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  1. 3 points
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    And since there’s going to be such a huge power increase, I’ve also taken the time to add some proper brakes, now running 6 pots up front and 4 pots at the rear. Discs all round are 32mm thick 335mm diameter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 2 points
    Hello everyone. I've been meaning to post some pic's of my car but its hard finding the time to do it. This is my Estoril blue e46 330cd, 6 speed manual. I've had this car for nearly 2 years now and i have spent quite a bit of money on the car modding it but now i'm in two minds if i should keep it or sell it. It was meant to be my daily car but since i changed jobs its parked up most of the time. I use it once or twice a week. It's quite hard to find an e46 330cd in this colour combo. Its running 300bhp and its very quick for a diesel. The car has had a lot of work done to it and most have been done recently....all suspension is new....., coilovers.......every bush has been changed...new brakes including 4 new calipers...four new tyres. new genuine bmw thermostat......, full egr delete...glow plugs....glow plugs control unit...... 3 inch custom exhaust, sounds really nice and no one believes me when i say it's a diesel.....hybrid turbo.....Bigger intercooler....custom remap. Outside Genuine M3 mirrors...CSL bootlid blended in.....6 series 19's alloy wheels painted silver grey....all four arches have been flared.... colour coded front grills.....rear diffuser painted gloss black....Front number plate removed... Upgraged the xenon headlamp bulbs, led number plate lights.... led side lights... the brakes have been painted yellow with silver discs and silver brake back plates Interior Individual heated leather seats....they are not cream, they are a bit brighter than that and the center of the seats are different, like small squares pressed in the leather. I recently painted the seats the original colour because i messed them up... i used some strong cleaning product that wasnt meant to clean the leather seats with and it took the paint off the seats in some areas and made the seats look like the car had done a million miles lol New gear knob Chrome rings in the cluster, same as 330ci TV / DVD / Sat Nav headunit Anyways enough talking.... Here's some pic's.... Well lot's of pics My old saloon 330d 6 speed manual with read leather interior..... this was a great car..... i regretted selling this that's why i went and bought another one but this time i went for a coupe This is my pride and joy e46 m3.... I've had it for 9 years now and it's done 27k
  3. 2 points
    Fitted my genuine Oem Bmw performance exhaust the other night, well chuffed with it. Not to loud and some nice pops and crackles.
  4. 2 points
    To rekindle this old thread the old supercharged girl now with 225k on the clock is still pulling strong no issues with the ESS setup it is very good and robust one of these days when the children have left home and when I have the money I will eventually put the TS3 setup in. Will get around to putting the car refurbishment rebuild thread up.
  5. 2 points
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Parts are starting to arrive now, so getting excited again, got down to my mates workshop today and done some work to the block. Drilled out the block and tapped some M12 threads in using a flute tap which forms the threads rather than cutting them, makes for a stronger fixing once the steel TIMESERTS are installed and the RACEWEAR headstuds go in. [emoji106][emoji108] Excuse the drill bit getting stuck, typical it only happed on the only hole I filmed lol https://youtu.be/oYmRH6ouEHw Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 2 points
    mazi5g

    E46 by Mazi

    I like to show you my small story with it on the pic's:) Vehicle information ======================================== VIN: WBAAV12050AZ91857 Type code: AV12 Model: 320I (EUR) E-F-R series: E46 4 Series: 3 Type: LIM Steering: RL Doors: 4 Engine: M54 Displacement: 2.20 Power: 125 (170 hp) Drive: HECK Transmission: MECH Paint code: 317 - ORIENTBLAU METALLIC Upholstery code: E3AT - STOFF FLOCK RAUT Prod.date: 2001-04-27 S249 Multifunction f steering wheel S255 Sports leather steering wheel S279 BMW light-alloy wheel star spokes 45 S302 Alarm system S358 Climate comfort windscreen S411 Window lifts,electric,front/rear S428 Warning triangle and first aid kit S431 Interior rear-view mirror with auto dip S434 Interior surface aluminium S441 Smoker package S459 El. front seat adjustment w. memory S470 Isofix-System S473 Armrest front S508 Park Distance Control (PDC) S520 Fog lights S534 Automatic air conditioning S550 On-board computer S662 Radio BMW Business CD S692 Preparation, BMW 6-CD changer I-bus S785 White direction indicator lights L812 NATIONAL VERSION GREAT BRITAIN S832 Battery in luggage compartment S850 Additional Export tank filling S853 Language version, English S863 Dealer List Europe S877 Omission of non-combined operation S880 Operating instructions, English That was a first day Time for some Mods Before cleaning... And After Something going on ... A lot better Time for some wheels +++ + But All black was not to good for me then .... was a lot better speakers for it Mor and more Another one More mods How was before And after Just to try how its looks with orange But i dont like it more more more New radio and amp Looks soo good She was waiting for that to long Black Hella BONUS https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t50.2886-16/20075350_112374282739594_3572031236731830272_n.mp4 And new wheels Cleaning time ... But some dents and rust .... was so bad But .... A lot better And how its now
  7. 2 points
    TERKIN

