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by Justchris17
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: N55 heat soak question
Replies: 2
Views: 149

N55 heat soak question

I know these engines run hot and the engine bay gets well toasty is heat soak an actual problem with open cone filters, does the intercooler counter the additional heat soak?
by Justchris17
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?

I've got 5w40 in at the moment but with winter around the corner I am opting for a thinner oil when cold. I bought that 0w30 on Marcos advice for the winter.

Alister did you run the same oil year round in this car?
by Justchris17
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?

marco_polo wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Justchris17 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:02 pm
marco_polo wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:21 am
Castrol Edge Titanium FST 0w30 LL04

I've bought this oil. What makes it better than 5w30 LL04?
Flows/protects better when the engine is cool/cold. 5w30 is the poor cousin.
Thanks for the tip to buy it. So what's he best oil for when summer comes? 0w40 or 5w40?
by Justchris17
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?

marco_polo wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:21 am
Castrol Edge Titanium FST 0w30 LL04

I've bought this oil. What makes it better than 5w30 LL04?
by Justchris17
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Tyres/Wheels
Topic: 135i winter wheels m sport alloys
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Re: 135i winter wheels m sport alloys

Most people fit 225/40/18 92 fronts and 235/40/18 95 rears. You don't want to sacrifice too much wet/dry grip for the 5 days it snows. Is this still the common set up Marco? Looking to order in next two days. Will the 40 sidewall profile fit the rears no problem? Has anyone used Nokian WR A4 tyres?
by Justchris17
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Euro car parts service discount
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Euro car parts service discount

Just a heads up everyone euros have a good discount for service items which has 3 days left I've got; 8L 0w30 castrol titanium edge FST MANN Oil filter Is £72.61 With added MANN air filter is £86.90 I was previously looking at £74.50 just for the oil at opies. Anyone have any idea on what pollen fil...
by Justchris17
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?

I've done 6k miles since March/April. I can't see any negatives regarding changing at these interval and using thicker oil for summer and thinner for winter?
by Justchris17
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?

Thinking about the environment as in using less oil?
by Justchris17
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?

I always change my oil 6k or 6 months what ever comes first lol but want the best type of oil for the upcoming conditions for my Beemer
by Justchris17
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?

Your a star Marco thanks
by Justchris17
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Birds Quaife ATB diff group buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 2297

Re: Birds Quaife ATB diff group buy?

...I recently bought a tidy Shogun that will be much better in the Winter with 4x4 and locking diffs, for a lot less than the discounted Quaiffe... Another car Alistair your doing well lol Hi Chris - how's your lovely car? I miss it! I think it's an illness...I've always got quite a few! 130i, Sylv...
by Justchris17
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 135i N55 winter engine oil choices?
Replies: 18
Views: 499

135i N55 winter engine oil choices?

Hi guys my first winter is coming in this car and it's due it's 6k oil change, I've been using Castrol edge 5w40 LL-04 but wondering what's the best grade oil to use for winter I'm thinking a thinner oil due to cold temps? I live in Newcastle but commute to north east Scotland so doesn't get much co...
by Justchris17
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Birds Quaife ATB diff group buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 2297

Re: Birds Quaife ATB diff group buy?

Discounted it’ll be £1466 inc VAT fitted. Do I have 5 takers? Sorry, I'm out. Now that my 130i has M3 LCAs/front ARB, Ian's camber plates, Koni Sports/bump stops, subframe inserts and Vredesteins, it's a very good road car and I can't justify spending £1500 on a diff. ...I recently bought a tidy Sh...
by Justchris17
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: N55 preventive maintenance...
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: N55 preventive maintenance...

I don't have dct pal so can't answer on that. Gearbox oil was changed by previous owner, I changed my diff oil which was straight forward I made a thread somewhere.

My car also had a water pump replacement not too long ago so I can hold off on coolant.
by Justchris17
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: N55 preventive maintenance...
Replies: 2
Views: 221

N55 preventive maintenance...

Hi guys cars hit 64k and I'm planning a bit of preventive maintenance before winter which included another oil change. I'm thinking of doing the alternator belt and pully is it just the 1 belt and pully that is recommended I'm currently offshore so can't just look at my car lol. Anyone suggest any o...

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