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by mctga
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Winters on M135i - MPSS are terrible in cold and damp
Replies: 67
Views: 2984

Re: Winters on M135i - MPSS are terrible in cold and damp

these are ultra-high performance summer tires there is only 1 road tire form michelin that is more extreme than they are - cup 2s therefore it is irresponsible to drive on mpss at freezing temps You’d better tell BMW that they’re irresponsible for selling cars fitted with them in the middle of wint...
by mctga
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Winters on M135i - MPSS are terrible in cold and damp
Replies: 67
Views: 2984

Re: Winters on M135i - MPSS are terrible in cold and damp

Got to agree with GMballistic. You drive to the conditions, not had any problems on my M2 on MPSS in conditions down to freezing. Had winters on my M135i before that and found they came into their own below freezing especially in the wet. If I was to encounter snow I would definitely want winters b...
by mctga
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Winters on M135i - MPSS are terrible in cold and damp
Replies: 67
Views: 2984

Re: Winters on M135i - MPSS are terrible in cold and damp

That said fair play to those who invest in winters as they no doubt safer in winter!

My comments were just them at the MPSS aren’t that bad if drive accordingly!
by mctga
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Winters on M135i - MPSS are terrible in cold and damp
Replies: 67
Views: 2984

Re: Winters on M135i - MPSS are terrible in cold and damp

Got to agree with GMballistic. You drive to the conditions, not had any problems on my M2 on MPSS in conditions down to freezing. Had winters on my M135i before that and found they came into their own below freezing especially in the wet. If I was to encounter snow I would definitely want winters bu...
by mctga
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: Seat bolsters
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Seat bolsters

Got electric memory seats? May be reverting to the stored setting, perhaps you need to save position after adjusting?
by mctga
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: M2 seems a bit whiny
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: M2 seems a bit whiny

I came from a manual M135i to a manual M2 so not a direct comparison to DCT, but my M2 is noticeably more whiney. Some of this is due to the diff and some due to the reduced sound deadening. The manual states that you will hear more mechanical noises due to the nature of the car. If your concerned t...
by mctga
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: How To's
Topic: How To Change Your Diff Oil
Replies: 61
Views: 13676

Re: How To Change Your Diff Oil

Eivissa wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:20 pm
Just changed my (standard) diff oil and after 74k miles it was still near golden...2015 m135i auto. At least I have peace of mind now!
Have you owned the car from new? When I changed mine at 17k miles it was like black water. I wonder if yours has already had a change?
by mctga
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Fuel filler cap tether broken
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Re: Fuel filler cap tether broken

Menace wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:24 am
Christ boys - how the hell are you snapping them?
I had one break because it got caught in the threads of the fuel cap which split the cable. I just cut it off and used the holder for the cap in the door when filling up. Never missed the lanyard.
by mctga
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: Great day for pictures - F87 M2 Long Beach Blue
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Great day for pictures - F87 M2 Long Beach Blue

Great looking car!
by mctga
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Cold Start Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Cold Start Issue

Had the same on my M135i when I installed the MPPk air box. It’s because the engine is running more lean at a startup because of the more open intake. Only did it in sub 10C degree temperatures for me and I just took it to be a characteristic. Ran fine when warmed up. I did have one CEL last winter ...
by mctga
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: Dealer stripped the threads on my oil pan
Replies: 28
Views: 1623

Re: Dealer stripped the threads on my oil pan

Bumble wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Wasn't there a problem with the oil filter housing breaking on these engines ?
I think there have been a few oil filter housing leaks on high mileage N55s but it’s generally a very robust engine.
by mctga
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: Dealer stripped the threads on my oil pan
Replies: 28
Views: 1623

Re: Dealer stripped the threads on my oil pan

This makes my nervous taking mine in for it's running in service. Removal of the front sub-frame will probably mean either splitting the suspension or removing the front struts from the body to allow the sub-frame to be lowered. The car will need a full alignment after as well. I noticed on RealOEM...
by mctga
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: Dealer stripped the threads on my oil pan
Replies: 28
Views: 1623

Re: Dealer stripped the threads on my oil pan

So over a week on and I am still without my car. BMW UK had to step in after dealers were arguing over who paid for the repair and then they realised they didn’t have all of the stretch bolts when they came to do the repair. Sub frame has had to come off to fit the new sump and I won’t get it back u...
by mctga
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: Dealer stripped the threads on my oil pan
Replies: 28
Views: 1623

Re: Dealer stripped the threads on my oil pan

Certain torque wrenches can be used to measure the release torque on a bolt stud etc etc. I work in automotive R&D and some times these values are required. The sump plug my have been fitted using a Tq wrench but under vehicles a hostile place (even with under trays) some grit/deposit may have foun...
by mctga
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: Dealer stripped the threads on my oil pan
Replies: 28
Views: 1623

Re: Dealer stripped the threads on my oil pan

especially with a torque wrench. you break the torque with a torque Wrench !!!! We do off torques at work with an expensive TQ wrench, at home I only use a TQ wrench for tightening stuff not releasing the initial TQ. Confused by your post. A torque wrench should not be used for undoing a bolt, only...

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