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BILSTEIN B12 Pro-Kit For F45

After almost close to 4 months of waiting, finally my fav handling mod is here!

As I previous user of Bilstein B12 on a BMW E90, I really like B8 shock absorbers and Eibach Springs. They couple really well, balance between performance and comfort. There is no funny creaking sound which will happen in most coilover. Even found some of the branded ones.

This is Bilstein have to say:

“The BILSTEIN B12 Pro-Kit allows vehicles to be lowered up to 40mm. The kit has the perfect combination of sporty dynamics, aesthetics, and load bearing capacity. 

This BILSTEIN B12 kits consist of tailor-made BILSTEIN B8 high-performance shock absorbers that are perfectly matched with EIBACH springs for an optimal ride.”

BILSTEIN – B12 Pro-Kit, Product no.: 46-275202 for BMW F45 216D Active Tourer

Is unwrap time!

Assembly before mounting onto the car


Installation completed!
(P.s Updated photos during tires changed)


Compare before and after!

Very happy with 2 fingers lower front and back!

Where to find EURO 5 diesel up north in Malaysia

Click the above link to open up Google Maps to find your favourite station for EURO 5 diesel!

BMW Stockist’s for parts etc

Eng Soon Auto

13 Kaki Bukit Road 3,East Point Terrace SINGAPORE 417833,103.902661,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x1afffddf89298331?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjYkZHY-6_oAhUFYysKHWKhCxoQ_BIwCnoECBcQCA

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Integrated Global Network Enterprise

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TEL: 63483083

Goldenlink Auto

They have a few Branches so please see which is closer for you :

BMW F45/F46 -Aircon fliter change

DIY Guide: How to change your air con filter

Location Driver’s side seat Foot well

Step 1:
Use a torx screw driver to unscrew the torx screw located under the driver’s steering wheel near the foot resting well as shown below:

Step 2:
Once unscrew, you can take out the plastic cover which will reveal the air con filter holder.

Step 3:
Open the air con filter holder flap by pressing the handle as shown in the highlighted arrow. Your finger should be able to open this flap without any tools but be extra careful to avoid getting cuts.

Step 4:
Once the air con filter holder flap is opened, you will be able to see the air con filter. Take it out for inspection and vacuum or change it if required. Use a pair of pliers if it is difficult for your fingers to pull it out.

Note the air flow arrow direction and make sure to put it back the same way as indicated below.

Youtube Video of replacement:

Musty odour from heating and air conditioning system, evaporator cleaning

All model series


When operating the heating and air conditioning system, a musty odour briefly occurs in the vehicle. This occurs mostly immediately after starting the engine with the air conditioning switched on or after switching off the air conditioning while driving.


The cause for the customer complaint is not a fault in the air conditioning of the vehicle. The formation of odour is due to environmental factor during the operating period of the heating and air conditioning system.

The constant condensation of air humidity at the evaporator over a long operating period of the heating and air conditioning system creates a favourable environment for bacteria and other micro-organisms.

Together with dirt contamination brought in by the fresh air, this may cause microbiological growth on the evaporator and consequently a musty odour.

Regularly changing the microfilter may reduce the entry of dirt contamination and therefore delay or prevent the development of aforementioned customer complaint.

Replacement of the evaporator has no continuous effect as microbiological organisms may redevelop.

Invoicing as warranty is not justifiable as there is no technical fault.

Vehicles concerned:

All series with air conditioning (IHKR) or automatic air conditioning (IHKA).


1. Evaporator cleaning with spray lance

The most efficient and lasting method of eliminating the musty odour from the air conditioning is to clean the evaporator with the aid of a spray lance. With this procedure, the disinfectant is sprayed with high pressure directly on the evaporator.

Description of the operations:

For the detailed description of the procedure for the following series, please see the respective repair instructions:

2. Cleaning with the evaporator cleaning device “Aircomatic”

As an alternative, the evaporator can be cleaned using the “Aircomatic” cleaning system made by WYNN’S. For this purpose, use the “Airco-Clean” cleaning agent made by the same company.

WYNN’S describes this procedure as “Ultrasound procedure”.

The cleaning power using the “ultrasound procedure” is lower as compared to cleaning with a spray lance.

If the “ultrasound procedure” does not bring long-term success due to very severe dirt contamination of the evaporator, clean the evaporator using a spray lance and the heating and air conditioning system cleaning agent.Note:

This procedure is to be used for vehicles for which no spray lance is offered.

Description of the operations:

  • Remove microfilter (replace with new filter after cleaning)
  • Start the vehicle
  • Switch on air conditioning
  • Set temperature control to lowest value
  • For automatic air conditioning (IHKA): Switch off automatic air distribution/supply
  • Select the lowest fan speed
  • Set ventilation to upper body area
  • Adjust air supply to air recirculation function
  • Shake the “Airco-Clean” bottle well
  • Place the ultrasound device upside down
  • Screw in the “Airco-Clean” bottle with its opening facing upwards into the device
  • Return ultrasound device to initial position allowing the contents of the bottle to partially flow into the device
  • Place the ultrasound device in the footwell on the passenger’s side
  • Connect the atomisation hose to the device
  • Place the atomisation hose so that the recirculated air system can take in the emitted vapour wellDo not kink the hose!
  • Connect the ultrasound device using the included cableAtomisation starts!
  • Close vehicle doors and side windows Attention:No one must remain in the vehicle during treatment! 
  • Treatment is complete after approx. 20 minutes and the ultrasound device stops
  • After treatment, open doors and air the vehicle for approx. 5 minutes
  • After treatment pour out the residual liquid in the ultrasound device
  • Briefly rinse the ultrasound device with water 