    Terkins soarer

    haven't actually driven this since it broke down it sat untouched for most of the summer been busy the last few weekends and made some good progress! just one pic for now ill updated this properly soon
  8. 1 point
    rasa

    Guibo (AKA Flex Disc) info..

    will be doing mine soon along with maybe centre bearing..nice to know as i was quoted over £170 from cotswolds for both.
  9. 1 point
    FSR for sure get a good indie to install the genuine part if your based in south Somerset I can recommend a great garage. Btw get it done sooner rather than later as busted FSRs have a habit of randomly draining the battery.
  10. 1 point
    If the part is <£70 from BMW it's not worth the saving; I'll investigate!
  11. 1 point
    Cjh8866

    New addition

    Just got this 325 m sport only 39000 miles from new 1 owner to go with the club sport
  12. 1 point
    Yes that was 255 on my current wheels. My wheels are 10mm closer to the arch then yours so you will be fine with the 255/35 on your new wheels.
  13. 1 point
    ndg

    Wheel bearing nightmare..

    Used shafts 'should' be okay. It'll take longer but it should be possible to cut the nut most of the way through with a dremel then crack with a chisel punch and hammer it to remove. It may nick the threads, but as long as the damage is minor I wouldn't worry about it.
  14. 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...
  15. 1 point
    Standard sport rims are ET50 - so your wheel will be sitting out ~30mm closer to the arch. Unless you run BIG camber and narrower tyres (so stretch) I don't think they'll fit. Generally you can get 15mm spacers on the rear without issues on the standard MV1/2 wheels. Anything more and you'll start rubbing. You're effectively doubling that.
  16. 1 point
    Tazman861

    Uprated ARBs

    Just thought I’d let you all know about my uprated ARBs, I’ve fitted M3 ragtop bars 27mm front and 21.5mm rear. There seems to be uncertainty whether they fit but they do, I also fitted power flex D bushes and flo flex rear drop link bushes. It has certainly made the car corner better, combined with the Eibach sport line springs the car sits nice and low but not silly low and it corners nice and flat with no fuss, defiantly recommended Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 1 point
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    These WISECO pistons are just a giant improvement from the stock ones. Oil ring must be 3 times as big too Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. 1 point
    Yes that’s right, there is a nice gain to be had, there are actually 4 cats, if you leave the centre ones in you won’t need to have it coded and will still pass emission test come MOT time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. 1 point
    Avalaugh on here has done this and so has Goran too. I have the manifolds and down pipes ready for when i go supercharged. Manifolds are a direct fit but mating up the orignal exhaust requires a little modifying due to the m52 manifolds being shorter hence why i got the down pipes as well.
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  21. 1 point
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    I’ve had a AN10 fitting welded into the timing my case cover for turbo oil drain Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 1 point
    avalaugh

    Turbo Charged build thread...

    Keeping original Bonnet, no pipework going over the top of engine either. Unfortunately progress has been slow, the manifold has been scrapped and started over again for various reasons. I’m still waiting on the WISECO pistons also, so no engine assembly has started. I have made the most of this time by cleaning, everything. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    Daz 330 Cs

    Introducing The A6

    Agreed, it looks much better without all the trinkets on it 👍
  24. 1 point
    momo

