R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by jimmy-120sport » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:12 pm

Nope it’s an N20, seemingly evolve can get it up to 270 bhp, so will see in a wee while as all my funds are currently getting spent sorting the e87 out lol fecking ABS :roll:
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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:06 pm

A little winter update...

Car has just turned 10k miles - it’s racking them up as it’s my daily!

Couldn’t be happier with it to be honest & the colour gets lots of positive attention / comments.

It’s currently in a right state as the NE has been rather cold of late & I’ve sadly not had a chance to clean it for getting on for a couple of months - unheard of for me!!

Here’s a couple of pics:

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Also just purchased an item on the mods list via the eBay 20% flash sale this afternoon..... some H&R sport springs. A nice little bargain at 139 EUR delivered from Germany!

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Just need to find a decent place locally to get them fitted once they arrive!
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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:10 pm

Then today I couldnt stand the dirt any longer so I braved the cold, wind and rain and got out there and cleaned it!!

Managed to get it dried off as the rain stopped about halfway through cleaning it, but now its hammering down again. Typical!

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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:04 pm

H&R's now arrived!

Car is going in for a new Windscreen on Monday after a fight with a rather large stone before the Christmas break!

Managed to argue the point with my underwriters and they have eventually authorised genuine BMW glass - but I still have to use their approved fitter - National Windscreens.

Not too chuffed as I wanted BMW to do it, however lets hope they don't have any issues!
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Post by R99 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:23 pm

Thanks to Craig (Wibbles) tonight I now have Apple CarPlay up & running on the car!

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Craig supplied and uploaded the required FSC codes - top job as always!
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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by Octavius » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:24 pm

Did the new windscreen go in okay :?:
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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:50 pm

Octavius wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Did the new windscreen go in okay :?:
No, it was a disaster which resulted in National Windscreens being ordered to pay me £420 in compensation.

They were literally incompetent :roll:
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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:56 pm

Update time.

Car will be going for a full GTechniq detail soon - 2 stage machine polish and the Crystal Serum Ultra Black package.

In the mean time I have now bought some wheels for the build - OEM F80 437m.

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Opted for 4 new tyres on the 437m’s. Went with 245/35 & 265/35 Michelin Pilot Super Sports, also needed new valve stems after the previous owner of the wheels had been using metal valve caps on metal valve stems!

Wheels & tyres will be going on the car on Tuesday - can’t wait!


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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:36 pm

Got my 437m's on this morning.

Awful pictures as they were taken just as it was about to start snowing & the car is filthy!

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The fronts do poke slightly so its going to need the H&R springs I have sat here on ASAP and maybe some increased camber to tuck them.

No rubbing with this wheel & tyre combo though, so thats good news!
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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by Blind Pugh » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:09 pm

R99 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Got my 437m's on this morning.

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The fronts do poke slightly so its going to need the H&R springs I have sat here on ASAP and maybe some increased camber to tuck them.
R99,

Looks much better !!!

Re front camber - yes you will get some tuck in of the F&R wheels with H&R springs.

If wanting needing more w/o camber plates or F8x longer front lower arms, then you could seek out some used mlite front hub carriers (aka -30min camber correction hub carriers] from a breakers which will add -0.5deg front camber.

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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:52 am

BP, thanks!

Interested to hear more about the hub carriers? Why do they have more camber?


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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by Blind Pugh » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:15 am

R99 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:52 am
BP, thanks!

Interested to hear more about the hub carriers? Why do they have more camber?
BMW sell them to correct variations in camber from L & R

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For F31 LCI part nos are

31216854199 - Swivel bearing LHS , camber correction -30MIN
31216854200 - Swivel bearing RHS , camber correction -30MIN

See item # 2 in realoem diagram and parts table in the h'link below plus text that states these are standard fitment on M135i - which come with ~circa -0.5deg front camber as standard

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=31_0956
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R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:22 pm

BP, interesting!

I’ll get the H&R’s on & I’ll probably fit the SWP “bad road package” strut spacers on the rear to give the car a nice reverse rake look & eliminate any possibility of the rear wheels scraping under load


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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by Blind Pugh » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:42 pm

R99 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:22 pm
BP, interesting!

I’ll get the H&R’s on & I’ll probably fit the SWP “bad road package” strut spacers on the rear to give the car a nice reverse rake look & eliminate any possibility of the rear wheels scraping under load
Before fitting packers/spacers - to raise the rear - you could tweak rear camber to increase the amount the tyre “tucks” into the arches to mitigate rubbing.
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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:31 pm

BP, hopefully it won’t rub - research suggests it shouldn’t anyway!

If I’m honest another benefit of the SWP package is it should eliminate reverse rake.

The F3x springs on the market all seem to lower the rear more than the front


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