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4 hours ago, Spreadly said:

Sorry, i couldn't resist Screenshot_20200212-095944_Chrome.jpg

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Now that’s quite eye-catching and individualistic! Any idea where I could get something similar to suit my Med Blue?

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1 minute ago, Boba said:


Now that’s quite eye-catching and individualistic! Any idea where I could get something similar to suit my Med Blue?


Another member looking for a ban.....

 

And/Or a visit to specsavers! 

:D

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1 hour ago, marko530d said:

Oh god why would you do that :blink:

 

Well as it's a 320d, the ///M tri coloured grill slats add an extra 30bhp.

 

Drugs?

 

Boredom?

 

Buying crap from eBay while drunk?

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I had that m-badge on the front and rear of the car (the 520d had been taken off, or never on from the production).  Before I collected the car I asked the dealer to take them off!

 

I don't know who owned my car before me, but it was kept immaculately well, but clearly he was keen for front and rear m-badges.  I don't think you can get them on from the factory can you? Or even on delivery request from the dealer?  

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On 11/02/2020 at 08:27, Digidick said:

My F30 330d is on 147k and sound as a pound. BMW history up to 120k and then I've done the rest myself, I change the oil every 8k.

330d have the 8 speed auto box 

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yes it does.

 

The only thing I'd like to do is change the fluid and filter but its running fine as it is. To add to this my 147k engine and gearbox is also running a 310bhp remap.

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5 minutes ago, Digidick said:

The only thing I'd like to do is change the fluid and filter but its running fine as it is.

 

There is very much two lines of thought on servicing autoboxes.

 

Those who say do it - are mechanically minded people who like to look after such things and are people who financially benefiting from servicing it.

 

Those who say don't do it - are those who have cars on big miles where the box where disturbing particles in the oil change can cause issues shortly afterward and those who despite having had the box serviced, still failed on them.

 

 

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Theres been alot of recall work on the vehicle he changed the top timing chain yesterday as a preventive measure told me was nothing wrong with old Chain just at 153k it's done a few miles and wants it to go out spot on sent me pictures of chain replacement cant seem to upload images on here and his garage has been servicing it since 2015. 

 

Sent me video today also engine sounds great 

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25 minutes ago, 535i Andrew said:

 

There is very much two lines of thought on servicing autoboxes.

 

Those who say do it - are mechanically minded people who like to look after such things and are people who financially benefiting from servicing it.

 

Those who say don't do it - are those who have cars on big miles where the box where disturbing particles in the oil change can cause issues shortly afterward and those who despite having had the box serviced, still failed on them.

 

 

I would probably service box straight away 

The garage is Smith's independent BMW specialist Wrexham 

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I still see the thought of 'don't do it' on the older ZF boxes fitted to the E39's rather than these 8 speeders. I'm a member on the F30 forum and plenty have changed their oil and seen the benefit. 

 

The fact I can order the genuine kit for around 200 quid and do it myself also makes me want to do it.

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2 hours ago, marko530d said:

Wbafw32060c722463 is the vin theres been alot of recall work on the vehicle he changed the timing chain yesterday as a preventive measure told me was nothing wrong with old Chain just at 153k 

 

 

He spent massive money on it yesterday (when it’s up for sale) doing preventative maintenance and still wants to sell it?

 

I’m not buying that, in more ways than one!

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There a bmw sales garage and there a bmw specialist garage also

 

And to boot i have just bought it pick it up next week 

 

He says top chain and tensioners or something I have a photo of work being carried out do you think I should pull out of the sale ?

 

Hes putting a full mot on it tomorrow also not at his garage as he dont do mots says will put anything right if anything comes up. 

 

I have only left a £100 deposit to secure car. 

 

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I don’t see why that single thing would alter your view for the worse - can only be a good thing as long as it’s done properly.

A bit puzzling why he’d do a biggish job like that unless he thinks it might go inside his ‘driver warranty’ period.

Did you not say somewhere that you’d had a recording of the engine running quietly enough? Can’t recall now.

I suppose an in-house job isn’t really a big cost, just parts as his labour is a sunk cost anyway.

But still!! :huh:

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Yeah heard it started up few times on video call sounded sweet as a nut no rattle on start up (had that on a audi a8) Ticking over nicely no warnings on dash serviced every 10k last serviced at 152k he did think I was paying screen price after that work and any mot work but I says we agreed £6300 which I think is a bargain. 

 

If you listen to above you tube video am sure theres a rattle nosie in there maybe just me but could not here that today. 

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What @Boba said.

 

Its still an engine out job on the 6 pots and yes it's the top chain that gives the rattle. The camshaft drive is split between two chains on the N47 and N57, they change over half way up where the fuel pump drive comes off. Engine can stay in the car if you take the gearbox out but it's harder than way.

 

As long as it's documented that it's been done it shouldn't give you any issues, just keep changing the oil every year or 10k and you will be fine.

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35 minutes ago, 535i Andrew said:

What @Boba said.

 

Its still an engine out job on the 6 pots and yes it's the top chain that gives the rattle. The camshaft drive is split between two chains on the N47 and N57, they change over half way up where the fuel pump drive comes off. Engine can stay in the car if you take the gearbox out but it's harder than way.

 

As long as it's documented that it's been done it shouldn't give you any issues, just keep changing the oil every year or 10k and you will be fine.

Ok great so as he says he has only done the top chain and followers (I take it that is not engine out job)  it's in for mot today see how it gets on. 

It has

Wide screen professional nav 

Adaptive lights 

High beam assist 

Sports auto transmission 

Front and rear heated seats 

To name a few 

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You will love the adaptive lights with high beam assist.  That really does it for me on mine, you will look for the dark roads home at night just to use it.  Sports auto gives the steering wheel paddles which I use all the time on mine.  I don't like driving my wifes auto now as it doesn't have the paddles. Rear seat heating is a really rare option. 

 

All it needs is a split folding rear seat and you're done for the practical side of things.:D

 

Sounds good if it has had the work done on the chains.

 

Pics when you getting or you are just telling fibs!  Its the rules.

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Passed mot today 0 advisories so hopefully pick it up Sunday.

 

Trying to get a lift down but most are at work may need to go on a 4hour 30min train ride with 3 change overs :shock:

 

 It has no service book but all print outs for work just got off the phone with bmw customer service and they confirmed 8 services with themselves.

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It's getting a pdi and says hes replaced rear pads also sent photo with all wheels off bonnet up on the ramps etc   B)

 

The funny thing is bmw customer service had all services from his garage on there system too :?:

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4 minutes ago, marko530d said:

The funny thing is bmw customer service had all services from his garage on there system too :?:

 

Most  likely he’s ‘officially’ on the BMW system. There’s nothing really special about a BMW dealer as far as that goes and decent BMW independents often also have the necessary hookup so they can log their work onto the car’s record.

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