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    BMW E46 M3 Coupe Manual 2005 Silver Grey
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    Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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  1. I'm looking for a set of four genuine BMW wheel centres to suit my E46 M3 coupe with 19" oem alloys. (I assume they are all the same but may be wrong?!) Must be in very good condition. Chris
  2. Experience of E53 X5?

    I have had lots of E36/E46 and also a 2003 X5 3.0 td Sport auto over the years, and found both to be on a par reliability wise- both good, bar one or two weaknesses on both models. The one you have to watch out for on certainly the older X5 (up to circa 2006 shape anyway) was the rear axle bushes, which are known to be very labour intensive to replace, so make sure they are done or budget in the job of you buy are car without them being done. I think I paid £600+ for this job.and that was at a local independent garage. The other common things to check are good operation of auto box, turbo charger , check for warped brake discs -they are heavy cars! Pixels failing on display like other BM models of course. Bushings in general need thorough check , again due to weight of car they seem to wear quicker. Most if the above components failed in time on my 100k 3.0 td X5. (except auto box) but are all wear and tear of course. I found mine to be a great car to own and drive in the 4 years I had it. You certainly get the comfort with the X5 on rough roads, although like a lot of luxury Chelsea tractors, they aren't great off road due to the wide 'road' tyres. I was getting 23-26mpg in the X5 3.0 diesel auto on average.
  3. Wanted, the blanking cover that fits to passenger side front armrest for my e46 m3 coupe. The interior finishers are black carbon cube, but I have a feeling the blank covers are just plain black?
  4. Wanted- Centre console E46 coupe

    Still looking for the above!
  5. WTD BMW E46 Xenon adjuster rod assembly

    Thanks, I'll make some enquiries at my local dealer
  6. Wanted- Xenon auto adjuster rod and assembly that fits onto drivers side lower suspension arm. To fit E46 M3 coupe (2005) with oem xenons. Must be in very good condition. Please pm with anything you have. CXheers, Chris
  7. Prefer in either Piano black, carbon cube design or aluminium/cube/ carbon dipped etc. Must be in great scratch free condition, as they are to replace my marked Titan shadow trims. Need all 8 trims to replace armrests, manual change gear surrounds and dash trims. Cheers! Chris
  8. Wanted- Centre console E46 coupe

    I need a a centre console for my 2005 E46 M3 coupe. It must be black and in excellent scratch free condition. Prefer one complete with excellent black leather arm rest if possible. Mine has the usual scratches on soft plastic surface so I need a minty one only please! Also need storage compartment housing inc opening flaps (where cigar lighter is) in excellent scratch free condition. Cheers, Chris
  9. E46 M Sport steering wheel inc airbag

    Needed in good condition- Can collect this evening- closer to North Yorkshire the better! Please pm with price/location if you have one. Chris
  10. I have changed the slip ring on my 2003 330ci the other week, as it was clicking every time it did a full revolution. The used slip ring I bought wasn't any better, so I bought yet another one. I have gone to remove the airbag again (with battery disconnected of course!) and despite pressing both clips inwards with a screw driver, the airbag has only partially released, and seems to be stuck fast. I am beginning to think that the last time I refitted the airbag, the retaining clips haven't been in the correct position. I can't even push the airbag forward again to relocate. I had sold the car and need to resolve this tomorrow- Has anyone had similar problems- I can see another trip to the garage to see if they can help but just don't have the time to do it before Sunday. Any help appreciated! ;(
  11. clicky slip ring!!

    Thanks for that- I will give it a go today and report on if it cured it!
  12. clicky slip ring!!

