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by WhisperingWasp
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

I'm going to try a tank of the normal stuff, see if I notice a difference. Cheers. Jiggaman - really pleased with it. Car has been faultless so far and it's grown on me much more than the Z4 ever did. Noticeably less economical though given the engine is the same. Haven't checked but I presume the 1...
by WhisperingWasp
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

Guys:
Do you put the higher octane fuel in your 130i? I've always used V Power Nitro having had a few Jap import cars. Is it worth it on these? Are the engines supposed to run on the better stuff?

Cheers.
by WhisperingWasp
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

Question:
The alloy wheels have a number cast into them on the hub area. 3 of them have a '1' and and one of them '13'... what is this?
by WhisperingWasp
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

You've summed up the sound very well there. The Z4 sound does change I haven't been aware of the 130i doing so on short test drives but they have both been standard. Z4 sound generator cabin intake probably accounts for that. I think the Z4 sport button makes it feel faster where as it probably mak...
by WhisperingWasp
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

You are further down the road than me ! I am planning to change from a 3.0si m Sport roadster manual to a manual 130i. How do you find it compares. From my test drives I find the 130i feels not quite as quick as the Z4 and far far quieter. 130i has a nicer gear change. I need more seats now my litt...
by WhisperingWasp
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

100% agree and I've found the one you are referring to. However it would be good to know first that the one I have is NOT already the genuine one. Jiggaman do you know? If it is I'll try the full size one and see how it looks. Thanks. I think it was a Citroën one of eBay. Ah that's cool, probably w...
by WhisperingWasp
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

100% agree and I've found the one you are referring to.

However it would be good to know first that the one I have is NOT already the genuine one. Jiggaman do you know?

If it is I'll try the full size one and see how it looks.

Thanks.
by WhisperingWasp
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

Hi all. Don't want to start new threads for every question I have so for all the "bits and pieces" I'll continue to post here and if people see it then great! What is the deal with connecting my iPhone? It's a 7 if that matters. The lightning cable charges it which is great but doesn't allow me to p...
by WhisperingWasp
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

You have PM :)
by WhisperingWasp
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

Yes, just to release the seat forwards. Never really listened to MW so never a problem for me. I have the original ariel if you want it. Thanks for that - I can PayPal some cash across. I do prefer the stubby though and had one before. Might try another one to see if there's a difference. Loving th...
by WhisperingWasp
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

Is it sorted? Had you tilted then forwards? I'm struggling to understand what the problem is. Sorry yeah it's when I've tilted the seat forward to get access to rear seats. They won't go back into place. So it's the manual element rather than electrics/motor. I will give it a good shove when I am b...
by WhisperingWasp
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

Eeesh a bit of brute force on my new car :( On your heads be it! :wink: Is it sorted? Had you tilted then forwards? I'm struggling to understand what the problem is. Sorry yeah it's when I've tilted the seat forward to get access to rear seats. They won't go back into place. So it's the manual elem...
by WhisperingWasp
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

Eeesh a bit of brute force on my new car :(

On your heads be it! :wink:
by WhisperingWasp
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

Jiggaman - front seats stuck in forward position. The lever to set them back doesn't seem to be doing anything. Is there a knack to it that I'm not aware of?!

Cheers!
by WhisperingWasp
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: New 130i owner (almost)
Replies: 64
Views: 2392

Re: New 130i owner (almost)

Paddy - as Jiggaman has alluded to it is some sort of phone connection by the looks of it. Not sure for what though, looks a bit older-school than 2007. So I detoured through Milton Keynes earlier to avoid the GP traffic. Suffice to say it did not maintain fuel economy! Just got back home from havin...

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