Brutus has arrived ! M140i

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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Si Bailey » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:56 pm

midlifecrisis wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:39 pm
2 punctures to boot :shock:

You're presumably on MPSS and not RFT?

I only ask, as I found the RFT's on my 123d attracted punctures like no tomorrow, although this topic was broached in another thread and someone claimed almost the opposite, so I suppose it could simply be down to bad luck, although I've not suffered trouble with my MPSS - apart from one having a roofing bolt go straight through the tyre; long story ..... :(

Arh mate, thats bad luck.
Yeah on MPSS's. Nice and grippy, just obviously the SS also stands for super soft as well as super sports :roll:
As I say, fingers crossed that it was just bad luck, and that I've had my fair share now so hopefully its someone else turn now ( sorry if that turns out to be anyone here)

Still love the car though ! What a weapon! :thumbs: :drive:
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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Si Bailey » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:43 pm

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Been a while since I've been on. Just a quick snap in the sun
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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Si Bailey » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:35 pm

Sorry,
Need to sort my photo bucket account .... in the mean time that last pic was this ...

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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Si Bailey » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:02 pm

And finally just got round to changing my Avatar from my old 120d to M140i ... only took me a year and a half :roll: :lol:
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Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Semerka » Tue May 01, 2018 8:36 am

Si Bailey wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:02 pm
And finally just got round to changing my Avatar from my old 120d to M140i ... only took me a year and a half :roll: :lol:
Haha! :wink: And a very nice avatar it is too!

Still happy with the car? :)
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Gone: 2016 Macan S Diesel; 2011 N55 135i coupe; 2009 123d M sport Coupe

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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Si Bailey » Tue May 01, 2018 10:12 am

:lol: :thumbs:
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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Si Bailey » Thu May 10, 2018 3:36 pm

After nearly a 1.5 years of ownership, I decided to treat her to a proper wash... with a clay bar detailer and polish after.

Surprising how dull it had become in that relatively short time.
I gave it a Autoglym shampoo by hand then the detail clay bar, then the polish and I dont think it came out too bad. Its hard to see in the photos, but there was a noticeable difference to the naked eye.
Must have removed a fair bit as the clay bar was filthy when I was done. ...

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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Si Bailey » Fri May 11, 2018 6:04 pm

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A rose between ... well ... two roses 🌹
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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Si Bailey » Mon May 28, 2018 5:07 pm

Fitted Wind deflectors.... not sure how I feel about them yet
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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Si Bailey » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:32 am

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Black genuine BMW kidney grilles fitted :spotman:
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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Si Bailey » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:24 am

Gave her a good wash, with the new snow foam lance

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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by NL-Mike » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:23 pm

How are the wind deflectors working for you? Not too much extra noise at motorway speeds?

Looks good after the polish!

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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Si Bailey » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:59 am

NL-Mike wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:23 pm
How are the wind deflectors working for you? Not too much extra noise at motorway speeds?

Looks good after the polish!
Actually, yeah.... over 60mph lots of extra noise, not massively impressed... I personally love how they look, and really want them, but not sure about the extra noise...
I think I need to refit them anyway, I noticed a little bit of water on the inside after a pressure wash where the little clips are so I obviously haven’t quite got it right .

Have you got deflectors and had any issues ?

And cheers,
Took a good few hours, but needed a refresh and the detail and polish worked a treat.
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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by Si Bailey » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:06 am

Today is going to be a good day !!

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Re: Brutus has arrived ! M140i

Post by NL-Mike » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:50 pm

No I don't have the deflectors myself but was thinking of installing them. I don't have a sunroof and was hoping this would be a way to open the windows slightly to let some exhaust noise in without the wind noise but not if it adds more wind noise!

Enjoy the driving experience today!

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