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Old 07-19-2011, 07:55 AM   #2721
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hey pple tough i join as well , don't have a bmw yet but im looking to buy as i want to sell my current ride ( r33 gtst)
why are e46 sedans hard to find in manual , nearly impossible

any tips before buying one?
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:04 AM   #2722
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Hey welcome to the forum mate good luck with your search.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:03 PM   #2723
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thank you , looks like it will be a long one hehe
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:00 AM   #2724
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They're super hard to find in manual...so glad I got mine tee hee

I think the only thing you gotta do before buying it is take it to an indi BMW specialist to get it checked out.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:33 AM   #2725
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Hey Renae, have you put your new bonnet on yet?
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:13 PM   #2726
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Hey Renae, have you put your new bonnet on yet?
Nah, it's in the shed, haven't got the money to get it painted just yet.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:03 AM   #2727
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why are e46 sedans hard to find in manual , nearly impossible
Because to start with BMWs are usually bought by boring cankerous old farts not enthusiasts. Add to the fact that sedans are usually purchased by aforementioned party.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:12 AM   #2728
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hi, name is ed,first time on aussie forum,looks like you all have fun discussing various problems etc,well, here is one of mine.i am the proud owner of a2003 e46 moved by an n42 engine,manufactured in america, after driving for a period of 3 month trouble free i may add, the first grimlets started to appear,ie, the rear indicator warning lights on the dash started to indicate a failure intermittendly .i checked the bulbs,checked connections,and found a burned earth wire, in the light cluster(rear) to make it short,after extensive research on this model, i found that a class action was pending in usa for using inferior wiring in all USA models 2002to2005)
a decision on compensation was to be handed down on june 30th 2010.checking up with BMW australia it was confirmed that the action in america was resolved, however that the law on reembursment does not apply to any vehicles sold in australia,what a bummer ,he, i mention this problem ,because unless the earth wire is replaced,at a cost of $800.00 there is a good chance of the wire overheating and causing signal failure, or worse still a fire starting in the boot..
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Because to start with BMWs are usually bought by boring cankerous old farts not enthusiasts. Add to the fact that sedans are usually purchased by aforementioned party.
plus theyre not exactly a sports car.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:13 AM   #2729
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I have been lurking for a couple of months but finally got it last night! It has been a "journey" and we have been doing a lot of bonding today. A quick wash and polish and a good clean up. Interior still needs a bit of TLC and cleaning tomorrow.

A few pics of 325ti with M kit goodness taken today when we weren't on the road.



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Old 08-03-2011, 02:27 AM   #2730
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Not many compacts going round here!!! good to see some1 repping!
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:56 AM   #2731
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I have been lurking for a couple of months but finally got it last night! It has been a "journey" and we have been doing a lot of bonding today. A quick wash and polish and a good clean up. Interior still needs a bit of TLC and cleaning tomorrow.

A few pics of 325ti with M kit goodness taken today when we weren't on the road.



They are called G-strings in South Africa!! They were a huge attraction when they were released there.
Very nice!!
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:57 AM   #2732
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uhhh what the hell is that?
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:07 AM   #2733
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uhhh what the hell is that?
Well if you don't what that is, then you don't know your bimmers do you.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:56 AM   #2734
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well if you don't what that is, then you don't know your bimmers do you. :p
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:17 AM   #2735
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I really hope that chicks bomb doesn't go off as I'm about to go to sleep and don't want to be woken by the sound of it in the middle of the night.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:29 PM   #2736
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I have been lurking for a couple of months but finally got it last night! It has been a "journey" and we have been doing a lot of bonding today. A quick wash and polish and a good clean up. Interior still needs a bit of TLC and cleaning tomorrow.

A few pics of 325ti with M kit goodness taken today when we weren't on the road.
A few interior shots after a stage 1 clean today. I'll try conditioning the leather later ....or tomorrow.



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Old 08-03-2011, 10:54 PM   #2737
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:33 PM   #2738
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nice and tidy. they look like x1/ x3? wheels?
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:49 PM   #2739
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uhhh what the hell is that?
It's a compact model, never sold in the USA afaik.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:16 AM   #2740
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nice and tidy. they look like x1/ x3? wheels?
They were the wheels that came with the M-Tech pack - 17 x 7.5 front and 17 x 8.5 rear. It also has the 6 speed manual box, body kit, tighter suspension, cruise, DSC/TC and sunroof. Very versatile being a hatchback too.
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