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by marco_polo
Mon May 27, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E87 engine level oil max
Replies: 19
Views: 241

Re: E87 engine level oil max

Was the Castrol Fully Synthetic up to LL04 spec? It might be, but that description means nothing at all.

In my own car I use Castrol Edge Titanium FST 0w30 LL04, frequent changes.
by marco_polo
Mon May 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E87 engine level oil max
Replies: 19
Views: 241

Re: E87 engine level oil max

The spec is LL04, it comes in a few different grades.

0w30 LL04 was factory fill, 5w30 LL04 is cheaper stuff.

Most materials expand when they get hot, the oil level rises as it heats up obviously.
by marco_polo
Mon May 27, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: F40 (2020-tbd)
Topic: New m35i leak pictures
Replies: 148
Views: 11202

Re: New m35i leak pictures

Yup, they will have alienated most of the existing M-Lite fan base on here (who would already be in a Golf R or whatever, if they wanted a 2.0 Haldex), but BMW will pick-up the Can't-drive customers instead. Most of us will naturally migrate to the more expensive G42 if/when it's finally released, s...
by marco_polo
Mon May 27, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E87 engine level oil max
Replies: 19
Views: 241

Re: E87 engine level oil max

I would change the oil, draining it completely and then refilling with exactly 5.2L of oil.

At least then you know it's
a) not diluted
b) correctly filled

If the oil level rises again after that you have a problem, probably DPF-regen related.
by marco_polo
Mon May 27, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Speaker connector question...
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Speaker connector question...

Typically a wire with a stripe is negative, not sure though.
by marco_polo
Mon May 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Speaker connector question...
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Speaker connector question...

BMW specials, you're probably going to have to adapt the wiring. Either crimp some new female spades on, or solder them permanently.
by marco_polo
Mon May 27, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Brake Fluid Intervals
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Brake Fluid Intervals

Yes, the heat mainly. Rubber hoses (particularly the braided lines) and piston seals allow some moisture to permeate through slowly too.
by marco_polo
Mon May 27, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: F40 (2020-tbd)
Topic: New m35i leak pictures
Replies: 148
Views: 11202

Re: New m35i leak pictures

I think it's ok looking, and it will flatter talentless retards who can't drive for toffees. Point, squirt, yawn.

Doesn't appeal to me, but I'm sure some people will buy it just to have a propeller on the bonnet.
by marco_polo
Mon May 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E87 engine level oil max
Replies: 19
Views: 241

Re: E87 engine level oil max

Honestly, I think the N47 is a garbage engine. I would change the oil, draining it completely and then refilling with exactly 5.2L of oil. At least then you know it's a) not diluted b) correctly filled If the oil level rises again after that you have a problem, probably DPF-regen related. Does the c...
by marco_polo
Mon May 27, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Tuned B58 Spark plugs
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Tuned B58 Spark plugs

I'm with Nisfan. I'd go for standard plugs, BMW spec'd them well.

Colder plugs (longer insulator) usually leads to carbon build ups (as they no longer self clean) = huge drop in performance in the end.
by marco_polo
Mon May 27, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Whiteline inserts fitted
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: Whiteline inserts fitted

Yup, that's right, 6 out of 8 inserts will slide straight in, 2 won't go. To be clear, 6 of the bushes in the KDT918 kit fit no problem and 2 of them won’t? Is is ok running just the 6 and not all of them? I’ve bought the KDT918 kit but been told none of them fit so I haven’t fit them. They’ve just...
by marco_polo
Sun May 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E87 Boot unlock with doors
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: E87 Boot unlock with doors

Good skills, well done.
by marco_polo
Sun May 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Brake Fluid Intervals
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Brake Fluid Intervals

On a 2004, I'm guessing you're no longer concerned about a FSH. The interval is a little paranoid, BMW covering their butts.

If the current fluid is good and you bleed the junk fluid out of each calliper reasonably regularly, I personally don't believe a full change is necessary every 2 years.
by marco_polo
Sun May 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Brake reset?
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Brake reset?

Are you attempting it with the door fully closed?

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