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Project E46 325i Touring
29-06-2017, 12:09 PM
Post: #1
Project E46 325i Touring
After selling my E46 320i ( Was jst tooooo LAZY!!! for me ), and scouting for the past Few months for a 325i touring Project, I found one with Lots needed but LOTS of potential

its a 2001 E46 325i touring, has about 280k on the clock, Full service history, Spare keys, sunroof, Pdc etc etc etc

The PO Smashed the Car, and it sat as it was for 6 months. When i went to look at the car, 2 weeks ago, Amazingly, she fired right up and Even moved in that sad, crashed state..

When i collected:
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At home:
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More to follow.. FULL service, new tires, Engine mounts, radiator etc etc etc
Thanks for looking
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29-06-2017, 12:19 PM
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RE: Project E46 325i Touring
How difficult to do (if at all possible) a Facelift transplant on it?

Bonnet, fenders, bumper, grills, headlights?

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29-06-2017, 12:30 PM (This post was last modified: 29-06-2017 12:42 PM by evnmopwr.)
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RE: Project E46 325i Touring
The car was pretty much straight
These are the ONLY real problems on the chassis but are repairable as it is. No chassis straightening needed...
Also, a dent on the passenger Rear door and Quarter panel

The tear-down:
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The Bumper arm ( No idea what to call it ) its where the Bumper stiffener connects to
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After i straightened it Up
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Welded in place
I have since neatend this up and sprayed, Will post updated image of it later
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This Part is where the fender runs onto and the Radiator Craddle too
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I cut this off the Donar car i bought for the front panels
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Test Fit
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Its since been welded in place

(29-06-2017 12:19 PM)Coisman@TheFanatics Wrote:  How difficult to do (if at all possible) a Facelift transplant on it?

Bonnet, fenders, bumper, grills, headlights?

not difficult at all... exactly as you mentioned

The Damaged Bits attached to Engine
Both belts Are Dead, Water pump pulley, Thermostat housing
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The Parts ( All bought by Goldwagen )
Best German aftermarket parts ( My experience ) besides the sensors and filters, that i got at agents and the Oil

OIL, Oil filter, Spark plugs, two engine mounts, Radiator, Idler Pully, Aircon Pully, two new belts, Antifreeze, New tires, Cabin Filter, air filter, waterpump, WP Pulley, Thermostat, blah blah blah

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Pulled the car into Garage to have the Engine mounts and Stuff fitted
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29-06-2017, 12:42 PM
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RE: Project E46 325i Touring
(29-06-2017 12:30 PM)evnmopwr Wrote:  
(29-06-2017 12:19 PM)Coisman@TheFanatics Wrote:  How difficult to do (if at all possible) a Facelift transplant on it?

Bonnet, fenders, bumper, grills, headlights?

not difficult at all... exactly as you mentioned

So do it Thumbs

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29-06-2017, 12:51 PM (This post was last modified: 29-06-2017 12:52 PM by evnmopwr.)
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RE: Project E46 325i Touring
(29-06-2017 12:42 PM)Coisman@TheFanatics Wrote:  
(29-06-2017 12:30 PM)evnmopwr Wrote:  
(29-06-2017 12:19 PM)Coisman@TheFanatics Wrote:  How difficult to do (if at all possible) a Facelift transplant on it?

Bonnet, fenders, bumper, grills, headlights?

not difficult at all... exactly as you mentioned

So do it Thumbs

lol I had a choice, 12grand for Just the Front facelift panels or 5grand for a 2001 donar car with everything minus Engine, gearbox, Prop and diff...

SO YES, STILL HAVE A FEW SPARES TO SELL FROM IT!!!! DASH,AIRBAGS,CLUSTER ETC ETC ETC ETC

I chose the donar .. lol
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29-06-2017, 01:55 PM
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RE: Project E46 325i Touring
great project and quick progress too Rollsmile.

No, no, he didn’t slam you, he didn’t bump you, he didn’t nudge you… he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin’. – Harry Hogge, Days of Thunder

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29-06-2017, 02:02 PM
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RE: Project E46 325i Touring
Cant wait for final product!

