E91 Straight Six Bearding

E91 Straight Six Bearding

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Jakg

2,654 posts

132 months

Thursday 18th February
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Billyray911 said:
Hi,has anyone with a 335d changed their main battery recently and can offer any pointers please?
I have been quoted £180 for a genuine replacement from my indy and I would like to shop around.This will be for a 2007 E91.
Douglas Park are selling https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254821051969 for £120.I’ve messaged them for suitability for part number 61217604822.
Looking at the Yuaza site,their YBX3019 and YBX5019 may also be compatible.I queried this with my indy earlier and he was none comittal-mainly due to the difference in Ah rating (oe is 90Ah,Yuaza is 95 and 100Ah respectively).
Thanks in advance,for any advice
Do you need an AGM battery? The one you've linked isn't I think. RealOEM will tell you what you need, but my 2008 335d needs an AGM one because of the "brake energy regeneration" system.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

I fitted this - https://www.halfords.com/motoring/batteries/car-ba... - £150 with a trade card.
Don't forget you need to register it, and tell the car the capacity of the new battery (if different).

EDIT - The Halfords one is a Yuasa one. You can get the same battery Yuasa branded for about £10 less, but it has a shorter warranty.

pmorg4

104 posts

80 months

Thursday 18th February
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On the subject of batteries, my E91 330i has what I believe to be a standard battery, no brake energy regeneration on this N52 engined car. However, reading the vehicle order data it has code +A090 which corresponds to 90 Ah AGM battery.

Is it likely that my car would have had an AGM battery from the factory, and hence the VO is coded as such? And on the basis that this doesn't correspond to the actual battery now fitted to my car, should I recode it to reflect a non-AGM battery? I don't want to "reset" the battery aging mechanism as I won't be replacing the battery and I don't know how old the battery is.

Note that I haven't noticed any problems with the battery, although I do regularly connect the car up to a CTEK charger if it hasn't been used for a while.

Jakg

2,654 posts

132 months

Thursday 18th February
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pmorg4 said:
On the subject of batteries, my E91 330i has what I believe to be a standard battery, no brake energy regeneration on this N52 engined car. However, reading the vehicle order data it has code +A090 which corresponds to 90 Ah AGM battery.

Is it likely that my car would have had an AGM battery from the factory, and hence the VO is coded as such? And on the basis that this doesn't correspond to the actual battery now fitted to my car, should I recode it to reflect a non-AGM battery? I don't want to "reset" the battery aging mechanism as I won't be replacing the battery and I don't know how old the battery is.

Note that I haven't noticed any problems with the battery, although I do regularly connect the car up to a CTEK charger if it hasn't been used for a while.
The registering and configuration of the battery are two separate areas.

If you look on RealOEM it'll list the standard fit battery, and any other configurations that would've required it (e.g. stop start, extra load etc).

Fulla

394 posts

179 months

Thursday 18th February
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Seek said:
It might be helpful if you put the VRM in this thread so that it pops up if the new owner googles it.
PH is typically pretty high up in search results
RJ56WVW

It sold on Copart, I forgot to check it yesterday so no idea what the final price was.
Be good if a new owner does get in touch as it would be a shame to loose the history I have for the car.

Billyray911

1,033 posts

168 months

Thursday 18th February
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Jakg said:
o you need an AGM battery? The one you've linked isn't I think. RealOEM will tell you what you need, but my 2008 335d needs an AGM one because of the "brake energy regeneration" system.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

I fitted this - https://www.halfords.com/motoring/batteries/car-ba... - £150 with a trade card.
Don't forget you need to register it, and tell the car the capacity of the new battery (if different).

