My130's Journey

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by RoyBoy777 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:47 am

Small update :
Car had her mot, passed no problems!
Had the rear brake disks and pads done ! M-tec disks yellow stuff pads !
Was hoping to get the braided lines done and new fluid at the same time. However fluids arrived no problem, lines didn't arrive in time so was annoyed especially as I had ordered them 6 weeks before mot was due!

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by marctwoo » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:12 pm

Might have to get me a weighted gear knob as well then. I've got the BMW SSK and a fresh CDV waiting to be fitted, still mulling over whether I should get the mounts done as well. I'm leaning towards the M3 OEM ones.

What about the clutch stop? Never come across that before. I was under the assumption it's good practice to fully press the clutch pedal all the way to the floor before doing a gear change (obviously skip that advice when having some fun :D )
E87 130i - Desperately attempting to keep it stock...
http://www.babybmw.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=92825

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by RoyBoy777 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:41 pm

marctwoo wrote:Might have to get me a weighted gear knob as well then. I've got the BMW SSK and a fresh CDV waiting to be fitted, still mulling over whether I should get the mounts done as well. I'm leaning towards the M3 OEM ones.

What about the clutch stop? Never come across that before. I was under the assumption it's good practice to fully press the clutch pedal all the way to the floor before doing a gear change (obviously skip that advice when having some fun :D )
Jonwilli has one sounded worth a go cost peanuts! Still to be fitted !
I believe mine are the M3 E46 spec , same as on Jon's car . Haven't driven it in anger much since then !


Where did you order your brake lines from?

I paid just under £120 for a full set of Hel braided lines from Helperformance.com with lifetime warranty. Arrived in 3 days.

Car is looking good. How about Led Darklines to modernise the rear? I'm planning on doing that next year. Cotswold quoted £336 for the kit including wiring. They'll need coding too.
They Goodridge brake lines, paid about the same I think ! They said that Goodridge had to make them , then 1st set got lost in the post bla bla , can't remember the name of the company will have to find the invoice!

Led Darklines : I'm not sure, I don't mind the rears to much ! Especially since I tinted them red not so in your face bright ! If I'm honest I would rather spend the money elsewhere for now !

Want to get plugs , coils , vanos , water pump and thermostat done in the 1st half of the new year!
More for total peace of mind than anything else!

Then finish the suspension and Lsd ! Would be a great year on the car !

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by RoyBoy777 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:14 am

Not much happening with the car at the mo !
Just had my usual early year oil change gone with the 5w40, castrol . Coolant change and spark plugs changed !
Ordered a new rear wiper motor as that packed up this week !
Need to respray the bonnet as has 2 areas where the clear lacquer has come off super annoying! Money I could have spent elsewhere! Frustrating!

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by Davy130 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:39 am

Enjoyed your write up. When you got your new cdv did you need to alter it or did it come ready. Have a 130i so i have taken on board your upgrades.

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by RoyBoy777 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:23 pm

Davy130 wrote:
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Enjoyed your write up. When you got your new cdv did you need to alter it or did it come ready. Have a 130i so i have taken on board your upgrades.

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Hi .
Bought a new one and removed the little piece in the middle that restricts the fluid. There is a how to do it somewhere on here !

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by Davy130 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:16 am

Good stuff. I read somewhere that u can get one allready altered from America i think. Depends on the cost if that one etc compared to a diy. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by markhurley » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:24 am

Just buy one from BMW over here it's so easy to modify takes about 10 seconds ! Don't waste your money on one from the states
130i Birds B1 suspension,M3 front arms,M3 rear arms,Powerflex inserts ,BMWP strut brace,M135i front brake's,BMWP rear brake's, 28mm M3 front roll bar,20mm white line rear roll bar ,Quaife LSD,MPSCup2tyre's.

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by RoyBoy777 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:42 am

Davy130 wrote:
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:16 am
Good stuff. I read somewhere that u can get one allready altered from America i think. Depends on the cost if that one etc compared to a diy. Thanks for the reply.

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Mate. 2 sec job ,don't waste the cash on it from the states.

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by Davy130 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:35 am

Ok cheers lads.

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by RoyBoy777 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:32 pm

Pictures restored !!!

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by RoyBoy777 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:46 pm

Small Update :
Bought some MV2 reps for my summer wheels. They were in a sorry state so gave them a clean and a tidy up for the time being while I'm deciding what colour to have then refurbished in , Thinking ferric grey.
Image130i-27 by Roy Haldane, on Flickr

Image130i-28 by Roy Haldane, on Flickr

Image130i-29 by Roy Haldane, on Flickr

Image130i-30 by Roy Haldane, on Flickr

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by RoyBoy777 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:49 pm

Mv2's on the car !!
Image130i-31 by Roy Haldane, on Flickr

Image130i-32 by Roy Haldane, on Flickr

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by RoyBoy777 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:04 am

Updated my iDrive controller !!Giving it a much fresher look !
With a Huge thanks to Craig (Wibbles) doing some remote coding ! What a Legend !!
Out with the Old :
Image130i-33 by Roy Haldane, on Flickr

In with The New !
Image130i-34 by Roy Haldane, on Flickr

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Re: My130's Journey

Post by walkie86 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:41 am

Looks way better. Is it plug and play or does it need coding?
Le Mans Blue '06 E87 130i 6MT (almost fully optioned) - 135i muffler:ZHP knob:AC Schnitzer Type3 18x8.5:Nolathane rear subframe bushes:camber pin mod:E9x M3 front sway/LCA:CF front splitters:Aero spoiler:LCI Darklines

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