E91 Straight Six Bearding

E91 Straight Six Bearding

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tenmantaylor

144 posts

47 months

Monday 2nd December 2019
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stevemcs said:
I would say put the car in at least 10 days before expiry, that way if it fails you still have remaining MOT and gives chance to get the repairs carried out - unless its a dangerous defect do not drive. Most common failures for BMWs are tyres or angel eyes.
Cheers. Please remind me to do this next year. MOT expires tomorrow, lol. In my defence I have been trying to sort this for over a week.

Swervin_Mervin

2,856 posts

187 months

Tuesday 3rd December 2019
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Government has an MOT reminder service. E-mails you two weeks before, a few days before and on the day. Mine expired Fri and I only booked the MOT for today on Fri laugh

tenmantaylor

144 posts

47 months

Tuesday 3rd December 2019
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Finally got it booked in to a local Indy who are sourcing B12Pro kit from ECP and best installed quote (900 less than bmw oem quote!), getting installed next wed. Took the car to see if could pass MOT. Geezer had one press on bonnet and declared the shocks screwed so would fail and not be allowed back out so it’s staying on the drive and getting a hire car for a week till parts arrive. Colleague who has B12 on his Saab took me out for a spin today, very impressive and not harsh at all. Sure the 320 will be even better.

stevemcs

3,799 posts

42 months

Tuesday 3rd December 2019
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Not sure pushing on the bonnet would determine if the shocks are knackered, shocks usually fail if there is a serious fluid leak - and then its not always a dangerous defect.

bmwmike

2,135 posts

57 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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Shock function isn't tested on MOT any more afaik, only whether they are significantly leaking or not.

Sir_Dave

1,392 posts

159 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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So after working my way through most of the e9* back catalogue over past couple of years (e92 320i, e90 M3, e92 330d, e90 330i, e91 325i, e91 335d & e90 335i), ive finally got my hands on the unicorn.

Its an LCI 335i N54 e91, with a whopping 14k miles, full BMWSH and 1 previous owner yumrotatehehe


Untitled by Sir_Dave, on Flickr

Untitled by Sir_Dave, on Flickr

20 by Sir_Dave, on Flickr

Needless to say, i am absolutely delighted, albeit a tad annoyed that after searching for years, it appeared just after ive bought another M135i laugh


cerb4.5lee

13,333 posts

129 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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Sir_Dave said:
So after working my way through most of the e9* back catalogue over past couple of years (e92 320i, e90 M3, e92 330d, e90 330i, e91 325i, e91 335d & e90 335i), ive finally got my hands on the unicorn.

Its an LCI 335i N54 e91, with a whopping 14k miles, full BMWSH and 1 previous owner yumrotatehehe
Very nice and that is a belting find at that mileage. thumbup

Is it auto or manual?

JakeT

2,780 posts

69 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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That's a fab purchase, Dave. Well done. What's the spec like?

I'd be guessing as a London car, it's well optioned, Xenons, and nav look to be there.

Finally, when's the combox going in? wink

Sir_Dave

1,392 posts

159 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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cerb4.5lee said:
Very nice and that is a belting find at that mileage. thumbup

Is it auto or manual?
Thanks! Well chuffed with it biggrin
Its an auto as it happens. Have a manual e90 335i as well and think i prefer the autobox for daily mooching.
I'll load XHP software onto it at some point im sure.

JakeT said:
That's a fab purchase, Dave. Well done. What's the spec like?
I'd be guessing as a London car, it's well optioned, Xenons, and nav look to be there.
Finally, when's the combox going in? wink
Spec is pretty good actually, adaptive xenons with high beam assistant and heated seats are essential as they are such a pain/£££'s to retrofit, then other useful things like pro nav, panoramic foof, folding mirrors & tinted windows. I'll retrofit a combox for bluetooth audio/album art (have done 2 since we spoke last actually!!) and fit an MBQuart speaker setup in the front plus a Vibe amp to improve the sounds - had that in the 335d and it was probably just as good as Logic 7.

Car came from Banstead - useless fact is that it was ordered new by the chap that wrote Only Fools & Horses, then when he died in 2011 it passed to his wife and only did 500 miles a year. Mostly to the BMW dealer for servicing and tyres!

