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  1. 5 points
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    All back together, rocking the stealth look [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 4 points
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    It’s up running and on the road. Haven’t fitted front mud flaps yet as will be giving the paint a machine polish. Now it’s a painful 500+ miles of 0 boost and low RPM’s of running in to be done before the tuning can commence Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 4 points
    Camshaft sensor replaced - car starts reliably now
  4. 4 points
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Well almost ready to fit it now, had to add a flex joint to the wastegate Then spent many many hours wrapping the manifold and down pipe And re-wired all the coil packs, as well as turning then 90 degrees for extra clearance, plus I then fabricated an alloy heat shield and wrapped it in fibreglass heat reflecting tape. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 3 points
    Daniem60

    Just bought

    Hi just bought my first E46 so joined here for some tips and help
  6. 3 points
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Clutch installed, gearbox mated to the engine, all hooked up to the hoist ready for fitting on Sunday hopefully. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 2 points
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Primed the turbo with oil, connected the battery, and turned the key. It only fired straight up as if nothing had been changed 🤪[emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 2 points
    R11CH

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Out the bonnet and straight pipe like this one... https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=958324750992729&id=146147135543832
  9. 2 points
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Getting closer to actually starting it up now, just need to make up some intercooler pipes, a full exhaust and a couple of other tweaks. Made a few more changes to the M50 manifold in the hope of keeping heat soak to a minimum It’s all very tight, had to use a large hammer and install some designer dents but it’s in [emoji108][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 1 point
    Fike

    BMW e46 Control Panel with ShiftLight

    Hello everyone, i want to show you device i have made for bmw's with m54 engine. This device can display actual data, like: RPM, Mass Air Flow, Ignition, Injection, Radiator temp, Intake Air temp, both of knock sensors, actual speed of your vehicle, also it can measure acceleration of your car, and you can force open thermostat and switch e-fan on if you need (by pressing button on the screen). Also it have ShiftLight option like m-perfomance steering wheels. More you can watch in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iL96O3C85I&t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXJorZ90GGQ&t
  11. 1 point
    R11CH

    BMW e46 Control Panel with ShiftLight

    Similar to this one http://www.p3cars.com/bmw/bmw-3-series/e46-3-series-1999-2005/bmw-e46-p3-obd2-multi-gauge/
  12. 1 point
    john karl

    Hi everyone

    Just like to say hello to everyone on the forum, my name is Karl, and live in the East Durham area, my BMW is a e46 330i saloon, looking forward to reading a few posts
  13. 1 point
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Has always been the plan to keep it looking as stock as possible, I’m even raising the ride height back to stock too. And yes, it’s should embarrass most super cars, and be snapping at the heels of any hyper cars. The build has the potential to hit 800+bhp, will need a bigger turbo and injectors for that, and some further fueling mods, buts that’s all for 2019 [emoji6] 2020 I turn 40, I have an iron block ready for a 1000hp build, but that’s another storey Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 1 point
    2clubsp

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Yes, done a few projects where I dreaded adding up the total cost. Best not to, eh?
  15. 1 point
    Tazman861

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    I love the fact it looks so standard, I bet it’ll give some (all) performance cars a shock! I can’t wait to see some synonyms figures. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 1 point
    2clubsp

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Great news! Lovely car. What's to cost so far? Really tempted now. Any under bonnet shots?
  17. 1 point
    momo

    320cd m sport.

    I think the door mirrors are the same regardless of sport/SE. You're probably best off posting on one of the Facebook groups for spare parts. The 2 main breakers I've used before are Nick Jupp and Las Erikas (both tagged) Nick in particular is awesome! But obviously depends if he's got the part in stock or not..
  18. 1 point
    momo

    320cd m sport.

