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by marco_polo
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M140i what oil and what for track
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: M140i what oil and what for track

I'd go 0w30 just incase the temps rise.

0w20 is for fuel economy.
by marco_polo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M140i SE BUILD DATE
Replies: 21
Views: 628

Re: M140i SE BUILD DATE

Slightly off topic :) Where on the car can I find information about production date? It's not on tyre pressure sticker on door frame. Last 7 digits of your VIN please? I know about the realoem if you're thinking about that. Thing is, it is a different date that in vehicle papers (vehicle certificat...
by marco_polo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M235i active sound
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: M235i active sound

sounds mad, but I'd try OFF (in the hope that means standard) and 'rather loud'.

The S55 file is known to be very quiet. Weird that you don't have the N55, B58, N47, N20, etc, options too?
by marco_polo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M140i SE BUILD DATE
Replies: 21
Views: 628

Re: M140i SE BUILD DATE

mustang993 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:57 pm
Slightly off topic :)

Where on the car can I find information about production date? It's not on tyre pressure sticker on door frame.
Last 7 digits of your VIN please?
by marco_polo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: £40K tax
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: £40K tax

The P11D value is the list price of a car including VAT and any delivery charges, but it does not include the first registration fee or road tax.
by marco_polo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Tyres/Wheels
Topic: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting
Replies: 207
Views: 78043

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Does anyone know if the width size of an alloy can have an impact on the wheel bearing? My car has come back with an advisory for the front wheel bearing on its MOT, its running 8.5J aftermarket all round on my 2012 1 series. Its under warranty and this is covered, but wondering if BMW will kick up...
by marco_polo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Few issues pls help
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Few issues pls help

What are you washing the car with? Some shampoos can leave squeaky deposits, believe it or not! I'd try cleaning the door rubbers very thoroughly with some household APC and hot water. One shampoo which seems to quieten down the cracks and noises is Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo and Conditioner, could b...
by marco_polo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M235i active sound
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: M235i active sound

What volume is it set to, 03? 00? 05?

It should sound the best set to N55 imo, the M4 file will be fighting/overlapping the real exhaust frequencies.

Has someone physically bypassed the ASD module with one of those American harnesses? Worth checking in the boot.
by marco_polo
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Driveline warranty: worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Driveline warranty: worth it?

Is that £5k on components, or does that figure have to cover the labour bill too?

A new steering rack typically results in a £2,600 invoice, hate to think what a big job costs people.
by marco_polo
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Modified MPE M135i
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Modified MPE M135i

Have you already turned the fake noises up to 5 to add a bit more internal character? Turning up the exhaust soundtrack - without waking up the neighbours. How do you turn the volume up Marco? Code it louder with ESYS, Wibbles can help. There are usually 6 levels, 00 to 05 if I recall correctly, fr...
by marco_polo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: [New M Performance 4-cyl] He's beautiful, isn't he? ^^
Replies: 46
Views: 3240

Re: [New M Performance 4-cyl] He's beautiful, isn't he? ^^

Lol, since when do Salesmen know the first thing about cars (TRL obviously excluded). The 2er Minibus thing will continue on the Mini platform, but the M240 Coupe and M2 will still be RWD monsters. They will be dropping the 2er Vert though, they're expecting all the hairdressers to order the new Z4 ...
by marco_polo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Tyres/Wheels
Topic: Aftermarket Wheel Questions - Further Questions!!
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Aftermarket Wheel Questions

9" at ET44 will take a 255/35/18 for extra traction, allowing you to move the 245's to the front axle. (I run 245's on the front and much prefer them) Michelin SuperSports (245/35 pattern) are not great at clearing standing water though, boardering on a semi-slick which can lead to aquaplaning in he...
by marco_polo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: [New M Performance 4-cyl] He's beautiful, isn't he? ^^
Replies: 46
Views: 3240

Re: [New M Performance 4-cyl] He's beautiful, isn't he? ^^

I think the straight 6 will still be around for some time to come, the b58 in particular....but youll need at least a 3er to get one unfortunately. :( The new 2er should still come with a B58, that's not going Mini floorpan, it's going to be on the CLAR platform (basically a slightly smaller lighte...
by marco_polo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Tyres/Wheels
Topic: Aftermarket Wheel Questions - Further Questions!!
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Aftermarket Wheel Questions

Stock tyres are 225/40/18 front and 245/35/18 rear.

Et43 square, or Et43 front + ET44 rear would both be perfectly fine. No contact even when lowered substantially.

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