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Everything posted by momo

  1. Shame, but understandable.
  2. How wide? You might need an arch roll and camber arms..
  3. Did you replace discs with new? That's the most common culprit of this issue.. Then shocks.. But you said you replaced them too so yeah must be bushes. Get it up on a ramp and check for play
  4. http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/64116956319/ Same part regardless of engine.. I would say the breaker advertising it doesn't know what they're talking about
  5. Could be clutch release bearing?
  6. Looks it, open it up and have a look? See if the gasket is crushed and just fit a new one anyway.
  7. Tbh for the price of all of that, it's just not worth it. Not sure how much a lightweight flywheel would be for one of them, but if it's not stock - probably a fair bit more than it's worth (as in how much performance you'd get). 330i engine/gearbox can be bought for £5-600.. It's worth going that route if anything. BUT then again - if it's going to cost ~£1000 total then why not get rid and just buy a 330i? Otherwise i'd leave it stock and enjoy it for what it is tbh.. It's not worth messing with..
  8. Get on Facebook and find Glen B Wilding from GKR Performance for the tuning. For the clutch there's a guy called Matt Berry. You may need to go single mass flywheel, he also does paddle clutch kits for the power
  9. He's not been on the forum since 2015.. Really not worth remapping a 318i though tbh.. Save your money
  10. momo

    HV05 LWH

    If you're unsure, keep looking. It's not as if they're rare. Finding one in good condition might be though! lol. Keep looking if there's any doubt..
  11. Expansion tank is a common failure but that looks like it's coming from the top of the rad. So probably new rad and expansion tank needed. While you're there you may as well replace the hoses.
  12. If you can stretch to a facelift i'd go for that.. Even if you have to wait and save a little. The boot floors are made of cheese in the earlier models and can crack. Later ones can still crack too but it's much less common. Everything else is repairable within reason. But those MOT advisories - seems like an anal tester (ooh err) there! I'd have knocked that tester over the head for noting some of those! Prat.. lol
  13. What colour smoke? Does diesel fuel go off? I'm sure there's extra crud in the tank that you might have forced through. Would've at least changed the fuel filter before that first startup just incase. Then maybe change it again in a few k.
  14. Meets on this forum dried up years ago! There's maybe 20 of us "regulars" left now.
  15. Yeah that's a sport rear bumper.. Wonder if the propshaft is out of alignment? Obv any imbalance will be more pronounced at higher speeds as it rotates at higher rpm? Won't be clutch/flywheel then if it only happens at certain speeds..
  16. If it vibrates at the same frequency as engine speed then yeah it'll be clutch/flywheel related from the sounds of it.. Also, can't tell 100% from the close-up pic but that is an SE bumper. Side skirts look SE too so will be SE car, not sport..
  17. There's a guy on Facebook that does conversions. Las Erikas. Supplies and fits them. Nick Jupp (got plenty of bits from him myself) can supply if needed. Conversion can be done for £600 or £900. Can't remember which. Dealer will charge £2k for clutch and flywheel of a manual car, that's why they're saying that. Had my diesel, manual clutch and flywheel replaced last year for £600 all in. You can buy clutch/flywheel parts online (just don't use Euro car parts as they refurbish them so don't handle any power).
  18. Worth much more than £300 in parts mate.. Put it up on eBay listing the faults with a £300 reserve if you want. It wont be an SMG gearbox in that car either. SMG was only available in the M3 (manual gearbox with electronic actuator). Yours will be SSG. No idea on fixing them. A good condition 2004 330ci still fetches a couple of grand. ABS sensors are cheap. If it's something simple like it just needs a gearbox service (remember, garages will always give worst case scenarios) then it likely won't cost much to fix. Someone will make a nice tidy profit on that if you sold it for £300. Hell, if someone bought it and got a 6-sp conversion done, I bet they'd still make over £1k on it!!
  19. 1 - DON'T do 20s!!! They look ridiculous on E46s and the ride will be awful!
  20. Which cable under the bonnet? The bonnet sensor is a common failure on E46's.. Unplug the sensor if the alarm keeps going off when you lock the car. Or buy a new replacement for £50 (it's a part shared with the RR Phantom, it'd be £10 otherwise).
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    My personal opinion - live with it! That's what i've done.. Had the car since 2008 now and had all 4 arches done multiple times over the years! The problem is no bodyshop will do it PROPERLY. If done PROPERLY then iron oxide can be treated so that it stops and doesn't come back again. It's a simple chemical reaction and the technology exists to stop it. But no bodyshop will do it properly so it'll come back. They age-old "replace or it'll come back" rubbish is still sadly the only way to go with most bodyshops.
  22. Drivers rear, passenger front.. Silly Q - did you check the pads? 🤣
  23. So did you replace the igniter?
  24. Not sure about the g'box but that engine is 100% the earlier 184bhp 330d engine (which would come with the 5-speed gearbox).
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