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      07-20-2020, 03:55 PM   #1
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My Estoril Blue F36, 440i Gran Coupe

Well, after some good advice on this forum I decided to say goodbye to my trusty old E90 330D LCI and said hello to my 440i Gran Coupe in estoril blue! Its a 2017, mint condition with a loads of options such as adaptive suspendsion and M sport plus pack so really happy.

First thing I did, other that a spirited drive home, was take some photos!

Will keep this as a bit of a build thread as have a few choice mods planned such as a remap, ACS springs, black kidney grills, M Performance rear difuser and rear reflector delete. All in good time though.





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      07-20-2020, 04:07 PM   #2
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Congrats - awesome car! I came from an E90 330i.
Massive upgrade in every way - the massive boot got me really excited
As it's a 2017, you can get mppsk - highly recommended. I've seen them around for 30-50% off
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      07-20-2020, 04:40 PM   #3
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Great colour and spec! Looks identical to mine when I purchased last August.

I'd recommend the LCI rear light retrofit.
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Congrats mate, looking forward to seeing the upcoming changes!
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      07-21-2020, 02:49 AM   #5
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It's a lovely design, sporty and elegant at the same time.
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      07-21-2020, 05:30 AM   #7
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Great colour and spec! Looks identical to mine when I purchased last August.

I'd recommend the LCI rear light retrofit.
Yea pretty similar spec. I do like the look of the LCI rear lights though...

I looked into the mppsk, does look (and sound) good. Bargain price on that eBay link as well.

Think i'll go down the route of some new tips, engine and gearbox remap instead. Especially as the cars out of manufacturer warranty. I've had previous cars mapped by Evolve which have been good, get a forum discount too.

Although I wasn't really looking for any options in particular on the car, it did come with a good list of them:

- M Sport Plus package
- Adaptive M Sport suspension
- M Sport braking system
- Enhanced Bluetooth
- Heads-up display
- Reversing camera assist
- Harmon Kardon
- Electric seats and mirrors
- Surround view cameras
- Parking assist front and rear
- Innovation package
- Power operated boot lid
- Brushed aluminium interior trim
- Professional nav

Really nice car to drive and yea better than my old E90 in every way bar steering feedback. My first auto too so will take a bit of getting use to.

First things first, enjoy the car for a while. Having said that, I ordered some black kidney grills and replacement number plate (plane with no branding or screw holes) this morning though! Also updated the iDrive software.
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Congrats OP. Lovely car. I still have a soft spot for the 440i since having one myself a few years ago. I'm sure you will enjoy it
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      07-22-2020, 04:07 PM   #9
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Cheers

First little mods, de-badged the rear, removing the 440i badge. Easy to do with some dental floss, WD40, polish and patience.

Also added some new number plates, ones without branding at the bottom and stick on so no screw holes.



I have some quotes from Cotswold BMW for some car mats as not a fan of the rubber ones. Also some black M Performance kidney grills and M Performance rear diffuser. Might have to wait until next month though.
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Cheers

First little mods, de-badged the rear, removing the 440i badge. Easy to do with some dental floss, WD40, polish and patience.

Also added some new number plates, ones without branding at the bottom and stick on so no screw holes.



I have some quotes from Cotswold BMW for some car mats as not a fan of the rubber ones. Also some black M Performance kidney grills and M Performance rear diffuser. Might have to wait until next month though.
Slippery slope... once you add those parts mentioned you'll suddenly have an urge to mod the other sections of your car. All part of the fun though!
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      08-21-2020, 10:00 AM   #11
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Well, so much for taking my time and enjoying the car as it is for a while! Decided to get a few little mode done

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Coding

Realised that the OBD coding tool, Carly, I used for my old car works on my current F36. So made a few changes based on my personal preferences:

- Enable optical lock and unlock
- Turn iDrive off when opening drivers door
- Turn volume control pop up off
- Enable messages while driving
- Turn off legal disclaimers
- Use telephone ringtone
- Enable video in motion
- Enable close boot with remote
- Enable close boot with dash button
- Seatbelt reminders off
- Seatbelt warnings off

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Lowering Springs

After spending far too long researching lowering springs and reading countless forum posts, decided to go with some ACS lowering springs as wanted to keep my adaptive dampers, also got some 10mm spacers for the front and 12mm rear. I was worried they would give an uneven lowering but they're spot on, fill the arches nicely with a near stock ride (wife confirmed).

BEFORE


AFTER


ACS quote a 2cm drop all round, took some before and after measurements and they're pretty much spot on. Really happy as managed to event things out a bit too.

All measurements are from the centre of the wheel to the arch

BEFORE measurements:
Passenger front - 37cm
Passenger rear - 37cm
Driver front - 37.3cm
Driver rear - 36cm

AFTER measurements:
Passenger front - 35cm
Passenger rear - 35cm
Driver front - 35cm
Driver rear - 34.5m

TOTAL lowering:
Passenger front - 2cm
Passenger rear - 2cm
Driver front - 2.3cm
Driver rear - 2.5cm

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Black kidney grills

Picked up a set of genuine M Performance black front kidney grill for a bargain on eBay. I think it really suite Estoril blue cars and goes with the black vents on the front arches.



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Fixed scratch and dent on roof

I'd had the car for less than a week when this happened. Was driving on the motorway and the car in front kicked up a bit of old lorry tyre, which landed on my roof and did this:



As it needed dropping the headliner to fix the small dent, BMW wanted 1,280 to repair which seemed extortionate. Went to a local body shop I’ve used several time before who fixed for 250. Looks good as new and glad I got fixed quickly.
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