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    Newly purchased 135i running badly - beginning of a saga?

    Personally I would just get all 6 injectors done and ask for them to meet half way. They are a known issue, get them done and then you set. If you send the car back then you have to start all over again and injector issues could happen at any time at least this way you will have peace of mind.
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    e36 motorsport bumpers

    Where are you located?
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    E28 Dilemma

    Eli, e46 330ci RIP?
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    18" BBS RXIIs & 18" BMW Style 42's for sale

    Sorry I am confused what wheels are still for sale?
  5. I saw this video on the Super Pro Website and thought I would share. This may be a cheaper and easier way of getting the same benefits as the M3 replacement arms. https://superpro.com.au/tradeview/
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    When will it stop? E30 316i for $15k

    Buy an E36 and get a better car.
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    You have to love the Touring to pay that price. That's F10 M5 money and twice the price of an E60 M5 sedan.
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    E8X E9X Suspension Arms

    M3 arms are cheaper, but Stocks can be expensive.
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    E39 manual trans conversion fit e36/e46

    What are you wanting to know?
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    MHD flash app. Anyone tried this yet?

    Stage 1 or 1+ are fine with standard cats but upgraded Inter cooler is recommended. Stage 2 wants new inter cooler and cat less down pipes. Interestingly Stage 1+ has similar power to stage 2 stage 2+ ups it over both.
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    Newly purchased 135i running badly - beginning of a saga?

    Well it was one of the 3 most likely faults and unfortunately a known one. I agree dealers dont scan cars for faults especially if they are running right, just the way it is. If he pays for anew set of injectors and they are installed by a competent technician then a big win to Steve, if you have to go halves or something still a win as these are failure prone items and would have needed to be replaced at some time anyway.
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    Newly purchased 135i running badly - beginning of a saga?

    What is actually wrong with the car?
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    Swapping the runflats for some potenzas

    I ran the same combo on my 335i before I went to 18" wheels. The S001's performed very well.
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    slow cranking

    Used to do that all the time when I was an apprentice auto sparky.
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    Newly purchased 135i running badly - beginning of a saga?

    Quite correct, the car had no issues when sold that the dealer was aware of, an issue has arisen post the sale and the dealer has agreed to fix it. As per previous discussions if its a maintenance issue plugs coils (distinct possibility) then this is actually in the buyers benefit. If it a HPFP or injectors then even better as these are known failure items and this future proofs the car to some extent. If its a dropped piston or similar then for sure get a refund.
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    Newly purchased 135i running badly - beginning of a saga?

    I see this a bit differently. Firstly you bought an imported N54 vehicle. I am not sure if you are aware but these engines have issues. The engine itself is pretty sound and unlike an s54 and some V8 and v10 motors you wont have to replace the bearings. You will however have to do plugs and coils, (maintenance items) and possibly injectors and a charge pipe at some stage. This is just part of N54 ownership, if you weren't prepared for this then you haven't done your homework. Looking at your description of the fault there is a chance its the plugs or the coil pack/s. If this is the case and the dealer will replace them then win to you. You have skipped a maintenance bill. If its the injector/s then even bigger win you will get another 50k or more (probably 100k) from the replacement . If its a faulty coil or injector then when one goes the others will follow pretty soon, so work a deal with the dealer to have all of them replaced, he may or may not but perhaps going halves would still be a good deal for you. When the basic faults and maintenance items are done on these engines then they are quite reliable, it does seem that Jap import N54s have fewer injector issues than US based cars, perhaps this is because of the better fuel in Japan. To me this is a 10 year old car with known faults/maintenance items if it turns out to be one of the above-mentioned items then its pretty typical of the breed, if its a high pressure fuel pump even bigger win to you if the dealer fixes it. Taking it back if its just a simple parts replacement is a bit of a waste of time, obviously you wanted the car and did some research and checked it out? It seems now that you have cold feet because of this but really you need to understand the fault first and then make an informed decision. If things like this put you off then with all due respect an N54 car may not be for you.
  17. For those of you that have fitted M3 suspension parts to you e90/91/92/93, what settings did you use when you had it aligned? I have the M3 arms in the rear and the geometry seems the same, but up front I am aware its different. I was thinking of just getting the shop to use the e92 M3 settings, as its mostly toe adjustment, camber is fixed and I assume castor is as well.
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    Where did the E39 M5 thread go?

    Ah the repaired m5, I guess if its been repaired properly then it should be OK.
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    E92 335i with M3 bits.

    Thanks Matt that's what I was looking for.
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    Newly purchased 135i running badly - beginning of a saga?

    BEst to see what the actual problem, high probability that its coil or plug related. Easy fix no need to return the car. BTW if it is a dead coil, then the other 5 probably aren't far behind.
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    What car to upgrade to from 540i?

    Yep, interior is a mess but at least its not as ugly as the new Lexus models with that pinched in grill, the designer should be fired.
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    What car to upgrade to from 540i?

    There were 3 or 4 non hybrids on TM
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    What car to upgrade to from 540i?

    An F30 335i would be worth a look its nealy as big as a 540. For 50k you could get a low milage car and the torque will surprise you. Plus the n55 is tuneable and the 335i probaly handles better than most on the list, likely cheaper to maintainas well, but not as exciting as some of the other choices.
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    Heaps of E46 M3's on TM

    Sounds like the reality of turbochraged cars with electronic throttle control, but hopefully some throtlle mapping and and an lsd will help.
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    Heaps of E46 M3's on TM

    Not so easy on boosted cars.