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by Jfk
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Bumper respray
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Bumper respray

Deffo no blend...
Painted cars for 30 years..
Why paint an undamaged panel ?
by Jfk
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: caliper question - HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: caliper question - HELP!

not kerbed or hit in holes as it was doing it before I changed the discs, then went away for about 3 or 4 weeks now coming back will the above caliper fit? That fits the description of a bent hub .. If new discs quickly replicate the old ones then it points to a runout of the hub .. Test disc runou...
by Jfk
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: caliper question - HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: caliper question - HELP!

Recently kerbed or potholed ?
Bent hub is my guess.
by Jfk
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Is This Normal
Replies: 26
Views: 843

Re: Is This Normal

It seems that tyres lose all grip when neutral is selected then .. Off into the scenery I go ! Silly me , I've been doing things wrong all this time ! 1 million miles covered in the last 10 years alone , probably more miles in reverse than many cover going forwards ... But , hey , what do I know !! ...
by Jfk
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Is This Normal
Replies: 26
Views: 843

Re: Is This Normal

Nowt wrong with coasting in neutral...
Modern auto boxes do this by default when they detect no need for power or braking ..
HGV included.
by Jfk
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: E82 135i N55 - improving the gearbox
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: E82 135i N55 - improving the gearbox

I haven't noticed an issue..
by Jfk
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Vehicle Storage - disconnect battery?
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Vehicle Storage - disconnect battery?

Computers don't like being without power , yes they have tiny memory backup batteries that can and will keep the data that's been acquired but , why stress these little power cells and risk problems.. Just trickle charge every now and again or keep it on a conditioner if I were you. Only my opinion ...
by Jfk
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Tyre seal issue - slow pressure loss
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Tyre seal issue - slow pressure loss

I thought it was just me that had this problem ! I have had three very very slow air leaks over the year I have owned my 135i ..one was a leaking valve , another was an old puncture repair that was still leaking and the third was a very very tiny air leak that only just released the tiniest of bubbl...
by Jfk
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Finally a E82 135i owner
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Finally a E82 135i owner

Performance bargain bar none ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
Fab car ...
Got the looks too ..
by Jfk
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: E82 prices
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: E82 prices

Indeed it is supply and demand that dictates price. Over the last 8 years I've seen Lotus Exige S1 nearly triple in value cos of so few left , and they just don't make cars like that anymore. The exact same case will , in my opinion happen to the rear wheel drive- manual high powered cars we own. Th...
by Jfk
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?
Replies: 6969
Views: 412097

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Took the wheel off to find and fix a puncture....
After 40 minutes submerging the wheel , no blooming puncture could be found !
And I looked closely !
by Jfk
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 135i Performance Power Kit
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: 135i Performance Power Kit

What throttle lag ?
Standard 135 here ...
by Jfk
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: E82 prices
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: E82 prices

I think that as the 1M gets extortionate ,the next best thing is the E82 coupe. There will be so few left intact in years to come that demand will be high. Especially if it's a manual cos the days of manual gearboxes are sadly numbered due to tougher emission laws... All in my own humble opinion of ...
by Jfk
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: E82 prices
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: E82 prices

With BMW moving away from rear wheel drive to either front or 4 wheel drive , I see long term values can only increase for a factory standard 1 series E82..
They will become as rare unmolested as a 3 door Cossie given time ๐Ÿ‘
by Jfk
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: No washers after bottle flush?
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: No washers after bottle flush?

Bloody washer fluid should be banned ...
Water and maybe a squirt of fairy is the way to go

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