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by marco_polo
Tue May 23, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: 1 series brake Discs & Pads - Where to buy from?
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: 1 series brake Discs & Pads - Where to buy from?

Brake wear sensors are easy DIY reset, plenty if guides on youtube.
by marco_polo
Tue May 23, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Son of Skippy - Marco's M-Lite - Now with Powerflex Inserts
Replies: 261
Views: 23855

Re: Son of Skippy - Marco's M-Lite - Now with Powerflex Inserts

Yup, most probably a mistake. I was hoping the NVH wouldn't be too bad if I wasn't clamping the SF hard against the chassis, but I was wrong.
by marco_polo
Tue May 23, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: 1 series brake Discs & Pads - Where to buy from?
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: 1 series brake Discs & Pads - Where to buy from?

BMW usually use Jurid and/or Textar brakes.

https://brakeparts.co.uk/ are usually worth a look.
by marco_polo
Tue May 23, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Son of Skippy - Marco's M-Lite - Now with Powerflex Inserts
Replies: 261
Views: 23855

Re: Son of Skippy - Marco's M-Lite - Now with Powerflex Inserts

Definitely no plans for the top halves, I've got at least one new high-pitch boot rattle to find, probably two. Feels like I'm running an extra few psi in the rears, but without any of the associated loss in grip. I'd guess the rear has improved 5-6%, and the steering 2-3%. Another small step toward...
by marco_polo
Mon May 22, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Rear Bumper
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Rear Bumper

You need the entire M Sport rear bumper, black lower diffuser panel included. It bolts straight on though.

You're lucky you have parking sensors as 99.9% of M Sport bumpers come with the PDC holes.
by marco_polo
Mon May 22, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Large screw in tyre
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Large screw in tyre

Agreed, probably too close to the wall for a mushroom.
by marco_polo
Mon May 22, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Large screw in tyre
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Large screw in tyre

Runcraps will usually say Runcrap / RFT / ROF / ZP or similar on them. The star rating just means BMW approved. As long as they screw is roughly in the centre of the tread, and it's not been driven on deflated, you should be able to have it repaired. Anywhere near the tyre walls and I'd usually bin ...
by marco_polo
Mon May 22, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Warning light ?
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Warning light ?

They usually go with age/weather exposure, rather than mileage. The driveshaft corrodes, which lifts the reluctor ring up. Have a look for bright spots (witnesses of contact). http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g17/jimbo1888/66193C45-7BA7-4543-8B98-78B069C3D793_zpskq0mxmij.jpg Or pull the sensor: htt...
by marco_polo
Mon May 22, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Aftermarket modifications
Topic: Garage recommendations for RSFB
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Garage recommendations for RSFB

https://www.bmsport.com/ in Bexleyheath would definitely do it for you. They build race prep'd M3's and all sorts, it's the only place I go for an alignment.

A bit further out (near Brands Hatch) are http://www.etamotorsport.co.uk/, good guys but crap parking!
by marco_polo
Mon May 22, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Cleaning & detailing your car
Topic: Shiny M-Sport Steering Wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Shiny M-Sport Steering Wheel

I use hand soap to remove hand grease. A damp towel plus a couple of dabs of liquid hand soap, basically.

Mine still looks nice and matte after 3 years.
by marco_polo
Mon May 22, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Coilovers or LSD? e87 130i 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Coilovers or LSD? e87 130i 2005

Are you currently struggling for traction? That's usually a turbo-charged 1er issue.
by marco_polo
Mon May 22, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: aftermarket warranty for 135i? (turbo issue)
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: aftermarket warranty for 135i? (turbo issue)

I think even the most basic cover would protect you for the common HPFP, injector, and turbo issues, but please double check the fine print rather than taking my word for it.
by marco_polo
Mon May 22, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: aftermarket warranty for 135i? (turbo issue)
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: aftermarket warranty for 135i? (turbo issue)

Yup, £2.5k - £3k approx. It's a bit of a sod to do, the rear turbo is rather buried.
by marco_polo
Mon May 22, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Coilovers or LSD? e87 130i 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Coilovers or LSD? e87 130i 2005

And what are you using it for, track work? Daily duties?
by marco_polo
Mon May 22, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Coilovers or LSD? e87 130i 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Coilovers or LSD?

What car do you own, is it a 1 Series? :?

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