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Old 03-01-2017, 05:46 AM   #1
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BMW 330CD Convertible 2006 "Selena"

Hi,

This is my first post on this forum, so Hello Everyone!

Before in 2008 i have BMW E36 318IS Coupe, excellent car!
Now the story starts again, this is my second car, and first diesel in my life. I was looking for car like this for 4 months!!!

And I found it, that is :
BMW E46 Convertible 2006, "Selena" 330CD in my favorite colour - Black Sapphire Metallic.

Vehicle information

VIN long - WBABW92020PW15811
Type code - BW92
Type - 330CD(EUR)
Dev. series - E46 (CFL)
Line - 3
Body type - CABRIO
Steering - RL
Door count - 2
Engine - M57/TU
Cubical capacity - 3.00
Power - 150
Transmision - HECK
Gearbox - MECH
Colour - BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC (475)
Upholstery - STANDARDLEDER/GRAU (N6TT)
Prod. date - 2006-05-09
Mileage - 118000 miles


Series Options

210 - DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC)
251 - RUN FLAT INDICATOR
399 - SOFTTOP OPERATION, FULLY AUTOMATIC
473 - ARMREST, FRONT
520 - FOGLIGHTS
550 - ON-BOARD COMPUTER
785 - WHITE DIRECTION INDICATOR LIGHTS
832 - BATTERY IN LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT
853 - LANGUAGE VERSION ENGLISH

Order Options

1CA SELECTION COP RELEVANT VEHICLES
167 EU4 EXHAUST EMISSIONS NORM
226 SPORTS SUSPENSION SETTINGS
249 MULTI-FUNCTION FOR STEERING WHEEL
302 ALARM SYSTEM
313 EXTERIOR MIRROR PACKAGE
338 M SPORTS PACKAGE II
380 HARDTOP PREPARATION
387 WIND DEFLECTOR
388 SOFTTOP BLACK
423 FLOOR MATS, VELOUR
428 WARNING TRIANGLE
431 INTERIOR RR VW MIRROR W AUT ANTI-D
441 SMOKERS PACKAGE
459 SEAT ADJUSTM., ELECTR. W. MEMORY
481 SPORT SEATS F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER
488 LUMBAR SUPPORT DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER
494 SEAT HEATING F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER
502 HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEM
508 PARK DISTANCE CONTROL (PDC)
521 RAIN SENSOR
522 XENON LIGHT
534 AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING
601 TV FUNCTION
609 NAVIGATION SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL
612 BMW ASSIST
633 PREP.MOB. PH. BUSINESS BLUET.INTERF.
650 CD PLAYER
692 CD CHANGER I-BUS PREPARATION
710 M LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
716 M AERODYNAMICS PACKAGE II
760 INDIVIDUAL HIGH-GLOSS SATIN CHROME
772 INTERIOR TRIM ALU BLACK CUBE
787 M LT/ALY WHEELS DOUBLE SP.135 W MIXED T.
8SM VIN, VISIBLE FROM OUTSIDE
8SP COP CONTROL
812 ENGLAND VERSION
850 ADD FUEL TANK FILLING FOR EXPORT
863 EUROPE/DEALER DIRECTORY
877 DELETION CROSS-OVER OPERATION
880 ENGLISH / ON-BOARD DOCUMENTATION

DAY OF PURCHASE - 03 OCTOBER 2016









COUPLE DAYS AFTER - OCTOBER 2016














TO DO :

ENGINE :
Change breather filter (DONE)
Remove the intake flaps (DONE)
Clean the EGR Valve (DONE)
Clean the MAF (DONE)
Fix air tunnel on the front (new screws needed) (IN PROGRESS)
Make nice and clean whole engine to inspect possible leaks (DONE)
Glow plugs need to be inspected and changed? (PENDING)