    I have had a clicky slip ring on my E46 330. When you turn the steering wheel it clicks roughly once per full revolution. I bought a used slip ring and changed it the other day, but this was also clicking. I had the same breakers yard send me yet another one, as I assumed it must have also been worn/faulty, but the one that has arrived also clicks when you rotate it (off the car). Can anyone confirm if they are supposed to spin without clicking!? Confused... Chris
  13. BMW 330ci Coupe NOW SOLD- Please Delete

    For sale- My 330ci M Sport Face lift Coupe with 6 speed manual gearbox, in metallic Silver Grey and black Montana leather, anthracite headlining, on 2003 53 plate. It has covered less than 82,000 miles and has only had one previous owner. Brief rundown of specification: Standard equipment: Sports leather upholstery (black montana leather) M Sports bodystyling, suspension, rear boot lip spoiler Original MV2 18" alloys with Goodyear F1 tyres Climate control Reverse park sensors Electrically powered front seats with memory 6 Stack CD changer in boot Optional extras fitted at Factory: Heated front seats, with electric lumbar adjustment Factory Xenon headlamps Electric tilt/slide sunroof Tracker system (currently not activated) Power Folding mirrors Harman Kardon sound system Front centre armrest Bluetooth preparation Single Disc CD radio Service History details: 27/08/2003 PDI Soper BMW Lincoln 09/01/2004 6455 miles Oil Service Soper BMW Lincoln 14/09/2004 14033 miles Oil Service Soper BMW Lincoln 28/02/2006 28045 miles Inspection 1 Soper BMW Lincoln 05/02/2007 36282 miles Oil service Colin Woods BMW Specialist 25/01/2008 42323 miles Inspection 2 Atlas Auto BMW Specialists 27/07/2009 48324 miles Oil Service Atlas Auto BMW Specialists 24/06/2010 54236 miles Inspection 1 Atlas Auto BMW Specialists 25/02/2011 59363 miles Inspection 2 Mike Fowler Auto Repairs 21/08/2012 67586 miles Inspection 1 Mike Fowler Auto Repairs 28/08/2013 72300 miles Oil Service Mike Fowler Auto Repairs 15/08/2014 76767 miles Inspection 2 Mike Fowler Auto Repairs 13/01/2015 80412 miles Oil service Mike Fowler Auto Repairs The previous owner bought a brand new VW Touereg last year, and garaged the BMW. I bought it from him with the intention of keeping it as a weekend car, but I have just been tempted to buy an M3 coupe in the same colour, so this 330 is now for sale! The car is in generally excellent condition throughout with no dents or scuffs on the paintwork. It is still 13 years old and so has a few cosmetic/age related minor issues: near side front wing has some rust bubbling on the exterior arch lip, and also a tiny amount of bubbling on the offside front arch. The rear arches have no bubbling at all, and the rest of the bodywork is in lovely condition. Windscreen has a small star chip on drivers side but has passed last mot without issue. Alloy wheels have previously been refurbed but are showing signs of crazing and really need doing again to look perfect. All four tyres are in excellent condition with plenty of tread. I am in the process of replacing a dodgy park sensor in the next few days. Mechanically, the car is a dream to drive. It feels like a one owner low mileage car, as the engine,transmission and suspension are all perform great with no issues or noises. All of the electrics, speakers etc work. Heated power seats work fine, and has the optional eelctric lumbar support too There is a large file of documented work that has been carried out on the car over the years, and most recently shows a new battery fitted on 15/12/2015, new rear coil springs at 76000 miles, new front brake discs and pads at 74000 miles. Front passenger airbag replaced under recall on 11th June 2015. Goodyear F! tyres fitted at 72487 miles on 27/9/13 . More documented info supplied in the file. Old MOT certificates and the service invoices are supplied, along with the original invoice for the car. Current MOT expires in September but I am prepared to put a full year's MOT on it and take care of a couple of advisories to give it a clean bill of health If you are looking for a lovely example of a 330ci coupe which needs very little tinkering with to be in mint condition, this car is certainly worth considering. Price £4750 ono with full year's MOT Pictures: The car can be viewed in Harrogate, North Yorkshire Any questions, please message me or call me on 07581 471117
  14. wanted: 330ci/cd/vert

    I am based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I'll pm you some info and pictures shortly. Chris