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  1. kiwi535

    Towbar on 2011 335i Touring

    yes the safety chain is there to safegaurd against the trailer coming of the ball(not hooked up properly) or in the unlikely event of the tow ball parting company with the towbar.I cant recall how the chain attached on my 120d but i know i had one because the daughters boyfriend didnt hook the trailer up properly once.It must have been part of the structure that is added to take the towbar in the first place
  2. kiwi535

    Towbar on 2011 335i Touring

    i got my 50 mm ball bmw swan neck machined to accept a convertiball.You could get the 50 mm ball machined to 1and 7/8
  3. f20 is a bigger car. e 87 is quite short interior.Cant be compared in size to a normal front wheel drive hatchback of similar exterior diemension
  4. kiwi535

    Towbar on 2011 335i Touring

    my experience of bike racks is they need the flat surface of the tounge as part of their stability.The only other way i can think is a receiver type bike rack ie the bike rack itself is welded to a square section which slides into the receiver in the car which means you will need to have a nice insert in the bumper
  5. kiwi535

    E38 735i One lady Owner project

    Jeepers Hans (if imay ask) what happened?
  6. kiwi535

    335i Touring Msport

    when i test drove my little120d i wanted it as soon as i let the clutch out!If you havent driven a modern BMW disel try one.pref a 30d or more,or if a 20d a manual.
  7. kiwi535

    Not 1 but 2 Manual M240i For Sale!!

    spanish???
  8. kiwi535

    My wee wunabout...

    well i was close
  9. kiwi535

    Bmw E91 overheating fun

    so let me get this right...you drove 419 km and nothing happened but bmw dont care?Who for the record is "BMW"
  10. kiwi535

    Vibration After New Tires

    depending how long the new tyres have been sitting they can have a "flat spot" which should go away
  11. kiwi535

    Bmw E91 overheating fun

    i did many many ks on the 120 d one was a full lap of the NI including highway 43 no problem at all esp the approx 1000k on approx 45 litres bit( welly napier gisborne whakatane tauraunga auckland otorahonga turamanui whangamomana hawera wanganui welly) The ride was a bit harsh on that car (much better with pirellis than either bridgestones or continentals) but i never had any issues with grip or feel with the run flats
  12. kiwi535

    Bmw E91 overheating fun

    they can go some distance at a slower speed 80 km hr i think.Thy have very stiff sidewalls so less flex = less heat build up when"soft".My 120d had a tyre pressure system based on comparing the wheel speeds(using abs system).The soft one goes faster.The only time i has a warning i didnt even know i had a leak.When I got to work (about 5 km) it was 20 psiMy tyre place wouldnt repair it.I got a new one,and was able to keep it topped up in the meantime
  13. kiwi535

    Captain Sensible Calling...

    nope, thats why i said what i said
  14. kiwi535

    Captain Sensible Calling...

    5k..... i am picking an e46
  15. kiwi535

    Bmw E91 overheating fun

    "old" car reality 101 .1
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