BODY :
Restoration alloy wheels (PENDING)
Buy new BMW wheel caps (DONE)
Buy materials for polishing (DONE)
Make proper polishing (DONE)
Buy plastic cover for the hardtop (DONE)
Adjust the hard top, passenger side (PENDING)
Rear left glass has some scratches, this need to be sort out (PENDING)
Rear left glass to be polished or changed (PENDING)
Front cigarette lighter socket doesn't work (DONE)
Electric mirrors adjust doesn't work (IN PROGRESS)
Electric mirrors folding doesn't work (IN PROGRESS)
Exhaust to sort out, new tip (IN PROGRESS)
Plastic elements need to be again black (DONE)
Installation of the new short registration plates (DONE)
Buy pressed number plates (DONE)
Buy short registration plate (DONE)
Original steel clips for the plastic cover, under radiator (DONE)
Original plastic clips for the plastic cover, under radiator (DONE)
Install rear genuine wing (PENDING)
Caliphers need to be painted black gloss (DONE)
Front left caliper damaged, needs to be replaced for a new one (DONE)

INTERIOR :
Buy missing wind deflector (PENDING)
Buy all original BMW tools (DONE)
Buy original BMW flashlight (DONE)
Buy original BMW lighter plug (DONE)
Buy original BMW jack for E46 (DONE)
Buy plastic screws for all rugs (DONE)
Leather clean & treatment (DONE)
Inside deep wash (DONE)
Hardtop remove film from the rear window (IN PROGRESS)
Hardtop refit broken fixings (PENDING)
Buy Cup Holder & Oddments Tray (IN PROGRESS)

MAINTENANCE :
Change the engine oil (DONE)
Change oil filter (DONE)
Replacing handbrake cable (DONE)
Air Conditioning, fill and cleaning (IN PROGRESS)
New tyres front 225/40 R18 (DONE)
New tyres rear 255/35 R18 (DONE)
Replace the brake discs front (DONE)
Replace the brake discs rear (DONE)
Replacing brake pads front (DONE)
Replacing brake pads rear (DONE)
Replacing handbrake shoes pair (DONE)
Oil change in the gearbox (DONE)
Change Final-drive gear oil (DONE)
Change the brake fluid (DONE)
Change the coolant (DONE)
Change ATF power steering fluid (DONE)
Change diesel filter (DONE)
Change the air filter (DONE)
Change the cabin air filter (DONE)
Buy missing small metal part for the brake sensor (DONE)
Rear camber to be changed (IN PROGRESS)
Make correction of the rear wheels alignment (IN PROGRESS)
Right front wheel bolt needs to be removed (IN PROGRESS)
Brake fluid front valves needs to be changed to new one (DONE)
Brake fluid valves buy missing rubber coupling (DONE)
Rear suspension bushes need to be changes all round (IN PROGRESS)
Anti roll bar bush front both need to be replaced (DONE)
Anti roll bar links both front urgent! (DONE)

LIGHTS :
All interior lights to be changed to LED (the same Kelvin Value) (PENDING)
Rear lights bulbs to be changed to LED (PENDING)
Polishing the rear lamps (PENDING)
Polishing the front head lights (PENDING)
Install ZKW clear lenses (PENDING)
Change front bulbs to match same K as xenons. (the same Kelvin Value) (PENDING)
Installation of rings? (the same Kelvin Value) (PENDING)
Change indicators bulb to LED if possible. (PENDING)
Fog lights need to be polished or exchanged for new one. (PENDING)
Fog lights bulbs need to be changed (the same Kelvin Value) (PENDING)

OTHER :
Buy a service cable (DONE)
Buy 6CD Changer (DONE)
Installation of 6CD changer (DONE)
New Battery? Not needed. (DONE)
Programming (IN PROGRESS)

--------------- SUMMARY ---------------
18 tasks are (PENDING)
12 tasks are (IN PROGRESS)
52 tasks are (DONE)

Project has 63.4% of completion


CHEERS!

