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    John
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    2006 130i N54 powered
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    Nissan Pulsar GTi-R
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    Ford Fiesta ST150

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  1. Hi Ashley, dyno is from development of the tune, they do not dyno each car. you can find out more info on how the tune is created and installed below, or call Basil at Autopassion and chat to him https://chiptuning.co.nz/about
  2. Thanks, added a rear pic, anything else?
  3. Wanting a BMW 135i but need the practicality of 4 doors and hatch? Here is your opportunity to have the best of both worlds Looking to sell my 2006 N54 3L twin turbo BMW 130i, 6 speed manual transmission Ex-HellBM conversion, you can see their build thread on the Bimmersport website under Projects. Originally this was a BMW 130i auto running the N52 engine, shell has now done approx. 75,000km Repowered with an ex-135i N54 Engine approx. 94,700km, including original computer and speedo cluster to reflect engine mileage Bought with intent to do some sealed autocrosses, but COVID put paid to that and no longer using it as intended. This car is an awesome sleeper and is fully cert'd. Specs: N54 twin turbo 3 litre six cylinder engine Fresh Tune by Autopassion in ChCh - now 278Kw and 520Nm (see dyno graph for their N54 tune) 6 speed manual gearbox Quaiff LSD BMW 335i brakes all round BMW 135i AC Schnitzer suspension BMW 135i exhaust BMW 135i nose cone H&R sway bars Additional ACR strut brace Aftermarket “aFe” air filters (new) Burger Tuning N54 Charge Pipe (or similar) & TIAL BOV Appears to have after market intercooler, unsure what type/brand Excellent Bridgestone Potenza RE003 tyres all round on 135i staggered rims. 225/40x18 front, 255/35x18 rear Headlining all good Cargo net for when rear seats folded down 2 keys WOF due Aug 2022 Registered through to Nov 2022 Very recent maintenance (within last 500km): New Rocker cover and gasket Oil Cooler and oil filter housing gaskets Intake manifold gaskets Cleaned out intake ports New PCV hose New drive belt, tensioner and idler pulleys Thermostat and Water Pump Hose from Water pump to Thermostat Hose from Water pump to oil cooler with aluminum housing (replaced the original one which crumbled) Top Radiator hose and expansion tank hose New Spark plugs New Throttle body gasket Fresh Castrol 5W-40 engine oil and new filter Fresh Redline gearbox oil Probably forgotten something Finance owing will be cleared at sale PRICE: $23,500
  4. Hi Dan It is the ex-HellBM one, there is a thread under Projects, 3rd page in near the top I will PM you an attachment I have created with all details and maintenance I have done recently in readiness for an advt later this weekend after groom which I will put on Bimmersport before FB
  5. Man, will have to rethink the starting price for my N54 powered 130i manual after seeing this
  6. Finally finished all the top end gaskets today and a few other little jobs (ex-HellBM 130i with N54 power) Will be putting a For Sale advert up in about a week after getting it groomed.
  7. This looks quite nice if you are looking for a 2006 330i sedan NZ new - even has factory retractable tow bar! https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/267130782021122/?ref=product_details&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks
  8. FCP Euro are now quoting stock again, pricing US$ and shipping (to ChCh) as below
  9. Well I just asked the question, so will see what gives....
  10. Nice. Reminds me of my last N52. No mention of any maintenance (gaskets etc) something I would note if it were my advert.
  11. No, I bought mine from FCP Euro who used Fedex at the time (12 months ago) Turners just popped up with stock when I did an internet search yesterday.
  12. here is a Turner motorsport quote for you just as a heads up on cost (US$) as far as I can tell FCP Euro has them "on back order"
  13. What are the advantages between that dealer one at $15k, and the private one below at $9.5k other than brakes and display, I imagine the private is also negotiable. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/130i/listing/3404885074?bof=TOTdSPG4
  14. Hi - here are some useful links and reviews I found when researching an R53 Cooper S (bought a 130i instead) Seems the best model years were build date July 2004 onwards, when the gearbox was improved along with other mods noted in these articles. You can ID the model change by their later headlight configuration and the rear lower central white reversing light was replaced by a red reflector lens. I still lust after one of these little go karts https://www.lohen.co.uk/blog/gen-1-engine-faults.html https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/a30177/mini-cooper-s-buyers-guide/ http://www.motoringfile.com/mini-r50r53-buyers-guide/ Youtube links which includes the one noted in post above: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23ModMINI Good luck John
  15. While on my journey discovering and fixing all the oil leaks in my car, I have discovered a crushed power steer pipe, which is likely the cause of the droplets forming on the lowest point of the pipe - pics below. The car was an Auto 130i with a manual N54 transplant, not sure if the rack is from either as when I google the rack number it returns a 3 series E90 match and the manufactured date is certainly newer than the car. Any one got suggestions on how to repair and with who (I'm in ChCh) Cheers, John
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