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BMW and M Power Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by panthro, 12 Apr 2012.

  1. Gaygle

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 15,277

    Location: East of England

    What are you doing to upgrade them? Mine was really good with just a fluid upgrade and nothing else. With fluid and some more track orientated brake pads, I think it would have been absolutely fine.

    Unless you're going full BBK?
     
  2. Simon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,922

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Ah the million dollar question. Performance Z and SRF might be ok as thruxton isn’t bad on brakes apparently.

    But then why not get new disks and hoses. Then you start thinking a bbk isn’t much more. Then resale value it’s not actually a bad idea as Reyland do some decent AP kits

    61k miles and still on original brakes I think ! I’ve had them fade a bit on the road so definately want to do something.
     
  3. BeeP

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Feb 2009

    Posts: 2,141

    Location: A cold place

    Driving home last night and hit a deer, two of them just ran out from the woods at the side of the road and I hit one of them. Deffo an insurance job as the front left of the bumper including lights is pretty much gone, the bonnet also has a smallish dent in the very front right above the bumper.
    My first real accident in 30+ years of driving.

    Feeling pretty down today, I know my car doesn't get much love on here but I think it's great... I also feel really bad about the Deer.
     
  4. DRZ

    Soldato

    Joined: 2 Jun 2003

    Posts: 6,861

    Location: In the top 1%

    Thruxton might not be bad on brakes but it is ridiculously hard on tyres, especially on the left. You will run out of (road) tyre long before you run out of brakes IME.
     
  5. J1nxy

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,987

    Location: Northampton

    This weekend I will continue working my way through the BMW range as loan cars whilst they once again attempt to fix the issues that I've got on my X3M. This weeks loan car of choice is a 840i Cabro with pretty much all the options in mineral white with carbon exterior trim. I actually really like it and its very very well spec'd

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Amos91

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Oct 2008

    Posts: 1,990

    Location: Northamptonshire

    Can't moan at that for a loaner! Hardly see any of those about.
     
  7. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,120

    You never seem to have any luck with any car?!
     
  8. J1nxy

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,987

    Location: Northampton

    Tell me about it. Getting utterly fed up with it
     
  9. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 26,892

    So my E Class cheap lease goes back in April and I need something else. Another E/5/A6 seems to make most sense and again on a cheap lease. Favourite I think is the 520d MHT M Sport 4dr Step Auto which seem to be cheap as chips relatively. I am out of touch with modern BMW's are there any fundamental bits missing on this car?
     
  10. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,120

    The only thing it's missing is wheels that don't look like you bought them on eBay.
     
  11. Housey

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 26,892

    PayPal spec
     
  12. Le Clandestin Brun

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

    Posts: 8,623

    So I sold my F11 a few weeks back, got a call the other day from the guy who bought it saying it has gone into the garage after the engine "blew". He text again saying:

    Now I discounted it a few grand because of the drivetrain fault warning that popped up, and stated that in the advert. Then when this guy came to buy he checked it all over and noticed an oil leak which I didn't know about so I discounted him another £250 (value was his suggestion) to get that checked out etc.

    I've mentioned this to him in my reply and that the sales of goods act doesn't apply etc. that's all minor, I'm just curious as to the cause...

    Not being a mechanical guy do you guys know what could have happened to the car to cause something like this? It was driving fine when I owned it, except that drivetrain error which flashed up, but I thought that was the gearbox needing a service, nothing with the engine.
     
  13. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 18,549

    Are you a dealer? If not, wgaf? It's clearly not your problem.
    Also, well done on dodging that bullet!
     
  14. Le Clandestin Brun

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

    Posts: 8,623

    Nah not a dealer, just curious as I only sold the car after I was arrested because I didn't want to continually be pulled over, otherwise I would have kept it for as long as I could and this may have happened to me... but she was fine when I had her, smooth as anything.
     
  15. Dis86

    Suspended

    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

    Posts: 26,261

    Location: Northern England

    If you sold it as a private sale the guy's not got a leg to stand on really.
     
  16. Will Gill

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 56,203

    Location: Cornwall & Sail.Number: GBR 3936

    He's chancing his arm, can't blame him for trying I'd do the same if I'd just bought a car and then it grenaded.
     
  17. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 18,549

    Oh, there's a story there I've missed. Not going to pry, even though I really want to know :D
     
  18. Antony101

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jul 2011

    Posts: 4,184

    Location: England

    Can anyone recommend a garage in the East Yorkshire area that can be trusted to service a ZF8 gearbox? Mine is getting a little bit jerky at low speeds so thought it may be worth finally getting it serviced.

    I'm based in Howden if that helps.
     
  19. Dangerous Dave

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Oct 2006

    Posts: 3,362

    It is an issue that comes up with the higher mile x30/35d engines generally without warning. As you’ve already replied back that it’s a private sale so sales
    of good act doesn’t apply etc I would stop replying. If it does go to court the buyer will need to prove you knew of the fault when you sold it.
     
  20. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 37,809

    Location: Herts

    I believe ‘caveat emptor’ are the two words you need to quote here.