EDIT - The Halfords one is a Yuasa one. You can get the same battery Yuasa branded for about £10 less, but it has a shorter warranty.
No,it’s a pre lci so doesn’t need an AGM battery.I completely forgot about RealOEM (cheers!) and a quick search shows the part number as 61217604822,which is what Douglas Park are selling for £120.
They got back to me and confirmed the above this morning as well,so will order from them.

eezeh

1,993 posts

59 months

Saturday 20th February
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eezeh said:
Anyone with logic 7 have some decent EQ settings? The one that was on the car when i bought it was quite good but i fiddled with it and didnt save it! The ones ive tried online for the e90/e92 are a bit pants. Thanks
An update to this for cars with logic 7, this is what I have ended up with, think it sounds quite good to my ears but would be good to have some feedback.
Adaptation from a config for an e90 i found that was setup using professional audio monitoring equipment

Treble 0
Bass +2
Fader -3
SV +2

100mhz +1
200mhz +3
500mhz +2
1k 0
2k 0
5k +5
10k +5

Surround: concert

Have also now fitted the fibre optic grom bluetooth kit so will compare how it sounds to the aux in.
Obviously nothing trumps the usb in or CD but for ease of use bluetooth should be ideal.

RocknRollOutlaw

57 posts

73 months

Sunday 21st February
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The gear changes in the 335i are feeling really 'notchy' recently. A simple transmission fluid change should fix it?

g3org3y

16,459 posts

155 months

Sunday 21st February
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eezeh said:
eezeh said:
Anyone with logic 7 have some decent EQ settings? The one that was on the car when i bought it was quite good but i fiddled with it and didnt save it! The ones ive tried online for the e90/e92 are a bit pants. Thanks
An update to this for cars with logic 7, this is what I have ended up with, think it sounds quite good to my ears but would be good to have some feedback.
Adaptation from a config for an e90 i found that was setup using professional audio monitoring equipment

...

Have also now fitted the fibre optic grom bluetooth kit so will compare how it sounds to the aux in.
Obviously nothing trumps the usb in or CD but for ease of use bluetooth should be ideal.
I saved settings from another form for the Pro HiFi set up but on the E63 6 Series. Can share if you're interested?

RocknRollOutlaw said:
The gear changes in the 335i are feeling really 'notchy' recently. A simple transmission fluid change should fix it?
Assume manual box? How many miles?

RocknRollOutlaw

57 posts

73 months

Sunday 21st February
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g3org3y said:
Assume manual box? How many miles?
Yes it's a manual. 117k. I've only had it since July, unsure if it's ever had it changed.

Edited by RocknRollOutlaw on Sunday 21st February 18:01

Mr Tidy

13,673 posts

91 months

Monday 22nd February
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RocknRollOutlaw said:
g3org3y said:
Assume manual box? How many miles?
Yes it's a manual. 117k. I've only had it since July, unsure if it's ever had it changed.

Edited by RocknRollOutlaw on Sunday 21st February 18:01
AFAIK BMW claimed it was sealed for life, but at 117K I'd get it changed anyway.

This is what the oil that came out of my Z4M Coupe looked like after 76k miles.



As far as batteries go I'm pretty sure pre-facelift E9* cars didn't need AGM ones and definitely didn't need coding, but some seemed to be fitted with AGM anyway.

bodhi

6,162 posts

193 months

Monday 22nd February
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RocknRollOutlaw said:
Yes it's a manual. 117k. I've only had it since July, unsure if it's ever had it changed.

Edited by RocknRollOutlaw on Sunday 21st February 18:01
I got the oil changed in the box on my 125i last year after 148k and it made a huge difference, much smoother, less likely to baulk going from 1st to 2nd.

My garage put ATF in it as is the general recommendation, best sub £100 I've spent on it.

Jakg

2,654 posts

132 months

Monday 22nd February
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Mr Tidy said:
As far as batteries go I'm pretty sure pre-facelift E9* cars didn't need AGM ones and definitely didn't need coding, but some seemed to be fitted with AGM anyway.
Some pre-facelifts need AGM batteries (mine does) and any car with an IBS needs to be told what battery is fitted.

g3org3y

16,459 posts

155 months

Monday 22nd February
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RocknRollOutlaw said:
g3org3y said:
Assume manual box? How many miles?
Yes it's a manual. 117k. I've only had it since July, unsure if it's ever had it changed.

Edited by RocknRollOutlaw on Sunday 21st February 18:01
Unlikely to have been changed unless previously owned by an enthusiast TBH.

Definitely worth getting it done. I did it on my E36 328 manual and it did make a difference.

