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LagoP3   

Hi, I'm married and based near Bournemouth and have only ever had kit cars and a classic. Just bought my brother-in-law's 330i estate off him as needed a car that fits kids booster seats now. Looking forward to tidying it up.....has only been used for commuting to the train station and back for the last few years! Love the car, drives like my Reliant Scimitar and drinks fuel just as fast!

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Hi I’m Rog from SW London, fast approaching 1 year ownership of my 330d touring 5sp. She’s got a not insignificant 180k miles on the clock but I firmly believe her best miles are ahead of her. Currently in full MOT prep mode but I’ve done loads to her already as I naively bought the first one I saw! 

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chebmw   

Hi all, my name is Luke.

Have had various BMW's over the years. E30 M3, E30 320is, E24 M635CSI, E30 318is  all those wen they were cheap!!

Currently running a late 2003 330D (204) with 193,000 on the clock, Upgrades have been swirl flap delete and just fixing various problems as they arise, considering the milage the car is still extremely strong, I get roughly 600 miles on a tank with motorway and country roads and thats driving normally not economically!

Also have an E46 M3 with 114000 on the clock, equally the same as above, all strong and sound and reliable. Nothing major done to that, just enjoying it when I can.

Non BMW project car is a 72 Datsun 240Z full ground up restoration, going to take a while.

 

I work as a mechanic specialising in classic Ferrari's but can work on anything. I also work on Movies as a Vehicle art director.

Hectic busy life but hey, plenty of time to rest when Im ....

Currently living between the outskirts of Winchester and London and wherever a movie takes me.

 

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Azzabee   

Hi there, I’m Aaron and I live in a wee village near Newark Notts.

Married for nearly 32 years, no kids!

Bought my 330 Ci M Sport Coupe as a run around 5 years ago and love it.

Currently restoring my Ford Sierra XR4i, which I’ve owned for 30 years.

I also own a couple of motorbikes, one is a 1975 Suzuki GT550.

Can’t think of owt else to tell 😸

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Matt1882   

Hi guys,

I have recently acquired a 54 plate e46 320cd in black with some dark grey csl reps. The tyres are 225/35/R19, what should the tyre pressures be?

Car has 6 stamps in the book and is on 76k.

Seems to drive fine although the boot smells of damp, the boot floor feels slightly damp, its not getting worse/better but its there. The rear window seems to steam up from the inside. Im guessing a leak in the window seal is causing the steam and the slight leak into the boot?

Im also after upgrading the headlights to HID/Angel eyes? something a bit brighter and whiter, anyone able to point me in the right direction?

Thanks
Matt1882

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Angelos   

Hi guys,

new owner from Birmingham. 

My baby is a 320d touring. Glad I have found you as she comes with some issues that need sorting out.

1st: airbag light is on. I have to check the connection under driver's seat probably.

2nd: antispin light and handbrake is on. I will have to check the abs sensors according to what I have read in here.

3rd: I need a frond badge. Is it the 82mm that I find one bay?

4th: I need a new armrest.

5th: I would love to have some leather seats. Can I also look to find some from the saloon version?

Any help will be much appreciated!

Regards,

Angelos

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NRN330   

Hi All, 

Reasonably new owner from Harrogate, My name's Nick - Business Dev Manager for a Video/Production Company. The car is a 2003 330ci Convertible which i've fallen in love with, despite the costs incurred!!

Jokes aside it's been spot on apart from a few general fixes when i bought it 6 months ago - new washer pump, window switch, light bulbs here and there! It will however need a new gearbox soon (auto) but for now she's ok!... ok maybe a fuel pump too..

Pretty much stock standard (M spec) and looks good considering it's just passed 105k! No serious oil leaks, clean under the bonnet and sounds good. Can't get past a petrol station mind.

Considering a steering wheel re-trim soon as it's the only thing that lets the interior down, beyond that general maintenance and care to keep the old girl running!

Joined for the knowledge base more than anything! 

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mnb1985   
On 11/2/2017 at 08:30, LagoP3 said:

Hi, I'm married and based near Bournemouth and have only ever had kit cars and a classic. Just bought my brother-in-law's 330i estate off him as needed a car that fits kids booster seats now. Looking forward to tidying it up.....has only been used for commuting to the train station and back for the last few years! Love the car, drives like my Reliant Scimitar and drinks fuel just as fast!

it's not a proper car if it doesn't drink fuel faster than you can earn it :) 330 touring is a sweet sleeper mate, I'd recommend doing what I did and putting a 316 badge on the back and seeing a lot of surprised w****rs on the M-way :D 

I've left the 325 on the mrs vert and put a badge 316 on my csl for s**tts and giggles, albeit the csl had only done just over 2200 miles since 2010....

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mnb1985   
On 11/26/2017 at 14:40, Azzabee said:

Hi there, I’m Aaron and I live in a wee village near Newark Notts.

Married for nearly 32 years, no kids!

Bought my 330 Ci M Sport Coupe as a run around 5 years ago and love it.

Currently restoring my Ford Sierra XR4i, which I’ve owned for 30 years.

I also own a couple of motorbikes, one is a 1975 Suzuki GT550.

Can’t think of owt else to tell 😸

XRI 4i is a beautiful machine buddy -  owned for 30 years it must be mint?

 

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Hi everybody. I'm James and I'm 28 from South Devon. I've got a 2001 320d in navy blue. I've had it for just under two years now. Got it when the timing belt went on a focus I had. It's been great so far and up until now no real issues. Just a new battery and the odd bulb, pads etc Failed the MOT yesterday though! Too much black smoke. Going to get to the bottom of it and get it back on the road. 

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Hello I'm Jason and I sell tattoo supplies and live in Manchester. Literally just bought today a 330ci M Sport convertible with additional hard top. Absolutely love it already! Grey leather matches the blue paintwork and best of both worlds with it having the additional hard top! Any advice for a newbie and yes I did know the standard things to look out for ie subframe and thermostat issues! 

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TimH   

Hi All,

I’m Tim, 25, Currently living in North London. Proud owner of this 2006 330ci which I’ve had for roughly 18months. It has been an absolutely dream to drive and whilst it has required a bit of work, nothing out the ordinary for a 90k mile car. Worth noting other than the usual oil service and new tyres all round:

- New front wheel bearings

- New bushings front and back

- New handbrake shoes, discs and pads

Preventative work:

- New Water pump, belts and pulleys

- Diff and Gearbox oil changed

I thought it may be an interesting one to post due to the late build date (Feb/March 06) and pleasing list of extras (rear blind being a personal favourite). 

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Big fan of the forums. 

Tim

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