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Everything posted by momo

  1. momo

    LSD Oil

    That'll be standard open diff oil, not LSD oil. Standard diffs are supposed to be sealed for life but most people replace the oil anyway as the fill/drain plugs are relatively accessible. I would imagine LSD oil would be different to standard crappy diff oil.
  2. momo

    LSD Oil

    Give them a call - was much easier when you could just message Guy directly! He always seemed to know his stuff..
  3. momo

    LSD Oil

    Not sure there's many LSD owners left on here tbh.. Have you tried Opie for a suggestion?
  4. You mean the stick-on bit onto the original boot lid? Yeah, been done a few times.. Just got to be careful the bodyshop fill it correctly as the filler may crack if the boot is slammed. Here's one that comes to mind:
  5. Probably anywhere between £1k and £1300 then if it's in good condition tbh..
  6. Yup, E46's just aren't worth spending serious money on any more.. Keep em running, yes. Do the essentials, ofcourse. But they can be had for pennies now.
  7. Tbf even if it's a 330d, being a 51 plate it'll be the 184bhp model which is much less desirable. Even if it's a top-spec (Xenons, the early nav, heated seats etc..) 330d manual i'd say you'd be hard pressed to get £2k even if it's mint! Probably closer to £1500 now..
  8. Cheap/aftermarket/2nd hand sensors cause that.. Only way to fix properly is to replace with genuine/OEM sensors.
  9. Do you 100% have to have the levelling sensors where you're from? Most people in the UK who retrofit Xenon headlights don't fit the sensors as I believe the MOT test wording is "check, if fitted/available" - so if they're not fitted, they can't be tested. To be honest I would imagine the wiring for the sensors isn't present in non-Xenon cars (i'm not 100% sure about this so could be wrong).
  10. Tbh mate i've not got a clue about these petrol engines. I know a few things about them, but not much. More of a diesel person! lol. I saw something similar years ago with an E36 328i I once looked at buying but I walked away. Sounds like it could well be the ICV. Apparently they can be cleaned? But then again it could be coils, it could be plugs or even VANOS! Hopefully this info is enough for someone more knowledgeable to offer some advice..
  11. Did it feel like it was running on all 6cyl? Was it spluttering along? Or was the vibration from the drive line, hindering its ability to move?
  12. Tbh if theres any cracks I wouldn't think about repairing it or re-inforcing it - early 325s aren't exactly rare! If it was a low mileage absolute minter - then i'd understand.
  13. Get the floor checked first! Don't spend a penny until you've checked it out. If it's cracked you'll either be paying double the cars value for a repair or selling it for spares..
  14. mpg can be affected by so many variables! What kind of roads are you driving on? How are you driving the car? How much load are you carrying etc..? Is it remapped? What year is the car? Is it the 184/204bhp engine? If all checks out, get codes read. Get the car on the ramp and check for anything that isn't turning freely such as brake binding/wheel bearing (although bearing wont affect it that much) etc.. Tbh if you're just doing normal city driving (lots of stop/start, slow speeds like in London) then 20mpg for a pre-face Auto is probably not far off what i'd expect.
  15. Front wings if not rusted.. They'll rust up at some point so always handy to have a clean set. Boot lids can develop rust too.
  16. I don't think they're linked tbh.. I would imagine there's a driveline issue like the guibo thud or diff issue causing it to trip a wheel speed sensor (although they're on the drivers side rear) or something. You may have a few issues to fix there. Get codes read to start with.
  17. That's shocking! But yeah a flat back an re-lacquer (properly) should fix it
  18. Check the label on the passenger side front suspension turret under the bonnet. It should tell you the colour on there. Looks Stahlgrau (steel grey) to me. Welcome to the forum!
  19. You might be better off asking on an E9X forum.. I know the E6X 530d clutch is a good upgrade for the E46 330d. No idea about E9X ones..
  20. I bought it from local stealers as I needed it quickly (was going to the garage for MOT anyway so wanted it to get it changed at the same time). Would've been £42 from Cotswolds here on the forum. I think it was closer to £45 from my local dealers tbh. But your part is physically different so may be a different price. No, I didn't replace the gasket. What issue are you having? With mine it was losing vacuum when stood still for a few hours. So if I turn the car off when I get home at night and then go to start it in the morning the pedal was rock solid (even though I have a manual I always keep my foot on the brake as I start a car). It's not supposed to do that apparently, it's supposed to hold the residual vacuum so that check valve was knackered.
  21. http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E46-Cabrio/Europe/330Ci-M54/R-N/sep2004/browse/brakes/power_brake_unit_depression/#6752116_5 Probably #5 At least that where it was on my 330d.. I just replaced mine a few weeks ago. It's the bit on the left-end of the pipe - the 90 degree bend bit. That's the check valve. Cost me £50 for the pipe although i'm sure you could get an aftermarket one and force it into the existing pipe to save some $$$s.. I didn't want to risk it though..
  22. Also Glen Wilding has drag tuned a 320d - so may know also.. http://www.facebook.com/gbwtuning/
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