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  1. Haha I've seen him about the area too, don't like the wheels personally. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I'm in the process of fitting a SC to mine, the obvious hike in power makes me want to take a few precautionary measures too. I've got a new water pump, thermostat, but I've had a good look over the rad and expansion tank and all looks really good, cars done only 57k. So in reading your opinions think I'll leave those 2 items for now ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Very classy [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I'm watching this with interest, but still think you've got an exhaust gas issue, or possibly timing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Just spotted this on eBay if anyone is looking to buy, looks tidy enough, manual facelift seems like a good price to me . http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/311500087791 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I was looking at buying these as can't be assed to mess about http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/171805561283 Mine was working intermittent but the original sensors had heavy corrosion on them so just disconnected the parking computer thing for now[emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Think simpler, change the cat [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Copied my ECU today, and emailed it over to the states for tuning, all straight forward enough, and by doing all this first it keeps my car mobile [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Mine had a full LED kit when I bought it, the interior was awful, not enough light with the LED's, regular bulbs emit much better light to see, but LED are brighter if that makes sense! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I'm also having issues programming without the engine running. Also when just moving the seat, it will start to move, then stop, then I have to release the adjuster button and push it again to start a movement. Are there known issues with a seat ECU or whatever controls all this ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. http://www.bmwvin.com This should help you out [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Do da do do do inspector gadget [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I guess it's not been spotted as yet ? Anyone know if you can track down owners if you have the registration ? Was a good looking car ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Well it's not cheap, but then reliable power never is. $4500 which works out around £3k. That includes the cable and gizmo required for downloading and uploading of the maps, this also give you the ability to read codes and do all the other odds and sods that having a proper code reader/scanner allows. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk * UPDATE * I suggest if your installing this kit you also purchase the following items, just makes sense as your removing them all anyway. You'll also need new coolant, some cable ties, and a lot of patients as it is extremely fiddly getting all this to fit into the engine bay.
  15. I have the kit now, the quality looks superb, the plastic hard pipes are very well made, everything has been sealed or shrink wrapped. Even comes with new plugs and spare oil for future SC services. Just need to get all the coolant system parts I'm planning on replacing at the same time. Installation will happen over the xmas break. Will be downloading the ECU file from my car and sending it to VF Engineering in the next week, this means I'll have the new map all ready to upload to the car once it's all fitted [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 330bhp 275tq stated figures Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. I've owned my CS for a few months now, really enjoyed it, have done a few things just to bring it up to a good standard before I started this build. Car had 55k on it and just needed the usual things like polybushes, brakes, braided lines, DISA valve and a good service. It came with 19" CSL reps and although they look the nuts I wanted a sleeper. So bought a set of stock wheels from another forum member and slapped on some Pirelli P-Zero's. Car now looks almost stock, except the shadow chrome wheels. These will eventually get put back to silver. Has a M3 strut brace, Stainless back box and front and rear H&R ARB's. Also had the steering wheel re-trimmed as my hands were getting sweaty during track days So this now leads me onto the Super Charging build thread, why bother spending all that money, just buy a M3. Well I don't want an M3, arrive at a track day there will be at least 5 other M3's, won't see another CS, and personally I'm not a fan of the stigma that goes with M3 ownership. Read a lot about all the SC kits on the market, I was looking for a bolt on kit, that looks, and sounds as stock as possible. The fact my sister-in-law lives about 40 minutes from VF Engineering and that there kit looks almost stock and the price is also very good is why I've chosen it. http://vf-engineering.com/other-bmw/bmw-e46/ It is being delivered by my wonderful sister in law in about a week when she's back for xmas. I will update this thread with the build progress as it happens [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Yes most likely, and yes it won't be cheap. 4 figures at a decent garage. Unusual for a big end to go, perhaps someone more knowledgeable than me can explain. Unless it's been abused, at that mileage I thought it'll still be bomb proof ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. What's the oil like on the dipstick, can you see any sparkly bits ? Does sound like a big end to me unfortunately. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Forums such as this are great, you find honest people looking for the type of model car your selling. Trouble here is you can't become a member as yet, work in progress I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Gave the engine bay a little clean up [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. I like the Clubsport splitters, but then I'm bias as have a Clubsport. Personally I think if they're colour coded it's all a bit much. Yours looks great, and I think the black CS splitters would look ace. This in mine Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Cheap and performance never end well lol The ESS kit looks great but is just to expensive. Been in conversation with VF engineering in California http://vf-engineering.com/other-bmw/bmw-e46/ $4496, plus shipping etc but my sister in law lives there so can dodge a fair amount of expense. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Won't look quite so good badged as a 320 now though lol [emoji106] Great effort with the car, I'm currently saving for a SC kit for my Clubsport. What mileage did your car have on if when you first installed it. And what's it at now? Any issues along the way, how did the stock clutch hold up ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Do you not worry a little that a 'superb mechanically' car might throw up a few issues of its own with a supercharger strapped to it? Not really Dave, it's such a strong engine that's over engineered, it's ripe for a good low boost power hike, it's the space restrictions that I feel are its biggest enemy, and that's why not many have boosted the unit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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