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DamoBMW 10-04-2011 08:00 AM

My 2002 325Ci
I recently purchased a manual 2002 325Ci M sport as a repairable writeoff from Pickles Auctions in Tullamarine. The car was in a minor front on crash and the steering wheel and passenger dashboard airbags are deployed. It is an Individual model, so it has Stratus Grey paint (BMW dealer told us that paint costed $5000 as an option!) and black cube trim. It also has quite a few options like the rain sensor, headlight washers, hid xenon headlights, harman/kardon sound system and 18 inch style 72 wheels. Windows have also been tinted 35%.

After we fix everything the mods I plan to do are:
- Piano black grills (done)
- Angel eyes (done)
- Face-lift LED tail lights
- Strut bar
- LED interior lighting
- Clubsport splitters
- White headlight/fog light bulbs

Here are some photos (I will update this thread during the process of fixing it up. The photos are in order from how I got it to current state):







DamoBMW 10-04-2011 08:01 AM


I drove the the car when it was in this state. Everything was perfect.
We changed the oil after as well.

DamoBMW 10-04-2011 08:01 AM



DamoBMW 10-04-2011 08:02 AM

We bought a lot of stuff from A1 Prestige Automotive in Williamstown. I highly recommend this place, they have everything there at great prices.
From there we bought a genuine used bonnet (Dakar Yellow), both brake air ducts, headlight brackets, seat belt pre tensioners, original CD player, horn, front crash shock absorbers. Off ebay we bought both airbags and bumper reinforcement.

Here are a couple photos of the Dakar Yellow bonnet :P



We are currently in the process of changing all the brake rotors and pads.

kirkz 10-04-2011 08:06 AM

Congrats mate should clean up good =) whats needed to get it back on the road?

DamoBMW 10-04-2011 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by kirkz (Post 13647737)
Congrats mate should clean up good =) whats needed to get it back on the road?


To get it on the road we still need to buy:
Front air duct, fan shroud, bumper gasket, steering wheel airbag wiring, brake rotors and pads.

The front bumper is currently getting fixed somewhere in Dandenong. I'll let you guys know what shop it is exactly tomorrow. We were going to get an aftermarket bumper but a lot of people were saying its not worth it because they often don't fit properly.

MBM330i 10-04-2011 08:19 AM

Wow.... I love that colour!! Nice look forward to seeing the end product. What are your plans for the car once finished?

DamoBMW 10-04-2011 08:20 AM

I have a little problem with the passenger airbag.
Maybe someone here will be able to help me out?:

DamoBMW 10-04-2011 08:28 AM


Originally Posted by MBM330i (Post 13647766)
Wow.... I love that colour!! Nice look forward to seeing the end product. What are your plans for the car once finished?

Thanks man. I love the colour too :D

I'm going to keep it.

Sherweeeny 10-04-2011 10:23 AM

welcome! car looked pretty good before all this... cant wait to see it finished!

Nae323 10-04-2011 05:08 PM

Great colour! Will be good to see it finished :thumbsup:

Tiag46 10-04-2011 05:33 PM

I wish mine was that colour!
Nice pick up

YGOAMG 10-04-2011 06:52 PM

Nice!!! welcome to the forum Damo!

vadercelica 10-04-2011 08:35 PM

Looks good man, looks like alot of work is going into it, hopefully you purchased at a good price :) how many kms on it?

steve330 10-04-2011 09:58 PM

Welcome :hi:
What a great project. Am enjoying your step-by step pix and look forward to seeing the next stages and the end product.

shannon1 10-04-2011 09:59 PM

Welcome mate, nice car. All the best with with repairs, I know you'll be happy once its finished. :)

IMMMI 10-04-2011 10:15 PM

Love the colour!
All the best, can't wait to see it when it's done!

DamoBMW 10-04-2011 10:16 PM

Thanks guys. It has only done just over 90 000 km.

vadercelica 10-04-2011 11:10 PM

Manual, 90,000 kms, good trim inserts (the carbon looking one), looks like a good buy.

I personally would never buy a written off BMW, too many hidden costs down the tracks from ones ive seen repaired before, I nearly purchased a 330ci facelifted from 01 but things started to fall apart on it :( the air con stopped working, random sensors started lighting up the dash, I have problems on my own BMW with full log books history and everything up to date and sensors still up and runs lumpy :(

You seem to know alot about the car though already which shows you will probably get it all done well (the harnesses you mentioned and wiring etc which are important)

Keep up to date pictures see how its coming along

steve330 10-05-2011 12:45 AM


Originally Posted by vadercelica (Post 13650776)
I nearly purchased a 330ci facelifted from 01

?????? Musta been a very early facelift! ;)

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