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My 330D tractor
02-09-2016, 07:19 PM (This post was last modified: 03-09-2016 08:08 AM by KidB.)
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My 330D tractor
It has been almost a year since I have had the ///M (http://www.bmwfanatics.co.za/showthread.php?tid=70294) and what an experience it has been. I decided to let her go as she was spending more time looking at the garage walls than out in our glorious sunshine.

I needed something that I can use daily, so in steps my newly acquired E90 LCI 330d auto. I got the car from a fellow fanatic who was a perfect gentlemen right through-out the sale and even after I picked up the car. Thanks Dean!

Onto some pics

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More pics in the previous owners for sale thread, yes I am that lazy (
http://www.bmwfanatics.co.za/showthread.php?tid=70427)

All I can saw it whoa, what a machine! I could never get tired of getting pushed back into my seat after flooring the pedal.

I do have some plans with the car. The below forms part of my todo list
  • De-dpf + EGR delete via software
  • Freeflow rear silencer + better tailpipes
  • The vent tabs are broken off so they need replacing
  • Wheels need refurbishment
  • Detailing
  • VPS
  • Rim skins
  • Upgrade the sound
  • New Discs + pads all around
  • 335i intercooler
  • Radio LCD (dead pixels)

I am at 140k kms so the car is going in to Alistair (Xcede performance) on Monday for downpipes, EGR delete and software as a matter of urgency. I do not want an aggressive map for the software as I am worried about the strain that the extra power will place on the transmission.

Is there anything else that I can add to my preventative maintenance list?

'10 E90 330d
Ex 08 E92 M3 : 03 RunX RSi : 98 Astra 200ie Euro
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02-09-2016, 10:04 PM
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RE: My 330D tractor
ummmm.......... start saving up for tyres.... you gonna go through those. CrazylaughRofl
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02-09-2016, 10:20 PM
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RE: My 330D tractor
I love that colour!

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03-09-2016, 05:51 AM
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RE: My 330D tractor
Congrats! Car looks epic in this colour!

Maybe add 335 intercooler to the list?

Most guys have done it including me for a bit of peace of mind with regards to the turbo.

Many happy safe miles these cars are the ultimate balance between performance and economy!

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Prev: 2007 E87 120i
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03-09-2016, 07:38 AM
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My 330D tractor
Thanks guys. I will add the intercooler to the list.

'10 E90 330d
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03-09-2016, 08:11 AM
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RE: My 330D tractor
Love the colour!

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03-09-2016, 09:46 AM
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RE: My 330D tractor
congrats man! that gearbox will handle a lot of torque so dont worry too much about it but anyway, Xcede have so much experience in that area so you in best hands!

All the best buddy! Enjoy her!

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03-09-2016, 10:47 AM
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RE: My 330D tractor
(03-09-2016 09:46 AM)AshG108 Wrote:  congrats man! that gearbox will handle a lot of torque so dont worry too much about it but anyway, Xcede have so much experience in that area so you in best hands!

All the best buddy! Enjoy her!
Thanks Ash. That is re-assuring, and i am abit at ease now. This car already has so much of torque, you have to baby that right foot.

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03-09-2016, 11:10 AM
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My 330D tractor
Tell me about it, but it gives you endless joy and when you can floor it...before you know it you are doubling speed limits so you gotta tap off! AND you have quite a rare colour as well


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2008 Stratosgrau Stratos Grey BMW 320i Individual E90
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03-09-2016, 02:17 PM
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RE: My 330D tractor
wow! lovely lovely car! The transmission is quite powerful and reliable. Don't forget to take it to ZF for oil and filter change. It should be high on you list of to-do for your own peace of mind...

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03-09-2016, 08:28 PM
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RE: My 330D tractor
After software even mild will be a whole different beast..enjoy

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03-09-2016, 08:32 PM
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RE: My 330D tractor
(03-09-2016 02:17 PM)tumzozo Wrote:  wow! lovely lovely car! The transmission is quite powerful and reliable. Don't forget to take it to ZF for oil and filter change. It should be high on you list of to-do for your own peace of mind...

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Ah yes how could I leave that out. That will be my next mechanical maintenance done after the de-dpf.
Thanks for reminding me!

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04-09-2016, 04:31 PM
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These are lovely cars and with regular maintenance they just carry on going=)
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04-09-2016, 05:39 PM
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Love these cars. Stock up on tyres.
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04-09-2016, 06:42 PM
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RE: My 330D tractor
Sweet ride Clapper

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04-09-2016, 07:42 PM
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My 330D tractor
Thanks guys, I would have never imagined that a diesel could be this much fun

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04-09-2016, 10:30 PM
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RE: My 330D tractor
Nice choice brother
All d best n enjoy her, everyone likes the colour!!
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05-09-2016, 08:08 AM
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RE: My 330D tractor
Very nice.

Think the colour is called Crystal Blue Metallic.....Tiptoe

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05-09-2016, 08:49 AM
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(05-09-2016 08:08 AM)graan13 Wrote:  Very nice.

Think the colour is called Crystal Blue Metallic.....Tiptoe

Thanks Graan. You are not too far off, it is "BLUEWATER METALLIC (896)"

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05-09-2016, 11:12 AM
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RE: My 330D tractor
Congrats KidB, beautiful car and may you have many safe miles with her.
PS, your M was lovely.

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