Do check the type of fluid for the transmission. IIRC for the E36 it was Dexron II ATF.

Edit: What about doing the diff fluid as well?


Edited by g3org3y on Monday 22 February 18:10

88LG

587 posts

100 months

Monday 22nd February
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Evening,

need to get a replacement ABS reluctor ring for my E91 335i, is there a certain one I need? Seen a few sites suggest some aren't for 6 cylinder variants?

Need the work done ASAP, so seen this on amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/TAKPART-ABS-Reluctor-Ring...

Will it fit?

Thought my issue was the sensor, which it was, but also seems the ring needs replacing too aswell.

JakeT

4,006 posts

84 months

Monday 22nd February
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A 335i does not have a reluctor ring on the driveshaft. The ring is on the rear wheel bearing for six cylinder cars. That's why the rings you're looking at aren't listed as compatible.

88LG

587 posts

100 months

Monday 22nd February
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JakeT said:
A 335i does not have a reluctor ring on the driveshaft. The ring is on the rear wheel bearing for six cylinder cars. That's why the rings you're looking at aren't listed as compatible.
cheers, so what would I need to get?

JakeT

4,006 posts

84 months

Monday 22nd February
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88LG said:
cheers, so what would I need to get?
You'd need a rear wheel bearing. Like the linked. Check with some part numbers too, though.

https://www.autodoc.co.uk/snr/1928403



Edited by JakeT on Monday 22 February 18:37

88LG

587 posts

100 months

Monday 22nd February
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JakeT said:
You'd need a rear wheel bearing. If you looked at the linked article you can see the tone ring on the bearing.

https://www.autodoc.co.uk/febi-bilstein/7008522?gs...
okay, apologies for my naivety on it. First time I'm actually researching more into the car and issues. So still learning.

Reading on some forums and they're saying it could be a steering sensor. Although when ran through the scanner, it said it was rear wheel right sensor. So had the ABS sensor replaced, issue didn't clear. Then thought it would be the ring, as mentioned earlier in the thread too, so was looking at a new one of those. Didn't notice about needing a bearing.

I've seen this - https://www.ukpartsdirect.com/abs-products/abs-rel... so is something like that pointless?

gizlaroc

16,391 posts

188 months

Monday 22nd February
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Fulla said:


Uneconomical to repair.Needs back bumper,front bumper paint and the the rear driver side panel is dented near the petrol filler.
No structural damage.
Car was parked on side of the road and according to witnesses a person looking for a place to park hit it but wasn’t going fast.
I am used to having agreed values on my other cars but didn’t bother on this as really didn’t think i’d need it.
Quote to repair was £4.2k..
I'll see what my options are when they tell me the payout next week. I just know it's going to be super hard to replace a manual version.
I know this was a couple of weeks back, but only just seen it.


You can ask the insurer for cash in lieu.

Basically you keep the car, as it is, it is not written off, and they give you the money for the repair costs.
So you will get £4200 from them and agree that is the end of it.

It is up to you to then get it back on the road.

You would probably get that done for a grand using a local body shop, because they don't have to get it back to factory fresh.


if you have not settled yet that would be your best bet imho.




JakeT

4,006 posts

84 months

Monday 22nd February
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88LG said:
okay, apologies for my naivety on it. First time I'm actually researching more into the car and issues. So still learning.

Reading on some forums and they're saying it could be a steering sensor. Although when ran through the scanner, it said it was rear wheel right sensor. So had the ABS sensor replaced, issue didn't clear. Then thought it would be the ring, as mentioned earlier in the thread too, so was looking at a new one of those. Didn't notice about needing a bearing.

I've seen this - https://www.ukpartsdirect.com/abs-products/abs-rel... so is something like that pointless?
Sorry, typo there. I didn't mean to come across as arrogant as I did. smile

I'm not an expert but I am not sure that would do the trick. It might be worth speaking to whoever is going to do the job. You could order a bearing and reluctor ring kit, because the ring linked is very cheap. I don't see how there is a spot for a reluctor ring looking at a rear CV shaft for one of these cars, though.