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by Jfk
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Crunch Time Should I Stay or Should I Go Now....
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Crunch Time Should I Stay or Should I Go Now....

Shocking state of affairs from a premium manufacturer
by Jfk
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Potential huge u-turn to e82!
Replies: 43
Views: 1231

Re: Potential huge u-turn to e82!

While a nicely specified, near mint, N55 manual coupe with low miles might cost the thick end of 15K, it's still the nearest thing to the 1M that you're gonna ever get.
Given that the 1M is often 50K these days I'd say a nice original 135I coupe at 15K is a bargain.
by Jfk
Tue May 01, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Buying 135i n54
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Buying 135i n54

Purely out of interest what is your reason for going for an n54 rather than the later more reliable N55?
by Jfk
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: N55 135i 400bhp
Replies: 41
Views: 1394

Re: N55 135i 400bhp

Even my lowly JB+ for 200 quid has made a noticeable gain.
I'm satisfied that I need no more for road use.
All I wanted was the edge over a standard 1M
by Jfk
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Bumper respray
Replies: 7
Views: 437

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 (2004-2013)
Topic: caliper question - HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 273

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 (2004-2013)
Topic: caliper question - HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 273

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 (2004-2013)
Topic: Is This Normal
Replies: 26
Views: 949

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 (2004-2013)
Topic: Is This Normal
Replies: 26
Views: 949

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 (2004-2013)
Topic: E82 135i N55 - improving the gearbox
Replies: 13
Views: 419

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 (2004-2013)
Topic: Vehicle Storage - disconnect battery?
Replies: 9
Views: 273

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 (2004-2013)
Topic: Tyre seal issue - slow pressure loss
Replies: 5
Views: 207

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 (2004-2013)
Topic: Finally a E82 135i owner
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: Finally a E82 135i owner

Performance bargain bar none 👍👍
Fab car ...
Got the looks too ..
by Jfk
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E82 prices
Replies: 11
Views: 697

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 (2004-2013)
Topic: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?
Replies: 7154
Views: 441660

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 !

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