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BmEagle

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  1. Get it checked first in case it's something simple like a split hose etc. Don't rush out and replace it without knowing that's definitely the issue.
  2. My dmf was on its last legs and they found a crack in the exhaust manifold. At 200k miles it wasn't worth repairing (£2-2.5k estimates) clutch and dmf fitted was £800. Turbo recon £450 ish plus labour plus the manifold replacement £500 plus labour. Aircon packed up a while back and a few other repairs were looking imminent so I ended up selling it to a local mechanic who wanted it and would get it back running.
  3. I didn't get any warning lights when my turbo gave out last month. Was burning oil on acceleration, no whistle anymore. Grinding / rattle noise from turbo. It was running fine till it hit the point when the turbo should have kicked in so sub 2k revs on a flat road it was ok. As soon as it was under strain it was knackered. (330cd)
  4. Fiveways garage in Torquay is great if you need a decent Indy. Used Brian for over ten years. He worked at the main dealer in Exeter for years before setting up his own garage. There's nothing he doesn't know about bmw's.
  5. Was gonna list the piano black 4 piece dash and gear surround set on the bay for £50. Clubsport knob for £25 and see how they go. I don't have the door trims just the 3 piece dash and gear surround trims.
  6. Picked her up from the garage to take her home not knowing what to do with it. Every time the turbo came on (which I was desperately trying to avoid) it sounded like a super loud dremmel and loads of smoke out the back. They put me onto a local guy who had been in and asked about it on their forecourt. So cutting a long story short, Sold it to an old boy who runs his own garage round the corner from my house with a seriously cracked exhaust manifold, knackered dmf, blown turbo, non working offside mirror, a/c not working, handbrake not holding very well plus a few other non issue minor things. Didn't get an awful lot for it (on top of the newly refurbed exchange mv2's value, but he's going to fix it up as no labour costs to him just parts so it will rise again. Got a load more than scrapping or flogging to breakers so not too bad all in all. Took out the piano dash trims and gear surround and the clibsport gear knob I'd fitted so ill shift them on soon Was as genuinely sad to see her go. Hey ho. These things happen. Just a shame all three biggies happened at once and there were a couple of other bits that could do with sorting as well so I had to let it go.
  7. I was 134 miles off the 200k pic I was looking forward to taking on Sunday. But it all went horribly wrong and it's no longer mine. 😥
  8. Even a recon turbo £400 + labour dmf £350 ish ecp clutch kit £140 ish plus labour manifold (I couldn't find pattern other than eBay so oem £500 inc gaskets etc) £1400 parts alone and probably £5-600 labour if I shop around. I called the Indy I used to use (way further away) he told me with the mileage I'd be rolling a dice that other stuff could go soon as I've had it for 65k miles and haven't yet had issues with coolant system or suspension etc so they could soon start to go. I know now the pros for the devil you know etc and not much after that lot should go but I can't risk it. My pockets aren't deep enough to spend on repairs more than half the value if it was mint and with lower mileage so It's off to get a new small hatchback for a few years. I I am truly gutted especially as I finally got the wheels exchanged only 5 months ago.
  9. Had the call about the exhaust manifold. There is also a "silly amount" of play in the turbo. So much so that they said in all conscience they wouldn't take my money to do the clutch/flywheel and manifold if I didn't want to replace the turbo as I'd be paying £1500 then looking at a very soon further £800+ for a turbo which being realistic is not worth it on a 2004 330cd with 199k miles. Looks like ice I have to say goodbye to her after the best 3 1/2 yrs behind the wheel I've ever had. 😥
  10. Had a rattle under acceleration. Exhaust manifold is cracked. Waiting for quote. Dual mass also gone. That's £800 inc clutch kit and labour. 😥
  11. It's been a while but I saw this beauty last night in tooting, London and couldn't resist sorry it's blurry I had to downscale it to post on here it was Matt black
  12. The refurb price is the same as the total for the set swap over. Like you say, if they have them in stock the swap is great. If not they'll refurb yours to an amazing standard. They've always got mv1 or 2 in stock as well as the M3 alloys give or take a day if they are busy.
  13. Only time I've had vibration through the steering wheel was caused by a sticking front brake calliper. Next time it happens pull over and see if the wheels are hotter.
  14. First aid wheels in London nw6 £312 inc fitting your tyres and balancing etc. Not cheap I know (I had to pay extra £40 on top as all 4 of mine were buckled.) it's not a respray its a straight exchange for yours for already refurbished set. They are better than factory finish. Blasted, powdercoat primed, finished and laquered. Only a half hour to an hour or so from you depending on traffic. No hassle waiting a few days etc for yours to be done.
  15. Looks super mate. 👍
  16. From what I can see online nexen are the same as arrowspeed just different name. Pattern of n1000 is identical. Dont get get me wrong about my liking of arrowspeed in my earlier post. If I could get Pirelli or any other established branded tyre to last as long as the arrowspeed ones i would get them but doing 20k plus miles a year it would cost me a fortune in tyres having to swap two or three times a year.
