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by marco_polo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Service reminder refusing to go out!!
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Service reminder refusing to go out!!

Does it definitely need a service? Or is there an issue with the car? Low battery voltage is usually favourite for that symbol at this time of year.

How many volts does it say with the engine off but headlights on? Should be 12.6V approx.
by marco_polo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Slow
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Slow

218bhp sounds like pub talk / happy dyno to me.
If it makes much more than 195bhp on an accurate dyno I'd be very pleased.

The 116D is designed for fuel economy rather than performance, so the gearing is much longer (than a 120D or 123D for example), which means slow acceleration.
by marco_polo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Stone chip touch up
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Stone chip touch up

Yes, AW is lacquered.

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by marco_polo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Stone chip touch up
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Stone chip touch up

buy cheap = buy twice.
by marco_polo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Tyres/Wheels
Topic: Which Bolts? 130i LE on 216s
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Which Bolts? 130i LE on 216s

All BMW wheels will take the same stock wheel bolts, no need to replace.
by marco_polo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Binding front brake -- Any Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Binding front brake -- Any Advice

Slider pins are always favourite, I'd fit a recon caliper.
by marco_polo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: oil filter break up
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: oil filter break up

Yes, quite common on the B58 as you were told.

Unfiltered oil is obviously really bad news, how long ago did they estimate it failed?

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by marco_polo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Buying used F20/F21 118d/120d/125d
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Buying used F20/F21 118d/120d/125d

Yes, we've had 2014's fail catastrophically on here.
by marco_polo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: [Urgent] non-BMW post-service advice please (misfire)
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: [Urgent] non-BMW post-service advice please (misfire)

As you allude to, it's not the best idea for the Cat, but I doubt it will have done any harm in 5 miles.
by marco_polo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Buying used F20/F21 118d/120d/125d
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Buying used F20/F21 118d/120d/125d

Save up, and treat yourself to one of the later B47's.
by marco_polo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Buying a used m235i
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: Buying a used m235i

magic_1916 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:36 am
After doing a lot of research, etc I decided to up my budget and go for the m240i instead! Picked the car up on Friday morning
Nice. Make very sure it's got the radiator rock guards fitted: https://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f ... 1#p1401851
by marco_polo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: Alternative oem 18” wheel fitment
Replies: 21
Views: 2244

Re: Alternative oem 18” wheel fitment

Stick, 640m look far nicer to me.
by marco_polo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M140 B58 Wagner cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: M140 B58 Wagner cooler

It should give you more cooling capacity, so it will be harder to over heat the cooling system. The coolant won't be any cooler than before so no extra power (can't get colder than the ambient air temp), but it should delay the moment you suffer power losses due to an overwhelmed system - if that's ...
by marco_polo
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Whistle more shriek from engine
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Whistle more shriek from engine

Drivers' side, under the exhaust manifold as you'd expect. Roughly a foot below the washer bottle filler cap.
by marco_polo
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Whistle more shriek from engine
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Whistle more shriek from engine

Listen at the exhaust pipe tips, if you're hearing a siren like noise when rev'd it's the turbo.

Hopefully it's just a squealing belt/pulley, but 'loss of power' really isn't a good sign.

Could also be a boost leak possibly, shrieking charge pipe? Worth a good look.

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