eLliE - 130i

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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by ChesterUK » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:05 am

Boring update post I'm afraid, which is kind of a good thing. She's up to 88'000 now, sailed through the MOT and inspection service, no problems at all. Clutch will be due soon, and I need some front tyres before the summers go back on, and they'll be Hankook Ventus Evo S2s like the rears. Will be glad to get ride of those Falkens!

The only other things planned is rotary polish in the spring, and a new steering wheel trim as mine is worn now. She's 9, so only to be expected.

Not sure if any of you 130i BMW Performance exhaust owners have noticed, but now it's been on a fair time, it's got quite loud! Cruising is still fine, but cold start and full throttle is, expressive! She still puts a smile on my face even though it can be a little much for early morning starts.
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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by ChesterUK » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:46 am

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Happy birthday! :D
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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by DAL14 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:12 am

A big day! Mine is just about to hit 110 but I still can't imagine parting with her.

Power fold mirrors and CIC idrive controller arrived today.

Having moved to the countryside I was going to order the new x3 but when it looked like I might need to sell the 130iLE to part fund it I dismissed the idea entirely!!!!

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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by janhe » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:33 am

DAL14 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:12 am
Power fold mirrors and CIC idrive controller arrived today.
May I ask where you sourced the controller and what it cost?

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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by DAL14 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:51 pm

eBay... £70. I have no idea if it will work but as per a thread on this site it should give you direct function access from the buttons without scrolling through menus. Need the trim piece too of course £20. The reason I'm doing it now is because the trim in mine is marked so if I'm going to change it I may as well sneak in a little upgrade!

I'll be updating to nbt next year but can't justify the expense at the moment. It annoys me that I will lose the folding screen on the CCC which I happen to love.

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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by janhe » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:00 pm

Alrighty, thank you!

I saw also this mod on this site and seems like a nice little feature to have. What I could gather from other sites, there’s a good chance that it would be plug & pray on my car as well.

Sorry for OT. :)

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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by DAL14 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:49 pm

ChesterUK

Have you seen any other LEs on your travels? Been an owner now for 2 years and still yet to see one!

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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by ChesterUK » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:20 am

Yeah I've seen a few; I even saw a white 3-door 130i the other day, and believe it or not they're even more rare! Seeing Dom's a couple of years back was cheating though because that was at Santa Pod.

I've just gone to check the stats on How Many Left. I'm positive they used to differentiate between 3-door and 5-door cars; seemingly not now. I thought it would be interesting to compare 3-door 130i registrations with M140i today. Anyone have any ideas here?
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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by BMWBrad » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:20 pm

Where was this white 3 door? It wasn’t me was it :lol:
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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by ChesterUK » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:53 pm

In Peterborough. No wasn't you mate, this car had standard halogen lamps.
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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by BMWBrad » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:01 pm

Just checking :)
I’ve only ever seen 3 on the roads in my 4 years of ownership. 1 Black, 1 silver and 1 blue.
Never seen an LE in the flesh.
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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by sixpistons » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:58 pm

BMWBrad wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Just checking :)
I’ve only ever seen 3 on the roads in my 4 years of ownership. 1 Black, 1 silver and 1 blue.
Never seen an LE in the flesh.
There's obviously a concentration of them round here - I've seen 2 more regularly parked around the site where I work
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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by KoenigKT6 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:33 am

Only seen 1 other LE about, in John Lewis car park in Kingston. Wasn't anyone on here was it?
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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by jonwilli » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:11 am

DAL14 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:51 pm
eBay... £70. I have no idea if it will work but as per a thread on this site it should give you direct function access from the buttons without scrolling through menus. Need the trim piece too of course £20. The reason I'm doing it now is because the trim in mine is marked so if I'm going to change it I may as well sneak in a little upgrade!

I'll be updating to nbt next year but can't justify the expense at the moment. It annoys me that I will lose the folding screen on the CCC which I happen to love.
Was it plug and play in the end? I'm thinking of doing the same as you.

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Re: eLliE - 130i

Post by DAL14 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:15 pm

Attempting the fix this weekend. Fingers crossed. I'll let you know.

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