    Introducing The A6

    MUCH better!
  25. 1 point
    Benji83

    Benji's 325Ci progress thread

    Time for a decent update. Back in August I carried out the annual service, this year it consisted of an oil filter, gearbox and diff oil as well as a full coolant flush. The coolant flush was well overdue anyway but I decided to change the water pump as the same time to one with an upgraded metal impeller from Meyle. Taking out the old one revealed there was a lot of play in it and was probably living on borrowed time. It also revealed itself as the horrible noise I had been chasing for ages from the engine at idle. I also had to replace the driver door lock as it was not unlocking on the key, but fortunately you can get good ones on eBay for £30. I tried soaking it in WD40 and silicone spray for a while to see if I could free it up that way but had no success. Then I tried my hand at leather restoration on my gear lever using the furniture clinic kit the results were fantastic, but says to leave 24 hours before using (which I did) and soon after using it all the dye rubbed away. Maybe I needed to leave it a little longer. Next I got round to fitting my new centre console, the old one was letting down the interior since I had the gear lever gaiter and surround improved and a brand new sliding compartment. Then, a few weeks back, I decided to tackle a shark fin delete, which was surprisingly easy, but does require patience. If I was to do it again i would double layer some masking tape around the outline to be safe, but I wouldn't say it was necessary. To start off with I began cutting away as much of the rubber as I could, to give me some levering room, I've read that you want to lever it front to back rather than side to side to avoid denting the roof. Then I proceeded with my heat gun, just trying to rock the fin back enough to get my squeegee underneath it. Once I did, I needed a microfibre/terry cloth to put under the squeegee so you can start really lifting up the fin. At the point where I could get my fingers underneath it, it was time to keep alternating between heating the glue and cutting it. Once it starts to go it becomes really easy, at which point it comes straight off and just needs a bit of glue remover and polish. The wire pulls out between the bead and the body and goes through a grommet under the bootlid on the left going into the wheelarch. I just cut it off and told myself I'd finish it properly one day but I've honestly forgot. Finally I purchased some new Magnetti Marelli headlights as I decided to go back to full OEM (which let's be honest is always best) and popped in some Phillips Whitevision headlight bulbs and silver indicators. I also got some SSDD M3 style wing mirrors with an electric fold switch. I plan to code them to operate on lock/unlock one day. To capture all the magnificence I went out with my amateur photographer / fellow car person / good friend on Sunday to get some pictures. On the journey there I was ovetaken by a Clubsport on the A23 (Might've still been on the M25). Reg was something like "A4 ALX" that's no-one on here is it? We were looking for somewhere with a nice rolling countryside as a backdrop but there was nowhere to pull over really so we had to improvise. I think we did OK... Thanks for reading, comments of course welcome
  26. 1 point
    Aly

    Introducing The A6

    Hi everyone, not updated in a while due to work and family commitments but I've made a few changes recently! A couple of day's ago I set about de-cluttering up the car a bit! Removed several decals and one of the red pinstripes on the rear valance, I also removed the red tyre writing. I then fitted a very subtle roof spoiler! https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F252801732403 Colour match and fitment were spot on! I also fitted some Genuine Puddle lights and a new set of Audi Mats as old ones were a little tired. Anyways I'll let the pics do the talking! Thanks for looking [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  27. 1 point
    It's chav-tastic... (But so fun at the same time)
  28. 1 point
    B.Merr

    320d downpipe

    Finally got around to fitting this pipe. Took me a long, long time (car on axle stands). A few tips: 1. I had to cut the three bolts holding the front to rear connection. Angle grinder with a metal cutting disc - reason being 13+ years exposure to the elements meant I couldn't get the rusty nuts/bolts free. Fortunately the bolt size is standard off the shelf in my local motor factors. 2. The left hand nut holding the downpipe at the turbo end is difficult to get on. Thread extension bars up over the dpf, with a universal joint and three inch extension before the 15mm socket. Took me several goes (and lots of head scratching). Also difficult to apply enough torque to get the nut turning. 3. To get on to the right hand bolt at the turbo is difficult too, as access is restricted. I unbolted the steering rack (2 bolts/nuts) then nudged in forward and sideways - this gives enough space to get at the second nut, as the steering column is budged a bit to the right. 4. Make sure you are in the possession of a specialist 22mm oxygen sensor socket. I didn't know they existed until halfway thru this job and I don't own one! So I had to take off all of the upper engine covers in order to locate the oxygen/lambda sensor wiring harness, which is at the the rear of the intake manifold and about 150mm down behind. Disconnecting the harness was a pig, due to the tight (one handed) access. Oxygen sensor sockets are around a fiver on ebay. 5. After the downpipe had been secured, I replaced all covers above and below then lowered the car. On starting the engine noticed a horrible loud vibrating sound at idle. Raised the car again, and inspected underneath. Could feel the top side of the downpipe was tight against one of the exhaust heat shields. Took some tin snips to the shield in situ, trimmed back enough aluminium shield to give the downpipe 20mm clearance. This cured the vibrating sound. Driven a short distance this evening, not enough to form a real test. Will update here once a good few miles have been covered with the decat downpipe. One item that concerns me is that the original downpipe has two support/stabilising brackets, meanwhile the decat pipe doesn't have any support bracket fixing points .
  29. 1 point
    RIZ

    e46 options, the rare ones

    One that is quite rare is the rear view mirror with built in compass which was also available with the homelink so you could program electric garage doors and gates etc.
  30. 1 point
    Foxsake

    WANTED 330ci Vert

    My brother wants a 330ci - Vert Black on Black M sport 2.5k mark Good conditon. If you know of any for sale can you PM me please. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk