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  1. Great stuff. Glad you got it sorted👍
  2. I think the starter motor has to come out too, can't recall exactly now, but i think this picture may help location....
  3. I looked at doing it myself, but in the end got a garage to do the job due to time and weather, using original BMW crank sensor.
  4. Cleaned and tidied up the engine bay this week too....
  5. As it's been very quiet on these forums for a while, I thought I'd post a few pictures of my 330D, which I've owned since August 2007 and just under 14,000 miles on the clock iirc. It's just rolled over 109,000 miles and is still running great after nearly 14 years. Added some pics of when i bought it and now! In that time it has been extremely reliable, with the following work (mostly preventative maintenance/TLC) carried out on top of the usual fluid changes and tyres: September 2007 - Fitted SSDD Satin Silver Dial rings to dash cluster. October 2007 - Fitted new oem M3 Tri Stitch Steering wheel and new oem gear shifter. July 2008 - BMW replaced CD unit free of change, due to sticking disc mechanism. June 2008 - Fitted BMW 225M 19"alloy wheels with Falken 235/265 tyres. August 2008 - Fitted Silvervision bulbs all round. Sept 2008 - Retrofitted Bi Xenon headlights with OEM harness. June 2011 - Swirl flaps removed and EGR Clean at PMW. August 2011 - New discs and pads/Painted callipers Silver. April 2013 - Fitted Osram CBI D2s Xenon bulbs and Meyle HD Front Control Arm Bushes. April 2014 - Koni FSD shock absorbers all round paired the M Sport Springs, new BMW Top mounts and Meyle HD front drop links. May 2014 - Satin Black front Grills. June 2014 - BMW OEM Flat EVO wiper blades and Bosch S5 Battery. November 2014 - New pads all round. Jan 2016 - BMW Coolant change May 2016 - Gearbox oil and filter change. September 2017 - New front brake callipers/discs/pads/fluid and Goodrich Stainless brake lines. April 2018 - Rear ABS Sensor July 2018 - Rear arches treated for corrosion and repainted. November 2018 - Replaced Osram CBI with new Osram CBI version bulbs. January 2019 - Fitted Pioneer Head unit, with OEM cage and centre trim. February 2019 - Fuel filter change April 2019 - Meyle Camshaft sensor and OEM Crankshaft sensor fitted. November 2019 - Fitted Exide Premium EA1000 Battery. May 2020 - New front brake pads and inner boot tail lights replaced. December 2020 - Crankshaft pulley and all belts. April 2021 - Bosch Aerotwin Wiper blades. Few bits i'm going to be doing soon: Headlight washer jet replacement Windshield scuttle panel replacement Refurbish and Powder coat the wheels Refurbish lower grille I have new BMW Z4M FCAB's/ Z4 front ARB 25mm and 20mm rear E46 convertible ARB and bushes etc to go on Hope to keep going with the 'old faithful' for a while yet ! When I got it in 2007.... This week after a wash....
  6. Gareth Triggerfish is quite right. You can get a retrofit harness, which will allow you to wire up the bi xenon to work from BMW, part no : 6112013707 You will still need to get some bulb warning cancellers (available from ebay) to stop any flickering issues and warning lights on the dash.
  7. I have for sale an Eibach Pro Spring kit for the E46 saloon; Coupe or Convertible. Used for 3 months, so like new. Eibach don't make a Sport Line kit for the diesels, but these give a similar drop due to the weight of the engine. Available for collection from near Heathrow Airport. £120 collected.
  8. Go to ebay and get some "Xenon canbus decoder cancellors" and wire them in line to the power feeds for £7.95/pair. They will sort the flickering issue for you. To get the bi xenon bit working you can get a pair of patch lead adaptor from BMW- part number 6112013707. They are a special order item so may take a few days to arrive.
  9. These are from a company in Australia, who made them from original M3 mirror moulds, so perfect shape. Got them a while ago but never used them in the end. Come with glass and original BMW motors fitted Drop me a PM if interested in them
  10. I would first try disconnecting the VVT, as it will cost you nothing. PM sent with details
  11. John....I've had some 'experience' with the N42 engine. My wife has an E46 saloon with that lump in it. I had similar symptoms to your i.e. low idle, hesitation etc. I first changed the timing change tensioner, as it was revised with stronger tension on later cars. This made some difference. I changed the Mass air flow sensor - no change. In the end I disconnected the VVT and the car now runs like a dream ! Let me know if you need any pointers and I'll help out where I can Also, watch out for oil leaks. These engines seem to find anywhere to spew oil out of for fun.
  12. That year car, 318, will have an N42 engine. They leak oil all over the place! I have one un the household.
  13. Replaced one last weekend....Not difficult at all to change. Part was about £27 from the dealers.
  14. RizlaChris Is it an easy swap....just the jets required ?
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