Ahas's 130i

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Ahas's 130i

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Hello folks,

Firstly a quick thanks to all who posted and pointed me in the direction of some 130i's for sale whilst I was looking for one for myself on the Hunters thread.

I've just pick up this.

Stunning, drove it back from Manchester to Newcastle its amazing, the poise and power is incredible for a car of its age.

Comes with xenons, full leather (not heated), comfort access, and is pre-lci so hydraulic steering. FSH. Power fold wing mirrors etc

It's not perfect needs the following;

A new diff - there's a diff whine at all speeds above 20mph. Thinking going for an LSD, any suggestions / recommendations welcomed.
Another option is stick a diff from an Auto on. Will depend on my head over heart when it comes to £££s

Bit of a leak from the exhaust. Would LOVE to put a BMWP exhaust on but hard to find!

Needs a service so thinking rocker cover and OFH gasket at the same time.

Bonnet latch cable

Drivers wing mirror doesn't fold, so needs replacing.

Cosmetics such as door sill covers

Once the above are sorted I'll start doing nonessential, spoiler, suspension, retro fit cruise etc.

So Diff is the first job, the plan was to ideally get the 130 home, stick it on axle stands remove the exhaust and diff, replace as necessary and clean and protect underbody, all whilst using my current 330ci to get me back to work and back.
However, as things never go to plan someone put a deposit on my 330ci! So that will be going sooner than I expected / wanted...

I'll get some more pics up when I get a chance and any suggestions are greatfully received.

Ahas, ImageImage

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Re: Ahas's 130i

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Looks good. Le Mans blue really suits these.
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congrats on your new car! looks great !

sure you will find most,if not all answers here.... for the exhaust,look into the e82 135i backbox option!!





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Re: Ahas's 130i

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Thanks @sam140 and @holland130i

Appreciated, this forum is amazing! So much knowledge and info, I don't know where to start :lol:

Looks like the chap who wanted to buy the e46 has changed his mind, honestly some absolute f**kers about, complete waste of time. I'm lucky I pulled it from the MOT he wanted me to put it through. But on the plus side gives me time to start removing the diff from mine.
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Sweet ride, congrats.
Reminds me of my previous LMB 130i before this one. It's a nice blue when buffed up.
I would put all my efforts into finding an aero spoiler, it really finishes the roof/rear. Breakers yards, ebay or some after market ones.

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BMWP exhaust / BMWP intake / BMWP short shift / BMWP alcantara / MPS4 / Aero spoiler / Tinted
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Adaptive LED / Pro Nav / MPPSK Carbon / MP grills / MP diffuser / Heated / Tinted
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Re: Ahas's 130i

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Thanks Med, agree colour comes up lovely after a polish. I fancied a white or silver but the LMB looks amazing in the flesh.

Agree spoiler is on the top of the list, just hard to come by.

Does anyone know how the aftermarket ones compare?
Anyone fitted and have any thoughts?

ahas,

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