125i coupe vs 130i

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Re: 125i coupe vs 130i

Post by marco_polo » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:10 pm

Same lump, equally reliable. The M135i has slightly better cooling than the 135i.

If you're considering a slushbox M135i, make sure it's not a whiny one (most noticeable in 2nd gear). They dropped the excellent DCT box that was used on the E82 135i N55 in favour of the ZF8.
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Re: 125i coupe vs 130i

Post by Justchris17 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:14 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:10 pm
Same lump, equally reliable. The M135i has slightly better cooling than the 135i.

If you're considering a slushbox M135i, make sure it's not a whiny one (most noticeable in 2nd gear). They dropped the excellent DCT box that was used on the E82 135i N55 in favour of the ZF8.
I changed my mind on the 125i and decided to try and get a good E46 M3 but I've been pulling my hair out trying to find a good one for right price so starting to look for similar power like the 135i N55 but seem to get newer M135i for roughly same price/cheaper and the looks are growing on me but know nothing about them. Do have transferable m2/m3 suspension parts like the E82 does with the e90 platform?
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Re: 125i coupe vs 130i

Post by marco_polo » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:57 pm

Read and digest this post in full, then get back to us with any follow up questions: http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=89536
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Re: 125i coupe vs 130i

Post by Justchris17 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:24 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:57 pm
Read and digest this post in full, then get back to us with any follow up questions: http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=89536
Quick question on 125i again did any 58 plates come with the updated cylinder head or was it just 09 plates?
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Re: 125i coupe vs 130i

Post by marco_polo » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:31 pm

Justchris17 wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Quick question on 125i again did any 58 plates come with the updated cylinder head or was it just 09 plates?
Check the part numbers/dates in Realoem.
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Re: 125i coupe vs 130i

Post by Justchris17 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:46 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:31 pm
Justchris17 wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Quick question on 125i again did any 58 plates come with the updated cylinder head or was it just 09 plates?
Check the part numbers/dates in Realoem.

How do I tell which is the old and new design p/n?
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Re: 125i coupe vs 130i

Post by marco_polo » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:24 pm

I guess the old one will say something like 'up to 2008' next to it?
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Re: 125i coupe vs 130i

Post by Justchris17 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:30 am

marco_polo wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:24 pm
I guess the old one will say something like 'up to 2008' next to it?

I never seen notification for this reply, no I tried multiple years and it displayed the same pn for the heads on every year I tried 11127591617
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Re: 125i coupe vs 130i

Post by marco_polo » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:41 am

I can't work out if you're joking or not?

11127591617 CYLINDER HEAD WITH VALVE GEAR From: 09/01/2008
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Re: 125i coupe vs 130i

Post by Justchris17 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:54 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:41 am
I can't work out if you're joking or not?

11127591617 CYLINDER HEAD WITH VALVE GEAR From: 09/01/2008

Not joking?
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Re: 125i coupe vs 130i

Post by Adamski_m » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:51 am

My 125i is up for sale in the for sale section and gumtree if anyone is interested :)
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