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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Rang up Cooper Teesside today regarding some work I need doing soon. 1 ac belt 1 drive belt and the crank pulley replacing. Got quoted £890 including labour etc. Surely that's steep even by the stealers, been quoted £360 else where but how can they justify someone paying that much on a 14yr old...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm about to throw some Eibach pro-kit springs on the front and rear. The rears are a good pair of Sachs that are to spec, they're only three months old. However, the fronts are still BMW original from when the car was new. I'm thinking I should probably swap them out while I'm doing the...
  3. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Right, there's always confusion on which interior led canbus bulbs people should get which will perform great. So naturally we look at big companies like hids-4u or Horizon led etc...but for the fraction of the price...I give you Ebay!! So I ordered 3 different sets just to trial and error...
  4. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    I've got a 3 series touring on order and asked the dealer what the cost would be to swap out the grilles for black and put on the m-performance sill transfers as I personally really like that look. Dealer came back and quoted me £880 which I personally think is insane so I'm looking at DIY...
  5. Car Insurance
    Hi guys, I've just bought a insurance for my 630i 11/2006, I'm 29 year old, 9 year license full uk. No claim bonus, this is my second car in uk, the first kne I owned only for 8 months and I lost 1 year of no claim bonus. So.. I will pay 2400£ in 12 months with a 3000£ compulsory with another...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, just looking for some general advice from mechanics or anyone in the know, just had the most expensive repair cost I've ever had to get my car through MOT, it was just brakes. I dont know much about it but it seems expensive to me, if anyone can basically tell me if its reasonable...
  7. Alloy wheels and tyres for sale
    Quick sale i will take £850 no lower they cost me quite abit 3 months ago for bmw show 2015 in October. Fitted with all new tyre kumho 225/35/19 stretched on a 8.5J wide fitment Offset is perfect ET45 Alloys are made by Beyern alloys they only make bmw alloys so dont confuse with cheap ebay...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just been down to my garage and had a good look around my engine. Firstly, my car is a July 2004 318ci 2.0L (N46 engine), automatic convertible 93615 miles on the clock. Pulled the plugs after I noticed my oil level was below the minimum mark on the dipstick. Plugs are black and oily. Car...
  9. Car Insurance
    Hi, im currently paying £565 TPFT for my e46 328ci and im going to be changing car soon. Iv got quotes for a e46 320ci (2.2) which was £350 fully comp :) but have now decided to get a cheap e36 320ci while I save to get a e46 330ci. The cheapest quote iv got for the e36 320ci is £870 fully...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    BMW 3 SERIES 320 CI 2.2 SPORT CONVERTIBLE AUTO JUST SERVICED 2dr 2003 2 Doors, Automatic, Convertible, Petrol, 60,000 miles, Metallic Titanium Silver. 8 STAMPS IN SERVICE BOOK, JUST SERVICED, COMPREHENSIVE BMW SH, FULL SPORT LEATHER INTERIOR, 1 YEARS MOT. Metallic Titanium Silver, Electric...
  11. General BMW Discussions
    Hit a poxy pothole last night which in turn wrote my alloy wheel off. Unfortunately for me I have an M sport E60 with the Spider alloys. £468 later from BMW and £528 later from the tyre company for 2 x 245,35,19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports I feel quite sore Being a perfectionist I wouldn't...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem;PdsSession=272ca5681360a47a11d54cc5ffea3133?itemId=330701716686&cmd=VIDESC Woh
  13. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Ok, so just driving down a dual carriageway near my house, pulled out from the slow lane into the fast, not pulling to vigorously or anything and the yellow engine light came on, warnings flashing on the on board computer etc.. The car felt like it was idling really orughly and even at low idle...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    iv been told my car needs new ball joints, but the mechanic says its cheaper to replace the lower wishbones because the balljoint comes with it, he says its cheaper because its to much hassle to remove the balljoints from the arm and replacing them that way, ive been quoted £300 for supply and...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    Using www.alignmycar.co.uk I found a centre close to me. Called them up for a price and he said it was £120 +VAT and this allowed for any adjustments needed. Tried another centre a bit further out, and he said it would be free to check and if any adjustments are needed it'd be about £30 per...
  16. General BMW Discussions
    well after the realisation that i cant afford an m3, yes i can buy one, but everyday runnning costs are probably gonna be a push, so im looking at a 325ci, http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3278844.htm does this one seem expensive or is it fairly decent pricing? cheers
  17. General BMW Discussions
    hiya lads im looking to get hold of some mtech side mouldings for my 318is but the 1s that i find are either second hand and snapped,only 1 side availible or the brand spankers are 130 billys which i think is way to expansive for a bit of fecking plastic,theres the cheap m3 ones from good old...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi all, around 2 weeks ago i purchased a year 2000 BMW 323ci which i have been very pleased with:- its done 60,000 miles, has just about every optional extra you can think off, has been well looked after and is a real pleasure to drive..........however! one thing that was bothering me a...
  19. BFuk Open Topic
    Old bloke ran into me on a roundabout, I was about to go off on one when he pulled in behind me and got out all frail and shaking, no idea how old he was but must have been late 70's how he didn't see the big grey bus I don't know. Felt sorry for him actually was a proper gent (well so far) up...
  20. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi All I am a very light foot driver, hardly go over 75 even on motorways and dont do more then 5000-6000 miles in a year. Do I really need to spend £250 on a tyre or £80 tyre (Nixon, primewell etc) are fine for my use? Any help or suggestions appreciated. Thanks in advance. S
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