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Old 10 February 2010, 07:25 PM
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What have you started Jeff?!
PS the interior looks to be a very nice place to be in.
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Old 10 February 2010, 08:02 PM
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Anyone needs anything i work at Sytner BMW in Sutton
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Old 11 February 2010, 10:24 AM
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So Spider - any daytime pics yet?!

Vr5RA -nope but I was very impressed with Sytners Leicester (where I bought my 335d) - not so handy for servicing though. My nearest Sytner is about 250 miles away!
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Old 11 February 2010, 09:44 PM
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I hope you're running the new 335i on super unleaded Jay-bee!! have a look at this!....

The difference between 95 RON and 99 RON fuel in the 335i - BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum - E90Post.com

Amazed at the difference!
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Old 11 February 2010, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Vr5RA_Matchew View Post
Anyone needs anything i work at Sytner BMW in Sutton
You able to tell if a car has been serviced within the BMW network? My 330d appears to be missing it's last stamp in the service book annoyingly, and I'm wondering if BMW keep a record of cars service histories?!
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Old 12 February 2010, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Dream Weaver View Post
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Think I may have to broaden the search to include the 320D again and/or 325/330d as well. Maybe an ED 330D version will be OK, aren't they about 245bhp?
I personally think that if you rush and get a 330, you'll kick yourself everytime you see a 335... just be patient, the right one WILL come along. I know its difficult, I was like that when I was looking for my last Scoob, I started looking at all sorts of stuff, fortunately I held out and got exactly what I was after - and felt all the better for it. Same with the Beemer.... keep searching mate, and just keep ringing the stealers and harassing them. Have you tried Vardys in Edinburgh? Also, if you havent tried where I got mine from, give them a ring on 0115 9341414 and ask for Helen Tassi - I reckon she'll be able to hunt one down for you - tell her I said hello!
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Old 12 February 2010, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Petem95 View Post
I hope you're running the new 335i on super unleaded Jay-bee!! have a look at this!....
I only use V Power or Tesco 99 RON, wouldnt use anything else in a performance car - after owning 3 Scoobs over the last 7 years, its safe to say its well ingrained (we even used it in the misses 172 Cup when she had it).
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Old 12 February 2010, 09:29 AM
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Petem - mine was serviced just before I got it but they didn't stamp the book. They first one (stamped) was at 12.5k and I bought mine at 16.5k miles so there's no real "gap" but still a bit annoying. However your key stores service info so don't worry - it's all on record (which I find a bit alarming at times!).

I have a random theory on super unleaded - it makes a difference on turbo'd cars, but naff all on NA ones.
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Old 12 February 2010, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by SPIDERWRX View Post
The waiting is over, i pick this up today part ex the scooby
BMW 335I coupe Full leather with lots of toys in it..
its so cold & dark outside, so i rushed doing the pics ..

better ones to come (when weather gets better & light)

one word awesome

Cheap tax, ok mpg lovey drive

will make a thread this weekend

your pics made me buy one mate ;-)
^^^ Excellent

Get that exhaust valve actuator unplugged, it sounds amazing ALL the time that way, not just under full load It takes about 30 seconds to do - dead easy and you dont even have to get dirty to do it. PM me if you want the details

Looking forward to seeing more pics!
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Old 12 February 2010, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Matteeboy View Post
I have a random theory on super unleaded - it makes a difference on turbo'd cars, but naff all on NA ones.
Ignoring the power/safety reasons for a moment, my understanding was that that even on N/A engines, you'll still benefit from the improved MPG?
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Old 12 February 2010, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Matteeboy View Post
I have a random theory on super unleaded - it makes a difference on turbo'd cars, but naff all on NA ones.
Ignoring the power/safety reasons for a moment, my understanding was that that even on N/A engines, you'll still benefit from the improved MPG?

