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BMW and M Power Owners

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

  1. [TW]Fox

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    Odd, bmw wheels have been backwards compatible for years, people are even fitting F30 wheels in the E90s.
     
  2. Stephen B

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    no reason to disbelieve you other than the fact it is an upgrade I think a lot of private owners would have done without hesitation by now and I am not aware of any, but I stopped taking as much of an interest in the forum when I got rid of mine last year

    currently patiently awaiting the end of my golf r estate lease to get a comp pack M4, gonna be at least a year sadly before I can order one

    been some cracking deals recently for a brand new to order m3/m4 comp spec for £52k
     
  3. xs2man

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    Could be an airbag incompatibility? The VAG range changed around the A4 B7 era from single stage to dual stage airbags, so it was difficult / expensive / risky to upgrade to newer wheels.
     
  4. hideki

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    Got an e87 120d few months back, it has scuffing on the bumpers, lots of chip damage on the bonnet. There's also a large mark next to the badge on the bonnet, looks like bird poop damage has eroded through the lacquer to the paint.

    Do you guys think its worth getting the bonnet resprayed and what would be the typical price for that?
     
  5. Cleisthenes

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    I'd have thought it would depend on how much the car is worth as to whether or not it's worth getting it sprayed?

    Surely won't be cheap?
     
  6. wingman

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    The steering wheel does feel well made in the pre 2014 F20.
     
  7. Dis86

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    Having a browse at e9x m3s. Holy crap just about every single one under 6 years old is a cat D!
     
  8. [TW]Fox

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    Are you viewing the cheapest ones or something..
     
  9. Dis86

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    Granted, I did start at lowest price first so yeah - but pages and pages of them. Interspersed with older and high mileage cars.
     
  10. -Ad-

    Capodecina

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    It is, but the visibility issue is a PITA.

    - Can't quite see the info on the digital display - lower wheel a little.
    - Argh, can't see the top of the speedo - raise wheel
    - Bah back to square one :p

    Mine goes back on Thursday, no feelings for it at all what so ever. It's been sitting in the drive for the last week, couldn't even be bothered to go for a final drive this weekend gone on sunny sunday morning.
     
  11. Acme

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    I honestly wouldn't be bothered by a CAT D marker if there is a record of what the repairs involved and they have been carried out to a high standard.

    For example Robbie's E46 M3 I would have no issue buying instead of one with no CAT D marker.
     
  12. [TW]Fox

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    Well there we go then, the cheapest 6 year old ones are obviously going to be the trash examples...
     
  13. [TW]Fox

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    It's a bit different as you need to properly smash a 25 grand car to get it written off, it won't be a minor shunt like it was mrks.
     
  14. Stormster

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    Bugger... was gonna change end of April as they're getting near to the wear mark but still, gotta wait until Wednesday until I can sort due to bank hols and no one having stock of 245/35 R18.
     
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  15. teenwolf

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    Fox did your E39 use much oil ?
    Mine is a guzzler, have checked and the ccv appears to be working fine.
     
  16. [TW]Fox

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    Yea about a litre every 1500 miles.
     
  17. danza

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    My wife's E39 525i uses a litre or less every 10k miles.

    My E46 330i uses a litre every ~600 miles. Haven't lost any sleep over it yet though.

    CCV is almost new on the 330i and is fine on the E39.
     
  18. Vita

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    My e46 330i hasn't used any since I changed the ohfg. This was 500 miles ago.
     
  19. teenwolf

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    Used around 5 litres since end of January about 2000 miles lol.
    The thing doesn't smoke or lose oil on the drive and runs fine ?

    Vita what is the ohfg?
     
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  20. danza

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    Oil filter housing gasket.

    Mine doesn't smoke or leak anywhere at all. So lame.