Parts required:

1. Cleaning with spray lance

Spray lanceOrder/part numberQuantity
-E39/E46/E53/E8364 1 4501
– E65/E66/E67 (left-hand drive vehicle)64 1 2801
– E65/E66/E67 (right-hand drive vehicle)64 1 2901
-E60/E61/E63/E6464 1 4801
– E85/E86 (left-hand drive vehicle)64 1 4901
– E85/E86 (right-hand drive vehicle)64 1 2501
– E81/E82/E87/E88/E90/E91/E92/E93 (left-hand drive vehicle)64 1 2601
– E81/E82/E87/E88/E90/E91/E92/E93 (right-hand drive vehicle)64 1 2701
– E70/E71/E72 (left- and right-hand drive vehicle)64 1 3001
– F01/F02/F03/F04/F06/F07/F10/F11/F12/F13/F18 (left-hand drive vehicle) G01/G02/G08/G29 (left-hand drive vehicle)83 30 2 222 5021
– F01/F02/F03/F04/F06/F07/F10/F11/F12/F13/F18 (right-hand drive vehicle) G01/G02/G08/G29 (right-hand drive vehicle)83 30 2 364 7331
-F20/F21/F22/F23/F30/F31/F32/F33/F34/F35/F36/F80/F82/F83/F87(left hand drive vehicle)83 30 2 344 0011
-F20/F21/F22/F23/F30/F31/F32/F33/F34/F35/F36/F80/F82/F83/F87 (right-hand drive vehicle)83 30 2 289 6131
-I0183 30 2 413 6531
-F45/F46/F48/F4983 30 2 413 6531
-F54/F55/F56/F57/F6083 30 2 413 6531
-G05/G06/G07/G11/G12/G30/G31/G32/G38/F90 (left-hand drive vehicle)83 30 2 411 7571
-G05/G06/G07/G11/G12/G30/G31/G32/G38/F90 (right-hand drive vehicle)83 30 2 414 9991
Spray gun  
SATA spray pistol81 45 9 429 2171
Heating and air conditioning system cleaning agent  
Heating and air conditioning system cleaning agent (only for cleaning with spray lance!)83 19 2 180 5071

Heating and air conditioning system cleaning agent is used undiluted. No rinsing required.

The spray lance spray gun can be obtained from the special tools online catalogue; the heating and air conditioning system cleaning agent can be obtained directly from BMW Group Parts.

2. Cleaning with the evaporator cleaning device “Aircomatic”

(Valid for all series)

DescriptionPart numberQuantity
Heating and air conditioning system cleaning agent83 19 2 409 6111

Heating and air conditioning system cleaning agent is used undiluted.

The “Aircomatic” cleaning device and the “Airco-Clean” cleaning agent can be obtained directly from BMW Group Parts.

BMW Parts Catalog

BMW Repair & Technical Manual with Diagrams

Key in your VIN and choose your ride and there you go, very useful for brothers who like to hands on (DIY)

Check BMW Car Equipment

Key in your VIN and you will be able to see what equipments and accessories your BMW come with.

NBT Retrofit original 6.5” to 8.8” screen -coding

codes needed to change settings to cater for a larger screen :

HU_NBT > 3000 HMI > DISPLAY_SIZE_RESOLUTION = 8.8_1280x480
HU_NBT > 3001 EXBOX > DISPLAY_VARIANTE = breites_display

How to change your KEY FOB

Changing your battery in your F-Series BMW Key Fob is easy. Just follow these 5 steps:

1) Press the button and pull out the car key in the direction as indicated by the arrow:

2) Notice the notch at the key fob:

3) Using the same car key, push into the notch and lift the plastic cover up:

4) Slowly lift the plastic cover with your fingers:

5) Presto! Your key fob has been disassembled, exposing the CR 2032 battery. Time to source for a good CR2032 battery and swap it in!

To BSI or not to BSI …the nitty gritty

If you’re deciding if you want to go with BSI or BSI+ or extend it, here’s a an excel so that you can plug in your own mileage (over 2 years) and PML’s quotation to you, then compare costs and make an informed decision.

“Credits to bro’s Andrew Chew & Victor Ng for compiling this for everyone’s benefit.”

2GT Ensemble Merchants

Kindly quote BMW 2GT to enjoy better benefits and pricing 😁

Window Film:

1) Stealth Window Film
Ivan +6583764302
$450 all in for highest Platinum grade.

Tyre & Battery:

1) Tai Huat Tyres & Batteries
Ah Chuan +6597351858

Spray Paint/ Detailing:

1) Rebornz Colour Works/ Detailing Specialist
Desmond +6581212879

Car Camera/ Audio:

1) IROAD Car Cam
Ah Boon +6592408754

Performance Tuning:

1)BMS Tuning Andrew +6596935058
Tuning $1180 + Dyno $180 Total $1360

For our members quote BMW 2GT to enjoy a 15% off.
$1180-15% + dyno $150
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