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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-19-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By NZ BMW
In what world do dealers give estimates on some...

In what world do dealers give estimates on some marked up sheet of paper? I have never had anything except a letterhead and a printed estimate, unless it's something quick on the phone.

I don't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By NZ BMW
I've just been through replacing the battery on...

I've just been through replacing the battery on my 2007. I imagine it's fairly similar to yours, I had no symptoms but I asked my mechanic to check the battery when they serviced the car in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By NZ BMW
I think it's generally accepted that a sidewall...

I think it's generally accepted that a sidewall with more flex in it means you lose some at the sporty end of handling (performance).

Look, if I'm wrong on alignment here I'd welcome information...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By NZ BMW
I've just changed away from runflats and I would...

I've just changed away from runflats and I would have to agree that due to the softer sidewall they are less performance orientated and there is more wobble. That was what I wanted, so I'm fine with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By NZ BMW
If that was the case wouldn't the mat sensor in...

If that was the case wouldn't the mat sensor in the seat stop the bag deploying?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By NZ BMW
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=666897&highlight=

This is exactly what happened to me, I couldn't understand how it was the vapor barrier until I popped off the door cards. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,776
Posted By NZ BMW
It is Japan spec, I know there is a school of...

It is Japan spec, I know there is a school of thought that says NZ new cars are more reliable; which to be honest I don't really believe. The biggest advantage though is service history (which is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,776
Posted By NZ BMW
Sorry you're right, I also discounted the fan as...

Sorry you're right, I also discounted the fan as a freak occurrence which I didn't really think was "normal".

I have not updated the numbers but I'm at 25,000km now so those costs have been spread...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,776
Posted By NZ BMW
Honestly I don't think it is that bad it's about...

Honestly I don't think it is that bad it's about $2000 a year if you don't include tyres, fuel, insurance etc. Around about 1.5 - 2% of the new purchase cost.

To each his own I guess - my biggest...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,776
Posted By NZ BMW
Updated with some new costs, have not bothered to...

Updated with some new costs, have not bothered to recalculate totals. Although after installing a new fuel pump and filter I've noticed improved mileage. Down to about 9.5L/100km in a mix of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,857
Posted By NZ BMW
"Studding classic" does that mean you can get...

"Studding classic" does that mean you can get this car to make your more brand new E39's? That could be worth the price then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By NZ BMW
I wouldn't bother with a suitcase just get them...

I wouldn't bother with a suitcase just get them wrapped well. They will likely go through the odd or oversized luggage system anyway.

Recently four of us carried a huge tradeshow stand which was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,063
Posted By NZ BMW
If I were to offer my 2c's - Given the age...

If I were to offer my 2c's

- Given the age (and in many cases mileage) of these cars the best allocation of $'s would be a good service (new plugs, ignition coils, good oil, gearbox service, diff...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By NZ BMW
Thanks for the help everybody. I'm due to...

Thanks for the help everybody.

I'm due to get the car serviced for summer soon so I'll get them to check the fluid level.

I imagine it's pretty easy to get the wrong fluid level - isn't the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By NZ BMW
Any ideas?

Any ideas?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By NZ BMW
Harsh transmission shifting?

Hi Guys,

I've had this happen about 2-3 times over the last 4 weeks...and can't seem to find anything which matches my symptoms on the forums.

I've got a bit of harshness changing from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By NZ BMW
Ah brother, you are now with us in the superior...

Ah brother, you are now with us in the superior metric world. :thumbup:

This thread might help: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=889275
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 25,685
Posted By NZ BMW
I travel the US for business fairly regularly and...

I travel the US for business fairly regularly and I'm always amazed by how friendly and welcoming everybody is. This story is full of that. In future on this trip you might be better off ordering...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,208
Posted By NZ BMW
Watertight even in heavy rain. I'm away for...

Watertight even in heavy rain.

I'm away for a week soon and I will be parking the car at the airport, so it better hold! :eeps:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By NZ BMW
I would imagine a lot of it is in whatever 3D cad...

I would imagine a lot of it is in whatever 3D cad (Solidworks etc?) they're using to design the car. Just load in what you want to build and the machine should know what to do.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By NZ BMW
Their marketing and product management functions...

Their marketing and product management functions should monitor the newer model threads.

But they can probably track these issues/feedback good enough via warranty claims and customer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 153,027
Posted By NZ BMW
Multiple changes - from what I understand waiting...

Multiple changes - from what I understand waiting a few hundred/thousand miles and then changing again will clear most of the old fluid.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,776
Posted By NZ BMW
I believe there was something mechanical in the...

I believe there was something mechanical in the motor which jammed and caused it to build up heat to the point it died - the whole front of the fan housing was lost. I was lucky the whole car didn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,776
Posted By NZ BMW
Pretty much, less scale too - we're 4 million or...

Pretty much, less scale too - we're 4 million or so people, less than the population of some large US cities.

I guess I should import more parts from the US things like brake jobs which I know I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,776
Posted By NZ BMW
Just out of interest where are you getting your...

Just out of interest where are you getting your car serviced? Also when you're talking oil changes is that a service as such or just an oil and filter change?
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