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  1. Folks Looking for some help and advice please. I've had the coupe lowered on Eibach Sportlines and want to fit some spacers on the front and back. What size and make of spacers would you recommend? Any help would be much appreciated as I've never used spacers before. Thanks James
  2. Hi momo Thanks for your reply. Having seen pictures of BMW's fitted with Pro-kit and Sportlines, I have to agree with you that the Sportlines do look the better of the two and bring the front down nicely.
  3. Folks The rear springs on my 318Ci Sport are broken and after a phone call to my local BMW Parts Department, it's going to be cheaper to replace them with aftermarket ones than BMW ones. I'm glad that they've broken as I was looking to lower it anyway and this is the excuse I need to justify it to the wife!! It would seem that the way to go is Eibach springs. I have MSport suspension on it and was wondering what difference in height and ride there would be with Sportline and Pro-kit springs. Are there any other makes I should consider or is it Eibach all the way? Do I require adjustable control arms, etc or is there enough scope on the existing setup when it's lowered? Any help and advice would be much appreciated as always Thanks James
  4. Folks First post and looking for some help and advice from your knowledgeable BMW people!! Just gone and bought a 2003 318Ci for the wife and it's due an Inspection 2 service next. From what I can find, the Inspection service is: Oil and filter change. Cabin filter change. Air filter change. Spark plug change. Is this everything included in an Inspection 2 service? It also requires a brake fluid plus coolant change. Now, I'm a tight Scotsman who likes to buy his own parts and I tend to buy from Carparts4less or Eurocarparts, as I'm not going to pay BMW prices!! So, my many questions are: How much oil do I require and what would you recommend? What spark plugs would you recommend? What volume of brake fluid do I require? What volume of coolant do I require and what would you recommend? Is it worth flushing the system? When does the fuel filter get changed? When does the gearbox fluid get changed and what would you recommend? When does the diff fluid get changed and what would you recommend? Are there any other websites you would recommend for service parts? The car has a documented FBMWSH and only has 43K miles on the clock. The plan is to keep the cat for the long term, so as this is the first service with me, I want my garage to carry out a full and comprehensive service on it. Should I be replacing anything else while it's in the garage? Any thoughts, advice and comments would be much appreciated. Thanks in anticipation. James