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  1. Third time lucky.... After adventures with my E81( 2 door) 130i and my parts car E87 130i, I've now bought a Manual E87 M-Sport 130i! So far I've given it a thorough clean and a good drive around the Wellington hills, very happy with my purchase. Both photos from the sale listing. Its a Jap import that's been in the country since 2015, and I've got a folder full of extensive service history since then including major bits replaced like DISA valves, valvetronic, and waterpump. Car has been converted to NZ Navigation and is a high spec example from factory with black leather seats/silver trim/Idrive/Heated seats etc. Exterior is in exceptional condition bumper aside, interior is also quite nice. It has several mods: Ohlins Adjustable Suspension Works Emotion D9R 18" wheels BMW Performance rear spoiler Tints all round BMW roof racks Rear Wiper Delete Exhaust flap removed "eyebrows" As part of the purchase it had the PCV and relevant pipes replaced and MAF sensor changed after being picked up as a fault in a pre-purchase check. Outstanding issues with it include headliner sagging in the rear and front bumper damage from being backed into near the license plate. Will be fixing headlining shortly. I have had a go at cleaning paint marks off the front bumper somewhat successfully and the actual damage isn't obvious or structural. Will likely get it fixed but not a rush job. Otherwise car is in fantastic nick and drives beautifully. I'm planning to remove the eyebrows and BMW Roof racks asap, will need to find some roof rack covers for the roof. I also have a SuperSprint exhaust backbox to fit on. Think I'll replace the kidneys if/when I get the front bumper fixed as they're painted black. Big decision for me will be about the wheels, didn't originally like them but they're growing on me. They're quite special being 5x120 and relatively rare. I do like the 18" M-sport factory wheels which I have on my 4 door. Have been really enjoying the drive compared to my suspension modded E81, and stock E87 130i. Both which will be for sale now or shortly. Manual makes a big difference in the drive and feels like a bit more power is available. Adjustable suspension is a tremendous ride. So a very happy camper who finally got his manual 130i
  2. Hi, The roof on my car has faded areas, which extend to the "spoiler" section just above the rear glass, and I am looking at vinyl wrapping it as an alternative to repainting. I do not know how to loosen or remove the antenna in order to make the wrap easier. I have attached photos. Would appreciate instructions from somone in the know. Cheers!
  3. With the recent purchase of a 130i I got a spare set of wheels. Was bought about 6 months ago for 2700 from hyperdrive. They are rotary forged, black and no scratches. Apparently 19lbs per wheel - see specs https://www.tsw.com/alloy_wheels_nurburgring.php#wheel-specs Only took them off as I preferred the ACS type 3s. They are mint They still retail for around 700 each new, you probably won't pay that if you negotiate but still... 1600, Pick up in the Mount, or I could drive them up to Auckland. funds will be appropriately used to upgrade the 130...
  4. I bought another 130i, this time a 5 door E87. I'm probably going to sell the e81. This one is almost identical to the e81(same year 2008, M-Sport, beige Leather Interior, Aluminium trim) but has two more doors. It also has more goodies in that it has the 18" M-Sport Alloys, seat warmers, electric seats, idrive and auto climate control plus the previous owner put in a Bluetooth adapter and mic. It needs a little bit of tidying up and definitely a cut and polish but drives nicely considering it's done a few kms.
