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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. Understandable.. But tbh it's such a small change that i'd be amazed if anyone noticed! I have Pro Kit on mine (can't get the red coloured Sportlines on the 330d due to weight so Pro kit lowers as much as Sportlines on equivalent 330i). BMW themselves didn't even notice. The noticed the braided brake hoses! lol. Is it not worth a call to your insurer to ask if they even consider replacement springs a modification? Most don't as far as I know. If you fitted coilovers, then they class that as a modification (at least that's what Sainsbury's insurance told me when I asked).
  2. I'm assuming either he's scared of not declaring a modification, or the cost of having to declare it is prohibitive?
  3. After a couple of thousand miles the grime will cover those part numbers..
  4. Eibach sportlines will lower the car. Pro kit springs wont on yours. Ok, maybe the front will lower a tad, but not much. Rear will barely change. As for ride - it actually improves over stock springs. The advantage with them is they're black coloured springs, as per OEM so even though i'd never condone such a thing - insurance will never know! Doing a search on the Eibach UK parts catalog (search results here: CLICK HERE, for a 2002 330i saloon the part number you need is E2067-140 (the full set) Amazon do the set for £133 ATM. ... And the good thing about Amazon (so long as they're the seller you choose) they'll honour the warranty and if you're a prime member you could push them to send another set ready to be swapped over if it ever fails instead of being stuck without use of the car (they did that for a £50 centre support bearing for me). Return the old one in 30 days and no charge to me. Proper customer service! Otherwise if you want to stick with OEM springs then you're best off contacting OEM suppliers. Costwold BMW are a forum sponsor (You have to pay the £10 membership fee to access their forum), BMMiniParts (although not used them for a while, not as good as they used to be) etc.. Personally i'd get Eibach and be done with it. A full set of OEM springs will cost more than £135.
  5. Doesn't always happen, but when mine snapped the specialist I took it to (for something else) immediately asked if I had replaced the springs recently. They said they've done it more than a few times so no longer risk it, just disconnect the ARB if you can (could be badly corroded so might not be able to).
  6. 330cd 1st gear annoyance

    Probably centre support bearing on the prop shaft.. Sounds like it's making the first noises of failure..
  7. The rears all snap eventually.. Even aftermarket ones. I have Eibach on mine, they have a 5 year warranty but that means nothing as you have to remove it to send it back for a replacement. The Standard one will be for SE suspension probably so get Sports - replace them both. If a garage is doing it just be sure they don't opt for the quick way of doing it by pulling the arm down and sliding it in without disconnecting the ARB first. Mine snapped doing it that way as we forgot to disconnect it. D'oh!
  8. Adding a phone / bluetooth to an E46

    Wont do audio over bluetooth though.. Need an aftermarket kit for that. No idea which one though
  9. Or stripped to be tracked/drifted etc..
  10. Looks like you didn't tighten the clip around the exhaust gas inlet. Dunno about anyone else but i'd strip the protective shield and bypass the melted wires with fresh ones then protect it with insulation tape again. Should fix that little issue. Then see how it goes.
  11. E46 Glow plug relay fault?

    As far as I know the glow plugs shouldn't kick in until maybe -3C.. It's currently too warm for them. White smoke is usually moisture in the system. Not sure what the problem could be tbh but hope someone else can offer some advice?
  12. E46 320d up to 250hp??

    Not many people tune the 320d tbh.. Only one person I know of/heard of that has done it is GBW Tuning on Facebook. They managed to get it to over 300bhp. I "think" they got it up to 360bhp but I know it was 100% over 300bhp. It's not cheap though!
  13. Steering wheel Only some fit.. But IMO they look sh*t. A nicely retrimmed E46 wheel is so much nicer!
  14. Sounds like warped discs to me.. It'll be more pronounced at higher speeds. They're probably not that warped to notice at lower speeds.
  15. M3 Rear Bumper on Coupe?

    Plenty of options on here: I remember seeing a E92 335i style diffuser too once but can't find it now. I think that looked better as a non-M quad setup always looked to "trying too hard to be an M3" to me.. lol Edit: This is it Carbon Plastic