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Old 10-29-2015, 06:44 PM   #1
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My 320i Touring (2005)

Here are some pics of my car.

I bought it 3-4 monthes ago it's one of the last E46 model delivered to Switzerland it's 2005 one. The car has 133'000km (divide by 1.6 for miles ! )

Here are the first pics i took after a quick wash :












The first mod i made were the interiors rims, i covered them with 3M carbon.













Then i remove all the paint of the central consol, The paint was chipped and badly damaged. I wanted to painted it but in the end the naked plastic was nice and i cover it with a special product for plastic part and let it so. On the picture you can see the difference, the rollo was still not made and still in dark grey.




Then i changed the filters, i changed the oil, the sparks, the rear sway bar links, the rear coils and this week the headlights. Here are some random pictures










Today i cleaned and protecte the "pont" i dont know the word for it in english, it was rusty.




Well it's all for the moment but i have many wishes for the future :

- M3 style front and side bumpers
- a new rear bumper
- 18 or 19 wheels instead of the 17 with spacers
- new suspension to lower it a bit

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Old 10-31-2015, 12:22 AM   #2
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Sweet. Car is nice and clean. I would say polish it if u haven't already. Mirror finish.

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Old 01-03-2016, 05:23 AM   #3
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Hello

Some update of my car. I mostly made mechanical repairs since my last post here. Nothing very impressive just 2-3 things to drive safer :-)

As i put the winter wheels on my car i started to repair an repaint the 17 inch wheels. Here some progres.







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Old 01-03-2016, 10:08 AM   #4
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Nice! Really liking that cloth interior for some reason

Looks sweet nice maintnence and tastefull mods, this is going in the right direction

And the "pont" looks like the differential???
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:36 AM   #5
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Nice! Really liking that cloth interior for some reason
Model maker too ?

Yes it was the differential
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:00 AM   #6
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A very minty clean-looking car and I love your pedals!
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:32 PM   #7
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Thanks

Here is another picture of the pedals, but now the bolts are black and no more silver.

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Old 01-03-2016, 06:26 PM   #8
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Thanks

Here is another picture of the pedals, but now the bolts are black and no more silver.

Looks good
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:39 PM   #9
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I removed the rear bumper tonight to clean away the rust on the wheel archs

Rub all the damaged paint away with a screwdriver then sand and clean the metal and then put rust protection primer on it.

Next days i will slowly put several layers of paints to fill the gaps.

It's not very professionnal but it will, slow down the damages.




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Old 01-03-2016, 06:59 PM   #10
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Have you thought of replacing the rrear bumper? 1st post i think you mentioned it? m tech II would look great
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:01 PM   #11
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Yes im looking for one M tech the common bumper is really ugly with the PDC line. It should come in in the next weeks
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:09 PM   #12
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Yes im looking for one M tech the common bumper is really ugly with the PDC line. It should come in in the next weeks
Nice cant wait for these updates
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:10 PM   #13
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Repairs are nearly over

Paint is back on and varnish too, and i rebuild the bumper.

Now still to do is a sanding and polishing and it would be nice. Color difference is not so strong with natural light, the flash make it look bad...





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Old 01-17-2016, 09:29 AM   #14
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Hi folks !

Some news of my car.

Got some stuff these last weeks but not a lot of time to work on the car.

I got M side skirts, used one with minor sratches they are allready on the bench and half sanded.




Ordered some roof trims to remove rails but the postman seems to have made a great touch down with it... check the great result...





Well after some hard work they are nearly straight again, as they are grey they need to be repaint and some filler will finish the work.




I got a set of TA Technix coilcovers too to lower a bit the car. I know they are not the best on the market but they will last what they will last. I dont want to put a 1K or more coilcovers set on this car.


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Old 01-17-2016, 09:31 AM   #15
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I promise i'm not drunk all the time... my phone camera sucks so much and seems to be unable to focus !
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:33 AM   #16
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M rear bumper arrived, it looks nice for a cheap spare part



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Old 02-08-2016, 04:39 PM   #17
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This week-end i buyed a high milage 330xd with gear box problems.



The car have many options :

- xenon lights
- full M Paket interior and exterior
- leather seats with memory function.
- M135 wheels...

And many other goodies :-)

I will pick up all these option and install them on my 320


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Old 02-10-2016, 10:27 AM   #18
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:31 AM   #19
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Nice build bud!
Would be nice to see all those M-Sport bits on the 320!
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:46 AM   #20
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Yes the rear bumper is on. Here is a picture sorry but the car is really dirty.



And i'm working on the front bumper, he was bad in shape and needed to be repaired.



Need to sand ut a last time and put the primer on it to check if all is fine
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