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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolishbean69 View Post

    Same with heading out, be sure to turn her on early and do all your other prep before heading off, not ages, butif you turn her on before you set your satnav, roll ciggies (in my case) put belt on etc - just to give her time to warm up. It's useful even to go easy for the first couple of miles of any journey - to let the turbo warm up.

    Oh and the most important thing: Take lots of pics and get em up on here!!!
    lots of good sense here, but the thinking is nowadays to let the turbo cool down but to pull away as soon as possible as an idling car does more harm than good. No need to go from cold to 80mph just need to be gentle for the first couple of miles, which most of us do because of where we live, unless someone out there lives on a Motorway slip road.
     
     

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    I have read a bit about the blanking plugs I'm an engineer so will do it myself but have heard mention that there are 2 size's any guesses which ones are fitted to my one?....Oh and the crank breather any recomendation's for parts suppliers?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by petrolmarty View Post
    lots of good sense here, but the thinking is nowadays to let the turbo cool down but to pull away as soon as possible as an idling car does more harm than good. No need to go from cold to 80mph just need to be gentle for the first couple of miles, which most of us do because of where we live, unless someone out there lives on a Motorway slip road.
    That's worth knowing, thanks. As you say, I think it would be tough to find anyone who can go from starting her up to flat out! lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by angrypaul View Post
    I have read a bit about the blanking plugs I'm an engineer so will do it myself but have heard mention that there are 2 size's any guesses which ones are fitted to my one?....Oh and the crank breather any recomendation's for parts suppliers?
    No idea for the plug sizes i'm afraid, but hereford BMW (forum vendor section) seems to be damn good for OEM parts, forum discounts and stuff.

    Might even be able to help you with blank sizes...
     
     

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    You'll need the smaller size swirl flap blanks and ebay seller sparkesandnoise are still the only vendor to supply blanks and new viton o-rings in the price.
    As said vortex oil separator is available form the Bimmerforums shop at Hereford BMW BMW part no.11127799367.

    When you test drive the car ensure it doesn't smoke too much, look for steering and suspension components receipts as
    the wishbone bushes are a common fail but not too bad @£60 for replacements.
    If the car tramlines severely check the wear level and brand of the front tyres, they can be sensitive to cheap chinese tyres (ditchfinders!)
    Trawl through the service history and receipts looking for regular oil and filter changes.
    If you do buy it theres a fantastic set of pictorial 'How To' guides, to help keep the engine in top condition, right here at BFuk.

    GL Paul and I hope its what you're looking for.
     
     

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    Cheers mate am really looking forward to having a decent car again....Its been a while!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrypaul View Post
    Cheers mate if you want to look at her Item no 180729498161 on Ebay....Your thoughts?
    The car (if it turns out to be as described) sounds like a good buy. I would get rid of the cheesy "M" badge on the back. But apart from that, looks nice.

    Congrats on the purchase

    Beautiful car... But everytime I look into your beautiful eyes I feel the contempt that you have for my bank account.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Panther View Post
    Looks really straigh mate.

    As above really the bean has covered everything, I want to really emphasise the swirl flap point. Have seen countless threads on here of them screwing the whole engine up - if it has them which one of the others will confirm THEY MUST BE REMOVED IMMEDIATLEY!

    Apart from that should have loads of life left in it.

    I would also go straight for a remap - discount for forum members with AP tuning too.

    You can expect near 200bhp post remap enough to really put a smile on your face!

    Hope it's a good egg for you
    Picked the car and am well chuffed....but I have to ask tho...I have a 2.4JTD alpha....got loads of torque and pulls form 1500rpm in 5th...The BMW sort of stuggles with much lower down grunt you have to be in the right gear for the RPM....will remapping help this and what does it do to the fuel econom?
     
     

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    Think it depends on the map u get as u can get one just for power n one for mpg and then there's the one for best of both worlds
     
     

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    Glad to see your pleased with the new motor Paul

    Are you suffering with any other symptoms regarding performance, like flat spots, hesitation on acceleration or poor idling?
     
     

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    It doesn't seem to be hesitation as its only when the engine is at a low RPM as soon as it starts getting over 1500rpm it pulls like a train and revs really easy....Its going to the garage on Thursday for an oil and filter change, The swirl valves and the Vortex breather if all the bits turn up on time!....Idles fine tho with no rattles and doesn't seem to have any flat spots but I don't want to give it the full monty until I get those bits done!
     
     

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