Either way, I still think its good practice to use the best fuel possible if you are using a car with a performance engine - you wouldnt feed a thoroughbred horse or an athlete crap, you'd use the best fuel available - IMO of course
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Old 12 February 2010, 09:57 AM
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I still think super unleaded/super fuels are mainly a bit of a con. Yes they are higher octane but they sell far less of it so they degrade more - your 99RON petrol is often lower than your 95RON. It's been debated to death but I'm still not at all convinced and I've used both on my R32 Golf - not just one tank but several of each.

As long as you avoid crappy supermarket fuels, I think you are fine. However I do think there is a small benefit for turbo'd engines, especially Jap rally reps.

There have been many tests where the difference has been naff all.
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Old 12 February 2010, 01:46 PM
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I want one!!! in face this is going to be my next car... in couple months really cant wait!!
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Old 12 February 2010, 02:15 PM
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A tuned 335i will be octane limited, you want the best you can in those circumstances.

Some standard ECUs will increase boost with low octane fuel to make up for the retarded timing. They can be programmed to target the same torque in all circumstances.

Away from this artificial situation, a knock limited engine loves octane and there are huge differences between a quality 95 RON and a supermarket 99 RON.
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Old 13 February 2010, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Matteeboy View Post
Vr5RA -nope but I was very impressed with Sytners Leicester (where I bought my 335d) - not so handy for servicing though. My nearest Sytner is about 250 miles away!
I meant if you want any parts/accessories i get um at cost price plus i can ship them out for you as i run an Ebay business for them and have an account with TNT

Originally Posted by Petem95 View Post
You able to tell if a car has been serviced within the BMW network? My 330d appears to be missing it's last stamp in the service book annoyingly, and I'm wondering if BMW keep a record of cars service histories?!
If you can give me the last 7 of your chassis number i can check whether if not the car has ever been to my dealership otherwise its a case of tracing where it has last been serviced which can prove difficult but its worth a try
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Old 13 February 2010, 11:57 AM
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I meant if you want any parts/accessories i get um at cost price plus i can ship them out for you as i run an Ebay business for them and have an account with TNT
Are your employers ok with this?
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Old 13 February 2010, 12:02 PM
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Are your employers ok with this?
Yeah, cus i always ask my manager first and it will be a normal cash invoice and if anyone wants anything they cover the postage charge, i dont do nothing dodgy not me jobs worth i never buy anything from work so they dont mind me doing now and again

Just like helping fellow member outs.

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Old 13 February 2010, 12:16 PM
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Here's my ebay shop i run for them
eBay UK Shop - Sytner Sutton Coldfield Bmw Mini: Bmw Mini Diecast Models, Bmw Mini Lifestyle Items
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Old 13 February 2010, 12:18 PM
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Old 14 February 2010, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Matteeboy View Post
Petem - mine was serviced just before I got it but they didn't stamp the book. They first one (stamped) was at 12.5k and I bought mine at 16.5k miles so there's no real "gap" but still a bit annoying.
Mine would have quite a big gap unfortunately If the last service was carried out at a BMW dealer I'm hoping I can get another dealer service, and see if they would 'back stamp' for the last service as I want to keep full BMW history if I possible.

Originally Posted by Vr5RA_Matchew
If you can give me the last 7 of your chassis number i can check whether if not the car has ever been to my dealership otherwise its a case of tracing where it has last been serviced which can prove difficult but its worth a try
Cheers Vr5RA! PM sent!
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Old 15 February 2010, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by john banks View Post
A tuned 335i will be octane limited, you want the best you can in those circumstances.

Some standard ECUs will increase boost with low octane fuel to make up for the retarded timing. They can be programmed to target the same torque in all circumstances.

Away from this artificial situation, a knock limited engine loves octane and there are huge differences between a quality 95 RON and a supermarket 99 RON.
I have a Ford booklet that says my Focus ST will gain 5% power when using super unleaded which is 11bhp, not to be sniffed at.

I only use Tesco99 in the Focus as it doesn't cost much more than nul and
d gives much better mpg than vpower or shell super.

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