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  1. Morning David I have changed a couple of these it actually takes longer to swap the units than reprogram them so your BMW man should be able to do it for you Dave
  2. Morning Michael Take a look at www.realoem.com it is a BMW online parts list either search the sections manually or put the last 7 digits of your Vin into the search box it will bring up your model. Look in the body section I would think it will give you a list of all the fixings and where they go Dave
  3. Morning Mark Welcome to the Forum I have read several reports over the years where owners have fitted After Market wheels and suffered cracks and splits. That is across several models and 20+ years the fact they are the same size and fit doesn't mean they are suitable for purpose. In your case the wheels may be lighter construction than the OEM wheels, OK for track use but everyday driving pot holes speed bumps etc on low profile tyres is to much for them. I don't know if BBA or Alpina did wheels for the 6 series (not a two door man no where for the dogs) they won't be cheap though. Dave As an after thought have you checked www.realoem.com to see what wheels/styles where available for your car
  4. Morning David Welcome to the Forum I fear that the jump starting at the Battery may have caused damage to at least 1 of the control units or relays. Check carefully in the boot at the battery connections I have seen a situation where the small lead lead at the live connection became damaged/dislodged by putting jump leads on. The symptoms described seem the same as a failed or failing Footwell Control Module (FCM) a failing FCM can also prevent the car going to sleep causing battery drain. The only way to be sure is with a diagnostic scan. BMW will tell you they are the ONLY ones who can change it !!! This is because if it is changed the replacement needs programming to the car BMW store mileage/chassis details in 2 places if they don't match you will get a tamper dot next to the mileage on the dash. How ever anyone with INPA/ISTA or now several other BMW capable systems can also do it. It needs the replacement FCM having it's original Mileage/Chassis details reset with those from the car it is being installed in. Dave
  5. Morning Malcolm Looking at Realoem you have 360mm discs already the M135i uses the same size discs? Unless your 118i does not have Msport brakes? There are big brake kits out there but check carefully that your wheels will clear the calliper's before fitting them Good Luck Dave
  6. Morning Malcolm Welcome to the Forum I am not sure but if you already have M-sport brakes they are the same size check www.realoem.com put the last 7 digits of your VIN into the search box it will call up your model then check the brake section for sizes and part numbers, then repeat for the M135i Dave
  7. Morning Ian Welcome to the Forum Petrol or Diesel ? 3.0i 3.0iX, 4.0i 4.0iX or th big boy M50ix ? 3.0dX or the other big boy M50dX? At 21400 miles it would probably be a sensor issue but a scan by someone with a BMW diagnostic scanner would confirm that, or someone capable of testing the sensor with a multi heater Hope this helps Dave
  8. Morning Paul Wow that's a bit of a mess, the fact it went so quickly my thoughts are Oil Cooler pipe split, Remote Oil Filter feed/return pipe off or loose, Sump plug lost ? Good luck hope it is a relatively simple fix and that there is no other damage Dave
  9. Morning Richard The Gearbox has very little braking effect in normal driving there are hill descent settings which give some braking and even change down a gear but from memory (dangerous) that only kicks in at speeds below 30mph Or are you talking about the emergency braking system fitted to some models with cameras? Dave
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    Morning Louis Welcome to the Forum Very Tasty Enjoy your Beemer Dave
  11. That's good news Wayne if it's OK that means you may have an opportunity to get the original repaired with no pressure. Fingers crossed for you Dave
  12. Just an afterthought have you tried Pelican Parts they are a USA based specialist they may help
  13. Morning Andrew Front of the Intake manifold have a look at www.realoem.com put the last 7 digits of your Vin into the search box it will bring up your model then search the Engine section you should find it. Also worth google search often plenty of videos showing where it is Dave
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