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by Steve C
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: dreadful exhaust flap rattle .
Replies: 1057
Views: 89729

Re: dreadful exhaust flap rattle .

LadyBayImp wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:01 pm
The chap at Sytner actually said it’s been a few months since anyone had the fault.
I've had the death rattle once on my car so far. If it becomes a regular occurrence it will be going in to Sytner Nottm so good to hear they have experience of the problem.
by Steve C
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Experience moving from 3 series to 1 series?
Replies: 23
Views: 1574

Re: Experience moving from 3 series to 1 series?

I went from a 330d to a M140 and much prefer the lighter, smaller 1er for more fun and think it is comfortable enough for long distances also.

I would only get the larger car if you actually need the larger interior space.
by Steve C
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: If you're weighing up Bus Nav or Pro Nav....
Replies: 55
Views: 5123

Re: If you're weighing up Bus Nav or Pro Nav....

Had Pro Media on my previous F30, but didn't bother on the M140. Don't miss it to be honest, and there is no functional difference with the navigation system. Rarely use the navigation, and not a music buff, hence my choice. To be honest, and my opinion obviously, I don't think Pro is worth the ext...
by Steve C
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Massive delay - wtf
Replies: 50
Views: 4082

Re: Massive delay - wtf

marco_polo wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:11 pm
As them for a loaner.
Mine was delayed 10 weeks. At the time of ordering I said that time was of the essence so they gave me a 435i to cover the 10 week delay. No dramas.
by Steve C
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: New air con condenser m140
Replies: 27
Views: 1651

Re: New air con condenser m140

I lost aircon recently - dealer said the gas pressure from the factory is kept low to avoid damage in transit. If pressure drops below a threshold it will stop working. My pressure was c.100. They re-gassed it to about 500 and all was well. Took 2 hrs to re-gas as they use a new environmentally frie...
by Steve C
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: A little advice about checking tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: A little advice about checking tyres

I don't physically check my pressures as often as I should but I do regularly check the idrive for the pressures.
by Steve C
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Coolant tanks on the M140i
Replies: 47
Views: 7384

Re: Coolant tanks on the M140i

I was thinking the same. Shouldn't affect the cooling too much? Btw, my bill to get this fixed was £900 - about £400 parts plus apparently it took them 6 - 7 hrs of labour. They said it was the first m140 they had done and it was not as straightforward as other 1 series because the engine bay is a l...
by Steve C
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M135i + E46 M3 @ Brands Hatch
Replies: 50
Views: 2606

Re: M135i + E46 M3 @ Brands Hatch

git-r2 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:52 pm
Brands is a strict no skid policy
Depends on the TDO. :-P
by Steve C
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M135i + E46 M3 @ Brands Hatch
Replies: 50
Views: 2606

Re: M135i + E46 M3 @ Brands Hatch

git-r2 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:48 pm
£160 for donnington is pretty good!! Thanks mate - will check the October date, have you booked yet?
My track car - an MX5 - is getting a new exhaust and an MOT in early Sep. Will probably book after that.
by Steve C
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M135i + E46 M3 @ Brands Hatch
Replies: 50
Views: 2606

Re: M135i + E46 M3 @ Brands Hatch

git-r2 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:30 pm

That must have been a lot of fun. How much do the days at Donington cost with the discount? Might be up for that:) :)
The Sep date is £200 after discount, Oct is £160 from memory. Details here:

https://circuit-days.co.uk/track-days-schedule-uk
by Steve C
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: The M140i photo thread
Replies: 1973
Views: 314563

Re: The M140i photo thread

CharcoalFlunky wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:27 pm
really happy with the colour combo.
I think the bonnet might not quite be the right shade....but the rest of the car looks great! :lol:
by Steve C
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M135i + E46 M3 @ Brands Hatch
Replies: 50
Views: 2606

Re: M135i + E46 M3 @ Brands Hatch

Do you know what qualifies you to become an ards instructor? Nothing. Ards instructors are mainly amateurs. One question I remember from taking my ARDS test was " if you notice your car is on fire when on track, should you a) speed up to try to put the fire out, b) pull into the pits by the fuel st...
by Steve C
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M135i + E46 M3 @ Brands Hatch
Replies: 50
Views: 2606

Re: M135i + E46 M3 @ Brands Hatch

Good point, git-r2. Too many people can talk a fast lap but not drive one! Last time I timed myself at Brands was a few years ago but was doing 58-59 secs from memory. That was in a stripped-out and caged Alfa 33! That's a good time in the Alfa, on what tyres? It was a Dunlop control tyre in the Al...
by Steve C
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Coolant tanks on the M140i
Replies: 47
Views: 7384

Re: Coolant tanks on the M140i

Workshop have just pulled out a stray bolt from the radiator. There is also some damage on the lower grill so it would appear to have fallen off a car in front on the road or such like. Time to bend over!

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