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Old 10-17-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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Whats good everyone jus picked up my first bmw 2000 323i love the car needs a few little things but wondering if anyone in the area whats to get up and go over car maybe im missing some things or some ideas let me know 401-418-0162 shoot me a text
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Post some pics of your car for starters

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Old 10-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #3
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Ill have to take some more tommorow
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:55 AM   #4
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Have you checked to see if your 323 has had the rear subframe reinforcement done to it yet? If not, this is one thing you should plan to do. When I had my 323i, I discovered a 20mm tear in my rear subframe and got my dealership to perform the repairs/reinforcement under warranty. Paying for this out of pocket can be expensive! That's the first thing that comes to mind....

Also think about the following....
- cooling system overhaul
- check your brake system (fluids, calipers, rotors, and lines)
- transmission (manual only)/diff fluids
- DISA

Winter is around the corner.....do you have good all-seasons mounted or do you have a separate set of winter tires/wheels? Something to think about now....

Those come to mind at present......if you're looking to mod, be sure to address all the required maintenance on your 323i first. It won't help you if you have a modded car but can't drive it because of insufficient maintenance....
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:18 PM   #5
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What does the cooling system overhaul consist of and where would this tear be I got a guy that does all my welding so if its there I can get it fixed preety cheap haha
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:02 PM   #6
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Maybe we'll see you around. Some new headlight lenses would really freshen the front end.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:40 PM   #7
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Yea I just talked to my buddy he said if I prep them hell reclear them for $50 or I could prep them and reclear myself up in the air on it suggestions???

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Old 10-22-2013, 03:08 PM   #8
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For another $20-30 on top of that 50 you could get new lenses. Its definitely worth it.

I just recently used the Maguiars restore kit on my fog lights which looked like crap. It exceeded my expectations but would still look like crap next to a new lens. Unfortunately, this part only comes as a whole assembly for about $80-90.

How many miles on the car? You may want to check the Guibo and the center support bearing.

If the car has a sunroof, it may be worth taking some time and checking if the drain holes are clear of any leaves and dirt.
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welcome and go fck yourself A-HOLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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Old 10-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #10
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Car has 107, 200 and sunroof holes are clear and the guibo I have no clue what that is and the center support I got to check I got a hell of a welder that does my work so if I have a problem ill have him buzz it up for me....and thankz for the welcome haha

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Old 10-23-2013, 12:52 PM   #11
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Guibo is the flex disc in the drive shaft and the center support bearing is also part of the assembly further down that bolts to the bottom of the car. The guibo goes bad and deteriorates over time and causes vibrations if its real bad you will feel it under heavy acceleration. It could allow more play in the driveshaft and cause the center support bearing to wear out. Sometimes when thats going bad, you can hear and feel a 'clunk' when shifting gears.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #12
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Ill have to take some more tommorow
Welcome to the new england forums!

Now, please, ASAP, ditch those hideous corners, and if you're going to replace them with proper clears, make sure the side markers are clear too, that orange looks terrible on titanium silver. Refinish your headlight covers or buy new ones, black out that grille and for the love of god, never, ever under any circumstances take another pic of your E46 with wheels that dirty, like ever. I have a reputation for writing sweet messages into peoples wheels when they are that dirty, you can read it more clearly than a chalkboard.

P.S. Don't mind me, I'm just a ma$$hole.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:31 PM   #13
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Haha that was picture when I first bought it kid was horriable with keeping it clean and now im leaning towards maintence also....anyone getting up in rhode island this weekend???

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Old 11-26-2013, 02:25 PM   #14
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start modding ! I've got a set of style 162's with new rubber ....18" would look sweet on your E46 !! Did someone align your car because the rear looks like the camber was set positive?

Get yourself a set of HR Race Springs and lower that biatch!
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