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      10-13-2019, 01:43 PM   #12871
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My car came with the adaptive headlights. If I were to buy the non-adaptive headlights, will that cause any problems? Can the adaptive headlights error be coded out?
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      10-13-2019, 08:27 PM   #12872
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I replaced my cabin air filter in my 135i today. Honestly it was the easiest cabin air filter I've replaced on a car; I was very happy.
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      10-13-2019, 08:56 PM   #12873
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Removed my cabin air filter and installed my Burger Motorsports Cabin air filters.

Easier to keep the leaves and pine tags out with them installed.

Pulled the headlight switch and cut the 4 tabs off so now I have rear fogs. Bright!!!

I'll be damed if I can pull the vent surround above the headlight switch without bending it half way up on the inside edge. Never gotten one off by simply lifting.
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      10-15-2019, 12:25 AM   #12874
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My car came with the adaptive headlights. If I were to buy the non-adaptive headlights, will that cause any problems? Can the adaptive headlights error be coded out?
Yup, very easy to code out.
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      10-15-2019, 05:51 AM   #12875
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Removed my cabin air filter and installed my Burger Motorsports Cabin air filters.

Easier to keep the leaves and pine tags out with them installed.

Pulled the headlight switch and cut the 4 tabs off so now I have rear fogs. Bright!!!

I'll be damed if I can pull the vent surround above the headlight switch without bending it half way up on the inside edge. Never gotten one off by simply lifting.
Just spent half an hour researching about this rear fog light mod.
Went outside to do it then found my car already had the factory euro switch but I never noticed it before!

Guess I don't need to mod Afterall!
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      10-15-2019, 08:10 AM   #12876
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Swapped out the summer tires/wheels (General G-Max RS on 17"Apex Arc-8's) for the winter rubber on stock rims. It's getting too cold in the morning to run the summers. It feels like I traded the 128i for a 1978 Cadillac Eldorado. Plush. At least the winter tires don't track in rain grooves like the Generals.
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      10-15-2019, 11:53 AM   #12877
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Installed the BMW Performance SSK lever
Griots Synthetic Clay Barred the entire exterior
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      10-15-2019, 03:21 PM   #12878
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Replaced the drivers side seatbelt pre-tensioner, $110 for the pre-tensioner and $540 for fittment along with a couple of other things. I also fitted new roundels onto the car. This is getting expensive recently!
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      10-15-2019, 10:11 PM   #12879
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Scored an amazing deal on a set of 135iS Style 313 wheels and tires locally. So clean, even the barrels and hubs are dust-free and they still have the original Potenza RFTs from 2013! They totally transform this car - been a huge fan of them since I had a set on my 335i back in the day.

Going to slap winters on the stock 261s and she's good for both seasons now





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      10-15-2019, 10:18 PM   #12880
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Scored an amazing deal on a set of 135iS Style 313 wheels and tires locally. So clean, even the barrels and hubs are dust-free and they still have the original Potenza RFTs from 2013! They totally transform this car - been a huge fan of them since I had a set on my 335i back in the day.

Going to slap winters on the stock 261s and she's good for both seasons now
313's are perfection as far as OEM wheels go. Looks fantastic!
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      10-15-2019, 11:13 PM   #12881
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313's are perfection as far as OEM wheels go. Looks fantastic!
Thanks! And I agree, it was either these or a set of E9X-specific Style 216. Figured I'd play it safe with these instead of dealing with potential rubbing issues with the 216.
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      10-16-2019, 12:25 AM   #12882
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Thanks! And I agree, it was either these or a set of E9X-specific Style 216. Figured I'd play it safe with these instead of dealing with potential rubbing issues with the 216.
Yeah, 3-series wheels barely work on these cars with our stupid fenders and rear hubs
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      10-16-2019, 08:55 AM   #12883
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This is what I did for my car today. $6 and $8 shipping. A plastic little screw had my car down for 3 days. The bleeder screw for my coolant rez somehow cracked and I wasn't able to tighten it down, blowing loads of coolant all over the place. Just glad it wasn't more serious
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      10-17-2019, 10:33 AM   #12884
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Went to my parent's to pick up some food and found my dad fixing the rear window that was starting to come off on the ragtop.
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      10-17-2019, 12:20 PM   #12885
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Replaced the passenger side headlight with a used one as my original one had a damaged LED eyebrow, and the PO had unplugged the driver's side one too... I was troubleshooting why the AHL error wouldn't go away until I noticed missing screws from the SMC cover - clearly something was up. Damn eBay seller had opened the SMC module and taken out the board. Swapped over the board from my old headlight and all is well!

It looks so damn good! Totally changes the appearance of the car at night. However, now the "new" headlight is fogging up a lot :/



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Looks great! What is your suspension set up?
looking like she should what bulb do you have for your AEs? since I just did the conversion I like em how they are now but wanna go white down the line
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      10-17-2019, 12:36 PM   #12887
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looking like she should what bulb do you have for your AEs? since I just did the conversion I like em how they are now but wanna go white down the line
No idea. The previous owner changed out the angel eye bulbs to LEDs with drivers. It is the only modification he made lol.

I'd strongly recommend LUX angel eyes. I've had a set in several previous cars. The usual eBay/Amazon cheap stuff never lasts.
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      10-17-2019, 12:40 PM   #12888
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This is what I did for my car today. $6 and $8 shipping. A plastic little screw had my car down for 3 days. The bleeder screw for my coolant rez somehow cracked and I wasn't able to tighten it down, blowing loads of coolant all over the place. Just glad it wasn't more serious
Might have been worth it to just replace the entire tank. I did mine recently. It came with the bleeder screw already installed along with a new coolant level sensor.

My BMW tech friend said as time goes on to expect the plastic parts such as the expansion tank to start failing which mine did.
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Just added the Stainless steel pedals, per the DIY instructions. The throttle was easy, as described. When I got to the brake, I started off using the alcohol method and wasn't getting anywhere but frustrated. Then I took a step back, got the dish soap and it just popped on. Happy now!
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Just added the Stainless steel pedals, per the DIY instructions. The throttle was easy, as described. When I got to the brake, I started off using the alcohol method and wasn't getting anywhere but frustrated. Then I took a step back, got the dish soap and it just popped on. Happy now!
Cool! Quick question. I though the 135is was supposed to come with those pedals standard. Am I wrong about that?
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I pulled my pedal covers off and run skateboard grip tape. Clean, slap on, run metal tool around edge, tear away extra.

Simple, functional.
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I dunno. Mine had the plastic throttle and rubber brake.
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