    Dam. Sorry to hear that! Can the dent be pulled straight? I think it just depends on the connector type - standard pin/connector setup or ribbon cable I think? Some right little sh*ts around these days who think it's ok to damage other people's property for LULZ. I'd love to smash their faces "fur lulz"..
  19. 1 point
    TimH

    Introduce yourself

    Hi All, I’m Tim, 25, Currently living in North London. Proud owner of this 2006 330ci which I’ve had for roughly 18months. It has been an absolutely dream to drive and whilst it has required a bit of work, nothing out the ordinary for a 90k mile car. Worth noting other than the usual oil service and new tyres all round: - New front wheel bearings - New bushings front and back - New handbrake shoes, discs and pads Preventative work: - New Water pump, belts and pulleys - Diff and Gearbox oil changed I thought it may be an interesting one to post due to the late build date (Feb/March 06) and pleasing list of extras (rear blind being a personal favourite). Big fan of the forums. Tim
  20. 1 point
    If you keep it long enough, maybe. But it wont rocket like your CSL has. You might get a couple of thousand in say 10 years? The 325 was never really desirable to start with. Like the E36's - the M3s are slowly creeping back up. The 328i seems to be next but at a much slower rate. Nobody cares about the 323i (which is kind of equivalent to your 325i in the E36 range). The E46's to have for a future classic (IMO) are: M3 CSL (any really as they all seem to be shooting up) M3 - but LOW mileage and looked after as they're becoming rarer 330i - again, a very low miler but will only gain value in 10+ years I think a low mileage/good condition 330d (with a manual gearbox) will also go up in value at some point but again, not for many, many years.
  21. 1 point
    JasonDownes

    Introduce yourself

    Hello I'm Jason and I sell tattoo supplies and live in Manchester. Literally just bought today a 330ci M Sport convertible with additional hard top. Absolutely love it already! Grey leather matches the blue paintwork and best of both worlds with it having the additional hard top! Any advice for a newbie and yes I did know the standard things to look out for ie subframe and thermostat issues!
  22. 1 point
    dontpannic

    fleetpete9871

    No need to go to BMW to ask for the build sheet, just enter your VIN here: https://www.bmwvin.com/
  23. 1 point
    Addwak88

    330i judders when idle

    Think I've found the problem, my expansion tank or a pipe blew tonight so that could of been causing the juddering
  24. 1 point
    CM7modder

    iForged 19" Seneca custom wheels (Kent)

    A set of custom made very rare two piece wheels built for the e46 fit all models except the M3. These are a very aggressive fit being 10" rear and 8.5" fronts. Perfect fit no spacers OEM bolts can be used. One tiny scratch on one rear alloy as pictured not very noticeable when fitted. I had these painted satin copper also in my ownership I purchased new hardware and centre caps direct from America at a cost of around £600. Tyres are all in very good condition plenty of life no repairs or scrubbing marks. Vredestein ultrac vorti summer tyres. Looking for £1200 which is a bargain compared to amount spent.
  25. 1 point
    govich

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Loving this mental image
  26. 1 point
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Honestly this HX35 hybrid will be more than enough for what I need, the stock ECU can do launch control, but again I won’t use that, and as good as anti lag sounds, I would look like a bit of a plonker waiting to leave the Shell petrol station [emoji23] Appreciate the info though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 1 point
    mnb1985

    Garage ripping me off?

    i called my indie and called him a d*ck head when he told me it would be £156 for a battery on the vert! ECP had a 50% DISCOUNT CODE ON THE GO so cost me peanuts, i'm guessing they were going to charge me £60 to fit the f*cker! the e46 engine's (most of them) it's cheaper to take them to a land rover specialist as it's the same Pissing engine (how bads that) I'm waiting for the mrs to either get bored of this vert of for the engine to pop as I've got a highly modified 2jz i wanna try and shoehorn into the bastard
  28. 1 point
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Been busy doing lots of little things, finished wiring up the HPX blow though MAF And really got stuck into the welding (not me but hired help) I had purchased a DIRENZA stainless exhaust from eBay, fully expecting the fit to be terrible, but looks the part and will save a lot of fabrication time. And I was right, the hangers were to short on the rear silencer and it was pulled up tight to the rear valance, touches the fuel tank, didn’t clear the gearbox cross member, and was generally terrible. But some chopping, cutting welding and a few hours later all was good. Staggered the exhaust tips too, and also brought them closer together as the supplied tips made it look goofy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  29. 1 point
    Aspire_Dan

