Andy G

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About Andy G

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  • Current Car
    BMW 330i Touring
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    Male
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    Cambs
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    cars cars cars.
    Caterham 7 HPC c20xe, BMW e32 750i swb + an e39
  1. 330d M sport touring, Oxford Green

    Hi all, apologies for the late reply, As its a 184 engine and a manual it has no flaps to remove so good on that, the EGR was replaced before I bought it but I think I do need to clean it in the next few weeks or so (next service maybe?) But it now needs lower wishbones so thats next up really.
  2. Here's my winter e46 330d, I bought this back in Oct last year as a means to reduce the mileage on my companies leased car (that I'd exceeded somewhat). Anyhow a rash decision, bought on the spot without actually looking at it from an ad on autotrader. I liked the spec so placed deposit over the phone, collected the following day, dealership purchase though with no warranty etc and I was surprised. Paint was flat and had scratches all over it, had hand prints on certain areas and under the bonnet was filler dust, but not sure where that had come from. Bonus was, it had my initials on the original plate so it was obviously meant to be! So home, full engine service, clean it best i could, ran well but body wise it was poor, the more I looked the worse it seemed to be, but it ran well, was a winter use car and that was it, but I decided to treat it some TLC this weekend using a decent polisher (first time) and it came up a treat, the green (oxford) is really nice and now it looks very presentable. Over Christmas some scrote thought it was be good to smash the mirrors off (electric folding jobbies) so I replaced those, folding mech was still working so I bastardised a secondhand set so they work as they should now. Then it got scratched at work. So I took it that because the car looked quite rough people obviously thought they could do what they liked, but hopefully now its actually clean, they may have some respect (doubt it somehow). So here it is, has faults, it's not perfect but the interior is really nice, everything works and it does go some. I'll replace the lower front wishbones and a tyre and that should be it, although I think I'd need to sell it on as it would have done its job, besides I have an e32 750i to sort out this year. But must admit it would be a hard car to let go.
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  4. Andy G

    My Oxford green 330d M sport touring This was my winter hack however it has so far proved to be a superb car regardless of what I used it for, achieves over 50,pg on my regular runs to work and you feel kinda cosseted as well as it has a full heated nappa interior with extended leather door cards and door pulls. Folding mirrors, ski bag and although slightly rough isn't too bad. Manual as well and it so nice to use. I gave it a going over with my new toy, polisher from slims and it came up a treat, the green is really nice, deep colour with a slight change to it when the light hits it. Rusty front wing though which i a shame 2 previous owners and the one before me had it for 10 years, paint had suffered though but rectified much of that. Just need to reseat the bumpers as they have either sagged or moved (probably following a small bump at some time). The first 6 images are as of this weekend, the previous 4 were just after I bought it. It was a rash on the spot decision to buy it, Saw it, decided to buy it, deposit over the phone and went and collected the following day sport of thing, a gamble admittadley but sometimes you just have to.
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  10. TriggerFish

    Same comments as above, purchased two items and they are now fitted to my winter warmer,
  11. FSH - Worth Keeping up?

    FSH just relates to the history of the cars services. Come resale, if you've logged the mileage and kept the receipt for oils/filter etc used and made a note of the details then that would surely still count as having a FSH. If the question is to retain the use of BMW or a specialist, thats a different matter as many like to see that continuity if they can, it doesn't really add to the value, just the desirability when compared to a car that has little or no history. Mine has a Full BMW history however as the car does so little miles between 'official' services, we supplement that with an oil change mid term. Personally I like to see the cars been serviced as and when required, so if the owner has done it himself and its noted then I don't see that as an issue, (I'd probably have it serviced not long after buying it anyhow). If though it was to have a cambelt change (for example) I'd like to see a proper receipt as it proves thats been done.
  12. long time lurker. 330i Sport touring

    e46 specific, I got the part nos from BMW OEM and searched ebay.de. for example. http://www.ebay.de/itm/BMW-E46-Winterrader-205-50-R17-auf-Stahlfelgen-/191464737801?hash=item2c94300c09:g:mIsAAOSwofxUjqUt
  13. long time lurker. 330i Sport touring

    thank you. I was using a 2002 330i SE at the time of finding this and the difference was huge, my old being a car with 150k on it and this one having less than 40k. But the vandalism was just uncalled for, if I was parked where I shouldn't then a note would have been sufficient. And they did it just before Christmas, I was gutted. Anyhow sorted now The steels are being cleaned and will be fitted to my current 330d, I couldn't locate any here in the so got these from ebay.de. Ordered, paid for and delivered within a week.
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