E91 Straight Six Bearding

E91 Straight Six Bearding

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Mike335i

2,144 posts

40 months

Tuesday 25th July 2017
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I really wanted an E91, but they just don't come up in LCI, manual gearbox, M Sport and with Pro Nav often. So I gave up and bought an E90 instead!

Shameless saloon hijack!!

Edited by Mike335i on Tuesday 25th July 22:12

megenzo

79 posts

74 months

Tuesday 25th July 2017
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is the Mondial warranty transferable? I've had my e91 335i 6MT for 7 years and it may be time for a change this year, its been on a Mondial warranty since the BMW ran out but it would be easier for the new owner if it can be transferred.

I'm off non holidays tonight so will pst up pics of my girl when i get back, great motors.

ATM

8,794 posts

157 months

Wednesday 26th July 2017
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megenzo said:
is the Mondial warranty transferable? I've had my e91 335i 6MT for 7 years and it may be time for a change this year, its been on a Mondial warranty since the BMW ran out but it would be easier for the new owner if it can be transferred.

I'm off non holidays tonight so will pst up pics of my girl when i get back, great motors.
Is yours an LCI or an early?

megenzo

79 posts

74 months

Wednesday 26th July 2017
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pre LCI

ATM

8,794 posts

157 months

Wednesday 26th July 2017
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megenzo said:
pre LCI
Does anyone know the major differences other than cosmetic?
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megenzo

79 posts

74 months

Wednesday 26th July 2017
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i stand to be corrected but doesn't the LCI have a twin scroll turbo that works on all six and the pre LCI has two separate turbos that work on 3 cylinders each? I believe the earlier ones respond better to tuning.

ATM

8,794 posts

157 months

Wednesday 26th July 2017
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megenzo said:
i stand to be corrected but doesn't the LCI have a twin scroll turbo that works on all six and the pre LCI has two separate turbos that work on 3 cylinders each? I believe the earlier ones respond better to tuning.
I believe the N54 was used in some LCI cars up until 2010. My car [collecting after work] is a 2009.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_N54

balernoStu

5 posts

100 months

Wednesday 26th July 2017
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megenzo said:
is the Mondial warranty transferable?
Last time I checked yearly renewal is a yes, but monthly renewal is a no.

Mike335i

2,144 posts

40 months

Wednesday 26th July 2017
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ATM said:
megenzo said:
pre LCI
Does anyone know the major differences other than cosmetic?
megenzo said:
i stand to be corrected but doesn't the LCI have a twin scroll turbo that works on all six and the pre LCI has two separate turbos that work on 3 cylinders each? I believe the earlier ones respond better to tuning.
LCI was from September 2008 and included changes to lights, suspension, wider track, iDrive and spec.
N55 came in 2010 and introduced the twin scroll turbo, so there is some overlap there. I have an LCI n54 for example.

ATM

8,794 posts

157 months

Thursday 27th July 2017
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Mike335i said:
LCI was from September 2008 and included changes to lights, suspension, wider track, iDrive and spec.
N55 came in 2010 and introduced the twin scroll turbo, so there is some overlap there. I have an LCI n54 for example.
I just a had a look under the bonnet and mine is N54.

bodhi

4,523 posts

167 months

Thursday 27th July 2017
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Can E82 owners play too? smile

Swervin_Mervin

2,607 posts

176 months

Thursday 27th July 2017
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Picked my pre-LCI N52 330i up in late 2012, having journeyed from Manchester to the other side of Exeter to collect it. it had 57k on the clocks and was a very tidy example. I had wanted one with sun protection glass but the search had taken long enough as it was so I compromised.



I had to have some new n/s control arms a few months after buying - I suspect it's had either a bump or heavily hit a pothole at some point as they'd both been replaced. Sadly replaced with cheapo jobbies that kept coming loose and which were also seized on due to cheap materials. Changed for OEM parts and it's been as right as rain since. Only consistent trouble I have is with the mysterious and occasional cut in engine power at low revs when exiting a junction - never found a resolution, and seemingly nor has the internet.

It's now on 103k, and has been superb throughout ownership. It's getting to the point of needing some tidying up, which will probably be done in the next 12mo or so. I had the wheels redone this year in Ferric Grey 1, as per the later LCI cars, and I fitted some darklines a couple of years ago. Also has the full OEM sunblind kit in the rear, which is a good alternative to the sun protection glass, both in terms of reducing heat in the car, making it more difficult to see in, and improving the aesthetics.



I'll be fitting a bluetooth/dab receiver at some point soon, and might get some spacers for the rear to get the LCI rear track look.

