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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Hi guys my names Tyler Im 21 and just bought a 2002 bmw 330xi and decided to join this site. Alot of the car has been re done because it is highmiles 166k actually. It does have 2 small dents on the hood and some rock chips but over all a clean car with no rust anywhere. Coolent system ( water pump thermostat expansion tank) and clutch were done at 140k. At 160k axles and axle seals were done. lower control arms. Breaks were done and upgraded to slotted and drilled rotors. Shocks were done with billsteins. Wheel bearings as well. also has a full k&n cold air intake and strut bar brace on the front. The only thing I have to do is replace the oil filter housing gasket because it started leaking slightly. Well I think thats good for now. feel free to ask questions or comments. Thanks

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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Nice looking ride! Welcome to the world of perpetual maintenance.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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Thanks man she's pretty clean. Yeah I've hear they take a lot of maintenance I'm hoping most of the issues are takin care of though
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:04 PM   #4
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Looks good man
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:11 PM   #5
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
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I agree. That will be happening after winter though. I got an m3 front bumper with fogs to put on after winter as well. Hood will get fixed a that time too
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:16 PM   #7
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Yupp most of the issues are taken care of but just check
Vanos seals
Crank case ventilation (ccv)
ATF fluid
Valve cover gasket
Rear trailing arm bushings and diff bushings
But the main maintenance has been taken car of and good luck of owning it
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:24 PM   #8
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Yeah I believe it needs some bushings in the rear sometime soon too. Slight clicking noise over some bumps occasionally
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #9
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bro that car looks really nice! it does need some coilovers though

whatd you pay for it?
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:45 PM   #10
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:42 AM   #11
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Looks good, will look better without the Xi wheel gap.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:18 AM   #12
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How does it look with the yellow DRL's on?
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:32 PM   #13
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Not bad actually there still really bright just have a slight yellow glow to them. I usually just run with my halos and fogs on though
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:56 PM   #14
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Hmm. The reflector looks like it's yellow? Maybe it's a reflection? Just got my first too, 325xi touring. I'm thinking of running h7 yellow bulbs, could be good for fog and have a early 90's french look....enjoy!
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:06 PM   #15
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:13 PM   #16
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Yes the reflector is painted yellow but still has the normal bulb in it so its only slightly yellow. Can still be used and are still really bright. Thanks man
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