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by Rarebit
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Speccing tyres for 130i LE
Replies: 28
Views: 707

Re: Speccing tyres for 130i LE

Also running Goodyear Asymmetric 235s on the rear on my LE. Feels great with Birds Dynamic package. Question: what do most people do when enjoying non runflat tyres: a space save in the boot or a bottle of tyre weld? Thanks I've just got tyre weld and a 12v compressor...fine unless I get a blow out...
by Rarebit
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: How's your car doing in the snow?
Replies: 37
Views: 1476

Re: How's your car doing in the snow?

We had a light covering in West and North Yorkshire. I've got newish summers on and no issues. Was more fun than anything!! Was nice to be able to get the back end out on demand!
by Rarebit
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: If I do get caught in snow
Replies: 58
Views: 2387

Re: If I do get caught in snow

I always brim my tank when it's snowing..helps a bit with traction
by Rarebit
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: E81 3dr Spoiler
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: E81 3dr Spoiler

How much are these? (Painted)

Ta
by Rarebit
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 130i gearbox oil change: not quite what I was hoping
Replies: 30
Views: 721

Re: 130i gearbox oil change: not quite what I was hoping

Ive done: Redline oil M3 Mounts New bush under gear stick *Edit: Forgot CDV removed! And...its still a bit crap when its cold! although once its warmed up its a nice box but 2nd gear can still be a bit baulky if you get you changes wrong. I find this gearbox likes quick, almost snappy changes, it en...
by Rarebit
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Engine Remapping/Tuning/Chipping
Topic: 130i remap results
Replies: 26
Views: 1316

Re: 130i remap results

Looking at the standard curve it flattens @ 6k then there is a little flick of BHP right at the top end (6.5k?), that seems to be missing from yours? you can download the chart here: http://rototest-research.eu/popup/performancegraphs.php?ChartsID=239 Although, I do quite fancy a remap after looking...
by Rarebit
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: B47 Engine oil extraction
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: B47 Engine oil extraction

Doe's anyone know if the engine oil can be sucked out of the engine from the dipstick tube. With the oil filter on the top of the engine, sucking it out will save going underneath. You can do, but I always feel this doesnt get all the old oil out. BMW provide a flap in the under shield so its reall...
by Rarebit
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: B47 Engine oil extraction
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: B47 Engine oil extraction

Doe's anyone know if the engine oil can be sucked out of the engine from the dipstick tube. With the oil filter on the top of the engine, sucking it out will save going underneath. You can do, but I always feel this doesnt get all the old oil out. BMW provide a flap in the under shield so its reall...
by Rarebit
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat (Off Topic)
Topic: Rosberg Quits F1
Replies: 53
Views: 1232

Re: Rosberg Quits F1

windyred wrote:Verstappen will not be allowed to leave red bull can't see it...


They will have him well locked in. Although would be great to see.

Merc should offer to supply engines in exchange!
by Rarebit
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: 130i oil level issues
Replies: 26
Views: 806

Re: 130i oil level issues

Use the correct female torx sockets or risk damage to the bolt heads, forcing on a normal socket might work....or might not and then your in a pickle! You don't have force them on, was just trying to save the guy a few quid! Although the thinking about it my sockets might be c-drive whatever they a...
by Rarebit
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: 130i oil level issues
Replies: 26
Views: 806

Re: 130i oil level issues

You can just use a normal sockets on the star head bolts
by Rarebit
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Rear driverside brake e82
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Rear driverside brake e82

I had similar on my last BMW..eventually it boiled the fluid and I had brake failure going down a busy hill. Just be careful if your going to continue driving it!
by Rarebit
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 130i LE 3 door rear access
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: 130i LE 3 door rear access

yeah you have to wait a few seconds if you want to get in more easily, my mates just fold the seat forward and wiggle in!
by Rarebit
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Steering wheel wobble when braking...
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Steering wheel wobble when braking...

A sticky caliper can cause brake and steering wobble...I wonder if he freed it up when doing the pads, and now its sticking again?
by Rarebit
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: 002A82 and 002A99 (N52B30)
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: 002A82 and 002A99 (N52B30)

Id start with vanos solenoids, try a clean first then replace if it comes back. More info here - http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=486201

Really easy job

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