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E92 325i LCI
26-02-2018, 01:38 PM
Post: #61
RE: E92 325i LCI
(26-02-2018 01:33 PM)momo1 Wrote:  this is one stunning looking car!
when are you putting new wheels on it?
only reason i'm asking is coz I want those 313s Fencelook

haha get in line bruCartel
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26-02-2018, 01:39 PM
Post: #62
RE: E92 325i LCI
Nice and clean looking ride Bravo

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26-02-2018, 02:43 PM
Post: #63
RE: E92 325i LCI
(26-02-2018 01:38 PM)Riaad Wrote:  
(26-02-2018 01:33 PM)momo1 Wrote:  this is one stunning looking car!
when are you putting new wheels on it?
only reason i'm asking is coz I want those 313s Fencelook

haha get in line bruCartel

Haha thanks man, I quite like the wheels on this one so I'll be keeping them for a while Hammerhead

You should know that Riaad always has first dibs on things that he can't seem to get his hands on ie. e46 330i Biglol smile bounce

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Current: Audi A4 B8.5 1.8T
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11-03-2018, 10:03 PM
Post: #64
RE: E92 325i LCI
So as I said I'd be doing:

Review on the brakes

I decided to take one for the team - simply just because it was cheap and I was curious to find out how these brakes would be.

I opted for Messi pads, and discs that were provided by Nazir's Brake and Clutch (excellent service from these guys). The disc was their 'house brand' and had no name on them, nor the packaging. The pads and discs set me back R1300 excl. labour (I know right, was I even thinking? omg waiting ).

I've done just over 1000km on this set and they have bedded well - no vibrations or steering shimmy when braking.

The good:
1. Really good brakes for day-to-day driving - emergency stops were fine as well with no issues whatsoever. If you do not drive your car hard, save your bucks and go with these brakes. There is no 'compromising on safety' here - the brakes bite hard.
2. Barely any noticeable brake dust (weird, since the brand is Messi Fencelook )

The bad:
1. I've noticed extra pedal travel when compared to OEM
2. Not great if you do spirited driving often
3. Poor ventilation - a few hard stops, in quick succession, and the brakes feel 'tired' and need to cool down before you can hoon again
4. Screeches at low speeds

I'm going to be changing these for the brands that were initially recommended here as this set doesn't suit my driving style.

I will be putting this set up for free (once I get some time to swap them) for anyone that is in need of brakes and isn't in a position to be spending money right away. Please note that you really shouldn't be using these if you drive hard, however, I recommend it for your daily driving in 'normal' conditions.

tl;dr Recommended for grannies and soccer-moms only Blowheart

I leave you with some more pics Chef

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Current: E92 325i M LCI
Current: Audi A4 B8.5 1.8T
Ex: E90 323i Exclusive LCI
Ex: E90 320i Individual LCI

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11-03-2018, 10:21 PM
Post: #65
RE: E92 325i LCI
(11-03-2018 10:03 PM)SubLoaded Wrote:  So as I said I'd be doing:

Review on the brakes

I decided to take one for the team - simply just because it was cheap and I was curious to find out how these brakes would be.

I opted for Messi pads, and discs that were provided by Nazir's Brake and Clutch (excellent service from these guys). The disc was their 'house brand' and had no name on them, nor the packaging. The pads and discs set me back R1300 excl. labour (I know right, was I even thinking? omg waiting ).

I've done just over 1000km on this set and they have bedded well - no vibrations or steering shimmy when braking.

The good:
1. Really good brakes for day-to-day driving - emergency stops were fine as well with no issues whatsoever. If you do not drive your car hard, save your bucks and go with these brakes. There is no 'compromising on safety' here - the brakes bite hard.
2. Barely any noticeable brake dust (weird, since the brand is Messi Fencelook )

The bad:
1. I've noticed extra pedal travel when compared to OEM
2. Not great if you do spirited driving often
3. Poor ventilation - a few hard stops, in quick succession, and the brakes feel 'tired' and need to cool down before you can hoon again
4. Screeches at low speeds

I'm going to be changing these for the brands that were initially recommended here as this set doesn't suit my driving style.

I will be putting this set up for free (once I get some time to swap them) for anyone that is in need of brakes and isn't in a position to be spending money right away. Please note that you really shouldn't be using these if you drive hard, however, I recommend it for your daily driving in 'normal' conditions.

tl;dr Recommended for grannies and soccer-moms only Blowheart

I leave you with some more pics Chef

[Image: naman bmw-3_3637426882.jpg]
[Image: naman bmw-79_9067161320.jpg]
[Image: naman bmw-40_9609050448.jpg]
[Image: naman bmw-33_2574467565.jpg]
[Image: naman bmw-116_1867353809.jpg]

weird, since the brand is Messi

Biglol Nice i see what you did there Rofl

Amazing ride man well done and nice review thanksTy

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12-03-2018, 05:42 AM
Post: #66
RE: E92 325i LCI
Looks nice without the front number plates
Dbn metro don't give you Kak?
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12-03-2018, 07:04 AM
Post: #67
RE: E92 325i LCI
(12-03-2018 05:42 AM)BeemerFanatic Wrote:  Looks nice without the front number plates
Dbn metro don't give you Kak?

