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  2. Finally I had some time to do a little on my project again. I have had the manifold made so it can measure EGT and closed the EGR. Have also made the turbo and downpipe ready for installation. Hopefully I will soon have time to get started installing it 😉
  3. Thank you will have to check it out
  4. you can search the BMW light control module on this blog,it have many topics on BMW Light control module http://www.car-auto-repair.com
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  6. Following on from this is there any preventative maintenance that can be done on the roof Sorry to jump on the post
  7. Just fine the merc equiv of throttle adaptation reset, and learned the engine sounds, car responds much better now 👍🏽
  8. It looks nice but I think I still prefer BMW's. If you lower it, be sure to pop a nice side on photo in here for us! Kirkynut
  9. Thanks I sorted it, got quoted around £100 to get new key but found spare key fob, replaced battery and it opened. Fitted new barrel the next day. Have been using the fob since.
  10. I have a set of 6 injectors that I bought off another forum member. They were used once by Tiggerfish and so they do work, but could do with a refurb. PM me if anyone is interested in them.
  11. Lol. Yip - this forum is pretty much dead now.. There's probably 4-5 of us left and that's it. lol. Oh well... Mate of mine has a 2011 E350Cdi - nice car! Wonder if you can get the gearbox mapped to change gears better?
  12. Thats worth me remembering for the future, cheers. Mart.
  13. Hi my roof stopped working at the weekend and I had the red flashing light by the switch. Reading the forums everybody said the culprit was likely to be the loom where the first bend is above the passengers head. As per the photo that’s exactly what mine was. Carefully open up the loom and I soldered the brown wire together. Wrapped it in insulating tape (needs a better long term fix). And it works ! Apologies if this hasn’t been posted before but I read so many forums where the solution isn’t posted. Cheers Craig
  14. It's different. The car I've got is 3.0 petrol with the AMG Sports setup (obviously it's not an actual AMG - so kinda like my M Sport was not an M3), it allegedly had 228hp when new, and I managed to get one with auto gearbox again (for the missus) but flappy paddles for me (7 speed auto) and it's only got 76k on the clock even though it's from 2007. The car is obviously newer and feels classier inside and out, really comfortable leather seats, really nice to have working radio with no interference. The drive is way smooth and comfortable and I really like so much about it, the electric seats are awesome. The panoramic sunroof is amazing, the speakers are awesome for stock. But there things I need to get used to or change/improve with time. Basically I modded my beemer so much that I didn't realise it and miss it in hindsight - it's like when you move out of a property and only then realise how much crap you bought. I now want to do all the changes I made to the beemer to this car. In the 330d, the flappy paddles gave me much more control and a more fun ride, if I used the power I felt powerful on the road and I felt in control. In this car, I'm struggling to match the fun - it's just a nice comfortable ride, I put my foot down and I don't hear or get much feedback but suddenly notice I'm breaking the speed limit it kinda just happens but I wasn't connected to it happening if that makes sense. If I stick it in sports yeah, it's aggressive but still comfortable. In manual mode, I notice when I start the car moves off in 1st gear which gives me the sh*ts as I panic and jump into second for fear of f*cking up the engine. Second has a lot of power, but then that's it, upper gears don't have much oomph, unless I push down- so the power range is concentrated in low rpms. Yeah yeah, I know what everyone is thinking, you bought an Auto Suf, what did you expect, but tbh the 330d never felt like a compromise. Maybe I just need to change my driving style or adjust my ears, I'm changing gears too soon. Also, I haven't really driven it much aggressively, but I don't feel the same confidence and control round corners. This could be fixed by a couple of things, I think the poly bushes in the beemer helped keep it stable meaning I could be a bit more 'loose' round bends. Also, I'm sure some uniroyals would give me some grip - at the moment it has conti's on the front but unknowns on the rear so unusual setup - I had staggered on the 330d. Also I get the occasional clunking, and I think it' sway bar links which seems like a common issue. Also - I got used to my android unit on my beemer. I could launch waze, play music or stream from my phone. There are some really nice androids for the merc, but they look naff anfdthen the decent ones cost £5-600 so I'm not going to bother. So I'm living with a crappy merc radio system, the bluetooth only connects to the phone but doesn't sync contacts. To stream music I had to buy a separate usb adapter, which works but not great. However, the merc forum scene still seems alive, and not like e46zone, so still room for getting advice without having to resortto facebook. Anyway, it's early days, I have hope I will get used to the car and make it fun!
