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BMW 1 Series Questions & Answers

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6 questions from our users

Andy

Andyasked

Does anyone know if the 56 plate bmw 1 series 2.0l msport is the N47 or M57 engine ?

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Michael C.

Michael C.asked

1 Series E87 (2004-2011)

Hi fellow BMW drivers, I have a 2008 120i 5dr hatch and it has only done 71,000km. I have had it for a year now and recently I noticed it has a blue-ish smoke from the exhaust upon take off only. Do you know what this could be? I'm really concerned as it has low km's. I love the car and am very happy with it. Thanks, Michael.

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Karen Shep
Karen Shep

No I don't have that??? Do you get it serviced with BMW? Karen

Simon66
Simon66

I have an 2005 e87 120i with 140k on the clock. Just started blowing smoke in a big way after sitting at traffic lights for a bit. That's usually Valve Stem seals. PCV valve is another potential failure point. Google 120i problems you'll be horrified with the problems these things have. Seriously these things are rubbish, had to replace my differential at 85k. It leaks oil from the sump gasket, from the o rings on the solenoids in the front of the head, and water from the back of the engine. They're a fantastic thing to drive...but like most Bimmers once out of warranty they're a disaster.

natural

naturalasked

1 Series E81 (2007-2011)

I'm considering a 2006 model 130i but am concerned about some road tests suggesting the ride is really harsh. I don't know whether this depends on the car having the M sport suspension package (can you get a 130i without that?) but not so long ago I sold a 325ti simply because the ride was uncomfortable (and it did have M sport suspension). Anyone care to offer an opinion on ride quality?

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Rich
Rich

We bought a 325i in 2007 and the suspension was standard with run on flats - terribly crashy initially. Eventually the run on flats improved and now the ride in the 325i is excellent.
I was worried with the 125i with sports suspension combined with run on flats would be harsh too, but not so - really firm but supple too.
Would suggest the tyres are key.

Steve K
Steve K

Hi Natural most sports suspension have a harder ride softer rides usually confined to normal luxury models . if u like soft rides best to go Japanese or the larger BMW merecedes models .You can get the 130i standard non sports model but then you sacrifice handling and the ride is no different from a equivalent Japanese Honda .Hope this helps

Rich
Rich

The run on flats we now have on our 2007 325i are Continentals. They are provide a much better ride quality than the original tyres. On the new 125i we have Pirelli run on flats - also provide a good ride quality.

Chris

Chrisasked

1 Series E81 (2007-2011)

Can you advise on oil smoke coming from my 2004 I20 exhaust on trailing throttle and long idle. The car has been doing this from say 70k .There is no loss of power. Any suggestions?
Thanks Chris

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Manny
Manny

Hi Chris, my car doesn't blow smoke. it just leaks slowly (gasket/seal needs replacing) , however yours seems to be an issue within the engine and require a mechanic to troubleshoot.

Chris
Chris

Thanks Manny. I found through my research that BM's appear to be big oil users

Jenny Spencer

Jenny Spencerasked

1 Series E81 (2007-2011)

We have a series 1 2009 E88 convertible with M3 sports kit that has 500000 Km. We have an issue with the radio that has just stop working, has come back on once and gone off again. BMW have reprogrammed radio with no fault found (radio was working at the time. Maybe fault within unit?). Carried out diagnosis test again when radio has gone off and no fault code shows up? The seat belt gong, reversing sensor, manual boot opening and radio is not working. Is this a software upgrade problem or something else?

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AM
AM

Sounds like it could be simply a blown fuse, your model may have 3 separate fuse box locations. On the fuse box in boot under carpet may have cardboard diagram of which fuse does what. Mine is F20 1 series so my instructions may not help with regard to fuse box location. I would suggest google search for e88 fuse diagram
Hope this helps

Leonardo

Leonardoasked

Why smoked come inside the car?

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