JakeT

2,780 posts

69 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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Sounds lovely. Will you be taking out the BMW warranty on it?

I'm still meaning to do the combox on mine. I decided to cool the car spending a bit after a new A/C compressor. I want to do it soon though, skipping tracks on the wheel is the main benefit!

tenmantaylor

144 posts

47 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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Looks great cerb not many of those around. Funnily enough exact same trim colour and spec as mine (apart from the engine and mileage 🤦🏻‍♂️)

Swervin_Mervin

2,856 posts

187 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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Very nice Dave. However, it's not Le Mans Blue.

If you want another Le Mans Blue E91 to offset the above, however, I can help add to your collection if you want wink

Mr Tidy

10,074 posts

76 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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Sir_Dave said:
So after working my way through most of the e9* back catalogue over past couple of years (e92 320i, e90 M3, e92 330d, e90 330i, e91 325i, e91 335d & e90 335i), ive finally got my hands on the unicorn.

Its an LCI 335i N54 e91, with a whopping 14k miles, full BMWSH and 1 previous owner yumrotatehehe
Wow, congratulations on finding such a unique E91. thumbup

MajorMantra

871 posts

61 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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Sir_Dave said:
Its an LCI 335i N54 e91, with a whopping 14k miles, full BMWSH and 1 previous owner yumrotatehehe
In my world that's basically a new car!

gizlaroc

13,329 posts

173 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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What do you think compared to your 335d?

I went E91 335d to 335i a few years back myself.

Sir_Dave

1,392 posts

159 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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JakeT said:
Sounds lovely. Will you be taking out the BMW warranty on it?
I'm not sure actually, i think the fully comp one is £457 or so with a £250 excess (£613 with £100), but then that means going to BMW and lets be honest, barring the e9* recall, how many of their mechanics have been trained on/worked on an e9* in years. On the flipside, if the worst happened, a set of injectors, HPFP and/or Turbo replacement would certainly cost more than £613! I wont be using it until March or so, so will probably get the warranty sorted in Feb - there is a 1 month period before it starts iirc.

MajorMantra said:
In my world that's basically a new car!
It certainly feels it on the inside!! Barring a few niggly things from sitting around doing nothing for ages, its immaculate yum

gizlaroc said:
What do you think compared to your 335d?
I went E91 335d to 335i a few years back myself.
Only driven the 335i once (back to Cornwall), but in effect, it sounds nicer (although the turbo whoosh of the DPF deleted 335d was cool!) but is nowhere near as fast. The 335d was running circa 375bhp/600lbft though, so was daft when moving. Mpg wise it was 29 vs 42 on a run. With a bit more power, the 335i would be the better car, but the 335d's are epic if you do more miles imho.

Mr Tidy said:
Wow, congratulations on finding such a unique E91. thumbup
Thanks, been a long time finding one! Never thought id end up with effectively a new e91 in 2019!

Swervin_Mervin said:
Very nice Dave. However, it's not Le Mans Blue.
If you want another Le Mans Blue E91 to offset the above, however, I can help add to your collection if you want wink
Ha ha, thanks, but ive had enough Le Mans for a little while now, still have the manual e90 335i that i need to get rid of hehe




Edited by Sir_Dave on Friday 6th December 12:25

ladderino

666 posts

88 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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Sir_Dave said:
useless fact is that it was ordered new by the chap that wrote Only Fools & Horses
Alright Dave. getmecoat

LordHaveMurci

10,068 posts

118 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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ladderino said:
Sir_Dave said:
useless fact is that it was ordered new by the chap that wrote Only Fools & Horses
Alright Dave. getmecoat
hehe

Sir_Dave

1,392 posts

159 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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ladderino said:
Alright Dave. getmecoat
heheheheheherofl

colm89

24 posts

38 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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Long time lurker, first time poster!

After a bit of holding out for an e91 330i manual msport with none popping up for sale, I gave up the good fight and bought myself a manual 325i last month. Pictured here following a post purchase inspection at Munich Legends last Saturday: