Update: Bye bye E91

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    Well, my neighbour came and took the e91 off my hands. I'd originally planned to keep it a couple more years, mainly due to the time I'd invested in it, that I knew it inside out and also because aside from the odd hiccup it's been very reliable.

    I've been everywhere in it, many jaunts to France, two German road trips and many domestic holidays. It's never failed to start and driving it you wouldn't think it was a 10 year old car on 200+k miles as @a.s.uk could probably testify. I've used it to haul bikes, trailers, kids, logs, pets and anything and everything. It was my daily driver for work too.

    However I did fancy a change and feeling the time is right that's why I plumped for the F30.

    Anyway, this is the last picture I'll have of it, (sat outside the new owner's house) :cry:

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    Sickening and saddening
    Moreso as you’ll have to drive past everyday with a tear in your eye
     
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    It’s when they keep it going for another 10 years that really pi55es you off.....


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    Especially if he doesn't need to shell out on parts!
     
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    I was really sad when I let my E91 go, we did loads in that car and wife wanted 'one more go' before it finally went!
     
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    I'm sure you'll get over it... once you get the 335d in the blood. :D Must admit I never looked back at my E91 when I left it on Bowker's forecourt. Did look back at the 540i, I'd ticked the box, driving a BMW V8. (y)

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    You re a brave man selling your car to a neighbour :) . When I changed to the F33 I put my old E46 330CI Convertible ( which I had doted on for 10 years ) as far away as I possibly could (Liverpool ) simply because if I saw it going about locally I would probably regret selling it . You do get attached to them .:rolleyes:
    But as said , the 335D will compensate for that as did my F33 for me .
     
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    Update on my old car:

    My neighbour had to sell the e91 as business was slow and it was one of the only cars he had that was generating interest. He had gelled with it and would have kept it but sadly had to move it on - to a chap in the same village.

    Found out today that it had been written off not 2 weeks after the new owner had bought it! :eek: A Corsa had run into the back. :rolleyes: The e91 was written off as uneconomical to repair, the towbar I had originally installed ensured that the Corsa suffered the most damage although the e91 needed a new bumper and tailgate. Anyway it was all fixed and put back on the road.

    Happy to report that the owner was very complimentary on the condition when he bought it (y)
     
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    A sad ending for a decent car , shame it had to end like that .
     
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    It's not off the road, it's been repaired by the new owner so I'll still see it around. (y)
     
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    I sold my much loved e46 to my neighbours daughter but then found out it was her third car in just over a year but deal done so i had to hold back my tears.
    Thursday morning i was just looking out of the window and it pulled up and still looking as good as the day i sold it.
    Just shows you can't keep a good one down.
     
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    bishbosh, just noticed you now have a 335d xdrive in Alpine White. Snap! I love mine.
     
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    Haha yep (y) it's a great car but I do need to sort out the nautical handling. My e91 with bilstein b12 was so much better in that regard!
     
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    I have an E46 (52 plate) with 116k miles. I plan to keep it until it's costing me my month's salary to keep it on the road,
    or an immediate ban on diesel cars. Car is proving to be very reliable.
     
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    I did have the boost pipe replaced last week. The car was puffing out white smoke from the exhaust and black smoke
    when accelerating. My usual indy dealer said it was probably condensation. It was the excessive black smoke that was
    causing me concern. However, when I went to a second indy dealer to have the expansion tank replaced (they said there
    was nothing wrong with the old one)
    I was notified of the split in the boost pipe.

    Result: no more excessive white smoke from the exhaust when driving and no excessive black smoke when accelerating.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I had a split hose on a previous cmax. Same symptoms as you describe.
     

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