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Everything posted by momo

  1. Yup, warm it up and put a plastic pry tool under there to get it out. Clean up and fit the new one.
  2. Driveshafts are 100% uprated as the 330i/330d ones are the same.
  3. I'd have thought you'd have to change over everything to do it properly.. Engine Loom ECU Gearbox Exhaust Driveshaft Diff Half shafts Brakes And likely suspension too as the 3.0ltr is much heavier than the 2.0ltr. I'm sure you could get away with the bare minimum like engine/gearbox/ecu but i'd be expecting something big to go wrong every time I drove it.. lol
  4. Looks good! Although not a fan of the door mirror colour.. Looks like you nicked them off a black car and couldn't be ar$ed painting them!
  5. There's a guy on Instagram who I think buys, dyes and sells interiors. https://www.instagram.com/mowgli_sms/
  6. Seems as though it's not much more to just get a replacement fan unit..
  7. Ah ok.. Yeah every M3 i've seen has a stupidly long gear stick. I think it's made worse with the super long knob. Apparently fitting a 330d stick gives it a shorter throw. Then personally I would get a storm motorwerks knob - VERY heavy and makes it feel so much smoother. I have one in my 330d
  8. Very nice! Any shots of this F10 M5 gearknob?
  9. I wouldn't use epoxy.. Either drill it out and re-tap properly or weld a bolt and get the surface machined smooth (but involves taking the head off completely).
  10. Can you weld to the head? Might be better to drill it out, weld a bolt into that hole and use a nut to secure it.. It's got to be a tight fit obviously. I can't think of any other way to get that seal really..
  11. Yup! A little scabby, could do with a refurb: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/855021038023911/
  12. 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..
  13. Looks like it.. The front should be a little higher on standards. But the rears will be the same
  14. 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.
  15. 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).
  16. Could be tbh.. Fingers crossed it sorts it!
  17. 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.
  18. 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..
  19. 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.
  20. 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..
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. What type of bulb was in there? Standard H7 or D2S?
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