E91 Straight Six Bearding

E91 Straight Six Bearding

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JakeT

4,213 posts

87 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Sir_Dave said:
MattOz said:
LCI E91 335i manual for sale.......

https://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/threads/2009-bmw-e9...
Was about to post that very car in here!!

Absolutely love it, dont need it, but the temptation is very strong hehescratchchin
Go on, Dave. You’ve not had some sort of E90 in AGES. winkwink

ferrisbueller

26,678 posts

194 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Given how clean it all is, I'd have been tempted to sort out the rusty bracketry on the left hand side of the engine bay.

Swervin_Mervin

3,614 posts

205 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Sir_Dave said:
MattOz said:
LCI E91 335i manual for sale.......

https://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/threads/2009-bmw-e9...
Was about to post that very car in here!!

Absolutely love it, dont need it, but the temptation is very strong hehescratchchin
Is it just me or do those rear wheels look like theyre sat in the arches more like a pre-lci narrower track model?

Swervin_Mervin

3,614 posts

205 months

Tuesday 15th June
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JakeT said:
Ive not replaced the pins. If I were to, I would get a jack under the door (with a block of wood to avoid damage) to hold it in position, and as you said, do them one at a time. They shouldn’t have a massive bearing on the door shut lines I wouldn’t think, but I’d do them one at a time.

Have you got any droopy wiper pics at all? I disassemble and lube the rear wiper pivot yearly, but just pop the blade back on where I think it goes. Never had any issues that way as the motor only has a c.180 degree sweep angle on it.
Cheers Jake. Might get the pins ordered as well then.

I'll get a pic later of the wiper. You see it a bit on these as they age and E46 as well. I've tried resitting the arm on its splines before but it's not far enough out for that - hence I'm sure it's the rubber stop on the arm that's just a touch worn.

Sir_Dave

1,475 posts

177 months

Tuesday 15th June
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JakeT said:
Go on, Dave. You’ve not had some sort of E90 in AGES. winkwink
Haha.
Still got an "E" in the form of the X5 though ...
Have at least eleventy billion things i need to fix/upgrade on that before getting bored/selling it hehe

Deano_BMW

395 posts

153 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Swervin_Mervin said:
Cheers Jake. Might get the pins ordered as well then.

I'll get a pic later of the wiper. You see it a bit on these as they age and E46 as well. I've tried resitting the arm on its splines before but it's not far enough out for that - hence I'm sure it's the rubber stop on the arm that's just a touch worn.
for what its worth, i just replaced the rear pivot on my E91, decided to buy new, a whole £106 from BMW.



MattOz

3,871 posts

231 months

Tuesday 15th June
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ferrisbueller said:
Given how clean it all is, I'd have been tempted to sort out the rusty bracketry on the left hand side of the engine bay.
I think there's a bit of surface rust on the bottom edges of the front and rear arches too. Nothing you couldn't treat, but typically E9*

Deano_BMW

395 posts

153 months

Wednesday 16th June
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I just swapped a front wing out on my 91 funnily enough. the top of the arch was completely gone, as was where the wing met the sill.

bmwmike

3,496 posts

75 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Surprised to hear of rusty e90 body panels, don't think i've seen one personally. They must be pretty good for rust considering the age they are getting to.

JakeT

4,213 posts

87 months

Wednesday 16th June
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bmwmike said:
Surprised to hear of rusty e90 body panels, don't think i've seen one personally. They must be pretty good for rust considering the age they are getting to.
My E91 is an august 2005 build, so as early as they get. The rear arches right at the bottom are just showing some signs of corrosion. They do seem to resist corrosion a lot better than the E46 did, I did the rear brake lines at 14 years old, where one of my E46s needed them at 6 years old.

helix402

6,362 posts

149 months

Wednesday 16th June
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JakeT said:
My E91 is an august 2005 build, so as early as they get. The rear arches right at the bottom are just showing some signs of corrosion. They do seem to resist corrosion a lot better than the E46 did, I did the rear brake lines at 14 years old, where one of my E46s needed them at 6 years old.
Re brake lines I did the short n/s/r line from hose to caliper. I will do the longer o/s one shortly. It runs over the diff, I’ve only changed one several years ago. I recall that it can be done without lowering the subframe, am I right? The E9* models do have one rust foible that’s worse than the E46-the brake line unions always seize to the pipes.

