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Hi just to introduce myself , Im SKY , new owner  ( 2003 bmw 316 i se - already having problems !!) need help and advice but will post in relevant forums . look forward to a load of ".. ooo i wouldn't do it like that mate .. " comments and hopefully some help too !!! x x

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Welcome all :)

 

p.s. Nowt wrong with Diesels ... (He says after spending loads of money on mine ... sob (!) )

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Picked up my 2004 Blue touring auto this evening. My other car has almost no tech on it at all so am somewhat bemused by the amount of tech on it! :lol:

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Hello to everyone, not really a forum type person but it seems this one has changed my mind, had some very useful information in the past couple of weeks so i decided to join and do this intro.

I am Dave, live in Royston Herts and lucky enough to have a lovely missus and 2 boys. Work in St Albans as maintenance manager at a private school.

I am a self confessed petrol head and had a good few interesting cars and bikes of which 3 were/are Bavaria Motor Works flavour. My first was a modified E30 325 touring, then a E46 325ci and now i have a E46 330cd. I like this car alot, does everything i want and more.

Done a few bits to it including a remap, work in progress is all i am saying...............

P.S. how the hell do you post pics on here, just keeps saying they are too big ???????????

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Hi All,

My name is Bence (Ben for short in English). I'm 30, living and working in London as a software engineer (web), entrepreneur. I'm originally from Budapest, Hungary.

I have a 325 Ci which I bought in December 2015 in a bit of a worn state. Unfortunately, I'm not a mechanic/engineer myself so I'm always looking for a garage to do the things and for friendly people who can help me with this car as a project.

Plan is to turn this car into an excellent beginner level and practice drift/track car, I have all sorts of ideas I need help with. That being said, I'd like to keep the looks as close to the factory E46 looks as possible.

Have fun all!

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Hello

Based in Cardiff and just recently bought a 2002 e46 320i, manual in Topaz blue.

Having owned Volvos for a few years, I can't believe I've waited this long to get a Bmw! Previously owning a E30 many years ago. A lot has changed since then!!

Nice to see a forum dedicated to a specific model, makes asking and finding info much easier.

 

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Hi, just bought a 320d touring, been looking for ages and had to settle for a non m sport facelift as all the m sport ive looked at have been tatty, this is clean and low miles, but its only an es.. Will be doing loads of bits to it over time.. swirl flaps will be one of the first things.

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Hi. I joined ages ago, but ended up fighting an illness. 

 I have a 325i M Sport, doing odd jobs on my (Brittany), has kept me sane.

 Will post a pic, if I know how.

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Hey! I'm new to the forum.

Joined up for some chat, banter and info.

I've got an 02 Titan Silver M Sport touring with a full E46 M3 conversion, except for the body work. 

Im a welder fabricator based in Wiltshire.

Cheers

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Hi,  another newbie here, my name is Brian and I have just collected my first 330ci Cab in Topaz Blue.

Have had BMs for many years including a 328 Cab but have always wanted a E46 Cab.

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On 08/11/2016 at 12:56, MWagon said:

Hey! I'm new to the forum.

Joined up for some chat, banter and info.

I've got an 02 Titan Silver M Sport touring with a full E46 M3 conversion, except for the body work. 

Im a welder fabricator based in Wiltshire.

Cheers

Awesome! Bet that surprises a few people! 

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Hi, I'm Gus from Aberdeenshire.  I run a £500 330Ci from 2002.  It's currently sitting at +120,000 miles and without an mot while I replace the brake lines and try and sort out the cooling fan.  Hopefully find some info on the forum for that tho.  

Plans for the car was to have as much fun as possible without busting the bank, it's already provided some highly amusing motoring!