  15. I'm a bit late to this, apologies. I looked at a local Locksmith and Timpsons but eventually my local BMW dealer was cheapest at £140 about 2 years ago. I can't help with the door lock bit. Kirkynut
  16. A real M3? Since when have there been fake E46 M3's all over the place? Bentley wheels are so scene and last year, or the year before! Nice of him to compliment your car as another car guy though. I've a fancy for an Abarth. I love the nimbleness of short wheel base cars. Your car is still the pick of the bunch of you and your mates cars for me though! Kirkynut
  17. I can't see the photos on that thread. Can you pop some on here? What's Merc ownership like? Kirkynut
  18. I'm pretty sure my beemer head now been stripped or exported by its current owner, don't think they kept it. Still miss it, I'm now only appreciating the handling improvements things like poly bushes etc made 😭 Anyway, this is me now: https://forums.mbclub.co.uk/threads/sufs-w204-c280-saloon.251408/
  19. This, I loved my vreds, but then the uniroyals were a huge upgrade over them.
  20. Get LEDs instead, and if you buy the right ones and align the bulbs properly, you WON'T blind anyone. LEDs are much easier to retrofit, in reflector or projector. The key is to find leds where the chip is emitting light broadly from the same location in the bulb as the halogen. Don't buy the ones with tonnes of chips on them, its counter intuitive and actually give you fimmer output and that blinds everyone else. Whatever housing your bulbs are in right now, are designed to focus the light emitting from your halogen, do you need an led that emits light in the same way, but because it's led will be clearer and better light. Watch this vid for some get tips: I replaced my H7 bulbs with these ones, and no one had flashed me on the road complaining about being blinded: Win Power H7 Led Headlight Bulb Replacement kit, 6000K Xenon White Super Bright Lamp 12V Car/Motorcycle Upgrade Kit Fog Lights, 2 Pieces https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D33KCBK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_2nlO3lfYoBECb Align your bulbs following these tips:
  21. you might want to try mbclub.co.uk
  22. lol, I totally forgot about this!
  23. Front wishbones replaced with poly bushes last week. The old bushes were shot so the car was starting to want to change lane involuntarily: So now it's nice and firm with good turn in and no play or bump steer. I thought the bump steer I was getting was due to the wheel size but it was due to the play in the bushes. The bushes will still silent, so don't think they have to knock before they've had it as they don't! I'd also been suffering from warped front discs, or so I thought. A bit of reading educated me to understanding that pad deposits create bumps on the discs that are 0.1 mm thick and make it feel like a warped disc. A few sessions of heavy braking from speed without stopping and then from lower speeds without stopping cleaned them up. Apparently braking to a stop with hot discs and then sitting with your foot on the brake causes the deposits of pad to form. In an automatic you do that a bit but the Brembo discs and pads from Euro Car Parts were perhaps a little too cheap and I should have gone for ATE as I have previously, which are OE. They're good now though. Kirkynut
  24. Were did you get the gear shift boot and handbrake one from? Thanks
  25. From that description it sounds like the regulator
  26. Bit late to the party, but have a look at this if you've not already found or solved this conumdrum: https://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-3-Series-E46/35-TRANS-Rear_Differential_Fluid_Replacement/35-TRANS-Rear_Differential_Fluid_Replacement.htm Confirms what I though about filling until the fluid starts to come out, then seal up when it stops dripping.
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