Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

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Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by Dan_Mol » Sat May 19, 2018 11:52 pm

Finally bought an E82 135i back in March, after looking far and wide for the right one, I got wind of a local dealer getting one back in December, previous owner bought an M2. He wanted it on an 18 plate so come March this finally was going up for sale.

A friend valets all the used cars for this one dealership, he alerted me it was in!

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I arranged to view, the dealer cancelled my appointment and tried to schedule something for 4 days later! No thanks! So I went to a branch I had used previously the following morning and asked them to get the car in.

Deposit paid and awaiting to see the car in person. I’d already agreed to buy as long as everything was ok. Turns out they got the mileage wrong by quite a lot but the car was pretty immaculate... I wanted it.

1hr 40mins of negotiation later they agreed to supply and fit the M Performance exhaust.

Car purchased! A 2013, Alpine white, 135i coupe, DCT, sport plus edition.

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Dealership ended up struggling to get the exhaust from BMW but Cotswold BMW came to the rescue. This was fitted a week later. I love it, burbles, pops, bangs but can still be quiet when not using the right foot.

Had bought BMW black kidney grills minutes after buying the car, they were next to be fitted.

I wasn’t a fan of the black mirror caps on the sport plus edition. Swapped those out for white.

Front bumper has been repaired and repainted due to having screw holes, have a shortened plate to fit but not got round to it yet. Risking no front for a while.

Removed the rear lip spoiler in preparation for an SSDD carbon one arriving next week.

Also bought a set of 261M alloys, which are awaiting refurbishment and powder coating, much prefer those to the 313M.

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Absolutely love the car, have a few ideas but it’ll stay very standard/OEM. Looking at a DMS remap once I’ve got used to the car. Slowly working my way panel by panel machine polishing.

Few photos from tonight...

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Re: Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by holland130i » Sun May 20, 2018 12:02 am

beautifull car!! congrats!!

shame you dont like the 313 wheels...i think they look fantastic on your car!... but hey... its your car :wink:


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Re: Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by BMWBrad » Sun May 20, 2018 11:32 am

Those last 2 photos are stunning.
What will you be doing with the 313’s?
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Re: Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by AndyBish135i » Sun May 20, 2018 1:22 pm

^+1
Stunning photos Dan and car looks lovely 8)
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Re: Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by Dan_Mol » Sun May 20, 2018 2:44 pm

holland130i wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 12:02 am
beautifull car!! congrats!!

shame you dont like the 313 wheels...i think they look fantastic on your car!... but hey... its your car :wink:
Thank you. I’m growing to like the 313 as they are sooooo easy to clean. Just always liked the 261 style on the coupe.
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Those last 2 photos are stunning.
What will you be doing with the 313’s?
Cheers Brad, first photos with the DSLR. Unsure as yet, probably sell them on recoup some money.
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^+1
Stunning photos Dan and car looks lovely 8)
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Re: Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by Webarno » Sun May 20, 2018 7:20 pm

Ah no, we could have swapped wheels!
I want yours, you could of had my ones! Bad timing :(

PS Beautiful car!
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Re: Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by mikeyscott » Sun May 20, 2018 8:22 pm

That’s a lovely car
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Re: Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by Dan_Mol » Sun May 20, 2018 10:57 pm

Webarno wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Ah no, we could have swapped wheels!
I want yours, you could of had my ones! Bad timing :(

PS Beautiful car!
Where you based? Could still be a possibility.

Your car keeps appearing on my Instagram feed!
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Re: Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by Webarno » Sun May 20, 2018 11:15 pm

Dan_Mol wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 10:57 pm
Webarno wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Ah no, we could have swapped wheels!
I want yours, you could of had my ones! Bad timing :(

PS Beautiful car!
Where you based? Could still be a possibility.

Your car keeps appearing on my Instagram feed!
Essex, so not exactly local unfortunately haha 😉
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Post by Dan_Mol » Thu May 24, 2018 7:47 pm

Finally my carbon spoiler arrived from SSDD Motorsport, it’s a nice piece of kit. Resting on the bootlid the passenger side sits slightly high, hoping once fitted the tape pulls it square.

Fitted this evening and covered in electrical tape to keep it down until the weekend.

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Also purchased a bluetooth auxiliary adapter. “Firefly” shame the built in USB isn’t 2amp so needs a cigarette adapter also. Works a treat, cuts off to cars Bluetooth for hands free automatically and back to audio.

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Post by Dan_Mol » Mon May 28, 2018 4:26 pm

Fitted new pedals today...

Wish they did a matching footrest.

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No pictures of the spoiler yet, it’s lifted on the passenger side. Need more 3M tape and hopefully get it stuck down properly. Anyone else had this trouble with the SSDD spoiler?
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Re: Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by Octavius » Mon May 28, 2018 5:03 pm

I used black silicone to secure mine on the corners. Never moved again.
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Re: Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by AndyBish135i » Mon May 28, 2018 7:53 pm

Yep had my drivers side lift by about 5mm several times so bonded it in the end...
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Re: Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by Dan_Mol » Mon May 28, 2018 8:41 pm

Octavius wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 5:03 pm
I used black silicone to secure mine on the corners. Never moved again.
AndyBish135i wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 7:53 pm
Yep had my drivers side lift by about 5mm several times so bonded it in the end...
Cheers both, i’ll get something bought this week. Any recommendations? Used “tiger seal” years ago but don’t think can get that anymore.
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Re: Dan Mol’s 135i Coupe

Post by mikeyscott » Mon May 28, 2018 8:47 pm

Makes me wish I had a DCT more now! :(
135i E82 2011 AW, Birds B1 Dynamics Package, MPSS
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