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by thesheep
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 130 Oil Change
Replies: 18
Views: 8175

Re: 130 Oil Change

Just in case anyone does buy the Opie oils package, the Mahle filter they supply seems fine (from what I can make out) except that the replacement oil drain plug doesn't fit the 1 series and there is no new brass washer for the old one.
by thesheep
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: F20 - 125i owners ?
Replies: 16
Views: 695

Re: F20 - 125i owners ?

THETYRANT wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:48 pm
it might be an option over a top spec/late model 130i etc. If i went for a M135i i would want low miles and high spec so good bit more coin.
Or how about a late model E82 125i with the N52 in? Or do you need 5 doors?
by thesheep
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: F20 - 125i owners ?
Replies: 16
Views: 695

Re: F20 - 125i owners ?

What attracts you to the 2 litre engine rather than the 3 litre one in the M135i? Is it just cost?
by thesheep
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 130 Oil Change
Replies: 18
Views: 8175

Re: 130 Oil Change

Toed64 wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:56 am
Alternatively, Euro Car Parts is listing Castrol Edge 5W40 for £30.59 using code SPOOKY80 with free delivery
Good find. Still works out more expensive than Opie though, once you've bought 7 litres and a filter.
by thesheep
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Aftermarket modifications
Topic: Clutch Delay Valve (CDV) Modification
Replies: 116
Views: 18628

Re: Clutch Delay Valve (CDV) Modification

Anyone in London willing to do this for me for a price? I have a 135i. This is on my things do list. I took mine to a local indy. I don't think they'd had anyone ask them to do it for a 1 series before, but they'd done it a number of times for people with M3s, so they knew what I was talking about....
by thesheep
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Aftermarket modifications
Topic: Clutch Delay Valve (CDV) Modification
Replies: 116
Views: 18628

Re: Clutch Delay Valve (CDV) Modification

I've just done this mod and it made more of a difference than I was expecting. I think in empirical terms the change probably isn't that great. But psychologically I can relax a bit more, because I'm not having to compensate to get a smooth gear change. With the CDV you have to work a bit harder. Wo...
by thesheep
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 130 Oil Change
Replies: 18
Views: 8175

Re: 130 Oil Change

AP1 wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:44 pm
WH15, 15% off Opies.
Dammit! ;)
by thesheep
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 130 Oil Change
Replies: 18
Views: 8175

Re: 130 Oil Change

...and for anyone else doing this and ordering from Opie Oils, don't forget our 10% discount code which is BBMW.
by thesheep
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 130 Oil Change
Replies: 18
Views: 8175

Re: 130 Oil Change

OK thanks everyone. Very helpful. I will go for Castrol 5w40 then this time!
by thesheep
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 130 Oil Change
Replies: 18
Views: 8175

Re: 130 Oil Change

So I'm gearing up to do my first oil change ever as I'm about to take my 130i on a track and I thought I'd learn to change the oil myself! Thanks for this guide. I don't know anything about engine oil. I'm looking on http://www.opieoils.co.uk/ and after putting the details of my car it's giving me 1...
by thesheep
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Upgrading from a 130i
Replies: 49
Views: 2347

Re: Upgrading from a 130i

Welcome to have a go in mine. It's quite taught with the coilovers and birds arb's but still less crashy than the msport on full soft. I'm 20mins from olodomolo if you do go and see him. What a brilliant offer! Would be great to combine a trip and see both of you, maybe a 3 car meet up sometime :)
by thesheep
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: B12 kit on M Sport LCI with proper tyres: a definite upgrade?
Replies: 24
Views: 774

Re: B12 kit on M Sport LCI with proper tyres: a definite upgrade?

marco_polo wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:40 pm
Yup, that's a B12 kit.
Thanks. That's quite a glowing review of it from Evo. Reassuring.
by thesheep
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: B12 kit on M Sport LCI with proper tyres: a definite upgrade?
Replies: 24
Views: 774

Re: B12 kit on M Sport LCI with proper tyres: a definite upgrade?

Presumably might have been this: http://www.mstyle.co.uk/ac-schnitzer-sp ... -130i.html.

Quite expensive, I wonder how they compare to Birds and also to the (much cheaper) B12 kit?
by thesheep
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: B12 kit on M Sport LCI with proper tyres: a definite upgrade?
Replies: 24
Views: 774

Re: B12 kit on M Sport LCI with proper tyres: a definite upgrade?

I was interested to read this Evo review of the AC Schnitzer Sport Eco from 2009: http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/233496/ac_schnitzer_acs1_sport_eco.html It mentions that the suspension is much better than MSport. And says that AC used Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers. Anyone know w...
by thesheep
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Upgrading from a 130i
Replies: 49
Views: 2347

Re: Upgrading from a 130i

Great car. Glad you're enjoying it and it's reliable :)

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