    Velvet Blue - E46 330CI Clubsport

    Well, time to resurrect this thread! Been a fairly quiet winter in terms of modifications or changes. The Dealer Beemer has been running without any real issues which is nice. Few things on my to do list coming up: (Boring stuff like Tax & Insurance due next month) Change of springs - they're corroded so needed changing and want them done before summer. Currently got AC Schnitzer's on but heading down the Eibach Sportline route after much deliberation! Tyres are wearing thin and again, want them replaced for summer. Looking at some Yokohama's (details to follow) e Hamman Fogs - love how these look so definitely want a set (Still need to) refurb / treat Driver's seat bolster Replace Carbon Splitters as I f*cked them up last year, but the front needs a respray anyways due to all the stone chips Any other suggestions?
  30. 1 point
    Natejames

    320cd m sport.

  31. 1 point
    momo

    320cd m sport.

    Cotswold BMW - paid subscribers of the forum get a 10% discount with them. It's £10 to subscribe.
  32. 1 point
    govich

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    You might see issues with torque recoil under load and it bashing the bodywork and steering bits (possibly cracking things quite quickly), the clearances look very small. Worth keeping an eye on when it's running and thinking about solid mounts as a backup
  33. 1 point
    momo

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Go straight out of the top of the bonnet for the exhaust! Seriously, nice work there! Air intake going down into fog light intake area?
  34. 1 point
    rasa

    320cd m sport.

    get a quote from one of the bmw vendors on here..10% discount...but yes bmw for the stat.
  35. 1 point
    ^^^^^^ exactly as he said
  36. 1 point
    rasa

    Noise front left side

    de ja vous,,im sure ive replied to this on another froum,,but sounds like control arm bush/joint or even the transmission heat shield,,its large around 3ft long and multilayer aluminium..top mounts maybe also
  37. 1 point
    Daz 330 Cs

    Cost of owning an E46 330ci

    Momo you know how eagle eyed I am
  38. 1 point
    momo

    Cost of owning an E46 330ci

    That's poor form.. You are right! lol.
  39. 1 point
    Hawk

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Oaft, this thing is weapons grade now mate, It’s gonna be fun next time you hit the track. wish i’d known your charger was up for grabs though, I’d have had that off you. I’ve just got an Eaton M90 short snout from a Jag XJR to lob on mine for a project.
  40. 1 point
    rasa

    Cost of owning an E46 330ci

    god i hate them spoilers..i like the satndard sport ones as ive got one but cannot get away with the clubsport ones,,and agreed 6k? thats e90x money without the rust
  41. 1 point
    avalaugh

    Extra power and grunt what to do?

    I believe Govich May be selling his set up, send him a PM Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. 1 point
    govich

    Extra power and grunt what to do?

    Realistically the NA tuning stuff is nice enough, you might get a few 10s of hp & it'll feel faster because it's making more noise, in the real world all that power will be right up top and not particularly relevant. I bought my car with a flash tune that actually reduced peak power, I wouldn't waste your money. The Vortech-based supercharger kits transform the thing & make for a really nice road car, as quick as anything non-M that BMW is putting out today and your butt dyno will definitely feel the difference from right down low in the rev range. Peak bhp in the 300s without changing the exhaust, 320s with an exhaust change, still meet emissions if you keep the rear cats & 25-28 mpg daily is my experience after 10k odd miles without issues. Good luck..
  43. 1 point
    320d daz

    320d with hardly no power

    Well my suspicion was correct turbo failure due to heat and pressure I’ve split the turbo to find a melted exhaust turbine . So hopefully full power will be resumed when re built
  44. 1 point
    grantmacdee

