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by Locoblade
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: BMW 135i Engine swap
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: BMW 135i Engine swap

By the time you've done all that lot plus more (exhaust and maybe fuel pump for example?) plus sorted out any possible incompatibilities between the older ancilliary electronics in your car connecting to the newer B58 ECUs etc, I cant see how its going to be cheaper and will most likely way more exp...
by Locoblade
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: PPF (paint protection film)
Replies: 19
Views: 793

Re: PPF (paint protection film)

To address the point above about having tatty film on your car only to protect the paint for the next owner, a good PPF will resist gravel rash and small stone chips completely remaining unmarked where paint would have chipped, and also if its hit hard enough to be marked it has a degree of self hea...
by Locoblade
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Noisy tyres - Michelin PS4’s
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Noisy tyres - Michelin PS4’s

Swapped all the wheels round this morning: definitely much quieter so thanks for the advice. It’s still noisier than I’d like but am hoping it may get better as the tyres wear. Good news, sounds like it could be that then. If they are saw tooth they'll not go back to being as quiet as new as they'r...
by Locoblade
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Noisy tyres - Michelin PS4’s
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Noisy tyres - Michelin PS4’s

Sounds like tyre tread saw toothing, makes a right old racket. Check the (usually inside) edges of each tyre and ensure they haven't gone "serrated" where the front edge of one block is higher/lower than the back edge of the adjoining block which is repeated around the tyre. Easy test is to run your...
by Locoblade
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Speakers + Auto full beam on M135i 2014 vs. M235i 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: Speakers + Auto full beam on M135i 2014 vs. M235i 2015

With the Auto full beam, his lights seem to block out the cars in front but shine the lights to either side. Mine however only switch straight on or off - even though it's got the adaptive lights that move with the steering wheel. Anyone know why this might be? Just different internals? Is your M13...
by Locoblade
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Tyres/Wheels
Topic: Winter wheels and tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: Winter wheels and tyres

I got those in silver with Michelin cross climates on, everyone has a different opinion but I found the CCs great last winter (on both warm and cold days) but also only experienced frosty roads which they dealt with very well. I can't say what they'll be like in full snow but given various reviews ...
by Locoblade
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Spec Check - M240i, advice welcomed
Replies: 50
Views: 1721

Re: Spec Check - M240i, advice welcomed

Not a million miles from the spec of my 240 which I've now had for two and a bit years. I've got Auto, Pro Nav, Folding Mirrors, PDC F&R, Bum Heaters, Adaptive Susp, HK HiFi and Sunroof like you and also added Adaptive lights , steering wheel heating plus MPerformance grilles and splitter. I don't r...
by Locoblade
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: B58 broken oil filter/housing
Replies: 47
Views: 3678

Re: B58 broken oil filter/housing

Just replied to your PM, it was Barons in Hindhead but I don't have any names or anything I'm afraid. That's who I use and who I got my M140 and G31 from. Are they normally good? Yeh no complaints, bought mine from them and used them for it's first service plus a couple of services on previous cars...
by Locoblade
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M240i extended warranty options?
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: M240i extended warranty options?

As said i don't think it's like normal car insurance where they assess your individual risk, they just offer a single price for all cars of that type as long as it's under the mileage/age limits.
by Locoblade
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M240i extended warranty options?
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: M240i extended warranty options?

[Edit] Just re-read your post and now I'm really confused? You got 1yr with £250xs for £320 for 6yr old with 40k yet they quoted me north of £500 for a 3yr old with 15k :? Not doubting you but whats your sevret :D BH £320 with £250 excess is very close to the £350 with £200 excess you were quoted. ...
by Locoblade
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: B58 broken oil filter/housing
Replies: 47
Views: 3678

Re: B58 broken oil filter/housing

Glad you've got it fixed and good to know the screw method can be used to extract the broken piece
by Locoblade
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: F22 M Performance Splitter
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: F22 M Performance Splitter

Narrow ones you straddle aren't really any worse unless they're massive, you can always partially straddle them and lift one side up, and as the sides of the splitter are higher than the centre you can actually get over more severe bumps like that then if they were full width. Also the splitter will...
by Locoblade
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: B58 broken oil filter/housing
Replies: 47
Views: 3678

Re: B58 broken oil filter/housing

Yeh it's a dilemma what's best but my feeling is that heat is causing the filter to stick for whatever reason so I'm not sure it's something that gets significantly worse over multiple thousands of miles. I don't know why it would be happening though, it's not as though it's a revolutionary new desi...
by Locoblade
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: B58 broken oil filter/housing
Replies: 47
Views: 3678

Re: B58 broken oil filter/housing

So to prevent that damage on oil filter/housing we should replace it often ? It appears the filter rubber ends are perhaps drying out and sticking to the housing so when unscrewed it grips both ends and the only thing that can happen is the filter is twisted in two. not sure what you can do about i...
by Locoblade
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: B58 broken oil filter/housing
Replies: 47
Views: 3678

Re: B58 broken oil filter/housing

Yeh you'll always get a bit of residual oil sitting in the filter housing as it's pumped through that so won't fully gravity drain, you can always suck it out with a syringe or soak it up with a lint free rag if you need to see what you're doing. Those pick tools may well do the job though yep.

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