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Old 05-14-2012, 05:50 AM   #3101
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When I see a de badged E46 I tend to assume it's a 318.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:23 AM   #3102
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:29 AM   #3103
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When I see a de badged E46 I tend to assume it's a 318.
You should never assume. Just look at the exhaust, 1 pipe = 318, 2 pipes = 320 up & 4 pipes =
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:29 AM   #3104
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You should never assume. Just look at the exhaust, 1 pipe - 318, 2 pipes - 320 up & 4 pipes -
or the door trim.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #3105
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Yeah but trimmings get hard to identify sometimes. I've seen some late model 318i's with full colour coded parts and chrome window sills.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:15 PM   #3106
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Yeah but trimmings get hard to identify sometimes. I've seen some late model 318i's with full colour coded parts and chrome window sills.
Yes late model MSport 318i's did
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:22 AM   #3107
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Don't the MSport Sedans have black door trims? (4 or 6 cylinder)
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:53 AM   #3108
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Don't the MSport Sedans have black door trims? (4 or 6 cylinder)
yep..
i meant the colour coded door trims


there are some prety easy ways to narrow down the E46 AUS delivered cars
w/out hving a badge


first thing is look at what body shape you've got: Sedan, Coupe, 'Vert or Touring

If touring, its a 320i

Then see if its a face lift or preface lift

If its a preface lift vert. its a 330
If facelift vert. 330 or 325.
Then look for headlight washers, most of the time the 325's wont have the washers (on the odd occassion they will). A 330 will.

If its a preface coupe with the bee stinger antenna, its either a 323 or 328

Coupe with manual seats = 320

330 preface will come with projectors and headlight washers
330ci prefacelift non msport will have silver trim on the front bar.

SO as you can see with the process of elimination, you can just about tell every Ci model without needing a badge.

Sedans are a little harder
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:56 AM   #3109
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I wish I kept my 318 badge. I did have fun leaving it on for the first week after the transplant.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:39 PM   #3110
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:44 PM   #3111
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Speak to Jason@EuroDivision I believe he's got full led kits.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:13 PM   #3112
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if the car has 160,000kms on it, is it worth spending money on it and modifying it?
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:18 PM   #3113
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You should never assume. Just look at the exhaust, 1 pipe = 318, 2 pipes = 320 up & 4 pipes =
Not true, it could be a 325, 330 or even M3 with a fat single exit.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:26 PM   #3114
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #3115
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if the car has 160,000kms on it, is it worth spending money on it and modifying it?
Depends on what your intentions are for the car... and what mods you're referring to.

The model is getting old and the average distance travelled is increasing.

Generally, people will change wheels, update some bodywork as well as xenon headlights / LED tail lights.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:04 PM   #3116
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Depends on what your intentions are for the car... and what mods you're referring to.

The model is getting old and the average distance travelled is increasing.

Generally, people will change wheels, update some bodywork as well as xenon headlights / LED tail lights.
YEAH I'M JUST TALKING ABOUT UPDATING SOME BODYWORK.

THINKING SOME BLACK GRILLES, ANGEL EYES LIGHTS.....

THANKS FOR THE REPLY, GETTING OLD BUT I'LL NEVER HAVE THE HEART TO SELL IT LOVE IT TOO MUCH :p
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:34 PM   #3117
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:11 AM   #3118
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:13 AM   #3119
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