    Grant's E46 Compact

    17/01/2018 Not too much of an update, today I got a couple bits done on the compact. I removed the last of the trim in the rear of the car, now just leaves the sound deadening on the metal which I will probably start next week. Drained some brake fluid from the ABS pump and refilled the system via a pressure pump and topped up the coolant system with some water. Can see from this rear show that the suspension is not level, it appear the O/S/R has collapsed but there is noise coming from the N/S/R. Luckily it will be replaced soon enough. So some of the stuff that was removed from the rear was rear seats & bench, parcel shelf, boot carpets, rear speakers, seatbelts & buckles, rear door cards, foam and sound deadening material, rear washer bottle and tubing & a shed load of dirt and stones. Horrible what can get underneath. I have also labelled up some of the rear wiring that is now no longer needed, this is for the o/s/r & n/s/r speakers, 12v plug, wiring for the 6 cd changer (although this never came with that option), rear wiper motor power & also the hose for the jet. Hopefully I will get to removing this lot as I don't want it sitting around in the rear of the car, and so I don't forget which cable is which later down the line. Where the tube to fill the rear washer bottle was for now has been filled with a grommet, this is now another hole on the list to be welded. Couple interior shots also upfront. I have now also sourced from a friend a 330d saloon, 87k, facelift, 204 bhp, only downside which I am actually not to bothered about is the car is auto, but can be run semi automatic. The car comes on BC coilovers, has been remapped and swirl flaps removed. My friend looks after his car very well too. We have agreed to let me pay over a few instalments which I shall do soon and he wants to let the car go towards the summer which I am happy to wait for.
  45. 1 point
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Had a chance to test fit the engine over the weekend, all very tight, and a few things will need changing, but all coming along well [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  46. 1 point
    Not really added to this, largely as the forum has got more quiet (thanks, Facebook), and largely as there's nothing to report as it's been SORN since June, when the MOT/insurance/tax ran out, and I ran out of funds to renew them due to moving house. Since I've recovered financially, it's been winter time, so I left it off the road with a view to getting it back out in the spring. Since I've had it, the brakes have worked, but have always lacked feel/immediacy compared to a more modern car, and I don't like this. I trust them to stop me, but they've not as pleasant to drive with as the E46. I found a similar thing with my old Polo GTI, which was cured nicely with some 4 piston brakes up front. To that end, enter stage: RX-7 front 4 piston brakes, combined with VW Golf mk2 G60 (or Corado G60) 280mm brake discs. With the brackets, they bolt straight on, pretty much. Only a trial fit for now, as I need to hook up the brake hoses, sort out the backing plate, which had to be cut back to house the bigger caliper carrier, and I need to order the correct size spacers. I'm hopeful it'll add some feel though. Internet reports that the 4 smaller pistons have nearly the same area as the single large one in the stock caliper, so it shouldn't mess with brake bias or need new MCs or anything. We'll see... And this makes me glad that I bought a couple of sets of spare wheels for standing the car up on during periods of non-use - no wonder I kept stalling it last time I tried to pull it out of the garage!
  47. 1 point
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Started some final assembly today and ran into a few fitment issues, so having to get the down pipe modified, buts it’s starting to look mighty fine Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 1 point
    momo

    Guibo (AKA Flex Disc) info..

    Not sure if people know this or not but thought i'd post the info anyway: Had to change my Flex disc on the prop shaft recently. 2nd time i've had to do it on my car now. First time I bought from my local BMW dealership for ~£120 thinking OEM is best. Tried Cotswold on here and they quoted over £140. No thanks. Not paying that for an item that can only last a couple of years. As with most things I always try to find out who the manufacturer of the original item is but found there's almost no info as to who manufactures the flex discs. Found a Febi disc on Amazon for £60: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BK2EH92/ Thinking Febi are generally a decent brand I bit the bullet and ordered it. When I took the old one out and compared the 2 - you could actually see on the Febi one where they'd blanked the BMW logo! The other numbers/markings were all the same. So there you have it - i'm 99% sure Febi make them for BMW. Save yourself ~£80 and get the OEM quality one from Febi.
  49. 1 point
    Scrapped it, at last. Good bye old friend (or something like that). And finally worked out an (undignified) way to move the old exhaust pipe...
  50. 1 point
    naz300

    e46 m3 lotus white leather interior

    Hi guys got complete e46 m3 coupe interior in custom lotus white leather with black piping seats are fully electric inc elec side bolsters with memory & possibly heated as both fronts have heating elements fitted package consists of all seats/panels/headrests with matching armrest/gaiters & full set of piano black trim which looks amazing with the white interior, everything is in good used condition no damage could do with a clean, one grab handle on pass seat is missing only after 850 cash on collection prefered from nottingham or can delivery via courier for extra 100 but wont be held responsible for any possible damage caused in transit