 

Here's proof that pictures on the internet can look waaaay better than things in real life:

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Hello, 

I'm James, despite having an E36 catch on fire I thought I'd buy another BMW 5 years ago, this is my E46 318CI from Autovouge, it still looks like this, but is undergoing several changes, Msport bumper on the rear and a set of new coils and shocks, I'm do all the work myself on the car, so while living in london I just pop back to Bham on the odd weekend to tart it up and do things to it. Should think about getting one with a bigger engine, but this one is solid, all about the looks for me at the moment, until I have a spare 10k that is haha

I'm 26, live in London, work on 'The Grand Tour' as a Researcher, DJ on the weekends here too. 

Been here since 2013, but not been active, I'M BACK! haha

 

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Hello.

Dave here from the North East.  Currently driving a 2002 E46 325 Ci M sport coupe in Titan Silver. 100k on the clock when i purchased the car now on 120k 

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Purchased the car in Feb 16 for £1200 with the engine management light on once i had a look at the codes it was pointing to a MAF issue after i replaced the maf all issues were gone.

Since purchase i took so preemptive measures after this being my 3rd Bmw i thought i would tackle the problem areas i have replaced the following 

Radiator 

Water pump

Expansion tank 

Thermostat

CCV & hoses 

Lower wishbone bushes 

Wings X2 

Rocker Cover Gasket. 

See you lot in the forums 

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Hi all,

I'm Dom from Doncaster (no pun intended) I'm 30 years young. I've just bought my first e46 330D in arizona sun metallic. I've had a e30 325i many years ago and loved it. I bought my 330d yesterday and already love it! I'm a mechanical engineer for a diesel pump and hvac hire company in leeds

(Sorry I don't have any pics yet but they will follow)

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Hi, 

I'm Marcel and I am from Cape Town, South Africa. 

I'm married with two kids and two grand-kids that are my life.

I am a print Technologist at a Beverage can-making plant.

I drive a E46 320i Msport Auto and my other love is a Suzuki SV 1000.

No mods done as the 320i was never and will never be a performance vehicle so i'm more into audio ( changed everything already) and style and next up will be a set of Style 67 rims which i have already, some coil-over to correct the ride height and maybe change the rear silencer to a more free-flowing box to add a bit of tone.  

That's it from me and hope to find some valuable information on the site.

Cheers, 

Marcel.

 

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Hi,

I'm Tri, 42, from Gloucester (originally from Essex, make of it what you will lol)

Got my 1st BMW about 2 weeks ago and love it. It's a 320D ES in perfect condition and only cost me £800. Going to start the customising slowly limo tints next week then red trim interior.

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Hi all,

New to the E46, have been a lurker on here for about 11 months. 

Massive thanks to all that post problems/solutions and helpful advice,

I have used your advice and DIYs to replace a few things (stock) on my car keeping it running right.

This is my car.....

325ci (auto)

owned for about a year

100K

Thanks once again!

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Hi All,

Just picked up what is now my second e46 last sunday, a clean example ( relatively ) low milage 105k 04 plate 320d sport tourer.

Loving the torque and the MPG so far - coming from a MKV GTi.

i'm based in west sussex and i'm looking forward to completing a few subtle exterior / interior mods (like some bloody cup holders....) and gerneal self servicing the mechanical apects and doing a re-map.

I have the car booked in with Walkers Autotech, a local BMW specialist, to get the dreaded swirl flaps removed! anything else i should do staight off?

thanks,

Rhys

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My name's Tim Scott, and I'm on my second E46 330i Touring. 

I wouldn't have anything else for the miles i do and kit I carry in the course of my job (car photographer). 

Its standard with lots of factory accessories but has some very high-end audio in it. in the next few days, I'll be putting up the audio I took out of my previous E46 when I sold it, all really good kit (JL Audio components for the front, Hertz speakers, alpine head unit etc.)

Here are a couple of shots of my car doing one of the things it does well - towing heavy, expensive old race cars !

Tim

www.fluidimages.co.uk

 

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Hi all, Im Alan, I live nr Southend on Sea in Essex, I have a 330i auto coupe, which I has M badges all over the place but I know its no M3. Someone told me its a M-Tec. This is my first BMW which Ive owed about 2 years and has been great until recently, so I'll post problem in of the technical pages.

Many thanks Alan 

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