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by FirBim
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Think I'm unlikely
Replies: 28
Views: 1592

Re: Think I'm unlikely

Car has been transformed runs like a dream , no smoke from the exhaust and best of all no errors at all all it seems to want to do is rev rev and rev , it now has very responsive low down throttle and then after 2000rpm is just goes nuts. Excellent, really pleased that you got a resolution for this...
by FirBim
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Shock Absorbers
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Shock Absorbers

Happy to help. Key tips from my experience - Strong, powerful spring compressor is vital . Ordinary threaded clamps won't compress sufficiently, and are not safe. I used and recommend a set like this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/FreeTec-MacPherson-Compressor-Interchangeable-Extractor/dp/B07B24S97Z/ I ...
by FirBim
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Shock Absorbers
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Shock Absorbers

I recently did this - viewtopic.php?p=1399739#p1399739
by FirBim
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E81 118i 2007 m sport rear wheel tracking
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: E81 118i 2007 m sport rear wheel tracking

that was kwikfit price lol my nearest one does have a hunter but im thinking i might take it to another garage which is cheaper and does have the computer 4 wheel alignment but wont be a hunter. i will get a free check done any and see what they say They will say that you need a 4 wheel alignment, ...
by FirBim
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: New to BMWs - Have i bought a shed?
Replies: 27
Views: 1096

Re: New to BMWs - Have i bought a shed?

- cant unlock doors but i can lock them, and unlock the boot, as well as unlocking them from inside. - no radio reception and heated screen dosent work (light dosent even come on to say its activated) - Glove box wont close - No lock barrel in the door These don't matter. They're all repairable, an...
by FirBim
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Are these cars reliable at high mileges?
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: Are these cars reliable at high mileges?

Oh dear this is getting to sound complicated! And I've now discovered there is an issue with 'swirl flaps'. I'll do some research and let you know if I find something that fits the bill. On the whole though, barring the handful of 'known issues', I'd be interested if people think a high mileage 1 s...
by FirBim
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: N47 Chain Snapper?
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: N47 Chain Snapper?

Just purchased a 120d E87 2007 with N47 engine, read up on here about the engine although bought the car as it had only 30k miles and a bmw service each year including an oil change each time (all paperwork, mot's to prove it, he had it from new). The car did only 2,000 each year for most of its li...
by FirBim
Mon May 21, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Auto stop start light on dash. Mot failure??
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Auto stop start light on dash. Mot failure??

Nottsknots wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 12:21 pm
One I hadnt noticed before is HID bulbs in halogen fittings; I'll bet that'll catch a few folks out, it the fittings havent melted already :lol:
Yep, and they're looking for removed or gutted Cats & DPF's now as well. Could get interesting...
by FirBim
Mon May 21, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Twisted brake hose
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Twisted brake hose

Doesn't look too bad to me. Hoses often have a bit of a twist because of the factors you mentioned, unless it's visibly coiled like a pretzel I'm not sure you'll have any issues with MOT.
by FirBim
Mon May 21, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 1 series ‘easy rider’.....what is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: 1 series ‘easy rider’.....what is it?

Google has nothing. Sounds like some horrible customisation idea.... :?
by FirBim
Fri May 18, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Think I'm unlikely
Replies: 28
Views: 1592

Re: Think I'm unlikely

Please someone tell me it will get better please It won't magically heal itself. And a poorly-maintained N47 on 93,000 miles might be a write-off at any moment if the timing chain lets go. I think you should follow Toed64's advice, keep challenging the vendor in writing about all the faults. Demand...
by FirBim
Tue May 15, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Following on from my previous question. Can anybody advise please.
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: Following on from my previous question. Can anybody advise please.

I know that bmw advises oil should last and be changed every 4000 mikes approx but not every 500 miles surely.? BMW have never recommended a 4,000 mile oil change interval for your car. Oil loss at this rate (without physical dripping) suggests a serious underlying issue in the engine's internals. ...
by FirBim
Sun May 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: BMW E88 120D Exhaust - Need to remap again???
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: BMW E88 120D Exhaust - Need to remap again???

BoxingSolicitor wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 11:55 am
However, the question i have is, Would i need to remap the car again after getting the exhaust done? Not sure whether im going to get a cat-back or a full system, or backbox. But any suggestions and advice would help.
No need to remap the car again.
by FirBim
Sun May 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Head up display for £36?
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Head up display for £36?

Ahhh...cheeky gets, good spot. I'll flag them as someone never to buy from. I would be surprised if it's deliberate. This is "The Official BMW eBay store. Buy with confidence. All parts are 100% Genuine, direct from BMW". It's a long-established and highly-rated vendor account, they're not in the g...
by FirBim
Sat May 05, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Acceleration wind/air noise 123d
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Acceleration wind/air noise 123d

Most obvious possibility is a leak in the air intake tubing. No reason to worry about using it in the short-term, but get it checked out.

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