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Old 08-22-2012, 01:26 AM   #41
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:58 AM   #42
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #43
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MP beast hahaha... well done dude, what did u do with the toll bar??
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:48 PM   #44
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:49 AM   #45
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MP beast hahaha... well done dude, what did u do with the toll bar??
Luckily no motorplan, car is a bit too old for motorplan, guess I am just a bit crazy in the head as I rather prefer OEM parts for the most part.

I removed the brackets the bumper mount to then removed the whole tow hook assembly then re-fitted the brackets with small spacers to make up for the lack of the tow hook frame.

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Thanks man.


Small update:

One of the problems of these wheels is that the the offset is pretty ridiculous as with all OEM e46 wheels.




So I spaced them out a bit:


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Old 08-28-2012, 07:33 AM   #46
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:35 AM   #47
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Nice 330! Gauteng license plates are the coolest! I miss seeing those plates everywhere haha
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:53 AM   #48
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subscribed! i wanna see how this turns out, looking good so far
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:05 AM   #49
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What size spacers did you use?

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Old 08-28-2012, 01:11 PM   #50
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Very nice! May i suggest a black and gray carbon fiber BMW hood + trunk emblem to match your color scheme? I have a black/gray 325i and i just put them on, its a nice touch!
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:17 AM   #51
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much better spaced out
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Nice 330! Gauteng license plates are the coolest! I miss seeing those plates everywhere haha
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subscribed! i wanna see how this turns out, looking good so far
Thanks, will try and keep the thread updated

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What size spacers did you use?
It is around 12mm (was initially custom made for an e34 M5, wanted to use on a e34 540i but the amount of low did not permit this spacer size, so now they are on my e46 )


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Very nice! May i suggest a black and gray carbon fiber BMW hood + trunk emblem to match your color scheme? I have a black/gray 325i and i just put them on, its a nice touch!
I have been thinking of replacing the badges with a black and white set for a while, but have not gotten so far to try it out, maybe now is a good time


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Old 11-29-2012, 08:45 AM   #52
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So finally got the exhaust done.
Some pics of the tail pieces:








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From inside:
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:17 AM   #53
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looks ok
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:40 AM   #54
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looks nice but doesnt sound much different from the before video. What kind of exhaust did you put on?
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:45 PM   #55
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looks nice but doesnt sound much different from the before video. What kind of exhaust did you put on?
That is true, but this is what i wanted, it sounds the very close to stock but just a bit louder....but there are some changes to the sound there are some undertones of the s50b30 (euro) as well. Unfortunately i can't properly capture the sound, you will just have to take my word for it that it sounds epic

It was built by a local exhaust shop Van Der Linde systems http://www.vdlsystems.com/VDLSYSTEMS.HTM they are one the best places that do exhausts here in south africa, they do a lot of race car exhausts, in fact when i dropped my car off they where busy with an M3 racecar.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:41 AM   #56
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Just a update with some general maintenance work done.

Fixed the driver's window button. One of the little loops that is tilts on broke off so I made a plan with some thin aluminium sheet:




Driver's window lifter started to show signs of packing up, so I replaced it:





Found a crack in the pipe that goes to the ICV:


So I replaced all the intake pipes from the MAF to the throttle for good measure:




And I changed the VANOS seals, and all the rubber seals on the tappet cover, nothing was leaking but just changed it for good measure:








Gave the motor a good clean after doing the VANOS seals:


Also changed the oil, oil filter and air filter while I was doing the VANOS seals. This would be the 5th oil service in the 3+ years that I have had the car....I have now serviced the car more times that it was under motorplan.

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Old 02-12-2014, 02:21 PM   #57
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:06 AM   #58
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Thank you.


Latest addition: BMW Performance rear calipers:




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Old 02-24-2014, 04:25 PM   #59
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:54 PM   #60
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Rear performance brakes ...whhhaaaattttt . Very nice
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