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About momo

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  • Birthday 26/08/82

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    E46 330d Sport
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    Bradford, West Yorkshire

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  1. OEM springs, Eibach pro kit and HR cup springs are all coated in black and if they've been fitted a while the logos will be difficult to find as the coating comes away..
  2. Looks like it.. The front should be a little higher on standards. But the rears will be the same
  3. OEM, unless you get springs from ECP will be very expensive! I think just the rears are approx £150 (they snap all the time). Remember if one of your rear springs has already snapped it'll be sitting lower anyway. Many others have fitted Sportline springs with staggered 19's and never had issues.. Sounds like there may be an issue with your setup already, or your rear tyres might be the wrong size.
  4. Eibach pro kit (black springs) on your 330i will drop the front a tad and not touch the rear. Eibach sportlines (red springs) will drop the front and close up the arch gap - you'll still be able to get your hand in over the top without bending it (to give you an idea). The rear will drop maybe 10mm.. Again, it'll just close up the arch gap. Sportlines are absolutely fine for a daily! On the diesel you can't get sportlines so pro kit is the equivalent. I've NEVER had a problem and have been able to smack into and over speed bumps at pace, with ease! Plus as a set you can't get 4 quality springs cheaper than Eibach. Plus they have 5yr warranties (which tbh is a pain to claim on as you need to remove the faulty part and send it back first).
  5. Crank case issue

    Could be tbh.. Fingers crossed it sorts it!
  6. Crank case issue

    Don't think so, once they're cleared they're gone.. Does the exhaust smell normal? Sounds like it could be a fuelling issue. Have you had the fuel filter changed? Is it under the rear seat bench on petrol models? I agree with you, can't really be HG as you'd see the oil/water mix.
  7. Any Recent Respray Prices?

    Not many E46 owners would go to the expense of a full respray these days as the cars are just not worth it.. I fully understand why you're doing it though. For a blow over I would say £2.5-3k is about right. Wont be a bare metal respray ofcourse..
  8. 320d auto issues

    If you plan on keeping the car - get the BMW pulley.. All others wont last anywhere near as long. Otherwise Febi is your best bet as they are generally the preferred supplier for Rubber/Metal bushing/mountings on the E46.
  9. New car = New problems to fix

    Were those codes read with a generic code reader? I'd get a BMW-specific one on there and get the codes read.. Usually clears it up a fair bit..
  10. Headlight adjustment

    All the facelift 330Ci's have projector headlights whether they have Xenons or not.. Something I found out recently! V.confusing.. lol. Pre-facelifts have projector/bowls as per Saloon/Touring. But coupe/vert facelift all had projectors! lol
  11. Headlight adjustment

    Tbh I wouldn't have thought it would be too difficult to get some LHD headlights over there and then retrofit them? Or get some aftermarket Depo headlights with Xenons from the US.
  12. Brake Pads & Discs, Topics Merged 15/01/15

    No point on a 320d.. Even pushing higher power there's not much braking difference over stock. I have EBC dimpled/grooved discs and yellowstuff pads. Yes they're better than stock but it cost £500 all around (all discs and pads). Is it worth it? Nope! I don't think so.. On your 320d you're better off getting a set of 330i/d discs and pads and retrofitting them. More surface area and the whole kit can be bought cheap on eBay/Facebook.
  13. Tyre recommendations 330 m-sport

    Got Vorti's on all 4 corners on mine. SUPERB tyre! Grips really well (although not as much as the older, and now discontinued Sessanta's) and seem to wear nice and slow. Wont consider any other tyre now. Also have Vred Ultrac Satin's on my wife's Astra. Brilliant tyre also but more for smaller/thinner wheels.
  14. Headlight adjustment

    What type of bulb was in there? Standard H7 or D2S?
  15. Headlight adjustment

    Check the back of the headlight unit.. It'll have a ballast and all sorts of high-voltage warnings if it's Xenon. Open the dipped beam cover and check the bulb if you want to be absolutely sure. Yes, that's correct. There's a lever on the back of the headlight somewhere which you can push and it changes the shutter angle to LHD.