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      10-03-2011, 08:09 AM   #45
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I have a bit of a rattle by the passenger side seat belt
Same story, if there is a passenger. But still minor, and fortunately only a slight tapping sound. I do have minor rattles in the B pillars on both sides when traversing rougher road surfaces that have developed quite quickly after taking ownership, and hammering the car into submission on many a spirited jaunt. A 'loosening up' so to speak of bits and bobs. All acceptable
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I've read the valve cleaning is not relevant to cars with forced induction, ie. the 135i.
I didnt do it. And im still running strong at 67K. The car still feels new.


Except for the suspension. The shocks and bushings have defensively aged. The whole car is starting to feel squishy and floaty in corners.
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I didnt do it. And im still running strong at 67K. The car still feels new.


Except for the suspension. The shocks and bushings have defensively aged. The whole car is starting to feel squishy and floaty in corners.

Sounds like its time for you to put on those m3 bushings and some KWs
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Sounds like its time for you to put on those m3 bushings and some KWs
Thats the plan when I get back from my sabbatical in London next summer. I already started this past summer. Threw on an E93 front sway and 245 tires at all 4 corners.
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Thats the plan when I get back from my sabbatical in London next summer. I already started this past summer. Threw on an E93 front sway and 245 tires at all 4 corners.
Do 245's fit the fronts without rubbing, or did you have to improvise somehow? What wheels are you using?
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Do 245's fit the fronts without rubbing, or did you have to improvise somehow? What wheels are you using?
Im on 245/40 R17 Star Specs on 17x8 et 40 OZ Ultras at all 4 corners.


Short answer. I had to trim a tab in the front fenderwell.

Long answer, If you were using normal tires (like Michelin PSS) and not square shouldered tires it would fit perfectly. Thats how close it is. I could also prob fix it with less than a degree of negative camber. But I dont feel like swapping camber plates until I pull the shocks.

Rear is fine. But not aggressive enough to match the fronts IMO. Im putting spacers on next year to even out the stance.
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low mileage & high load for comparison: August 2008 build 135i with ~25,000 miles. average of 18.7mpg!!! (that's right boys and girls!)

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-brakes: front pads replaced 3x, front rotors 2x, rear pads 2x, rear rotors 1x
Whoa, are you tracking it?
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Whoa, are you tracking it?
yes sir. i've also been through something like 5-6 full sets of tires. i was just giving this as an example of a meticulously-maintained low mileage car that sees substantial use.

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