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Old 11-04-2012, 06:22 AM   #1
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Hello my name is Lee Parsons I live in woodstock GA and I just purchased a used 2001 330i with the sport package the car has 130,000 original miles and still looks new inside and out . However I have found some flaws which I will rectify. I put windshield wiper fluid in reservoir found out it doesnt work . Also car does not have owners manual so im lost on certain functions of the car . Also found a dension ice link plus coiled up in the left side of luggage compartment and some unidentified connectors . I would love to put hands free kit in car and make it look stock , however I dont have pairing button in middle console but have microphone and talk button on steering wheel but I can get that resolved ,car is prewired for cellular but dont know if my head unit has blutooth there is not a phone icon on head unit . The color of my E46 is topaz blue factory oem color and light cream leather interior found out car was from florida , so I dont believe car has ever seen cold weather .
I love BMW I have had muscle cars and such but nothing compares to the driving experience I get and the response this car delivers , I can only imagine what the new BMW can do on the road , also since being a bmw owner peaple with other 330i are slowing down and checking my car its cool . I have not really taken out and done anything crazy in it except drive it to work at about 80 miles an hour on highway at 4:30am . I really love this car and look forward to hearing from you and being a part of this forum
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:37 AM   #3
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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Thanks I finally took my 330i into a bmw mechanic an indy of course found out since owning for two weeks I have some small issues need to replace tensioner found bearings on top of plastic motor cover will replace so getting new pullys and belts found oil leak also was shown that my right wheel moved back and forth and was told the rubber bushings need to be replaced . Also even though I have sport package my car is not a M. I have m3 wheels and thats it .
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:12 AM   #5
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Nice bimmer, I also have a Topaz. You can download ur owners manual here:

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #6
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Thanks I finally took my 330i into a bmw mechanic an indy of course found out since owning for two weeks I have some small issues need to replace tensioner found bearings on top of plastic motor cover will replace so getting new pullys and belts found oil leak also was shown that my right wheel moved back and forth and was told the rubber bushings need to be replaced . Also even though I have sport package my car is not a M. I have m3 wheels and thats it .
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Those aren't m3 wheels. They are just m-sport wheels that's why they have the m sticker m3 never once came with those. Those only come on sport package 330's
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
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Thanks Im still learning about my car .Do all 330's have a z before the 3.0 how di i determine if I have high performance engine?
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:43 PM   #8
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Only the M cars have the high performance engines. The 3 series had the regular engines. Decent performance nothing exceptional
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #9
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Thanks Im still learning about my car .Do all 330's have a z before the 3.0 how di i determine if I have high performance engine?
A z? Take a picture of what your taking about?

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Only the M cars have the high performance engines. The 3 series had the regular engines. Decent performance nothing exceptional
There are 330 zhp's which are considered "high performance"
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:27 PM   #10
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How do I determine if My 330 has zhp? Can bmw tell me by my vin#?

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Old 11-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #11
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How do I determine if My 330 has zhp? Can bmw tell me by my vin#?

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:50 AM   #12
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I have not really taken out and done anything crazy in it except drive it to work at about 80 miles an hour on highway at 4:30am.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:54 PM   #13
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Thanks I guess my 330i is straight oem with nothing special under the hood. Oneday I will get my dream car.....
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #14
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I would like to mod my 330i and put a dynavin nav headunit in car ,is alot involved with interior to install navigation system ?

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #15
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:30 AM   #16
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Well my car rearend is being rebuilt I have to wait ten business days before getting her back then I will quit going thru withdrawal lol

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I would like to mod my 330i and put a dynavin nav headunit in car ,is alot involved with interior to install navigation system ?

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Wow just noticed that I answered a question in a thread that's almost a year old. Did you really feel the need to bump this?
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