  5. New member of approx 4/5 months the BMW owners club. I purchased a 2007 120i M-sport hatch and found out right away that the stock stereo and speakers in no way complimented this vehicle, therefore change was inevitable. After installation (completed by a reputable company) of high end audio equipment i found the xmas lights on the dash going haywire, losing power and finally dying, all this whilst driving! I have read a lot of posts explaining battery, regulator, wiring, connections and alternator. That being said i decided to have a new battery installed ($400 later) which was also completed by a reputable company. Once installed the confirmed that it was "accepted" by the vehicle. A couple of days later it happened again which got me researching and concluding that i needed the alternator out and checked. Once out the evidence is clear, worn pulley, covered in oil etc etc. Anyway it requires replacing. My question: As he I.D. number was worn off and for some unknown reason my vin number is being rejected by sites such as Bosch. I am wanting to know how would one find out if this is the factory alternator or a higher amperage one? If factory, would it be a worthy option of upgrading and to what? I will also be getting the belts changed at the same time. With the Alternator being changed will the car need to be coded for the new alternator? I have had a look on TM and this is what i found https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/bmw/electrics/listing-2606688132.htm?rsqid=387493c860df44b8ad054eb1f2754fde-001 unfortunately i cannot cross reference (numbers are worn) Please, if there is any other info needed let me know. Other than that i look forward to any advice given (hopefully not too technical) and more importantly getting her healthy and back on the road. Vehicle details: Year: 2007 Make: BMW Model: 120I Colour: WHITE Body Style: Hatchback Engine: N46B20 VIN: WBAUD32050PF47373
  6. Hey Team Our e87 04 120i has just majorly started smoking (blue/kinda white) on start up and while driving. Engine check light comes on and starts flashing, once the car is in park and idling the check light goes away. But if we leave it for a day of two it stops doing either.. No fault codes are staying up and every time we have taken it in it has stopped and ran fine. Its not using any water/no bubbles in radiator. Oil doesn't look milky from first inspection. Any Ideas? Was leaning towards valve steams but also possible piston ring failure? No major knocking sounds but is down on power even when its not smoking. It did start 'pinging' today how ever on start up... Am not driving the car atm until we have an idea of what is wrong.. Cheers Ace
  7. Hi There, I have bought a second hand 2008 BMW 116i (E87), it has got options for navigation, climate, communication and entertainment when the main screen opens up. The issue here is I can not use communication or navigation option. Also, I am not able to get all radio frequencies. I know this question must have been asked a million times, I could not find any answer anywhere. I have checked online and the local Bimmer experts like auto gravity charges upto $800 which is out of my reach. Does anyone have any guidance which I can follow myself and fix these issues ? I have attached all relevant photos. Thanks in advance. Vinay
  8. Moving over from Melbourne in October I was to start my new job at the end of Feb. I spent the whole month looking around for the 'right' car, finally I found one. The km's were a tad on the high side but for the price I couldn't turn it down. After some discussions with the previous owner and an AA check I flew down to Wellington and bought my first BMW, a 130i. I was amazed at how easy the car was to drive over long distances as I drove back that night (Although those run-flats are still giving my nightmares), I thought not having cruise control was going to be agony but alas I was stoked with it. Giz served me well, he made the 20 min commute to my new job with ease. I was having so much fun driving this little pocket rocket around and hearing that snarl of the 3.0L engine from the quad exhaust. I say 'was', because unfortunately after only 12 days of mate ship he was taken away from me. On the commute home from work, the truck following failed to notice myself and everyone else coming to a stop. I watched as the driver failed to pay attention, getting ever larger in my rear view mirror. I knew he'd never pull it up in time on the greasy road so I put my head back on the head rest and waited to be hit. Poor Giz sacrificed himself to let me walk away with only a concussion, I was devastated, I had my independence stripped away, a friend stolen too soon. I was also thankful, thankful that Giz held up so well in the crash that I was able to walk away. So it was settled, I needed to buy another Baby Beamer. So I did, today! I put the deposit down on a black 2009 manual 130i. Personally love the feel of the manual more than the Auto Giz was rocking around in. I'm sorry that I don't have any photo's yet of it and still thinking of a name, but when I take ownership later next week I'll be sure to update this post. I look forward to getting to know the community here and learning a bit more about E87's and BMW's in general. tl;dr - Flew to Wellington to buy a 130i. Had it 12 days, hit by a truck. So I bought another one.
  9. Hi - I've got a 2006 E87 118 Motorsport - I'm after a rear roof spoiler - like the image attached Does anybody know where I can get one in NZ? Preferably Auckland, but no biggie
  10. Hi Lads and ladies Just helping out a mate and was wondering where/what website is the best for bmw electrics? The Part in question is the rear parking sensor ecu for a 120i e87 Cheep would also be nice. Cheers ace
  11. Does anyone know how I convert my jap-import E87 130i to get the radio onto the NZ Frequencies with iDrive?
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