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29-06-2017, 02:28 PM
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RE: Project E46 325i Touring
(29-06-2017 01:55 PM)sash Wrote:  great project and quick progress too Rollsmile.

I got her running in Just over a week, Clapper

Lotsa photos, im narrowing down the ones that i want to load up

Chef
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29-06-2017, 04:09 PM
Post: #9
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
Test Fitted the Craddle to check that the Arms that the Stiffener mount to are straight

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Bonnet and Craddle install
Lines up nicely and the catch is 100% accurate
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Stiffener and fenders added and Lined up, gapping checked and measured
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Results after that Evenings work, Everythign Pretty much in place
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After assembly
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The beading and All has been added so far...
Trying to get the car ready ASAP to go through roadworthy. have few things to get sorted before this weekend... will post latest images with beading and all on tomorrow
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29-06-2017, 04:16 PM
Post: #10
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
That was brilliant work. Well done!

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His - 2009 E82 135i coupe - Manual, N54, Sports pack, Sapphire Black
Hers - 2016 Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost - Manual, White

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29-06-2017, 06:41 PM
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RE: Project E46 325i Touring
Wowzers. Well done that man.

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29-06-2017, 09:25 PM
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Project E46 325i Touring
Great work there! Looking forward to seeing further progress


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29-06-2017, 09:48 PM
Post: #13
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
Great work, well done!!

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30-06-2017, 06:49 AM
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RE: Project E46 325i Touring
This is quite astonishing! Great work man!
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30-06-2017, 08:13 AM
Post: #15
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
(29-06-2017 02:28 PM)evnmopwr Wrote:  I got her running in Just over a week, Clapper

Lotsa photos, im narrowing down the ones that i want to load up

Chef

Tiptoe

And here i thought these pics were over a period of weeks..., great stuff

No, no, he didn’t slam you, he didn’t bump you, he didn’t nudge you… he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin’. – Harry Hogge, Days of Thunder

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2007 530d MSport (DP, 76mm exhaust, RK Motion tune, OEM M6 wheels)
2012 X1 2.0D MSport
1996 200 Si Camry
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30-06-2017, 08:21 AM
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RE: Project E46 325i Touring
Wow this is great, look good CoolShake

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2001 BMW E46 330i
2014 BMW F20 116i
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30-06-2017, 08:25 AM
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RE: Project E46 325i Touring
Nice work, wouldn't have guessed its the same car
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30-06-2017, 08:33 AM
Post: #18
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
Hehe, at least with all the front bits off it's sooo easy replacing PS pump, water pump, belts and pulleys.

Did them all on my e46 in the cramped space available.
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30-06-2017, 08:59 AM
Post: #19
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
Wow, Good for you for taking on this huge project!

Loving the pics, keep 'em coming!

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11-08-2017, 09:37 AM (This post was last modified: 11-08-2017 09:44 AM by evnmopwr.)
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RE: Project E46 325i Touring
So the car is Mobile...

Has some Drivability issues when idle so been Looking into that for that Past few weeks but its daily driven..

Issue:
At idle, Low revs of about 650-700 RPM, The Car will ping Between 1000 - 3000rpm but still has all the power

when the Idle decides to correct itself to about 800-900rpm, There is No Ping, But car is lazy as hell!!!

nothing on the ECU but Misfire codes on 1, 4 and 6cyl.

It only Misfires when idled for like 5min.
Revs are bouncy, Plugs are Carbon fowled and Smells of fuel
Thinking maybe the Airflow meter??

I put a hold on the rest of the Cosmetic work for now to focus on the driving issue but have few tests planned for this weekend and see if i can narrow it down

this is what she looks like currently
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Also have a Set of Coilovers on order, Def needs some Low...

Ordered this off Aliexpress, hopefully it fits neatly, Attaches to the Original bumper
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Will Attache some Interior Shots once i get the car cleaned And will Magnify the rest of the Cosmetic's that needs attention

Thanks for all the kind words
Ty
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