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  1. 1st Gen. 1 Series (2004-2013 | E81, E82, E87, E88)
    Apologies if this is quite difficult to see but I believe I may have developed a bit of an oil leak that’s collecting a tiny bit just next to the exhaust manifold. There is a bit of dampness on the undertray below the metal too. Could this be that the valve cover gasket needs replacing? Car is...
  2. 1st Gen. 1 Series (2004-2013 | E81, E82, E87, E88)
    Hey there folks, Found Mannol 7908 5w-30 "energy premium" oil that states on the back it's suitable for engines which require BMW LL-04 for sale for much much cheaper than the castrol edge 5w-30 LL variant. Was wondering if it's worth the purchase and will I notice any difference between the...
  3. 1st Gen. 1 Series (2004-2013 | E81, E82, E87, E88)
    I'd like to get an 130i, but I'm struggling to find it manual since less than the half available are autos and there are not many for sale in my country. I really love the involvement of the manual transmission at fun driving on weekends. Is there a huge difference bettween auto and manual...
  4. Nyxeris' E81 130i

    As she looks right now: Here's a gallery:
  5. Engine & Gearbox Tuning
    I recently bought a 2011 130i with the auto gearbox, which is most likely the GM 6L45 (I don't know how to identify it, but it has the "regular" paddle shifters, so upshifts are with the right paddle and downshifts are with the left paddle, so no thumb pressing for downshifting). As expected...
  6. 1st Gen. 1 Series (2004-2013 | E81, E82, E87, E88)
    I'm trying to figure out if it would be a good idea to get rid of my 2016 Volkswagen Polo (in my country it's named Vento, but it's essentially a sedan Polo with a 1.6 Liter L4 engine that produces 105hp) for buying a 130i. The obvious answer would be that it's worth it. But in terms of...
  7. 1st Gen. 1 Series (2004-2013 | E81, E82, E87, E88)
    Hi! I have two questions. 1. My 130i has front end higher than a rear. Rear end is sitting bit low (20-30mm) comparing to front. I put new rear springs but nothing changed. Is it really factory setting? Car has sport suspenion package. 2. The car really likes the low weight (can feel it when...
  8. Too Late... Now Sold
    Full image gallery here. For sale is my 2008 E81 130i M Sport, first registered in May 2008. I have owned the car since August 2019, having changed from a Renault Sport Megane 265 Cup. The car is on 171,531miles. I bought the car on account of its history and specification, and have been...
    £4,700 GBP
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