gaz-777

Gaz's Graphite Grey 330ci

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gaz-777   

OK after owning the car now for over a month, i thought i would just update you guys with the small changes I've made.

First thing i did was to get my personalised plates on to officially stamp my ownership on her! I had some pressed plates already made up from Euro plates that i had on my previous car, so it was just simply a case of sticking them on the car.

The previous owner Rebel (Tony) had already fitted the led number plate bulbs and interior bulbs, but i found that the sidelight bulbs were the original ones, so i ordered some SMD LED bulbs to replace them as they match the factory Xenons.

Tony again had already drilled a hole in the centre console under the armrest to fit an AUX port, so i ordered a cable of the bay and fitted that to give me a bit more flexibility with music sources. I have a pioneer head unit with full iPod control but decided to fit that into my wives Corsa as i use that on a daily basis. I'm happy with the BMW factory unit for now but if i can afford something in the future then an Andrive unit will be installed.

The other thing that bothered me about the interior was the pedals, I've been a vauxhall owner for the last 12 years and the last 3 came with silver alloy pedals. i decided to order some for the car, but opted against silver as the interior is all black with the black cube trim, so i brought some carbon effect pedals with an ///M logo. It was my first time fitting some of these and I'm quite happy with the look to be honest, i know there not original bmw pedals but look a lot better than standard.

Here's some pictures,

http://www.e46zone.com/forum/gallery/image/4979-image/

http://www.e46zone.com/forum/gallery/image/4978-image/

http://www.e46zone.com/forum/gallery/image/4980-image/

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Future changes will include Painting kidney grilles gloss black to match the black shadow line trim, coding the alarm to beep on arm/disarm, coding mirrors to fold on arm/disarm, coding anti-hi jack and possibly removing a middle silencer on the exhaust.

I have also wanted to give her a full detail with the rotary, but i've just not had the time. So just washing and topping up the sealant/wax is all I've been able to do.

Thoughts and Opinions welcome!

Gaz

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Lovely looking car,what colour is it,its hard to tell from the photos but whatever it is i like it :thumbsup:

I only wish now i,d spent a bit more time looking for the right 330 as i,m now hankering to get back in an M3,i love my 330 to drive,its just not perfect enough,so i may even start looking for the perfect 330 like yours.

Steve

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gaz-777   

Hi Steve, Thanks for your comments, the colour is Graphite Grey. I was very lucky to find this buddy, i had been looking for months to find the "perfect" E46, to be honest a 330 wasn't even what i was looking for but after a bit of reassurance from people on here i had no option to go and look at this!

This is to keep long term and i'm over the moon with it.

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possibly removing a middle silencer on the exhaust.

what you need is a supersprint back box :rolleyes: especially one thats just been reduced in price :D

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gaz-777   

possibly removing a middle silencer on the exhaust.

what you need is a supersprint back box :rolleyes: especially one thats just been reduced in price :D

Ha, I have seen this for sale but I've just not got the funds at the minute!

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rasa   

when you say new pedals, you do mean covers do you not,and are they ok in the wet when ya feet are a little slippy first off

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gaz-777   

when you say new pedals, you do mean covers do you not,and are they ok in the wet when ya feet are a little slippy first off

Yes pedal covers, machined from alloy bolted onto original pedals. All I had to do is drill the holes in the pedals for the bolts.

As to wether they are ok in the wet I am yet to find out, however they do have rubber slots in them to stop your feet slipping I assume.

It's suppose to rain today, so I guess I'll find out!

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BmEagle   

when you say new pedals, you do mean covers do you not,and are they ok in the wet when ya feet are a little slippy first off

Yes pedal covers, machined from alloy bolted onto original pedals. All I had to do is drill the holes in the pedals for the bolts.

As to wether they are ok in the wet I am yet to find out, however they do have rubber slots in them to stop your feet slipping I assume.

It's suppose to rain today, so I guess I'll find out!

got those in mine. I've never slipped off. ?

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gaz-777   

Well I have been out over the weekend in the wet and no problems. Can't tell any difference over the original covers accept the look of them!

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Rebel   

Looking sweet as ever Garry. Glad to see she's in good hands :thumbsup: Liking the pedals very much (those were on my to do list) and the aux cable is a great addition. I also thought about removimg the centre resonator but couldn't find anyone to do it at a reasonable price.

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gaz-777   

Recently fitted some matte black kidney grilles. Colour coded grilles have been removed to be re-painted either gloss black or coded again.

A pic of the car in Great Yarmouth in October.

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Jay.   

Only just seen this, gorgeous car Gaz! one of my fav 330's - Sparkling graphite is such a nice colour , especially in the sun.

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gaz-777   

Cheers Jay, yeah love the colour. Bits of purple pop out in the sun, then looks like a quite flat grey at dusk.

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Rebel   

Looks gash mate. Buy it off ya :thumbsup:

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Lovely looking motor mate! You have the same alloys as me! [emoji106]

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Rebel   

Mine or his?

Lovely looking motor mate! You have the same alloys as me! [emoji106]


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Mine or his?

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Mine or his?

Lovely looking motor mate! You have the same alloys as me! [emoji106]

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Mine or his?

His car mate, your old one. The Cades Tyrus look really good on the coupes too, i have those alloys on my vert pal

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Rebel   

Just messin with you buddy :lol:

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gaz-777   

Looks gash mate. Buy it off ya :thumbsup:

Hey Tony, are you missing her?

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Rebel   

Looks gash mate. Buy it off ya :thumbsup:

Hey Tony, are you missing her?

Just a bit buddy and haven't really found anything that grabs me.

Any more plans? Did you do the center box delete?

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