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09-01-2017, 08:03 AM
Post: #1
Hello there
Hi to all the fanatics

Great to be here - I have been browsing the forum for a few months to gain some knowledge on my car here. I have seen that there are a cool bunch of you folks on here so I have decided to introduce myself Rollsmile

I have purchased a slightly rough but gorgeous 2003 black e46 330i 6spd manual a few months ago - the car seems to be fitted with a TNT exhaust back box (which actually sounds decent to my ears). Other than that the car was quite a barebones e46 bar the following optional extras:
- Electric memory seats
- Sunroof
- Rear roller blind

Why is the car rough? Well the previous owner was not using the car for a while. It was left parked outside his house under a tree. I see that tree sap has fallen and dried into the paint - also some of the rubber around the sunroof seem very warn. Other than that there are typical e46 issues:

- Oil leveling sensor stays on for a few seconds after start up
- A bit of a shaky rattle of the engine on the higher idle of a morning start up - this seems to have now started to cause what seems to me a slight misfire for about 5 seconds.
- Coolant light tends to come on and off while driving, especially in rainy conditions. (seems like an expansion tank replacement)
- At 120km/h there is a vibration that comes from the back - seems to me like a propshaft coupling.
- Rear shocks need replacing
- Rims seem to have some minor imperfections - a bit of a vibration in the cabin at 120km/h.

I had a neat 2004 e46 325i auto about a year ago - while I was happy with the look and quality of the car, I was not comfortable with the auto box.

I believe the 330i is such a well rounded car - the smoothness and sound of the I6 is super premium. Other than the above - the car runs great, revvs cleanly to redline. Gearbox, engine and electronics are sharp.

I look forward to getting this car into its former glory - a rides thread will be started once I get into the crux of it.

I have a few pictures which i will upload later in the evening.

Well that it for now CoolShake

Cheers
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09-01-2017, 08:06 AM
Post: #2
RE: Hello there
Brilliant intro. Welcome to the forum mate.

Some very knowledgeable guys here who might be able to point you in the right direction in order to get the car back to its former glory as you pointed out Bluebiggrin

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KGN330 (01-11-2017)
09-01-2017, 05:05 PM
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RE: Hello there
(09-01-2017 08:06 AM)ChefDJ@TheFanatics Wrote:  Brilliant intro. Welcome to the forum mate.

Some very knowledgeable guys here who might be able to point you in the right direction in order to get the car back to its former glory as you pointed out Bluebiggrin

Thanks Chef! Looking forward Clapper
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09-01-2017, 05:09 PM
Post: #4
RE: Hello there
Welcome to the forum, nice intro indeed. Looking forward to seeing photos of your car.=)

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KGN330 (01-11-2017)
09-01-2017, 05:39 PM
Post: #5
RE: Hello there
Welcome Rollsmile

Now we need to meet at the office basement early one morning for some gymkhana time trials?

How is tomorrow? lol, Nico wants us there 6am!

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Corsa C Ute 2l 16v Tebbo Bluebiggrin : Build Thread Here
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10-01-2017, 03:54 PM
Post: #6
RE: Hello there
Welcome.

Current :

2009 BMW 125i
1994 Kadett 200iS
1974 Beetle

EX :

1995 BMW 328i
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10-01-2017, 04:08 PM
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RE: Hello there
Welcome, nice intro. It seems this 330i is with the right person to take of it.
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10-01-2017, 06:46 PM
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RE: Hello there
Hi Chaps thanks very much for the great welcome and kind comments!

@gav haha - i will be in at 6am tomorrow, we can meet for some powerslides in the basement! Remember DSC = offRollsmile

As promised here are some pics of the old girl when I picked her up - straight to the car wash (apologies for the weak number plate blank out skills)
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10-01-2017, 08:24 PM (This post was last modified: 10-01-2017 08:26 PM by KPM_330.)
Post: #9
RE: Hello there
Looking good! Clapper Brilliant cars these, but I may be a bit biased.. Tiptoe

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11-01-2017, 02:05 PM
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(10-01-2017 08:24 PM)KPM_330 Wrote:  Looking good! Clapper Brilliant cars these, but I may be a bit biased.. Tiptoe

Thanks sir! Yours looks great - wish i could get my hands on all the Mtech 1 bits Bluebiggrin

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11-01-2017, 05:22 PM
Post: #11
RE: Hello there
Hi.

welcome.

PM me the vin so I can check for campaigns on your vehicle.

Regards

John Lodder
Service Manager
Leo Haese Pretoria BMW
012 366 3000
john@leohaese.co.za
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11-01-2017, 06:08 PM
Post: #12
RE: Hello there
Looks good. You've got the rear PDC as well.
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11-01-2017, 06:18 PM
Post: #13
RE: Hello there
Welcome and great car there Sir. Praise

Luv those wheels Blowheart

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13-01-2017, 05:54 AM
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RE: Hello there
To to all for the great welcome!

Looking forward to meeting some of you soon Chef
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