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by Blackroc
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 123d 120d engine the same????
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: 123d 120d engine the same????

123d engine was originally designed / built by Alpina for its Range, before being used in the 1 series

I’d imagine some parts would overlap with the 120d but not remotely all

Yes the 123d is twin turbo for a start (120d is single turbo)


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by Blackroc
Thu May 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: BMW PDI - New Process...
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: BMW PDI - New Process...

This doesn’t happen for all dealerships. Many have now got satellite ‘hub holding sites’ where cars are delivered, PDI’d, prepped and valeted before being despatched to the dealerships themselves - these sites could 30 or more miles from the dealership itself Wilmslow BMW (in Manchester) has a holdi...
by Blackroc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: WANTED - Looking to purchase an M2
Replies: 23
Views: 2187

Re: WANTED - Looking to purchase an M2

"Funny" thing is that Sytner's Sheffield has a much newer M2 for 40K, and a 1M for 45K...I know it is rare and a classic already but was quite surprised given the difference of age and mileage. The Sytner boss actually has a Valencia Orange 1M (I believe it’s his own car) up for sale for £75k if yo...
by Blackroc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Ceramic coating
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Ceramic coating

Sorry Guys, a little bit off topic but I was unsure where to post.....I have GTechniq ceramic coating on my car from new, coming up to 2 years old in May and I have a few tar spots on the bodywork. Does anyone know if I use a tar spot remover, will it damage the ceramic coating? Can anyone recommen...
by Blackroc
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Bmw m140i Police car Yorkshire
Replies: 61
Views: 3258

Re: Bmw m140i Police car Yorkshire

There’s at least 2 M135i with full Police livery around the m25 / M3 areas


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by Blackroc
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Orange peel paint M140i...
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Re: Orange peel paint M140i...

You can’t remove orange peel by machine polisher (particularly a DA) - in fact, machine polishing paintwork can actually enhance the imperfections more making them stand out worse than before. Wet sanding with (TONS!) of time and patience is your only route to removing the peel finish. You will be r...
by Blackroc
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: 'Limp mode' at Baby BMW Meet
Replies: 13
Views: 1475

Re: 'Limp mode' at Baby BMW Meet

Is your car standard or remapped?


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by Blackroc
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat (Off Topic)
Topic: Weekend car...
Replies: 31
Views: 1936

Re: Weekend car...

TTRS?

R8 pace but cheaper to run?


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by Blackroc
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Detailer in London
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Detailer in London

Spin wrote:I'll PM you I still have the 2003 TT roadster in Moro blue that could do with some TLC.
Sure [emoji106]




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by Blackroc
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Braking in wet weather - scary! UPDATE
Replies: 36
Views: 3051

Braking in wet weather - scary!

This subject comes round fairly often..

I had it on my old 123d and M135i several times and long motorway runs seamed to be the culprit - in fact several of us had it I’m sure


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by Blackroc
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Detailer in London
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Detailer in London

Spin wrote:Hi Blackroc are you still detailing ?
Yup [emoji106]


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by Blackroc
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Detailer in London
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Detailer in London

Elite Detailing in Knightsbridge - run by Gurch

Take your credit card though because he ain’t cheap!!


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by Blackroc
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: bit of an experiment this weekend, interesting outcome
Replies: 23
Views: 1788

bit of an experiment this weekend, interesting outcome

Didn’t Clarkson do a test between an M3 and a Toyota Prius on the old Top Gear test track that’s akin to this?

Taken on a track - a Prius had worse MPG than the M3 when driven at 90mph over numerous laps IIRC..


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by Blackroc
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: edit
Replies: 34
Views: 2746

Re: Left for dust by a brand new Cupra (country roads)

It could easily have been a Cupra R 300

https://www.flickr.com/photos/149864489 ... 3153581697

It’s got the upgraded 7.5 Golf R engine (310bhp) in it, full LSD I believe too. 12 month wait for one at the moment too!


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by Blackroc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E82 prices
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: E82 prices

Sytner Nottingham have a Valencia 1M with circa 1000 miles which was up for sale for £70k+

The boss of Sytner owns it along with a rather lovely Z8


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