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    Dan
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    Wellington
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    2006 E87 130i M-Sport
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    2008 E81 130i M-Sport
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    2008 E87 130i M-Sport

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  1. Spoke to the guy working on it, motor is back together and running and now is actually showing a code for vanos/valvetronic. Hurray for Internet sleuthing 🤣 Cam chain and everything else looked good so no worries on that part. Reset lifter/cans as engine was showing poor compression and oil pressure which both came back. He suspects eccentric cam sensor as valvetronic motor has been done recently.
  2. Yeah, thought it was strange that they had "diagnosed/fixed the problem" and hadn't heard from them but as they promised a call later in the day I wasn't too concerned. I've got a lot going on atm so this hasn't been the highest priority. Not paraphrasing, was verbatim from receptionist. I do know that, see above for explanation just got a lot on.
  3. Spoke to the receptionist yesterday, was expecting a call back from the owner but haven't heard. She said the engine was being put back together and it was a timing issue they'd reset it with special tools.
  4. Googled valvetronic and that sounds extremely similar to what I experienced. Going back to mechanic to see what they've come up with.
  5. Yeah I probably should have added that it got worse and worse as I kept trying to start the car and keep it running , eventually it wouldn't even start at all. Going to give them a ring and get an update on it, they've had it a few days now.
  6. Yeah tell me about it, had it for all of 4 days after finally getting the PCV and MAF fixed before it started playing up. It lost power on the motorway, accelerator wasn't responding, no codes thrown. Pulled over and turned it off then started again, accelerator worked so carried on. Same thing happened the next day, so figured it wasn't a glitch and still no codes so something was up so parked it up. Day after that I pulled it out of the driveway to see if it would do it again and it died outside the house, had to push it back into the driveway. Was running really rough and wouldn't hold idle. So checked it wasn't maf or intake related and nothing so got it towed to AVS who had done the pre-purchase check and subsequent work on it.
  7. Had some goodies for the car turn up in the last couple of weeks, which will be fitted sometime in the near future. Unfortunately car is back at the mechanics after breaking down completely and being undriveable. Currently waiting for quote to fix but mechanic suspects timing chain guides, is tearing the engine down to confirm so new timing chain etc needed. Not a happy chap having barely driven the car since purchase, worked out 10.5 hours of driving and just passed a month of ownership.
  8. Yeah Pramod is a guru, he scanned my 130i which was getting the Xmas tree lights and diagnosed low battery charge as the issue. Took time out from his dinner to do it too, great guy.
  9. I was under my new 130i looking around today, and have the same number on the casing 7518405.
  10. Is it cheaper to get another M5 that's already had the work done, where the crankshaft is OK? Or one with lower kms and more life left in it before these faults occur. That's a heck of a fault list 😳
  11. Yeah the actual aerial part. That sounds perfect man.
  12. A pair of brand new Ali-Express specials, kidney grills for something that's not an E87. Looks more like E90 grills to me. Free to good home, pick up I also have an E87 front undertray "recreation" from ABS plastic, that with some hole drilling will fit to E81/E87. I paid $150 for it (real tray is $450 from BMW) but ended up finding a used part. Is taking up space in the shed so will take literally anything for it. Also have a set of BMW OEM roof racks and the tool for them, that came off an E87 130i. I assume it would fit on most 1 series of the same shape. Not sure what they're worth, make an offer. Everything is pick up only, based in Welly.
  13. Passenger side roof molding with the two roof rack flaps intact, in ALPINWEISS 3 aka white. No 3 in the picture. Also need the screw in part of the aerial, similar to the picture. Will need to work out what part no. it is.
  14. Due to a lingering engine issue(loose PCV hose), exhaust swap hasn't yet happened. I have only driven the car a couple of times since purchase(to get the new tyres, and to the mechanics) so was stoked to finally get the car back today. It took a while to diagnose the issue and get it sorted, no fault codes were showing up but was fixed at no cost to me, since it was replaced recently. At the same time the new MAF sensor was installed and service done. Sourced a tool for the roof racks so that was the next job I tackled. Really easy to remove, 2 screws at each end and they lift off. Car looks miles better without them, but was quite grubby underneath so gave the roof a thorough cleaning once I had them both off. Much happier with the cars look now, no more racks/eyebrows/silly badging. But removing the rack did uncover this... One of the tabs on the left hand side has broken off. Apparently you can't buy the tabs themselves as they come as part of the trim so I'll be looking for a trim piece to replace this one. Hoping to have the exhaust swap done shortly, and an alignment/paint touch up on the wheels. Both this week would be sweet. But its great having the car back and being able to drive it. Such fun!
  15. This has been on there for a while, it's actually dragged down the other manual 130i prices too. Used it as a reference when bargaining to buy my one lol
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