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    My main reason for wanting a coolant Temp gauge...

    My main reason for wanting a coolant Temp gauge is to know where I stand as regarding breakdowns!
    I have had many BMWs and I have found if you are not adequately warned you may have expensive...
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    Coolant Temperature Gauge for E87

    Iíve been searching for a temperature gauge for my 120i 2010 E87 hatch, that is easy to connect, easy to read and not too expensive.
    Finally purchased one!
    Found it on E-bay, it was $85 delivered...
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    Just looked up Audi .. No good for me.. I wish...

    Just looked up Audi .. No good for me.. I wish they sold that "Dynomec" Universal spare in Australia!
    Audi are 5 bolt X 112 mostly,
    Q7 has 5 x 130, TT has 5 x 100.
    RegardZ.
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    Toll tags (Australia)

    Usually in Oz we pay road/ expressway tolls via a electronic device that is fitted to our windscreen and extracts from our account the required toll.
    What I wanted to talk about is the method of...
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    Here's a query on this "Tyre pressure" subject....

    Here's a query on this "Tyre pressure" subject.
    I had run-flats originally on my 120i, For the last twelve months I've been running "Non-Run-Flats".
    Running with the Runflats at 36-38 psi was...
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    Thanks Jnrdavo, I had doe a bit of research......

    Thanks Jnrdavo, I had doe a bit of research... You may have nailed it!

    I found this as some may not understand the term.. PCD [Pitch Circle Diameter]
    Bolt circle. As stated I'm looking for a 5...
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    Wheel Bolt Pattern of Space Saver Spare

    I notice the wheel bolt pattern for a BMW 1 series E87 is Five bolts on PCD 120mm
    I was wondering if anyone knows what other manufacture has this particular bolt pattern?
    I was thinking maybe Alfa...
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    Jim, I can only think the head was leaking at the...

    Jim, I can only think the head was leaking at the first overhaul, and it may have been overlooked! It may be a warped head and may have to skimmed.
    I can't comment on the "Autologic" Tune or the...
  9. Thread: Fob Key Series !

    by GarnZ
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    Well, I hope this helps somebody! Marco Auto...

    Well, I hope this helps somebody!
    Marco Auto Locksmith, by arrangement came to my home in their fitted out van with all the latest equipment.
    They took about 45 mins to reprogram a new fob and cut...
  10. Thread: Fob Key Series !

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    Fob Key Series !

    I purchased my 2010 hatch-back about a year ago without a second key. I priced it shortly after purchase and was quoted about AUD$430.
    I noticed on ebay a service is provided, if you live in SYDNEY...
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    Debarina, I know you can't rob your dad, but that...

    Debarina, I know you can't rob your dad, but that is probably top price.. I've noticed lately that once BMW's and other semi-luxury cars reach 5 year old, they depreciate more than normal. Mainly,...
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    Thanks for your reply, when this unit (pulley)...

    Thanks for your reply, when this unit (pulley) seizes it merely locks up, so that the pulley unit is unable to "Free-wheel". Hence, my theory is that it would just act like a pulley that is locked to...
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    I had the job done on the E87 Hatch auto (2005)....

    I had the job done on the E87 Hatch auto (2005).
    The job consisted of .. new serpentine belt and replace alternator pulley.
    As mentioned, this pulley is called a "cush' "pulley, a "free-wheel" or...
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    Black Dust from Brake Pads

    Anyone any ideas on what pads to buy that don't give that black dust all over the alloys daily?
    Oh! I don't want squeal either. Not worried about extra wear on disk, as they alway want to replace...
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    Here it is.. (compliments of Rammie ~BabyBMW...

    Here it is.. (compliments of Rammie ~BabyBMW forum)
    http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1080557
    This is a scary, makes me think I can't delay in having this pulley replaced.
    RegardZ.
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    Blade, thanks for your reply, the pulley is...

    Blade, thanks for your reply, the pulley is suppose to rotate both ways. I have been lucky to receive a video (from another forum) on the process of removal of same, I will post it up tomorrow. The...
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    Alternator PULLEY ~ E87 120i

    Here is a photo of the Alternator and its pulley.
    The serpentine belts runs in the six or so Vee grooves on the pulley.
    According to some forum/ posts this free-wheel pulley that somehow...
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    The video was correct and easy to comprehend......

    The video was correct and easy to comprehend... Thanks again!
    The interesting part was that I assumed the level was at the first mark from the bottom of the dip stick, whereas that is a minimum...
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    OK ready for a trial... "E87 Noise at Cold Start...

    OK ready for a trial... "E87 Noise at Cold Start in "D" and "R".
    watch?v=XLBf50oyrsc&feature=youtube

    Thank You.../
    RegardZ ~ Garn
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    Thanks Blades, shall give it a try! RegardZ ~ Garn

    Thanks Blades, shall give it a try! RegardZ ~ Garn
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    How do I post a video to forum?

    I have a video that lets one listen to a particular noise i'm am trying to load onto the forum.
    I have the video on my iPod phone.
    Any help appreciated.
    RegardZ .
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    Thanks JnrDave, Great videos. RegardZ ~ Garn.

    Thanks JnrDave, Great videos.
    RegardZ ~ Garn.
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    Power Steering Fluid E87

    Could someone tell me how I check the level of fluid for the power steering? E87 120i auto (2005) RHD.
    Found engine Oil filler, a reservoir for brake, an expansion tank for coolant, windscreen...
  24. Thread: E30 Radiator Fan

    by GarnZ
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    Cam93, have run without fan on a E39, they do...

    Cam93, have run without fan on a E39, they do need the cooling fan, if caught in traffic on hot day. I think there coolant capacity is cut to a minimum to save weight!
    From memory, you need a...
  25. Thread: Bmw 120i 06

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    My wife has a 2005 120i and haven't found...

    My wife has a 2005 120i and haven't found anything to complain about.
    Run-flats are a bit annoying, however, you do get used to them.
    I enjoyed her car so much I purchased a 2010 120i sports pac,...
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