BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by Octavius » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:01 pm

Your cars too good to sell James. Keep it and enjoy it.
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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by R99 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:55 pm

Thanks Graeme - I'm kinda glad it didnt sell now its back on the BBS!
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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by Sonic1506 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:23 am

You have to have one of the nicest E91's ever.
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Post by R99 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:22 pm

High praise!

Considering its a daily driver & not a show car, it does look pretty decent most of the time! :lol:
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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by Sonic1506 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:52 pm

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High praise!

Considering its a daily driver & not a show car, it does look pretty decent most of the time! :lol:
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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by R99 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:35 pm

OK, so update time!

Now the car is here to stay (for at least a little while anyway!) I have been getting a few things sorted!

New rear tyres (another pair of ContiSportContact 6's)
Full major service at BMW (oil, oil filter, fuel filter, microfilter, air filter)

Today I also picked it back up from DDB Detailing in Newcastle - they did a full detail on my car a year ago using the full raft of GTechniq products, and I opted for the Crystal Serum Light (CSL Black) level of protection. This involved a top layer of Exo for gloss and it acts as the hydrophobic layer too. Over the last 12 months being thrashed though all seasons it was obvious that it needed a top up!

I contacted DDB to discuss my options and he mentioned that EXO V3 had since been realeased and offered much better results - so I booked in!

Old EXO removed (leaving the original application of CSL in place) and EXO V3 applied - the results are stunning. :drool:

I think you would struggle to imagine that this car is now over 7 years old!

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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by R99 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:08 am

Another update to the thread...

I've finally caved and bought a set of matching F3x rear calipers from a 440i

They are 2 piston Brembo's with 345mm discs, so pretty large for a rear set up!

They only have 40km of delivery miles, so pretty much new & I got them for 475 EUR shipped to U.K so I think I got a good deal!

The caliper tubs / tabs need to be machined down so these are not a direct fit. I will have to find a place local to me to do the work & a E9x M3 master cylinder will be required to ensure a decent pedal feel is maintained!

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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by Sonic1506 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:58 pm

Car looks stunning. If you ever sell, let me know!
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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by R99 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:01 pm

Many thanks!

I had a wobble again last week where I thought about selling as I'd seen a Moonstone F31 330d!

I want to hold out for a LCI F31 though, and my budget doesn't go that far yet!

I'll probably part with the E91 in the next 12 - 18 months I think.


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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by R99 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:02 pm

My brakes have arrived!

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Cant wait to get these on now - just need to source the discs and M3 master cylinder next!
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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by OneTwenty » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:05 pm

Great looking motor, I still love the E91 shape even though we've had ours since early 2010, not got bored of it.

This thread is making me want to lavish some TLC on ours as it's not looking it's best inside or out at the mo, and the drivers mirror stopped folding last night, time to give it some love I think!! :)
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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by R99 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:38 pm

Thanks!

You are right, the E91 is a much prettier car than the current F31, but I would still love a F31 just for the tech and 8spd auto!
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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by OneTwenty » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:56 pm

R99 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:38 pm
Thanks!

You are right, the E91 is a much prettier car than the current F31, but I would still love a F31 just for the tech and 8spd auto!
Yes, you can't get away from the improvements in tech etc. I love our E91, but don't drive it much these days as the interior on my F22 is so much nicer and light years ahead in terms of tech, even just things like the access speed of iDrive 5 vs the old pro unit in the 91.
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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by Blind Pugh » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:54 pm

R99 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:02 pm
My brakes have arrived!

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Cant wait to get these on now - just need to source the discs and M3 master cylinder next!
What discs are you looking for?

I have std m135i rear discs off my car if plain 345mm discs are what you are after.

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Re: BMW 325d E91 Touring - Family Wagon

Post by R99 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:01 pm

Blind Pugh wrote: What discs are you looking for?

I have std m135i rear discs off my car if plain 345mm discs are what you are after.
I have a set of plain 345mm discs already mate, again with just delivery mileage on them, like the calipers & pads!

The process of fitting these rear brakes onto E9x chassis means that you have to machine material off the caliper mounting tabs to centralise it over the disc, whilst at the same time, opening up the hub holes on the E9x hub to allow for the M12 bolts - you also have to move the hub mounting holes over, again to centralise the caliper over the swept area of the disc.

The F series 345mm discs do work, but they mean that quite a bit of material has to be removed via machining - with E60 535 discs the process is the same, but only a small amount of material has to be removed - so I will be going with those instead!

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