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Isn't it more of a platform thing? They've now moved to a new platform which they can share with model models (Countryman iirc) and spread the development costs.
Most people don't care where their drive is coming from, IMO the old M135/140i was compromised to normal folk by the packaging of RWD...
Yeah that'll be it. It's unlikely that they'll develop a flash for a model they don't get, or at least less likely.
Strange that they never got a 335 Touring, although not surprising given how badly the 335d sold in the US in E90 form.
You can remap all the autos, regardless of model year/pre-LCI or LCI etc. They're all variants of the ZF 6HP.
I've got a Stage 2 XHP flash on mine, it's made more of a difference than the engine map! One of the best things you can do to an E9x.
Sounds normal to me, that. 35ds are known for it a bit more, even when driving because of the way the high pressure (small) turbo feeds the low (big)
I wouldn't worry about that. Everything around the turbo dry? No oil from the feed near the top? Lines okay?
Only two BMWs? A mere shell of the Dave we used to know. 😆
Like you say, OE Piano trim is mega money and most wrapped ones look shite. What about grey poplar? Also as rare but it suits the lighter leathers IMO.
I have Fine Aluminium so it doesn't have the cube texture, shame the centre is a...
Also I got to mention the vacuum lines/modules, they could be an issue on older models now. They give the same symptoms as a duff turbo but are actually really cheap to replace, just quite fiddly. The old rubber lines get brittle with ages are create leaks, causing the actuator/s to not work or...
Nice that, being pre-LCI at that age it'll be M57 rather than N57. Much better, same lump as I have minus the second turbo.
Lovely cars and a few mods can really update them. Rear spacers are a must on pre-LCIs, since the LCI (mine) has a 24mm wider rear track. 12mm a side.
V70s are awesome cars but I wouldn't be looking at sub-£2k examples personally. For the same reasons that I wouldn't look at £2k E9x models.
I'd say that you've got a pretty good deal going now with the Fabia, especially after sinking the service/rack money into it. Just keep that?