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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
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: 1,095
Posted By NZ BMW
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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: 2,067
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: 2,067
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: 2,067
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: 2,067
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: 1,488
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: 481
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: 842
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: 614
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: 614
Posted By NZ BMW
Any ideas?

Any ideas?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
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: 332
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: 348
Views: 16,939
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: 837
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: 561
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: 1,244
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: 126
Views: 92,547
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: 2,067
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: 2,067
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: 2,067
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?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,067
Posted By NZ BMW
Thanks for some reasonable feedback. That's...

Thanks for some reasonable feedback.

That's quite interesting - I could never lease a BMW for anywhere near that cost here. Our new car prices are also much higher I think a similar spec of new 5...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,067
Posted By NZ BMW
Really? Which jobs are not completely necessary?...

Really? Which jobs are not completely necessary? All the work on here is really just brakes, suspension and cooling system with the exception of that stupid aux fan. :dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,067
Posted By NZ BMW
Yes, everything is more costly here in NZ. I...

Yes, everything is more costly here in NZ. I regularly travel to the US and am always amazed at how low your cost of living is - the labour rate here is about $120/hour, we also have a 15% VAT tax in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By NZ BMW
Probably a silly question but can you ship them...

Probably a silly question but can you ship them to a UPS store in a town/city just across the border and then drive across and get them?
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