JakeT

4,213 posts

87 months

Wednesday 16th June
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helix402 said:
Re brake lines I did the short n/s/r line from hose to caliper. I will do the longer o/s one shortly. It runs over the diff, I’ve only changed one several years ago. I recall that it can be done without lowering the subframe, am I right? The E9* models do have one rust foible that’s worse than the E46-the brake line unions always seize to the pipes.
I paid to have that done (brake lines scare me) but they didn’t lower the subframe, and looking at it I would think it could be done, too.

Brake flexi hoses perish more easily, too. I see lots of E90s with perished hoses, never saw it as an issue on E46s.

helix402

6,362 posts

149 months

Wednesday 16th June
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JakeT said:
I paid to have that done (brake lines scare me) but they didn’t lower the subframe, and looking at it I would think it could be done, too.

Brake flexi hoses perish more easily, too. I see lots of E90s with perished hoses, never saw it as an issue on E46s.
Thank you. I think I’ll buy the longer pipe form BMW as I’d hate to make one up and find I’ve put a bend in the wrong place.

helix402

6,362 posts

149 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Thought this may be of interest to all you manual owners:



(Not me selling. A main dealer)

Court_S

5,280 posts

144 months

Thursday 17th June
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helix402 said:
Thought this may be of interest to all you manual owners:



(Not me selling. A main dealer)
That’s cheap.

They’ll be like rocking horse poo soon enough if they’re anything like the 1 series versions.

ATM

13,064 posts

186 months

Friday 18th June
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RelentlessForwardProgress said:
Nuisance said:
Anyone roughly any idea how many E91 N55 335i autos were built?

I'm so pissed off about missing that black one. It had a decent spec and low mileage, god knows if there's even another one out there anywhere like that.


Edit, didn't see the same question asked above!
I doubt there’s another on that low mileage and with what looked to be individual paint and interior. Shame for the rest of us! I was torn as we have an E91 and an E55 AMG, torn whether you go for the 335i or try and find an F11 35i. The 550i engine looks to be a real nightmare of efficient dynamics bks that means the expensive battery is a standard service part and sir can expect it not to start in the morning multiple times. Never mind the rest of the issues the BMW V8s have. Anyway, back to E91s.
Why didn't you consider an e61 550i? I think they're good cars. Had mine 6 years and kicked off the e61 v8 thread. Which even partly inspired this thread to come about almost 2 years later.

They're getting on a bit now yes but the e6x platform seems robust enough. Mine is treated very very badly with little to no tlc but just kept on trucking. Well that was until I started tinkering with it last year and then got bored and left it half in pieces.

Very different car to the e91 as its much bigger. I ran an e91 n54 335i alongside the e61 for over a year before I decided the e91 should go. Still regret that a bit though.

RelentlessForwardProgress

973 posts

203 months

Friday 18th June
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helix402 said:
Re brake lines I did the short n/s/r line from hose to caliper. I will do the longer o/s one shortly. It runs over the diff, I’ve only changed one several years ago. I recall that it can be done without lowering the subframe, am I right? The E9* models do have one rust foible that’s worse than the E46-the brake line unions always seize to the pipes.
Another rust foible on these is where the road grime collects on the bootlid- pop the rear window up and you may find bubbling at the lower edge of the surround. Not sure if that was an issue on E46 tourings.

Swervin_Mervin

3,614 posts

205 months

Friday 18th June
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RelentlessForwardProgress said:
helix402 said:
Re brake lines I did the short n/s/r line from hose to caliper. I will do the longer o/s one shortly. It runs over the diff, I’ve only changed one several years ago. I recall that it can be done without lowering the subframe, am I right? The E9* models do have one rust foible that’s worse than the E46-the brake line unions always seize to the pipes.
Another rust foible on these is where the road grime collects on the bootlid- pop the rear window up and you may find bubbling at the lower edge of the surround. Not sure if that was an issue on E46 tourings.
Yep, and as I've posted recently, it largely seems to be down to the plastic trim on the sides - wet muck gathers in/near the lower clips and if it's not cleaned out it seems to be that which causes the issue. I cleaned mine a couple of months ago, and even with minimal mileage since they're gunged up again.

helix402

6,362 posts

149 months

Friday 18th June
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Swervin_Mervin said:
Yep, and as I've posted recently, it largely seems to be down to the plastic trim on the sides - wet muck gathers in/near the lower clips and if it's not cleaned out it seems to be that which causes the issue. I cleaned mine a couple of months ago, and even with minimal mileage since they're gunged up again.
It was an issue on the E46 and continues to be one on the E91. I have the bill from last owner of mine for the tailgate rust repair.

Swervin_Mervin

3,614 posts

205 months

Friday 18th June
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It's such a crap bit of design I couldn't believe it when I saw it laugh