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by MontegoBlue
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: oil recommendations for 120d e87 2008 [opieoils]
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: oil recommendations for 120d e87 2008 [opieoils]

I use G-Force 5w40 from OpieOils very cheap oil that meets specs, using this in my 318d now, change it every 7k is, used Fuch many times also but I'm a tight arse and oil is oil to me, more important to change it more frequently I think
by MontegoBlue
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 120d oil ?
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: 120d oil ?

Any oil LL04 is just fine, cheaper the better, get mine from OpieOils it's like £18 for 5L or summit for "G-Force 5w40" changed every 8k or 7k depends if I'm passing :)
by MontegoBlue
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: E81 rear wiper removal
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: E81 rear wiper removal

Looks smooth, but, I think you will miss it, they get very dirty rears very quickly especially in winter :lol: My E91 is a joke!
by MontegoBlue
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Getting a 118d, should i be worried about dpf?
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Getting a 118d, should i be worried about dpf?

Not sure on additives, but modern diesels aren't really designed for town driving, take an age to warm up (compared to petrols) which can cause other issues, a few trips down motorway may keep it healthy and regular oil services using low ash LL04 spec. I would be more worried about EGR problems, my...
by MontegoBlue
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Clutch Judder?
Replies: 949
Views: 121561

Re: Clutch Judder?

Yes the clutch was revised at some point after 2008 - when I bought my new LUK clutch from EuroCarParts, it stated on the box (revised damper) so this may be what helps reduce the juddering.
by MontegoBlue
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: F45, F46 (2014 - tbd)
Topic: help diesel or petrol
Replies: 16
Views: 957

Re: help diesel or petrol

Really think this will be the case? My 318d 2012 is [Euro5] this has made me rather worried.... https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/check-your-vehicle The knives are out for dirty Euro 5 cars. If you live in London maybe. :wink: I wouldn't worry too much just yet, it will be 10...
by MontegoBlue
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: F45, F46 (2014 - tbd)
Topic: help diesel or petrol
Replies: 16
Views: 957

Re: help diesel or petrol

Thanks for all of your advice, I think I will be upsetting a salesman. BMW seem to be reducing the price on the diesels to get them selling, and trying to find a 218i (auto) is like looking for rocking horse poo. cheers Make 100% sure it's Euro 6 emissions, the Euro 5's could be taxed off some road...
by MontegoBlue
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: 2014 116d rear creak sounds
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: 2014 116d rear creak sounds

Yup exactly the same mate - mine was a creak, didn't think it was the bushes until I sprayed everywhere (like I said there is alot of joints at the back of a 1er, not just bushes) my mechanic used a whole can of spray! The noise was like a "metal on metal noise", uphill and over bumps when camber di...
by MontegoBlue
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Cam Chain Tensioner
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Cam Chain Tensioner

Not at that mileage really (unless there was an issues) 150k would be more like it, if that in my opinion.
by MontegoBlue
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Clutch Judder?
Replies: 949
Views: 121561

Re: Clutch Judder?

How long will it last? Who knows? It will wear some of the clutch away. The best long term fix is a new clutch and flywheel. (Doing this technique every now and then) My flywheel lasted until 135k it's the flywheel that's the issue, I got new clutch fitted at the same time, wear was completely mini...
by MontegoBlue
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: 2014 116d rear creak sounds
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: 2014 116d rear creak sounds

Yeah had the same on my E81 - get it up on the ramps if you can and spray some WD40 or equivalent into each joint (there is alot back there, a hell of alot compared to other cars) solved my creaks and groans forever.
by MontegoBlue
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 123d - to keep or not to keep?
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: 123d - to keep or not to keep?

Jack - yes have a warranty in place, but need a reliable motor which 100k+ on mine may be asking for trouble. Love the spec on mine, but not enough to risk being without it when it eventually breaks down. 100k+ isn't a lot on a car these days - I've seen N47 engines go higher than 200k and know few...
by MontegoBlue
Wed May 31, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Start-Stop
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Start-Stop

Never used it - utterly pointless and will get it coded out eventually when I can be bothered - for now its part of my routine when start car to turn it off manually :)
by MontegoBlue
Tue May 30, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Start-Stop
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Start-Stop

OneTwenty wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 4:48 pm
Mine is an N47, just hit 75,500 miles today.
Not even run in yet mate :)
by MontegoBlue
Tue May 30, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Start-Stop
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Start-Stop

Heard they are bad for timing chains "N47 diesel" constant stop starting and loading the chain up, some torque pulls on that engine on start up im sure...cant be good for longevity?

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