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  2. The title says it all - are the brakes on my 2008 328i M-Sport - RWD the same as on a 328i X-Drive? Parts stores I've checked at don't show a difference, but I know the wheels aren't the same size on the M-Sport RWD vs. X-Drive models, so I was guessing the brakes probably aren't the same either.
  3. Morning Dereck Have you checked www.realoem.com it's a BMW parts list put the last 7 digits of your vin in the search box and it will bring up your model then search away. It will list the parts BMW supply so if the bits you want are available they will show. However BMW in their wisdom supply certain components as assemblies and don't list parts.As an example the rea suspension swing arms on the X5 are sold as an assembly, so if the £20 bushes start to wear or fail BMW want to supply a complete swing arm at £300+ Also look at www.newtis.info this is a technical site same information used by BMW Dealers lots of information and "how too's" you may find help there Another possibility is www.Pelicanparts.com it is an American site but technically very good. Particularly their how too's which have step by step pictures just that the cars they work on have the steering on the wrong side. Good luck with the search I hope you find a fix that isnt a wallet buster Dave
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  5. Hi Wonder if anyone can help or point me in the right direction . I have a BMW original deflector model number / part number 7-259-999 177353-10 printed on the side of the unit. I need some spare parts to repair it. The plastic slide that moves the location pins in and out and a new pin for the centre. I have looked everywhere but cant find any reference to spare parts or anyone can repair it? and BMW quote cant help. Thanks in advance for any suggestions ☺️
  6. Hi Richard....welcome to the Forum Great looking Bimmer, Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  7. Hi...welcome to the Forum Great choice of car, it sometimes pays to drive both to compare and at least you'll never be left wondering what the other one would have been like to drive. Good to have you onboard Cheers . Trevor
  8. Morning Oneel First port of call, you need the gearbox codes read to know if it is actually a gearbox issue or something else. A ZF agent or good Independent with Autologic software a BMW Dealer or Specialist with dedicated software.will be able to read all Gearbox functions, at 40k a gearbox service is almost due so consider that also. It could be as simple as a sensor not reading intermittently or a software upgrade without the codes it is a guess which could end up with £££ and parts being thrown at the problem. Dave
  9. Hi Dave thanks for the reply 👍 I'm due to go for another test drive on Thursday so will see if I can change modes whilst driving when the tyre pressures have been adjusted to see if that fixes it and enquire about the adaptive suspension. Will keep updated. Thanks again
  10. Sorry if this has been covered already I could not find it. I have a 640d m sport 2014 which has covered 40k. I get a drivetrain warning randomly which then tells me to drive moderately. The weird thing is it is not all the time and after 30 mins disappears, can anyone shed light? I had the egr recall checked and pressure tested it was fine. Thanks in advance
  11. Hello All just a quick introduction from me, bought a 6 gran coupe m sport and could not be happier. Got one with 30k on it and mint condition. I actually went to a dealer to buy an Audi A7 (don’t judge me) and this was parked next to it. Was surprised how much these dropped in price and after a test drive of both cars, I did not even haggle. The only part of this car I would like to do something with is the headlights, they look so wrong, even a simple eyebrow may sort them. I am here to see what others have done. Thank you
  12. Hi Peter I may be wrong but I thought the car needs to have the adaptive suspension package for you to be able to change settings. I believe you can still see the selection but nothing will change unless the full adaptive package is fitted. As to changing on the move my next door neighbour works for BMW UK his car can but then it is an auto 440 with all the bells and whistles. Dave
  13. I have just test driven a manual gearbox 2016 (65 plate) BMW 320d ED Sport. Before the test drive the salesman told me the car had been fitted with two brand new front tyres and when I got into the car the display had a warning for tyre pressure. I took it out for a drive, however I was unable to change driving mode from comfort to sport etc. whilst the car was moving. I had to be parked stationary for the car to allow it to work. Is this normal? I would have thought I should be able to change modes whilst cruising? The salesman said manual gearboxes won't change whilst the car is moving, is this right? He also said it may be because the car had a warning for tyre pressure. Would this be right? Thanks for any feedback
  14. Hi and welcome Richard, lovely looking car. Dave
  15. Morning Chris When selling set your price with a little wriggle room as with all the car shows on TV everyone will want to knock the price down Good Luck with the sale Dave
  16. Morning Harry Have a look at www.gov.uk/check mot if you haven't already, you may be able to find the MOT station. Or at least see what sort of life its had/having. Good Luck with the search Dave
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  18. i have decided to sell am thinking £1200
  19. Hi All, I wonder if any one can help me.! Ok so some 9 years ago i had to sell my beloved BMW 325i Convertible Reg H490 GBK Calypso Rot Mettalic, Beige Leather interior with a Dolphin Grey Hardtop to buyer who was from Reading, Berkshire area. i have looked through countless adds over the years and never come across the car again, ive gone to the extent of asking the DVLA but they will not pass on any details other than the car is still on the road somewhere.!! If anyone can locate this car or eevn know the whereabouts of it please please let me know. Thanks Harry
  20. Commiserations water in places it shouldn't be is a real pain and if it gets into looms and electrics !!! The only way I know is the hard way get a set of trim removal tools look on www.realoem.com for part numbers and get the trims then www.newtis.info for how too's Lets hope you get some dry weather to allow replacement Dave
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