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by alackofspeed
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Pinion seal replacement - TIS
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Pinion seal replacement - TIS

Have managed to locate the TIS for anyone else needing the information.

Garage job, I've decided.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f21- ... d/Gzr8gbzS
by alackofspeed
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Pinion seal replacement - TIS
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Pinion seal replacement - TIS

marco_polo wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:53 am
Do you have a 50mm Spanner? Can you even buy the front seal separately?
yes and yes.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=33_1621
by alackofspeed
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Pinion seal replacement - TIS
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Pinion seal replacement - TIS

Does anyone know the procedure for changing the pinion seal on the F-series differential? Directions to a TIS document would much appreciated.
by alackofspeed
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Anyone running Birds latest spring and damper setup?
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Anyone running Birds latest spring and damper setup?

I used Koni Yellow adjustable shocks.. on soft, it's silky smooth, even paired with H&R 25mm. Albeit with limited travel, of course! If you're around Reading, you're welcome to come and have a play. It sounds a bit like your shocks are valved wrong - are the B6 shocks adjustable? Thanks for the off...
by alackofspeed
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Anyone running Birds latest spring and damper setup?
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Anyone running Birds latest spring and damper setup?

Have you considered a bit more cushioning with some 17" wheels? Does your MR2 run low profile tyres? Or some slightly shorter rear bumpstops? Yep, it runs 215/45 and 195/45 tyres, so comparable sidewall depth. The BMW has short 5-series bumpstops on the rear. 17" wheels aren't an option, as they wo...
by alackofspeed
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Anyone running Birds latest spring and damper setup?
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Anyone running Birds latest spring and damper setup?

Connar92 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Ive got the birds setup. Suspension and diff on my 235. Im in Norfolk if thats any help to you?


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Thanks, I'm in Dorset, so a good distance away.
by alackofspeed
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Anyone running Birds latest spring and damper setup?
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Anyone running Birds latest spring and damper setup?

Your current set-up sounds really good, on paper at least. What exactly is up with it? It works and deals with all bumps with a well resolved thud, but I find the ride a little jarring for daily use (especially on the motorway) and is aggravating my lower back - it feels like the damping is maybe a...
by alackofspeed
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Anyone running Birds latest spring and damper setup?
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Anyone running Birds latest spring and damper setup?

...and if you are, where are you based? I'm still searching for the "Goldilocks" suspension components for my use of my M135i. Currently running M140i front springs, M135i rear springs, on Bilstein B6 dampers. The car still seems unwilling to fully settle and needs some minor changes to get it where...
by alackofspeed
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Bought an M135i. Turbo replaced after 45k miles.
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Bought an M135i. Turbo replaced after 45k miles.

Maybe the owner managed to persuade the dealership to replace the turbo due to wastegate rattle?
by alackofspeed
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Remote key failure
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Remote key failure

This evening I unlocked then locked my car as usual using the remote. I went back to the car about five minutes later and the car was unresponsive to the remote. I can get the car to start after a placing the key against the column and pressing the start button a few times, however, the remote remai...
by alackofspeed
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Ohlins R&T vs Bilstein PSS10'S
Replies: 97
Views: 3102

Re: Ohlins R&T vs Bilstein PSS10'S

You can't preload Rear springs on these kits. That's my understanding too. You'd stroke-out the rear damper trying to use it as some kind of a spring compressor, resulting in zero rebound. Exactly - ride height at the rear is all down to spring length, spring rate and perch position. Anyhow, for wh...
by alackofspeed
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Ohlins R&T vs Bilstein PSS10'S
Replies: 97
Views: 3102

Re: Ohlins R&T vs Bilstein PSS10'S

On the rear, unless you top out the damper, the spring length, spring rate and perch position dictate the ride height. On the front, you can add preload and remove sag from the damper, but compensate with the damper lower threaded collar.
by alackofspeed
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Ohlins R&T vs Bilstein PSS10'S
Replies: 97
Views: 3102

Re: Ohlins R&T vs Bilstein PSS10'S

That’s not how it works on the back, which is what I understood was being discussed.
by alackofspeed
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Ohlins R&T vs Bilstein PSS10'S
Replies: 97
Views: 3102

Re: Ohlins R&T vs Bilstein PSS10'S

Shortening the length of the damper (using it like a strap) seems like a really harsh/unsympathetic way to use them. Must give an odd ride if the damper is short enough to compress the spring when the car's wheels are on the ground, and therefore lift the wheel off the ground during tiny undulation...
by alackofspeed
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Ohlins R&T vs Bilstein PSS10'S
Replies: 97
Views: 3102

Re: Ohlins R&T vs Bilstein PSS10'S

I ran the Ohlins kit with 450lb rears and 275lb fronts. Natural frequency circa 2Hz.

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