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12-03-2018, 01:08 PM
Post: #68
RE: E92 325i LCI
(12-03-2018 05:42 AM)BeemerFanatic Wrote:  Looks nice without the front number plates
Dbn metro don't give you Kak?

Thanks buddy. I haven't had the front plates on for over a month or so now (maybe even more than that). I haven't had any trouble with the cops but I wouldn't recommend it, it is illegal at the end of the day.

Also, if a cop gets you on the wrong day then it's gonna be an unnecessary fine.

I haven't put my plates on as yet because I'm waiting for some heavy duty velcro coins to be delivered to me. I will be 'sticking' the plates on with those so that I can remove when necessary (pics etc) Chef

That being said, I have noticed a lot of beemers that only have rear plates and no front plates on the bumper Rofl

Current: E92 325i M LCI
Current: Audi A4 B8.5 1.8T
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Ex: E90 320i Individual LCI

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13-03-2018, 10:09 PM
Post: #69
RE: E92 325i LCI
Got my front tyres changed today - honestly ran them waaay longer than I should have but anyway I've opted to throw away the convenience, and possible safety factor, and go for non run-flats and a spare.

My issue(s) with the tyres that I initially had (Pirelli P Zero runflats) was that they were extremely rough and uncomfortable over uneven roads and the odd bump here and there felt like the entire interior was crashing. I also struggled to get significant mileage of these tyres and they were toasted after about 20k km. Other than that, I couldn't justify spending R20k on 4 'performance' tyres that are sitting on a slow 325i in Durban (someone give us a track already).

After reading a few reviews and comparisons, my car is currently sitting with the two new Continental Sport Contact 5 tyres up front and the Pirelli P Zero RFTs on the rear Rofl Hammerhead Once the rears have had their days I will change these for non runflats as well.

I have only driven approx 60km since the install and they're so much better than runflats, and obviously cheaper! Much smoother over uneven roads, that embarassing 'crashing cabin sensation' over bumps has gone, better steering feel - so smooth and precise (feels lighter - but that's probably because my old tyres were extremely bad).

My concern is the wear on the Contis since they're a softer compound. Has anyone had experience with these tyres?

Current: E92 325i M LCI
Current: Audi A4 B8.5 1.8T
Ex: E90 323i Exclusive LCI
Ex: E90 320i Individual LCI

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20-03-2018, 10:17 AM
Post: #70
RE: E92 325i LCI
After damaging my front lip (a few times) - I've finally decided to sort it out with some quick gloss black spray paint. Not sure how long it'll hold up for, but I've read some good reviews (and seen some YouTube videos) on using this on plastic bits of cars. The guys at the store also assured me that it would be fine to go through car washes without peeling off.

Before:
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Spray used:
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After (this was after this first two coats only - did 5 coats in total):
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Please excuse the dirty car, she will be sparkling again in a few hours time Hammerhead


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Current: Audi A4 B8.5 1.8T
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Ex: E90 320i Individual LCI

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20-03-2018, 10:19 AM
Post: #71
RE: E92 325i LCI
good workThumbs

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11-04-2018, 05:06 PM
Post: #72
RE: E92 325i LCI
No real updates.

Car picked up a misfire on cylinder one so we changed the coil-pack. Changed all the plugs as well since they weren't looking good either.

Existing plugs weren't OEM and were BOSCH plugs so I went ahead and matched the part. I'm quite concerned as to whether these are the 'long life' plugs as they were much cheaper than I had expected them to be.

I was also told that the plugs were changed approx 27k km ago (according to the dealership and the service book) - This was prior to my ownership.

Is this lifespan normal?

This picture of the old plugs makes me wonder (no clue where the other 2 fell lol):
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Wanted to do an early oil change service while the car was opened up but didn't have enough time today. Will probably sort that out before the end of the month.

Current: E92 325i M LCI
Current: Audi A4 B8.5 1.8T
Ex: E90 323i Exclusive LCI
Ex: E90 320i Individual LCI

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21-04-2018, 11:56 AM
Post: #73
RE: E92 325i LCI
No interesting updates.

Car went in for a service today. I usually service her every 10-12k KM. No reason for this really, just prefer to do it like that.

Plugs and coilpacks were done last week so we didn't open that part up again.

Did the usuals:

Oil
Oil Filter
Air Filter
Wiper Blades (man, they were bad - only ever remembered when it rained though Rofl )

Next on my list is to source a headlight washer cover and get it painted.

Always something to do Hammerhead

Current: E92 325i M LCI
Current: Audi A4 B8.5 1.8T
Ex: E90 323i Exclusive LCI
Ex: E90 320i Individual LCI

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