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    2008 E81 130i Msport

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  1. NZ_InFerno

    BMW Z1

    This is round the corner from me, and I've seen it in person and it's absolutely stunning. Owner is a detailer, Ditwc supplier and brought the car over with him when he emigrated here.
  2. NZ_InFerno

    E87 M Sport with DCT/S65 Hellbm Project

    Wow, this is so cool. If one already owned a 130i how much would this cost 👀
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    E87 130i - How is it as a daily?

    Yeeeeewwww I would buy an Autosure(or other provider) breakdown insurance(make sure they cover water pumps). That will give you some peace of mind motoring for the water pump and any other issues that may occur. I've had breakdown claims done recently on my car, which I've only had 6 months, and the cover has certainly saved me the cost of the policy already.
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    E87 130i - How is it as a daily?

    Could always budget the cost of fixing the water pump into the purchase price, and bargain the seller down if you find a good car. I find turning up with a pocket full of cash intending to buy, or put down a deposit, can give you a good discount on the price too.
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    Number of BMWs of a specific model in NZ

    I saw that on trademe, those stripes were gross
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    Could be a Bargin 135i $1 Reserve

    That is super nice
  7. So after visiting Winger BMW and being told that my car wasn't sold in NZ, and that only 30 130i models were sold new here, I got curious and wanted to know how many 3 door(E81) 130i there are in NZ. And the answer is Two 😲 Tag along to find out how I found this out: The service guy at Winger suggested I ask NZTA about numbers, so I was on their site today for an unrelated matter and remembered about my query. So I clicked on the motor vehicle registry and the NZTA provide an open database of every vehicle registered in NZ! https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/motor-vehicle-register Clicking on the data tab at the top you can filter by the various column headings and search them, so I started off with BMW as the Make column and 130i as the Model column, which gives 587 entries for a 130i in NZ. I then used realoem.com to select various productions months of the E81 model to find out the 4th-7th digits of the vin code(I also did this with the 5 door E87 to confirm the codes in the database). Adding that code onto the first 3 numbers of the vin from this sheet, and then entering it into the CHASSIS7 column(or VIN11) search, results in the two E81 130i registered in NZ. Now this is only as good as the info that has been put in, ie how the registration form has been filled in. Should work for every car, enjoy
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    Finding parts

    I've ordered a new undertray same code as this one for my e81 130i: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=UB12-EUR-12-2007-E81-BMW-130i&diagId=51_6526 Looking under the car I'm missing a few of the screws/clips to attach the new undertray. Don't know the exact amount missing as the jack doesn't fit under the car 😅 Anyone have any of these parts or knows where to get them? My usual sources shipping costs makes it not worth ordering from. I'm probably going to need the Msport attachment piece too but will get the ball rolling on pieces I definitely need.
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    E81 130i 2008

    I've ordered a K&N Air filter(already got the sticker lol) and engine undershield from ebay tonight. Both were good deals and, being brand new, hard to pass up. Got a cabin air filter locally too so will be popping them all on when the ebay bits arrive.
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    Recommend Wellington Service

    I've only had good experiences at Page European and can give them a recommendation. The guy I bought my previous bmw off, a e90 325i, had it serviced with them and recommended their work so I brought it to them and had no issues. I've also had my 130i there 3 times(service/diagnosis/diagnosis & repair) the most recent being for two weeks and they went above and beyond Now my experience has all been with recent BMWs, and judging by what's in their workshop when I've been there that's their bread & butter work.
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    E87 130i - How is it as a daily?

    You wouldn't happen to have a MSport bumper on any of them to fit an e81? Or an engine undertray 👀
  12. NZ_InFerno

    E81 130i 2008

    The current exhaust sounds very nice, more grunty than the stock 130i one but still quiet at 50 or 100kmh.
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    E87 130i - How is it as a daily?

    I understand the LCI models had an active steering option, was this the electric steering rack or something different? Mine doesn't have the active steering option.
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    E81 130i 2008

    Lol most ones I've seen were in the region of 15bhp increase. I don't really think it needs a whole lot more power, but altering the throttle/gearbox response and tuned for 98 would likely make a great drive feel even better. At least that's my thinking.
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    New Member - e81 130i

    I've made a post in the showroom with a bit more detail on my WIP