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by marco_polo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 125i vs 130i
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: 125i vs 130i

As Toed64 says, the engines are identical 3.0 N52's apart from the electronic map. The 125i has slightly longer gearing though, so even when the same (higher power DISA) 130i map is uploaded, the 125i will have negligibly slower acceleration. The 125i is a wonderful car, I'd happily have one today. ...
by marco_polo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M140i wheel paint issues!
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: M140i wheel paint issues!

I fail to believe 719's can be any worse.
by marco_polo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Alignment

Get happy with the Plug Gas in advance, fingers crossed they'll free up.
by marco_polo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: 666m wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: 666m wheels

Genuine 666m wheels are 20" and won't fit.

You can buy some weak cheapo 18" replicas from China, but I wouldn't fit those to my wheelbarrow.

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by marco_polo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Buckled wheel - MOT fail?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Buckled wheel - MOT fail?

The can fail a car for having a buckled wheel if it's sufficiently bent, they'll usually call it 'Road Wheel Distortion' or something similar.

You'll want to fix it soon anyway, before it damages your bushes/dampers/wheel bearing/etc
by marco_polo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: HELP!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 914

Re: HELP!!!!

Wire colour obviously doesn't matter. With the wire gauge, if there's any doubt, go slightly thicker (rather than slightly thinner).
by marco_polo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: HELP!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 914

Re: HELP!!!!

Forkhandles wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:10 pm
buy a soldering iron and some heat shrink and DIY [emoji3]
This.

New vent, quick bit of easy DIY, all sorted. Maybe buy some rat poison too....
by marco_polo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Alignment

From that printout, you're crabbing down the road. The rear is a long way out, front looks acceptable?
by marco_polo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M140i wheel paint issues!
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: M140i wheel paint issues!

Yup. Soft, heavy, poorly painted junk.
by marco_polo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Best year to buy
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Best year to buy

Facelift added next to nothing, slightly different interior, different rear lights, nothing you'd miss.

The early cars were better in my opinion, they had the hydraulic power steering.
by marco_polo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: Water pump

sidsilver2 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:25 am
Thanks everyone, is that for all years or are the later ones ok?
All years, my 2014 N55 pump will have the same longevity. Nothing to worry about unduly, a new one is only around £250 + fitting.
by marco_polo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: Water pump

sidsilver2 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:34 am
If the pumps been done, does it last longer than the original?
No, same longevity. Bargain on a new one every 80,000 miles approx.

Anecdotally it seems changing the coolant every 3-4 years (per the G48 coolant chemists' advice) seems to prolong their life. That's much cheaper at £15ish.
by marco_polo
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Rear Abs Sensor 2009 e81 116d
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Rear Abs Sensor 2009 e81 116d

One per wheel.

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