Modding my 123d - Betty Boost:ST XTA coils! (pg. 9)

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Modding my 123d - Betty Boost:ST XTA coils! (pg. 9)

Post by jgalea324 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:46 pm

Hi everyone! As you can see from the topic title, this is my first Bimmer and so far, no regrets whatsoever :) I bought it with 27k miles on the clock, 2010 model, loved every second with it so far. Some points to note so far:

- Pulls like a train from late 2nd gear onwards, not so quick off the line... Not so fussed about it, mid-range torque is what matters for me (and boy does this have it)
- Very, very stable on the road, and that's with a set of run-flats which need changing soon. Can't understand how some reviews slam the Msport for being uncomfortable... it's not a Rolls but neither is it a quad-bike
- Satisfied with the fuel costs so far - I'm managing between 35-36 MPG on strictly city-runs, which isn't too bad from what I've read?

Just a couple of questions before the pictures :p

1. Should I be doing something to run-in the engine, since it still only has 27k miles? Heard it takes at least 40k for the engine to be considered as truly run in
2. Anything else to look out for, as in, any stuff I should do to make sure it's running at its best?
3. Any notorious problems with the 123d which I should be aware of? I heard the flywheel won't stand much abuse
4. Which oil's best for the engine? And which tyre brand should I consider when it's time (soon) to change? I won't go for the run-flats, was looking at some Michelins

Anyway, here are some pictures of my baby :)

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Re: New to the BMW world! My BMW 123d Msport

Post by roshambo » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:51 pm

Lovely example. welcome to the forum.

psst....might wanna check the M Badge thread ;)


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Post by marco_polo » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:52 pm

Hello and welcome. :)

1) No, it's as run-in as it's going to get.
2 & 3) Research your N47 engine, particularly the timing chain.
3 & 4) Regular changes (every 10k) with LL04 grade oil.

I'd be fitting 225/45/17 94Y Goodyear Asym 2's all round.

Oh, and brace yourself for this: http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=36540 :P
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Post by jgalea324 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:28 pm

Thanks for the helpful advice and the compliments :) I wasn't aware of the timing chain issue, I'll check on the current oil and make sure it's up to standard to minimise the probability of such issues happening. Might just go for an oil change straight away just for peace of mind. My motto always was a stitch in time saves nine... better fork out some money now and save a truckload later

Hahaha @ the M badge... whenever people comment about it, I really stress the fact it's an Msport not an M! Have to agree that the godly M badge should just be reserved for the top-tier beasts, but hey... I wasn't the one who put the badge on, BMW did it :p

Since we're on the subject... I saw a link stating that the link between owning a BMW and being an asshole has been scientifically proven, was funny seeing BMW owners owning up to that haha
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New to the BMW world! My BMW 123d Msport

Post by Twenny » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:54 pm

jgalea324 wrote:I wasn't the one who put the badge on, BMW did it :p
Haha oh dear someone tell him?

Ok ok let me.

BMW wouldn't even fit a 'genuine' correctly coloured //M badge to your car let alone a colour coordinated fake eBay special. Whoever you bought it off was an //M badge w@nker. Sorry. Lose it. Quick Image


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Re: New to the BMW world! My BMW 123d Msport

Post by jgalea324 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:12 pm

Twenny wrote:
jgalea324 wrote:I wasn't the one who put the badge on, BMW did it :p
Haha oh dear someone tell him?

Ok ok let me.

BMW wouldn't even fit a 'genuine' coloured //M badge to your car let alone a colour coordinated fake eBay special. Whoever you bought it off was an //M badge w@nker. Sorry. Lose it. Quick Image


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My bad, told you I was new to this! I'll have it removed straight away then. Thanks for the compliments :)

By the way does Stop-Start put additional strain on the engine? If that's the case I'll just turn it off
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Re: New to the BMW world! My BMW 123d Msport

Post by marco_polo » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:23 pm

No, but it destroys expensive AGM car batteries.
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Post by Twenny » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:47 pm

jgalea324 wrote: I'll have it removed straight away then.
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I would look on You Tube before just prising it off though mate.

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Re: New to the BMW world! My BMW 123d Msport

Post by roshambo » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:49 pm

Another one saved.


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Re: New to the BMW world! My BMW 123d Msport

Post by J1SUA » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:50 pm

Congrats. Lovely example. As above get rid of the M badge if you haven't already, and maybe the 123D? Would make the back look really clean. Easy to do. Hair dryer to make the glue tacky. Some dental floss and some Autoglym super resin polish to clean off any leftover residue.

Enjoy!
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Post by Twenny » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:51 pm

roshambo wrote:Another one saved.


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Post by Twenny » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:57 pm

J1SUA wrote:Congrats. Lovely example. As above get rid of the M badge if you haven't already, and maybe the 123D? Would make the back look really clean. Easy to do. Hair dryer to make the glue tacky. Some dental floss and some Autoglym super resin polish to clean off any leftover residue.

Enjoy!
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Re: New to the BMW world! My BMW 123d Msport

Post by jgalea324 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:07 am

Bought the polish, I just need to find some spare time now to get down on the job. I'll leave the 123d badge on though, most people think the max diesel's the 120d, it's fun to get asked about the 123d :)

Just another question - any difference between the AS2 V1 and the AS2 V1 XL? How are the EfficientGrip Perform ones? The rating on the left refers to efficiency (F very bad, A very good) while the one on the right is the grip measure (same ratings). Price is per tire

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Re: New to the BMW world! My BMW 123d Msport

Post by typergaz » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:31 pm

Welcome to the forum fellow 123d owner. You got yourself a nice low mileage example there, dont be put off but the dredded timing chain issues that everyone goes on an about. Is you have full bmwsh it might be wise on investing in the warranty though just so you have piece of mind as i have read this has saved a few peoples bacon. I picked mine up with 27k on the clock about 15 months ago and is now on 40k still no signs of noise from the chain but there is still time for that. Enjoy as i do mine daily Ps a good remap transforms this engine dramatically
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Re: New to the BMW world! My BMW 123d Msport

Post by AW_Dan » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:08 am

Twenny wrote:
roshambo wrote:Another one saved.


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