What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by Nottnowcato » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:59 am

Today (well, yesterday) I clay-barred the front end to try (failed!) to get rid of the gritty spots and residue of a shoddy turtlewax that had to be rushed when rain forced an abort. Getting that close has just made me realise just how many scuffs and chips and small dings there are! The previous owner kept immaculate service records, but by gum she had poor spatial awareness :shock:

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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by MPN1 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:03 pm

Re-coloured my drivers seat.

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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by Tez123d » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:35 pm

MPN1 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Re-coloured my drivers seat.

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That looks a million times better what product did you use as my seats have started to do the same

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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by MPN1 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:55 pm

2007 130i le m sport. Bilstein B6 Rears with Powerflex Mounts. Camber Pin Mod. BMWP Grilles. Royal Steering Wheel. Powerflex Front ARB Bushes.

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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by Nottnowcato » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:45 pm

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Taken me nearly all day but made her look like new ImageImage

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I was about to ask if that was an Msport as the bumper looks different to mine then I looked closer at the signature thing at the bottom of your reply :D

I've been pondering over black grills and wheels, I'm not sure if I prefer the contrast of the chrome against the black, but I have to admit that looks really really nice.

Oh, and are the side repeaters an easy swap? Just a clip and a plug, or does it mean getting off a load of interior trim and clambering around the footwells?

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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by Fastasbmw » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:14 pm

Nottnowcato wrote:
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I was about to ask if that was an Msport as the bumper looks different to mine then I looked closer at the signature thing at the bottom of your reply :D

I've been pondering over black grills and wheels, I'm not sure if I prefer the contrast of the chrome against the black, but I have to admit that looks really really nice.

Oh, and are the side repeaters an easy swap? Just a clip and a plug, or does it mean getting off a load of interior trim and clambering around the footwells?
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Side repeaters... just lift up the front edge.. pointing towards the front.. carefully mind your paint.. i did it with a plastic cable tie.. the then push the whole lens forward.. you will need to pull the front part quite hard to pop it out of a little metal clip.. but its quite easy... they unclip the electrical connector and you are done..

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Post by Webarno » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:24 pm

Having a new steering rack put in :/
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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by Nottnowcato » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:35 pm

Fastasbmw wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:14 pm
Nottnowcato wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:45 pm


Side repeaters... just lift up the front edge.. pointing towards the front.. carefully mind your paint.. i did it with a plastic cable tie.. the then push the whole lens forward.. you will need to pull the front part quite hard to pop it out of a little metal clip.. but its quite easy... they unclip the electrical connector and you are done..
Bostin! I'm getting on eBay as we speak.

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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by SiBMW » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:59 pm

What he said


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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by ransom » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:05 pm

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Fitted M3/4 style black kidneys to my m135... got mirrors coming soon, I’ve also bought a BCS exhaust so if anybody wants a month old backbox delete. Msg me


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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by Rob71 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:40 pm

This weekend i did a Coolant change and Oil service on the 130i and then had a set of 4 new Michelin PS4 tyres fitted.

Next weekend I will hopefully have time to fit the new Bilstein B12 Pro Kit i have all built up with new top mounts etc sitting in the garage. :D

So much for not spending money on it this month! :lol:

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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by Nottnowcato » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:46 pm

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Successfully fitted the snazzy new side repeaters! :D

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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by Twenny » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:46 pm

Nottnowcato wrote:Image

Successfully fitted the snazzy new side repeaters! :D
Must be the angle as they look like they’re over the door and wing.

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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by Nottnowcato » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:55 pm

Hah! It does look like it. They do go pretty far back, right to the edge of the wing

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Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Post by NA2212 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:25 pm

Hi,
I've recently joined this forum hoping to get some advice on my BMW 1 series as the mechanics don't know what the fault is.. as it was initially thought to be a misfire.
The car was showing drive train error on the dashboard so after taking it to a garage they said it could be the coils or the spark plugs or both. After connecting it to a machine the results were clear and car wasn't showing any fault so the mechanic decided to change all the spark plugs. The message on the dashboard has now gone.
My issue is that I keep hearing a crackling noise on the drivers side (like sparks almost) and I find this worrying. It was doing this even before the mechanic changed the spark plus.
Also, when I accelerate and go to higher speeds in higher gears the car begins to judder.

Any suggestions welcome.
I'm a lady owner with very little knowledge on cars.
Nat

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