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by Rarebit
Thu May 17, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Gear Changing
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Gear Changing

Same as my 130i. Try turning the whith bush the gear stick sits in (fulcrum - under the gaitor)..also add some lube to it.
by Rarebit
Wed May 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: BMW recall
Replies: 140
Views: 5284

Re: BMW recall

by Rarebit
Tue May 15, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: BMW recall
Replies: 140
Views: 5284

Re: BMW recall

well, that demonstrate how often I have been to an official BMW dealer I guess! are they really that bad? Granted, I would have not been happy with the overall quality if I had been paying for it, but seeing as the car was quite dirty, it made me very pleased They are pretty bad but no worse than a...
by Rarebit
Tue May 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: BMW recall
Replies: 140
Views: 5284

Re: BMW recall

Just booked mine in with Stratstone Leeds. 4 week wait and £11.99 for a courtesy car. I'm going to push for a refund on the courteay car when I go down as its through no fault of my own! £11.99?!? Is that some sort of insurance excess based on your age? Yeah it is for insurance, but I'm 35 with a c...
by Rarebit
Tue May 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: BMW recall
Replies: 140
Views: 5284

Re: BMW recall

Just booked mine in with Stratstone Leeds. 4 week wait and £11.99 for a courtesy car. I'm going to push for a refund on the courteay car when I go down as its through no fault of my own!
by Rarebit
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Bumper respray
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Bumper respray

I've just had the corner of my bumber sprayed on the car and the colour match is spot on (my old man does work at the place so maybe a bit more time was taken to match it..but he said they can paint match to pretty much anything these days)
by Rarebit
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: GOD DAMN - Hesitation- 123d/125D
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: GOD DAMN - Hesitation- 123d/125D

Im sure ive read these have actuator issues ( they have 3 iirc)..have a search for that
by Rarebit
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Fitting Performance Bumper to 130i LE
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Fitting Performance Bumper to 130i LE

lowfinger wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:24 pm
Could help a little, an LE with side skirts and black grill.

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I love that picture! Makes me want to buy side skirts and a spoiler for mine...
by Rarebit
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: 130i Pre LCI - Battery specs
Replies: 14
Views: 714

Re: 130i Pre LCI - Battery specs

Recently discovered my LE had a battery on that was under specced and lead acid, It had not been coded to the car yet still lasted 6 years!
by Rarebit
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 130i Manual v Auto
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: 130i Manual v Auto

Im sure those who have found a big difference from CDV mod would of found the same difference leaving it alone and just bleeding clutch fluid, im convinced that's what is making the difference for those that feel it "transforms" the gear change, I just cant see how a valve that restricts backflow i...
by Rarebit
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: white smoke & oil leak
Replies: 64
Views: 1530

Re: white smoke & oil leak

Correct, mines got the same in
by Rarebit
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 130i/N52B30 common issues?
Replies: 50
Views: 11386

Re: 130i/N52B30 common issues?

Mines on 94k..i crap myself everytime the fuel/washer fluid/cold weather bong goes..ha
by Rarebit
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Other Cars
Topic: Audi's are really cheap?
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Audi's are really cheap?

The timing chains on the 3.2 are prone to stretching too...which is fairly expensive to fix. The early DSG boxes are also prone to failure.

I had a 3.2 TT and it was nothing but problems and a PITA to work on.
by Rarebit
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 130i Exhaust query
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: 130i Exhaust query

marco_polo wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:53 pm
Bog standard 130i exhaust, you can golf tee if you want to.
Can you not just unplug the solenoid in the boot? - no vacuum leak and does the same thing?


thanks
by Rarebit
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: How To's
Topic: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)
Replies: 290
Views: 141500

Re: Get to your PDC unit (water issue)

Great post!!! You've just helped me resolve this issue on my 2010 E87. After taking out a pint or more of water from the well the PDC was in, does anyone have any recommendations to check where the water came from, attempt to reseal any issue? Thanks again Check rear light seal, rear bumper vent an...

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