  17. New rear tyres after 35k miles 😳😂 i knew they were getting close to 2.5mm and it was in yesterday for new front Arb bushes. Old ones were shagged after 195k miles. Loads of play in them although not noticeable at the time. Front feels a bit tighter but that could just be placebo effect. Only found out because I took it in for a tiny noise I can only describe as a faint clunk when I brake. They checked the brakes which were spot on and everything else like shocks and mounts are solid. No play in any of the suspension components, drop links everything checked. Only when I was braking and nothing when turning etc.
  18. Just replaced my rears at 2.5mm after 35k miles (mostly motorway) arrowspeed n1000 255/35/18 £83.99 fitted. Took a punt on them last time as I needed them done immediately as the ply on my old tyres suddenly started showing an hour before a long trip (only on the inside 1" can't recall what tyres they were) and that's all the local place had in stock. A wee bit noisy but have had no issues at all. That's bloody good longevity on a 330cd. Still got 6mm left on fronts - kenda Kaiser 225/40/18. They've done over 40k in 2 1/2 yrs with no bother at all. I dont hoon it around like a loony but I don't drive like miss daisy either.
  19. It's all relative. Depends how much of an investment you are expected to make and how quickly you are likely to recoup it. I take it you mean you will earn a third of the company but have to stump up half the money to get it started. If if you trust them then that's great. But my take on any investment is don't put in what you can't afford to lose.
  20. it's not just a lead it's an interface kit as it works the iPhone through the stereo and steering wheel controls. It's got an iPhone 3/4 style connector to which I've added the genuine Apple iPhone 4 to lightning adaptor to use the new phone. I'd love to help but I'm not gonna take the stereo out to look. Sorry. Have a look on eBay for e46 iPhone interface. You'll see what I mean. If you get one it replaces the cd changer.
  21. I've got the alpine unit in my 2004 e46. It does play MP3 and I've got an iPod / iPhone cable into the aux. (Don't know what lead as it was already fitted and works off the steering wheel and head unit) I don't have a six cd changer.
  22. Went to give it a quick wash. That was three hours ago. Ended up polishing and waxing the bonet, wings and boot. An hour of that was cleaning the mv2's. Never used to bother but since the swap for refurbs they look so nice but bloody hell, getting in between the split spokes is a ball ache. The rest is easy. Whacked on some tyre dressing and I've well and truly had enough for one day. Need new rear tyres soon and flywheel has started rattling (when clutch partly depressed only) got a few hundred in reserve for car repairs but then her old car started playing up so I thought that's gonna take all of that but she decided to finally change her car She picks up her new Vauxhall mokka on Monday. Not everyone's cup of tea but she wanted one of those style cars and they were doing a "V.I.P" event whatever that is with deals on certain models plus a scrap deal so she ended up getting nearly £4700 off the list price. (Trading in a megane scenic 02 plate with 147k on the clock and a few scrapes.) you had to have what they had in stock and they had the white one she wanted.(exclusiv without the e ) So now I've got two cars to look after. Made a deal with her. She buys all the stuff to clean both and I supply the labour ??? at least her 17" alloys are easy to clean. Not a fan of Vauxhall but it's not bad. She's not a "driver" so things that matter to me like performance aren't an issue for her. 3yr and swap so no repair bills either so I get to play with the £100 a month car maintenance fund we do. Having been round loads of car dealers I didn't see one new car under £20k that I'd rather have than mine. Drooled over a few walking past the Bmw showroom but can't afford one. Looked at a few lease options but doing 20k miles a year it was silly money.
  23. Went to give it a quick wash. That was three hours ago. Ended up polishing and waxing the bonet, wings and boot. An hour of that was cleaning the mv2's. Never used to bother but since the swap for refurbs they look so nice but bloody hell, getting in between the split spokes is a ball ache. The rest is easy. Whacked on some tyre dressing and I've well and truly had enough for one day. Need new rear tyres soon and flywheel has started rattling (when clutch partly depressed only) got a few hundred in reserve for car repairs but then her old car started playing up so I thought that's gonna take all of that but she decided to finally change her car She picks up her new Vauxhall mokka on Monday. Not everyone's cup of tea but she wanted one of those style cars and they were doing a "V.I.P" event whatever that is with deals on certain models plus a scrap deal so she ended up getting nearly £4700 off the list price. (Trading in a megane scenic 02 plate with 147k on the clock and a few scrapes.) you had to have what they had in stock and they had the white one she wanted.(exclusiv without the e ) So now I've got two cars to look after. Made a deal with her. She buys all the stuff to clean both and I supply the labour ??? at least her 17" alloys are easy to clean. Not a fan of Vauxhall but it's not bad. She's not a "driver" so things that matter to me like performance aren't an issue for her. 3yr and swap so no repair bills either so I get to play with the £100 a month car maintenance fund we do. Having been round loads of car dealers I didn't see one new car under £20k that I'd rather have than mine. Drooled over a few walking past the Bmw showroom but can't afford one. Looked at a few lease options but doing 20k miles a year it was silly money.
  24. I paid £120 inc parts for 6 cylinder so £130 is a tad steep.
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