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by Barney McGrew
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Chris Knott Insurance
Topic: Great Pragmatic Service
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Great Pragmatic Service

Glad they worked for you, unfortunately not the service I received from them when I requested a quote.
by Barney McGrew
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat (Off Topic)
Topic: Home stereos / surround systems
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Home stereos / surround systems

I miss using my separates now. Due to 'modern tech' being so small etc all my stuff got relegated to the spare room as the missus didn't want the 'clutter' in the house. I still have my NAD 3130 amp along with a pair of Mordaunt Short MS 3.2 speakers from late 80's/early 90's. Still sounds great (I ...
by Barney McGrew
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M 240.. Can't get Launch Control to work
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: M 240.. Can't get Launch Control to work

I just figured if it was reasonably mechanically sympathetic It's very design is to put maximum torque through the drivetrain, which is possibly the least sympathetic thing you can do. However I agree that a car like this is not designed to be driven like a nanny, and I still can't help flooring it...
by Barney McGrew
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Is it sensible to buy a 5dr M135i with a new baby on the way?
Replies: 48
Views: 1542

Re: Is it sensible to buy a 5dr M135i with a new baby on the way?

I don't see a problem with the size of the 1 series.

The real problem is cars have become behemoths these days, so a 'normal' car appears small.

Will probably have to have the odd concession and may need to change in a few years if you have a second etc, but fine for the next few years.
by Barney McGrew
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Stone chip touch up
Replies: 21
Views: 857

Re: Stone chip touch up

Anybody seen and watched these Dr colourchip kits? seem very impressive and more idiot proof than normal touch up...And gets good reviews... Like I say in my earlier post, I bought a Chipex kit which is essentially the same - basically a paint blended to be used with a car paint safe solvent. Apply...
by Barney McGrew
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Stone chip touch up
Replies: 21
Views: 857

Re: Stone chip touch up

Blob it on, flat it back with soapy 3000 grade wet and dry. Never been that brave to try that! I just see in my head making a mess of it :lol: I was like that the first time, but it does work well and comes up nice. Make sure you use plenty of soapy water for lubrication, and use something firm and...
by Barney McGrew
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Chit Chat (Off Topic)
Topic: Torque Pro App
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Torque Pro App

Anybody tried this app on Android? I'm guessing it's not going to be massively accurate specially with the 0-60 and 1/4 mile etc but thinking of trying it, What's everyones thoughts on it who have it? Had it for years, it's a very polished app and has worked flawlessly in all the cars I've used it ...
by Barney McGrew
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Stone chip touch up
Replies: 21
Views: 857

Re: Stone chip touch up

For really fine chips I've even found a cocktail stick works well as you can be really accurate with pin point drops of paint.
by Barney McGrew
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Stone chip touch up
Replies: 21
Views: 857

Re: Stone chip touch up

Depends on size of the chip I guess. I had one on the wing that wasn't large in diameter but took the paint to the metal. I spent an hour or two on a nice warm day (luckily in summer) building up the touch-up paint to the point I could sand it back and then polish out. Result looks pretty good and I...
by Barney McGrew
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: oil filter break up
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: oil filter break up

Yeah it's definitely worrying for the long term health of the engine. Another issue with such long service intervals maybe? I've never been comfortable with the idea of 2 year odd interval. I'd be worried not only of unfiltered oil but fragments of the filter getting into galleries and blocking smal...
by Barney McGrew
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: After First Service (67) M140i Is Different (Software?)
Replies: 28
Views: 1968

Re: After First Service (67) M140i Is Different (Software?)

Mike140i wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:04 am
A stock M140i needs the JB+ for the punch!
Not really, but nice try pushing your sale in this thread :roll:
by Barney McGrew
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Slow
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Slow

My Car Isn’t as fast as it should be Hello guys so I’ve got a BMW 1 Series M Sport 116D 2.0L BHP is 218 and I feel like my car doesn’t have the kick it should have everything within my car is standard apart from the fact it’s been remapped. Is there a problem with my car or does it just need tuning...
by Barney McGrew
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Remap or custome exhaust ??
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Remap or custome exhaust ??

At that price assume it's just an off the shelf map with no other mods. Have you done anything else to the car. Not an expert at all on these cars but in my experience usually to complement a map you should be making other mods for the tune to work properly, a basic would be airfilter/box etc to all...
by Barney McGrew
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: BR Diagnostics & Retrofits
Topic: heated seat retro fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: heated seat retro fit?

Hi how did you get on with the heated seats as I’m looking for ways to do this thanks It's not ideal for some but if retro-fit isn't an option I got one of these last year and so far it's been brilliant: https://www.amazon.co.uk/**SPAM**/dp/B01LEPPUMM Second winter of use and still going strong - a...
by Barney McGrew
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Where do i stand
Replies: 25
Views: 2395

Re: Where do i stand

The problem the dealer has is he he now has a pre reg for sale rather than a new unreg car. In effect that makes them a few grand in the hole. If they are lucky. If it rolls over into the next reg plate year it will drop quite a lot again. I bought mine pre-reg after the plates changed and got abou...

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