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About Ruesta

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  • Birthday 03/06/1980

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    328Ci SE Topaz Blue - gone.... Replaced with Imolarot2 330Ci sport
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  1. Sounds like you did ok for £1400 hey?? Look forward to seeing some pics. I've just tried to replace the rear abs / wheel speed sensor in my 330ci and I think that gave me those two lights you have mentioned when it was failing. The lights came and went a few times then they came on permanently and I think (from memory) one of the other lights came on or went red.. I did have pictures but have since changed phones. I knew it was the abs / wheel speed sensors though because I plugged in my laptop which has INPA and P.A Soft and both programs showed the same fault - the passenger side abs / wheel speed sensor. Anyway, I ordered replacements for left and right but they turned out to be the wrong length despite giving the parts supplier the part numbers for the sensors my car had. The actual body of the sensor was too long so it hit the abs ring and there was no way you could get it in far enough to bolt it back down - really easy job though I must say. Obviously I had to put the old sensor back in but before doing so I gave it a real good clean and also blew high pressure air into the hole it came from to blow away any loose muck from the ring. Popped it back in started the car and no warning lights. That was about 3 months ago now and still all good so I would recommend getting the sensors out and giving them a good clean before buying new ones - it really is a very simple job. Also, if you can find someone with INPA or P.A Soft or purchase it on-line with the cable so you can check the fault codes your self. P.A soft also allows you to change some of the options on the car, like alarm chirp and/or indicator flash on lock/unlock and various other things, its well handy and less than £30 to buy. Just make sure you get a one-click installation version and your away. Since owning E46's its been a god send for me having the software to check faults etc... Saved a fortune in garage costs and makes it easy to do repairs my self and keep her out of the garage whenever possible.
  2. This is how it was sitting after fitting the HSD Monopro's but I've since raised the back up as it was just too low and tyres were catching occasionally. I also prefer a little more nose down rake. I have max camber on the front and a few degrees on the back using the standard caber arms - it handles so much better, its amazing what a difference its made. The HSD's give you the same caster angle as the M3 which I presume helps with the handling, the front end is so 'pointy' now I love it. Will pop up some pictures of how its sitting now and once new wheels are on after this weekend.
  3. Yeah, to be honest its not something I would usually go for my self but the off-sets were too aggressive not to put stretched tyres on. My Ispiri's poke out ever-so slightly from the tyres and I've not caught those so I'm not to worried about kerbs but there's a fair bit less rubber on the road. The stretched tyres are 215's whereas my current rear tyres are 255's! They will be summer/show wheels only.
  4. Oh and these: All to be properly revealed soon.....
  5. Something new this year soon to be on car.... A little bit of stretch ;
  6. I friend of mine did this, blew out a tyre and cracked a wheel on a 4 year old BMW 3 series estate. The guy was in his 70's btw. SO he figured he would go through his insurance to claim off the council. It didn't go well. The council refused to accept responsibility so his insurance company had to foot the bill and unfortunately his no claims discount was unprotected so he lost it and now pays over £1200 to insure a 2.0L diesel BMW 3 Series estate! Our roads are an absolute joke! I must look like a crazy drunk person driving about avoiding all the holes etc... I now find my self keeping one eye on the road ahead and the other on the actual road looking out for pot holes - its bloody dangerous! I've only been driving 20 years but I know for sure they were never this bad when I first started driving.
  7. Excellent! A nice easy fix... glad to hear it. Mine went too, they all do eventually. The one I replaced mine with was the cold weather version which had more insulation around it and the internal pipe was much harder.
  8. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I can read codes, I have INPA and P.A Soft, not sure why I haven't done that already! I was considering swapping things about, good to know its nice and easy, that's what I will do. After ready the fault codes. Thanks
  9. Just noticed your had the rear spoiler too! Mine didn't have that, it was spec'd without from the factory oddly. I fitted a lip spoiler in the end and LED rears, really modernised the rear end.
  10. Your right, that's an aero kit.. I had the same on my 328Ci they are not that common as I remember looking for a second hand replacement front bumper when mine was hit. In the end I purchased a brand new one from BMW along with two front wings. The front bumper was over 700 quid! Looked lovely when it was all back together but was written off a few years later :-( It was Topaz blue: I have to confess I wasn't completely sold on the rear bumper but liked the front and side skirts. Have you considered swapping over to the msport kit? There must be more available on the market as they're way more common.
  11. I have a set of front seats to put in my coupe, its all like for like, power/heated/leather its just the two I have currently out of the car are in waaaay better condition so I pop them in during the summer months and the tattier ones go in for winter - girlfriend is a horticulturist so often muddy in the winter. Anyway, I'm wondering if a problem I have with the better seats might be the same as you had and could be fixed with a new motor, perhaps you know?? The forward/backward doesn't work on the memory and although it does work with the slider switch on the seat you can't just hold it down you have to keep pulling it again and again and the seat moved back or forward in steps. Do you know if a new motor will solve this? Or could it be something else?
  12. Sounds like vac leak somewhere. Check the intake boots, especially the lower one with the elbow bit, thats notorious for splitting and also the top ccv pipe that runs across the top of the intake manifold next to the fuel rail.
  13. Thanks pal... I wasn't a fan of red cars untill my girlfriend found this and more its been repainted and ceramic coated I'm well chuffed with it. Ceramic coats are the future, wax is dead 😀
  14. Good stuff, easy job isn't it? Did it solve all your errors?
  15. Did the RTAB's recently too, in the rain hence the gazebo. Did it with a tool I purchased of ebay to get the old ones out and new ones in - glad I had the tool too as there's no way they would've budged without it. It was a bit of a PITA to do but I'm glad I did as the old bushes were shot: Old versus new bush: The tool in action: I cleaned up the brackets too: And this was to keep (most) of the rain off:
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