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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 08-19-2014, 06:04 AM   #1
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Hello, all!

I've been lurking around in the shadows here for a while, and finally found the courage to present my fantastic e46!

We will start by presenting us. I'm 24 years old, from Norway, and employed mechanical engineer. Have had the expensive hobby of cars/motorsport for approximatly 14 years. Then let's present the car:
Bought: june 2013
Milage: 267 000 km (166 000 miles)
Vintage: 2001 (pre-face)
Motors: M54B22
AC
Mutimedia steering wheel
Cruise control
Heated-seats
El-windows
Leather seats
Xenon
Detachable trailer hitch (is this the right expressio?)

And then the fun part starts. The plans for the car;
First I want to fix all the damages, and remove rust.
Either M3 or M-tech bumpers
Shadow line window trim
Coilovers
Different small modifications.

OK. Picture time. There has been some improvemts already. This is basicly the history from buying until today. Have fun! More will follow when I have more to report!

When I first got the car home it looked like this:


Then I had to try US-park.


And I was now the happy owner of two BMWs! The E36 is currently sold as parts..


After a while I got problems with my power-steering, and need to change the pump (I thought.. Still have problems, though, but I think I know what's wrong ). I also needed to change the breaks, which became way more expensive than I planned, since I had to change two calipers as well. Of course I bought some good racing breaks.




When spring came, I found that the previus owner did not do a good job trying to remove the rust from the car... It was also washing time!


And I took my other car as well. Nissan Leaf!


Then it was time to prepare the car for some track-action. And it was done a complete oil change from all oil reservoirs. And I'm glad I did. When was this done the last time? (ref. picture of the oil filter)




And the standard workshop-selfie from the garage.


So, the time for some track-action were on us. A fun day with BMW, a Tesla Model S and a Porsche 911 4s.



Afterwards, I found time to buy and repaint a new panel instead of trying to fix the old one.



Then I needed some more fun, and took the race car out for a spin. Happytime!

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Old 08-19-2014, 08:09 AM   #2
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Nice to see a Touring get resurrected - good luck getting it all fixed up. My 2001 hadn't been neglected, but I've still had to do all the typical stuff the four years I've owned it - cooling system, power steering, oil separator, Vanos seals, shifter overhaul, struts, etc. It's well worth the effort, though.

BTW, that has to be quite a change on the track going from a wagon to a 7even!
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:23 AM   #3
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Nice to see a Touring get resurrected - good luck getting it all fixed up. My 2001 hadn't been neglected, but I've still had to do all the typical stuff the four years I've owned it - cooling system, power steering, oil separator, Vanos seals, shifter overhaul, struts, etc. It's well worth the effort, though.

BTW, that has to be quite a change on the track going from a wagon to a 7even!
Thanks! I hope to get it all fixed up, but I have to overlook that the car soon passes 300k km, and might not be able to run that much longer. We'll see! At the moment I'm full of optimism.

Yeah, it's a whole other world with the 7even! So much fun! The funny thing though, is that the breaking spots is approximatly at the same spot. Not so wierd considering the wagon only did 140-150 km/h at the straight with 1500 kg, and the 7even does about 200 km/h with 550 kg The 7even were around 30 sec faster to drive around the track. So much fun with racing!
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:30 AM   #4
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Had some spare time the other day. So I decided to change the painted panel.
This is the result of my first ever paint job. It looks like it still needs a bit of work, but I think it will be good in the end!

It looks way better than it did before, so all in all I'm happy with the result. I will try to make it better this weekend, if I find the time.

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