Edited by Swervin_Mervin on Thursday 27th July 17:57

ATM

8,794 posts

157 months

Thursday 27th July 2017
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I have the CIC setup in mine with aux and usb port in arm rest. I've tried my old iPod classic in the usb and it doesn't seem to want to play. When I went to look at the car the seller had an iPod plugged in and working. Am I doing something wrong or should this be plug and play?

RFC1

976 posts

135 months

Thursday 27th July 2017
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ATM said:
I have the CIC setup in mine with aux and usb port in arm rest. I've tried my old iPod classic in the usb and it doesn't seem to want to play. When I went to look at the car the seller had an iPod plugged in and working. Am I doing something wrong or should this be plug and play?
What Y cable are you using?

Gunk

2,562 posts

97 months

Thursday 27th July 2017
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Swervin_Mervin said:
Picked my pre-LCI N52 330i up in late 2012, having journeyed from Manchester to the other side of Exeter to collect it. it had 57k on the clocks and was a very tidy example. I had wanted one with sub protection glass but the search had taken long enough as it was so I compromised.



I had to have some new n/s control arms a few months after buying - I suspect it's had either a bump or heavily hit a pothole at some point as they'd both been replaced. Sadly replaced with cheapo jobbies that kept coming loose and which were also seized on due to cheap materials. Changed for OEM parts and it's been as right as rain since. Only consistent trouble I have is with the mysterious and occasional cut in engine power at low revs when exiting a junction - never found a resolution, and seemingly nor has the internet.

It's now on 103k, and has been superb throughout ownership. It's getting to the point of needing some tidying up, which will probably be done in the next 12mo or so. I had the wheels redone this year in Ferric Grey 1, as per the later LCI cars, and I fitted some darklines a couple of years ago. Also has the full OEM sunblind kit in the rear, which is a good alternative to the sun protection glass, both in terms of reducing heat in the car, making it more difficult to see in, and improving the aesthetics.



I'll be fitting a bluetooth/dab receiver at some point soon, and might get some spacers for the rear to get the LCI rear track look.
Are you the chap who bought my roof bars and bike racks?

ATM

8,794 posts

157 months

Thursday 27th July 2017
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RFC1 said:
ATM said:
I have the CIC setup in mine with aux and usb port in arm rest. I've tried my old iPod classic in the usb and it doesn't seem to want to play. When I went to look at the car the seller had an iPod plugged in and working. Am I doing something wrong or should this be plug and play?
What Y cable are you using?
Not a Y just usb from iPod to car.

RFC1

976 posts

135 months

Thursday 27th July 2017
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ATM said:
Not a Y just usb from iPod to car.
I think you need both USB and aux connected to your I-thing. I do with my iPhone and it works perfect.

Swervin_Mervin

2,607 posts

176 months

Thursday 27th July 2017
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Gunk said:
Are you the chap who bought my roof bars and bike racks?
I can't remember! I bought someone's Whispbar Aero-X bars from off here, but not bike racks. Can recommend these bars for anyone - I've got a Calix roofbox and it all sits nice and low



Edited by Swervin_Mervin on Thursday 27th July 21:46

Gunk

2,562 posts

97 months

Thursday 27th July 2017
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Swervin_Mervin said:
I can't remember! I bought someone's Whispbar Aero-X bars from off here, but not bike racks. Can recommend these bars for anyone - I've got a Calix roofbox and it all sits nice and low



Edited by Swervin_Mervin on Thursday 27th July 21:46
Just sold my BMW bars and Altera bike racks to a chap with an identical car, even had the same rear lights.

zippyonline

Original Poster:

268 posts

104 months

Friday 28th July 2017
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bodhi said:
Can E82 owners play too? smile
As long as you keep the 1 series chatter to a minimum A few other v8 bm owners contributed to the v8 bearding thread which was interesting.

RFC1 said:
ATM said:
Not a Y just usb from iPod to car.
I think you need both USB and aux connected to your I-thing. I do with my iPhone and it works perfect.
I have a "snap in adaptor" (well capability for) which you just plug your iphone in and it all talks to everything nicely. The media ones are going for about £55 on eBay when I last looked.

I've got a "MULF2 Hi-SVS" unit sitting at home waiting to be swapped (and coded) with the MULF2 unit so I can add USB playback to the car - currently Aux and Bluetooth all work nicely though. And the headunit will talk mp3 cd's, so not too bad. I actually burnt some cd's for the cd changer just because it's there - it felt so retro!

Also, last weekend I went up to Bradford direction to look at a E91 335i with/for a friend - but it was overpriced for how rough it was (bodged angel eyes that were falling out and leaking, scuffs, trim falling out, parcel shelf that didn't work etc.) and the dealer didn't want to budge on price - all the cars there were as rough as, avoid the place! So we drove away without it. Anyway, said friend should be along to this thread soon as he's now picked up a good condition pre-lci e91 335i auto with 164k on the clock.