together(minus exhaust) with new trans mounts and front guibo fitted. Exhaust with SuperSprint back box removed to access the Driveshaft. All parts taken off the car were original and in pretty decent condition, old guibos had a few cracks and not as flexible as new, but still ok for near 180k kms. Trans mounts were fine too. Main upgrade was to the shifter. Original bushings were all slightly worn but fine, except the back rubber bushing that the shift arm? pivots off. That rubber had loosened and seemed to be the source of the loose shifter feeling. Special Turner Motorsports poly bushing went into the slot and the change was immediate. Gearshift is now super precise and feels so good. Very happy with the upgrade and no slop makes the car feel much more cohesive. While thing took less than 2 hours on the lift. The next mechanical thing on the car will be engine mounts and sump gasket. Not urgent, there's a slight weep from the sump and mounts probably need replacing at the kms. Both are in the same area, need to drop subframe, so makes sense to do it all at the same time. Will need an engine stand/holder to do it.
  19. Cool, cheers man. I'll keep an eye out for some colour matched ones to pin mine up before I get it redone properly in the future.
  20. What were the upholstery pins you used for the sagging headliner @M3AN? Anywhere specific you need to avoid putting the pins, to avoid wiring etc?
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