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by Rustle
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Aftermarket modifications
Topic: 130i to M135i Brake upgrade project
Replies: 276
Views: 24339

Re: 130i to M135i Brake upgrade project

Cheers fellas. Reckon I’ll give these a go. Not much to lose really. Have been losing confidence in the bmwp for a while now, and this recent bleeding nightmare hasn’t helped either. Don’t want to go through that again!




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by Rustle
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Aftermarket modifications
Topic: 130i to M135i Brake upgrade project
Replies: 276
Views: 24339

Re: 130i to M135i Brake upgrade project

Hi all. How are these calipers standing up to track day duties? Anyone run them with track pads yet? Thinking of changing out of my bmwp to these, primarily for the fatter discs. However notice that front pad size is a lot smaller on the f2x brakes v bmwp which must have an impact on torque. Tyrant,...
by Rustle
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: Used negotiations at BMW dealerships
Replies: 28
Views: 1601

Re: Used negotiations at BMW dealerships

Good luck, hope to see you in some awesome new wheels soon. I can’t give any advice on negotiating - I once pulled the old ‘walk out of a Turkish Rug shop mid negotiations in Istanbul’ expecting to be quickly ushered back in - and wasn’t. My price must have been garbage [emoji23][emoji23] Sent from ...
by Rustle
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: UK
Topic: 130i track day at Bedford Autodrome - Saturday 27 October 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2562

Re: 130i track day at Bedford Autodrome - Saturday 27 October 2018

I’ve just sold my space as I’ve nothing to drive. The ‘backup’ cayman sprung a coolant leak when I started my prep for this weekend and is awaiting a part so that’s out as well. I won’t be attending as my wife needs our last remaining car tomorrow. Gutted doesn’t quite cover how I’m feeling at the m...
by Rustle
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Nürburgring times and what Mods
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: Nürburgring times and what Mods

8:37 for me in the 130i. I think experience is the key. Was struggling to get below high 8’s for a couple of trips, then did 15 laps in a day this year taking my all time lap tally to 34. It was that day that the times dropped just by being out there and repeating / learning. I can go quicker but it...
by Rustle
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Nürburgring times and what Mods
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: Nürburgring times and what Mods

8:37 for me in the 130i. I think experience is the key. Was struggling to get below high 8’s for a couple of trips, then did 15 laps in a day this year taking my all time lap tally to 34. It was that day that the times dropped just by being out there and repeating / learning. I can go quicker but it...
by Rustle
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Brakes Not Bleeding Help Needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Brakes Not Bleeding Help Needed.

We put all old bits back in and have driven it - well the mechanic did and my brain hurt when he was stopping, so it has power, just softens off and needs pumping up. We definitely got some pads around the wrong way as the front left was vibrating like a young Elvis Presley. Sent from my iPhone usin...
by Rustle
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Brakes Not Bleeding Help Needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Brakes Not Bleeding Help Needed.

So, INPA run, 250ml through each corner and no improvement. No other fault codes aside from ‘fluid too low’ and steering angle sensor, the latter I’ve had for about six months.

Where’s that expensive bmw tech goat?


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by Rustle
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Brakes Not Bleeding Help Needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Brakes Not Bleeding Help Needed.

Thanks Ian. I also found a inpa video last night and that’s being run today. The DIS only cycles the abs pump for about 5-10 seconds each time whereas the INPA one is significantly better. I’m crossing everything. If someone came to me and said you need to have a goat sat in the passenger seat to ge...
by Rustle
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Brakes Not Bleeding Help Needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Brakes Not Bleeding Help Needed.

Hi all After some help or ideas. A few weeks ago I did a mini refresh on my bmwp calipers. Since then I’ve not been able to get a decent pedal. Potted history is as below. I removed and rebuilt calipers. Reused the pistons and the cylinder seals, but basically tidied everything up and replaced duct ...
by Rustle
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: UK
Topic: 130i track day at Bedford Autodrome - Saturday 27 October 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2562

Re: 130i track day at Bedford Autodrome - Saturday 27 October 2018

I’m planning on bringing the cayman for a few laps if the 130i isn’t ready. Will need a miracle.


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by Rustle
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: UK
Topic: 130i track day at Bedford Autodrome - Saturday 27 October 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2562

Re: 130i track day at Bedford Autodrome - Saturday 27 October 2018

I haven’t given up yet, buuuuuttt, it’s not looking good for my car being ready for this. Spent 8 hours today rebuilding my calipers (new pistons and all seals) and trying to get these brakes bled. No such luck. Got a pedal but it keeps going soft and needing to be pumped to work correctly. Sent fr...
by Rustle
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: UK
Topic: 130i track day at Bedford Autodrome - Saturday 27 October 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2562

Re: 130i track day at Bedford Autodrome - Saturday 27 October 2018

I haven’t given up yet, buuuuuttt, it’s not looking good for my car being ready for this. Spent 8 hours today rebuilding my calipers (new pistons and all seals) and trying to get these brakes bled. No such luck. Got a pedal but it keeps going soft and needing to be pumped to work correctly. Sent fro...
by Rustle
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: UK
Topic: 130i track day at Bedford Autodrome - Saturday 27 October 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2562

Re: 130i track day at Bedford Autodrome - Saturday 27 October 2018

I’m still trying to get my brakes to work. Something’s gone south after a recent caliper rebuild and airs entering the rear system somewhere - gets a soft pedal for the first press then a solid one thereafter. Leave for 10mins and First press is soft again then firms up. Frustrating. it’s with a sho...
by Rustle
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: UK
Topic: 130i track day at Bedford Autodrome - Saturday 27 October 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2562

Re: 130i track day at Bedford Autodrome - Saturday 27 October 2018

The 130i fb group is a good idea. Might be worthwhile opening it up to the 135/40 owners too.


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