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First foray into E46 ownership but not my first M54B25... 

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The journey so far...

This is a log of work that's been done since purchasing her... Thermostat (waterpump, tensioners and viscous coupling checked, all seem recent, no play and very little wear). Cleaned and gummi pfledge'd all door and window seals, as well as boot, and bonnet seals. Removed, cleaned and resealed rear light clusters. New gaskets fitted too. Retrofitted boot opening switch near bonnet release handle (not the first time thankfully, did this on my sister's previous e46 too).

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Title story...

So the title of this blog has a story behind it. Since 2003 my mum has owned an E39 525i SE. In addition to only 2 garages trusted to working on it, I have also worked on it since I was young and hence my E46 is a familiar face due to having the same beautiful M54B25 engine, gearbox and many mechanicals. Her car has done many miles and with only common faults to repair for example ABS pump, cooling system refresh at around 100k, it has been a truly brilliant car to my mum. Pic of th

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First 4 weeks...

Where to begin lol. Had a Mercedes W202 C250TD for almost 5 years but had to sell her due to the sodding London ULEZ (f*ck you Sadick khan lol). Thus was sold to the owner of the Mercedes-Benz independent I used for all the work on it, so she'd still in good hands... And with the money and effort I put into her, thank god lol.    Then I had a heavily mapped Audi A3 which was reliable, deceptively fast,  but so boring to drive... Sold that in May this year.    Next was a Golf

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