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  Reply # 1122835 6-Sep-2014 00:08
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  Reply # 1124700 8-Sep-2014 21:19
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NZ new E39 540i MSport w:

M5 engine mounts
M3 Trans mounts,
M5 Rubber all through the drive train.
HD thrust arm bushes
Zimmermann disks, Stop Tech pads and SS hoses.
Just about every bit of rubber and ball joint in the suspension, cooling system, VANOS, door and boot seals the lot.
Basically everything that goes wrong with these cars I have fixed pre-emptively.
Genuine factory detachable toe bar,
Eibach anti roll bars,
Bilstein shocks all round,
Ground Control camber plates for the front,
Michelin PSS front and PS2 rear.
Bluetooth integration

New O2, CPS and airflow sensors, < crazy power restorer that one.
Change the Motul 8100xs every 5k and flush the trans every 20. Done 115k and drives like a new one.

Totally NOT lowered, looks completely stock, drives like a 3, hilarious in the twisties, CG camber plates, completely fixed the only complaint about the E39s... understeer... Test drove a couple of e60s recently including the M5 and decided to keep my 540! An AMG E63 almost had me tempted tough...


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1124702 8-Sep-2014 21:20
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Pics!!



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  Reply # 1124704 8-Sep-2014 21:23
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I would love to go for a ride in that car and see how it goes. You in Auckland :)?
I am still pondering a 540I and a few others, Maybe an A8 4.2 or W12. 

 

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  Reply # 1124815 9-Sep-2014 09:39
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TimA: I would love to go for a ride in that car and see how it goes. You in Auckland :)?
I am still pondering a 540I and a few others, Maybe an A8 4.2 or W12. 

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I seriously looked at a couple of VW W8's, basically an A6 so a great car. 4wd, good power, good quality and very reasonably priced.

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  Reply # 1125068 9-Sep-2014 14:23
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you don't want a vw w8...

one of vw's most half-baked designs, overly complex, expensive to maintain, fragile.

they don't hold a candle to a 5-series.

tongue-out

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  Reply # 1125071 9-Sep-2014 14:26
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ilovemusic: you don't want a vw w8...

one of vw's most half-baked designs, overly complex, expensive to maintain, fragile.

they don't hold a candle to a 5-series.

tongue-out


Have you got personal experience to share?

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  Reply # 1125112 9-Sep-2014 15:29
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hiya,
have driven a few - including a rare manual.
its fairly smooth and sounded good under acceleration.
close your eyes and dream you're driving half a bugatti veyron.

a friend had a sedan and wagon.
both needed new thermostats - at $1500 a pop.
one had broken cam adjusters - the motor is a wacky joining of two narrow angle v4 cyl banks onto a common crank.
the zf auto tranny is run near it's torque limit in the w8 so is prone to go bang if not meticulously serviced.
inside it's pretty durable but the dashboard electronics can go on the fritz.

and these things were heavy, iirc the sedan was around 1900kg, about 200+ more than a bmw 540i.

if you still want one, there are plenty (mostly imports) for $8-9k, these were about $100k nz new.

a later vr6 passat is a much better car.

Hmm, what to write...
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  Reply # 1125157 9-Sep-2014 16:25
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I have... and he is bang on the money. Let me put it this way you can't even get mechanical insurance for a W8...well not that a mere mortal can afford.

I have the following in my garage at the moment
1985 E28 335i
2001 E46 325i
2006 E61 525i

All have new bushes and shocks, 1 is perfect for touring, one thinks it runs on rails, and the other just magically goes around bends and you don't even notice. Ill let anyone who cares figure out which is which.

Matthew





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  Reply # 1125219 9-Sep-2014 18:00
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do you mean an e28 535i ?

the ultimate sleeper and a great touring car with the overdrive gearbox.

smile

Hmm, what to write...
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  Reply # 1125230 9-Sep-2014 18:13
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Yep, too many numbers too little proof reading




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  Reply # 1125306 9-Sep-2014 19:48
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After my experience with European cars I'm taking a wide berth around them. Mechanically nothing wrong, but electrical faults!

The build quality of European cars are amazing though, clunk when the door shuts, amazing paint etc. I miss sliding in behind the wheel each morning and the tactile feel of the materials used.

But one get's tired of replacing sensors with the average bill for everything being $500. I'd be happy to borrow one occasionally as long as I don't have to maintain it :-)

I'd be an enthusiast if I had oodles of disposable income to maintain my fix.


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  Reply # 1125432 9-Sep-2014 23:19
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I always wanted an E34 540i and nearly bought one... but then the E38 740iL came up and after owning the E32... weellllll... I couldn't help myself..
And I love it , the ride, the torques... the double glazing! All the fun!

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  Reply # 1125451 10-Sep-2014 02:58
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Lurch: After my experience with European cars I'm taking a wide berth around them. Mechanically nothing wrong, but electrical faults!

The build quality of European cars are amazing though, clunk when the door shuts, amazing paint etc. I miss sliding in behind the wheel each morning and the tactile feel of the materials used.

But one get's tired of replacing sensors with the average bill for everything being $500. I'd be happy to borrow one occasionally as long as I don't have to maintain it :-)

I'd be an enthusiast if I had oodles of disposable income to maintain my fix.



So what is your ride of choice?



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eracode:
Lurch: After my experience with European cars I'm taking a wide berth around them. Mechanically nothing wrong, but electrical faults!

The build quality of European cars are amazing though, clunk when the door shuts, amazing paint etc. I miss sliding in behind the wheel each morning and the tactile feel of the materials used.

But one get's tired of replacing sensors with the average bill for everything being $500. I'd be happy to borrow one occasionally as long as I don't have to maintain it :-)

I'd be an enthusiast if I had oodles of disposable income to maintain my fix.



So what is your ride of choice?


Dont buy an Imported German car.
Problem solved.




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