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by AP118i
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Servicing query
Replies: 29
Views: 1602

Re: Servicing query

BMW independents in the NE - this thread might be useful https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/top ... &t=1237461
by AP118i
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Bird lime and trees sap
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Bird lime and trees sap

I use Meguiars gold class premium quik wax after Autoglym SRP and find it really good. I'm fighting the same issue and need to finish claying the roof and bonnet before applying the SRP and quick wax. Couldn't get the rough paintwork smooth with the SRP and it was hard work with Meguiars ultimate co...
by AP118i
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Subframe rust
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Subframe rust

Yeah, they rust like an old Vauxhall. BMW are very good at premium marketing, not so good at making cars. Mine's got a bit of surface rust here and there, I usually give it a local spray with black Hammerite once a year. They used to be. I remember racking up 50k in my E21 and then 45k in my follow...
by AP118i
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: 2015 Fiesta ST to 2017/2018 118i
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: 2015 Fiesta ST to 2017/2018 118i

How about the facelift 120i (184bhp) or 125i? The pre-facelift (2011 - 2015) 118i with 170bhp would be closer as would what it was renamed as with the early facelift cars - 120i 177bhp.
by AP118i
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: 116i rattling sound - video
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: 116i rattling sound - video

I've seen similar posts where it's reported to be the heatshield or maybe exhaust. Best run a search.
by AP118i
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Engine Remapping/Tuning/Chipping
Topic: 2011 F 116i remap
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: 2011 F 116i remap

Maybe more responses would have been forthcoming in the F20 section. What's the claimed bhp/nm?
by AP118i
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: 1 Series Hum
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: 1 Series Hum

What tyres are you running? Either those or diff is my bet. Diff can get really loud but would start as a low hum increasing with speed then loud at any speed.
by AP118i
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Bumper Repair Needed Paint Scratch
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Bumper Repair Needed Paint Scratch

I bought mine from Williams Rochdale. They sorted some bumper scuffs as agreed before I bought it. Great job - can't tell.
by AP118i
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: F20 BMW 116d tuning
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: F20 BMW 116d tuning

Don't forget to factor in the expense of a massive percentage increase in bhp to your insurance company. They are usually reasonable (ish) up to 25% but thereafter you'll need to invest in some serious lube unless you live in the middle of nowhere with an 'A' risk postcode.
by AP118i
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Cleaning & detailing your car
Topic: Decontaminating your Paintwork
Replies: 37
Views: 14719

Re: Decontaminating your Paintwork

Nervous about using a bar so I ended up using a Farecla G3 Mitt and it worked a treat!
by AP118i
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Fuel additive?
Replies: 39
Views: 1590

Re: Fuel additive?

Hoosier Daddy wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:56 pm
Can always utilise some ethanol to up the RON. Works very well.
Thinners are quite popular but I guess it depends on fuel lines etc.
by AP118i
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Interesting Youtube Video of The 1 Series range
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Interesting Youtube Video of The 1 Series range

Yes I was impressed too with the 120/5d! I noticed in your sig you've got shadowline trim - I think I've got that too - if it's around the windows (like on the old 325i Sport in the 80s ;)) Mine seems to be discolouring a little here and there - how do you protect this trim? Yep it's the shiny blac...
by AP118i
Thu May 31, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Interesting Youtube Video of The 1 Series range
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Interesting Youtube Video of The 1 Series range

Yes I was impressed too with the 120/5d! I noticed in your sig you've got shadowline trim - I think I've got that too - if it's around the windows (like on the old 325i Sport in the 80s ;)) Mine seems to be discolouring a little here and there - how do you protect this trim?
by AP118i
Thu May 31, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Cleaning & detailing your car
Topic: Decontaminating your Paintwork
Replies: 37
Views: 14719

Re: Decontaminating your Paintwork

Thanks - much appreciated.
by AP118i
Wed May 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Interesting Youtube Video of The 1 Series range
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Interesting Youtube Video of The 1 Series range

I stumbled upon this too. Quiet interesting. Each car had done different mileages which I guess would have an effect on acceleration though. I noticed that the pre LCI 118i (1.6 turbo) 170bhp was quicker than the LCI 120i (1.6 turbo) 177bhp.

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