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Old 03-01-2017, 05:50 AM   #2
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FIRST STAGE OF WORKS - LATE 2016































At this point the 2016 has ended. First post updated.

From this weekend i will start to prepare and start 2nd stage of works on my 330CD

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Old 03-01-2017, 09:07 AM   #3
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:10 PM   #4
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Old 03-02-2017, 06:17 AM   #5
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Hi,

Thanks, well i got some more tasks to be add on my list.

Can anybody tell me what is colour "K" of the genuine Xenon in 2006 convertible in AL headlight?

I can match the colour of the xenon, or change the xenons for any different colour, don't like warm and cold on the front.

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Hi,

Thanks, well i got some more tasks to be add on my list.

Can anybody tell me what is colour "K" of the genuine Xenon in 2006 convertible in AL headlight?

I can match the colour of the xenon, or change the xenons for any different colour, don't like warm and cold on the front.

Cheers!
I think it's 5500K. You can buy OEM bulbs
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:06 AM   #7
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Thanks. I have a lot of work with the front headlights and fog lights, so this will be done soon all together, also need to read some useful tips about it and order the right stuff.

I just updated the full list of task that will be done as soon as possible. List are on the first post.

Got only one day in a week, and unfortunately without garage :-(
Deadline for this project is 1 July 2017. :-)
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Old 03-04-2017, 11:15 AM   #8
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4300k, but many would agree that 5000k looks better.
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Old 03-05-2017, 05:11 AM   #9
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I dont think that mine is 4300K as there is a blue color in the color of beam that why it must be some highter kelvin value i think
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Old 03-05-2017, 12:29 PM   #10
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Beautiful car mate! I love diesels
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:21 AM   #11
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:29 AM   #12
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Hi,

On this weekend i have completed : EGR Clean, MAF Clean, Swirl Flaps Removal, Breather Filter change (genuine).






As you can see, there was also some leak from the manifold, so the previous owner maybe notice that as an oil leak ;-)













And the final result is :




I would like to change also an diesel filter, but there was a problem with the battery as i left some light switched on :-(

So this needs to wait one week, and then will be done.

Thanks Everyone, first post updated.

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Old 03-07-2017, 04:44 PM   #13
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Just few words!

Half hour ago, I switch the engine off after a trip on the whole M25 Orbital Motorway, i love this car so much now! 3.0 Diesel Rear drive!!!

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Old 03-13-2017, 05:06 AM   #14
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In this weekend, finally i get the fuel filter changed with the steel cover clean and paint. Also the ATF fluid for power steering was changed but i need another 1L to finish this.

here are some pictures from last saturday :












One question: What are the best for recover the black colour of the black plastics around the car?




First post updated. Cheers!

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Old 03-18-2017, 07:31 PM   #15
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Some pictures from initial wash, also power steering fluid and engine clean its done also screws replaced for new one.

First post updated.



















This is only initial wash, so only shampoo and gloss protection was used, i need to do it again, with the complete interior wash and leather clean and protection, 3 hours it's not enough to do it properly, as i want



By the way, i can recommend this great product, it really works!







And after hundreds of hours working on the project, Selena gave me a gift, Which really gives me a reason to be proud of...







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Wow, that looks pretty good. I didn't even know this model existed!
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:36 AM   #17
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Hi,
there is couple of 330CD in England with manual transmission, but really few of them has black sapphire metallic with the hardtop with the car, hard to find any with full equipment... but good luck for anybody to find any with all of those in a good condition, low mileage (as per diesel) with lumbar support

I will ship my car to USA to try to be rich haha
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Old 04-03-2017, 04:23 AM   #18
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Another hard weekend, spend over 8 hours to clean and treat the whole leather, and clean all interior with autoglym interior shampoo, and finally a wash everything up incl. carpet :-)






















Who knows, what is the colour and finish of grey paint used in centre console, i think i need to repaint some items, as they are in a mediocre condition

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