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Old 07-07-2014, 02:35 AM   #1
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baffy's progress thread 325i

Old one was too cluttered so making a cleaner one here.

Things done thus from beginning of my ownership:

- Oil replaced with ELF Excellium LL-04
- New rear pads (Bendix General CT i think)
- New tyres (Achilles ATR Sport)
- Valve Cover Gasket replaced
- Spark plugs replaced
- Oil replaced with Liqui-Moly Leichtaff High-Tech 5W-40 LL-01
- #2 Ignition Coil replaced
- All filters replaced
- Electric Fan Conversion
- Oil Filter Housing Gasket
- VANOS Oil Line
- Umnitza Orion V4 Angel Eyes
- Eagle Eyes LED tail lights
- Water Pump Pulley
- Water Pump
- Expansion tank
- Expansion tank cap
- Thermostat
- Fan Switch
- Upper radiator hose
- Lower radiator hose
- Lower expansion tank hose
- Coolant flushed with Motul Inugel Extra Ultra
- Zimmerman blank rotors
- Zimmerman pads
- Siemens/VDO MAF Sensor
- Expansion Tank Cap #2
- German Auto Solutions DISA rebuild kit
- ZHP/M3 Strut Tower Brace (courtesy of bumpgums!)
- Belts and Pulleys
- Power steering fluid replaced with Redline D4 ATF
- PS reservoir O-ring, and hose clamps.
- New window regulator (front driver side)
- Gloss black kidney grilles
- Oil change with Mobil 1 0W-40 LL-01 with Mann oil filter

Upcoming
- Brushed Aluminium Interior trim to replace my black cube aluminium interior
- Beisan VANOS repair/rebuild kit
- INPA to be set up and running
- Projector Retrofit (Intending to be Osram/Phillips bulbs with Morimoto 3-5 ballasts, FXR projector, e46 shrouds)
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:58 AM   #2
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Aside from OEM, does anyone know where to get a recently price front strut bar?

ECS tuning's is a nice price, but with shipping it's $450 landed.
Ultra Racing has one for around $170
MasonEngineering goes near the same tune as ECS

Should I just wait for a used OEM one?
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:51 AM   #4
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:18 AM   #6
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Yeah I figured I probably won't notice a difference, but figured I might as well get one cos it looks pretty awesome + it'll decrease possibility of shrooming over the strut mounts iirc.

yeah, saw that one on eBay. A bit too dear for me still though.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:58 AM   #7
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Got offered 17" M3 rims for my Style 68's. Is it worth it?

picture is here

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Old 07-12-2014, 07:57 AM   #8
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haha yeah

i'm not even sure they're genuine cos i'm reasonably sure they didn't come in 17"s from the factory?

probs gonna pass on them. I like the style 68s. i'll probably wait until a anice set of style 135s come up
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bump - found an M3 OEM Strut Bar on eBay for a good price, but it doesn't come with the strut mount plates(?) how easy are these to source outside of dealer? cheers~
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bump - found an M3 OEM Strut Bar on eBay for a good price, but it doesn't come with the strut mount plates(?) how easy are these to source outside of dealer? cheers~

They're expensive fyi.
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bump - found an M3 OEM Strut Bar on eBay for a good price, but it doesn't come with the strut mount plates(?) how easy are these to source outside of dealer? cheers~
Well I broke one of my plates and I think bmw Doncaster quoted me something like $500 each.

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r u srs. What did you end up doing Jimmy?

I might as well order the ECS or schmiedmann for that money. Probably cheaper too. Thanks for the info!
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Finally wired up the angel eyes to remote turn on. Much nicer now. My cable was barely long enough to reach the footwell light though.
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That's the grommet I fed the wire through. It was covered with the heat insulation material so I didn't even know that was it Lol. Don't have a pic of the other side cos I couldn't be assed to take a photo of the panel below the steering wheel taken off. That trigger could have been a bit longer, but no real arguments.

Works a treat and you don't have to extend the wire to the ecu box which is a plus. People with big hands might have some trouble getting the wire through the grommet though.

Order my brakes through clickable today. Will be put in next weekend since I won't get the parts till next week. Zimmerman rotors + pads + Motul Dot 5.1!

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