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by DGJ123d
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: New member - DGJ's 123d
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: New member - DGJ's 123d

Well the replacement bulb holder hasn't worked, seems that the outer brake bulb had gone! Luckily I had a spare bulb set knocking about so I swapped.it over and....still not working! :cry: Anyone know what else could be at fault? All the searches for CCID 134 show faults with the holders as opposed....
by DGJ123d
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Maintaining Full BMW Service History
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Maintaining Full BMW Service History

Mine had full BMW history so I could keep it in warranty until about 120k miles. Since then I’ve serviced and repaired it when required myself, mostly with genuine BMW parts (eBay). Saved a fortune but nothing has gone wrong in that time that I could have claimed anyway. Approaching 150k miles, it’...
by DGJ123d
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: New member - DGJ's 123d
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: New member - DGJ's 123d

So I swapped out the old rear bulb housing for the replacement one, all bulbs working correctly as before but still getting the CCID 134 code when I start the car... Is there something I need to clear before this will go away or does it mean the new bulb housing is also faulty? It looked pristine be...
by DGJ123d
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: New member - DGJ's 123d
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: New member - DGJ's 123d

I've been getting a fault code on my dash the last couple of weeks for external lighting failure, I got code CCID 134 of the dash and a quick search revealed this is a fault with the rear light housing unit(s) so I took them out this morning, left one is fine but the right one has some corrosion on ...
by DGJ123d
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: GLOW PLUGS vs MPG
Replies: 31
Views: 1122

Re: GLOW PLUGS vs MPG

No, no serious problems in the UK, providing it starts ok in Winter. Coldest morning was 0*C, but well frozen over so colder through the night, started but as said with a slight second or 2 delay, sounded a little louder than normal, but it was cold. Seems to be fine once driving. Sounds like a nor...
by DGJ123d
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: thoughts on turbo flutter?
Replies: 42
Views: 1956

Re: thoughts on turbo flutter?

docwra wrote:No argument intended, sorry if it came across that way but if you want to go down that route clutched electric turbos dont need a wastegate either ......... and this is where stuff gets VERY confusing [emoji38]
Haha I won't even pretend I know where to begin on that one! Cheers mate :-)
by DGJ123d
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: New member - DGJ's 123d
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: New member - DGJ's 123d

I've just completed the camber pin removal as per Marco's guide above and pulled the strut tops in as far as they'll go. There's barely any visible difference with the car back on the ground but hopefully it'll keep me from wearing out tyres so quick and maybe give a slight improvement to overall st...
by DGJ123d
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: thoughts on turbo flutter?
Replies: 42
Views: 1956

Re: thoughts on turbo flutter?

Except VGT turbos arent fitted to BMW's and in a lot of (certainly earlier cases) still had wastegates in the system too, even now arent they pretty much limited to Porsches and VAG cars (whose turbos usually fail due to VGT going wrong)? Without wanting to sound like a knob, if you cant understand...
by DGJ123d
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: thoughts on turbo flutter?
Replies: 42
Views: 1956

Re: thoughts on turbo flutter?

Some Diesel engine turbocharger systems do have wastegates to control boost. If you have a 123d, then you have wastegate in the control system on your own car. All turbos* have a wastegate to control boost, otherwise the turbo would just keep building pressure until it exploded. Why do people need ...
by DGJ123d
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: New member - DGJ's 123d
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: New member - DGJ's 123d

My 3D number plates arrived this week (with the correct reg) so I spent a few mins yesterday fitting them to the car. You can see how papery and faded my old front plate was I comparison! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171021/6ddd81b4a0c63caded1fc0f62723e974.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/...
by DGJ123d
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: thoughts on turbo flutter?
Replies: 42
Views: 1956

Re: thoughts on turbo flutter?

DGJ123d, Some Diesel engine turbocharger systems do have wastegates to control boost. If you have a 123d, then you have wastegate in the control system on your own car. Interestingly, If you have a LCI 123d you also have a butterfly in the intake tract that amongst other functions serves as a safet...
by DGJ123d
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: thoughts on turbo flutter?
Replies: 42
Views: 1956

Re: thoughts on turbo flutter?

This thread is funny. That diesel vid above, that's just the sound of a turbo spooling down.... You're never going to get flutter from a diesel because no throttle plate. It seemed to go in the wrong direction pretty quickly! That's why I wanted to clarify what noise the op was after. I think the d...
by DGJ123d
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 436m wheels on E82 135i
Replies: 23
Views: 1235

Re: 436m wheels on E82 135i

You could have standard xenons with HID bulbs? Would need a picture to confirm :) Can you tell from these godawfu qualityl pics? Looks like regular BMW xenons! Possibly Santorini Blue as featured on an M3 in last month's Performance BMW? Nah Santorini blue is darker. It was a special edition colour...
by DGJ123d
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: 436m wheels on E82 135i
Replies: 23
Views: 1235

Re: 436m wheels on E82 135i

Yeah they look good on E82s. A set of 436ms, depos and darklines will really lift the look of the car. Already have darklines, so can tick that off. As for Depos... is there an easy way to tell if I have them? :oops: The angel eyes do appear white rather than yellow, I'm not sure if that means I ha...
by DGJ123d
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: thoughts on turbo flutter?
Replies: 42
Views: 1956

Re: thoughts on turbo flutter?

Diesel cars often dont have throttle plates to close the system so its a lot more difficult to get the noise, I believe very high boost can do it though. I got the noise on my old Leon Cupra TDI when I had a Milltek straight through fitted, and also in my last car which was a Renault Laguna that I ...

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