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by TimG
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Wheel nut covers
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Wheel nut covers

I dipped all of my wheel boot heads in hammerite and they look spot on. Doesnt answer your question though!
by TimG
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Photo of underside 120d?
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Photo of underside 120d?

Does anyone have a pic of the underbelly of a 120d e87/81 please. I have recently developed a rattle from the exhaust system somewhere (thinking lose heat shield etc.) and it would be great to have some idea where to look for the culprit before I get into jacking up and getting under it!

Thanks
by TimG
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Creaky windows
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: Creaky windows

So after a bit more reading and another few weeks of driving with the windows down to stop the annoying creaking, I've rewashed, with Johnsons baby bath, the door shuts and all the contact points on the door itself (where the door contacts the frame). Low and behold the problem has stopped!
by TimG
Fri May 26, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Half shaft removal without disconnecting hub
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Half shaft removal without disconnecting hub

Might need to drop the exhaust if it's the rear left...
by TimG
Wed May 24, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Creaky windows
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: Creaky windows

This one?

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by TimG
Wed May 24, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Creaky windows
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: Creaky windows

I can't decide if it's actually the window in the frame or the door in the door frame, or both. Opening the window slightly does stop the noise, but so does opening the door slightly!
by TimG
Wed May 24, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Creaky windows
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: Creaky windows

Do you have a link to this Mark?
by TimG
Wed May 17, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Coilovers cost...?
Replies: 38
Views: 1598

Re: Coilovers cost...?

The get what you pay for can be broadly applied here. Spend 200 on Jom and they will do their job without killing the ride too much. They will go rusty and look a mess within 18 months. You can't really go wrong for the money though. Spend 500-600 ish on something like Ap or weitec which will last b...
by TimG
Tue May 16, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: AERO Spoiler E87
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: AERO Spoiler E87

There was a thread on this a while back where someone had bought an eBay special that was spot on. Have a search you may come across it. Failing that your looking at spending around £300 fitted for a new BMW one.
by TimG
Sat May 13, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Correct way to remove front struts?
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Correct way to remove front struts?

The strut spreader tool seems to make life easier. What are you currently using to spread the hub? Chisel?
by TimG
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Front mud flaps on 1 Series Msport
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: Front mud flaps on 1 Series Msport

Bit of a thread revival here... What is the point in those little flaps anyway? Don't really see how they prevent mud going forwards? Mine catch on the way off of speed ramps, so might remove or trim them!
by TimG
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: It's the 1 series suspension same as 3 series?
Replies: 18
Views: 795

Re: It's the 1 series suspension same as 3 series?

Might start off by spreading the hub and giving it a little tap down to see if it moves or is siezed, before I bother doing anything else. If thats a no go, it can go to the garage :lol:
by TimG
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Suspension help!
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Suspension help!

I am toying with the idea of DIY fitting some new suspension to my car. I have played around with suspension before, so have a decent idea of whats involved. With the right tools, its really just a case of nuts and bolts. The only tricky bit might be spreading the strut and using the spring compress...
by TimG
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: It's the 1 series suspension same as 3 series?
Replies: 18
Views: 795

Re: It's the 1 series suspension same as 3 series?

Yes the 1er and 3er are the same setup in terms of mountings etc. Fronts is easier if you just put a jack under the hub and split the hub mounting to allow it to be lowered leaving the shock etc all in situ. Then just undo the top three mount nuts while holding the shock to get it out in one unit. ...
by TimG
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 130i - replacing run flats but confused by lack of choice
Replies: 24
Views: 1171

Re: 130i - replacing run flats but confused by lack of choice

I made the swap from runflat to normal tyres recently. I don't drive my car hard loads (I often have the kids in the car/ or im on the commute) so wanted comfort as a priority but grip when needed. I went with Toyo T1R as a mid range choice. 215/45 on a 7.0" rim and 225/45 on a 7.5" rim. So much bet...

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