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by Nathan135i
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Start Stop Savings
Replies: 39
Views: 1238

Re: Start Stop Savings

One of the youtubers did a little experiment on this. It boils down to idling for 7 seconds is better than turning off the engine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFImHhNwbJo&t=352s I'm not convinced either way or to be honest arsed either way. So i turn it on when in high traffic, best of both worl...
by Nathan135i
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: dreadful exhaust flap rattle .
Replies: 1057
Views: 89866

Re: dreadful exhaust flap rattle .

Has anyone tried replacing only the little spring in the flap/actuator gubbins to see if it makes a difference? Looks like it' only about £5 for the part ('Fixing Bow' 18307620323). Thinking about it though, I guess that holds the flap in the open position rather than closed, since that's the posit...
by Nathan135i
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Exhaust rattle pole - Have you been affected?
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Exhaust rattle pole - Have you been affected?

Goon wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:28 pm
Mine only rattles sometimes at start up. To cure this I keep my foot on the pedal slightly and after 30 seconds its gone!
Yeh i noticed that too. It's only happened a few times so it's not major to me. But still it shouldn't happen.
by Nathan135i
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Exhaust rattle pole - Have you been affected?
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Exhaust rattle pole - Have you been affected?

I have a rattling MPE. Is this the first MPE with the issue? Yes, as the MPE doesn't have any flaps! :) So that must be something else, loose bracket, heat shield etc It has a valve that opens up like stock on the older n55 MPE. It's making the exact same rattle noise from the passenger tailpipe. I...
by Nathan135i
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: dreadful exhaust flap rattle .
Replies: 1057
Views: 89866

Re: dreadful exhaust flap rattle .

My MPE seems to have developed this issue now. Does anyone have any instructions on how to fix the MPE rattle on the N55?

I'll unplug the flap while it's open for now but want to try and fix the spring if i can.

Take it it's best to unplug the flap whilst it's in Sport+ for the N55?
by Nathan135i
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Exhaust rattle pole - Have you been affected?
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Exhaust rattle pole - Have you been affected?

I have a rattling MPE. Is this the first MPE with the issue?
by Nathan135i
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: N55 reliability
Replies: 50
Views: 4754

Re: N55 reliability

Hello everyone, has anyone had this kit fitted and can say it solved there stationary knocking of the steering with the ignition on? The video seems to prove it, the fix looks costs effective compared to a new rack. Let me know :D I'm happy with the outcome, it's hard to explain the difference but ...
by Nathan135i
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: N55 reliability
Replies: 50
Views: 4754

Re: N55 reliability

Sorry for the delay just been busy lately Got the new piece fitted and they also adjusted the rack with the wrench they made. It went really well. I'm happy with the outcome, it's hard to explain the difference but i was getting play in the wheel before like a wishy washy feeling when changing direc...
by Nathan135i
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: N55 reliability
Replies: 50
Views: 4754

Re: N55 reliability

You shouldn't need to dismantle anything. Knocked a tool up and had a quick look, I can just about see it from the engine bay. But couldn't get tool anywhere near it. Which is best way to access? Wheel off laid on the floor would be my next attempt. Interesting as I called Darren wood yesterday and...
by Nathan135i
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: N55 reliability
Replies: 50
Views: 4754

Re: N55 reliability

Turns out mine is knocking too. Not surprisingly. Anyway spoke to Darren Wood and he's said BMW have just released a kit to replace a part. So booked in all in around £60. Happy if it relieves this slight handling issue. Cheers Marco Do enlighten us on this kit as mine is still knocking even after ...
by Nathan135i
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: N55 reliability
Replies: 50
Views: 4754

Re: N55 reliability

Turns out mine is knocking too. Not surprisingly. Anyway spoke to Darren Wood and he's said BMW have just released a kit to replace a part. So booked in all in around £60. Happy if it relieves this slight handling issue. Cheers Marco
by Nathan135i
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Insurance renwal suprise !
Replies: 39
Views: 2277

Re: Insurance renwal suprise !

I thought it'd get cheaper the older i got. Still paying similar price now at 27 as i was at 23. Aviva want £1250 with 5 years NCB and no convictions. My area is sh*te too.
by Nathan135i
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: ZF Auto box just been serviced
Replies: 39
Views: 4732

Re: ZF Auto box just been serviced

List of approved service centre is short https://www.zf.com/unitedkingdom/en_gb/ ... 12/SERVICE

BMW not do this?
by Nathan135i
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Alignment is STILL off
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: Alignment is STILL off

Don't want to hijack a thread but i feel similar. Had it done last time and it just feels poor. Thought it was the tyres but they seem fine. Heres my printout. https://imgur.com/a/xIMIlvU
by Nathan135i
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Strange handling
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Strange handling

funnily enough i've been experiencing a similar issue. I had ASY3 on the rears and PSS on the front and it was fine. After putting ASY3 on the front to match it felt twichy at high speeds. Really twitch so much so i nearly binned it. Had it tracked and still feels like sh*t. I will post the diagram...

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