E91 Straight Six Bearding

E91 Straight Six Bearding

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zippyonline

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354 posts

128 months

Wednesday 20th September 2017
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Well I only need the diff and ARBs (incidentally found out that superpro have an ARB kit too - haven't looked what stiffness they are), so I'm in for that if it's half £1700 for them!

In other news, found a couple of squidgy bushings at the weekend - in talks with the manufacturer to resolve - watch this space. This should hopefully cure that last little bit of handling I wasn't happy with.

ATM

12,463 posts

181 months

Wednesday 20th September 2017
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zippyonline said:
Well I only need the diff and ARBs (incidentally found out that superpro have an ARB kit too - haven't looked what stiffness they are), so I'm in for that if it's half £1700 for them!

In other news, found a couple of squidgy bushings at the weekend - in talks with the manufacturer to resolve - watch this space. This should hopefully cure that last little bit of handling I wasn't happy with.
Manufacturer of the bushings?

zippyonline

Original Poster:

354 posts

128 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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I'll just say they're polybushes for now.

zippyonline

Original Poster:

354 posts

128 months

Sunday 1st October 2017
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Did an oil and filter change yesterday, then went on to pop the sideskirts off to see if I have any rust on the sills - and depending on what I find, quickly nip it into BMW before the anti-corrosion warranty period is out.

Anyway, looked like all good news, some very minor corrosion just starting - but I'd have been really surprised if I had found none. In fact, most of it I couldn't see until i'd cleaned it. So, cleaned it all up, scraped back a few points, and then treated with BH dynax S50, including all inside the structural members, underneath the car splash panels and in the sills.
This cars a keeper.


ATM

12,463 posts

181 months

Sunday 1st October 2017
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Will style 194 fit over the brakes on the 335i?

zippyonline

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354 posts

128 months

Sunday 1st October 2017
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I shall test this soon, as I have a friend at work with a 335i! It should do...but I don't know so.

Here's a photo of the clearance from my 330mm dia discs and std calipers.



Edit: Ah hold on, mine are style 188... still 17" BMW OE though...

ATM

12,463 posts

181 months

Monday 2nd October 2017
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Bought some EBC yellows and ordered some Goodridge flexis. Just need to decide on brake fluid now. Any recommendations?

zippyonline

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354 posts

128 months

Monday 2nd October 2017
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Might as well get the ATE stuff, in keeping with the label on the brake reservoir!

https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car-accessories...

"ATE TYP200 Dot4 Brake Fluid" if that link doesn't work.

I tend to scroll opie and pick something half decent off the list.

ATM

12,463 posts

181 months

Thursday 5th October 2017
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ATM said:
Bought some EBC yellows and ordered some Goodridge flexis. Just need to decide on brake fluid now. Any recommendations?
Just waiting for the Fluid to arrive now.



Edited by ATM on Monday 15th October 15:19

helix402

5,965 posts

144 months

Thursday 5th October 2017
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If you want ATE brake fluid SL6 meets BMW specs.

ATM

12,463 posts

181 months

Thursday 5th October 2017
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ferrisbueller

26,006 posts

189 months

Thursday 5th October 2017
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ATM said:
That's what I use. Used to alternate Super Blue with amber for ease of bleeding. Then they banned blue because it was, er, blue.

ATM

12,463 posts

181 months

Friday 6th October 2017
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ferrisbueller said:
That's what I use. Used to alternate Super Blue with amber for ease of bleeding. Then they banned blue because it was, er, blue.
European madness?

PTF

3,629 posts

186 months

Friday 6th October 2017
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ATM said:
ferrisbueller said:
That's what I use. Used to alternate Super Blue with amber for ease of bleeding. Then they banned blue because it was, er, blue.
European madness?
Been reading the Daily Mail have you? Not everything is down to the EU.

http://hooniverse.kinja.com/braking-news-ate-super...

ATM

12,463 posts

181 months

Tuesday 10th October 2017
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335i Touring auction running

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292279606112

Swervin_Mervin

3,412 posts

200 months

Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Anyone know if it's easily possible to retrofit the paddles/paddle wheel? Would it be a case of fitting and a little bit of coding or is there more to it?

One thing that bugs me with mine is the lack of paddles when in manual mode.

helix402

5,965 posts

144 months

Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Yes, it’s possible. I’m pretty sure it’ll need a retrofit loom, I may have seen one advertised from a US vendor, maybe Burger Tuning.

Shaoxter

3,583 posts

86 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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ATM said:
335i Touring auction running

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292279606112
What a great colour combo, very refreshing to see a non black/silver on black leather one!

PTF

3,629 posts

186 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Missed out on an E91 325i 2.5 at the weekend. SE spec, but with upgraded 18" wheels. It also seemed to have sports seats specified. 55 plate with 120k. And it was a manual gearbox! All for £3.5k

Tried to get in contact with the dealer repeatedly but they weren't answering. And now it's disappeared off autotrader.

An N52 E91 is a really hard thing to come across in that price range!

Shaoxter

3,583 posts

86 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Speaking of sports seats, are they a straight swap for normal SE seats?
Mine also have heating and memory if that makes a difference.